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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...

  In My Dream

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

3 pages

By Dennis Bush


Estelle has been drinking - a lot - and trying to share the details of her dream with a girlfriend who really isn't listening. (drama)

  It Ain't A Lie, But.

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

3 pages

By Dennis Bush


Tiffany, a young mother with five children, says she thought the newspaper reporter was going to write about her sick child, to help educate others about the disease. Instead the reporter takes pictures and writes that Tiffany and the children live in public housing with a boyfriend. What's that got to do with it? And it's not even the whole story. (drama)

  Jenny's Christmas

i-Monologue by Daniel S Kehde

2 pages

By Dan Kehde


A teenage girl, perhaps now in a group home, reflects on family holidays from her childhood. It was a safe world of which she is no longer a part.

  Job Interview Techniques

i-Scene by Dwayne Lee Yancey

7 pages

By Dwayne Yancey


Worried about how to interview for your first job? Relax! Here are the right - and wrong - ways to present yourself. Check out the difference between brutal honesty, shading the truth, and outright lies. And don't forget, while describing the job the employer may use these techniques, too!

  Locker Reaction

i-Monologue by Daniel S Kehde

3 pages

By Dan Kehde


When a friend tries to hold her back from seeing an ex-boyfriend, a teenage girl pushes her--hard--with serious consequences.

  Louder Than Words

Resource by Linda Dumas

64 pages

Mime book


Even the shiest student will enjoy acting in these mimes created by a teacher and test performed by students. All mimes give complete music suggestions. Act I contains over 20 mimes of varying cast sizes, a lip sync and a narrated mime, several solo mimes, and several group mimes. Act II contains 20 more advanced mimes, strobe light mimes, silhouette mimes, as well as several solo and group mimes.

  Make Peace, Not Doughnuts

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

2 pages

By Dennis Bush


Nimbus, a hippie from the late `60s, is telling his friends, fellow urban peace warriors, about the new woman in his life. Things are starting to look totally.groovy! (drama)

  Math Is A Killer

i-Scene by Dwayne Lee Yancey

2 pages

By Dwayne Yancey


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.

  Mel And Gloria

i-Monologue by Daniel S Kehde

2 pages

By Dan Kehde


What girl hasn't daydreamed of marriage, scribbling her possible, maybe, wanna-be future new name? Sigh! So romantic.until another guy steps into view!

  Mick Jagger Spoke.Truth

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

3 pages

By Dennis Bush


Neil is an intense young man, yet not unnervingly so. He's gotten some great advice from his bedroom poster of Mick Jagger, such as quitting basketball and dropping a girlfriend. But lately, the poster has been silent. Neil wishes "Poster Mick" would say something, anything, to him. (drama)

  Middle School Awakenings

Resource by Deborah L. Jacobson

63 pages

Resource Book


The middle school years are a time of individuality, of finding out who you truly are inside. Here is a collection of 60 monologues where the characters talk, think, and feel like real-life pre- and early teens. The monologues, which each run from two to three minutes in performance time, highlight the most unpredictable, explosive and often humorous years of young adulthood, those middle school years. This collection is perfect for acting exercises, auditions, showcases, and variety shows.

  Mrs. Henderson's Retirement

i-Scene by Dwayne Lee Yancey

6 pages

By Dwayne Yancey


Mrs. Henderson, an older lady, approaches a friendly bank teller to make a withdrawal - not just of her small savings account money but all of the bank's money. You see, Mrs. Henderson has an unusual plan for getting secure retirement benefits.

  Multiplicity

Monologues by R. James Scott

60 pages

Resource Book


Looking at life not frontwards, not backwards, not sidewards, but slantwards, this collection of haunting and poetic monologues will have your actors deeply involved in character and committed to what is wanted the objective. Many of the characters they paint, from a presidential assassin to a human duck, are intriguing, quirky, and entertaining. There is a clear through-line of thought. These monologues run from 2 to 8 minutes in length and are ideal for community theatre auditions or for college classroom work.

  Mystery Plays on the Air

Skit by Alice Duckworth

20 pages

Resource Book


Turn down the lights in your classroom and let your actors raise some goosebumps as they read and create the sound effects for these radio plays. "The Pool" (5 characters) is about a hidden pond with enticingly deadly waters "The Mask" (4 characters) is about a tribal mask which has powers to change looks and "The Message" (7 characters) is about a fax machine which sends warningsby itself.