Breaking News
by Tim Kochenderfer

Productions (81)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 55 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m, 9 either (12-22 actors possible: 2-18 f, 3-19 m)
  • Set: Minimal.

Breaking News
by Tim Kochenderfer

(1)
Productions (81)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 55 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m, 9 either (12-22 actors possible: 2-18 f, 3-19 m)
  • Set: Minimal.

Channel Eight is Detroit's least-watched newscast. The ratings are lower than ever, the viewers are leaving their TVs off so they don't accidentally tune in, the writers are adding on-air fights to the anchors' scripts, and the reporters can't tell a story to save their lives. As a last-ditch effort, the station hires a news director with a plan to make Channel Eight number one. What the station doesn't realize is that his plan involves a reporter being killed on air. Will the Channel Eight news team catch on to his diabolical scheme? Or will it turn out that the best way to break news is to fix it? Find out, straight ahead.

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Channel Eight is Detroit's least-watched newscast. The ratings are lower than ever, the viewers are leaving their TVs off so they don't accidentally tune in, the writers are adding on-air fights to the anchors' scripts, and the reporters can't tell a story to save their lives. As a last-ditch effort, the station hires a news director with a plan to make Channel Eight number one. What the station doesn't realize is that his plan involves a reporter being killed on air. Will the Channel Eight news team catch on to his diabolical scheme? Or will it turn out that the best way to break news is to fix it? Find out, straight ahead.

  • Comedy
  • 45 - 55 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m, 9 either (12-22 actors possible: 2-18 f, 3-19 m)
  • Set: Minimal.

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JUN 08, 2017 - JUN 10, 2017
Camarillo High Schol Drama Department
Camarillo, CA United States
Camarillo High Schol Drama Department Camarillo, CA United States
MAY 15, 2017 - MAY 15, 2017
Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin
Chardon, OH United States
Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin Chardon, OH United States
MAY 01, 2017 - MAY 30, 2017
Gallup High School
Gallup, NM United States
Gallup High School Gallup, NM United States
APR 06, 2017 - APR 06, 2017
Sahuaro High School Drama
Tucson, AZ United States
Sahuaro High School Drama Tucson, AZ United States
MAR 17, 2017 - MAR 18, 2017
Gladstone Junior High Drama Club
Gladstone, MI United States
Gladstone Junior High Drama Club Gladstone, MI United States
MAR 10, 2017 - MAR 10, 2017
Florence Chapel Middle School Drama
Duncan, SC United States
Florence Chapel Middle School Drama Duncan, SC United States
JAN 27, 2017 - JAN 28, 2017
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Chesterfield, MO United States
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OCT 14, 2016 - OCT 15, 2016
St Croix Preparatory Academy
Stillwater, MN United States
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OCT 14, 2016 - OCT 15, 2016
Naperville North High School
Naperville, IL United States
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MAR 04, 2016 - MAR 06, 2016
Central Catholic High School
Toledo, OH United States
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Austin, TX United States
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Delhi, IA United States
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Newman Grove, NE United States
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Crystal, ND United States
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Seattle, WA United States
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Saskatoon, SK Canada
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Randolph AFB, TX United States
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Valley Center, KS United States
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Gadsden, AL United States
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Lunenburg, MA United States
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Lake Mary, FL United States
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APO, AE United States
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Macon, GA United States
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Neligh, NE United States
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Shelby, NC United States
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Bothell, WA United States
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DramaTime!
Joelton, TN United States
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Rochester, NY United States
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MAY 01, 2013 - MAY 02, 2013
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Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates
American Community School- Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates
APR 28, 2013 - APR 29, 2013
Hopewell Middle School
Round Rock, TX United States
Hopewell Middle School Round Rock, TX United States
APR 20, 2013 - APR 20, 2013
Kings Mountain High School Drama Club
Kings Mountain, NC United States
Kings Mountain High School Drama Club Kings Mountain, NC United States
APR 20, 2013 - APR 21, 2013
S.S. Seward Auditorium
Florida, NY United States
S.S. Seward Auditorium Florida, NY United States
JAN 10, 2013 - JAN 10, 2013
Msgr. John Pereyma CSS
Oshawa, ON Canada
Msgr. John Pereyma CSS Oshawa, ON Canada
DEC 10, 2012 - DEC 11, 2012
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Lumberton, TX United States
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Villa Rica, GA United States
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Austin, TX United States
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Skidmore, TX United States
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Owensboro, KY United States
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Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy
Topeka, KS United States
Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy Topeka, KS United States
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Jay, ME United States
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Tucson, AZ United States
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Carbondale, IL United States
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McAlester, OK United States
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Tarpon Springs, FL United States
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North Branch, MI United States
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Sabino Players
Phoenix, AZ United States
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Lenox, IA United States
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Kindersley Composite School
Kindersley, SK Canada
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Randolph AFB, TX United States
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Broken Arrow, OK United States
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Manitowoc, WI United States
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Stromsburg, NE United States
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Savannah, GA United States
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Tucson, AZ United States
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Parkersburg, WV United States
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Monroe, NC United States
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San Antonio, TX United States
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St. Charles, IL United States
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Belleville, IL United States
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Sintra, Portugal
Cc. CAISL Sintra, Portugal
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St.paul, MN United States
Ramsey Jr High St.paul, MN United States
APR 22, 2010 - APR 22, 2010
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Irving, TX United States
Bowie Middle School Irving, TX United States
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Cumming, GA United States
South Forsyth High School Cumming, GA United States
MAR 27, 2010 - MAR 29, 2010
Owensboro High School
Owensboro, KY United States
Owensboro High School Owensboro, KY United States
FEB 11, 2010 - FEB 13, 2010
Solon High School Drama Club
Solon, OH United States
Solon High School Drama Club Solon, OH United States
JAN 12, 2010 - JAN 12, 2010
Cedar Park Christian School
Lake Stevens, WA United States
Cedar Park Christian School Lake Stevens, WA United States
DEC 02, 2009 - DEC 03, 2009
West Jefferson Middle School
Conifer, CO United States
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Prestonwood Christian Academy
Corpus Christi, TX United States
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River Valley High School Auditorium
Mohave Valley, AZ United States
River Valley High School Auditorium Mohave Valley, AZ United States
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Mogadore, OH United States
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Lumberton, TX United States
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Burkburnett, TX United States
Burkburnett Independent School District - Middle School Burkburnett, TX United States
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Fryeburg Academy
Fryeburg, ME United States
Fryeburg Academy Fryeburg, ME United States
MAY 05, 2009 - MAY 05, 2009
TGU Towner
Towner, ND United States
TGU Towner Towner, ND United States
APR 26, 2009 - APR 27, 2009
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Imlay City, MI United States
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FEB 07, 2009 - FEB 08, 2009
Iowa City West High
Iowa City, IA United States
Iowa City West High Iowa City, IA United States
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South County Secondary School
Lorton, VA United States
South County Secondary School Lorton, VA United States
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Girls Preparatory School
Chattanooga, TN United States
Girls Preparatory School Chattanooga, TN United States
NOV 20, 2008 - DEC 05, 2008
Lyons Decatur Northeast
Lyons, NE United States
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OCT 31, 2008 - OCT 31, 2008
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Hillsborough, NC United States
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