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American Association of Community Theatre AACT NewPlayFest Winning Plays: Volume 1 (2014)

American Association of Community Theatre AACT NewPlayFest Winning Plays: Volume 1 (2014)

Plays by Cece Dwyer, Paul Elliott, Jim Henry, Nedra Pezold Roberts, Barry Weinberg and Bo Wilson.

Product Code: AK6000

  • Collection
  • Comedy | Drama

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Please note: Some titles in this collection may be licensed directly from the collection book, while others require the purchase of separate scripts. See the “Included Titles” tab below for more details.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

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Synopsis

The AACT NewPlayFest was created to develop new original work and spark communication and excitement among community theatres. Over a two-year period, playwrights submit their play to AACT for consideration, and winning scripts receive a world-premiere. At the end of the festival, all of the winning plays from the 2013-2014 cycle were published in this anthology. 


See the Included Titles tab above for more information about the winning plays.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code AK6000
  • Pages 368
  • Cost $29.95

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427149
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Included Titles

The Boatwright By Bo Wilson.

Fifty-seven years old, recently widowed, childless and retired, Ben is adrift—and even though he's never seen the ocean, he decides he should build a boat and sail across the Atlantic, single-handedly. When Ben decides to let his troubled film-student neighbor, Jaime, make a movie about his boat-building project, the two men—generations apart and lonely in very different ways—force each other to confront the isolation in their own lives.

  • Product Code: BL1000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m.
  • Approx. Run Time: 95 minutes

License Available:
Through Collection

End Papers By Barry Weinberg.

Kathy's life is falling apart after her husband's secret life is exposed. Now she is also fending off unwelcome advances from an ex-boyfriend. Her only hope of rebuilding is to help her old friend save End Papers, a struggling bookstore with the potential to be a money-making business. Kathy must use all her wiles to deal with her husband and ex-boyfriend, both of whom insist on dominating her affections and stifling her independence.

  • Product Code: E85000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m, 2w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

License Available:
Through Collection

Exit Laughing By Paul Elliott.

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living.

  • Product Code: E86000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 1m., 4w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

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Through acting addition

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Jellofish By Jim Henry.

Four World War II veterans have been playing a monthly game of poker since 1945 and their "side pot" has grown to a sizable fortune. As they debate what to do with their shared nest egg, their conflicting views on love, friendship, politics, death and taxes are revealed. Will rivalry and resentment destroy their friendships and the game itself?

  • Product Code: J70000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 105 minutes

License Available:
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The Seamstress By Cece Dwyer.

It is 1916, a time when women's rights are far from equal and wives were required to be submissive to their husbands. A beautiful, young, in-demand seamstress is hired by the McFarlands, but all is not as it seems in the household. Witness the dark unraveling of the secret lives of everyone in the McFarland mansion and learn that not all things are meant to be mended.

  • Product Code: S1U000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 3w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 95 minutes

License Available:
Through Collection

The Vanishing Point By Nedra Pezold Roberts.

Pierre returns to his hometown to head a program to halt the loss of Louisiana's wetlands. His brother, now engaged to Pierre's former girlfriend, wants to escape the bayou and move to the city. Their father wants to heal their broken relationships. As questions of home and family take root in the shaky soil of longing and misunderstanding, they struggle to transform loss into triumph and find laughter and hope in the process.

  • Product Code: V44000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

License Available:
Through Collection

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