Mature Young Adults

Wesley J. Colford
Comedy, Drama
Running Time
1 hrs 15 min
Cast Size

​Adults tells the story of two Nova Scotian teenagers as they struggle to reconcile their broken relationship and grapple with their impending futures as adults. A contemporary response to Salt Water Moon, this play takes a simple yet raw look at first love and unabashedly explores their relationship, asking what it means to be a “mature young adult” in our age of over-saturation and antiquated ideas of gender and sexuality.

Development History

​Developed as part of a residency with the Paprika Festival under the mentorship of Mel Hague.

Workshopped as part of the “Script Happens” Festival at Theatre St. John in 2011.

Further workshopping done by Aim for the Tangent Theatre at the Tarragon Far Studio in 2012.

Developed at the PARC Playwrights Colony in May 2013 working with Dramaturg-in-Residence Kim McCall.

* An early draft was published by Signature Editions in the anthology “Out on a Limb: Short Plays by New Playwrights”, edited by Kit Brennan, 2011.

Production History

​Produced by Aim for the Tangent Theatre at the Atlantic Fringe Festival in Halifax, NS, August 2013, directed by Alexander Offord.

Produced by Aim for the Tangent Theatre in Toronto, ON in November 2013, directed by Alexander Offord.

A short film was produced based on a scene from this play by Kit Media in fall 2014, funded by Bravo Facts and directed by Kent Nolan.

Publisher / Script Contact
Wesley J. Colford