Common Ground

Common Ground by Brendon Votipka

(9)
Productions (108)
Comedy/Drama
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30 - 60 minutes
9 W, 4 M,  (13 actors possible: 7-9 W, 4-6 M)
Set: A coffee shop, with a counter and five seating areas

Several singular young people attempt to communicate and evaluate each other as they converse in a coffee shop. The kaleidoscopic scenes range from poignant and nostalgic to heartbreaking and hopeful -- and most often funny.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $55
Standard Edition $10.99
Stage Manager Edition $24.99

*The per performance fee begins at $55. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Several singular young people attempt to communicate and evaluate each other as they converse in a coffee shop. The kaleidoscopic scenes range from poignant and nostalgic to heartbreaking and hopeful -- and most often funny.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • |
  • 30 - 60 minutes
  • 9 W, 4 M,  (13 actors possible: 7-9 W, 4-6 M)
  • Set: A coffee shop, with a counter and five seating areas
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-355-7

Production History

MAY 23, 2022 - MAY 23, 2022
Musketeer Troupe
Greenup, KY United States
Musketeer Troupe Greenup, KY United States
MAY 06, 2022 - MAY 08, 2022
River Bend MS, Loudoun County Public Schools
Sterling, VA United States
River Bend MS, Loudoun County Public Schools Sterling, VA United States
APR 13, 2022 - APR 14, 2022
Oak Creek High School
Oak Creek, WI United States
Oak Creek High School Oak Creek, WI United States
MAR 18, 2022 - MAR 19, 2022
Thompson High School
Alabaster, AL United States
Thompson High School Alabaster, AL United States
JUN 26, 2021 - JUN 26, 2021
Tyndale Christian School
Hillbank, SA Australia
Tyndale Christian School Hillbank, SA Australia
MAY 21, 2021 - MAY 22, 2021
Sendracs
Indiana, PA United States
Sendracs Indiana, PA United States
APR 29, 2021 - APR 30, 2021
All Saints' Episcopal School
Fort Worth, TX United States
All Saints' Episcopal School Fort Worth, TX United States
MAY 09, 2020 - MAY 09, 2020
Medlin Middle School
Roanoke, VA United States
Medlin Middle School Roanoke, VA United States
DEC 19, 2019 - DEC 19, 2019
Weddington High School
Matthews, NC United States
Weddington High School Matthews, NC United States
NOV 21, 2019 - NOV 24, 2019
Mt. Hope High School Theatre
Bristol, RI United States
Mt. Hope High School Theatre Bristol, RI United States
JUN 14, 2019 - JUN 15, 2019
Port Jervis High School Drama Club
Port Jervis, NY United States
Port Jervis High School Drama Club Port Jervis, NY United States
APR 11, 2019 - APR 13, 2019
West Middle School
Rockford, IL United States
West Middle School Rockford, IL United States
MAR 15, 2019 - MAR 16, 2019
Lewis and Clark Middle School
Jefferson City, MO United States
Lewis and Clark Middle School Jefferson City, MO United States
FEB 12, 2019 - FEB 12, 2019
Oak Middle School
Los Alamitos, CA United States
Oak Middle School Los Alamitos, CA United States
FEB 08, 2019 - FEB 09, 2019
Math & Science Academy
Woodbury, MN United States
Math & Science Academy Woodbury, MN United States
JAN 22, 2019 - APR 27, 2019
Compass Community Collaborative
Fort Collins, CO United States
Compass Community Collaborative Fort Collins, CO United States
DEC 07, 2018 - DEC 08, 2018
Mill Creek High School
Hoschton, GA United States
Mill Creek High School Hoschton, GA United States
MAY 31, 2018 - MAY 31, 2018
Owatonna High School
Owatonna, MN United States
Owatonna High School Owatonna, MN United States
MAY 24, 2018 - MAY 25, 2018
Clear Springs Theatre
League City, TX United States
Clear Springs Theatre League City, TX United States
MAY 18, 2018 - MAY 19, 2018
Kennedy Catholic High School
Burien, WA United States
Kennedy Catholic High School Burien, WA United States
APR 26, 2018 - APR 26, 2018
Caroline High School
Milford, VA United States
Caroline High School Milford, VA United States
