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Theatrefolk’s Top 10: Scene Work

Time for a Tfolk Top Ten Plays For….

Scene Work. You want interesting scenes for your students. You want a variety of scenes for your students. You don’t want to do the same scenes over and over and over and over with your students.

Click the link and you’ll be taken to the webpage for each play. There you’ll get the details and read sample pages.

All the best with your search!

Sixteen in Ten Minutes or Less
This collection of 10 plays can be performed as an evening of theatre. Or it offers the perfect scene work collection for a class. Each short stands perfectly well on it’s own without any prior knowledge of the characters.

Ten plays for two actors. All the plays are easy for students to self direct and self block. Have a group larger than twenty, double up on the scenes and seen how different groups interpret the same material.

Chemo Girl and Other Plays
A collection of plays that examine the impact of cancer as seen through the eyes of teenagers. Each scene can stand alone which means you can have a full class all working on their scenes at the same time. An excellent project if you want to present a cross-curricular aspect to a scene unit. How can cancer be theatricalized?

Close Encounters of the Undead Kind
This collection has three short plays filled with unique characters. Most of which are vampires, zombies, and others of the undead variety. Have a class of beginners? Divide the plays up so that groups are dealing with smaller chunks within the larger piece.

Ten Minute Play Series: All Girls
Need scenes with all girls? We’ve got you covered. One of our most popular scenes comes from this collection. It shows Juliet and Ophelia in the afterlife. And they are NOT happy.

C’mon and Dance
What about students that struggle with lines or perhaps are learning English as a second language. Give them a non-verbal scene to work on. This piece fits the bill perfectly.

Will and Whimsy: Sixteen Dramatically Illustrated Sonnets of Shakespeare
Want to combine scene work with Shakespeare, but you’re not ready to tackle the bard in the original language? This is a wonderful collection of scenes that illustrates the themes in 16 of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Scene-Speare: Shakespearean Scenes for Student Actors
But what if you are ready to tackle Shakespeare? This scenes are already cut down for class use and offer vocabulary help, character questions, and story specifics. A perfect place to start with students.

Competition Scenes: Duets
Want a collection of duet scenes that come from published plays? Use them for individual event competitions, use them in your classroom.

The Middle School Scene Book
And just to take care of our middle school folks. Here’s a collection of scenes that come from published plays just for middle school students. We got you covered.

Image credit: Rockdale County High School (Conyers, Georgia) production of Will and Whimsy by Alan Haehnel. Directed by Dave DiPietro.

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Scenes for Classroom Study

by Lindsay Price

Scenes for Classroom Study consists of scenes from published Theatrefolk plays and is designed to help with character study, scene work, substitute teachers, performance, Individual Event competitions and so much more.

Ensemble Scene Collection

by Lindsay Price

Looking for quality scenes for your ensemble that haven't been done a million times? This Ensemble Scene Collection contains 33 scenes from published plays - great for competition and classwork!

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