High-Schooler's Guide to the Galaxy

Play #: 8361
Pages: 60 pgs
Cast: 15 to 40 actors

Four students stare out at the audience. Tomorrow they start their freshman year of high school. There are so many things to worry about: class schedules, bullies, cafeteria food, dating, parents’ expectations, what to wear, and worst of all … gym class! These students need a survival guide and that’s exactly what this play attempts to do with hilariously embarrassing and awkward results. Watch as our guides take us through the gauntlet that is high school. Find out the appropriate way to boogie down at high school dances, discover creative ways to get out of gym class, and take a peek into the most top secret of all rooms on campus: the mysterious teachers’ lounge. With minimal sets, incredibly flexible casting, and scenes we can all relate to, this galaxy is only “laugh-years” away.

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PLATTE-GEDDES HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
PLATTE, SD 11/29/2018
Les Cheneaux Community Schools 2 Performance(s)
Cedarville, MI 11/17/2018
PROSSER HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB 3 Performance(s)
PROSSER, WA 11/15/2018
USD 310 3 Performance(s)
LANGDON, KS 11/9/2018
COLTON-PIERREPONT CENTRAL SCHO 2 Performance(s)
COLTON, NY 11/9/2018
HIGH SCHOOL THEATER 1 Performance(s)
HOLDINGFORD, MN 11/3/2018
WHEELER COUNTY MIDDLEHIGH SCH 1 Performance(s)
ALAMO, GA 5/17/2018
KEAAU HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
KEAAU, HI 5/15/2018
GOSIER 1 Performance(s)
TALLAHASSEE, FL 4/27/2018
COQUILLE JRSR HIGHSCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
COQUILLE, OR 4/27/2018
MAZAMA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
KLAMATH FALLS, OR 4/26/2018
RAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Performance(s)
KEARNY, AZ 4/20/2018
DCHS DRAMA 2 Performance(s)
GLENDIVE, MT 4/13/2018
PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
PLAINS, MT 4/5/2018
EDGEWOOD-COLESBURG CSD 2 Performance(s)
EDGEWOOD, IA 3/23/2018
ENGLISH VALLEYS HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
NORTH ENGLISH, IA 3/16/2018
ALBIA HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA DEPART 3 Performance(s)
ALBIA, IA 3/16/2018
STANDING ROOM ONLY 1 Performance(s)
GRANBY, MA 12/22/2017
STANDING ROOM ONLY 4 Performance(s)
GRANBY, MA 12/14/2017
LAUDERDALE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
ROGERSVILLE, AL 12/5/2017
DENVER HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
DENVER, IA 11/18/2017
SPRINGFIELD SOUTHEAST HIGH SCH 2 Performance(s)
SPRINGFIELD, IL 11/17/2017
ATTICA JR SR HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ATTICA, IN 11/17/2017
USD205 1 Performance(s)
LEON, KS 11/11/2017
HARTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL AT ORE 1 Performance(s)
HARTLAND, MI 10/16/2017
NORTH STAR ACADEMY 1 Performance(s)
PARKER, CO 10/15/2017
DAKOTA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD 10/15/2017
CARTHAGE ISD 1 Performance(s)
CARTHAGE, TX 6/15/2017
FRANKLIN ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MALONE, NY 6/2/2017
BEN GAMLA PREPARATORY CHARTER 1 Performance(s)
HOLLYWOOD, FL 5/25/2017
CHESTNUT RIDGE SENIOR HIGH SCH 2 Performance(s)
NEW PARIS, PA 5/6/2017
MJHS 1 Performance(s)
MANHATTAN, IL 5/3/2017
GARDNER SOUTH WILMINGTON HIGH 2 Performance(s)
GARDNER, IL 4/29/2017
BALLARD R-II 1 Performance(s)
BUTLER, MO 4/8/2017
MITCHELL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MITCHELL, SD 4/7/2017
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA ACADEMY 2 Performance(s)
WIXOM, MI 3/25/2017
HARNEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Performance(s)
HINES, OR 3/22/2017
DEVILS LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DEVILS LAKE, ND 3/9/2017
CLEBURNE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
HEFLIN, AL 3/9/2017
FRIENDS OF THE MP LIBRARY 1 Performance(s)
MT. PLEASANT, NC 2/25/2017
HARPERS FERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
HARPERS FERRY, WV 2/20/2017
MARYVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MARYVILLE, TN 2/17/2017
PRAIRIE GROVE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
PRAIRIE GROVE, AR 12/15/2016
WABAUNSEE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ALMA, KS 11/19/2016
CARRICK H.S. THEATER 3 Performance(s)
PITTSBURGH , PA 11/17/2016
WEST PERRY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ELLIOTTSBURG, PA 11/11/2016
LIGONIER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LIGONIER, PA 11/4/2016
WAVERLY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS 1 Performance(s)
LANSING, MI 11/3/2016
THE DRAMA CLUB AT EAST LYME HI 4 Performance(s)
EAST LYME, CO 10/17/2016
DESERT SANDS SCHOOLS 2 Performance(s)
LA QUINTA, CA 10/15/2016
FORT JENNINGS HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
FORT JENNINGS, OH 10/7/2016
