Two Boards and a Passion
Eleven play scripts for teenage actors

Eleven play scripts for teenage actors

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TWO BOARDS AND A PASSION is a collection of original plays for teenagers written and produced in schools by Creative Educational Systems. Most of the plays have a playing time of 40-60 minutes -- perfect for a school assembly program or a children's theatre production. And each one has been successfully performed by young people.

The plays are accompanied by brief essays which highlight the educational value of the scripts, as well as curriculum suggestions in the areas of language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, physical education, art, music and dance. This provides the educator with an incredibly useful template for connecting the material in each play to the students' curriculum. Plus we have included an essay about the "Authors' Inspiration" with each play, which identifies the creative impulse and inspiration which generated the play and theme: we know it will be helpful to your cast, and your direction of the play.

Each play is also followed by production notes on staging, style, costumes, sets and lighting, properties and sound and music. Every idea you need to create a successful production is right here.

Audiences of young people watching a live play will, because of its immediate, tangible spontaneous nature, look and listen and psychologically assimilate:

Children will inevitably identify with one character or another and vicariously experience the emotional progression of that character until the end of the play -- and sometimes, long after.

Young people participating in the production of a play will experience all of the above, plus:
  • an in-depth understanding of the curriculum or thematic content of the play,
  • the internal motivations of the character they portray,
  • the self-discipline needed to perform successfully in front of an audience,
  • the dynamics of interpersonal relationships crucial to the opening of a show,
  • the process of going over the same thing time and again in the pursuit of excellence, AND
  • instant feedback as to how well they performed the tasks to which they committed themselves.

    The plays include:
    (for a fuller description of an individual play, click the title)

  • The Dream Rehearsed: Imagine William Shakespeare's first rehearsal of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" interrupted by a girl masquerading as a boy playing a girl, Elizabethan spies, an angry landlord and an outraged tavernkeeper, a softhearted pickpocket and loads of laughs, mistaken identities and surprises to everyone involved.
    (Recommended for Grades 6-12) A $9 value.

  • The Snow Queen: Hans Christian Andersen's beloved story about a little girl who searches the world to find her lost friend.  Adventure, humor, mystery and the miracle of selfless love are presented with grace and beauty in this unforgettable fairy tale.
    (Recommended for Grades 4-8) A $9 value.

  • Two Fathom Mark Twain: During the 1860's, Mark Twain and Bret Harte, two of America's foremost humorists, were roommates in San Francisco.  This tour-de-force for two young actors includes hilarious excerpts from Twain's "Huckleberry Finn," "Jim Baker's Blue Jay Yarn," "The Prince and the Pauper" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
    (Recommended for Grades 7-12) A $9 value.

  • The Odyssey: The Journey of a Soul: Based on the writings on mythology of Joseph Campbell, "The Odyssey" is a powerful retelling of Homer's epic. Performed by young people all over the world, this play is a hallmark of fine drama for youth.
    (Recommended for Grades 5-12) A $9 value.

  • Tom, Ben and George History will come alive for you, your cast and the audience in this retelling of America's story, starting with life with the Native American Indians up until the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. All the familiar events, The Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, and Paul Revere's ride highlight the tensions leading up to the American Revolutionary War.
    (Recommended for Grades 5-12) A $9 value.

  • A New World for Columbus You and your students will understand the inevitable forces which resulted in Columbus's historic voyage to discover the land now known as the Americas as they recreate the historical time in their performance of this play. Full of colorful characters from another era, this play is a perfect integration of theatre and history.
    (Recommended for Grades 4-12) A $9 value.

  • Madam C. J. Walker: America's First Black Woman Millionaire Among the famous Black history American role models who impacted the entire world, we must certainly include an inspirational story of faith and perserverance against all odds, the story of Madame C. J Walker, one of the most famous black women inventors of all time. Students will learn how an orphaned daughter of a poor black sharecropper, newly freed after the Civil War, went from destitution to becoming the first black woman millionaire in America. A testament to the American ethic that it is possible for anyone to succeed, regardless of the conditions in which they start their life.
    (Recommended for Grades 4-12) A $9 value.

  • Reminiscences of a Wyoming Cowboy Can history, literacy and the arts be integrated all at the same time? Imagine your students presenting a readers theatre performance of this story of a young cowboy's coming of age in the American Old West. They will feel good about themselves, improve their reading and speaking skills, and teach themselves and their audience something of the realities of living in a different time and culture.
    (Recommended for Grades 5-12) A $5 value.

  • Oliver Twist Students will love the excitement of this classic Dickens tale from Victorian London, full of mystery, intrigue, and murder which demonstrates how all the evils of that society (alcoholism, child abuse, gangs, thieving), were as insidious then as they are now. A true tale of how moral purity and a good heart triumphs in the end.
    (Recommended for Grades 4-12) A $9 value.

  • Astronomers of the Renaissance Should science be dry and technical? See the lives of three of the world's most famous astronomers, Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton, become real live drama. Your cast will enjoy performing as each character battles the forces of ignorance and prejudice as they present new ideas in science to a skeptical world.
    (Recommended for Grades 4-12) A $7 value.

  • The Myth of Demeter and Persephone If you are working on Greek mythology, studying ancient Greece or just in the mood for a rollicking good time, this wonderful comic adaptation of the Myth of Demeter and Persephone is a perfect play for your students, who will come to understand Greek mythology in an experiential way while thoroughly enjoying themselves in performance.
    (Recommended for Grades 4-12) A $7 value.

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