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  One-Word Hamlet, The

i-Scene by Dwayne Lee Yancey

6 pages

By Dwayne Yancey


Are your student actors daunted by the thought of memorizing lines of Shakespeare? Erase their fears with this incredible version of "Hamlet" where actors only have to memorize one-word sentences!

  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...

  Poof Goes Alex

i-Monologue by Daniel S Kehde

2 pages

By Dan Kehde


An older sibling laughs about the anticipated reaction Alex will cause in her new kindergarten class. Based on her behavior at home, the little demon sister will probably make her whole class go running and screaming into the street.

  Practice Escapes

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

2 pages

By Dennis Bush


Vanessa, a teenage girl, recalls her father humming when he left the family on weekends; perhaps it didn't rate the full-out whistling he did when he finally walked out on the family forever. She cried when he left that time, but wonders if it wasn't from her sense of relief, knowing she wouldn't have to experience his disappointment in them anymore. (drama)

  Preparer, The

i-Monologue by Daniel S Kehde

5 pages

By Dan Kehde


An older servant directs a younger one in preparing the king's body for burial. After specific procedures and treatments with special oils and herbs, the body is ready. The older servant then tells the younger one how to die peacefully herself as the two servants are finally sealed in the royal tomb to serve their master in the afterlife.

  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).

  Red Stuffing

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

3 pages

By Dennis Bush


Wendy, a teenager, always wanted to be a surgeon. She used to operate on her little sister's teddy bears. After a while that lost its appeal. Now she's started cutting on other things, even herself. (drama)

  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...

  Right To Remain Silent, The

i-Scene by Dwayne Lee Yancey

2 pages

By Dwayne Yancey


A woman prepares her testimony with her attorney before taking the stand in court. Bruised and battered, she tells how her husband would get angry at her "stupid" mistakes. She wishes her story had a fairy tale ending. Her attorney hopes to get her charge knocked down to a second degree. #7812 About 280 words / 1 minute.

  Scary Visions

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

3 pages

By Dennis Bush


Paige, in her late teens, reflects on riding in the car with her grandmother. Even though her grandma was a safe driver, Paige often seemed to foresee a terrible accident. When her grandmother does die in a car accident, Paige feels her visions are the cause. (drama)

  Shakespeare Sells Out

i-Scene by Dwayne Lee Yancey

12 pages

By Dwayne Yancey


Shakespeare is a guest on a TV talk show to promote his updated classics: no more archaic references to fishmongers and codpieces. Instead, as various scenes are acted out, we see product placement now plays a huge part. There's a soft drink logo on Yorick's skull in "Hamlet"; the Weather Channel is plugged by the three witches in "Macbeth"; and a GPS device helps keep tab on Romeo. Where will it all end?!

  Side That Wins The War

i-Monologue by Daniel S Kehde

5 pages

By Dan Kehde


A Yankee soldier describes his dread before and during a fierce battle against waves of Reb soldiers. The sounds, the sights, and even the smell of battle assault him as he tries to survive while shooting from a small hole in a low rock wall. He wonders what is the difference between bravery and sheer stupidity.

  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 ...

  So Vanilla

i-Scene by Dwayne Lee Yancey

3 pages

By Dwayne Yancey


A MAN and a WOMAN are in a restaurant on a blind date. They find they have a lot in common and everything is going great until it comes time to order ice cream for dessert. She orders vanilla, which in his mind isn't even a flavor. Will they break up over something so.vanilla?

  Spare Change

i-Monologue by Daniel S Kehde

2 pages

By Dan Kehde


A 17-year-old male, panhandling on a freezing winter day, gets frustrated by an unseen reporter trying to learn his story.