HINSDALE CENTRAL DRAMA-SCHOLZ 3 Performance(s)
HINSDALE, IL 10/7/2016
EL ROBLE INTERMEDIATE 1 Performance(s)
CLAREMONT, CA 5/31/2016
GMS THEATER 1 Performance(s)
GREENVILLE, TX 5/24/2016
BOB MILLER MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
HENDERSON, NV 5/20/2016
HARRISON PREPARATORY 2 Performance(s)
LAKEWOOD, WA 5/15/2016
OCEAN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 5/15/2016
INDIAN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
GNADENHUTTEN, OH 5/6/2016
DAVIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI 4/22/2016
ORIENT MACKSBURG THEATRE 1 Performance(s)
ORIENT, IA 4/16/2016
CLOVIS POINT 1 Performance(s)
EAST WENATCHEE, WA 4/12/2016
MILFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MILFORD, NH 4/8/2016
DARBY SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
DARBY, MT 4/8/2016
ADDISON NORTHWEST SUPERVISORY 1 Performance(s)
VERGENNES, VT 4/7/2016
AVOYELLES HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MOREAUVILLE, LA 3/18/2016
CLARION-GOLDFIELD-DOWS HS 4 Performance(s)
CLARION, IA 3/15/2016
ST BERNARD-ELMWD PL HIGH SCH 2 Performance(s)
CINCINNATI, OH 3/15/2016
PIKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
PRINCETON, WV 3/15/2016
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI 3/4/2016
MEECE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SOMERSET, KY 2/12/2016
BLOOMFIELD JRSR HIGH 1 Performance(s)
BLOOMFIELD, IN 1/5/2016
CONTINENTAL LOCAL SCHOOLS 3 Performance(s)
CONTINENTAL, OH 12/15/2015
TRINIDAD HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TRINIDAD, CO 12/4/2015
WALKERSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
FREDERICK, MD 11/19/2015
WESTERN MENNONITE SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
SALEM, OR 11/19/2015
SOUTHEAST BULLOCH HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
BROOKLET, GA 11/17/2015
OSAGE DRAMA DEPT. 3 Performance(s)
OSAGE, IA 11/13/2015
GMG COMMUNITY SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
GARWIN, IA 11/6/2015
SWATARA MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
STEELTON, PA 10/30/2015
MT SHASTA HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
MOUNT SHASTA, CA 9/15/2015
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
TUKWILA, WA 6/4/2015
GREENVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
GREENVILLE, TX 5/24/2015
PORTAGE AREA DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
PORTAGE, PA 5/20/2015
STATION CAMP HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
GALLATIN, TN 5/11/2015
HUNTERS CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ORLANDO, FL 5/5/2015
RITCHIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ELLENBORO, WV 5/2/2015
DALLAS CENTER-GRIMES HIGH SCHO 2 Performance(s)
GRIMES, IA 5/1/2015
SHIOCTON 1 Performance(s)
SHIOCTON, WI 5/1/2015
BUTLER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BUTLER, PA 5/1/2015
SCOTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LAURINBURG, NC 4/30/2015
MARYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MARYVILLE, TN 4/30/2015
TROUSDALE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LEBANON, TN 4/16/2015
OPPENHEIM EPHRATAH ST JOHN 1 Performance(s)
ST JOHNSVILLE, NY 3/26/2015
ROUNDUP HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
ROUNDUP, MT 3/20/2015
TONASKET SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Performance(s)
TONASKET, WA 3/20/2015
BIG FOOT HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
WALWORTH, WI 3/20/2015
BIG FOOT HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WALWORTH, WI 3/20/2015
UNITY HS DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
BALSAM LAKE, WI 2/28/2015
CLAY LAMBERTON STOREROOM 2 Performance(s)
BERLIN, WI 2/26/2015
WATKINS MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
HOUSTON, TX 2/20/2015
VERO BEACH SR HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
VERO BEACH, FL 1/9/2015
TRI-COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
PLAINFIELD, WI 12/5/2014
GRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
URBANA, OH 11/21/2014
COLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
COLVILLE, WA 11/20/2014
SALISBURY R-IV DRAMA CLUB 3 Performance(s)
SALISBURY, MO 11/20/2014
GRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SAINT PARIS , OH 11/15/2014
LA PINE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LA PINE, OR 11/13/2014
PARKVIEW ARTS HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LITTLE ROCK, AR 10/23/2014
STAUNTON HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
STAUNTON, IL 9/21/2014
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
KNOXVILLE, TN 5/16/2014
CALICO ROCK HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CALICO ROCK, AR 5/15/2014
JOHNSON-WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BERRYVILLE, VA 5/15/2014
ST. GABRIEL 1 Performance(s)
