SCBWI's Blueboard - A Message & Chat Board

Genres & Age Categories => Script Writing => Topic started by: Z-cat on February 07, 2011, 03:22 PM

Title: Drama Club suggestions please
Post by: Z-cat on February 07, 2011, 03:22 PM
Hey BBers,

I'm heading up the Drama Club at my son's school, and I'm looking for suggestions for our spring production. The students are 5-8th graders, and we're looking for something non-musical that would run about an hour onstage.
If anyone has any thoughts on where to order scripts, or a particularly fun show for middle schoolers, I'd love to hear them!
 
Title: Re: Drama Club suggestions please
Post by: DeirdreK on February 07, 2011, 03:27 PM
There's a book called "Acting Out" that has six one act plays by Sharon Creech, Katherine Patterson, Richard Peck, Avi, Susan Cooper and Patricia Maclachlan (sp?)

They're all appropriate for the age-range, and they're a lot of fun.......
Title: Re: Drama Club suggestions please
Post by: Z-cat on February 07, 2011, 04:24 PM
Thanks Deirdre!
Title: Re: Drama Club suggestions please
Post by: StephanieW on February 07, 2011, 05:56 PM
I published a play with this place while I was still in high school - thank goodness it's out of print now  :embarrassed2. A lot of their scripts are seriously silly, but there are tons to choose from and they do publish for middle schools. Have fun!

https://www.contemporarydrama.com/

Title: Re: Drama Club suggestions please
Post by: 1846 on February 07, 2011, 07:21 PM
The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois  (http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/) has an excellent catalog of basic plays for young actors.  (Their catalog is not limited to youth plays, however.)  Our community theatre has done several of them; I've directed two or three of them, they are good acting editions that are easy to stage; lots of classics, good adaptations of well known stories, etc.  They have a good selection of titles.