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One Acts

  • 1.  One Acts

    Posted 04-09-2019 13:55

    Hi,


    What are your favorite one acts for high school? 


    Best,


    Jill Novick

    Theatre Arts Instructor

    Cibola High School

    (505) 897-0110 ext. 40125



  • 2.  RE: One Acts

    Posted 04-09-2019 14:50
    For a mature group of actors, Women of Lockerbie (2m 5w, though the chorus of women can be expanded to as large as you would like). There is a 50 and 40 minute version available. If you have a very strong girl, Wit. For a very mature group - including a very strong boy - that is willing to "go there"  (and an administration that understands that theater can educate and challenge as well as entertain), Five Kinds of Silence. It's a long one act (probably 70 minutes) but getting permission to cut it for competition was easy.

    All three of these were incredibly rewarding experiences for both the cast and myself.

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    Ken Buswell
    Drama Teacher
    Peachtree City, GA
    http://mcintoshtheater.org/

    Theater kills ignorance
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  • 3.  RE: One Acts

    Posted 04-10-2019 08:17
    The Book of Everything by Richard Tulloch (Full length that can be cut to 40-minutes. Has won states in TX many, many times as well as MA. We did a cast of 25 on stage the entire show, and offers flexible casting)

    Rosie the Riveter by Trey Clarkson (Full length that can be cut to 40-minutes. We did a cast of 25 on stage the entire show, and offers flexible casting)

    Fire in the Hole by Robert Schenkkan (Long one-act that can be cut to 40-minutes. We did a cast of 25 on stage the entire show, and offers be flexible casting)

    Monster by Don Zolidis (He has a published one-act version. We did a cast of 25 on stage the entire show, and offers flexible casting)

    Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl (Can use with or without an ensemble, so offers flexible casting)

    Anatomy of Grey or The Diviners by Jim Leonard (Both full-length that can be cut to one-acts and offer flexible casting)


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  • 4.  RE: One Acts

    Posted 04-10-2019 11:53
    My students absolutely love Booby Trap by Ed Monk. It really allows for a lot of emotional exploration on their parts and they are completely invested in it.

    - A Rare Condition by Alan Haehnel (A good dramatic piece to showcase a female)

    - I Dream Before I Take the Stand (this is only for 2 VERY  MATURE actors. It deals with sexual assault and victim shaming)

    - The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis and  11 Variations of Friar John's Failure by Yuri Baranovsky (both really fun comedy's - really easy for the kids to go overboard though)

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    Shira Schwartz
    Chandler Unified School District
    Chandler AZ
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  • 5.  RE: One Acts

    Posted 04-10-2019 12:55

    Thank you so much for all your suggestions!


    Best,


    Jill Novick

    Language Arts Teacher

    Cibola High School

    (505) 897-0110 ext. 40125






  • 6.  RE: One Acts

    Posted 04-10-2019 13:57
    Some of our comedy favorites; 10 Ways to Survive the End of the World by Don Zolidis; The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza, also by Don Zolidis; Bad Auditions by Bad Actors by Ian McWethy and Game of Tiaras by Don Zolidis.  

     



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    Joanne Oakum
    Drama Program Director
    MMI Preparatory School
    Freeland PA
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  • 7.  RE: One Acts

    Posted 04-10-2019 17:09

    The Cards of Fate by Ed Monk | Playscripts Inc.



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    Michelle Moss
    Arkansas Chapter Director
    Jonesboro AR
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