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“Admissions”- How a Play Continues to Resonate with Time
When Admissions by Tony Vellela opened in New York in 1999 its frank portrayal of race and identity garnered it rave reviews and the Excellence in Playwriting Award from the New York International Fringe Festival. Today Vellela's powerful story is just as important and relevant almost twenty years later. We sat down with the author to discuss the play and its importance in a contemporary world.

Q: In your view what is Admissions about?

Tony Vellela: Every generation believes they have conquered the demons of personal prejudice.  But, like ...
FREE Reads of the Week
Read all of these titles this week and find your perfect show!



Comedy
30-35 minutes
5 f, 4 m (6-60 actors possible: 3-30 f, 3-30 m)

 



Drama
40-45 minutes
4 f, 7 m, 6 either (10-17 actors possible: 3-7 f, 5-13 m)

 



Drama/Comedy
85-95 minutes
3 f, 1 m

 



Drama
85-95 minutes
2 f, 2 m
FREE Reads of the Week!
Read all of these titles this week and find your perfect show!

 


Drama
90-100 minutes
4 f, 4 m (8-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 4-15 m)


Farce
100-110 minutes
5 f, 3 m


Romance
100-120 minutes
5 f, 4 m (9-10 actors possible: 5-6 f, exactly 4 m)

Dramedy
45-60 minutes
10 f, 4 m, 2 either (16 actors possible: 10-12 f, 4-6 m)

 
Brand New Zolidis and McWethy Shows Now Available for Licensing!


From Don Zolidis (The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon) and Ian McWethy (13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview) whose plays have been produced over 13,000 times, comes 8 brand new hit shows - from zany one-act comedies, to though-provoking full-length dramas, these new releases represent some of the best work by these award-winning authors.

See the full list of new titles here!
Bring the Academy Award-winning film, Terms of Endearment, to your stage!
 



 

An Oscar-winning story comes to the American stage for the first time in a play by Dan Gordon, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry, and the screenplay by James L. Brooks. Terms of Endearment  traces the relationship between a highly opinionated mother and her feisty daughter as they seek to find humor and courage in the face of life's challenges.

Drama
110 - 120 minutes
3 f, 3 m (6-9 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-4 m)
Set: Three playing areas, which minimally ...
Direct from a Sold Out Run, the New Holiday Musical- The Silver Belles- is Now Available for Licensing
“A new holiday musical with heart, humor, and great new tunes.”
-- DC Metro Theater Arts


It’s Golden Girls meets Designing Women with a heaping helping of well-known Christmas tunes and clever new country and western ditties.

When Oralene, the longtime director of small town Sylva Ridge’s Christmas Pageant, suddenly passes away, the Silver Belles must come to the rescue! With the spirit of Oralene looking on, the sterling-hued vixens band together, discover their talents and pull out all the stops to keep the ...
GILLIGANS ISLAND: THE MUSICAL Now Available for Licensing


Gilligan's Island: The Musical is a family-friendly stage musical version of the ever popular and iconic 60's TV comedy show "Gilligan's Island".

Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend.

The weather gets rough, Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway’s rescue plans........ romance develops .....The castaways have an out-of-this-world encounter...... It’s fun, wacky and entertaining ...
More Conversation, Less Controversy: Plays for Teens and Their Communities
If you teach drama, you have a unique perspective on the issues teens face, and the opportunity to use theatre as a tool to talk about them. But when part of a school community, it isn’t always the easiest for everyone to agree on what level of content teenagers are ready to handle. It’s often a grey area when it comes to appropriate language and exploration of mature themes with any group. It’s the perennial struggle: How do you start tough conversations without swear words stealing the spotlight from the thematic content and relevance?

So what titles does one turn to ...
Teacher Spotlight: Melissa Chin-Parker of Hartnell College
We bring you another installment of our Teacher Spotlight series, where we chat with teachers from around the country, picking their brain about their theater program and the art of teaching theater. This month, we talked to Melissa Chin-Parker of Hartnell College, fresh off their run of Miss Electricity by Kathryn Walat.

What made you decide to teach theater?

I have two teaching credentials, but even before that I think I always enjoyed teaching. As a youth I was a summer camp counselor / Recreation Leader and was always ...
The Making of a Musical: ‘Like You Like It’ (Part 2)
In this three-part series, Sammy Buck and Daniel Acquisto discuss how their Shakespeare-’80s mashup musical Like You Like It  came to be. Read Part 1 here.

Part 2: The Totally Awesome Music

I have a confession: When Sammy and I started writing Like You Like It, it wasn’t Shakespeare that I was excited about. I didn't know too much other than reading a couple plays by the man. I didn’t hate his work, but the truth was I didn’t really care either way about it. Adapting As You Like It sparked my interest in ...
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