The Prideful Princess

by  Joann Rose Leonard

Short Play, Drama  /  5f, 11m or f

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

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The Prideful Princess

by  Joann Rose Leonard

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5f, 11m 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 the Ashanti People of Ghana – West Africa. 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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

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

Casting

5f, 11m or f
GRIOT KOUMBA
GRIOT ASHAKI
GRIOT OKOLO
QUEEN
ADVISOR
PRINCESS
HANDMAIDEN 1
HANDMAIDEN 2
BIRD 1
BIRD 2
BEGGAR CHILD 1
BEGGAR CHILD 2
PRINCESS FUTI/FLOWER
DOCTOR/MOUSE
ANT 1/COURTIER 1
ANT 2/COURTIER 2
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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

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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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