KANSAS CITY, MO 5/1/2014
SUNNYSIDE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOO 3 Performance(s)
SUNNYSIDE, WA 4/24/2014
PHOENIX CHRISTIAN PREPARATORY 2 Performance(s)
PHOENIX, AZ 4/18/2014
VALLEY SPRINGS DRAMA DEPT. 2 Performance(s)
VALLEY SPRINGS, AR 4/17/2014
CNY ARTS CENTER, INC 2 Performance(s)
FULTON, NY 4/11/2014
LINCOLNWOOD DRAMA CLUB 3 Performance(s)
RAYMOND, IL 4/11/2014
CHARITON HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CHARITON, IA 4/11/2014
MARION HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
MARION, IA 4/10/2014
FRANKLIN JUNIOR HIGH 1 Performance(s)
FRANKLIN, OH 3/20/2014
SULLIVAN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SULLIVAN, IN 3/13/2014
EAST GASTON HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
GASTONIA, NC 3/12/2014
PAXON HOLLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BROOMALL, PA 3/7/2014
STE. GENEVIEVE R-II SCHOOL DIS 2 Performance(s)
STE. GENEVIEVE, MO 3/3/2014
PECK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS 2 Performance(s)
PECK, MI 2/8/2014
NORTHROP HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
FORT WAYNE, IN 2/6/2014
COLE COUNTY R-V HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
EUGENE, MO 1/15/2014
COVENANT CLASSICAL SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CONCORD, NC 12/13/2013
WILLIAMS JRSR HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
WILLIAMS, CA 12/6/2013
JOAQUIN HIGH SCHOOL THEATER 1 Performance(s)
JOAQUIN, TX 11/22/2013
WATERLOO HS DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
WATERLOO, NY 11/22/2013
LITTLE MIAMI INTERMEDIATE SCHO 2 Performance(s)
MAINEVILLE, OH 11/22/2013
SILOAM SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
SILOAM SPRINGS, AR 11/22/2013
CLEVELAND PUBLIC SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
CLEVELAND, MN 11/15/2013
IGNACIO HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
IGNACIO, CO 11/15/2013
DAVIS MIDDLE SCH 2 Performance(s)
DUBLIN, OH 11/15/2013
MONTEREY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
MONTEREY, TN 11/8/2013
PRINCETON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 Performance(s)
PRINCETON, WI 11/8/2013
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LAGRANGE, IN 10/26/2013
BRECKENRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
BRECKENRIDGE, MN 10/15/2013
WASHBURN HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
WASHBURN, ND 10/6/2013
GREGORI HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MODESTO, CA 10/4/2013
BLAIR-TAYLOR SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 Performance(s)
BLAIR, WI 9/30/2013
MATTSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
COVINGTON, WA 6/13/2013
FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
FARMINGTON, NH 6/7/2013
STODDERT MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WALDORF, MD 5/30/2013
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE HS 1 Performance(s)
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, SC 5/23/2013
RJ MURRAY MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SAINT AUGUSTINE , FL 5/21/2013
MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL 6 Performance(s)
HOUSTON, TX 5/15/2013
ARLEE HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
ARLEE, MT 5/12/2013
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF CRIVITZ 1 Performance(s)
CRIVITZ, WI 5/5/2013
MT. OLIVE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MT. OLIVE, IL 4/26/2013
CACHE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CACHE, OK 4/25/2013
LLOYD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ERLANGER, KY 4/24/2013
LANSE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
LANSE, MI 4/19/2013
EAST JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
JACKSON , MI 4/19/2013
CARLTON HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
CARLTON, MN 4/18/2013
PALO VERDE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
BLYTHE, CA 4/17/2013
SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
YORKTON, SK 4/15/2013
ST. PAUL HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ST. PAUL, NE 4/14/2013
AUGRES SIMS HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 2 Performance(s)
AU GRES , MI 3/23/2013
HOLY INNOCENTS EPISCOPAL SCHO 2 Performance(s)
ATLANTA, GA 3/22/2013
WINTERSET HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
WINTERSET, IA 3/15/2013
FORD MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BROOK PARK, OH 3/15/2013
SIEGEL HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
MURFREESBORO, TN 3/15/2013
GRAND RIVER PREPARATORY HS 2 Performance(s)
KENTWOOD, MI 3/15/2013
UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 410 2 Performance(s)
HILLSBORO, KS 3/14/2013
JASPER HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING 2 Performance(s)
JASPER, IN 3/1/2013
PAHS DRAMATICS CLUB 3 Performance(s)
PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA 2/14/2013
SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LAWRENCE, KS 2/7/2013
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
MARYVILLE, TN 1/23/2013
MARYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MARYVILLE, TN 12/14/2012
THS MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
THOMASTON, CT 11/19/2012
RITTMAN HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
RITTMAN, OH 11/15/2012
HANOVER-HORTON HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
HORTON, MI 11/15/2012
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LAGRANGE, IN 11/15/2012
JACKSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
JACKSONVILLE, IL 11/15/2012
ROLAND-STORY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
STORY CITY, IA 11/9/2012
PAW PAW HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
PAW PAW, MI 11/9/2012
CUSTER SCHOOLS 1 Performance(s)
CUSTER, SD 11/8/2012
RIDGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
COLFAX, IL 11/2/2012
BRET HARTE UNION HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
ANGELS CAMP, CA 11/2/2012
HARTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
HARTLAND, MI 10/19/2012
HOT SPRINGS SCHOOLS 2 Performance(s)
HOT SPRINGS, SD 10/15/2012
MILLER CITY SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MILLER CITY, OH 10/4/2012
GUTHRIE CENTER HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
GUTHRIE CENTER, IA 9/1/2012
MISS MONAS SCHOOL OF DANCE 2 Performance(s)
ROANOKE, VA 8/10/2012
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LAGRANGE, IN 6/15/2012
FOSTER HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TUKWILA, WA 6/8/2012
HAZELWOOD NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
FLORISSANT, MO 5/18/2012
THE VILLAGE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
EUGENE, OR 5/17/2012
SCHOOL WAREHOUSE 1 Performance(s)
GREEN RIVER, WY 5/14/2012
CRAWFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MARENGO, IN 5/11/2012
POWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BROOKSVILLE, FL 5/4/2012
HARRIS ARTS CENTER 2 Performance(s)
CALHOUN, GA 5/4/2012
MIDLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Performance(s)
WYOMING, IA 5/4/2012
MOUNT SI HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
SNOQUALMIE, WA 5/2/2012
WHEELER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ALAMO, GA 5/1/2012
APOLLO HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
OWENSBORO, KY 4/30/2012
TMSS 1 Performance(s)
TISDALE, SK 4/26/2012
OAKDALE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
EDMOND, OK 4/26/2012
MOODY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MOODY, AL 4/20/2012
HENRY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Performance(s)
HENRY, SD 4/15/2012
AMITY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ORANGE, CT 4/15/2012
LIBERTY HILL JR HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LIBERTY HILL, TX 4/15/2012
BERN HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 2 Performance(s)
SENECA, KS 4/13/2012
SOUTH CENTRAL SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BONESTEEL, SD 4/2/2012
BOYLE COUNTY SCHOOLS 2 Performance(s)
JUNCTION CITY, KY 3/30/2012
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW LONDON 3 Performance(s)
NEW LONDON, WI 3/29/2012
JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ROCHESTER, MN 3/22/2012
NORTH MAC HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CL 2 Performance(s)
VIRDEN, IL 3/8/2012
FRANCIS HOWELL NORTH HIGH 1 Performance(s)
ST CHARLES, MO 3/2/2012
EAST FOREST HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MARIENVILLE, PA 3/1/2012
FRMS 2 Performance(s)
APPLE VALLEY, MN 3/1/2012
GRESHAM COMMUNITY SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
GRESHAM, WI 3/1/2012
BRIMLEY AREA SCHOOLS 3 Performance(s)
BRIMLEY, MI 2/24/2012
FHS THEATRE DRAMA DEPT 2 Performance(s)
FRANKLIN, NC 2/24/2012
MAZAMA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
KLAMATH FALLS, OR 2/10/2012
ROGENE WORLEY JUNIOR HIGH SCHO 2 Performance(s)
MANSFIELD, TX 1/15/2012
GANESHA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
POMONA, CA 12/15/2011
BHS DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
BEATTY, NV 12/15/2011
HARLEM HIGH 1 Performance(s)
HARLEM, GA 12/13/2011
PAHRUMP VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
PAHRUMP, NV 12/9/2011
EAST JR. HIGH 1 Performance(s)
MARION, NC 12/1/2011
STRUTHERS HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CL 2 Performance(s)
STRUTHERS, OH 11/18/2011
CLAYMONT HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
UHRICHSVILLE, OH 11/17/2011
GATEWAY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
WOODBURY HTS., NJ 11/17/2011
ORAN R-3 SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Performance(s)
ORAN, MO 11/12/2011
THE RANDOM PLAYERS 2 Performance(s)
