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Juniper; Jubilee

  • Janine Nabers
  • Short Play, Drama, Present Day, Contemporary
  • 2M, 3F
  • ISBN: 9780573670367

Juniper is a thirteen-year-old South African girl who has just moved to America and is homesick for the country she left behind.

  • Short Play
  • Drama
  • 30 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival
Juniper is a thirteen-year-old South African girl who has just moved to America and is homesick for the country she left behind. She quickly meets Matt; a drum-playing, yarmulke-wearing kid from school and the two hit it off. When Juniper's innocent sexual encounters with Matt begin to trigger certain memories from her forgotten childhood in Sudan, Juniper is forced to come head to head with the ghosts of her past.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 33rd Series.

Premiere Production: Juniper; Jubilee was first presented as part of the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in July, 2009.
  • Casting: 2M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast, Features Teens, Minority casting
  • Casting Notes: There is an additional female chorus of African Women.

  • JUNIPER - A Black South African. Early teens. Once a Sudanese orphan.
    CARL - An Afrikaner. 40s. A Médecins Sans Frontières. Juniper's adopted father.
    DEENA - A White American. 40s. Juniper's adopted mother.
    MATT - A Jewish American. Early teens. Wears a yarmulke throughout the play.
    DOCTOR - A White American female. Young. Blonde.
    CHORUS - African women. Juniper's fear manifested in sound and dance.
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    Juniper is a thirteen-year-old South African girl who has just moved to America and is homesick for the country she left behind. She quickly meets Matt; a drum-playing, yarmulke-wearing kid from school and the two hit it off. When Juniper's innocent sexual encounters with Matt begin to trigger certain memories from her forgotten childhood in Sudan, Juniper is forced to come head to head with the ghosts of her past. Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 33rd Series.

    $24.95