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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
THE BITE-SIZED BARD: A COLLECTION OF SHAKESPEARE-THEMED TEN-MINUTE PLAYS
By: Various Authors
Shakespeare has never been so easy to handle! This collection of 12 original shorts based on the works of William Shakespeare pokes fun at the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon. Why is it that you never say the Scottish play? What happens when the actor playing the “Ghost” gets a bad case of stage fright and performs a very hopeless Hamlet? When Shakespeare gets an...  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
CHEW ON THIS: A COLLECTION OF TEN-MINUTE DUETS
By: Various Authors
Perfect for forensics and speech and debate competitions or just a night of duets, these 24 hilarious and poignant ten-minute scenes are conveniently collected in one place! A sensitive playwright confronts an acerbic theatre critic in A Quick Review. A writer is stuck in both his writing and his life, but are his works really good writing, or are they...  read more
COLLECTED OBSESSIONS
By: Patrick Gabridge
This evening of short plays by award-winning playwright Patrick Gabridge presents a captivating mix of comedy and drama. Each of the eight short plays features an array of lovable lunatics whose fixations include numbers, the rapture, a co-worker, lovers, spiders, silence, an extinct bird, and the act of writing. Whether their journeys end in laughter or tears...  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
 
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