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Lost and Found: LGTB comedy/drama

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LOST AND FOUND 
A COMEDY-DRAMA 

By 
Marsha Lee Sheiness 

Based on interviews with  
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, 
Transgender and Questioning 
Teenagers 

Copyright©2011 Marsha Lee Sheiness 

LOST AND FOUND 
A COMEDY-DRAMA  

4F and 3M 
No physical set: 
Lights, Music, Sound 

About the Play:

Eight teenagers laugh and cry as they tell their personal stories about growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender in a world that continues to be perplexed and challenged by sexual differences. Among the most basic fundamental need is to have a voice in your own life; to be heard, accepted and to be respected. Perhaps the voice of LOST AND FOUND will contribute a little more clarity and humanity into a world brimming with preconceived ideas, primitive notions and prejudice about people who are not plain garden variety 
heterosexual.

Each main character plays the other characters in each individual’s story 

CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE 
ALEX  
KATHERINE 
MARTY 
CARL  
GLORIA 
VIOLET 
ROLAND  
ALEXIA 

From the Play


PROLOGUE 

(As LIGHTS go up, we hear each Cast Member randomly saying these lines that appear in each character’s scene) 

ALEX: I tried to act like a boy to protect myself. 
CARL: I’m a nine-year-old – child, and my uncle is telling me to have sex 
with a girl. 
MARTY: I don’t know if I’m bisexual, straight, gay or what – I don’t know. 
ROLAND: Fashion tip 101 – never wear a white shirt with a black bra! 
KATHERINE: I have a thing with butts; I love butts. 
VIOLET: Every time you call me butch I take it as a complement. 
GLORIA: Being bi-sexual is just as awkward as being gay. 
ALEXIA: I said to myself —I can’t stay a boy. It’s not who I am – I’m 
gonna become a girl. And, it’s happening. 

I knew I was gay when I was seven. I didn’t know the word, gay -- But I knew 
that I liked to dress like a woman sometimes – just for fun. And I was attracted 
to males. 

​*  *  *

MOTHER: I can’t deal with this. If you’re gonna be kissing boys, I’m gonna put you in 
foster care. 
CARL: I don’t understand. Why would you do that? 
MOTHER 
Are you telling me you’re going to be kissing boys? 
​CARL: I guess I am. 
MOTHER: Then I don’t want anything to do with you. 
CARL: But -- you loved me all these years before you knew. 
​MOTHER: Well I don’t love you anymore! 
CARL: And she did put me in foster care. Imagine the frustration – the pain – so – at 
twelve years old I said to myself. -- I’m gonna make it for me – and nobody else. 
– I can’t fail –  

* * *

ROLAND: I think my mom knew – even though she never talked to me about it; maybe 
she was scared. My mom was real nice. Mommy. I love you.  (Throws her a Joan Rivers kiss) She was pretty. She was cool. She was too quiet. -- When I was eight, she passed away and I moved in with my grandmother but she couldn’t handle me. . . I started takin’ things from my grandmother – just misbehavin’. When I was nine –   (Pretends to cry) this is so touching – my grandmother found me with my sista’s bra. (laughs) – I had a white shirt on – and a black bra – that’s how I remember fashion tip 101 – never wear a white shirt with a black bra! That’s how my grandmother found out. 
​GRANDMOTHER: Pato? Pero, pero conyo, Pato? 
ROLAND: I don’t know why my grandmother was shocked? She already knew because 
my stepfather told her when my mom died. It wuz so funny – Oh my God, I remember that like it was yesterday. My grandmother ripped thVictoria’s Secret. I was so mad. . . So was my sister. 
SISTER: Roland, I paid forty dollars for that bra! 
​ROLAND:  (To SISTER): It was an old one. 
​SISTER:  (To ROLAND) It was Victoria’s Secret! 
​GRANDMOTHER: Ay-dios mio! 
Delivery Options
lgtb teens, monologues, docudrama, lgtbq short plays for teens
lgtb teens, monologues, docudrama, lgtbq short plays for teens
Production Information

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