Winner! Four Daytime Emmys, including Outstanding Writing in a Children's Special
Winner! Nancy Susan Reynolds Award for Sexual Responsibility in the Media
Winner! American Alliance Award for Theatre and Education by the Writers' Guild of Americ
No other script for young adults has generated such enthusiastic response, both from the critics and the audience, as Babies Having Babies, the multi-award winning CBS Schoolbreak Special on the important topic of teen pregnancy.
Baker's Plays is enormously proud to be able to offer producers of theatre for teens, as well as the young adult performers, this quality script. It's a frank, sensitive, humorous script, always honest in its treatment of the topic and the young women facing the prospect of an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy. One that will satisfy teen actresses by its honesty, its openness and appreciation of the pressures young women are expected to cope with, frequently on their own, with little or no guidance from elders, and with little understanding, compassion or thoughtfulness from their peers. These are real people, each one with her own aspirations and plans for the future, a future which may or may not be dimmed by an unplanned pregnancy. But these young women oppose fear and condemnation with a wary courage, search for the realization and the strength to face the future on their own terms - strong, winning parts in a strong, important, entertaining play.
A challenge for all high schools who want honest, up front, high quality material.