Gillette Elvgren

Gillette Elvgren has been writing for over thirty years, his plays have been produced by professional theatre companies throughout the United States and Canada. He is co-founder and resident playwright for Saltworks Theatre Company in Pittsburgh, PA. There have been approximately 8,000 performances of Elvgren scripts.
While a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh he was head of the M.F.A. directing program and staff director for the Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival. Presently he is a Professor in Theatre Arts at Regent University, Virginia Beach.

 

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  • book cover Voices from the Bible - Monologues for Women

    Voices from the Bible: Monologues for Women

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 12 Females
    These fictional monologues by Gillette Elvgren are based on women in the Bible. They range from the profound and moving to the comic and even sassy. Find the biblical characters you would expect: Mary, Mother of Jesus; Mary Magdalene; and Martha. Add to that the Witch of Endor and Claudia, the wife of Pilate and you have a vibrant mix of voices, both serious and comic. This collection of monologues can be performed as an evening or individually as a portion of a church or school event.
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    $9.99$65.00
  • Monologues for Men - Voices from the Old Testament

    Monologues for Men: Voices from the Old Testament

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 10 - 60 minutes

    In these voices from the Old Testament, prolific Christian writer Gillette Elvgren brings to live both characters from the Bible, but also voices of contemporary men of faith, struggling or affirming their beliefs. Perfect not only for inclusion in religious services and programs, but also as audition pieces.

    For performance rights for individual monologues, please contact HaveScripts/Blue Moon Plays for information at bluemoonstageplays@cox.net.

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    $9.95$50.00
  • I Am The Brother of Dragons Play Script Book cover

    I Am The Brother of Dragons

    by Gillette Elvgren

    collection of 50-minute plays for teens by Gillette Elvgren.  Teen suicide, drug abuse, school drop out, and peer pressure are among the teen challenges that form the substance of the dramas in these 50-minute plays. With simple sets, props, and masks, these teen plays provide a springboard for meaningful discussion.

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    $13.95
  • Fron Cover Shakespeare On-The-Go Shakespeare Adapted For Young Audiences

    Shakespeare-On-The-Go: 4 Touring Plays For Young Audiences

    by Gillette Elvgren

    These 4 adapatations of Shakespeare plays are skilfully adapted for young audiences and include: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, A Midnight Summer’s Dream, and Macbeth. Plays are each approximately 45 to 50 minutes. They are all fast paced, engaging, and include both Shakespeare’s original language as well as theatrical devices that make the language more accessible to young audiences. As exciting participatory theater they appeal to elementary school students. With the participatory elements removed, each play’s frame story is producible as a play for teens or for teen drama groups to perform for a younger audience.

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    $13.95$60.00
  • Fron Cover Spread Your Garment Over Me

    Spread Your Garment Over Me

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 12 Females

    A monologue collection by Gillette Elvgren, based on women from the Bible, presents issues of faith, religion, and contemporary challenges. SPREAD YOUR GARMENT OVER ME (Ruth, 3:9) is written as a series of monologues and songs which capture the spirit and character of several women revealed to us in the Bible. Monologues may be used separately as part of a church service or be performed by 1 or more actors an a production. For use of individual monologues, email info@bluemoonplays.com

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    $9.95$60.00
  • Monologues for Men New Testament Voices from the Bible

    Monologues for Men: Voices from the New Testament

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 5 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 12 Males

    In these voices from the New Testament, prolific Christian writer Gillette Elvgren portrays not only the Biblical characters one might expect but also contemporary voices struggling with religious issues. A collection of monologues based around characters from the Bible – New Testament. Perfect not only for inclusion in religious services and programs, but also as audition pieces.

    For performance of individual monologues, please contact HaveScripts/Blue Moon Plays for information

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    $11.95$50.00
  • The Snow Queen Play Script by Gillette Elvgren Cover Image

    The Snow Queen

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 50 Minutes
    • 6F: 6M or F Min 9 Max 15+ (doubling possible)

    The Snow Queen
    by Gillette Elvgren

    This Christmas play for the whole family is adapted by Gillette Elvgren from the story by Hans Christian Anderson. In it, we follow the adventures of the young girl Gerda as she strives to free her best friend Kay from the icy grip of the Snow Queen.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Three Long Days Play Script Book Cover

    Three Long Days

    by Gillette Elvgren

    In this one-act comedy for high school, a group of teens win the prize of WPHL Radio’s Three Long Days Lottery. The prize is they are trapped in a room for three days, with no showers and no escape. They have to come to grips with stereotyping and the need for tolerance and understanding if they are to survive. An entertaining and insightful play by award-winning playwright and director, Gillette Elvgren.

