Meet Me in the Bathroom
- 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! ”
- Freckles16,,non-specificFemale16-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.
- Priss16,,LatinxGender-fluid, gender non-conforming, Non-binary, questioning Transgenderaka 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.
- Laser16,,non-specificFemaleaka 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).
- Jumper17,,non-specificMaleA 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.
- Poppy16aka 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 Libby17,non-specificPA 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 Teenagershigh school,,AnyAnyA 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.
- ,Reading,The Nora Theatre Company2019
- ,Workshop,Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company2013
- ,Reading,Interim Writers2012
- ,Reading,Lesley University MFA2011