This dynamic collection of 25 stand-alone scenes and monologues is a perfect resource for classroom, competition, or stage. The diverse material was carefully selected from playwright Bryan Starchman’s most popular shows. From playful monologues, such as “The Lunch Lady Cometh," to the more profound “And I Did Nothing,” this book provides material relevant to teenagers. Scenes include options for two to five, mostly gender-flexible actors, and use minimal sets and costumes. All of the scenes have been deftly edited so that it is not necessary to be familiar with the original play. Some a...
Helen is an older woman, clearly well-bred and wealthy. She recalls when women only had their name in the newspaper for their wedding or obituary - a bunch of hooey! She's gonna change that. She's dedicating all her money to improve coverage of women in the media! (drama)
A high school girl wonders why, after being in the chorus for so many previous school productions, she can't get the lead role. She should consider other careers for her future, but she loves the warm lights, the smell of makeup, and most of all, the applause.
Monica, 27, reflects on the lack of love or romance in her life. While her girlfriend has already been married and divorced twice, Monica's dates, when not disasters, lead no where. Her parents still hold hands and love each other deeply. She wonders if she'll find that forever kind of love. (drama)
What bridesmaid has ever liked the color or style of her dress.much less the hat! This bridesmaid may be forced to wear an awful outfit, but someday she'll get married and get her revenge with the bridesmaids' dresses she picks out!
A teenage girl at a coffee shop tells about the fight for control with her father, a stubborn man quick to anger. She knows what buttons to push to make him react with violence. Then she must lie about the cause of her bruises.
Alicia's new cartoon tattoo, done on a somewhat private place on her body, violates Mega Studio's copyright. All the studio requires is that she display the tattoo whenever they specify! Characters include Alicia, the attorney, and the "repo" man. Aghhh!
Meredith, a young woman, flies home to visit her father who is battling cancer. They talk about their common love, baseball, all day. Once back home, she begins to call her parents almost daily and is told not to worry-until one call when he father urges her to go out to dinner and think of him. He dies that night with a picture of her in his hand and a baseball game playing on TV. (drama)
A young lawyer has come to try to spring his/her client from the county jail. The client is a prim and proper older woman who has been charged with assault, malicious wounding, destruction of property, and even resisting arrest! And all at the church picnic!
Two tigers are in their cages backstage at the circus. The ANGRY TIGER is pacing nervously back and forth; the LAZY TIGER is taking things easy. The Angry Tiger is frustrated how he will have to jump through a hoop and balance on a ball. The Lazy Tiger reminds him he'll at least get a treat. The Angry Tiger decides it's time to get his own "treat."
E-mail means better communication: it's more efficient than long-winded meetings, less effort than formal business letters, and much faster than laying telephone tag. But not always! This poor office worker finds tips from an e-mail efficiency expert really equals more errors!
A young man talks about his good friend Bucky who tried to become a "healer" as well as a preacher at tent revivals. After considerable practice, Bucky learns a trick involving a few wires to get a spark of reaction. Trouble is, one night Bucky steps into a puddle of water and gets a shocking reaction himself!
A SPACE ALIEN with green skin has landed near a beach on earth. Now he or she radios to the mother ship to report his or her findings that these primitive people lather themselves with some kind of cooking oil, then proceed to bake themselves alive!