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This contemporary anthology contains more than 125 challenging and entertaining roles written for middle-school and high-school actors. Geared to the classroom environment, the book allows drama teachers to assign work of varying complexity to advanced or beginning students. Of particular interest are several pieces which require between four and 17 actors and stimulate ensemble concentration and energy. The material is also excellent for auditions and competitions. Included are tips for interpreting scenes and portraying characterizations. This material has been written by some of the most successful writers of youth theatre: Sandra Fenichel Asher, Max Bush, James Still, Joanna H. Kraus, Ric Averill, John O'Brien, Mike Thomas, Ted Sod, Linda Daugherty, Jonelle Grace, Alison Gregory, Nancy Hanna, Eleanor Harder, Silvia Gonzalez S., Michael Schneider, Jett Parsley, Mark Plaiss, Laura Shamas, Elizabeth Wong, Steven Sater and Caridad Svich.
Joanna Halpert Kraus

Joanna Halpert Kraus

Joanna H. Kraus is an award-winning playwright of eighteen produced and published plays. The Ice Wolf (Dramatic Publishing), and Remember My Name (Samuel French) were both produced off-off Broadway. The former appears in several anthologies and has a Spanish version. Her latest script is Christabel and the Amazing Pedal Power Challenge (Dramatic Publishing, upcoming). Ms. Kraus received the ... view full profile

Ted Sod

Ted Sod

Librettist and co-lyricist Ted Sod has been dramaturg for the education department at Roundabout since 2002. WRITING: Papa’s Prince, The Cousins Grimm (The Bailiwick Rep/Chicago; readings at NYMF, York Theatre and Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center); 27, Rue de Fleurus (Urban Stages, NYC/Published by Samuel French); Satan and Simon Desoto (Cal Arts Theatre School/Published by Heinemann/made into the ... view full profile

James Still

James Still

James Still's award-winning plays have been produced throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. They include He Held Me Grand, The Secret History of the Future, Looking Over the President's Shoulder, Amber Waves, The Velocity of Gary, and And Then They Came For Me. He is the recent winner of the William Inge Theatre Festival's New Voices in American Theatre Award and is a two-time ... view full profile

Elizabeth Wong

Elizabeth Wong

Elizabeth Wong holds an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and she's proud of the recent accomplishments of fellow classmates Neil LaBute, Lamar Damon, Ilkka Jarvilaturi and Jennifer Maisel. Her Off-Broadway award-winning play Letters To A Student Revolutionary, the first play in the country to respond to the Tiananmen Square massacre, was originally produced by Artistic ... view full profile

Allison Gregory

Allison Gregory

Allison Gregory's plays have been produced and developed all over the country and include Forcing Hyacinths (Julie Harris Playwriting Award; South Coast Repertory Theatre's California Playwrights Award); Fall Off Night (Garland Award, L.A); Cliffhouse (Gregory Nomination, Best New Play, Seattle), Burning Bridget Cleary (Seattle Times Award, Best New Play, Seattle), and (ICU), among others. She has ... view full profile

Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich is a playwright-songwriter-translator and editor. Her play Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That was Once Her Heart (a rave fable) recently received its world premiere at 7 Stages in Atlanta. She has held an NEA/TCG Residency at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre, a TCG/Pew residency at INTAR Theatre, and has been a Radcliffe Institute fellow at Harvard University. Twelve ... view full profile

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Ric Averill

Ric Averill has been the Artistic Director of the Seem-To-Be Players professional children's theatre company since he and his wife, Jeanne, founded the company in 1973. Mr. Averill writes plays and music for children, youth, and adults, and has degrees in both Music Composition and Playwriting.Mr. Averill has received numerous playwriting fellowships and been selected for six professional play ... view full profile

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