The Moon, the Beach, and the Future

Having your whole life ahead of you can be exciting – and frightening.

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Julie and Judd meet on a beach along the California coast late at night.  He is hopelessly in love with her, but all she can think about is throwing herself into the future.


  • Female: 1
  • Male: 1
  • Total roles: 2
17 years old, just graduated from high school, ready to burst with life.
18 years old, just graduated from high school. He is awkward and shy around Julie, but he has the makings of a good man.

Setting & Set Requirements

A beach late at night, easily created with a soundscape.


  • 2021, Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA


Julie: I mean, there’s so much I want to do.  I don’t just want to go to college as part of an unnatural progression through a system.  I want to cram things into my head and my eyes, and work at forty different jobs and wear my hair sixty different ways and live in nineteen countries and go on a safari.  I can hardly wait ‘til I have my own place.  I’d like to live in a big, open loft with hardly any furniture and a big fireplace and really exotic paintings by unknown geniuses.  I think it would be the greatest thing in the world to start out really really poor and get really really rich really really slowly.  Don’t you think?

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