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D.D. Delaney

D.D. Delaney is an Equity Association actor who began his career in theater in 1979 as the principal writer of street theater skits protesting the abuses of the nuclear power industry following the nuclear accident at Three-Mile Island near Harrisburg, PA. His street theater troupe evolved into a performance company in Lancaster, PA, where he wrote, acted in, and helped produce a growing body of plays. He worked as an actor, writer, designer, director, and administrator with numerous companies in the Lancaster area, earning his Equity card in 1989 in the role of Dylan Thomas in A Child’s Christmas in Wales, produced by Theater of the Seventh Sister, which he co-founded. He continued with Seventh Sister playing a variety of roles. In 1994 he moved to Norfolk, VA, where, he wrote and performed two one-man shows, The Lunar Project and The Holy Fool, at Second Story Theatre. He created four touring programs for Young Audiences of Virginia, including Shakespeare After School and Shakespeare: Playing for Laughs, both of which he performed with his wife, Jala Magik, in secondary schools throughout eastern Virginia. To date, his 33 produced scripts include eleven full-length plays, six one-acts, six plays for young audiences, three collaborations, and numerous skits for special occasions. Currently, Delaney lives by the Chesapeake Bay in the Ocean View subdivision of Norfolk with Jala and animal companions Myrrha the hound and cats Demi-Tasse, Chi, Luna, and Yin. No longer exclusively a theater drudge, he also works as a free-lance journalist for Port Folio Weekly.

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  • Cover Image for play script In the pastures of the sun

    In the Pastures of the Sun

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 120 minutes/play
    • 4 Males, 4 Females, Minimum Cast, 8 Maximum Cast 20+5

    The plays in this collection are based on 8 ancient solar festivals. Funny, irreverent, and fanciful they take us on journeys with one foot in this life and the other in . . . well, another world whose planet is somewhere between poetry and outer space. Read more to see a list of the plays in the collection.

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    $15.95$60.00
  • Shakespeare: Playing for Laughs - Play Script Cover

    Shakespeare: Playing for Laughs

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    Featuring scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice. High school custodians Rudy Mahoney and Flo Berry find themselves catapulted into new careers as a touring duo, their passion for Shakespeare now extended to the art of comedy as they go on the road. An interactive comedy perfect as an introduction to Shakespeare’s works.

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    $8.00$75.00
  • A classroom play by D.D. Delaney and William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare After School

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    An Hilarious One Act for Two Characters by D. D. Delaney

    Features scenes from Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Romeo and Juliet in an unusual format — as ornaments brightening the lives of two high school custodians. A play within a play, offering a peek into the secret life of stage-struck custodians Rudy Mahoney and Flo Berry, who after school, pretend they are Shakespearean actors, passionately playing their scenes as they imagine real actors would do.

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    $8.00$75.00
  • The Concise Christmas Carol Adaptation

    The Concise Christmas Carol

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male (up to 4 possible)

    A 50-minute condensed monologue adapted from Charles Dickens’ Scrooge. How the ghosts who haunt him, eventually transform a lonely, stingy, bitter old man into a generous, infectiously cheerful humanitarian. D.D. Delaney, a professional actor, playwright, journalist, and poet has adapted the familiar holiday classic for the stage. Written as a monologue, it can also be performed by 4 actors.   Ideal for Christmas celebrations, house performances, and readers theater.  Downloadable PDF available.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • Bertha Doesn't Live Here Any More

    Bertha Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 0 Female, Max/Min 1

    Competitions, Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    A monologue by D.D. Delaney. The driver of a van for a retirement community takes us into the eerie world of possible illusion or delusion when Bertha, a passenger on his van, begins to describe some disturbing events.  The van driver is also a journalist for an alternative press in this small town.  Of course, he has to investigate, even knowing that most of his patients are mentally disturbed. The voices are narrated by the van driver, but may also be read by other actors. Great for seniors, middle school and high school competitions, and auditions.

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    $7.00$40.00

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