TEEN examines social and emotional issues faced by contemporary teenagers. Designed to be performed and watched in a high school context, TEEN consists of a selection of short scenes and monologues written within the genre of Epic Theatre.

Issues such as bullying, body image, peer group pressure, jealousy, love, anxiety, friendship struggles, sexuality, relationships with parents, sexting and the loss of a parent are explored.

With 32 scenes and over 60 characters, TEEN is designed for large casts with each actor playing multiple roles. Every scene is based on real life accounts and events; some funny, some challenging, some heartbreaking, but all real.

  • contemporary epic theatre
  • 60
  • 40 total
  • 25 female identifying, 15 male identifying
  • lgbtqia+, women, young people
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | Teen | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 14

EXTRACT: When I was in year 8, my brother Jack had just left high school. We were really close… I looked up to him so much. He was always so fun and happy. But leading up to Christmas that year, I noticed that he wasn’t himself, he had been really down… I thought it might be because he was feeling bit overwhelmed about finishing high school and needing to apply for Uni and everything... but then one afternoon I found him crying in the kitchen. I was shocked. He always seemed so brave and strong. He told me he was gay.


Female | Teen | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 35

EXTRACT: I couldn’t believe the words that popped up on the screen. Pete McIntire asking me to hang out and see a movie with him … In a dark cinema, where he could totally like want to kiss me or something. And I was trying not to get too excited. Because this is Pete McIntire… So, I waited for like a whole minute, which was torture… But I didn’t want to be too keen… Then finally I wrote “Yeah I’m up for that”. So, all casual like when I felt like screaming “Yes! Yes! Yes! I’ll have your baby Pete McIntire!”

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