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  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...

  You're Making A Scene!

Comedy Drama by Bryan Starchman

89 pages

Resource Book


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...

  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...

  Coffee With Kiffie

i-Monologue by Daniel S Kehde

3 pages

By Dan Kehde


A teenage girl at a coffee shop tells about the fight for control with her father, a stubborn man quick to anger. She knows what buttons to push to make him react with violence. Then she must lie about the cause of her bruises.

  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...

  Copyright Violation, The

i-Scene by Dwayne Lee Yancey

5 pages

By Dwayne Yancey


Alicia's new cartoon tattoo, done on a somewhat private place on her body, violates Mega Studio's copyright. All the studio requires is that she display the tattoo whenever they specify! Characters include Alicia, the attorney, and the "repo" man. Aghhh!

  Day The Church Picnic.

i-Scene by Dwayne Lee Yancey

7 pages

By Dwayne Yancey


A young lawyer has come to try to spring his/her client from the county jail. The client is a prim and proper older woman who has been charged with assault, malicious wounding, destruction of property, and even resisting arrest! And all at the church picnic!

  Day The Circus Tigers.

i-Scene by Dwayne Lee Yancey

2 pages

By Dwayne Yancey


Two tigers are in their cages backstage at the circus. The ANGRY TIGER is pacing nervously back and forth; the LAZY TIGER is taking things easy. The Angry Tiger is frustrated how he will have to jump through a hoop and balance on a ball. The Lazy Tiger reminds him he'll at least get a treat. The Angry Tiger decides it's time to get his own "treat."

  Kidskits

Comedy by Eva Vowles

56 pages

Flexible Cast


Welcome to “Kidskits,” a collection of ten humorous skits for stage or classroom. The short, reproducible skits can be put together with a limited number of rehearsals and require little in the way of props, costumes, lighting or sound. To avoid the problem of memorizing lines, students may hold their scripts for most performances. A touch of melodrama can only enhance the scripts’ inherent silliness. Suitable for children of various ages and reading ability, including classes of emotionally and/or physically challenged students. Skits include: 

  Basic Drama Sketches - Vol. II

Comedy Mystery by Judy Millar

77 pages

All of the plays have 11 to 25+ roles which are mostly flexible in gender to include as many students as possible


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

All of the plays have 14 to 25+ roles which are mostly flexible in gender to include as many students as possible


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...

  Happily Ever After

Skit by Claudia Haas

11 pages

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...

  Picasso Pickup Scenes for Teen Actors

Resource by Daniel S Kehde

76 pages

Resource Book


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...

  Details At 11...

Skit by Christina Hamlett

11 pages

14 flexible


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.

  Picture This!

Resource by Michael Boston

36 pages

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.