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5 Christmas Plays$9.99Add to cart
David L Winters
Five Christmas Plays (WIth Joy Inside) are suitable for performance by churches, groups and families. The plays are: The Singing Trees, I’ll Be Late for Christmas, Christmas Prayer of Forgiveness, The Christmas Cabin, Grandma Louise’s Christmas Miracle
3 Elderly Wisemen$7.95Add to cart
ages and all ages can reenact this traditional celebration. Author, Judy Gattis-Smith takes the traditional Christmas pageant story of the three wisemen and presents it in such a way that all ages can enact, particularly seniors!
Three Elderly Wisemen is simple to produce, has lines that are easy to learn and, through a Bible story, deals with real issues seniors face. This play considers the wisemen as “senior citizens” with the same characteristics as senior citizens today. The running time is about one hour and at least fourteen characters are included. The play can also be done as a Readers Theater without costumes, props, or scenery. In this case, the narrator would set the scene, inviting the audience to use their imaginations.
Some characters included
Aalijah (wife of Melchior)
Psalm Hymns Books 1 2 And 3$22.99Add to cart
Capture Books Title
Turning Psalms 1-89 into a modern Psalter, sing or recite uncensored human pleas in fear and tragedy during the odd silences of God. Uses include praise, education, character building texts, dramatic story-telling, a performance portfolio of knock-out scripts, brain teasing memorization, meditations, and laments for liturgy & retreats.
Instant Bible Dramas$19.99Add to cart
This resource is designed to be used by children’s ministry leaders in introducing scripture stories to elementary children. Each drama is designed to allow children the opportunity to participate in the telling of the story with no rehearsal or planning. The narrator expresses the story and the children provide the action. With 56 dramas the major Bible stories are told in a way that will have the elementary children engaged immediately
Beyond Bethlehem And Calvary$9.95Add to cart
Beyond Bethlehem and Calvary: 12 Dramas for Christmas, Easter and More! is a collection of brief dramatic presentations that invites everyone, from the novice performer to the most experienced, to share basic Biblical truths in a variety of settings. Flexibility, ease of production, and themes that meet us where we live make this collection suitable for large or small groups, whether in a church setting or on the most rugged mission trip. The themes are universal. They include tough choices and their consequences, acceptance and rejection, and the impact of attitudes.
Each presentation includes:
A title that identifies the content focus
A brief summary
Props and costuming suggestions
Childrens Dramas For The Church Year$12.99Add to cart
This reproducible resource consists of very simple Christmas dramas that can be performed by kids of all ages-the younger children can participate in rhymes and recitations that require very little or no speaking, while older children will enjoy the speaking and narration parts. Short poems are also included for use in programs. Most drama selections take no more than en minutes to perform, and the number of children can vary as needed by the size of the church. Props and scenery are minimal, and selections can be performed with little rehearsal.
Promise Fulfilled : A Christmas Drama$7.95Add to cart
His story changed the world: Jesus — born to Mary and Joseph, worshiped as Savior by the Magi and the shepherds who had found him through divine guidance. We do not dispute the significance of their part in Jesus’ story. We marvel at their obedience. We sing songs recounting their trust and their faith.
But if we dare allow ourselves to peer just a bit deeper into the pages of scripture, extending just beyond the edges of the nativity story, we find the embodiment of patience and faithfulness – Simeon and Anna, a prophet and a prophetess, who waited for the arrival of the Messiah with an unwavering expectation.
It is a story that reminds us that a hope placed in God does not disappoint.
In seven scenes, The Promise Fulfilled presents a simple drama, intertwining the familiar details of the Christmas story with the steadfast hope of Simeon and Anna. Drawing upon the gospel accounts of Matthew and Luke and using extended scripture readings, The Promise Fulfilled invites cast and audience members to marvel at the events surrounding Christ’s birth, taking us into the expected while challenging us to look beyond the well-told storyline found within the walls of the nativity.
