Sierra Nevada

Sierra's teacher tries to find out why she "BS'ed" a writing assignment on the story of her name, and what might be going on at home.
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Sierra Nevada

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  • Shaun Leisher:
    16 Jun. 2020
    A fascinating 10-minute play that makes you feel like a fly on the wall in this conversation between a teacher and student. Lang does an excellent job of conveying the importance of storytelling and writing with these well-written, complex characters.
  • Mike Solomonson:
    3 Feb. 2020
    This 10-minute play reminds one of the potentially life-changing influence that teachers can have on the lives of their students, as Ms. Ellis takes the time to affirm the importance of Sierra's self-hood during an interaction related to the quality of Sierra's classroom work, which reflects deeper problems in the student's life outside of school.

Character Information

  • Sierra
    15,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    Female-identifying
    15, female-identifying, any ethnicity. A storyteller or a liar or really probably both.
  • Caroline Ellis
    30+,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    Female-identifying
    30+, female-identifying, any ethnicity. Sierra's creative writing teacher, she takes real interest in her students.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Spring Writes Literary Festival (postponed due to COVID-19)
    ,
    2020

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    Theatre503 (London) - Rapid Write Response to Wolfie
    ,
    2019
  • Fringe
    ,
    Secret Theatre, LIC One Act Festival
    ,
    2019

Awards

Finalist
,
LIC One Act Festival
,
Secret Theatre
,
2019