Edited by William Davies King. Foreword by Risa Brainin. Written by Linda Alper, Katie Bender, Jami Brandli, Dan Castellaneta, Deb Lacusta, Leo Cabranes-Grant, Mia Chung, Yussef El Guindi, Anne García-Romero, Idris Goodwin, Enid Graham, Arlene Hutton, Lila Rose Kaplan, William Davies King, Jenny Mercein, Brian Otaño, Lynn Rosen, Cheri Steinkellner, James Still, Alison Tatlock, Annie Torsiglieri, John Walch, Cheryl L. West and Sheri Wilner.
Product Code: AN3000
Comedy | Drama
College | Community | Professional
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March 2020. As California entered a “stay at home” order due to the coronavirus pandemic, UC Santa Barbara’s LAUNCH PAD commissioned 24 distinguished playwrights to pen monologues and short plays inspired by the prompt “Alone, Together” and written to be performed live on Zoom. These 39 extraordinary pieces reflect the moment of lockdown and capture our longing for connection. This is a collection born of a moment, but one that will live on for the ages. Learn More
Y York's award-winning plays for young people are noted for their relevance, humor and high critical response. They have been produced to popular acclaim for audiences of children and adults throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. This anthology contains original plays, adaptations from literature and "listening plays," work based on research and interviews with living people. Learn More
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These plays 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. Learn More
Charles Busch has been called "a comic playwright of the first order," and this collection puts the spotlight on the hilarious monologues and two-character scenes from his many plays that have kept audiences in stitches for more than three decades. It is an invaluable resource for actors seeking unique audition or competition material but can also be appreciated by readers simply enjoying the work of a brilliant comic imagination.
American history is rich and varied, and playwrights have long mined its treasures to create inspired and inspiring pieces for the stage. This anthology brings together 32 monologues, duets and trios that are perfect for auditions, scene work, full-evening presentations and drama-across-the-curriculum projects of all kinds. Important in their own times, these American stories brought to life by award-winning playwrights resonate in today's world and provide unlimited opportunities for exploration, discussion and performance.
2m., 5w., with doubling. Expandable to 4m., 9w., 5+ either gender.
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Eachthriller in this three-act evening is scarier than the last. Wake-Up Call: A young man wakes up from one nightmare, only to find that he’s in another. Now he can’t tell what’s real and what’s not. The New Margo: A young woman’s best friend disappears and is replaced by an entirely different person, but she’s the only one who seems to be able to tell. One Lane Bridge: A teenage driver realizes that his mysterious passenger isn’t who he thought she was—she’s something much, much worse. Each act gives the audience the horrifying feeling that all is not right with the world and that it’s going to be hard to sleep tonight.