by Kevin Dyer
From the outside, Ruby seems like an ordinary teenager navigating a single school day. But inside, her brain is an out-of-control crash of anxious feelings. It feels like she is going to burst, and her best friend – the person she goes to when in trouble - is nowhere to be found.
Through a series of insightful conversations with teens who face struggles with inner thoughts and neurodiversity, Kevin Dyer has crafted a fast paced, truthful, and theatrical portrayal of Ruby's everyday mental health journey. The play moves from disaster to hope as she discovers strength through the support of those around her.
Pages: 32 pg
Casting Breakdown: 44 roles | Doubling possible (Has been performed by an ensemble of 3 actors and an ensemble of 16)
Estimated Run Time: 60 minutes (Can be cut for competition)
Audience Recommendation: 13+