     

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    $9.00$75.00
  • The Tempest for Youth Adapted by Gillette Elvgren

    The Tempest for Youth

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Male, 2 Female, 6 Min, 12 Max

    This 45-minute appealing adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a comedy to be relished. It has all the exciting elements: of the original play: shipwrecks, a love story, an evil plot, and the fun exploits of the spirits Ariel and her adversary, the rebellious fish-man, Caliban. Written by Gillette Elvgren, the renowned author of plays for school, college and university.   The flexible cast roles ensures a part for everyone. A must-see for young audiences.

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    $8.00$75.00
  • The Selfish Giant Play Script Book Cover

    The Selfish Giant

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 60 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 5

    A full-length fantasy play based on Oscar Wilde’s Story The Selfish Giant.  This adventure tells the enchanting story of a group of city kids who discover a beautiful house and garden in the middle of their cement and broken glass environment. But they are chased off by the selfish giant, Gorgon, who places a ‘No Trespassing’ sign on the gate.  Because of his selfishness, the elements of Frost, Snow, and Hail invade his garden and transform it into a place where Spring is banished.

     

     

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    $11.00$75.00
  • Screwtape Rewired Adapted from the C. S. Lewis Screwtape Letters - Cover Image

    Screwtape Rewired

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 60 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 0 Female, Min/Max 1

    This one-person show was inspired by C.S. Lewis’ classic offering, The Screwtape Letters, and features the demon SCAPEGLOAT, as he instructs a mélange of demons in the finer points of how to bring a couple of humans, Christie and Charlie, into his hellish domains. A distinctly Christian point of view.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Shakespeare-on-the-go

    Midsummer Night’s Dream for Youth

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    In this one-act adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy by Gillette Elvgren, four players in a traveling clown troupe wake up one morning to discover that they have been abandoned by the other members of the company. That evening they are required to perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM before the local Squire and they have to madly re-invent the play so that it can be done with four clowns.

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    $8.00$75.00
  • Shakespeare on the go

    Macbeth for Youth

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    A one-act adaptation for children of Shakespeare’s harrowing story of the ambitious Macbeth and Lady Macbeth by Gillette Elvgren as they acquire the crown of Scotland through devious means. The theme of greed and ambition is emphasized and the part of the Porter is expanded to provide more comic relief. The Porter serves as an intermediary between the play and the audience, as do the Witches, in order to make the Shakespeare story fully accessible to a younger audience.

     

    Ideal for grades 3 – 8, the small-cast drama tours easily. It has a framed story involving a teen drama group. With the participatory elements removed, it also works as a teen one-act play.

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    $8.00$75.00
  • By Gillette Elvgren

    I Am the Brother of Dragons

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    In this insightful drama by Gillette Elvgren, a family struggles to cope with drug addiction. Highly theatrical, the actors wear the masks that represent the many disguises they all assume in the dance of addiction.

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    $13.95
  • monologue collection For the least of these

    For the Least of These

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 15 - 90 Minutes
    • 1 Male 4 Females Max 4 Min 1

    A Collection of Inspirational Monologues by Gillette Elvgren, this play is a compendium of monologues by great Christian women since the 3rd Century A.D.  For the Least of These can be performed by a single actress as a one-woman show, or by several actresses. For the use of single monologues as part of a religious service, email info@bluemoonplays.com

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    $11.00$95.00
  • Front Cover - EveryKid

    EveryKid

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 1 Male 1 Female Max 6 Min 2

    With roots in the morality play, EVERYMAN, this fun participatory play for children by Gillettte Elvgren, depicts the adventures of two contemporary kids, Everygirl and Everyboy as they explore some of the temptations of our American culture. The kids decide they don’t need each other and take off separately into the adult worlds of Moneyland, Beautyland, Factland and Success City. Can be performed for and by children.

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    $9.00$75.00

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