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    • 102 pages
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  • Keywords
    • Homeless youth,
    • Drama for young adults,
    • Homelessness and poverty,
    • Drug abuse,
    • Physical & emotional abuse,
    • Learning self-reliance,
    • Family of choice

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Behind the Damage
by Nadia Affolter

When 22-year-old Shawn gets fired from his job at a Toronto magazine, he decides to go undercover as a homeless person in hopes to earn the professional success he craves. Shawn takes to living on the streets to write a first-hand exposé about the city’s homeless youth crisis. To his surprise, he is welcomed into the homeless community and taught more about friendship, connection, and heartbreak than he ever imagined. Now trapped in his own charade, will Shawn be able to keep his secret hidden from his new family or will his deceit be deemed the ultimate act of betrayal, leaving him more alone than ever before? Only one thing is certain – everyone involved will be forever changed. Behind the Damage is a play that explores the personal stories and struggles of homeless youth. With a cast of young people, drama teachers and community theatre companies will be able to address important social issues while delivering their audiences an emotional production highlighting human connection, self awareness, truth, and resilience.

Nadia Affolter is a certified teacher, writer, director, producer, and entrepreneur. She believes in drama’s power to educate, inspire, build understanding and create awareness. To learn more about Nadia’s projects, visit


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