Song of the Sea

by  Joann Rose Leonard

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 6f, 8m or f

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A folktale from Finland for ages 8-18, with flex-gendered roles and cultural insights into the timeless and universal lessons of international storytelling.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 6f, 8m or f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adventure, Fables/Folktales
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A folktale from Finland. One of six globe-trotting one-acts for ages 8-18, with flex-gendered roles and cultural insights into the timeless and universal lessons of international storytelling. Includes cultural/historical production notes and a glossary or foreign words. Published in All the World’s a Stage, Volume 3.
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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

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

Casting

1m, 6f, 8m or f
STORYTELLER 1
STORYTELLER 2
STORYTELLER 3
SORCERESS 1
SORCERESS 2
SORCERESS 3
LASS/LAD
KING
GOODY WOMAN
QUEEN
KEEPER OF THE WINDS
TROLL OF THE TREASURE CHEST
RIVER ROWER
AURORA
LOUHI OF THE NORTHLAND
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Cast Attributes

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

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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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