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...
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 ...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
2 m, 5 w
Five well-loved fairy tale princesses have had it! Married one year, they are definitely not living happily ever after. Rapunzel is tired of her long hair, Pia is tired of peas under her mattresses or any other test, Cinderella is tired of cleaning, and Aurora of Sleeping Beauty fame is just tired period! Snow White, leader of the princesses, helps them present their cases to King Frog while Prince Charming tries to defend himself and his brothers. But why should the princesses wait for the king's decision? They take matters into their own hands to live happi...
These 22 dialogues present unique acting challenges that will stretch your teen thespians. The anthology is divided into two sections. "Then" features historical pieces such as Mary Surratt shortly before her execution for her involvement in the assassination of President Lincoln, and Marie Antoinette's maids on the eve of the French Revolution. "Now" offers contemporary situations such as the excitement and anxiety of a first date, how to deal with one's reputation, and difficulties with parents. Each scene requires investigating the characters' specific tim...
Nine Short Scenes of Emotion for Elementary Students
These scenes for elementary school-aged children deal with the emotions we feel. Each scene concentrates on a specific emotion: sad, frustrated, frightened, happy, angry, excited, cool and jealous. Designed for students of all learning levels, including those who have not yet learned to read and English-language learners. The dialogue is structured with patterns, repetition and rhythms to allow for easy memorization. A modest royalty is due if performed on stage, but it is royalty free if used in the classroom.
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...