By Doris Kirkendall
These ten skits are lots of fun for older actors. Skits vary from six actors in "How to Play Golf and Other Foolish Games" to only two readers in "Presidential Primary Party Picnic." Includes a pantomime, "The Board Meeting," and the costume ideas and monologue for a silly fashion show.
Every one of the 20 scenes in this collection was chosen to give middle and high school actors a time to shine, whether it’s in the classroom, at competition, or onstage. Some of the scenes are comic and fun, while others serious or even tragic. The actors will find an additional challenge creating characters from different time periods in which these scenes take place: from early Roman to medieval days, from the Civil War to World War II, and from the ‘60s to current day. The scenes strike just the right balance between male and female roles, and between due...
Here is a medley of monologues about the time in a woman's life that is the most volatile and profound: her teen years. Each monologue is about a peak moment in the lives of 50 teen women, trying to communicate their ideas and share their feelings. Every selection provides a variety of intense emotions in the language that teens speak. Each monologue is a short story on its own, with a beginning, middle, and end. Even though any one of the monologues can be completed in brief minutes, its speaker is three-dimensional, its content evolves thoroughly, and its e...
This collection of monologues presents real issues teens deal with every day, yet each has a surprising twist at the end. Every topic gets its due, from dating to driving, curfews to computers, and smoking to sports. The dramatic material is handled with great sensitivity while the comedic monologues are hilarious and fun. The collection is equally divided for male and female performers, including four monologues for either gender. Performance suggestions and directorial notes are included for each. There is something for everyone in this collection, which is...
Monologues are traditionally used for auditions and classroom work, but they are an overlooked form of performance art, epsecially for teenagers. This collection brings this usually standard genre into the performance spotlight. Like other collections by Dan Kehde, this one was developed and performed in what has now become an annual, and ever more popular, event at the playwright's theatre. Funny, hard-hitting, and poignant, these are honest portraits of young Americans searching for freedom, love and self-worth in the labyrinth of adolescence. Titles includ...
Here's a nifty companion piece to "1400 Boxes of Jello." It's a passel of 25 monologues about pre-teen and adolescent fears and fantasies. Full of clever humor, they reveal the passions and dreams, worries and doubts of students as they fret about grades, dating, drugs, peer group pressure, identity questions, and, of course, the future. From the amusing dismay of "My Teacher's an Alien," to the serious self-doubts of "Maybe I'm Gay," to the hilarious title piece, these confessions all reveal the concerns and confusions of today's young people.