TWIN CITY, GA 11/12/2011
BISHOP LUDDEN HIGH SCHOOL 5 Performance(s)
SYRACUSE , NY 11/11/2011
GARDNER HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 3 Performance(s)
GARDNER , MA 11/10/2011
SAINT CHARLES WEST HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SAINT CHARLES, MO 11/10/2011
NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE 3 Performance(s)
CLARKSVILLE, TN 10/29/2011
THOMPSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
OSWEGO, IL 10/25/2011
THE RANDOM PLAYERS 1 Performance(s)
TWIN CITY, GA 10/25/2011
EAST HICKMAN HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LYLES, TN 10/20/2011
CLAYMONT HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
UHRICHSVILLE, OH 10/15/2011
CENTRAL DISTRIBTION CENTER 1 Performance(s)
MCKINNEY, TX 10/15/2011
EAST CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ST LEON, IN 10/15/2011
THEATRE GROUP 3 Performance(s)
BLACK EARTH, WI 7/14/2011
YMCA OF BROWARD COUNTY 1 Performance(s)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 6/20/2011
ROCKVALE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ROCKVALE, TN 5/24/2011
CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN HS 2 Performance(s)
WILDOMAR, CA 5/20/2011
EMINENCE HIGH SCH 1 Performance(s)
EMINENCE, KY 5/15/2011
MIDWAY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
NEWTON GROVE, NC 5/12/2011
MOUNT ROYAL COLLEGIATE DRAMA 3 Performance(s)
SASKATOON, SK 5/12/2011
PILOT MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
PILOT MOUNTAIN, NC 5/10/2011
LAWTON-BRONSON SPEECH DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
LAWTON, IA 4/29/2011
SOUTH COFFEY COUNTY MIDDLE SCH 1 Performance(s)
GRIDLEY, KS 4/28/2011
NSK HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SWEA CITY, IA 4/16/2011
RUSSELLVILLE JUNIOR HIGH 2 Performance(s)
RUSSELLVILLE, AR 4/15/2011
SIOUX VALLEY SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
VOLGA, SD 4/7/2011
CHS THEATER DEPT. 3 Performance(s)
LITCHFIELD, NH 4/6/2011
CLIFTON RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MACON, GA 4/1/2011
MARTINO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
NEW LENOX, IL 3/31/2011
HARTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
HARTLAND, MI 3/31/2011
NHS 3 Performance(s)
FENTON, MO 3/31/2011
CLIFTON RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MACON, GA 3/31/2011
ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ARLINGTON, OH 3/25/2011
THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE 3 Performance(s)
VALPARAISO, IN 3/17/2011
WALTER C PAULSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MADISON, CT 3/15/2011
GWINNETT COUNTY SCHOOLS 1 Performance(s)
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 3/15/2011
PALM SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 3/8/2011
INDIAN HILLS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOO 2 Performance(s)
CLIVE, IA 3/4/2011
SYCAMORE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
SYCAMORE, IL 2/16/2011
FAMILY YOUTH COMMUNITY CONNECT 1 Performance(s)
SAINT MICHAEL , MN 1/28/2011
ARTESIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2 Performance(s)
ARTESIA, NM 12/15/2010
DRYDEN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
DRYDEN, MI 12/10/2010
WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WINDSOR, NY 11/19/2010
DLR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MOUNT MORRIS, IL 11/15/2010
BURNEY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BURNEY, CA 11/15/2010
OTIS-BISON HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
OTIS, KS 11/15/2010
BURNEY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BURNEY, CA 11/15/2010
CARO HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
CARO, MI 11/11/2010
GOSHEN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
GOSHEN, NY 11/5/2010
GOSHEN HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
GOSHEN, NY 11/5/2010
WILLARD HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BUCYRUS, OH 11/5/2010
NEW KNOXVILLE HIGH SCH 2 Performance(s)
NEW KNOXVILLE, OH 10/15/2010
JUNIOR STRAW HAT THEATRE 2 Performance(s)
HIGHLAND HTS, OH 7/23/2010
JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LAFAYETTE, IN 5/21/2010
E BRIDGEWATER HIGH SCH 1 Performance(s)
E BRIDGEWTR, MA 5/15/2010
WOOD MEMORIAL H.S. 2 Performance(s)
OAKLAND CITY, IN 5/7/2010
HICKMAN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
CENTERVILLE, TN 5/1/2010
LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
AURORA, CO 5/1/2010
SEQUATCHIE CO. HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DUNLAP, TN 4/30/2010
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
SUMMIT , SD 4/30/2010
SHIELDS VLY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CLYDE PARK, MT 4/23/2010
SURREY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SURREY, ND 4/18/2010