APR 13, 2018 - APR 13, 2018
Verona High School's Spotlight Players
Verona, NJ United States
Verona High School's Spotlight Players Verona, NJ United States
APR 06, 2018 - APR 07, 2018
Bow High School
Bow, NH United States
Bow High School Bow, NH United States
MAR 10, 2018 - MAR 10, 2018
Bow High School
Concord, NH United States
Bow High School Concord, NH United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 02, 2017
Mt. View High School Bookstore
Tucson, AZ United States
Mt. View High School Bookstore Tucson, AZ United States
AUG 18, 2017 - AUG 18, 2017
Wolf Performing Arts Center
Bryn Mawr, PA United States
Wolf Performing Arts Center Bryn Mawr, PA United States
JUN 17, 2017 - JUN 17, 2017
Ottoson Middle School
Arlington, MA United States
Ottoson Middle School Arlington, MA United States
MAY 03, 2017 - MAY 05, 2017
Renaissance Academy
Phoenixville, PA United States
Renaissance Academy Phoenixville, PA United States
APR 25, 2017 - APR 25, 2017
Folsom High School
Folsom, CA United States
Folsom High School Folsom, CA United States
MAR 17, 2017 - MAR 18, 2017
Libertyville High School
Libertyville, IL United States
Libertyville High School Libertyville, IL United States
MAR 16, 2017 - MAR 18, 2017
Capital High Theatre
Morgantown, WV United States
Capital High Theatre Morgantown, WV United States
FEB 24, 2017 - FEB 26, 2017
Westchester Country Day School
High Point, NC United States
Westchester Country Day School High Point, NC United States
FEB 11, 2017 - MAR 07, 2017
Capital High Theatre
Cross Lanes, WV United States
Capital High Theatre Cross Lanes, WV United States
FEB 07, 2017 - FEB 08, 2017
Oak Middle School
Los Alamitos, CA United States
Oak Middle School Los Alamitos, CA United States
JAN 05, 2017 - JAN 06, 2017
MOUNT PLEASANT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Mount Pleasant, NC United States
MOUNT PLEASANT MIDDLE SCHOOL Mount Pleasant, NC United States
DEC 03, 2016 - DEC 05, 2016
Owensboro High School
Owensboro, KY United States
Owensboro High School Owensboro, KY United States
OCT 24, 2016 - NOV 04, 2016
Lafayette Christian School
LaGrange, GA United States
Lafayette Christian School LaGrange, GA United States
APR 07, 2016 - APR 08, 2016
David Nicks/Eric Hamber Secondary
Vancouver, BC Canada
David Nicks/Eric Hamber Secondary Vancouver, BC Canada
MAR 24, 2016 - MAR 24, 2016
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory
Portola Valley, CA United States
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory Portola Valley, CA United States
MAR 18, 2016 - MAR 18, 2016
Evans High School
Evans, GA United States
Evans High School Evans, GA United States
OCT 30, 2015 - OCT 31, 2015
Bothell High School
Bothell, WA United States
Bothell High School Bothell, WA United States
OCT 16, 2015 - OCT 17, 2015
Lakeside Middle School
Little Elm, TX United States
Lakeside Middle School Little Elm, TX United States
DEC 17, 2014 - DEC 17, 2014
Wolf Performing Arts Center
Gladwyne, PA United States
Wolf Performing Arts Center Gladwyne, PA United States
DEC 05, 2014 - DEC 05, 2014
Northeast Magnet High School
Wichita, KS United States
Northeast Magnet High School Wichita, KS United States
NOV 30, 2014 - NOV 30, 2014
Birch Hills School
Birch Hills, SK Canada
Birch Hills School Birch Hills, SK Canada
JUL 25, 2014 - JUL 25, 2014
Wolf Performing Arts Center
Rosemont, PA United States
Wolf Performing Arts Center Rosemont, PA United States
MAY 12, 2014 - MAY 12, 2014
Milton High School
Milton, FL United States
Milton High School Milton, FL United States
NOV 22, 2013 - DEC 06, 2013
Penn Manor High School
Millersville , PA United States
Penn Manor High School Millersville , PA United States
JUN 08, 2013 - JUN 08, 2013
Barrington Community Theater
Barrington, RI United States
Barrington Community Theater Barrington, RI United States
APR 27, 2013 - APR 28, 2013
Theatre Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL United States
