Teaching Drama

Write Your Own Vignette Play – Now Available

Write Your Own Vignette Play

Ok, folks. I’m overjoyed to share the news with you that our newest e-book, Write Your Own Vignette Play, is now available.

Write Your Own Vignette Play was penned by Lindsay Price, author of thirteen vignette plays (such as Wait Wait Bo Bait, ths phne 2.0: the next generation, Stupid is Just 4 2day, and School Daze).

You’ll learn a a step-by-step process of creating an original vignette play with your class. The steps lead you through the following:

  • Establish and practice how to brainstorm in groups.
  • Establish and practice how to brainstorm individually.
  • Decide on a theme.
  • Improv on the theme in a theatrical context.
  • Start the formal scene-writing process.
  • Decide on the shape of the play.
  • Assemble the first draft.
  • Record and organize.
  • Move beyond the first draft.
  • Choose a title.
  • The final product.
The book is currently being offered as a printable PDF download. Other formats are coming soon.

There’s more information and access to free sample pages here.

About the author

Craig Mason


  • A vignette play is a play made up of short scenes based on a theme. It’s a great format for middle schools because it  . And if you write it yourself, 

    Check out School Daze for an example. You can read most of the play for free here: http://www.theatrefolk.com/products/school-daze

  • It’s 58 pages so it’s not too hefty to print yourself. The majority of the book is exercises and tips for creating the play from the idea stage through to the final product so it will take some time to work through it all. 

    There are no immediate plans to publish it as a print book but it’s not out of the question. It will definitely be coming out in different digital formats (e.g. for the Kindle) soon.

  • I would love to recommend this as a resource during my “Creating a Collective” workshops.  From what I’ve read so far, it looks extremely informative and easy to follow.  How many pages is the download and will it eventually be released as a physical book?

  • That’s great!  I thought it would be nice to be able to point students who really show an interest in writing to a book that might help them further their experience.