Souhegan Drama’s Fall Production:

Filtered: Life through a Teen’s Lens, A Collection of One Acts

AMHERST – Instagram, Snapchat, even your cell phone offer filters, alternate lenses that can be chosen to embellish or edit the color and light for a photo, most often a self-photo or selfie, altering the photo before it is shared with others. If you have teens, you know what I’m talking about!

The collection of One Acts being produced this fall are a mix of comic and dramatic representations of teen life, filtered. Act 1 is made up of 6 one-acts from “The Bullying Collection”, ten-minute plays written by popular script writers telling stories of teen bullying from a myriad of perspectives. These stories range from extreme comedy with a support group for bullies in Bullies Anonymous (directed by students Alyssa Saunders and Delaney Corcoran) and what happens when senior boundaries are crossed in Frosh in the Pit, to the more serious drama Say Nothing, a reflection on student’s suicide. Gray Area delves into the consequences of faceless social media bullying, Reunited and it Feels So Good tells the story of what happens between a bully and his victim 20 years after graduation, and Nerdbullies is a hilarious peek into bullying in the adult world.

Act 2 is a 30 minute one-act, Selfie, sharing the ups and downs of Senior Year for 8 very different teens. Facing the pressures of peers, parents, bullies and illness, they are all trying to present themselves to the world through their most favorable lens. As they share that year though their social media feed, they come to realize life is not about what others see- it’s about the picture they have of themselves, unfiltered.

Souhegan Drama has nearly 40 students working on this Fall production. From Freshman new to Souhegan to Seniors producing their last Fall Play, we are working together to present this mixed media show. We hope that these projections, images and antics will produce smiles of recognition, loud laughter and maybe a tear or two. Issues such as suicide, weight-awareness, and childhood cancer are lightly touched upon. Mild language is also present. Due to this content, we consider the show appropriate for middle school students.

We hope you join us Thursday November 21, Friday November 22 and Saturday November 23 at 7pm at Souhegan HS. Tickets are $8 for Students and Seniors and $10 for Adults. They can be purchased at the Souhegan School Store with a credit card or with a check at the Souhegan Welcome Center, Black Forest, Moulton’s, the Homestead. Cash and local check accepted at the door 30 minutes before the show.


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