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Booby Trap

  • 1.  Booby Trap

    Posted 01-11-2019 11:08
    My Advanced Drama class has chosen Booby Trap for our February performance. It's about 30-35 minutes and I'd like for the evening to be a bit longer, but I'm not certain what to add or pair with it. I don't want to do another one act since we wont have time to put it together. Does any one have ideas on what else we could do - like a ten minute play that would pair well with Booby Trap? I would like to have close to an hour's worth of material in total.

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

    Theater kills ignorance
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  • 2.  RE: Booby Trap

    Posted 01-12-2019 11:48
    Ken,

    The NEA pulled together a collection of first person essays about the Iraq war called Operation Homecoming. You might find a few pieces in there to add to Booby Trap.
    https://www.amazon.com/Operation-Homecoming-Afghanistan-Families-Endowment/dp/0226094995

    There is also an incredible book called Shadow of the Sword that has some moving first hand accounts of the Iraq war.
    https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Sword-Marines-Journey-Redemption/dp/034551212X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547311582&sr=1-1&keywords=Jeremiah+Workman

    I hope this was helpful,
    Maura

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    Maura Vaughn
    The Branson School
    Ross CA
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  • 3.  RE: Booby Trap

    Posted 01-12-2019 14:03
    Edited by Stephen Gregg 01-12-2019 14:14
    Hey Kenneth,

    Booby Trap's been around so long and been produced so much that I wonder if Ed's run into this situation before. You might give him a poke. Playscripts could get you in touch with him.

    Steve

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    Stephen Gregg
    Playwright
    Venice CA
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  • 4.  RE: Booby Trap

    Posted 01-12-2019 16:38
    What about a few improv games? 
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  • 5.  RE: Booby Trap

    Posted 01-12-2019 17:54
    A school in my area pairs one of their small one-acts with a performance showcase evening (monologues, songs, etc.) and it sounds like it is successful.

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    Bethany Moody
    Director of Theatre: Notre Dame High School
    Chattanooga TN
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  • 6.  RE: Booby Trap

    Posted 01-13-2019 16:54
    Thanks for the great ideas, everyone! I'll bring these up with the class tomorrow.

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

    Theater kills ignorance
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