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Expand your library's drama section with these great anthologies and collections of short plays! Students and teachers alike will find performance material and theatrical resources that are both useful and fun!
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BEIN' CRAZY: A COLLECTION OF TEN-MINUTE MONOLOGUES
By: Various Authors
“’That’s crazy,’ I told him. ‘Plum crazy!’...‘Then we in the right place!’” – Bein’ Crazy, Marc Bagwell

Twenty-two monologues celebrating the everyday strangeness, the weird of the familiar, and the just plain crazy! From the snooty, eccentric dialect coach in Accents, Inc. to the “good boy” chronicling the exploits of non-conformist Jake in...  read more

THE BIG BOOK OF AUDITION MONOLOGUES
By: Various Authors
Do you need an audition monologue? Survive your next audition and nail the role with this large collection of audition monologues written by a myriad of award-winning playwrights. This book includes 144 monologues drawn from characters in published plays that are organized by monologues for males, females or either gender. A perfect collection for anyone seeking...  read more
BLUE FOOD
By: Janice Fronczak
A hot collection of 67 monologues and 16 scenes for acting exercises! Fresh, tried-and-true monologues and contentless scenes for actors of all ages, types and skills. Intriguing characters result from 50% real life and 50% imagination. Each character is someone you have either met, imagined or wished you had met. Actors will take to these funny, sad, frustrated...  read more
FAIRLY TOLD TALES
By: Michael Soetaert
For years parents have tucked their children into bed with tales of Brothers Grimm and fables from Aesop. No wonder so many kids wake up screaming from nightmares. Seriously, what was wrong with those guys? Witches eating children, rotten parents making deals with old crones, monsters and worse! It's about time someone set the record straight. This collection of...  read more
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
By: Various Authors
It's impossible to cheat death, but we can have a little fun as we shuffle off this mortal coil. Sometimes you just need a sense of humor and other times, you need a hand to hold. Famous Last Words explores the effects of death, dying, grieving and resilience in 12 ten-minute masterpieces. The plays included in this anthology use grace, hope and every...  read more
FUTURE TRANSMISSIONS: EIGHT SCI-FI COMEDIES
By: Mike McCafferty
(: 75-90 : 2-6 , 3-12 , 0-5 , 5-23 
     )
An evening of eight science fiction comedies that combines the uniquely weird with the incredibly awesome! These character-driven shorts challenge the assumptions that sci-fi is too expensive to stage and/or all about “spaceships and laser guns.” In Boom!, three scientists try to deactivate a real “time bomb” that keeps blowing them up over and over...  read more
GRAPPLING WITH GRAMMAR: A COLLECTION OF TEN-MINUTE PLAYS
By: Donna Latham
It would be folly, of course, to start another unit on sentence structure without this innovative collection of ten-minute plays to help you effectively teach adjectives, idioms, pronouns and many other sentence parts to a group of students who would rather throw grammar (and quite possibly, the English teacher) out the window. Instead, toss that "drill and...  read more
HEAD OVER HEELS
By: Various Authors
Ah, love. There is nothing in the world as simultaneously exhilarating, terrifying, comforting, frustrating and wonderful as love and all of its variations. Head Over Heels explores every incarnation of love from the comfortably married elderly couple to the nervous brand-new lovebirds. These 12 ten-minute plays will make you laugh, sigh, and long for...  read more
 
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