"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!"
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.
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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