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Play Suggestions Needed Again!

  • 1.  Play Suggestions Needed Again!

    Posted 16 days ago
    Looking for excellent scripts that have a series of stand-alone scenes or sketches. Small-ish cast of 10-15 max.  We are working on a show that features both current and alumni students, and I think the rehearsal schedule may be easier if current/alumni can work independently of each other for portions of the show.  Looking for something that is really interesting with an excellent script. Would love a combination of humor and drama if possible!
    Shows I have already looked at:
    Everything I Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten (I love this, but afraid audience will find long monologues boring)
    Check Please
    All In the Timing
    Brother's Grimm Spectaculathon
    15 Reasons Not to be in a Play
    Crazytown
    (I like these as well - but looking for something more "grown-up" and classic in nature) Don't know if that makes sense, but hoping for some wonderful suggestions!

    Thanks everyone!

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    Sheri Templeton
    Valley Christian High School
    Chandler, AZ
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  • 2.  RE: Play Suggestions Needed Again!

    Posted 16 days ago
    The Dining Room by AR Gurney

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    Laura Steenson
    Theatre Director
    Reynolds High School
    Troutdale OR
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  • 3.  RE: Play Suggestions Needed Again!

    Posted 16 days ago
    A different drummer (I don’t have the author in front of me) is a bit
    dated but my kids LOVE it. It’s about different social stigmas in
    teens. All standalone scenes so it works with any cast size. I think
    the larges scene is 8. But most scenes are like 2-4.

    Juniper Wallace

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  • 4.  RE: Play Suggestions Needed Again!

    Posted 16 days ago
    You should check out "Almost, Maine" by John Carianni. It's all 2 person scenes. Can be done with 4 or dozens of actors.

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    Jason Williams
    NEW YORK NY
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  • 5.  RE: Play Suggestions Needed Again!

    Posted 16 days ago
    ​You could look at An Evening With Joyce's Women by D. H. Klein. It has 3 one-act plays centering on women from James Joyce's stories in Dubliners which include The Boarding House, Eveline, and The Dead. I think there's a total of 12 actors, which can be double cast if necessary. This is a bit more mature, which you said you were looking for but doesn't have a problem with language or content matter. The stories range from comedic to wistful.

    Jean

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    Jean Klein
    [Playwright/Founder HaveScripts/BlueMoonPlays]
    Virginia Beach VA
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  • 6.  RE: Play Suggestions Needed Again!

    Posted 15 days ago
    Dominic Cooke's Arabian Nights or Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses. Both are challenging, contemporary, and relevant. They have flexible and expandable casts, and you have the added benefit of being able to rehearse the different stories separately and just bring the whole cast together for a few components.

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    Cassy Maxton-Whitacre
    Theatre Department Coordinator
    Fishersville VA
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  • 7.  RE: Play Suggestions Needed Again!

    Posted 15 days ago
    Almost, ME!

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    Jennifer Jordan
    Director of Theater & Dance
    Miss Hall's School
    413-395-7023





  • 8.  RE: Play Suggestions Needed Again!

    Posted 15 days ago
    Almost, Maine by John Cariani sounds perfect based on your description. It's a really clever play that my kids loved when we did it a few years ago.

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    Mr. Benjamin Cossitor
    English/Gifted Support/Drama
    Altoona Area High School
    1415 6th Ave
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 505-1510 ext. 8822





  • 9.  RE: Play Suggestions Needed Again!

    Posted 15 days ago
    Thank you everyone for your fine suggestions! I am looking them up and reading with interest. I really appreciate your input!
    Sheri

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    Sheri Templeton
    Valley Christian High School
    Chandler, AZ
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