Vietnam 101: The War on Campus

Author: Rich Orloff

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus

Description: Based on interviews with and letters from students who attended Oberlin College in the late 1960’s, the play charts one college’s journey through the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, focusing on how the war and changing campus life affected students both politically and personally.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1989
Date Added: 8/1/2014
Content Advisory: None, beyond a few profanities. (The play has been produced in colleges and high schools.)
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males, 14 Gender Neutral

NOTE: Vietnam 101: The War on Campus, copyright © 2005 by Rich Orloff. Reprinted by permission of the author. Vietnam 101: The War on Campus is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. In other words, no productions or presentations in any form are allowed without permission from the playwright’s representative, Playscripts, Inc. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to Playscripts,at www.playscripts.com

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Keywords: Anti-War · Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Coming of Age · Documentary · Feminism · Large Cast Size · Mostly Female Characters · Politics · Protests · Social Issues · True Stories · War

Original Production Information

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus was first performed under the title Days of Possibilities on November 2, 1989 at Oberlin College with the following cast and crew:

Craig Coletta
Christie Farris
Gary Frenkel
Wayne Hollander
Howard Leder
Rex Jae Hoon Lee
Cara Oestreicher
Stephanie Phillips
Ronald Russell
Sarah E. Shively
Lizz Spikol
Bethany Yarrow

Director: Jane S. Armitage
Asst. Director: Jason Heil
Stage manager: Molli Simon
Production coordinator: Jina Oh
Set and lighting design: Joseph Smelser
Music design: Zak Berkman. 
Costumes: Stephanie Klatsky
Slides coordinated: Jordan Steig

The current version of the play was first performed on May 26, 1990 at Oberlin College with the following cast and crew:

Craig Coletta
Gary Frenkel
Heather Houghtaling
Stephanie Klatsky
Howard Leder
Rex Jae Hoon Lee
Cara Oestreicher
Toju E. Omatete
Ronald Russell
Sarah E. Shively

Director: Jane S. Armitage
Asst. Director: Zak Berkman
Stage manager: Amy Horst
Production coordinator: Jina Oh
Set design: Joseph Smelser
Lighting design: Peter Lewis
Music design: Zak Berkman. 
Costumes: Stephanie Klatsky, Pia Duryea
Slides coordinated: Jordan Steig