DNA

by  Dennis Kelly

Short Play, Drama  /  11m or f

Some teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their once fractious lives, where's the incentive to put things right?

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    11m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Commissioned by NT Education as part of its Connection project, the play was first performed in the Cottesloe Theatre of the National Theatre in 2008.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £37 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: A street, a field, a wood
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

11m or f

MARK and JAN

LEAH and PHIL

LOU, JOHN TATA and DANNY

RICHARD

CATHY and BRIAN 

a BOY

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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

11 main parts

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Authors

Dennis Kelly

Dennis Kelly

Cottesloe Theatre of The National Theatre, 16th February 2008

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