Elissa Nadworny. NPR Ed published the first-ever database of the most popular high school plays and musicals in the U. Today, the numbers are out, so we've updated our original story.
Some of these plays take a fresh, contemporary look at historical events and set their characters in a past time which examines the values of then and now in illuminating ways. It is our belief that art of all kinds leads us to a better place—but especially theater. As an audience, we can laugh and cry together.
This collection features four urgent and explosive plays by award-winning playwright Evan Placey, each tackling issues facing young people today. They provide ideal material for teenagers to read, study and perform. Banana Boyspublished here for the first time, is about the challenges of being on the school football team — and secretly gay.
Are you looking for original play scripts to use in your classroom? Your young cast and students can hone their skills on these scenarios that include time travel, talking turkeys, and even a little romance. Each of Bradford's play scripts included here is royalty-free, so you can use them in your classroom or amateur theater productions without worry. Below you will also find a resource for radio drama scripts that can be used with character exercises that emphasize voice for action.
As drama educators, we have the opportunity to instill a love and appreciation of theatre for all students. Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms by Dara Murphy is a fantastic resource for classrooms that are made up of a wide variety of talents and abilities. This leads us to inclusive classrooms.
These plays are written for performance by or to appeal to teen audiences. Many of the teen plays in this category have been staged before and have been highly successful in their own right. Ideal plays for high school.
Since teens are often preoccupied with being cool in front of their peers it can be tricky presenting them with ready-made theatre skits. It can be more productive and creative to have your teen students make up their own short skit or play to keep them interested. At least that way if it is uncool and boring they only have themselves to blame!
All Girls! You have an abundance of girls in your program and you want good parts for everyone. With all of these plays either all the characters are girls or gender-flexible. An eggplant in a bridesmaid dress.
Jen may have lost her election for student council president, but with a little help from Julius Caesar, she can always overthrow the school government instead Pulling off a heist is pretty tough. But that's nothing compared to pulling off an unauthorized adaptation of a popular heist movie onstage