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One-Act for 5 Actresses, 2 Actors

  • 1.  One-Act for 5 Actresses, 2 Actors

    Posted 05-15-2019 06:08

    Greetings, fellow Theatre Teachers,
    I am looking for a one-act that has 5 complex or substantive roles for actresses and 2 complex or substantive roles for actors. Next year I will have this combination of students performing in our school's one-act, and I would really like to find a play that challenges each and every one of them. So far, I have read a lot of one-acts that have the opposite combination: 5 males and 2 females; or else really great roles for 2 females and 1 male. But I am trying to find something for all of them.
    Thank you very much for any ideas you may have.
    Hanna Rahilly
    Hanna Rahilly, MFA
    English and Theatre Teacher
    William Monroe High School
    "We must all do theatre, to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become." --Augusto Boal

  • 2.  RE: One-Act for 5 Actresses, 2 Actors

    Posted 05-15-2019 09:30
    Women of Lockerbie! A beautiful play about grief. It's for 5w 2m, though you could add more women to it if needed (we didn't). Everyone gets a chance to shine and there's a lot to dig into and a lot that could be researched - and a lot of character building that can be done. There are 50 minute and 40 minute versions available.  The cast loved the play and their characters. Plus, there's a lot you can do with staging, sound and lighting. It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved!

    Ken Buswell
    Drama Teacher
    Peachtree City, GA

    Theater kills ignorance

  • 3.  RE: One-Act for 5 Actresses, 2 Actors

    Posted 06-26-2019 17:14
    Failure: A Love Story would be perfect for you!  I did it for One Act Competition a few years ago and it went really well.  Emailed w/ the playwright directly about cutting requests.

    Rachel Brady
    Theatre Teacher and Outreach Coordinator
    Performing Institute of Minnesota
    Eden Prairie MN