Simple to learn and powerful to present, this short drama will allow youth groups and adult drama teams to develop a rich understanding of the events leading up to Christ’s birth. Easily adaptable for Bible studies and children’s lessons, The Promise Fulfilled offers a fresh perspective to a story that has been changing hearts for over 2,000 years, ushering us into the Advent season with a subtle and powerful proclamation: a transformed world requires an enduring faithfulness anchored in Christian love. Twelve copies of this play are needed for production and copy privileges are included.
This is David Allison’s first book with CSS Publishing. Pastor Allison received his master of ministry degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Currently Allison is head pastor at Havens Corners Church. He has also been bi-vocational and youth pastor at Havens Corners Church. Allison is married to Karla and they have one grown son. Some of David’s interests are golf, chess, and landscaping.
5 Little Christmas Dramas For Todays Kids$12.95Add to cart
Every year, Christmas comes. And every year, in tiny congregations spread throughout the world, a director is stressing over the difficult task of producing a successful children’s play.
Realizing that church plays are often hard to produce because so few are written to meet children’s needs and interests, Timothy Ayers decided to change that. Writing his own plays for the children within his church, Ayers collected his dramas into Five Little Christmas Dramas for Today’s Kids, hoping to help small churches creatively and freely encourage children to spread the message of Christmas. With titles ranging from A Dress Rehearsal for Christmas to The “I Hate Christmas” Club, each drama presents a worthy reminder: The true meaning of Christmas is always found in Christ.
These fun and simple dramas let small churches celebrate Christmas without mayhem and stress, and they empower children to play a pivotal role in highlighting the divine purpose of the Christmas holiday. With minimal set design and diverse roles for children of all ages, this collection of Christmas dramas will bless directors and congregations alike.
Each drama has listed the approximate length of time the play will take, how many cast members are needed, props, and the stage set-up. This book also has the copy/printing privileges included.
Childrens Dramas For The Church Year$12.99Add to cart
This reproducible resource consists of very simple Easter dramas that can be performed by kids of all ages-the younger children can participate in rhymes and recitations that require very little or no speaking, while older children will enjoy the speaking and narration parts. Short poems are also included for use in programs.
Selections take no more than 10 minutes to perform and the number of children can vary as needed by the size of the church. Props and scenery are minimal and selections can be performed with little rehearsal.
Drama Ministry : A Guidebook$17.00Add to cart
Drama Ministry: A Guidebook is a one-stop manual for starting, directing, and managing a drama ministry. Lay leaders who have no formal drama training will glean from the authors 25+ years of drama training and experience. Even those leaders who are experienced in drama will benefit from the practical insights in managing and leading a team, including how to organize a practice and how to ensure team members regularly attend rehearsals and memorize their lines. In addition to drama technique, you will also gain valuable leadership tools for managing your ministry. Ten original sketches are also included to get you started.
Breakdown On Bethlehem Street$7.95Add to cart
Imagine that it’s Christmas Eve and you’re on your way to the store before the annual candlelight service. Suddenly you find yourself transported back in time to the night of the birth of the Messiah! The places you’re used to seeing are all gone; the usual trappings of modern society don’t work. And, to top it off, you’re placed in a situation where you have to help a young couple deal with having a baby — with no hospital! Yikes!
This imaginative chancel drama for Advent / Christmas will make the members of your congregation think about the night of Jesus’ birth in a new way. A variety of ages can be used in the production from young children to older adults. The dialogue can be easily modified with local references. Suggested readings and music are included for use between scenes for additional congregational involvement.
Copy privileges are included.
Nativity Dramas The Third Season$18.95Add to cart
Keith Hewitt is back with a third volume of clever nativity dramas in which he adapts biblical Christmas stories to popular television programs. In the same way Jesus communicated in a context that people of his time could relate to, Hewitt presents four sharp-witted takeoffs on something our culture can really relate to — TV. The humorous treatments of these biblical narratives will hold people’s attention and breathe new life into traditional nativity texts.
All four plays are specifically designed to be produced in churches and can be easily staged by congregations of almost any size. Props are simple and easy to find.
