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- 100 minutes
- 2 Males, 1 Female
Diverse Cast, Drama
Adrienne Earle Pender’s “N” dramatizes the struggle between playwright Eugene O’Neill and actor Charles Sidney Gilpin in 1920, as they mount O’Neill’s first box office hit, The Emperor Jones. From rehearsal to Broadway run and, eventually, to the London tour — they fight over the inclusion of the “N” word in O’Neill’s script. To Eugene O’Neill, a word is just a word. For Charles Gilpin, who becomes the first black man to be honored by the Drama League of New York for his portrayal of the lead in The Emperor Jones, those six letters have the power to unravel everything that he has ever worked for. At stake for O’Neill? His artistic vision. For Gilpin? His entire career and family.
Downloadable PDF available. Diverse casting. Available in USA Script Format Only prior to publication.Read More
Group S.O.S.: Survivors Of Sexual Abuse
- 50 - 60 minutes
In GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, the S.O.S stands for Survivors Of Sexual abuse. In two separate 1-hour plays, male or female survivors both confront and comfort one another as they begin their processes of healing. Appropriate for a teen or adult audience, previous productions of these plays have led to audience members seeking help as they begin to recognize themselves among the characters.Read More
Shakespeare-On-The-Go: 4 Touring Plays For Young Audiences
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.Read More
The Unmasking of Yetta Breen
- 120 Minutes
- 5 Male, 5 Female, Min/Max 10
A full-length touching and funny ‘dramedy’ by Mickey Coburn, about a newly widowed woman and her changing relationships with her grown children. Yetta’s family expect her to remain ‘mama’: dependent and indecisive but Yetta has ideas of her own. After years of marriage, she wants to live for herself. But when the suitors begin to appear!!!! Will Yetta be able to emancipate herself from the role of “Jewish Mother”? Even if her new beau is the “likker” salesman?
Great for community and regional theaters. Downloadable PDF available.
- 120 Minutes
- 12 Male, 9 Female, Min/Max 21
Children's Theatre, Community, Large Cast, Middle School
Snow White, often considered a Grimm Fairytale, actually came from books by the French Huguenot Charles Perrault, the creator of Mother Goose. This re-creation of the story is very modern in its dialogue and conception of the characters. Snow White is saucy and flippant, and the play has a sense of humor, timeless charm and a touch of “camp” that adults, as well as children, enjoy.Read More
- 30 minutes
- 3 Males, 3 Females, Min/Max 6
In this one-act drama Joshua Blanchard is getting ready to leave Kansas to head west on the Oregon Trail in l835. On this climactic day, his youngest son dies, his daughter decides to marry and stay at home, and he has an important confrontation with his wife.
Performs well for middle school, high school, community theater. Great for Reader’s Theater, especially tied into a history or social studies class.
Herschel and Happy
- 60 Minutes
- 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4
Herschel and Happy, a play for children by Mickey Coburn, consists of 3 short plays which follow two wandering friends who can’t stay out of mischief. These plays are highly participatory for a younger audience. The show lasts approximately an hour.
Written for children, to be performed by adults. The show tours easily with simple sets, costumes, and props.
Downloadable, printable PDF available.Read More
- 45 Minutes
- 7 Women
In this one-act comedy musical by Cindy Rock Dlugolecki, the Fairy Godmother is announcing her retirement! What are they ever to do? At first, Goldilocks, Aurora, Cinderella and other fairy tale heroines go into a tizzy. But then, they begin to question the shallowness of their lives. Are they what heroines should be? Why do they always need to be rescued by handsome princes? What kind of life is that? It’s time for change!!!
A fairy-tale for our times with a new message for young girls and women.Read More
- 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.Read More
Baba Yaga Acts Up
- 60 Minutes
- 2 Males, 2 Females, Max cast 5, Min cast 4
Based on the legends of the Russian Witch, these six plays portray a whacky witch who is more funny than frightening. The ethnic flavor of the plays appeals to all audiences. Three episodes run about an hour; six episodes are included for mixing and matching depending on the needs of the young audience.Read More
- 45 Minutes
- 4 Males
The Aviators, a one-act drama by John F. X. Delaney concerns a retired Marine Corps pilot, Rory “Roar” McMahon, and his longtime squadron buddy, Austin “Toad” Campion, recently admitted to the Navy Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA with a life-threatening illness. The two characters are opposites in everything except their love of flying. With the help of two old combat buddies, they conspire to countermand the hospital staff in one, last. “impossible” escapade. Great for seniors and community theaters. Downloadable, printable PDF available.Read More
Attack at the Pierre Fontaine
- 45 Minutes
- 2 Males, 4 Females, Max/Min 6
In this one-act comedy for seniors, a group of long-time friends and residents of the Pierre Fontaine Hotel are alarmed by the increasing dangers in the outside world. One of their members has “news” of an imminent attack. Together, they try to plan a defense strategy (including duct tape?????) which will protect them all. This tongue-in-cheek play about genuine fears and foibles celebrates our mutual ingenuity, inexhaustible will to survive as shown by these urban senior citizens who daily live amid random acts of danger and destruction. Downloadable, printable PDF available.Read More