Laurie Allen

Laurie Allen was drawn to the theatre by performing in plays under the legendary drama instructor, Jerry P. Worsham at Snyder High School. In this small West Texas town, students advancing to the State UIL One-Act Competition in Austin, Texas was the norm and hugely supported by the community. After graduating, she decided to try her hand at writing plays for the theatre. Her first play, "Gutter Girl," won the Indian River Players One-Act Play Competition. Now, more than 25 of her plays have been published. Her plays for teens have enjoyed wide success and several of her high school competition pieces have gone all the way to national speech and forensics competitions. Laurie lives in Odessa with her teenage daughter, Melanie, and has another grown daughter, Brooke, who lives nearby. When not writing, she’s busy working as a process server, which gives her more opportunities to discover those unique characters and situations for her plays.

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  Cakes Galore!

Comedy by Laurie Allen

45 pages

3 m, 5 w, optional extras

Here's a delicious comedy which can be followed by your own dessert sale or cakewalk. Two older ladies, Helen and Fern, are the force behind the church's program to feed the poor. (Well, actually Helen thinks it is she herself who must do everything to get it done right, with Fern as her helper.) But their outreach program of serving soup and sandwiches may not last much longer because the church just doesn't have the funds. That's a real blow since the church across town puts out a much better spread and more often! Helen decides the only way to continue is ...

  Comedy Duo Scenes for Teens

Resource by Laurie Allen

72 pages

Resource Book

This collection of humorous duets draw on everyday teen situations. Of the 25 comedy scenes, 9 are arranged for 1 male/1 female, while the rest are divided between 2 male actors and 2 female actors. Some titles include "A Close Call," "Stage Fright," "The Excuse," "A Big Baby," "The Assignment," "Ghost Stories," "The Zero," and many more. The scenes are short and manageable making them ideal for classrooms, auditions, and speech contests. Please contact the publisher for a reasonable royalty fee when the entire collection is used as an evening of entertainmen...