The four plays in this third volume are popular television shows from right now:
“Psyched in Bethlehem” (45 minutes)
“Everybody Loves Joseph” (45 minutes)
“Big Bang Bethlehem” (50 minutes)
“Burned in Bethlehem” (40 minutes)
Healing Traumatized Churches$16.49Add to cart
This unique and entertaining format offers a plan of healing for individuals and congregations through the power of The Cross. Each Scene is designed for personal meditation, or to be presented as a Sunday School or Book Study Series, or produced in its entirety as a play.
100 Duet Scenes For Teens$17.95Add to cart
This unique collection of one-minute scenes covers a wide variety of subjects, both comic and dramatic. Each scene is complete, with a definite beginning, middle, and end. The short length of these scenes makes it easy for students to memorize their lines and bring the characters to life. Each one explores a particular personality trait, emotion, or situation. The book is divided into four sections: Gender Neutral, Male/Female Duets, Male Only Duets, and Female Only Duets. Notes about performing the scenes are also included. Subjects range from silly to poignant and include dating babysitting Boy Scouts, cell phones, crushes, driver training, kissing, sports, abuse, disability, New Year’s resolutions, sibling rivalry, plus many more. Excellent for contests and comedy review shows.
More Short And Sweet Skits For Student Actors$17.95Add to cart
A sequel collection of short skits in the style and format of Short & Sweet Skits for Student Actors. These sketches with casts of two to ten players (mostly 2 to 3) include a wide variety of topics and drama styles. Many of the skits are comic for learning comedy technique. Others are more dramatic situations for students to learn more about themselves and others. The dialogue is crisp and easy to perform. The short length of these skits requires very little planning and memorization. They work well in the classroom and may also be used in a theatrical setting. Includes an introduction for teaching students how to audition. They can be staged and directed by the students themselves. Excellent for competition or comedy review shows.
102 Monologues For Middle School Actors$17.95Add to cart
A sequel collection of winning monologues in the style and format of 101 Monologues for Middle School Actors by the same author. Rebecca Young knows how middle schoolers think and act and what they like to talk about! These monologues, duologues, and triologues may be used for auditions, class assignments, or discussion starters. With such a wide variety of topics, there is a monologue to fit any student’s personality or preference. These characters speak as teenagers live. Easy to stage.
Holy Saturday : An Easter Chancel Drama In Three Acts$9.95Add to cart
This dramatization of the hours and days immediately following the crucifixion and its effects on the disciples and other followers of Jesus will captivate the congregation. The audience will be drawn into the events as the disciples struggle through the despair of Good Friday and the hope of Easter Day.
Holy Saturday was written to be presented as a chancel drama or it can be used as a stand-alone drama. Simple costumes are recommended. Also included in the script is communion for the entire congregation, distributed by the disciples themselves. The audience and cast will find the distribution of communion by the disciples to be a moving experience. The players include Peter; John; Mary, the mother of Jesus; and eleven others but can be adjusted according to the number of people available. This drama will take 35-45 minutes plus the time for communion. Copying privileges by the original purchaser are included.
Skits That Teach Volume 2$19.99Add to cart
Scripts written for youth groups have traditionally been cheesy or just simply not funny. Thankfully, the Skit Guys have refined the art of the youth group sketch. In this second volume of Skits That Teach, youth groups will find dozens of scripts to use as illustrations, discussion starters, or icebreakers. Tommy Woodard and Eddie James have tested these scripts with teenagers across the country, and they know what it takes to write a scene that is simple for teens to perform, while at the same time making a point or getting a laugh. Easy for youth pastors to hand off to a group of teenagers, these scripts address a variety of topics and offer options for monologues, duets or bigger casts to perform funny, serious or musical scenes. No matter how they use the skits, youth workers can teach students important lessons with the easy-to-perform scenes in Skits That Teach, Volume 2.
