Mr. Jory was a graduate student in playwriting at Yale and went on to become a Producer-Director at two regional professional companies, The Long Wharf Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville. He has won a Tony and was one of three finalists for a Pulitzer Prize won by Edward Albee. He currently teaches acting at UCLA.
ABOUT THIS COLLECTION
2020 was an unprecedented year for all of us and teens are still processing our new reality. This collection of four plays-- heartfelt, silly, absurd, and dramatic -- cover a range of emotions and are perfect for virtual or in-person classroom, competition, or stage. So dive in, get creative, and keep acting!
* The scenes on reproducible pages may be produced in class royalty free, but a reasonable royalty fee is due when performed in front of an a...
1 m, 10 w, 16 flexible, doubling possible, extras
Tallulah, an over-the-top director extraordinaire at her high school, hasn’t gotten the recognition she believes she deserves. It might be because the school principal doesn’t let the drama students perform. Nevertheless, she and her loyal sidekick and stage manager, Calista, build sets for plays that are never done, and the actors rehearse plays that never open!
All is about to change when Tallulah is nominated for High School Drama God of the Year. This all-girls high school has les...
2 w, 5 flexible
Ever heard of the blue genies? Well Zeus sent mortals one hundred genies each with the power to grant ninety-nine wishes. In addition to wishes Zeus also gave the genies immortality, the ability to fly, and a few other powers. Oh, and just for fun he made them blue!
Dorothy, a blue genie, has been holding on to her last wish because it’s become clear to her that mortals waste their wishes. Also, by declining to grant her last wish and she won’t return to normal allowing her to keep ...