Drama, Full-length

A group of high school seniors face their final year learning online with a beloved teacher as a pandemic rages outside. Together they will face social isolation, missed milestones, the potential loss of friends and family, their places in the world and what the birth of a new social justice movement means for them.


Where race and ethnicity are indicated, they should be honored. Where race or ethnicity are not indicated, that does not by default indicate whiteness, but rather that a character can be of any race or ethnicity.

Production Notes

Distance Learning was selected as one of the top six 2020-2021 high school productions and was invited to be presented on Mainstage at the 2021 International Thespian Festival.


Carey Crim

Carey Crim is an East Coast based playwright and resident artist at the Purple Rose Theatre Company. Her play Never Not Once was the winner of the 2017 Jane Chambers award and a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. It opened to critical acclaim at The Purple Rose Theater and went on to Theatre Aquarius in Ontario, The Rubicon Theatre in Los Angeles and then on to The Park Theatre in London. Conviction premiered at Bay Street Theatre starring Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt and Elizabeth Reaser. It then opened at The Rubicon in... [FULL BIO]