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...
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...
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)
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!
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.
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)
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, 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.
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.