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Skin Deep: The Story of Martin Luther King - Short Play, Drama

Skin Deep: The Story of Martin Luther King

John McTavish, Judith Brocklehurst

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Short Play, Drama

4m, 4f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874403022

"A powerful, affecting and haunting reminder of the non-violent struggles to overcome prejudice and racism that continue to affect us even today...This play deserves to be seen again and again." - Robin Mautner


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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Drama

Period, Docudrama/Historic, Faith-based

30 minutes

Time Period - 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Play w/ Music

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups

Simple, easy to produce, and yet an electrifying dramatization of the main events in Martin Luther King's life as leader of the American Civil Rights movement. Skin Deep illumines the attitudes of white racists without mocking them, and highlights the challenge of black activists to remain non-violent.
"A powerful, affecting and haunting reminder of the non-violent struggles to overcome prejudice and racism that continue to affect us even today...This play deserves to be seen again and again." - Robin Mautner

"Was in tears at the end, as were many around me." - Georgina Gregory

SKIN DEEP was originally produced in a church in Kitchener, Ontario in 1985. Martin Luther King’s eldest daughter, Yolanda, was present for the occasion and later addressed a city-wide ecumenical gathering.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Features Children, Multicultural casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

Black Characters:
MARTIN
DANIEL
CORETTA
ROSA
YOUNG GIRL ( OR BOY ) SINGER

White Characters:
MAUREEN
ALMA
REG
BO
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)
John McTavish

John McTavish

John McTavish, co-author of Skin Deep: The Story of Martin Luther King, has also edited three collections of short religious plays that are ideal for school assemblies and church worship services.The title play of The Scarecrow and Other Non-Seasonal Plays addresses what we so often do to Christ and each other in His name by turning two anti-Christs and their barnyard followers against each ... view full profile

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