Lift Every Voice, which is based on a true story, explores the impact of racism in an urban high school. When the class president of an elite inner-city high school posts a racially inflammatory message on social media, tensions explode, loyalties are tested and long-simmering resentments boil over as the six members of the student council grapple with the fallout and how to move forward.
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All characters may be played by any gender. Names and pronouns may be changed as needed.
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- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code LN2000
- Cast Size 6
- Min. Royalty Rate $55/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 30 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781619592636
- "This was an outstanding script that led to nuanced conversations during the rehearsal process and incredible talk backs after the show with our audiences."
- Review by Elizabeth WIlliams, Franklin Fine Arts Center, Chicago, Ill.
- "This show is a powerful text about not only the racism occurring now but the structural racism throughout history. This is a great show for a small diverse cast."
- Review by Aimee Kewley, Burncoat High School, Worcester, Mass.
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