WEASEL

Written by:

Beth Graham

Cast Size:
14

Roles For:

  • Indigenous Peoples: 14
  • LGBTQ+: 14
  • Men: 4
  • People of Colour: 14
  • People with Disabilities: 14
  • Women: 10

Genre:

Comedy
Drama

Themes:

Harassment
Power

Length:

130 min.

Year Written:

2022

Synopsis:

Alone, in her bedroom, Charlie, a struggling actor, tries to understand why she is unable to return to the stage. Is it stage fright or something far more sinister? The weasels of fear have been unleashed. The abyss yawns. Invisible wounds bleed afresh. Weasel is a play about pursuing what you love, the imbalance of power, and the theatre.

Characters:

Charlie
Diva, Therapist
Finn, Ellis, Aunt Vera
Pox, Blaine, Famous Dir
Echo, Sydney, PJ the DJ
Buster, Max, Past Director
Bubs, Benji, AD (non-speaking)
Second Charlie, Quinn
Third Charlie, Piper
Alex, Other Pro, Nick
Fourth Charlie, SM
Prof, Taylor
Pro Actor, Cleo, Emerson
Michael, Jordan

First Produced:

Studio Theatre at the University of Alberta

Resources:

The play can be accessed by contacting the author at bethgraham@shaw.ca

It is also available through the Canadian Play Outlet.

 

Notes:

The number of actors required for this play is flexible. There are 36 characters in Weasel. The play requires some actors to play multiple roles. It has had productions/ readings with cast size ranging from 12 to 17.

Warnings:

Mentions of harassment and bullying.

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