Lockers addresses the universal ups and downs in the lives of young people in middle school and early high school.
"Put this play in the hands of middle schoolers and you will be very pleased. When I first read it I thought, well maybe it will work for my advance acting class (11-12 year olds). When they read it they really wanted to produce it. Once we started on the project it really came to life. The kids could really relate to the material. They have also used the monologues for auditions. Don't just read this play, have age appropriate young people read it aloud. It makes all the difference. You can also cast enough children that this makes an excellent classroom project too."Marrianne Adams, Helena, Mont. USA
"Jeremy Kruse has his finger on the pulse of middle school students! The dialogue in scenes from Lockers relates directly to the youth, teaches excellent lessons, and at the same time avoids a preaching tone. The students in our drama elective thoroughly enjoyed preparing and rehearsing the scenes. They presented them to their peers as part of our school's Character Traits & Values program. Students, teachers, and administrators thought it was fantastic! Their only question -- where can we get MORE of this material written by Jeremy Kruse?"Joan E. Behrens from Rolling HIlls Estates, California, USA
Test anxiety! Best friends moving away! Lockers addresses the universal ups and downs in the lives of young people in middle school and early high school. Written in vignette form, Moving, Kim, Cheaters, Mudslingers, Lawn Guy, The Sneak Out, Slice, Weavers, The Team, Family Man, The Party and Locker can be performed as a full-length play or as individual scenes, monologues and short plays, making it an excellent vehicle for fully staged productions, classroom work and young actor training programs. This piece was originally staged at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. Flexible staging. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 15 minutes.