Comedy Plays And Scenes For Student Actors$17.95Add to cart
A new collection of scenes for teens from Laurie Allen. Our customers have been asking for more and more of these real-life situations for student actors to perform. They are so popular because students can portray characters like themselves and their friends. Sample titles from this collection of 28 scenes include: Speed Dating, The Birds and the Bees, Miss Innocent, Zebra Hamsters, Prom Date, Big Fat Liars, Fender Bender, Cheater, Babysitting Teenagers, Screaming Bloody Murder, The Worst Speech Class Ever, and Save Me From Myself. All scenes and dialogue are believable and easy for shy or gregarious actors to perform. Ideal for classroom practice or contest use.
50 50 Monologues For Student Actors$15.95Add to cart
This collection of monologues is comprised of 50 monologues for girls and 50 for guys. Each set of monologues has enough variety to challenge any skill level. The different situations, styles, and voices make it easy for actors to find a monologue they can relate to. This collection is perfect for classroom practice, auditions, and competitions.
Titles for girls include: The Runaway, The Betrayal, Love at First Sight, Sixteen Candles, A Central Park Moon, Talking to Myself, Our First Kiss, and more.
Titles for guys include: I Saw Everything, Double Standard, Paranoia, Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, The Prom or the Tires, Spring Break, The Middle Child and more.
More 10 Minute Plays For Middle School Performers$17.95Add to cart
A sequel collection of 18 plays that give teenage performers the chance to reveal the unique identities and motivations of students their own age. These brief plays may be used for speech and drama classrooms, forensic competitions, or variety shows. They are easily staged with no sets or costumes. Topics include: the never-ending gossip cycle, parents, being conceited, getting in trouble and more. Included are scripts for girls only, scripts for boys only, and scripts for mixed casts. The dialogue is believable and easy to perform.
Sample titles: Word Gets Around, The School Talent Show, The Party, Three Boys and a Baby, Bad Hair Day, First Kiss, and The Bigheaded Girl.
Imagine : Creating Memorable Characters For Kids Church$13.49Add to cart
Marty Martin has been a children’s pastor for eighteen years and worked as a volunteer with children before that. His mother always worked with children at church and in a daycare center, eventually starting a daycare in her home. Marty first started interacting with children in this setting and creating goofy characters to entertain them. Now he is a dad and has five boys of his own who are the best audience to try his silly acts on!
So You Think Youre Funny$17.95Add to cart
Section One: Building The Skills
Section Two: Storming The Stage
Every year, tens of thousands of acting students dip their toes into the world of “Improv comedy.” From Harvard University, the Immediate Gratification Players bring a new way to learn this popular art form. Written from the student’s perspective, the book is divided into two sections of six chapters each. Building the Skills gives students training with useful drills, important rules to remember, and a basic tutorial in building your first Improv scene. Storming the Stage will explain what no other book does: how to put your product in front of an audience. From creating a troupe to treating your audience right, this is the only book that can make its readers show-worthy. Sample chapters include: A Scene: The Basic Unit of Improve; To Do or Not to Do; Short Form or Long Form?: The Eternal Debate; Developing Format: Creating a Troupe; Audition: Being the Best; Publicity: Turning on the Machine; And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Successful Show. Full of practical tips and techniques.
Acting Duets For Young Women$17.95Add to cart
Comedy Scenes Include:
New Best Friend Forever
Drama Scenes Include:
The Wishing Well
The Red Dress
Our customers have been asking for more rel-life duo scenes for student actors to perform, and this collection delivers. These scenes for two female actors are divided into two sections: comedy and drama. The comedy scenes will have audiences laughing at the outrageous het believable scenarios. The dramatic scenes will have the audience and actors thinking about the relevant topics. All scenes are entertaining and enjoyable. Actors will be challenged by each scene in this collection. Sets and costumes can be elaborate or simple. The length of every scene is perfect for the female dramatic duo competitions sponsored nationally. They may also be used for autitions, acting practice, or an evening of entertainment.
