All the World's a Stage, Vol. III

by  Joann Rose Leonard

Collection / Anthology, Drama

Welcome to six more globe-trotting one-acts with various plays for ages 8-18. Flex-gendered roles and cultural insights are incorporated into plays from Africa, Finland, India, Russia and the USA.

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All the World's a Stage, Vol. III

by  Joann Rose Leonard

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  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adventure, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Namaste, wa ho te sen. Welcome to six more globe-trotting one-acts with various plays for ages 8-18. Flex-gendered roles and cultural insights are incorporated into plays from Africa, Finland, India, Russia and the USA. Discovering inner qualities beyond appearances, modern day children time-warped back to pioneer days, children and parents at odds with each other, and what brings happiness in life are some of the timeless and universal lessons that folktales bring to bear on our own journey.

Titles Include:
The Healing Leaves, a folk tale from Russia
Johnny Appleseed in Cyberspace, a folk tale from the United States
Search for Perfection, a folk tale from Nigeria
Song of the Sea, a folk tale from Finland
The Hand of Friendship, a folk tale from India
The Prideful Princess, a folktale from the Ashanti People of Ghana

Each play is accompanied by cultural/historical production notes and a glossary or foreign words.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Church / Religious Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
    $45 per short play individually

Production

Details

  • Setting: Various settings through time and around the world
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Features Children
  • Flexible casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Up to 102 characters in whole collection. Roles can be doubled for a cast of 21, including at least 4 males and 8 females.

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Authors

Joann Rose Leonard

Wisconsin born Joann Rose Leonard was Texas-raised and has chigger bite scars to prove it. Theatre-trained and frostbitten at Northwestern University, she worked as an actress in New York and in regional theatres across the U.S. She studied mime in Paris with Marcel Marceau at École Internationale de ...

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All of the multicultural plays in each of the three volumes of All the World’s a Stage were first performed by MetaStages, a youth theatre outreach program at Penn State University. The plays were developed from folktales by MetaStages founder and director, Joann Rose Leonard.

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