Inner thoughts

Written by:

Tania D'Amico

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

2SLGBTQIA+
D/deaf, Disabled, and/or Mad

Cast Size:
10

Roles For:

  • Indigenous Peoples: 10
  • LGBTQ+: 10
  • Men: 10
  • People of Colour: 10
  • People with Disabilities: 10
  • Women: 10

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Life

Length:

128 min.

Year Written:

2020

Synopsis:

This piece is about a boy whose inner thoughts become a girl who only he can see. Together they navigate the world of peoples thoughts and feelings. This piece deals with content such as teenage life, mental disorders, free will, romance and other content. Together they try to resolve their conflict while avoiding an evil, manipulative organization who wants to take away free will.

Characters:

Matt
Leading man. Teenage boy about 16 years old. Lucy is his thought that materializes outside of his head into a girl that only he can see. Has a crush on Madison but gets tongue tied when he tries to talk to her. Generally friendly, likes to skateboard, dislikes school. Wants to be a regular guy. Best friends to Karen, Andrew and Nick

Lucy
Leading woman. Teenage girl about 16 years old. Matts thought that materializes outside of Matts head that only he can see. Really tries to help Matt but things always go awry. Generally friendly and go getting but can be anxious at times as well. Never gives up.

Karen
Secretly crushes on Matt. Teenage girl about 16 years old. Best friends to Nick, Andrew and Matt. Likes to skateboard. Friendly and sincere. Hides her feelings to Matt. Lover

Karen’s thought
Secretly crushes on Matt. Teenage girl about 16 years old. Best friends to Nick, Andrew and Matt. Likes to skateboard. Friendly and sincere. Hides her feelings to Matt. Lover

Andrew
Teenage boy about 16 years old. Best friends to Nick, Karen and Matt. Hungry all the time. Friendly, and sincere. Likes to skateboard.

Andrew
Any age and any gender. Best friends to Nick, Karen and Matt. Hungry all the time. Friendly, and sincere. Always thinking about food.

Nick
Teenage boy around 16 years old. Backstabber. Works in secret with man with MIND. Jealous, mean, 2 faced liar. Hates everyone in secret but pretends to be friends with Karen, Andrew and Matt.

Nick’s thought
Any age and any gender. Backstabber. Works in secret with man with MIND. Jealous, mean, 2 faced liar. Hates everyone.

Mind man
Works with evil organization called MIND. Wants to take over the world by taking over individuals with mental illnesses thoughts and freewill. Has no thoughts. Manipulative, and monotoned. Old man. Uses people. Trickster and evil.

Man:
narrator, omniscent

Madison
Matt’s crush. Works at the local park’s cafe as a waitress. Sweet, kind, works hard. Teenage girl about 16 years old.

Madison thought
Teenage boy, about 16 years old. Sweet, kind, friendly.

Sophia
Speaks what is ever on her mind. Loves to talk. Teenage girl about 16 years old. Extrovert. Concerned and wants to help her best friend Anna.

Sophia’s thought
Speaks what is ever on her mind. Loves to talk.any age and any gender. Extrovert. Concerned and wants to help her best friend Anna.

Anna
Teenage girl about 16 years old. Low in energy, depressed, sad, introverted. Best friend to Sophia. Hides her feelings.

Anna’s thought
Low in energy, depressed, sad, introverted. Suicidal. Thinks he/she is a terrible person. Wants to be better at being friends with Sophia.

Anthony
Boy, any age. Loves to play video games. Gets distracted easily. Unorganized mind. In love with Alexa. Wants to propose to her.

Alexa
Girl, any age. In love with Anthony. Overthinks and jumps to conclusions. Questions herself and Anthony. Thinks she’s a terrible girlfriend. Hides her thoughts. Anxious. Lover.

Alexa
Any gender, any age. In love with Anthony. Overthinks and jumps to conclusions. Questions herself and Anthony. Thinks she’s a terrible girlfriend. Hides her thoughts. Anxious. Lover.

Anthony thought
Any gender, any age. Loves to play video games. Gets distracted easily. Unorganized mind. In love with Alexa. Wants to propose to her. Thinks he’s a terrible boyfriend though.

Cody
Teenage boy around 16 years old. Has bipolar disorder. Comes from a poor and broken family. Has inner fights with his thoughts. Has 2 thoughts, red is negative while white is positive. Struggles to do the right thing. Tries to be responsible.

Red thought
Cody’s evil thoughts. Salty, dislikes white thought, jealous, greedy, thinks he deserves more than what he gets. Fights with white thought for control. Any age and any gender.

White thought
Cody’s positive thoughts. Harmonious, responsible, strict, clear, tries to do the right thing. Fights with red thought for control. Any age and any gender.

Girl
Teenage girl about 16 years old. Sneaks out to a party. Fights with her dad. Thinks that he’s overprotective. Jumps to conclusions. Bad at communicating with him.

Girl’s thought
Any age and any gender. Sneaks out to a party. Fights with her dad. Thinks that he’s overprotective. Jumps to conclusions. Bad at communicating with him.

Dad
Old man. Overprotective of his daughter. Wants to have her stay innocent and his forever. Thinks she’s around bad influences. Wants the best for her. Wants to protect her. Bad at communicating with her. Jumps to the worst case scenario. Anxious.

Dad thought
Old man. Overprotective of his daughter. Wants to have her stay innocent and his forever. Thinks she’s around bad influences. Wants the best for her. Wants to protect her. Bad at communicating with her. Jumps to the worst case scenario. Anxious.

Teacher:
Teaches the English class that the kids in the play attends. Bad handwriting. Hides his thoughts. Thinks all of his kids dislikes him. Bored. Likes TV

Teacher thought:
Teacher’s thought of the man in the English class that the kids in the play attends. Bad handwriting. Hides his thoughts. Thinks all of his kids dislikes him. Bored. Likes TV

Girl #1
Student in the English class. Teenage girl about 16 years old. Loves to text her best friend, girl #2, especially in class. Gossips. Excitable.

Girl #2
Student in the English class. Teenage girl about 16 years old. Loves to text her best friend, girl #1, especially in class. Gossips. Excitable.

Girl #2 thought
Thought to girl #2. Any age and any gender. Loves to text her best friend, girl #1, especially in class. Gossips. Excitable.

Girl #1 thought
Thought to girl #1. Any age and any gender Loves to text her best friend, girl #2, especially in class. Gossips. Excitable.

Boy #1
Teenage boy about 16 years old. Student in the English class. Wants to be a drummer.

Boy #1 thought
Any age and any gender. Thought to Boy #1. Wants to be a drummer.

Girl #3
Student in the English class. Teenage girl about 16 years old. Back talker. Salty, judgemental. Hides her thoughts.

Girl #3 thought
Any age and any gender. Thought to girl #3 Back talker. Salty, judgemental. Hides her thoughts.

Boy #2
Student in the English class. Teenage boy about 16 years old. High on drugs, dopey with wandering thoughts. Not present. Sees things.

Boy #2 thought
Thought to boy #2. Any age and any gender. High on drugs, dopey with wandering thoughts. Not present. Sees things.

Boy #3
Student in the English class. Teenage boy about 16 years old. Overachiever. Tries to be the smartest kid in class. Works too hard on his academics.

Boy #3
Thought to boy #3. Any age and any gender. Overachiever. Tries to be the smartest kid in class. Works too hard on his academics. Workout enthusiast.

Resources:

The play can be accessed on Amazon