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Scenes and Monologues for Young Actors
Scenes and Monologues for Young Actors
Compiled and Edited by Kent R. Brown. Written by Sandra Fenichel Asher, Max Bush, James Still, Joanna H. Kraus, Ric Averill, John O'Brien, Mike Thomas, Ted Sod, Linda Daugherty, Jonelle Grace, Allison Gregory, Nancy Hanna, Eleanor Harder, Silvia Gonzalez S., Michael Schneider, Jett Parsley, Mark Plaiss, Laura Shamas, Elizabeth Wong, Steven Sater and Caridad Svich.

 This contemporary anthology contains more than 125 challenging and entertaining roles written for middle-school and high-school actors. Geared to the classroom environment, the book allows drama teachers to assign work of varying complexity to advanced or beginning students. Of particular interest are several pieces which require between four and 17 actors and stimulate ensemble concentration and energy. The material is also excellent for auditions and competitions. Included are tips for interpreting scenes and portraying characterizations. This material has been written by some of the most successful writers of youth theatre: Sandra Fenichel Asher, Max Bush, James Still, Joanna H. Kraus, Ric Averill, John O'Brien, Mike Thomas, Ted Sod, Linda Daugherty, Jonelle Grace, Alison Gregory, Nancy Hanna, Eleanor Harder, Silvia Gonzalez S., Michael Schneider, Jett Parsley, Mark Plaiss, Laura Shamas, Elizabeth Wong, Steven Sater and Caridad Svich.6x9—280 pages.

Notes
If you are interested in producing any of the pieces in this anthology, contact information for the authors/agents is in provided in the book.
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Textbook*Anthology
Catalog Code:  SE3
Royalty:  $0.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $14.95
Categories
Target Audience: Middle School | High School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools
ISBN (10): 0871299585
Publication Date: 02/04/2000
Biographies
Sandra Fenichel Asher's plays have been produced nationally and abroad. More than two dozen have been published, including A Woman Called Truth, In the Garden of the Selfish Giant and Jesse and Grace: A Best Friends Story, all of which have received the AATE Distinguished Play Award. Asher is also a recipient of an NEA fellowship grant in playwriting, the ...More
Ric Averill is the artistic director of performing arts at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kan. He is a director, playwright, conductor, composer, actor and educator. Averill has been commissioned by The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo., the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., First Stage in Milwaukee and San Diego State University's Theatre of the World Festival to ...More
Kent R. Brown is an educator, director, editor and playwright whose works have been produced throughout Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia and the United States. American venues include People's Light & Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Orlando Repertory, BoarsHead Theater, West Coast Ensemble, Boston Theatre Works, Moving Arts, The Side Project and Pulse Ensemble. Titles include Valentines ...More
Max Bush is a freelance playwright and director whose plays are widely produced on professional, educational and amateur stages across the country. He's won many awards for his work including the Distinguished Play Award from AATE, the IUPUI National Playwrighting Competition, and Individual Artist Grants from Michigan Council for the Arts. He's been commissioned by the Nashville Academy Theatre, Emmy ...More
Linda Daugherty's plays have been produced nationally and internationally in professional and community theatres, schools and colleges. She received the 2011 National Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine for her teen issue plays, The Secret Life of Girls (bullying), EAT (It's Not About Food) (eating disorders), dont u luv me? (teen dating violence) and hard 2 ...More
Silvia Gonzalez S. is the author of 16 plays and two musicals for which she has received many awards, among them the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest New Play Award, Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices, and two Lee Korf Playwriting Awards. Gonzalez is also an accomplished actress, director, stand-up comedienne, and a published poet.More
Nancy Hanna was a 2000 finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center's National Playwrights Conference. Her play, Away the Bear, won the 1998 Regent University playwriting competition and has been produced in Virginia and Vancouver. The Psalm of Edie Catz has received readings at the Deep Ellum Center for the Arts in Dallas, Texas, and at Circle Theatre in Chicago. ...More
Eleanor Harder, author and composer/lyricist, has written more than 20 plays and musicals, many with her husband, Ray. Their works have been produced in all 50 states and 16 foreign countries. A graduate of UCLA in theatre and music, Harder has received numerous awards for her work, was given a grant from the state of Michigan for a new musical, ...More
Joanna H. Kraus is an award-winning playwright of 18 produced and published plays. The Ice Wolf (Dramatic Publishing) and Remember My Name (Samuel French) were both produced off-off Broadway. The former appears in several anthologies and has a Spanish version. Her latest script is Pilot Christabel (Dramatic Publishing). Kraus received the Charlotte Chorpenning Cup and the Distinguished Play Award from ...More
John O'Brien graduated from Tufts University in 1951, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. A teacher of English and theatre at Malden High School, Malden, Mass., and a literary fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, O'Brien has two full-length plays and seven one-act plays in the Dramatic Publishing catalog, plus seven scenes and monologues in Scenes and Monologues ...More
Michael Schneider began his theatre studies at Reed College and graduated from Northwestern University's School of Speech. Since then he has taught a wide variety of students in an even wider variety of schools and school districts: in the Peace Corps in Borneo; in a rural elementary school in Pembroke, Ill., in a suburban middle school in Lakewood, Colo., at ...More
Laura Annawyn Shamas is a writer and mythologist. Her work intersects theatre, mythology and film. She has written more than 30 plays. Her play­writing awards include a 2008 Garrard Best Play Award from the Five Civilized Tribes Museum (Oklahoma), a Drama-Logue Award and a Warner Brothers Award. Shamas holds a Ph.D. in mythological studies and teaches in the M.F.A. Screenwriting ...More
James Still's award-winning plays have been produced at theatres throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, China and Australia. He is the playwright-in-residence at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, artistic affiliate with American Blues in Chicago, a winner of the William Inge Festival's Otis Guernsey New Voices in American Theatre Award, the Medallion for Sustained Achievement from the Children's Theatre Foundation ...More
Elizabeth Wong, playwright, is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She directed her latest play Dating and Mating in Modern Times at Theatre Emory in Atlanta, Ga and at the 2003 Brave New Works Festival. The Happy Prince, her opera for young audiences with Grammy-winning composer Michael Silversher, was commissioned by the Kennedy Center ...More
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