Teen Dreams

by Gabrielle Poisson

Teen Dreams Poster

“When I want someone to see me, I just stare at them really hard. It’s like I’m asking them to like love me. And if they would just listen—if they listened, they would be able to hear my whole entire heart.”

Bella is a hopeless romantic. Her life is filled with flashing neon signs, rooftop star-gazing, and all-consuming thoughts of the impending school dance. Her parents aren’t getting along and her best friend has a mysterious hickey and Timmy Cooper doesn’t even seem to know she exists and all at once the world is expanding and contracting within the walls of her bedroom. An original work from Gabrielle Poisson, Teen Dreams brings to life the messy honesty of being 15 years old, confused, and learning what it’s like to listen with your whole entire heart.

BELLA — Your average 15-year-old girl who’d really much rather be living in a romantic comedy.

CAROLINE — Bella’s very present mother, determined to be involved in her daughter’s life, but not sure how to do so.

SIDNEY — Bella’s best friend (who has bigger boobs than she does and just got her first hickey).

TIMMY COOPER — the cutest boy in the tenth grade, hot in a way that makes all moms go, “Isn’t he handsome?”

RICHARD — Bella’s father and Caroline’s husband, struggling to communicate with both.

Please email gabrielle.poisson@yale.edu or naomi.goodheart@yale.edu if you’re interested in reading the script. Sides for auditions are posted below; pick the one you feel most connected to and don’t worry about being memorized—we just want to get to know you. All are welcome in cast and crew.

All auditions will be held in LC 212!

For all inquiries, please contact: 

Media and Downloads

PDF icon bella_audition.pdf (.pdf - 49.69KB)
PDF icon caroline_audition.pdf (.pdf - 32.72KB)
PDF icon richard_audition.pdf (.pdf - 46.24KB)
PDF icon sidney_audition.pdf (.pdf - 44.85KB)
PDF icon timmy_cooper_audition.pdf (.pdf - 69.93KB)

Performance Dates & Times

October 10, 2019 - 7:30pm

October 11, 2019 - 7:30pm

October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

October 12, 2019 - 7:30pm


Lighten Theater

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby is accessible via building entrance by the north Sachem Street gate. Upper lobby and balcony seating is located on the ground level. Lower lobby and stage level seating is accessible via an elevator. Facilities are located on both levels.



Production Team

Stage Manager
Lighting Designer
Graphic Designer
Costume Designer
Set Designer