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  Not Just a Brick in the Wall

Resource by Nancy Zelenak

76 pages

Resource Book


In scenes and monologues the world of troubled teenagers comes to vivid life on your stage. These kids, however, have problems that we can all relate to. Theft, physical and emotional abuse, teenage pregnancy, the death of a friend, gangs, child/parent conflict, loneliness, drugs, and other issues are talked about with candor and freshness. Ideal for classroom work, auditions, and competitions. Also provides an evening of understanding and connecting to each other.

  One-Act Dramas

Skit by

21 pages

Resource Book


"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.

  Plays for Teen Actors - Vol II

Resource by Elaine Taylor, O.P.

61 pages

Resource Book


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!

 

“Murder in the Cloister” - 9 characters+ extras. Who would murde...

  Radio Suspense Plays

Skit by Alice Duckworth

17 pages

Resource Book


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).

  Remember When...?

Resource by Encore Performance Publishing

40 pages

Monologue Collection


Monologues From the Middle School & High School Experience

 

The fun and sometimes painful process of growing up is examined with wit and pathos in this collection of 52 monologues. Most are short and easy to perform, designed with the young actor in mind. A wide variety of topics are covered including fitting in, the child inside, friendship, being scared, dreaming, the opposite sex, and how people change. Some monologues naturally group together and can be performed collectively f...

  Skits 24 / 7

Resource by Dwayne Lee Yancey

69 pages

Resource Book


Here's a collection of 24 skits, 7 of them Shakespeare related, just perfect for the thespians in your class. It doesn't get any funnier than "The Copyright Violation," where Alicia's new cartoon tattoo, done on a somewhat private location of her body, violates Mega Studio's copyright. All the studio requires is that she displays the tattoo whenever they specify! In "Math Is a Killer," a student justifies his incomplete math homework - and fears! - as he relates the fatal outcomes of some of the most famous mathematicians of Ancient Greece. And students will ...

  10 Funny Skits in Search of Actors

Resource by

48 pages

Skits for older actors


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.

  Time to Shine - Winning Scenes for Classroom and Competition

Resource by Craig Sodaro

76 pages

Resource Book


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...

  Totally Teen Women: 50 Monologues

Resource by Deborah L. Jacobson

60 pages

Monologue Collection


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...

  Trials and Tribulations of Fairy Tale Court

Skit by Christina Hamlett

14 pages

15 flexible


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.

  A Word - Any Other Name

Skit by Val Cheatham

11 pages

4 narrators (can be adapted to more)


Here's a fascinating look at many of the beautiful, colorful, musical words that are thrown into the melting pot that makes up the English language. "Word" tells how peoples' names and ideas become such common parts of speech we don't even think about them.

  You Don't Know Us...and Other Monologues for Teen Voices

Resource by Daniel S Kehde

67 pages

Monologue Collection


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...

  Your Homework Ate What? and Other Monologues

Resource by Daniel S Kehde

54 pages

Monologue Collection


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.

  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. 

 

"Lost in the Forest...

  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...