COLONEL CRAWFORD HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
NORTH ROBINSON, OH 4/16/2010
SURREY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SURREY, ND 4/16/2010
HINTON HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
HINTON, IA 4/15/2010
PICACHO MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LAS CRUCES, NM 4/13/2010
WINNEBAGO HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
ROCKFORD, IL 4/9/2010
BUCKSPORT HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
BUCKSPORT, ME 4/1/2010
TEUTOPOLIS H.S. DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
TEUTOPOLIS, IL 3/19/2010
ARLINGTON MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
ARLINGTON, VT 3/18/2010
FRIENDSWOOD JR. HIGH 3 Performance(s)
FRIENDSWOOD, TX 3/15/2010
MCCLAVE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MC CLAVE, CO 2/15/2010
TYLER CONS HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SISTERSVILLE, WV 2/4/2010
WAUNAKEE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WAUNAKEE, WI 12/12/2009
PARAMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
PARAMOUNT, CA 12/8/2009
SWITZERLAND POINT MIDDLE SCHOO 2 Performance(s)
JACKSONVILLE, FL 12/5/2009
FRONTIER HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
CASTLE ROCK, CO 12/3/2009
SWITZERLAND POINT MIDDLE SCHOO 1 Performance(s)
JACKSONVILLE, FL 12/3/2009
SHALOM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3 Performance(s)
CHAMBERSBURG, PA 12/3/2009
BERNARDO YORBA MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
YORBA LINA, CA 11/6/2009
WEST VIGO H.S 2 Performance(s)
WEST TERRE HAUTE, IN 11/5/2009
NEVINS MEMORIAL LIBRARY 2 Performance(s)
METHUEN, MA 6/19/2009
FOSTER HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TUKWILA, WA 5/28/2009
SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
EL CENTRO, CA 5/22/2009
SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
EL CENTRO, CA 5/22/2009
POWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BROOKSVILLE, FL 5/14/2009
LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ORLANDO, FL 5/14/2009
MT SHASTA HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
MOUNT SHASTA, CA 5/13/2009
DALLESPORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
DALLESPORT, WA 5/8/2009
HARTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
HARTLAND, MI 5/7/2009
DORA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DORA, AL 5/7/2009
NEW HOPE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DALTON, GA 5/1/2009
MOUNT UNION AREA JUNIOR SENIOR 1 Performance(s)
MOUNT UNION, PA 5/1/2009
ELKLAND AREA HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
ELKLAND, PA 4/28/2009
RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LYNNVILLE, TN 4/28/2009
FATIMA HIGH SCHOOL R-III 1 Performance(s)
WESTPHALIA, MO 4/23/2009
GSW HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
GARDNER , IL 4/17/2009
TRI-POINT HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CULLOM, IL 4/17/2009
PICACHO MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LAS CRUCES, NM 4/15/2009
BEVERLY MANOR SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WASHINGTON, IL 4/15/2009
NOXON SCHOOLS 1 Performance(s)
NOXON, MT 4/14/2009
MOUNT PULASKI HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MOUNT PULASKI, IL 4/3/2009
SOUTHERN WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DUDLEY, NC 4/3/2009
SHALOM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1 Performance(s)
CHAMBERSBURG, PA 3/26/2009
PALMYRA JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCH 2 Performance(s)
PALMYRA, NE 3/26/2009
SURREY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SURREY, ND 3/26/2009
PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
PORTLAND, MI 3/14/2009
FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
RAMSEUR, NC 3/7/2009
DEER PARK HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
DEER PARK, WA 3/5/2009
TENNYSON HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
HAYWARD, CA 2/15/2009
SAND CREEK HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 1/22/2009
ALLDERDICE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
PITTSBURGH, PA 1/16/2009
LOWER RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
HOPKINS, SC 1/15/2009
BOERNE MIDDLE SCHOOL NORTH 2 Performance(s)
BOERNE, TX 12/5/2008
SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SPRING VALLEY, NY 12/4/2008
RAYMOND HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
RAYMOND, NH 12/4/2008
TWIN CEDARS HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BUSSEY, IA 11/15/2008
HUGHES MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
BURLESON, TX 11/15/2008
NYSSA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
NYSSA, OR 11/15/2008
CANON CITY MIDDLE SCHL 2 Performance(s)
CANON CITY, CO 11/15/2008
TWIN CEDARS HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BUSSEY, IA 11/15/2008

