Ripple Effect

Written by:

Hope McIntyre

Cast Size:
26

Roles For:

  • Men: 9
  • Women: 14

Genre:

One-Act
Tragedy

Themes:

Violence
Youth

Length:

60 min.

Year Written:

2007

Synopsis:

“This piece was commissioned by a community group to explore the cycle of youth violence. It premiered at FemFest 2008 and toured to Manitoba schools in the fall of that year. Featuring an ensemble cast and developed with the input of youth, it is an honest look at the ripple effect of violence in the home, in schools and in the larger global context. A chapbook of the script is available at http://oneactplays.net” (From the Playwright’s Website)

Characters:

Frieda (50) – janitor / Donald Capshaw (40s) – Principal / Celia Moore (40s) – teacher / Ashley Moore (15) – Celia’s daughter / Roxanne Capshaw (15) – Principal Capshaw’s daughter / Chris Durand (15) / Justin (15) / Rick (15) / Julie (15) / Jane (15) / Sarah (15)

The following can be doubled with other roles:
Boy / Boy 2 / Susie / Theorist 1 / Theorist 2 / Theorist 3 / Theorist 4 / Voice of Chris’ Mother / Guys’ voices (#1, #2, #3) / Girls’ voices (#1, #2, #3, #4)

First Produced:

2008, FemFest

Resources:

Ripple Effect is published by One Act Play Depot.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.

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