What We Did (2015)

15 years after the mysterious suicide of high school student Kay Hofman, the police have invited six of her friends and her former English teacher back to their old school to re-open her case. Revisiting the places of their youth they stumble across long-forgotten memories and soon find themselves in a labyrinth of jealousy, betrayal and hate, in which many questions have been left unanswered: Why did Kay’s former English teacher quit her job only weeks after the tragic incident? Why does Kay’s former boyfriend not want to talk about the past? Why is everybody still suspicious of the “new girl”, who arrived only weeks before Kay’s death? Why does Kay’s greatest rival still maintain that she was happy to see her dead? And finally, with so many facts still in the dark, how can the police be sure that Kay really killed herself?

About the Author

Mary DeCarlo is a playwright and actor liv­ing in New York City. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Birkbeck University of London’s MA Text and Performance program. She also has a BFA in Acting from Arcadia University.

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Dear members of Thadden English Drama Club,

First of all, I must thank you for your in­credible bravery in tackling a new piece of writing that was not only constantly chang­ing, but also in a foreign language! Chatting with Nick about your progress, determina­tion, and enthusiasm inspired me every time we spoke. Hearing about your passion refueled me whenever I felt blocked and made the writing process a truly fulfilling experience. It has been a massive honor to have had the opportunity to write for such spirited students.

I wish that I could be with you to see this work realized, but I will be thinking of you all each night you perform. I encourage you to contin­ue creating and discovering new ways in which to tell the stories that are important to you. Once again, thank you for allow­ing me to write for you and for dedicating your valuable time, brilliant energy, and unique selves to this proj­ect. If you are ever in New York, give me a call!

Sincerely,

Mary DeCarlo

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Cast

Detectives Detective Brutico
Officer Penny
Ernestina Knell
Klara Lorenz
K1
10b
School Staff Ms Hopkins (young)
Ms Hopkins (old)
Vanessa Smith
Brooklyn de Winter
Phoebe Jackson
Crina Ortiz
Rahel Weber
Lara Loescher
Greta Hartmann
Charlotte Grupp
K1
K2
K2
K2
K2
Senior Class Blake
Blakely
Chet
Chester
Emma
Emily
Jake
Jacob
Jenny
Jennifer
Kay

Kim
Kimberly
Paul Fruh
Tobias Lechner
Tobias Fürst
Patrik Schumacher
Sophia Kammerer
Keshia Burger
Paul Pflüger
Sebastian Schulze
Thanh Tam Bui
Lillian Blanco
Johanna Morgen
Jule Loescher
Antonia Eckstein
Klara Laue
10e
K2
K1
K2
K1
K2
K1
K2
K2
K1
10b
10b
K1
9b
Freshman Class Rueben
Robin
Sebastian Zeller
Robert Wiebalck
9b
9a