Damian has moved to a new school and is having a hard time making friends. He transforms into a cooler version of himself through online role-playing games, social media, and a multitude of virtual friends. He doesn’t see why he should try to make friends in real life. When Damian has a seemingly innocent run-in with a girl at school, he finds himself in the cross-hairs of a humiliating cyberbullying campaign. Suddenly, navigating his online world becomes just as complicated as real life.
Wired examines the consequences of our online actions and the decisions that are made when we can hide behind the computer screen.
by Betty Quan (bio)
1 Act – 3 Actors
Running Time: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Age Range: Grades 3 & up
Green Thumb Theatre is NOT an Agent for this play.
Damian – Curtis Tweedie
Julia/ Damian’s Mom – Jennica Grienke
Simon/ Mr.Valencia – Dan Willows
Recommended Audience: Grades 3 & up
- Safe Schools
- Internet Safety
Thank you for such an outstanding performance! We took 41 middle school summer readers to the Dixie at Huntington, Tennessee, to see the play Wired yesterday. Not only was the performance outstanding, but also the actors and actress answered questions from the students at the end of the performance. It was so very educational, personal, and memorable. Thank you for making such high quality theater available to young people, many of whom might not ever have this opportunity!
Carol Wirwa Librarian, Crockett County Middle School, Alamo, TN