One Person Shows


Attention Audiences!

View the One Person Show Marathon program.

Yorktown High School Theatre Arts Department presents…

2018 One Person Shows

The Theatre IV One Person Shows are the culmination of the four-year Yorktown Theatre Program. Each Theatre IV student chooses a literary, fictional or historical character and then writes, stages, directs, and acts in a 30-minute show about that character.  These impressive shows are free and take place in the Black Box.

Performance Schedule:

In-School Performances: April 16 – 27
Marathon: April 19 – 21

Friday, April 20, 2018

5:30 pm Bibho Prasai
Ram Mohammed Singh, Indian revolutionary
The story of an Indian revolutionary in the early 1900s who said, “He [the British general] wanted to crush the spirit of my people, so I have crushed him.”

6:10 pm Julia Finnegan
Amy Winehouse, singer & songwriter, A Dangerous Dependence
The struggle of an emotional woman’s dependence on drugs, alcohol, and unhealthy relationships to survive depression and pain.

6:50 pm Sophia Paz
Isadora Duncan, modern dancer, Don’t Let Them Tame You
In the wake of an unexpected tragedy, a woman reevaluates her relationship with love and comes to terms with heartbreak.

7:30 – 7:40 p.m. Intermission/Reception

7:40 pm Maggie Wiley
Jeffrey Dahmer, mentally ill murderer
The story of the descent of a normal Midwestern child into mental illness that led to murder.

8:20 pm Ellie Hobday
Éowyn from “Lord of the Rings”, Another Story from Middle Earth
The story of a girl’s evolution and resilience through violent and painful times.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

1:00 pm  Mason Seeger
Joel Miller, from “The Last of Us”
As he mourns the violent death of his daughter, a smuggler tries to live in the post-apocalyptic world ravaged with chaos.

1:40 pm  Laura Wade
Eleven, from “Stranger Things”
A young girl tries to figure out what happened to her, after waking up in a mysterious place.

2:20 – 2:30 pm  Intermission/Reception

2:30 pm  Gus Grohmann
Maximillien Robespierre, French revolution leader, Consequence
The story of a man’s descent into the evil he sought to destroy.

3:10 pm  Elayna Simon
The Mad Hatter, fictional character, A Wonderful Nightmare
The story of a character from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, who has a vivid imagination and struggles with mental illness.

3:50 pm  Jordyn Sparkes
Oprah Winfrey, media personality, A Hard Journey
The story of a woman who, after all the challenges in her life, finds a way to overcome them all and pursue her dream.

4:30 – 4:40 pm  Intermission/Reception

4:40 pm  Alex Nemfakos
Astrid Hofferson, from “How to Train Your Dragon”, How to Train Your People
The story of a girl who realizes that traditions within her culture aren’t right

5:20 pm  Bettina Atubire
Patsey, from “Twelve Years a Slave”, The Slave With an Unbreakable Soul
Patsey tells her story about how she, a slave, is left behind with her emotionally and sexually abusive owners, tries to stay true to herself and find freedom.

6:00 pm  Taylor Welch
Maddie, from “Awaken”, A Written Revolution
A girl discovers there is more to life than what she is living, and decides to take
control of her reality.

6:40 – 6:50 pm  Intermission/Reception

6:50 pm  Laura Trice
Gilda Radner, comedian, Saturday Night Live’s Leading Lady
Gilda tells her audience her bittersweet story through comedy.

7:30 pm  Gabriel Mohammadi
Frankenstein’s Monster
A creature born from flesh and carelessness, a being trying to be human, but shunned by society.

8:10 pm  Emma Griffin
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England
The story of how the second wife of King Henry VIII came into power, and how it eventually led to her death.

8:50 – 9:15 pm All Theatre IV Students Question and Answer Session & Reception