Testing 1, 2, 3

Play #: 2289
Pages: 25 pgs
Cast: Minimum cast: 1 m, 4 w
The ten-minute play form is more popular than ever, and these 3 lively short plays can be performed together or individually. In "Babysitter Brokerage" (4 w), the bidding war is fast and furious and the contenders are desperate. Who will win the baby-sitting job? In "The Drive-Thru Interview" (1 m, 1 w), a teen job seeker shows she's got what it takes to be the next entrepreneur of the year ... as soon as she finishes cheerleading practice. In "Mr. Perry's Test" (1 m, 3 w), three soon-to-be driving teens meet their match with their instructor. All three plays are excerpted from Robert Mattson's original collection, "The Four Biggest Guys in Rock."
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Productions

DOLAND SCHOOL DIST 1 Performance(s)
DOLAND, SD 4/1/2016
MANTECA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MANTECA, CA 3/3/2016
EARLHAM COMMUNITY SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
EARLHAM, IA 11/7/2014
NORWAYNE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CRESTON, OH 6/28/2014
DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
ELGIN, ND 5/1/2014
TRIANGLE LAKE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BLACHLY , OR 5/24/2013
STARKWEATHER SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
STARKWEATHER, ND 11/4/2010
OTTERVILLE R-6 SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
OTTERVILLE, MO 3/21/2009
ROSELLE PARK HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
EDISON, NJ 12/19/2008
TAYLOR MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WARRENTON, VA 5/30/2008
ROLETTE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
ROLETTE, ND 11/5/2007
LIVING PASSION STUDIOS 1 Performance(s)
DAVENPORT, IA 11/2/2007
ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SASKATOON, SK 5/23/2007
SOLANCO HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
QUARRYVILLE, PA 4/14/2007
HITCHCOCK TULARE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TULARE, SD 4/5/2007
NORTHWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
TAYLORS, SC 4/27/2006

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT ROBERT MATTSON TALKS ABOUT

"TESTING 1-2-3"

Q: TELL US ABOUT WRITING THIS PLAY.

A: The three stories in this play all are about being in a tough situation where the characters are being put on the spot. They are all young women facing challenging situations and dealing with them in their own ways. I think that was a good challenge for a writer and I really enjoyed that process.

Q: WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER?

A: I like Emma in "Babysitter Brokerage." She has such a good heart.

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

A: I really like when a 16-year-old cheerleader can explain supply and demand-side economics.

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

A: I think each play gives young performers a chance to play real characters with very quick and funny dialog. These shows are ideal for teaching young actors about comedy.

Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT IT?

A: These shows are very simple to perform, but to get the best out of them each performer should know why they are saying each word.