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."
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...
E-mail means better communication: it's more efficient than long-winded meetings, less effort than formal business letters, and much faster than laying telephone tag. But not always! This poor office worker finds tips from an e-mail efficiency expert really equals more errors!
A young man talks about his good friend Bucky who tried to become a "healer" as well as a preacher at tent revivals. After considerable practice, Bucky learns a trick involving a few wires to get a spark of reaction. Trouble is, one night Bucky steps into a puddle of water and gets a shocking reaction himself!
A SPACE ALIEN with green skin has landed near a beach on earth. Now he or she radios to the mother ship to report his or her findings that these primitive people lather themselves with some kind of cooking oil, then proceed to bake themselves alive!
Fletcher made front page news when the cops dragged him out of his home in handcuffs. But Fletcher didn't do it. No matter how many times he said so, the police didn't believe him, until the DNA test results came back. He was innocent and was released. That newspaper article, though, was hidden, way back on page 37. So don't judge Fletcher until you know him, and know his real story. (drama)
Stan and Tony are rooting for the Jets while John, who's just arrived, starts rooting for the Steelers. When they ask him why, he says he never roots for "Northern" teams. As the guys question him further, John reveals his complicated method of determining which team to support. It seems totally illogical until Trisha enters and starts rabidly rooting for one of the teams for her own reasons.
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.
A successful businessman in his 30s, Elliot describes his new girlfriend Kim, a hipper, edgier younger woman into underground rappers. Being with her, he explains, is like traveling in a foreign country where the language and customs can be strange. But after all, life is an adventure. (drama)
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.
Trevor, a teenager, speaks to his sister on her wedding day, telling her how much she's meant to him-how she's laughed at his jokes, encouraged him, and always seen the best in him. He feels like she's leaving him to start her real life. Once she moves away, their family will never quite be the same. (drama)
April is confronting a man she hoped never to see again. She feels threatened that he's somehow gotten into the house again, angry that he used to hit her mother, and furious that he had come after her as well. She realizes no one is to blame but him. She could almost kill him. (drama)
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...