Finally there’s a book for classrooms and drama groups to learn how to write one-act plays, skits, and monologues for all ages and at the same time perform the plays and monologues already in the book.
In the title, Writing 45-Minute One-Act Plays, Skits, Monologues, & Animation Scripts for Drama Workshops: Adapting Current Events, Social Issues, Life Stories, News & Histories,
by Anne Hart, ASJA Press imprint, iUniverse, Inc., paperback, 297 pages, March 2005, is a complete guide book for teachers, students, parents, drama groups of all ages, and drama workshop leaders on how to write 45-minute one-act plays for teenagers, high-school drama classes, and youth playwriting workshops.
The sample plays and monologues in the book provide opportunity for performance before an audience or can be adapted as a radio play for Internet theatre presentation. The ethnographic plays and monologue offer a voice of resilience to performers interested in ethnic plays, skits, or monologues. Here’s a guide book on how to write 45-minute one-act plays, skits, and monologues for all ages
Step-by-step strategies and sample play, monologue, and animation script offer easy-to-understand solutions for drama workshop leaders, high-school and university drama directors, teachers, students, parents, coaches, playwrights, scriptwriters, novelists, storytellers, camp counselors, actors, lifelong learning instructors, biographers, facilitators, personal historians, and senior center activity directors.
Guide young people in an intergenerational experience of interviewing and writing skits, plays, and monologues based on the significant events and experiences from lives of people. Learn to write skits, plays and monologues based on historical events and personalities.
What you’ll get out of this book and the exercises of writing one-act plays for teenage actors and audiences of all-ages audience, are improved skills in adapting all types of social issues, current events, or life experience to 45-minute one-act plays, skits, or monologues for teenage or older adult drama workshops. How do you write plays and skits from life stories, current events, social issues, or history?
Are you looking for the appropriate 45-minute, one-act play for high-school students or other teenagers, for community center drama workshops, or even for home school projects or for events and celebrations? Are you seeking one-act plays for older adults drama workshops? Use personal or biographical experiences as examples when you write your skit or play. If you want a really original play, write, revise, and adapt your own plays, skits, and monologues.
Here’s how to do it. The plays focus on current events, social issues in the news, ethnic issues, intermarriage and interfaith issues, family issues, and monologues for performance emphasizing life story highlights. Browse the book at the publisher's Web site.