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Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

  • 1.  Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 29 days ago
    I have an IB student who is considering writing his extended essay on American plays that center around the idea of 'finding oneself/discovering purpose'. Any thoughts/ideas/suggestions?  Thanks so much!

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    Amy Rawlins
    Theatre Teacher
    Decatur High School
    Decatur, GA
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  • 2.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 29 days ago
    Judith Guests Ordinary People (adapted by Nancy Gilsenan) comes to mind from Dramatic Publishing. If they can include musicals, Pippin is perfect.
    Take Care!
    GT

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    Garry Tiller
    Theatre Arts Teaching Artist
    Sidwell Friends
    Washington, DC
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  • 3.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 29 days ago
    Yes - Perfect! Not sure about whether or not he is considering musicals, but these are great suggestions.  Thank you so much!

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    Amy Rawlins
    Theatre Teacher
    Decatur High School
    Decatur, GA
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  • 4.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 28 days ago
    "The Effect of Gamma Ray's on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds."





  • 5.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 29 days ago
    I and You by Lauren Gunderson might fit the bill.

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    Elana Kepner
    Theatre Instructor
    The Oakwood School
    Greenville NC
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  • 6.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 29 days ago
    Thank you! That was actually the first one I suggested to him.  Lauren Gunderson is actually an alum of our HS!

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    Amy Rawlins
    Theatre Teacher
    Decatur High School
    Decatur, GA
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  • 7.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 29 days ago
    Tigers Be Still by Kim Rosenstock

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    Rikky Fishbein
    Talent Agent
    The Hybrid Agency
    New York NY
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  • 8.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 29 days ago
    Thank you! :)

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    Amy Rawlins
    Theatre Teacher
    Decatur High School
    Decatur, GA
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  • 9.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 29 days ago
    She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen is all about the journey of both sisters.

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    [William] [Myatt] [Director of Theatre]

    [Pleasant Valley High School]

    [myattw@pleasval.k12.ia.us][563-332-5151][Bettendorf][IA][USA]
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  • 10.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 29 days ago
    Thank you so much!

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    Amy Rawlins
    Theatre Teacher
    Decatur High School
    Decatur, GA
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  • 11.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 29 days ago
    Proof by David Auburn
    I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright
    Funnyhouse of a Negro by Adrienne Kennedy

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    Annemarie Bean
    Director of Drama
    Long Trail School
    Dorset VT
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  • 12.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 28 days ago
    I am an IB Theatre teacher as well. There is so much available right now for viewing, more musicals than plays.

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    Annemarie Bean
    Director of Drama
    Long Trail School
    Dorset VT
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  • 13.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hey Amy!
    lookup DREAMS OF GLASS
     https://havescripts.com/product/dreams-of-glass/

    or

    BRANDON'S JOURNEY https://havescripts.com/product/play-script-brendans-journey/
    hope this helps XOXO

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    Julie Danao-Salkin
    University of Miami
    Miami FL
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  • 14.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 22 days ago
    We paired Anon(ymous) and Still Life With Iris one year with the theme of finding oneself. They're both great plays and well worth a read. Since you're already a fan of Lauren Gunderson, I could also make an argument for Silent Sky.

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    Cassy Maxton-Whitacre
    Theatre Department Coordinator
    Fishersville VA
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  • 15.  RE: Plays about finding oneself/purpose?

    Posted 19 days ago
    These three share the trait of having been adapted for the stage from great American novels: The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers, All the Way Home by Tad Mosel, and Look Homeward, Angel by Ketti Frings.

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    Jeff Grove
    Theatre Teacher, Aesthetics Department Chair
    Stanton College Preparatory School
    Jacksonville FL
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