The Orphan Train

The Orphan Train

“We ride the orphan train, the orphan train, Deserted, unwanted children, seeking, searching for a home.” So opens the first of eight vignettes, each telling the story of an orphan that has been placed on a train in New York City to be sent to a new home in the west. Based on a real historic practice...

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62 Comedy Duet Scenes for Teens

62 Comedy Duet Scenes for Teens

Written specifically for secondary drama students, the book contains short two-person scenes for two women, two men, or one man and one woman. The scenes deal with subjects that high school students will relate to such as break-ups, clunker cars, homework woes, school projects, difficult teachers, and...

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The Drama Teacher's Survival Guide #2

The Drama Teacher's Survival Guide #2

Relying on her 37 years of experience teaching drama in high school, Margaret Johnson doles out her wisdom in The Drama Teacher’s Survival Guide #2. The book is most useful for first year teachers, especially teachers without a degree in theatre who have been assigned to teach the drama class at their school...

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The Book of Everything

The Book of Everything

When Thomas grows up he wants to be – happy. This admirable goal does not quite seem achievable in the opening act of the play. Based on the book of the same name by Guus Kuijer, this play shows Thomas living in post WWII Amsterdam with his loving mother and domineering, violent father. The family is expected to adhere to the strict rules of their father’s Christian faith and rule breaking or mistakes are severely punished. This punishment extends to the abuse of Thomas’s mother. Despite the grim circumstances that he lives in Thomas takes...

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The Magic Garden

The Magic Garden

A young boy named David and his football team has just lost a game to the local team sponsored by the candy factory. David and his team have been eating candy before dinner and then avoiding the vegetables they are served. David discovers a cast of characters in his garden including Dandy Lion, King Onion and other vegetables. The vegetables are worried about the nationwide disdain for vegetables and love of sweets. They decide to visit the Queen of Sweets to discuss a solution. The Onion King is trapped by the Queen of Sweets and narrowly escapes. Leaving an...

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I, Malvolio

I, Malvolio

In this riff on one of Shakespeare’s famous secondary characters, we find Malvolio from Twelfth Night immediately after the events of the play.  Having been cruelly used in a practical joke, he relives in memory the events of the play from his perspective and then tries to recover from the horrible situation he was placed in.  His primary coping technique being revenge, he plots it on everyone including the audience in the theater. The one-man show...

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