Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors: 34 High-Quality Scenes for Kids and Teens (Paperback)

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Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors: 34 High-Quality Scenes for Kids and Teens (Paperback)


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By the publisher of the best-selling Contemporary Monologues for Young Actors

Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors features 34 fun, instantly involving scenes written specifically for actors aged 8-16, and for the teachers, directors and acting coaches who work with them.

Contemporary Scenes provides young actors with the material they need to have fun while exploring a full spectrum of emotions, situations and relationships, ranging from the humorous to the heartfelt.

With appealing, accessible scenes - written in contemporary language that doesn't talk down to student actors - Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors lets young performers connect with, have fun with and be challenged by every moment, line, character and situation.

Suitable for classroom work and performance.

This book contains:

  • 34 scenes to challenge and excite acting students
  • A broad variety of two and three-person scenes
  • Gender-neutral characters to provide ultimate flexibility
  • Emotional arcs and strong endings to challenge actors and keep audiences engaged
  • A broad range of circumstances and emotions, from comedic to heartfelt to whimsical
  • Material that is ideal as short performance pieces and for use in the classroom

At Beat by Beat Press we're passionate about raising the bar on the quality of resources that are available for young actors and you'll find this book to be no exception. Our resources are used in over 75 countries, bringing joy and rewarding experiences to thousands of young performers every day.

DOUGLAS M. PARKER is an award-winning playwright and lyricist. His works include the musical, "Life on the Mississippi" (book and lyrics), based on Mark Twain's classic autobiographical coming-of-age tale; "BESSIE: The Life and Music of Bessie Smith," based on the rise and fall of the great American blues singer; "Thicker Than Water," a drama based on the Andrea Yates tragedy; "Declarations," a Young Audience historical drama drawn from the letters of John and Abigail Adams from their earliest courtship through the summer of 1776; and "The Private History of a Campaign That Failed," a Young Audience comedy based on Mark Twain's true, humorous memoir of his time as a lieutenant in the Confederacy's least accomplished, most forgotten regiment. He can be reached at
Product Details ISBN: 9780692770429
ISBN-10: 0692770429
Publisher: Beat by Beat Press
Publication Date: August 17th, 2016
Pages: 122
Language: English