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New Visions/New Voices: 25 years/25 plays (Volume 2)

New Visions/New Voices: 25 years/25 plays (Volume 2)

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

Product Code: N86000

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"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 Monster Under the Bed by Kevin Dyer.
Nocturnal by Ramón Esquivel.
The Judgment of Bett by R.N. Sandberg.
Pobby and Dingan adapted for the stage by Paula Wing, based on the novel by Ben Rice.
Balalatladi by Omphile Molusi.
The Transition of Doodle Pequeño by Gabriel Jason Dean.
The Boy at the Edge of Everything by Finegan Kruckemeyer.
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach words and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Timothy Allen McDonald.
Gile na Gealaí/Melody of the Moon devised by Graffiti Theatre Company.
This Is Modern Art by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval.
Louise/the bears by Karin Serres, translated by Paula Wing.
When She Had Wings by Suzan Zeder.


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  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code N86000
  • Cost $29.95


  • ISBN(13) 9781619590861
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The Transition of Doodle Pequeño By Gabriel Jason Dean.

The Transition of Doodle Pequeño is a magic-filled, multiple award-winning play for all ages about two boys who become friends in spite of their differences. It examines the consequences of misused language, provides insight into the lives of Mexican-immigrant children and interrogates the issues of gender-identity and homophobic bullying.

  • Product Code: TT5000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 4m., 2w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 60 minutes

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When She Had Wings By Suzan Zeder.

A story told in sound, movement and words about 9-year-old B, who is about to turn 10 and isn't happy about it! B knows, really knows, that before she could walk, she could fly, and is desperate to remember how. When a mysterious stranger that speaks in strange squawks appears, B wonders if this creature is a bird, a woman escaped from senior care unit or possibly Amelia Earhart ? Together they help each other remember how to fly … literally and metaphorically.

  • Product Code: WJ1000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m., 2w., 1 either gender.
  • Approx. Run Time: 60 minutes

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Nocturnal By Ramon Esquivel.

Even good kids can do bad things. Three high-school sophomores—Cisco, Ryker and Rolly—sneak out in the middle of the night to sabotage the senior prank and frame the freshman class for it. But Amelia, Cisco's best friend from childhood, has other plans for the trio. The foiled prank exposes the group's underlying tension and tests their loyalty to one another. This fast-paced, highly physical drama is about status, relational aggression and gender identity among teenage boys.

  • Product Code: N87000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 50 minutes

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