16 scenes for two to six (or more) players 5 to 10 minutes in length Student actors will love playing a wide variety of characters: Comical monsters; Socially awkward robots; Powerful wizards; Courageous superheroes; Mad scientists; ...
Author: Jan Peterson Ewen
Publisher: Meriwether Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
16 scenes for two to six (or more) players 5 to 10 minutes in length Student actors will love playing a wide variety of characters: Comical monsters; Socially awkward robots; Powerful wizards; Courageous superheroes; Mad scientists; Charismatic talking dogs; Adventurous space explorers and many more! These hilarious scenes include spoofs of popular movies, television shows, and books, as well as original stories. A valuable resource for any group of actors, this laugh-out-loud collection also builds essential skills like pantomiming, comedic timing, working with accents, and physical characterization. All scenes are easy to stage with fun roles for everyone!
Like Monologues, SHOWTIME was written to fill a much needed void for comedic scenes for black and minority actors; although this book was written for actors of all races.
Author: Gregory L. Hudson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
SHOWTIME is the follow-up book to Monologues: Dramatic Monologues For Actors. It is contains 16 hilarious comedic scenes for two actors that range from one to ten minutes in length. All of the scenes are original and are taken from selected plays, films, and television pilots from Gregory's body of work.Like Monologues, SHOWTIME was written to fill a much needed void for comedic scenes for black and minority actors; although this book was written for actors of all races. There are the many unique characteristics in this book that separates it from similar books. The characters can be performs by anyone and there are plenty of scenes for males and females, males and males, older males and younger males, and so on.There are scenes that are appropriate for middle school actors all the way to professional actors. It is the perfect book to produce a show consisting of short comedic scenes for two actors. Also, it is the perfect book for directing funny scenes or shows at high school, colleges, or professional level.SHOWTIME was written to be a comedic actor and director's dream. The characters in each scene allow the actors to explore a different character through: researching, exploring, and understanding the motivation and objective necessary to bring the character to life. For the director, it allows him/her to utilize, enhance, broaden, and develop many of their skills necessary for directing full-scale productions.As a literary resource for educators, SHOWTIME includes: a chapter on vernacular, commonly used vernacular terms, a chapter on copyright infringement, a chapter on stage terminology, a chapter on film/television terminology and more. It is an excellent resource to teach: acting, scene study, and character development.SHOWTIME is original, the characters are diverse, very funny and lots of fun for acting, directing, or teaching.
Home of the most popular one-act plays for student actors, Playscripts, Inc. presents 15 of their very best short comedies.
Author: Jason Pizzarello
Publisher: Playscripts Incorporated
Home of the most popular one-act plays for student actors, Playscripts, Inc. presents 15 of their very best short comedies. From a blind dating debacle to a silly Shakespeare spoof, from a fairy tale farce to a self-hating satire, this anthology contains hilarious large-cast plays that have delighted thousands of audiences around the world. Includes: The Audition by Don Zolidis; Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit by Jonathan Rand; 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview by Ian McWethy; Darcy's Cinematic Life by Christa Crewdson; The Whole Shebang by Rich Orloff; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Fifth Period by Jason Pizzarello; Small World by Tracey Scott Wilson; The Absolute Most Cliched Elevator Play in the History of the Entire Universe by Werner Trieschmann; The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet by Peter Bloedel; Show and Spell by Julia Brownell; Cut by Ed Monk; Check Please by Jonathan Rand; Aliens vs. Cheerleaders by Qui Nguyen; The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (one-act) by Don Zolidis; and 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play by Alan Haehnel
Recent titles include: Comedy Scenes for Student Actors: Short Sketches for
Young Performers by Laurie Allen (2009); Actor's Choice: Monologues for Teens
(2008); and More Short Scenes and Monologues for Middle School Students: ...
