Staged Reading: The K of D
February 18, 20, 24, 25, 27, March 2, 3, 5, 6
The K of D
By Laura Schellhardt
This class requires an audition. Auditions are January 28 & 29, 2020.
The K of D follows the story of Charlotte McGraw, a 12-year-old girl struggling to come to terms with the death of her twin brother, Jamie. It also follows the growing “legend” of Charlotte McGraw, as narrated by a pack of teenagers who live near Charlotte on a man-made lake in southwest Ohio. As with all great legends, truth and fiction become inextricably linked in this play. The truth is that Charlotte’s brother was hit by a car and died in her arms. The truth is that moments before he died, he kissed her, gently, on the lips. The legend is that everything Charlotte kissed from that moment forward also died. The story purposely blurs the line between fact and fiction. Moreover, it suggests that drawing that line might be an act of futility as, if we’re lucky, we all become legends in the end.
Teen Perspectives Lab provides teens, ages 13 to 18, opportunities to work on theatre that reflects and challenges their unique perspective on the world. Students are asked to find purpose through performance by telling stories that resonate with their own lives or by creating theatre with empathy and attention to other types of audiences.