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  Classroom Drama-The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have!

Resource by Judy Millar

45 pages

Resource Book


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.

  Comedy Monologues for Young Actors

Resource by Larry Hillhouse

48 pages

Resource Book


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.

  Comedy Monologues for Youth

Resource by Larry Hillhouse

43 pages

Resource Book


This collection of more than 20 original monologues features clean comedy for younger actors based on literary, historical and real life situations. From the guaranteed-to-make-you-smile “Book Report” series to the buoyant monologues about family situations, this collection is just perfect for grade school actors. These gender-flexible pieces range from 1 to 4 minutes in duration, and there are even some shorter “mini-logues,” for first-time or very shy performers. Ideal for speech classes, school programs, recitals, auditions, or as short fillers for various...

  Creative Dramatics

Resource by Vern Adix

47 pages

Resource Book


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...

  Director's Survival Notebook

Resource by Eldridge Publishing Company

61 pages

Resource Book


Our ever-popular Notebook, designed for the frazzled who juggle day jobs with directing at night, is updated and better than ever. The information, reminders, forms, charts, checklists and multitude of tips are now organized into three main sections: pre-production (which often runs longer than the show itself) production (beginning with auditions) and post-production (the shortest time). Our Survival Notebook will help you stay on track and organized providing such items as typical a production schedule, planning calendars, audition and evaluation informatio...

  Great Moments in American Oratory

Reading by Val Cheatham

10 pages

4 narrators


In this dramatic reading we are reminded that America has been ever dedicated to the freedom of speech. Included are some of our country's most historic quotes. This reading is certain to create or renew a sense of pride in our country.

  House That Sarah Built

Skit by Christina Hamlett

11 pages

6 m, 7 w, extras


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.

  Important Things in My Life

Resource by Daniel S Kehde

50 pages

Resource Book


The thoughts, hopes, fears, dreams - the important things in the lives of teens - are explored honestly in this collection of 18 monologues. For humor, two of our favorites are "Studs," about trying to don a tux for the first time while running late for the prom, and "Bubbacar," about a teen's first car which is so ugly it should only be driven at night. We can all identify longing for Saturdays after tough school days in "Making It to the Weekend," or laugh at the frustration in "The Proper Way to Wear a School Uniform." In addition to those typical "teen pr...

  Improvisation: A Guide to Unlock Your Acting Power a Workbook for Teachers

Resource by Rod Martin

68 pages

Resource Book


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...

  Basic Drama Sketches - Vol. II

Comedy Mystery by Judy Millar

77 pages

11 to 25+


A perfect resource book for producing plays in your grade school or junior high classroom. All of the plays have 11 to 25+ roles which are mostly flexible in gender to include as many students as possible. The plays have interesting plots and short, easy-to-learn lines. Your student actors will have fun developing and portraying the varied characters. Titles in Vol. II include: “Cabin Calamity,” in which two families with twins vacationing together in the woods come under suspicion. In “Diner’s Delight,” a couple of bumbling thieves try to holdup a diner. In ...

  Basic Drama Sketches - Vol.I

Comedy Mystery by Judy Millar

62 pages

14 to 25+


Here's the perfect resource book for producing plays in your grade school or junior high classroom. Five short, reproducible plays are included. All of the plays have 14 to 25+ roles which are mostly flexible in gender to include as many students as possible. The plays have interesting plots and short, easy-to-learn lines. Your student actors will have fun developing and portraying the varied characters. The titles include: "Hospital Hijnx," with nurses, doctors, punks and a baby left at a hospital. "Murder on the Mountain," with various guests, staff and pol...

  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...

  Happy Prince and Other Storytelling Tales

Storytelling by Evan Guilford-Blake

43 pages

From 2 to 12


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 grades 2 through 9, 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: "Anansi and His Children,” the classic African folk tale of a man and his unusually named children;...

  My Stupid Cat Named Max...and Other Plays for Young People

Comedy by Nick Sweet

26 pages

Flexible cast


These four plays are ideal for young actors in school, for children's theatre groups, or even for summer camp talent shows. With plenty of rhyming and choral recitation, they can be presented easily with only a few rehearsals. Though each requires strong leading characters, any number of children can participate. Included with each piece are suggestions for simple staging, but feel free to use your own creative ideas. 30-40 minutes. Each play is 7-10 minutes long. 

 

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  Plays For Teen Actors - Vol I

Resource by Elaine Taylor, O.P.

52 pages

Flexible cast


Enjoy these three short plays in your middle school or junior high classroom. All three plays have roles which are mostly flexible in gender to include as many students as possible. The plays have interesting plots, easy settings, and short, easy-to-learn lines. Your student actors will have fun developing and portraying the varied characters. Young actors will enjoy performing them for their classmates and parents, too! Plays include:

 

"The State vs. Wolf" - 7 m, 5 w and jury. The tri...