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What Remains and Other Plays for High-School and Youth Theatre

What Remains and Other Plays for High-School and Youth Theatre

Written by Max Bush. Compiled and edited by Justin Dennis and Max Bush.

Product Code: WJ4000

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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

With this collection of eight plays written about teenagers for teenage actors, Max Bush captures teens' archetypal search for identity and purpose in the context of engaging with the world around them. He does so with an inventive dramaturgy that makes these plays both objects and vehicles for the student actors' meaningful explorations. Funny and real, the characters who populate this collection appeal to high-school actors because students recognize themselves in the characters. Winner of numerous national awards and grants, including the American Alliance for Theatre & Education's Chorpenning Cup for his body of work, Bush adds two previously unpublished plays to his significant contributions to dramatic literature for young people. Looking Out continues Bush's commitment to presenting contemporary, grounded and entertaining material perfect for high-school drama programs. The collection also contains a romping two-act high-school version of The Three Musketeers. The other titles within the collection include: Sarah, Wildboy, Voices From the Shore, Kara in Black, From Every Mountainside and What Remains. Commissioning directors and teachers provide insights into the plays and their productions in introductions that accompany each piece.

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    In stock

  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code WJ4000
  • Cost $29.95

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* 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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Sarah By Max Bush.

Sarah is a vulnerable, dreamy and creative teen who talks to a spirit in her room as well as her dead sister, paints a butterfly on her face for springtime, and goes on a date with her sister's old boyfriend who appreciates her weirdness.

  • Product Code: SE8000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 4m., 7w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

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Wildboy By Max Bush.

During a backyard football game with his kid brother, 15-year-old Jamie starts recalling fragments of the dream he had the night before. While his mother and sister try to interpret the dream, the characters of his dream appear and stalk him.

  • Product Code: W92000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 5-6m., 7-8w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 65 minutes

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Voices From the Shore By Max Bush.

Anxiety-ridden Joel begins to hear voices and is admitted into an adolescent psychiatric hospital. There Joel meets other young people who are also struggling with who they are and their changing worlds. As each character in the play seeks to clarify their future, they prepare to say goodbye to their familiar lives and hello to a world of new opportunities.

  • Product Code: V33000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 6m., 8w. (All characters are 17 to 18 years old.)
  • Approx. Run Time: 95 minutes

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Kara in Black By Max Bush

When Kara's sister joins the Army and leaves for Kuwait, Kara begins to oppose the war itself.

  • Product Code: K32000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 7 to 9m., 10 to 13w. (Fifteen of these characters are between the ages of 16 and 19.)
  • Approx. Run Time: 95 minutes

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From Every Mountainside By Max Bush.

Two students struggling with isolation, pain, cultural differences, fear and prejudices begin to see life in a new way as they work together on civil rights issues.

  • Product Code: FA4000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 4m., 7w. All characters but one are 17 to 19 years old.
  • Approx. Run Time: 100 minutes

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What Remains By Max Bush.

Maggie, a talented young artist just a couple of months away from graduating high school, finds herself agonizing over serious life decisions. Cliona, a 69-year-old woman hires Maggie to sort through the objects of her life. An unlikely friendship blossoms as they each help the other discover something about themselves they never would have found on their own.

  • Product Code: WJ5000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m., 9w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 95 minutes

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