The scenario for "Extra Credit" is around a group of college students
who meet as paid volunteers for a medical research program. Two
nights a week, they have to sleep at the lab with electrodes on
their heads -- along with occaisional blood tests and questionnaires.
Most of them also have sleep disorders which this may help with.
The scenario is focussed on the personalities of the characters
involved. Play begins with them meeting at the university medical
center for their first night of the program. They have had some
prior phone screening, and have been told to pack overnight bags.
The characters are really the center of scenario, and they are
- An offbeat sophomore who tends to go out on the town a lot, but
who also works with a manic intensity as she majors in
sociology. She has a small gymnastic scholarship and works at
the bookstore, but could really use the extra money. Also, she
does have chronic nightmares which she can't remember.
- A rebellious senior in electrical engineering, with the habit
of breaking into all the buildings on campus. He is driven by
curiosity which was what intrigued him about the program.
- An impulsive junior in economics, from a rich family in the
suburbs. He volunteered more out of perverse curiosity than
any need -- he even has his own apartment. His main interest
seems there to be in the cute gymnast. Outside classses, he is
a lead tennis player.
- A dedicated music student, also a sophmore. She has an
eclectic variety of interests and skills, while being somewhat
anti-social. She has insomnia and occaisional dizzy spells,
which is driving both her and her roommates crazy. She
volunteered for the money, the cure, and the chance to get away
from her roommates.
- An aggressive sophmore in English, with an emphasis in
journalism. Out of class, he writes various controversial
articles for the college newspaper, and practices karate. He
took last year off in travelling to Europe and South America,
which has left him dead broke -- thus his main interest in the
- Tom is a geeky sophmore majoring in Math. His hobbies are
stage magic, juggling, theater tech work, and blogging.
He is friendly and polite, but he doesn't get noticed much.
He is shy when it comes to talking about himself, especially
around girls. He tends to talk more about everything else in
- A struggling pre-Law junior majoring in Philosophy. She has
scraped by pretty well despite many extracurricular activities,
including some particularly unhealthy ones. She is currently
trying to straighten her life out, part of which is getting
John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
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