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT BRYAN STARCHMAN TALKS ABOUT

“THE HIGH-SCHOOLER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY”

 

Q.: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A.: When I was in high school I wanted to write a play about what it was like to be a high school student but was never able to really put it together because I think I was too close to the subject. Now that I have been teaching for seven years, I’m vicariously reliving all of those awkward moments through my students, and I now can also make fun of teachers because I know firsthand how we react to all the “drama” in high school

 

Q.: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A.: As a teacher, I love the part about what a teacher really thinks when his or her students are not paying attention in class. Some of the bizarre offhand comments the students come up with during the discussion on The Great Gatsby are direct quotes from my own classrooms. As a former student, I really enjoyed writing the dating scenes, specifically the scene in the movie theatre. “Oh great, subtitles!? If I wanted to read, I’d go to school.”

 

Q.: WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART IN CREATING THIS WORK?

A.: I didn’t know how to end it. I survived high school, I see students survive high school every year, but we all make the same stupid mistakes, have to endure the same embarrassing moments, etc. I finally realized that there are certain things you just have to experience for yourself and no one can guarantee you that you won’t have to deal with some awkwardness in high school.

 

Q.: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?

A. Part of this play was therapeutic for me. I wrote it during winter break after dealing with some particularly difficult classes with some very large personalities. I was able to digest those stressful situations and make fun of my students (and myself) while recharging for the second semester. I also seem to always write plays from the point of view of students, so it was nice to get to make fun of myself at the same time.

 

Q.: ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SAY?

A.: It’s only four years of your life. Four awkward, painful years. You can do it.