275 Acting Games Connected$19.95Add to cart
With almost three hundred performance-tested acting games, this is the largest collection published to date. They were compiled from numerous workshops and study sessions. Includes a wide variety of proven activities for learning acting and theatre industry skills. Divided into thirty sections including: Audition, Concentration and Focus, Voice, Ensemble, Action and Reaction, Improvisation, Knowing Your Objective, Performance, Thinking Outside the Box, Spatial Awarness, Nonverbal Communication, Making Choices, Releasing Inhibitions, The Physical Actor and many more. This is an adaptable workbook designed to connect the learning of acting skills with professional auditions and the theatre industry.
Short And Sweet Skits For Student Actors$17.95Add to cart
These short skits with casts of two to six players cover a wide variety of topics and drama styles. Some skits are comic for learning comedy technique. Others are situations for students to learn more about themselves and others. The dialogue is crisp and easy to perform. Very little planning and memorization is required to stage these skits. Many may be staged Readers Theatre style. They work well in a classroom and they may also be used in a theatrical setting. Sample titles include: Funny Isn’t Always Funny, Gossip among Friends, The Principal’s Office, and Party Girls. They can be staged and directed by the students themselves. Excellent for competition or comedy revue shows.
Bible In Action$19.99Add to cart
The Bible In Action is a collection of 59 Bible dramas for church, Christian school, and home. It uses the dialogue in the Bible (KJV updated), presents the narrative as dialogue, and fills in the gaps with what might have happened in between the lines. These dramas, which provide literature weekly for more than a year, are arranged in historical order with Scripture reference and are available at a fraction of the cost of most literature for a quarter. They are simply the Bible in dialogue.
Macbeth$7.95Add to cart
Arguably the darkest of all Shakespeare’s plays, Macbeth is also one of the most challenging. Is it a work of nihilistic despair, “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”, or is it a cautionary tale warning of the dangers of Machiavellianism and relativism? Does it lead to hell and hopelessness, or does it point to a light beyond the darkness? This critical edition of Shakespeare’s classic psychological drama contains essays by some of today’s leading critics, exploring Macbeth as a morality play, as a history play with contemporary relevance, and as a drama that shows a vision of evil and that grapples with the problem of free will.
The Ignatius Critical Editions represent a tradition-oriented alternative to popular textbook series such as the Norton Critical Editions or Oxford World Classics, and are designed to concentrate on traditional readings of the Classics of world literature. Whereas many modern critical editions have succumbed to the fads of modernism and post-modernism, this series will concentrate on tradition-oriented criticism of these great works. Edited by acclaimed literary biographer, Joseph Pearce, the Ignatius Critical Editions will ensure that traditional moral readings of the works are given prominence, instead of the feminist, or deconstructionist readings that often proliferate in other series of ‘critical editions’. As such, they represent a genuine extension of consumer-choice, enabling educators, students and lovers of good literature to buy editions of classic literary works without having to ‘buy into’ the ideologies of secular fundamentalism. The series is particularly aimed at tradition-minded literature professors offering them an alternative for their students.
Nativity Dramas The Second Season$14.95Add to cart
Keith Hewitt is back with a second volume of cleverly developed nativity dramas in which he adapts biblical stories to popular television programs. In the same way Jesus communicated in a context that people of his time could relate to, Hewitt presents four sharp-witted takeoffs on something our culture can really relate to — TV. The humorous yet reverent treatments of these biblical narratives will hold people’s attention and breathe new life into traditional nativity texts.
All four plays are specifically designed to be produced in churches, and can be easily staged by congregations of almost any size. Props are simple and easy to find.
The four plays in this second volume are:
“A Night for News” — Taken from a CNN (Caesar News Network) news broadcast
“Bethlehem Blues” — A takeoff of the popular 80s police drama, Hill Street Blues
“Two-And-A-Half Wise Men” — A parody of the CBS sitcom Two-And-A-Half Men
“Dirty Jobs: Bethlehem” — An adaptation of Mike Rowe’s Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs
Spiritual Plays For Christmas Easter And Other Occasions$29.49Add to cart
A compilation of 22 Spiritual plays for Christmas, Easter, and Other Occasions, written by a Black Christian Woman. The plays are practical lessons from God’s Word in a simplified format injected with humor for the edification, inspiration and enjoyment to Christians and non-Christians alike. Working as scriptwriter, producer and director for the performance of these plays in her church for thirteen years provided the writer an additional way to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, enhancing Biblical knowledge to the writer, reader, play performer and viewing audience.
