Dear Chuck (one-act version)




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Dear Chuck (one-act version) is published by YouthPLAYS. Click the above button to open a new window and order a perusal copy or performance rights.


About The Play

Dramedy.  Flexible cast of 8-30+.  30-40 minutes.  Suitable for middle school and older.

Developed specifically for teen performers at the Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Arts Conservatory (Wallingford, CT).  The play also exists in a 60-70 minute version.


Winner, Most Outstanding Show, 2014 Jeff Walker Youth One-Act Festival, Wilmington Drama League (Wilmington, DE).

Gold Medal, Massachusetts Middle School Drama Festival 2015 (F.A. Day Middle School).

"Dear Chuck was an incredible experience for the actors and for me as the director. It brought up questions about life choices, peer relationships and guidance from adults as well as formed a bond among the participants that will be lifelong. We wouldn't trade the time for anything." - Margaret Foot, Maret School (Washington, DC)

"The show was a hit! The kids had a great time, as well as did the audience. Please know that your insights into the junior and senior high experience are right on." - Mary Shaffer, Lake Harriet United Methodist Church (Minneapolis, MN)


"It was a huge hit - with me, the cast and the audience!  I really enjoyed working on Dear Chuck.  It left room for the cast to explore and create.  They came up with ways to incorporate multimedia into the show as well.  We all had a really good time with it." - Dewey Oriente, Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy (Bryn Mawr, PA)



 
 
Synopsis

Teenagers are typically caught in the middlethey're not quite adults, but they're definitely no longer children. Through a series of scenes and monologues, we meet an eclectic group of teen characters who are trying to communicate with that wannabe special someone, coping with a classmate's suicide, battling controlling parents, swimming for that island of calm in the stormy sea of technologyand many others. What they all have in common is the search for their "Chuck," that elusive moment of knowing who you are.

 

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Upcoming Productions
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Olathe South High School (Olathe, KS), April 2017
 
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The Berkeley School (Berkeley, CA), April 2017
 
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Quabbin Regional High School (Leominster, MA), April 2017
 
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Lincoln Junior High (Ellwood, PA), April 2017
 
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Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD), April 2017
 
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Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD), April 2017
 
4 A.M.
Papillion Lavista South High School (Papillion, NE), April 2017
 
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Penn Players (York, PA), April 2017
 
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Kammerer Middle School (Radcliff, KY), April 2017
 
4 A.M.
Northern Guilford High School (Greensboro, NC), April 2017
 
4 A.M.
Lamont High School (Lamont, AB, Canada), April 2017
 
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El Cerrito High School (El Cerrito, CA), April 2017
 
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Northglenn High School (Northglenn, CO), May 2017
 
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Rancho del Rey Middle School (Chula Vista, CA), May 2017
 
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Garage Theatre (Monaghan, Ireland), May 2017
 
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East Stroudsburg Area High School South (East Stroudsburg, PA), May 2017
 
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St. Helen Catholic School (Georgetown, TX), May 2017
 
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Randall G. Lynch (Farmington, AR), May 2017
 
Vital Organs
Mount St Bernard College (Herberton, QLD, Australia), June 2017
 
4 A.M.
North Mecklenburg High School (Huntersville, NC), June 2017
 
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The Valley School of Southern Oregon (Medford, OR), June 2017
 
After Math
Philip Barbour High School (Philippi, WV), December 2017
 
 
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