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At Krisp County High School, everyone is hungry. Hungry to lose weight. Hungry to make weight. Hungry to be big and visible—or completely invisible. Desperately hungry to make love and be loved.

Like teens everywhere, everyone at KCHS has body issues, including 98 lb. junior varsity wrestler, Bailey George, who decides to give up making weight to pursue Amanda Britchet, AKA, The Missing Girl, who just disappeared from school five days ago. But when his quest reveals problems at the school too big for him to ignore, he sets out to save the entire KCHS student body, including heavyweight wrestler, Houston, who believes big is in and bulk is beautiful; stud athlete Dallas, who’s secret could blow up the world; and all five of the school’s Amandas.

Meanwhile, the Girl with the Big Slurpee Cup, whose beverage includes a daily diet of vodka, cannot swallow the scandalous secret she is keeping about her past. Even when she’s mostly sober, she causes havoc that threatens to shame everyone in her way. And as for Bailey, when he finally finds what he’s looking for, he’s in way over his hero-head. The Missing Girl, and all these other haunted high schoolers, may be too hungry to save.

WAISTED offers a candid glimpse into body image and identity issues facing teens, particularly boys; but WAISTED is further-reaching, capturing through dark humor what can happen when you try to become someone brand new from outside in.

  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, Comedy
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Thespian Production, Inc. Bolt-Cutter Man for their Pumpkins, Poison and Plays…Oh my! Halloween Play Festival – production in NY, NY, October16-18, 2014
    NY, NY
    December 8, 2016
    Playwriting Contest for Pumpkins, Poison and Plays...Oh My! Play Festival
  • Distinguished Play Award for PIZZA WITH SHRIMP ON TOP
    The American Alliance for Theater in Education
    December 8, 2016
    Distinguished Play Award for Pizza with Shrimp on Top (2006) in the category of middle school and secondary school audience plays
Writer Biography

A former high school English teacher, Aaron Levy is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and English Education at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, GA. In the summer of 2016, he began serving as the Director of Academics for the Georgia Film Academy. He earned his MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University – go Sun Devils! His first work for young adults, Pizza With Shrimp On Top (Dramatic Publishing), has enjoyed over 60 national and international productions, and was nominated for the 2007 Distinguished National Play Award for the Middle and Secondary School Audiences. Recently, his stories have appeared in Bohemia Art & Literary Journal, Every Day Fiction, Black Heart Magazine, Linguistic Erosion, and Eleveneleven Arts and Literary Journal. Levy’s play BOLT CUTTER MAN was selected for production by Thespian Production Inc’s for its 2014 Halloween Play Festival this October in NYC’s Joria Mainstage Threatre. Levy is really excited about the debut of his first young adult novel, Blood Don’t Lie due out in December, 2016. For more information about Levy and his work, along with tons of teacher resources, visit

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