Student Body (High School Edition)

Frank Winters
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Also available: STUDENT BODY (College Edition)


What happened at that party? High school students become locked in an intense moral argument over how to treat a sexual encounter that happened in their midst.

Production Info

Cast: 10 total (7 female, 3 male)
Full Length Drama (about 60 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Sexual assault on college campuses … addressing the problem is thornier than it sounds. Should campuses adjudicate cases, or only police? What if the victim wants privacy or nobody’s really sure what happened at all? These tricky questions propel the action in STUDENT BODY, Frank Winters’s compelling drama … A group of buddies is hanging out in their campus’s scrappy theater, surrounded by plywood and power tools, when a freshman arrives seeking advice. She has discovered video on her camera from last week’s party, and amid the revelry is footage of what looks like a rape. Should she call the cops? Delete the file? What if the apparent victim was willing — or the apparent rapist was someone they know? As the group debates, argues, and eventually votes (then votes again, and again) on what to do, stories from that night emerge, revealing that everyone present played some role in what happened, and everyone has something to lose … Winters constructs it succinctly, keeping the focus on the difficult ethical questions, not on teary confessions of knowledge or guilt. After all, if nailing one culprit solved much, it wouldn’t make for such interesting drama.” —Miriam Felton-Dansky, The Village Voice

About the Author


  • Frank Winters

    Frank Winters is a writer, director, and actor. His written works include HOME MOVIES, ON THE HEAD OF A PIN, and STUDENT BODY. He was the 2014 recipient of the Clifford Odets Ensemble New Play Commission through the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. He is a graduate of the SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory and a Co-Artistic Director of Strangemen & Company.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 8/6/2016
Pages 74
ISBN 9780881456738

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

First Produced in New York City by
The Flea Theater
Niegel Smith, Artistic Director; Carol Ostrow, Producing Director

Student Body was originally commissioned, developed and performed at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City as part of the Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission in December 2014

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Student Body (High School Edition) is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC

Production Video

Production Video

STUDENT BODY at The Flea Theater in New York City.

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