It begins with the nightly news reporting on a horrific, violent crime. The next 90 minutes rip through a high school in real time, where we witness how life-changing actions culminate in one disturbing act. Inspired by real events and co-written by New York City teenagers, Prospect High: Brooklyn
wrestles with gun violence, deep friendships, self-harm, casual racism, and trans identity through the lens of (at least) four highly-charged students and their teacher(s). Is there a way the violence could have been prevented?
Cast size options of 5+, 12+, and 18+.
“Truly reflective of life in modern American high schools.” -American Theatre Magazine
Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference
In 2015-16, Prospect High: Brooklyn
became the first play in history to experience a coordinated Rolling World Premiere in high school theatres. With the support of Roundabout Theatre Company
, the play was independently produced in 23 cities across the country and overseas.