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Sections
by Tara Moses
Type of Show
Performance Type
Acts
Duration
Performing Groups
Tech Requirements
Minimal
License it
Read it for free
Overview
From award-winning playwright Tara Moses, Sections is based on very real people and experiences in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. A group of white, liberal feminist friends have proudly separated themselves from the people they believe spew hate and oppress marginalized groups. However, Emile, the newest member of their friend group, quickly learns that celebrating intersectionality and living it prove to be two very different things.  She reaches critical mass one pivotal day, propelling her out of silence.

Semi-Finalist, Native Voices Playwright Retreat and New Play Festival, Native Voices at the Autry, 2018
Plot
Emile is a racially ambiguous young woman new to an urban city, an office job, and her coworker/new roommate’s friend group. Sera, Marion, Mack, Marc, and Luca have known one another since childhood or their time throughout undergraduate studies. All are white and liberal feminists. Emile finds herself isolated and the recipient of “well-intended” commentary.  She forges ahead navigating her place in this group, Mack’s seemingly genuine affections, and taking care of her younger sister, Yasmin who lives in her hometown, 19 hours away. When things start to spin out of control over the course of a weekend, Emile quickly realizes that keeping quiet is no longer a viable option. Her “friends” mean well; that has to count for something, right?
Casting
3m, 3f, optional 3m, 4f
Male Principals
3
Female Principals
3
Supporting Females
1
EMILE
Principal
A 20-something woman of color. No one is quite sure.
MACK
Principal
A 20-something white male.
MARC
Principal
A 20-something white male.
LUCA
Principal
A 20-something white male.
SERA
Principal
A 20-something white female.
MARION
Principal
A 20-something white female.
YASMIN
Supporting
EMILE’s 18-year-old sister.