Theatre Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL United States
DEC 09, 2011 - DEC 10, 2011
West Hall High School
Oakwood, GA United States
West Hall High School Oakwood, GA United States
MAY 23, 2011 - MAY 23, 2011
Westview High School Theatre
Portland, OR United States
Westview High School Theatre Portland, OR United States
JAN 26, 2011 - FEB 04, 2011
Billings West High Auditorium
Billings, MT United States
Billings West High Auditorium Billings, MT United States
NOV 19, 2010 - NOV 20, 2010
Lejeune High School
Camp Lejeune, NC United States
Lejeune High School Camp Lejeune, NC United States
JUL 29, 2010 - JUL 29, 2010
Cabarrus County Schools
Concord, NC United States
Cabarrus County Schools Concord, NC United States
MAR 29, 2010 - MAR 30, 2010
Endeavour College Centre
MAWSON LAKES, SA Australia
Endeavour College Centre MAWSON LAKES, SA Australia
FEB 12, 2010 - FEB 13, 2010
Fossil Ridge High School
Fort Collins, CO United States
Fossil Ridge High School Fort Collins, CO United States
DEC 03, 2009 - DEC 04, 2009
Gulliver Academy
Coral Gables, FL United States
Gulliver Academy Coral Gables, FL United States
NOV 19, 2009 - NOV 20, 2009
Salamanca High School
Salamanca, NY United States
Salamanca High School Salamanca, NY United States
NOV 12, 2009 - NOV 21, 2009
Forest Grove High School
Forest Grove, OR United States
Forest Grove High School Forest Grove, OR United States
OCT 22, 2009 - OCT 25, 2009
Padua Franciscan High School
Parma, OH United States
Padua Franciscan High School Parma, OH United States
APR 30, 2009 - APR 30, 2009
Poudre High School
Fort Collins, CO United States
Poudre High School Fort Collins, CO United States
MAR 06, 2009 - MAR 06, 2009
Massabesic High School
Waterboro, ME United States
Massabesic High School Waterboro, ME United States
MAY 28, 2008 - MAY 28, 2008
St. John Catholic High School
Lanark, ON Canada
St. John Catholic High School Lanark, ON Canada
MAY 15, 2008 - MAY 17, 2008
Newberg High School
Newberg, OR United States
Newberg High School Newberg, OR United States
MAY 10, 2008 - MAY 10, 2008
David Lipscomb High School
Nashville, TN United States
David Lipscomb High School Nashville, TN United States
APR 23, 2008 - APR 23, 2008
Central High School
Evansville, IN United States
Central High School Evansville, IN United States
NOV 15, 2007 - NOV 17, 2007
AHS Drama Club
Auburn, NY United States
AHS Drama Club Auburn, NY United States
NOV 08, 2007 - NOV 10, 2007
Brookwood High School
Snellville, GA United States
Brookwood High School Snellville, GA United States
SEP 21, 2007 - SEP 21, 2007
Merely Players
Durango, CO United States
Merely Players Durango, CO United States
FEB 09, 2007 - FEB 09, 2007
Huntingtown High School
Silver Spring, MD United States
Huntingtown High School Silver Spring, MD United States
JAN 26, 2007 - JAN 27, 2007
St. Anthony High School
Minneapolis, MN United States
St. Anthony High School Minneapolis, MN United States
JAN 22, 2007 - FEB 10, 2007
Sibley East High School
Arlington, MN United States
Sibley East High School Arlington, MN United States
JAN 15, 2007 - FEB 10, 2007
Holdingford High School
Varied, MN American Samoa
Holdingford High School Varied, MN American Samoa
DEC 14, 2006 - DEC 15, 2006
W.J. Mouat Secondary School
Abbotsford, BC Canada
W.J. Mouat Secondary School Abbotsford, BC Canada
DEC 01, 2006 - DEC 02, 2006
Twin Valley South Middle School
West Alexandria, OH United States
Twin Valley South Middle School West Alexandria, OH United States
NOV 17, 2006 - NOV 18, 2006
Beatrice Public Schools
Beatrice, NE United States
Beatrice Public Schools Beatrice, NE United States
NOV 01, 2006 - NOV 01, 2006
Central High School
Not Known At This Time, VA United States
Central High School Not Known At This Time, VA United States
OCT 27, 2006 - OCT 27, 2006
West Laurens High School
Dublin, GA United States
West Laurens High School Dublin, GA United States
OCT 21, 2006 - OCT 21, 2006
Bothell High School
Bothell, WA United States
Bothell High School Bothell, WA United States
