Full-Length Play (80-90 minutes)
13 f, 7 m (5-20 actors possible: 3-13 f, 2-7 m)
Even though everybody on the planet is just a text away, getting your message across has never been more complicated. subText is a hilarious series of vignettes detailing the awkwardness of dating in the digital age, from capturing the perfect selfie to making a relationship Facebook official. At its heart, subText is a reminder that "love is a lot of things, but it is rarely a thing of convenience."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tyler Dwiggins is a New York-based playwright and recent Ball State University grad. His first play, Bump, has been showcased at Actors Theatre of Louisville and received a nomination for the National Partners -- American Theatre Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. His second play, subText, is published by Playscripts and has been produced at Ball State University, Muncie Southside High School, and Burris Laboratory School. His work as a playwright has seen publication in Painless Reading Comprehension (2nd. edition) by Darolyn Jones and Rethinking Children's Literature. He has also served as a teaching artist at Northwestern University's National High School Institute (Cherubs program) and Class Act Performing Arts Studio.
"It's a play to rethink and/or re-experience what it means to be a young person full of drama, lust, angst, love, and wishes for a future where who you are becomes the new normal." —Dr. Darolyn "Lyn" Jones, Editor, Rethinking Children's Literature