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...
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!