Do you go nuts trying to find scene study material for your students? Are you dissatisfied with the scenes you do find? Are they too long, too short, too silly, not silly enough, too serious, not serious enough? Written by popular playwright, director, and teacher Alexis Kozak, this collection of twenty-five award-winning four-minute scenes is based on overheard classroom conversations. In “Regarding Jane” one male student has a plan for meeting girls -- it’s in the pages of a Jane Austen book, and in “Allegiance” two students debate the real words to the...
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Lacey, a teenage girl, has finished work at the mall and is waiting – and waiting – for her boyfriend to pick her up. Left stranded yet again, she reevaluates her love life while shuffling through the songs on her phone. Actors portraying each of the songs appear with comedic monologues that stir her emotions, offer advice, and affect her decisions. Ethan, a good-humored co-worker, offers her a ride home and the possibility ...
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There’s nothing like real, live storytellers to catch the imagination of youngsters. With these six tales, each told by a pair of storytellers, students can go on an enchanted voyage, whether they’re in a classroom, cafeteria or theatre. Let your young audiences, from kindergarten through 6th grade, connect, learn, and be entertained through these inventive scripts in one of the oldest forms of entertainment -- storytelling! Running from 6 to 12 minutes each, they include “The Cat, the Mouse and the Huge Pot of Cheese,” the Aesop tale of the two traditional e...
Here are 12 monologues which capture the gut feelings of teens, their longings, dreams and wishes as well as their frustrations of trying to reach for the stars. From Wendy, who'll do anything to look good as Duane's girlfriend, including vomiting the food she eats, to Michael, the class valedictorian whose inspiring words don't begin to tackle the problems new graduates face, we see the idealism of teens and their first look at reality. Some subjects include fame, drinking, shyness, and others. An excellent resource.
Echoes of Ireland is a series of four interrelated monologues that follow the saga of a single Irish family from County Cork in 1860 to present day New York City. Beginning five years after the end of the potato famine in Ireland, Echoes sees the Cunygham clan on their journey across the ocean to the ports of Manhattan, through the lowly existence of immigrant life in the States, to the assimilation and rebirth of their family as American citizens who never forget from whence they came. The journey is part tragedy, part comedy, part history lesson and all und...
This collection of more than 30 monologues is just right for junior high students. Some monologues keep their roots in the fairy tale world but bloom with humor such as the “Big Bad Wolf Building Inspector,” and ”Johnny Appleseed, the Litterer.” Others feature famous folks and what they might have said or done such as “General Custer’s Muster,” “Robin Hood’s State of the Forest Address,” and “Crisis With Chris Columbus.” In class or onstage, students will love the humor of these monologues.
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...
By Wade Bradford
By Dennis Bush
Here is a complete three to five-week lesson plan resource book which includes puzzles, activities, and guides for teaching drama to English or beginning drama classes. It teaches basic theatrical history, etiquette, memorization, characterization, theatrical vocabulary and much more. The first section is for the teacher's use, while the second section (with new page numbers) consists of reproducible worksheets for your students. The curriculum culminates in your class being anxious and ready to produce, both onstage and off, their first play.
Your actors will delve into these pieces with relish and your audiences will identify with all the characters, humorous and heartbreaking alike. All of the material has been workshopped and performed by high school-age actors as well as by professional performers. The collection features 16 monologues and 5 scenes for 2 characters. Of the monologues, 9 are for females and 7 for males, though some gender switching is workable. The material runs the gamut from quirky comedy to emotional and dramatic. Many of the pieces center on relationships, everything from "...
Participating in improvisation is fun...it has to be for students to be so enthusiastic about it. But what do they learn? They learn to have the power to create. They move from puppet to playwright they no longer mimic the words and ideas but find a language of their own they initiate and shape the ideas of their scene they create the characters, the comedy, the conflict. They are empowered they are set free to experiment with ideas and language and relationships. Here is a sequential structure of lesson plans for teaching acting through improvisation to stud...
This dynamic collection of 25 stand-alone scenes and monologues is a perfect resource for classroom, competition, or stage. The diverse material was carefully selected from playwright Bryan Starchman’s most popular shows. From playful monologues, such as “The Lunch Lady Cometh," to the more profound “And I Did Nothing,” this book provides material relevant to teenagers. Scenes include options for two to five, mostly gender-flexible actors, and use minimal sets and costumes. All of the scenes have been deftly edited so that it is not necessary to be familiar w...
Here is a resource chock full of games, poems, improvisations and acting stories just perfect for beginning theatre classes. Although creative dramatics, by definition, should come from the participants, this book gives plenty of pump-priming material to use to get started. The materials are specifically designed to help budding actors, especially introverted students, gain knowledge and confidence in a familiar classroom setting, where "show-offs" can't grab the spotlight of attention as easily. The games and exercises can also serve as fun, rewarding breaks...