Author: Sybil M. Farwell
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book presents a curricular framework for students grades 6–12 that school librarians and teachers can use collaboratively to enhance reading skill development, promote literature appreciation, and motivate young people to incorporate reading into their lives, beyond the required schoolwork. • More than 100 lessons and activities from the Web as well as print sources correlated to the components of the curriculum • An annual calendar of READS activities for secondary schools • A bibliography including dozens of resources for student use and on professional topics • A glossary of key terms used in libraries and classrooms • A useful index offering access to instructional concepts, strategies, programs, and resources • A READS curriculum chart for grades 6 through 12
Group Scenes Group Scenes Group Scenes Group Scenes Olivia, Maria,
Malvolio........................ Iago, Desdemona, Emilia. ... Notes Editor's Notes This
collection SCENE-SPEARE!: SHAKESPEAREAN SCENES FOR STUDENT ACTORS 3.
The source material for each scene may be found on the Playscripts website, where nearly the entire text of every play can be read for free. Intended for teenage actors"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Jason Pizzarello
Publisher: Playscripts Incorporated
"Collection of scenes from the Playscripts, Inc. catalog of plays, representing a variety of American playwrights. The source material for each scene may be found on the Playscripts website, where nearly the entire text of every play can be read for free. Intended for teenage actors"--Provided by publisher.
NEEDS “Musicals for a large cast of performers, one-act or two-act comedy plays
with large casts, and book mss on theatrical arts subjects. We are now looking for
scenebooks with special themes: scenes for young women, comedy scenes for ...
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO GETTING PUBLISHED The 2012 Writer’s Market details thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, literary agents, newspapers, playwriting markets, and screenwriting markets. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Look inside and you’ll also find page after page of all-new editorial material devoted to the craft and business of writing. It’s the most information we’ve ever jammed into one edition! You’ll find insightful interviews and articles, guidelines for finding work, honing your craft, and promoting your writing. You’ll also learn how to navigate the social media landscape, negotiate contracts, and protect your work. And as usual, this edition includes the ever popular "How Much Should I Charge?" pay rate chart. You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/upload/images/WritersDigest-Yearbook-11.pdf Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with the staff of Writer’s Digest that will teach you how to begin building your own writing platform today. "What I appreciate most about Writer’s Market is that it’s impossible to pick up the book, flip through it, and put it down 15 minutes later without at least five, new profitable ideas that I can execute immediately. No other book on my shelf that can inspire this many practical, profitable, career-building ideas in this same amount of time." —Christina Katz, author of The Writer’s Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal and Writer Mama
This book contains: 34 scenes to challenge and excite acting students A broad variety of two and three-person scenes Gender-neutral characters to provide ultimate flexibility Emotional arcs and strong endings to challenge actors and keep ...
Author: Douglas Parker
By the author of the best-selling Contemporary Monologues for Young Actors! Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors features 34 fun, instantly involving scenes written specifically for actors aged 8-16, and for the teachers, directors and acting coaches who work with them. Written by award-winning New York City playwright Douglas M. Parker, Contemporary Scenes provides young actors with the material they need to have fun while exploring a full spectrum of emotions, situations and relationships, ranging from the humorous to the heartfelt. With appealing, accessible scenes - written in contemporary language that doesn't talk down to student actors - Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors lets young performers connect with, have fun with and be challenged by every moment, line, character and situation. Suitable for classroom work and performance. This book contains: 34 scenes to challenge and excite acting students A broad variety of two and three-person scenes Gender-neutral characters to provide ultimate flexibility Emotional arcs and strong endings to challenge actors and keep audiences engaged A broad range of circumstances and emotions, from comedic to heartfelt to whimsical Material that is ideal as short performance pieces and for use in the classroom At Beat by Beat Press we're passionate about raising the bar on the quality of resources that are available for young actors and you'll find this book to be no exception. Our resources are used in over 60 countries, bringing joy and rewarding experiences to thousands of young performers every day.