Drama Games And Acting Exercises$17.95Add to cart
Body movements, gesture, voice and interaction are all essential parts of this large selection of games and exercises. Wirthin its twelve chapters are games for getting acquainted, over forty games on how to warm up the actor’s tools, and over one hundred games and exercises for improvisation and public speaking. Also included are over seventy monologues and poems fro dramatic presentation together with more than ten plays and scenes.
175 Theatre Games$17.95Add to cart
The games and exercises in this book are designed to be used as warm-ups at the begining of a theatre class. They have been used successfully with middle school students and they can easily be adapted for use with younger children, older teens and adults in various settings. The games have been adapted from many books, workshops and standard group activites. A must book for every theatre library.
Who Is This Man This Jesus$10.95Add to cart
Take your congregation back in time and put worshipers right in the midst of the events surrounding humanity’s salvation with this collection of three sets of five monologues, each centered around a different perspective on the life and death of Jesus.
Who Is This Man? looks at the death of Jesus through the eyes of ordinary people who through various circumstances find themselves caught up in the passion story, including a soldier of King Herod, Roman centurions, and Malchus, a servant of the high priest.
In Women of the Promise, audiences will journey through the Old Testament as five women look with faithful anticipation to the future coming of the Savior.
Come, Follow Me tells the story of Jesus’ life and death as seen by his followers, including Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene, and even Judas Iscariot.
Each series of monologues will be sure to enrich the Lenten observances of any congregation, as well as any small group study throughout the year.
Blueprints For Advent And Christmas$28.95Add to cart
Using the timeless scene of the Bethlehem stable as a visualbackdrop, Blueprints for Advent and Christmas provides dynamic resources for creating a memorable andinspiring worship experience that will be remembered for years to come. Thereare detailed instructions for replicating the nativity setting, includingblueprints showing exact specifications for constructing scenery – enablingparish craftsmen and artists to use their gifts for a unique public witness.The scene is completed with a live tableau of actors.
In addition to the stable backdrop, Blueprints for Advent and Christmasoffers a smorgasbord of scenes, activities, and tools that promise to engagethe visual and dramatic imaginations of youth and adults. One set of resources,titled Advent Songs for the Season,is comprised of Advent sketches and homilies that promise toattract and inspire worshipers. The four themes are:
* When Israel Sang the Blues
* When Maiden Mary Sang the Magnificat
* When Teddy Roosevelt Sang Bass
* When The Angels and All Creation Sang Gloria in Excelsis
In addition, sets of Advent mini-dramas designed for use withlectionary cycles A and B are also included.
I Spy Christmas$8.95Add to cart
I Spy Christmas is an excellent resource for pastors and churches that either need to add another element to their Christmas service or are simply in need of a Christmas order of worship. This volume provides both, including three Christmas dramas that are intended for casts of various ages, from children to teenagers to adults. Each play can be produced by congregations of various sizes, providing an attractive mix of humor, wit, and inspiration that will speak to any congregation.
The plays included are:
* I Spy Christmas
* Taking Jesus
* Open Auditions
Also included is Shattering Christmas to Find Christmas, a candlelight Christmas Eve service complete with an order of service, liturgical prayers, hymn selections, and meditations.
I Spy Christmas will enhance your congregation’s Christmas worship experience for years to come.
Come All Ye Faithful$8.95Add to cart
Drama can be a wonderful tool for presenting spiritual truths in a fresh and creative way. Come All Ye Faithful is a valuable resource for churches seeking new methods for presenting the joyous message of Advent and Christmas. From an insightful allegory illuminating the symbolism of the Advent wreath to mice depicting the nativity scene in whimsical verse, this resource will appeal to any dramatic preference.
These plays can be used by congregations of almost any size, with only minimal props and costuming required. Copy privileges are included.
