Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play (Marvel Spotlight)

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Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play (Marvel Spotlight)

Masi Asare

When a strange Terrigen Mist descended upon Jersey City, Kamala Khan was imbued with polymorphic powers. Her life was changed forever and so were the lives of her family and friends. Using her newfound abilities to fight evil and protect Jersey City, she became the all new MS. MARVEL!
Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play (Marvel Spotlight)

Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play (Marvel Spotlight)

by  Masi Asare

Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play (Marvel Spotlight)

OVERVIEW

Description
Kamala attempts to boost Ms. Marvel’s fledgling super hero profile by writing her own fan fiction. But when hobby turns to obsession, Kamala’s schoolwork and relationships begin to suffer. Before Jersey City truly can embrace Ms. Marvel, Kamala must learn to accept herself just as she is – imperfections and all. 

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Setting:

Kamala’s bedroom; the streets of Jersey City; a physics classroom and a hallway at Coles Academic High School
Cast Attributes
THE TEENS
KAMALA KHAN – a.k.a. Ms. Marvel. Female identifying.
NAKIA BAHADIR – Kamala’s best friend. Female identifying.
BRUNO CARRELLI – Kamala’s other best friend and sometime crush. Male identifying.
GABE HILLMAN – Bruno’s friend, the smooth guy. Male identifying.
ZOE ZIMMER – Kamala’s kinda snotty classmate. Female identifying.
JOSH RICHARDSON – Zoe’s boyfriend, the jock. Male identifying.
LEE – Josh’s friend. Male identifying.
ALEX – Josh’s friend. Any gender.
MICHAELA “MIKE” GUTIERREZ – Bruno’s girlfriend, the new girl. Female identifying.
FANGIRL – Female identifying.
STUDENTS

THE ADULTS
AMMI – Kamala’s mother. Female identifying.
MS. NORRIS – Physics teacher. Female identifying.

THE FAN FIC CHARACTERS
FAN FIC MS. MARVEL III, & III – Played in three different scenes by three different actors. Any gender.
BADDIES – REESE & FLYNN. Any gender.
DELI WORKER – Any gender.
CAT BURGLAR – Any gender.
REPORTER (1-2) – Any gender.
THIEF – Any gender.
FAN FIC ENSEMBLE

THE SUPER HEROES
CAPTAIN MARVEL – Female identifying.
IRON MAN – Doubled by the actor playing JOSH. Male identifying.
BLACK WIDOW – Doubled by the actor playing ZOE. Female identifying.
DOCTOR STRANGE – Doubled by the actor playing LEE. Male identifying.
Casting Notes

Marvel Spotlight aims to create compelling plays with teenage protagonists who tackle real-world problems in a diverse society. Licensees are encouraged to approach casting in a way that values equal representation and inclusion while promoting conversation and respect. For those characters marked as “any gender,” the costuming of the character should reflect the gender identity of the performer.

Every effort should be made so that KAMALA and AMMI, who are Pakistani American in this play and in the comics, are played by performers of color. For AMMI in particular, it’s important that she not become a caricature. If the actor and director are not familiar with a South Asian accent, the role should be performed without any attempt at an “authentic” accent; the important thing is for the mother/daughter relationship to come through clearly in performance.

All other roles are open to performers of any ethnicity. The director and cast are encouraged to read at least Ms. Marvel, Volume One: No Normal of the comics to gain a sense for how these characters appear on the page, which could be a starting point for thinking about casting.

Media

Press

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  • Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play (Marvel Spotlight)

    Credit: © 2019 Marvel (Example Projection: High School Exterior Lawn)

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    Credit: © 2019 Marvel (Example Projection: High School Interior Classroom)

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    Credit: © 2019 Marvel (Example Projection: Jersey City Street at Sunset)

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    Credit: © 2019 Marvel (Example Projection: Jersey City Subway Entrance at Night)

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Authors

Masi Asare

MASI ASARE is a composer, lyricist, and playwright. She wrote the score for the secret agent musical Sympathy Jones (New York Musical Festival), published/licensed by Playscripts, with 40 productions to date internationally; book, music, and lyrics for The Family Resemblance (Theatre Royal Stratford East ...

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