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New Visions/New Voices: 25 years/25 plays (Volume 1)

New Visions/New Voices: 25 years/25 plays (Volume 1)

Edited by Deirdre Kelly Lavrakas and Kim Peter Kovac, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Product Code: N85000

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Please note: The titles in this collection cannot be licensed directly from the collection book. If you wish to perform one of the titles in this collection, you will need to purchase separate scripts for that title.

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Synopsis

"New Visions/New Voices … has been a vibrant, driving force in the creation of new plays for young people and families for 25 years … With the groundbreaking work of The Yellow Boat leading the way, the plays here deal with sophisticated themes—race, gender, social justice, class, ability—all in a youth-centered, nondogmatic way. This is the anthology that tells the story of a field that grew up while still embracing the whimsy and wonder of childhood. Long live New Visions/New Voices—here's to the next 25 years!" 
—Rives Collins
Area Head, Theatre for Young Audiences, Northwestern University
Past President, American Alliance for Theatre & Education

The plays (in chronological order of New Visions/New Voices year):
The Yellow Boat by David Saar.
Afternoon of the Elves by Y York, based on the book by Janet Taylor Lisle.
A Village Fable adapted by James Still, music by Michael Keck, from the book by John Gardner.
Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Piñata Woman, and Other Super Hero Girls Like Me by Luis Alfaro, based on the writings of Alma Elene Cervantes, Sandra C. Muñoz and Marisela Norté.
The Wrestling Season by Laurie Brooks.
Beggar's Strike adapted by Carlyle Brown, music by Kysia Bostic, based on the story by Aminita Sow Fall.
Sal y Pimienta (Salt & Pepper) (bilingual version) by José Cruz González.
The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip book and lyrics by Doug Cooney, music by David O, based on the novel by George Saunders.
Anon(ymous): An Adaptation of The Odyssey by Naomi Iizuka.
Einstein Is a Dummy book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma.
Grail by Rosalba Clemente.
Harriet Jacobs adapted by Lydia R. Diamond, from the book by Harriet Jacobs.
The K of D by Laura Schellhardt.

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  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code N85000
  • Cost $29.95

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  • ISBN(13) 9781619590717
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Afternoon of the Elves By Y York. Based on the Newberry Honor Book by Janet Taylor Lisle.

Hillary is finally a part of the popular fourth-grade crowd. Sara Kate, the little girl who lives in the dilapidated house next door, wants Hillary to share in the wonder of the elf village that has mysteriously appeared her back yard. Hillary discovers that Sara Kate's back yard hides a terrible secret as well. She promises to keep the secret, but the promise takes on a life and a horror of its own.

  • Product Code: A86000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 1m., 6w. (includes 4 girls.)
  • Approx. Run Time: 95 minutes

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A Village Fable Musical drama. By James Still. Music by Michael Keck. Adapted from the book In the Suicide Mountains by John Gardner.

An incredible journey of humor, heart and heroes, this 60-minute musical fable is about three souls shunned for being different: Chudu the Goat-Man, Armida the blacksmith's daughter, and Prince Christopher the violin-playing heir to the throne. These three stories weave in and out of each other, intertwining and finally overlapping when each character is pushed to the brink by pressures to conform to social, political and gender roles.

  • Product Code: V31000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: Ensemble (minimum 7 if doubled).
  • Approx. Run Time: 60 minutes

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The Wrestling Season By Laurie Brooks.

Using only the setting of a wrestling mat, eight young people struggle with the destructive power of rumors and how others see them. The action is overseen by The Referee, who comments from inside and outside the drama with hand signals and commands. Using images, movement and sound, cast members function as a chorus and as individual characters whose stories are interwoven to create a theatrical event that challenges and reveals their search for identity.

  • Product Code: W89000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 4m., 4w., 1 either gender.
  • Approx. Run Time: 70 minutes

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The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip Book and lyrics by Doug Cooney. Music by David O. Based on the novel by George Saunders.

Gappers are fuzzy orange creatures that wreak havoc on the seaside town of Frip. They latch onto the goats (whom they love) in the three-family village and jeopardize the community's goat-milk-based economy!

  • Product Code: V36000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 2m., 4w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 75 minutes

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The K of D By Laura Schellhardt.

The K of D follows the story of Charlotte McGraw, a 12-year-old girl struggling to come to terms with the death of her twin brother, Jamie.

  • Product Code: K38000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 1w. (playing 17 roles).
  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

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The Yellow Boat By David Saar.

This play is based on the true story of a boy, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. Benjamin's remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world.

  • Product Code: Y29000
  • Genre: Drama|Tragedy
  • Cast Size: 4m., 3w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 75 minutes

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Einstein Is a Dummy Book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías. Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma.

With an engaging, original score, this uplifting small-cast musical about a fictional day in young Einstein's life confirms that each of us is both ordinary and special.

  • Product Code: E81000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 1w., 1 either gender.
  • Approx. Run Time: 60 minutes

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Sal y Pimienta (Salt & Pepper) By José Cruz González.

This play explores family, friendship and illiteracy. Salt's grandfather can't read or write. He's ashamed to tell anyone, and his silence has had a devastating effect on the entire family. Salt can barely read, and Pepper, his new friend, reads voraciously. Together they discover a past, the secrets of which are revealed in an old box of mysterious postcards.

  • Product Code: S2G000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 2w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 55 minutes

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