The plays featured in this volume are:
* The Living Advent Wreath – a musical allegory depicting a pilgrim’s journey to discover the true meaning of Advent as revealed through the Advent Wreath (sheet music is included).
* The Mouse Christmas – a lighthearted children’s play written in rhyming verse.
* The Ad Vent Wheat — a humorous children’s play offering a slightly altered view of the Christmas message.
Each of these plays will help congregations capture anew the true joy of the Advent and Christmas season.
Greek Myth Plays 3-5$11.99Add to cart
10 Readers Theater Scripts Based on Favorite Greek Myths That Students Can Read and Reread to Develop Their Fluency
Help students build fluency and gain confidence as readers with the timeless tales of King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, Echo and Narcissus, and more. This collection of short scripts features parts that are written to accommodate readers at different proficiency levels-so everyone can participate. Includes tips for putting on the plays and related activities.
Living In The Light$27.95Add to cart
This anthology for Lent and Easter includes 22 creative components such as monologues
and skits, services, dialogues, dramas, as well as a service and a litany. Requiring little to no staging and props, each program involves a varying number of participants, perfect for congregations of any size. Included are materials for Ash Wednesday through Holy Week. Copy privileges are granted.
Tell It Like It Is$15.95Add to cart
A thought-provoking new collection of monologs by best-selling author Peg Kehret! Each monolog in this drama book creates a moment of recognition that makes both the performer and the audience smile — and think! Most are structured to provide insights of discovery to reveal who we are and why. Every young actor performing one of these monologs will recount a memorable event that opened the way to maturity. But there’s more than just provocative thoughts in this collection — many of the monologs can be performed for laughter alone. All monologs are easily adaptable for boys or girls.
30 Short Comedy Plays For Teens$16.95Add to cart
Real life teen dilemmas written as comedy. These thirty short plays give teenage performers a chance to portray the drama of their everyday lives. They may act crazy, push boundaries and discover themselves as the plays permit them to show off their talents. The actors can create outrageous characters in the context of situations they know so well. Sample titles include: The Kissing Booth, Four Boyfriends, Last Free Summer and The Babysitter. inexperienced actors will come alive as performers because they playlets offer natural dialog and believable situations. The plays are for two to six actors. Excellent for contest use.
More Scenes And Monologs From The Best New Plays$15.95Add to cart
This sequel edition contains new works from plays produced in the US and Europe. It offers young actors a broad spectrum of challenges with contemporary styles and relevant topics in a variety of lengths. In addition to the scenes and monologs, the drama book includes nineteen useful exercises for strengthening acting skills. Many of the pieces require that performers dig deep into their imaginations to use their own emotional resources. A short acting preface precedes each selection to help guide the actors’ interpretations. Recommended as a theatre text or a supplemental resource for acting classes.
Drama Teachers Survival Guide$19.95Add to cart
Success assured — for every show you direct or produce! Written from 37 years of drama teaching experience, this theatre book provides detailed, step-by-step information, examples, and suggestions about how to direct a school drama program without mistakes, trouble, or delay. The nineten chapters cover everything: play selection, tryouts, rehearsals, costuming, props, lighting, publicity, and final performance. To further clarify each step, examples are provided with illustrations, photos, and proven ideas. Reproducible handouts and forms are also included together with a list of many additional resources. Whether you are a seasoned drama director or a beginner, you will find this theatre text to be an invaluable aid. It will banish your stress and guarantee your success!
Nativity Dramas : Four Nontraditional Christmas Plays For All Ages$12.95Add to cart
Everyone knows the nativity story — the inn, the stable, and all the rest. If your traditional Christmas pageant has become a bit stale and you want to give it new life, this collection of engaging plays is sure to fit your needs. Keith Hewitt gives the usual narrative a modern treatment by adapting characters and settings from four popular television series (Blue’s Clues, CSI, Cops, and Trading Spaces) and transferring them to the events in Bethlehem. By twisting the lens a little to change the focus, these sketches tell how common people are affected by incredible events. Audiences will love these entertaining programs, and they’ll have fun watching the characters as they learn a valuable lesson.
