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Polaroid Stories

Polaroid Stories

By Naomi Iizuka.

Product Code: P91000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 5m., 5w. (Gender-flexible casting is permitted.)
  • Awards: PEN Center USA West Playwriting Award

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

In stock

Synopsis

A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka's Polaroid Stories journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. Not all the stories these characters tell are true; some are lies, wild yams, clever deceits, baroque fabrications. But whether or not a homeless kid invents an incredible history for himself isn't the point, explains diarist-of-the-street Jim Grimsley. "All these stories and lies add up to something like the truth." Inspired in part by Ovid's Metamorphoses, Iizuka's Polaroid Stories takes place on an abandoned pier on the outermost edge of a city, a way stop for dreamers, dealers and desperadoes, a no-man's land where runaways seek camaraderie, refuge and escape. Serpentine routes from the street to the heart characterize the interactions in this spellbinding tale of young people pushed to society's fringe. Informed, as well, by interviews with young prostitutes and street kids, Polaroid Stories conveys a whirlwind of psychic disturbance, confusion and longing. Like their mythic counterparts, these modem-day mortals are engulfed by needs that burn and consume. Their language mixes poetry and profanity, imbuing the play with lyricism and great theatrical force.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code P91000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871299390
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Cal Poly Pomona Studio Theatre Pomona California 2/27/2020 3/8/2020
Nazareth College Rochester New York 2/13/2020 2/16/2020
CUNY Lehman College. Studio Theatre ( Speech & Theatre Building) Bronx New York 3/18/2020 3/21/2020
Nauset Regional High North Eastham Massachusetts 2/27/2020 3/28/2020