Meet Me in the Bathroom

Currently under development at The Nora Theatre Company. Looking to continue development on this play.

FULL LENGTH - When Freckles, a high school junior, innocently shows her friends a selfie of her and their sexy English teacher Mr. Murphy, she unwillingly sets herself into a social and social media tailspin. The dominos begin to fall as mean girl with a grudge, Laser, steals Freckles'...
Currently under development at The Nora Theatre Company. Looking to continue development on this play.

FULL LENGTH - When Freckles, a high school junior, innocently shows her friends a selfie of her and their sexy English teacher Mr. Murphy, she unwillingly sets herself into a social and social media tailspin. The dominos begin to fall as mean girl with a grudge, Laser, steals Freckles' phone and posts the photo online, the school’s beloved English teacher gets fired, and Freckles gets kicked off student government, her ticket to a stellar college application and popularity. Set entirely in the girls' bathroom of a high school in an average town, six teenagers are faced with decision to stand with Freckles and fall into social suicide, or to save face and join the ranks of popular opinion, believe that Freckles a slut and must be destroyed!

This play tackles belief in the world of #metoo. Of how black and white things feel when you are in high school. And how messy it is to be a teenager in the age of social media.
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Meet Me in the Bathroom

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  • David Hansen:
    16 Apr. 2020
    An intense tale for the #metoo era, flashing with on-point modern lingua (it helps that I have teenagers in my house) old wrongs fuel present actions and the conclusion is tragic for everyone involved. A cutting teenage drama that literally takes place entirely in one high school bathroom, this is a must-produce for American high schools. Highly recommended!
  • Nick Malakhow:
    30 Mar. 2020
    This is a brilliantly rendered theatrical world that respects and shows sensitivity towards its young ensemble, even as the characters aren't showing sensitivity to one another. The echoes of Greek tragedy (chorus, monologues, unity of space) are a perfect structure on which to build this insightful exploration of teenage social dynamics, particularly the ways that society puts young women/femme-identifying humans down and pits them against one another. The melancholic inevitability of the end is contemporary/ancient/timeless. Each character is compelling, nuanced, and well-drawn. The eye towards intersectionality here is also much appreciated. I'd love to see this performed!
  • John Bavoso:
    14 Dec. 2019
    A familiar story at first, Meet Me in the Bathroom goes to a much darker place. Seinuk has created a world in which nothing is black and white and no one is innocent, and then fills it with exciting theatrical flourishes. While this would be great at a professional or community theatre, I would love to see this performed by teens for teens in high school around the country. A true conversation starter for sure!

Character Information

  • Freckles
    16,
    non-specific
    ,
    Female
    16-year-old high school girl. Freckles is her nickname, her real name is Franny. She is smart, top of her class, not popular, but not a total pariah yet either. She suffers from OCD. Her OCD comes out through a compulsion to wash her hands, as they are never clean enough. If she goes to college she will be the first of her family.
  • Priss
    16,
    Latinx
    ,
    Gender-fluid, gender non-conforming, Non-binary, questioning Transgender
    aka Philippe Ruiz, is a sprite, fashionable, snarky, teenage boy, who identifies as queer, wears makeup, nail polish, and gender neutral clothing. He often likes to blur the lines of gender norms. However, due to his stark Catholic and Costa Rican family, he is too afraid to explore the idea of being trans.
  • Laser
    16,
    non-specific
    ,
    Female
    aka Jenna Lazar, is a cross between a traditional “high school freak” and a feminist punk rocker. She is 16 going on 17, but she thinks she acts 20 going on 21. She is very sexually open and out there, but it stems from a deeper trauma that she has covered in thick eyeliner and alternative lipstick colors (like blue, purple, and black).
  • Jumper
    17,
    non-specific
    ,
    Male
    A high school senior, almost 18, Jesse "Jumper" Palmer. He's been left back a few times. He is a James Franco in Freaks and Geeks type of high school student. On the surface he can seem dumb, but inside he’s actually a poet and a reader. He’ll never let you see that. He deals with abuse at home. He dreams to move to California.
  • Poppy
    16
    aka Padme Buyahin, 16 new girl in school, she comes from a strict Muslim Pakistani family, and she desperately wants to fit in with the popular crowd, while also maintaining her top GPA.
  • The PA System Voice and Libby
    17,
    non-specific
    PA SYSTEM aka LIBBY, the bubbly school president of the student body who makes the morning announcements. She is perky and friendly and a product of the system.
  • Chorus of Teenagers
    high school,
    Any
    ,
    Any
    A Greek chorus of high school students that could be played by 3 to 10 actors. These can be the same actors as the named characters, or another set of actors. They can speak in unison, or divide up their text between each other. There should be a monster with many heads feel to them.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Nora Theatre Company
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company
    ,
    2013
  • Reading
    ,
    Interim Writers
    ,
    2012
  • Reading
    ,
    Lesley University MFA
    ,
    2011