Therefore I present a variety of each for this book, to best express each actor?s talent and uniqueness.Lena HarrisBeverly Hills, CaliforniaBack cover copy:Twenty-five 5-Minute Power Scenesan invaluable toolfor the developing actorto hone ...
Author: Lena Harris
Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
ContentsIntroductionviiAlly 1 male/1 female, Drama1Amanda and Joe 1 male/1 female, Comedy4Armadillo 2 males/2 females, Comedy9Best Friends 2 males/1 female, Drama14Casting Call 1 male/1 female, Romance18Family Shoe Store 2 males/2 females, Comedy22Fear of Flying 1 male/1 female, Comedy2845 ACP 1 male/1 female, Drama33Geoffrey?s 1 male/1 female, Comedic Drama37I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 1 male/1 female, Comedy41A Kiss Good-bye 2 females, Comedy44A Little Table in the Corner 1 male/1 female, Drama47Making Up 1 male/1 female, Drama50Mary and Joseph 1 male/1 female, Comedy55Medea 1 male/1 female, Romance59My Lover 1 male/1 female, Comedy63Nadine?s Diner 1 male/1 female, Romance68The Oak Bar 1 male/1 female, Romance72The Proposal 1 male/1 female, Drama76Sing Sing 1 male/1 female, Drama80Sisters 1 male/1 female, Drama83Sixth Sense 1 male/1 female, Drama87The Topanga Ranch Motel 2 males/2 females, Comedy91Top Secret 1 male/1 female, Drama97Wild Flowers 1 male/1 female, Drama101IntroductionAs an acting teacher and coach, and in my work with the studios, I have found a desperate need for short, contemporary scenes that are universal and not limited by age or nationality?scenes that provide an extreme range of emotions, actions, and impediments and that give the actor a complete workout.I have spent endless hours reading plays and scripts, only to end up cutting and pasting the scenes together in an effort to provide the needed material. Ultimately, I found it to be more efficient and pragmatic to write the scenes myself.My scenes are used in a variety of ways. In my Audition Technique Workshop for example, the actors are given the same scene. They have an hour to memorize the scene and apply their tools and techniques; after which, I direct the scene and videotape the actors as though they were auditioning for a casting director. In the real world, actors typically receive their scripts a day before the audition. Consequently, this exercise is a ?muscle-building? workout. The scenes may also be used as part of the actor?s reel. Additionally, actors use these scenes for showcasing and for auditioning for agents (and managers). The agents often request that actors prepare scenes in addition to monologues, the reason being that uninformed or overzealous actors sometimes direct their monologue performance to the agent, even though the agent is not a character within the monologue. Doing this immediately creates problems. The agent becomes uncomfortable because he or she has unwittingly been forced to become part of the monologue, and as such, the agent is unable to observe the actor?s performance. Notwithstanding the importance of a monologue, only the performance of a scene enables the agent to observe the connectedness between the actors, the specificity of their relationships, and the use of the behavior.Most agents request both a short comedy scene and a dramatic scene. Therefore I present a variety of each for this book, to best express each actor?s talent and uniqueness.Lena HarrisBeverly Hills, CaliforniaBack cover copy:Twenty-five 5-Minute Power Scenesan invaluable toolfor the developing actorto hone his or her dramatic skillsLena Harris, award-winning actor and renowned acting coach, has written these twenty-five original scenes for two to four persons to both train developing actors and showcase, to best advantage, their talents. Unable to find scenes from existing plays that would best exercise the dramatic skills of her acting students, Harris decided to sit down and pen her own dramatic situations.These riveting scenes, both comedy and drama, take actors through a dramatic arc of action in just five minutes, drawing fully on both their dramatic and comedic skills and their ability to portray, succinctly and accurately, characters and situations. Characters and venues range from yuppie professionals in a Manhattan bar to small-town Texas lovers to a convict locked up in prison. These scenes help actors to build their acting ?muscles? in the classroom and are also perfect audition material, showcasing their talent for agents, managers, and casting directors.