OCT 12, 2006 - OCT 12, 2006
Annandale High School
Annandale, VA United States
Annandale High School Annandale, VA United States
MAY 25, 2006 - MAY 26, 2006
Boltz Junior High
Fort Collins, CO United States
Boltz Junior High Fort Collins, CO United States
MAY 19, 2006 - MAY 19, 2006
Morris Hills High School
Rockaway, NJ United States
Morris Hills High School Rockaway, NJ United States
MAY 19, 2006 - MAY 20, 2006
Morris Hills High School
Rockaway, NJ United States
Morris Hills High School Rockaway, NJ United States
MAR 02, 2006 - MAR 02, 2006
Prairie Trail Junior High
Olathe, KS United States
Prairie Trail Junior High Olathe, KS United States
FEB 16, 2006 - FEB 16, 2006
Cheyenne Mountain High School
Colorado Springs, CO United States
Cheyenne Mountain High School Colorado Springs, CO United States
NOV 17, 2005 - NOV 17, 2005
Coronado High School
Henderson, NV United States
Coronado High School Henderson, NV United States
OCT 27, 2005 - OCT 28, 2005
Wildcat Theater
Olathe, KS United States
Wildcat Theater Olathe, KS United States
MAY 20, 2005 - MAY 20, 2005
Westfield High School
Westfield, IN United States
Westfield High School Westfield, IN United States
MAY 13, 2005 - MAY 13, 2005
Lakeview High School
Battle Creek, MI United States
Lakeview High School Battle Creek, MI United States
APR 28, 2005 - APR 30, 2005
Billings West High School
Billings, MT United States
Billings West High School Billings, MT United States
APR 23, 2005 - APR 24, 2005
Ontario High School
Mansfield, OH United States
Ontario High School Mansfield, OH United States
APR 22, 2005 - APR 23, 2005
Duluth High School
Duluth, GA United States
Duluth High School Duluth, GA United States
APR 21, 2005 - APR 22, 2005
Henderson High School
West Chester PA, PA United States
Henderson High School West Chester PA, PA United States
APR 01, 2005 - APR 03, 2005
Brush High School
Solon, OH United States
Brush High School Solon, OH United States
MAR 31, 2005 - APR 01, 2005
The School Of Arts & Sciences
Tallahassee, FL United States
The School Of Arts & Sciences Tallahassee, FL United States
MAR 10, 2005 - MAR 12, 2005
Lutheran High School Northwest
Rochester Hills, MI United States
Lutheran High School Northwest Rochester Hills, MI United States
MAR 06, 2005 - MAR 06, 2005
Barrington High School
Barrington, RI United States
Barrington High School Barrington, RI United States
MAR 01, 2005 - MAR 01, 2005
Fay School
Southboro, MA United States
Fay School Southboro, MA United States
FEB 18, 2005 - FEB 18, 2005
Broadneck High School
Annapolis, MD United States
Broadneck High School Annapolis, MD United States
FEB 11, 2005 - FEB 12, 2005
Brush H.S.
Lyndhurst, OH United States
Brush H.S. Lyndhurst, OH United States
FEB 10, 2005 - FEB 12, 2005
St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre
St. Johnsbury, VT United States
St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre St. Johnsbury, VT United States
JAN 31, 2005 - FEB 10, 2005
Sutherland Secondary
North Vancouver, BC Canada
Sutherland Secondary North Vancouver, BC Canada
JAN 21, 2005 - JAN 21, 2005
Corning East High School Drama Club
Corning, NY United States
Corning East High School Drama Club Corning, NY United States
JAN 17, 2005 - JAN 18, 2005
Fulton Secondary School
Vernon, BC Canada
Fulton Secondary School Vernon, BC Canada
JAN 14, 2005 - JAN 15, 2005
Girls Preparatory School
Hixson, TN United States
Girls Preparatory School Hixson, TN United States
DEC 09, 2004 - DEC 09, 2004
Manteca High School
Manteca, CA United States
Manteca High School Manteca, CA United States
JUN 01, 2004 - JUL 01, 2004
International Thespian Festival (staged reading)
Lincoln, NE United States
International Thespian Festival (staged reading) Lincoln, NE United States
MAY 23, 2022 - MAY 23, 2022
Musketeer Troupe
Greenup, KY United States
Musketeer Troupe Greenup, KY United States
No professional productions.

Awards (1)

International Thespian Playworks winner, 2004