Have fun spoofing the nightly news. TV crews interview some people in the news including the police chief who was first at the scene of Humpty Dumpty's fall and the bystander who was the last to see the now missing Alice Little chase a rabbit down a hole.
Overcome with guilt over her late husband's creation of the Winchester rifle, Sarah Winchester became quite eccentric and to appease her ghosts, started building a mansion in San Jose, CA. She feared that if ever construction stopped, so would her life. Here's an excellent choral speaking piece as the maids, butlers, and workmen tell Sarah's story speaking in rhymed meter, echoing the rap tap tap of the never-ending hammers.
Turn down the lights in your classroom and let your actors raise some goosebumps as they read and create the sound effects for these radio plays. "The Pool" (5 characters) is about a hidden pond with enticingly deadly waters "The Mask" (4 characters) is about a tribal mask which has powers to change looks and "The Message" (7 characters) is about a fax machine which sends warningsby itself.
"Road Not Taken" (5 parts) shows a couple being married while in school means difficult choices "Gun Laws, Anyone," (2 parts) shows the human side of the issue "Game of Life" (3 parts) forces a sports hero to choose between art and athletics.
Three radio skits ideal for beginning drama students. Voices must convey all action, emotion, and mounting suspense. Skits include "The Witness" (8 parts), "The Mound" (4 parts) and "The Bonfire" (6 parts).
Fairy Tale court is now in session! Picture Cinderella taking her godmother to court because her coach turned into a pumpkin. Or how about the poor prince who was transformed into a frog? Numerous small parts make this a snap to produce.