cast of characters

cast of characters

about REACH

It’s senior year and Alexis has one goal and one goal only… to get into Princeton. Her plan is simple. Achieve perfection, which she plans to do by joining every club, sport and socially aware activity available on campus while keeping a 4.5 GPA; scoring perfectly the SAT & ACT; and writing the ultimate college essay. As the stress begins to take its toll, her inner voices battle to see who will send her down the best path, while her two best friends plan an intervention to save her from herself.

meet the creators

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Wendy-Marie Martin (Playwright/Lyricist) earned her MFA in Playwriting from the Hollins Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University. She’s also a graduate of PCPA’s Actors’ Training conservatory and earned her BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She’s written, directed & produced theater in the U.S. and Europe for over 15 years. Her plays have been produced in Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, and the U.S. She co-wrote Louis and the Great Field Trip Adventure for PCPA’s Educational Outreach program, which was directed by Katie Mack. Wendy-Marie is a member of the Dramatists Guild, TCG, Playwrights' Center and is also currently a Resident Playwright at Tesseract Theatre Company in St. Louis as well as Business Manager at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts.

Elisabeth Weidner (Composer/Musical Director) is currently Sound Director & Designer at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA), where she’s worked on numerous productions since 2009. Her sound design credits include: My Fair Lady; Christmas Is Here Again, The Penelopiad, Oklahoma!; Mary Poppins, Spring Awakening, Fiddler on the Roof, Spamalot, Always...Patsy Cline, The Wizard of Oz, Little Women, Legally Blonde, Three Sisters, Romeo and Juliet, A Christmas Carol, The 39 Steps, Hairspray, Caroline, or Change, Pride and Prejudice, Macbeth, Breaking Through (Outreach). As composer her PCPA credits include: The Penelopiad, 36 Views, The Tempest, Invierno, 12th Night (Conservatory Repertory). Elisabeth has worked at the Ensemble Theatre, Star Theatre, The Lawrence Welk Theatre, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, The Historic Martin Theater, among others.

cast of characters

ALEXIS - female, high school senior. Super overachiever, she's trying to be the perfect student, friend and daughter.

 

YIN - punk rock/goth female, Alexis's inner voice guiding her toward trying new things, finding what she really wants and being more creative.

 

YANG - female activities director. Alexis's inner voice determined to keep her on a schedule that will ensure her success. Over the top stress case.

 

MADISON - female high school senior and best friends with Alexis and Taylor. Madison cares about school but not to the degree that Alexis's does. She's a voice of reason trying to keep Alexis sane.

 

TAYLOR - female high school senior and best friends with Alexis and Madison. Taylor comes from a family without much money but works hard in school so she can go to college and make something of herself.

 

ensemble roles

 

BELLA - 10-13 year old female. Alexis's younger sister.

 

ABI - female high school student. Taylor's sister. Physically handicapped.

 

MR C - adult, male. Teaches AP Lit.

 

MS. P - adult, female. Teaches AP Calculus.

 

GAME  SHOW  HOST  -  adult,  male. Hosts  "Get  a  Life" Gameshow which   presents     Alexis   with the clubs/activities/sports available to her at her school.

 

BANANAS - a gender neutral monkey. GAME SHOW HOST'S assistant.

 

ASB PRESIDENT - gender neutral. Represents ASB as an option for Alexis to join. (vocal solo)

 

DANCE COMPANY PRESIDENT - gender neutral dancer. (Dance solo).

 

GIRLS' SOCCER / GIRLS' TENNIS / GIRLS' GOLF - female

trio representing some of the sports options Alexis has to choose from at the school. (Trio vocals)

 

CHEERLEADER(S) - gender neutral. Represents Cheerleading squad as an option for Alexis. (flexible size group)

 

ANIME CLUB PRESIDENT - gender neutral. Represents Anime Club as an option for ALexis to join. (vocal solo)

 

SPEECH & DEBATE CLUB PRESIDENT - gender neutral. Represents Speech & Debate as an option for Alexis to join. (vocal solo)

 

ROBOTICS CLUB PRESIDENT - gender neutral. Represents Robotics Club as an option for Alexis to join. (vocal solo)

 

SPANISH CLUB PRESIDENT - gender neutral/Spanish speaking. Represents Spanish Club as an option for Alexis to join. (vocal solo)

 

SPANISH CLUB VICE-PRESIDENT - gender neutral. Acts as translator for Spanish Club President.

 

PHILOSOPHY CLUB PRESIDENT - gender neutral. Represents Philosophy Club as an option for Alexis to join. (vocal solo)

 

GSA CLUB PRESIDENT - gender neutral. Represents Gay- Straight Alliance as an option for Alexis to join. (vocal solo)

 

FFA CLUB PRESIDENT - gender neutral. Represents FFA as an option for Alexis to join. (vocal solo)

 

DRAMA CLUB PRESIDENT - gender neutral. Represents Drama Club as an option for Alexis to join. (vocal solo)

 

DRAMA CLUB MEMBERS - gender neutral, flexible size group that join Drama Club President in drama production number.

 

MEGAN MEADE - female, high school graduate who comes back to help Alexis learn how to write the perfect college essay.

 

HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELLOR 1 - adult, female. Enthusiastic and positive. Helps with Alexis's college obsession intervention.

 

HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR 2 - adult, female. Excited and determined. Also helps with Alexis's college obsession intervention.

 

RODNEY - male high school senior. He's a player with a lifetime sentence in detention.

 

ROBERT MILFORD HAGGEN THE THIRD - male high school student. Extremely wealthy and spoiled.

 

JAMES JOHNSON - male high school student. Outgoing, loving and sensitive.

 

FRANCIS MACKIE - male high school student. Very seriously about his quilting.

 

NED MILLER - male high school student. Nerd with a sense of humor.

 

DR. PAYNE - adult, male. Plastic-surgeon who shows Alexis the joys of "making the world a better place."

 

NURSE PAGE - adult, female. An overly painted caricature of a plastic surgery success.

 

MRS. APPLEGATE - (actor gender neutral) older female unsure about getting plastic surgery.

 

SOFIA PADILLA RIVERA - (actor gender neutral )adult, latin female and patient of Dr. Payne.

 

RACHEL STASH - (actor gender neutral) adult, female and patient of Dr. Payne.

 

MS. HINTERN - (actor gender neutral) adult, female and patient of Dr. Payne.

 

MRS. MEEPS - (actor gender neutral) adult, female and patient of Dr. Payne.

 

OLIVIA OLIVIA - adult female. Intense, educated art teacher.

 

ART STUDENTS - gender neutral, flexible group of students

 

MRS. WALLACE - adult, female. Stay-at-home Mom who magically homeschools her eleven children.

 

MRS. WALLACE'S CHIDLREN - flexible number of children depending on cast size. Children can span all age ranges.

 

MRS. BRADLEY - adult, female. Single mom who works hard and still manages to take care of her kids.

 

MRS. BRADLEY'S KIDS - One boy and one girl.

 

MRS. HANSEN - adult, female. Wealthy, stay-at-home mom who spoils her kids rotten.

 

MRS. HANSEN'S KIDS - two boys and two girls who are spoiled rotten and out of control.