All four plays are specifically designed to be produced in churches, and can be easily staged by congregations of almost any size. There are roles suitable for a range of ages from kindergarten through adult, allowing you to involve the whole congregation in the production. “Ewe’s Clues” is intended primarily for younger children (although adults and older children will also enjoy it) and has a running time of approximately 30 minutes. “Cops: Bethlehem,” “CSI: Bethlehem,” and “Trading Spaces: Bethlehem” each have a running time of approximately 45 minutes, and are designed for older audiences (though children will get something out of them as well).
It Takes Courage$9.95Add to cart
With this award-winning collection of scripts for drama, readers’ theater, and a monologue, teachers and drama coordinators will find exactly what they are looking for — plays that touch the hearts of the congregation while also helping the participants to develop their abilities in the fine arts. As an added bonus, the scripts included herein can all be produced without sets or props making them especially suited to be used as dramatic insertions during worship services. It Takes Courage includes:
Be A Blessing — a drama based on a true story of a unique challenge given to a congregation by its pastor.
What’s In Your Backpack? — a sketch about a teen who chooses to trust God when wrongly accused and sent to in-school suspension.
Where Is Courage? — a play which portrays children searching for true bravery.
Every Knee Shall Bow — readers’ theater based on Revelation 5 and 6.
This Joy We Share — readers’ theater written for women that explores the amazing power of the Holy Spirit.
Who Is In Control? — a monologue with one adult woman portraying the mother of the apostle Paul.
Bee Attitudes$12.95Add to cart
Frank Ramirez believes that youth and children are the church of today and should be invited to participate regularly in worship. To this end, he has written delightful plays that are meant to bring Christ into our ordinary days. Whether performed in elaborate style with costuming and staging, or simply read directly from the script in a much simpler style, these plays that include copy privileges will add whimsy to worship services while teaching deep truths. It will be hard to determine who enjoys them the most — the children and youth who are performing or the parents and grandparents with the cameras!
From “Witnesses to the Light” — which features angels named Fantastic, Marvelous, Wonderful, and Gabriel — to “Holy Water” — with sheep named Be Bop, Bo Peep, Bah Humbug, and Bill — all six dramas presented in The Bee Attitudes will delight young and old.
Introduction To The Art Of Theatre$25.95Add to cart
Part 1. Theatre, Drama, And Place
Part 2. The Production
Part 3. Theatre History
A readable, workable text that deals with everything about theatre and the artists who make theatre possible. Styles of drama, staging, production, directing and acting, along with all backstage functions, are defined in detail. Theatre history and the business of theatre are covered fully for the use of both students and instructors.
Famous Fantasy Character Monologs$16.95Add to cart
The Boogeyman is afraid of the dark! The Tooth Fairy hates her job! The Wicked Witch isn’t really so wicked! One hundred fantasy monologs reveal what characters like Cinderella and Captain Hook might really say if given the chance. It’s fun, it’s cool, and it’s offbeat to portray the “other side of the story” of these famous fantasy characters. Each monolog in this theatre text is delightfully preposterous and hilariously different. Fifty guys and fifty girls can choose the fantasy character of their choice. How does scissor-happy Rapunzel really feel about her long, long hair? Who is this not-so-jolly Santa Claus? And is Little Red Riding Hood a secret agent? A wide selection of monologs for classroom use, contests, or as part of a variety show.
Make It Mystery$19.95Add to cart
Better by the dozen! This book of twelve royalty-free mystery plays allows you to choose from a wide variety of plays to fit whatever your current staging and casting needs may be. They are especially workable for middle schools and high schools, but they may be performed by actors of all ages. Each of the plays in this drama text has an element of mystery that is often laced with comedy. “The Mother Goose Mystery” features a cast of suspicious nursery-rhyme-quoting characters. In “Queen of Hearts” a young Shakespeare helps solve a crime. “The Clue in the Library” is perfect for a library fundraiser. “Mommy’s a Zombie!” is a classic farce. All of the plays are fun to perform on-stage or in the classroom.