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One Act Plays Regarding Body Image Issues in Teenage Boys

  • 1.  One Act Plays Regarding Body Image Issues in Teenage Boys

    Posted 17 days ago
    As I am sure most high schools are discovering , many of our students, both male and female, are dealing with issues regarding body image.   It seems that there is information/literature dealing with female body image, but we are having difficulty finding anything for the young men in our community.

    Is anyone aware of any one act plays that deal with issues of body image, especially for young men?    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks.

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    Mark Weissman
    Chairman of the Arts
    Staten Island Academy
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  • 2.  RE: One Act Plays Regarding Body Image Issues in Teenage Boys

    Posted 15 days ago
    This is not about body image specifically, but The Cages We Build by Emily Hageman (available on New Play Exchange) is a really wonderful look at toxic masculinity and bullying from the eyes of a teenage boy.

    I'd be interested to follow this thread and see what people recommend; it's not a topic that pops up in very many plays that I know but it's definitely an important issue.

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    Rebecca Curran
    Drama Director
    Sanford FL
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  • 3.  RE: One Act Plays Regarding Body Image Issues in Teenage Boys

    Posted 15 days ago
    Linda Daugherty's play Eat is a well researched play about eating disorders that tackles the subject from the perspective of both boys and girls.My students liked it so much when we read it in class that it was their choice for that year's one act competition. Our school nurses saw it produced at a conference they attended, which attests to valid research. 

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    Wendy Harms
    Theatre Arts Instructor
    Manitou Springs High School
    Manitou Springs CO
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