This is a brand new feature: scenes for teen actors, as well as some for adults, that may be used at no cost for auditions and classroom work. Here's how it works--please read the instructions carefully:
1.Email me with your name (first name only is fine if you're under 18; full name if you're over 18), school or theatre/agency affiliation, city, state/country and the scenes(s) you'd like to use, and please let me know whether you will be using the scene for classroom work or an audition. And don't forget that "please" and "thank you" go a long way.
Special Circumstances (Public Performances/Competition): If you wish to use a scene for competition or in a public setting (scenes night, etc), contact the publisher directly if it's from one of my published plays (contact me about my unpublished work). Usually you will have to purchase a copy of the play from which it comes.
2. Allow yourself enough time for a response (minimum one week is recommended). If you write the day before you need a scene, I may be traveling or working on a project and unable to respond, in which case you're out of luck. Regrettably, I'm unable to provide specific suggestions: it's up to you to read through the choices and decide what's right for you.
3. If you'd like to read the entire play from which the scene comes, you can do that. Just follow the link on the scene's page: it will take you to the play's page, where you will find ordering instructions! (Sometimes there is even a direct order link on the scene's page!)
4. By using one of my scenes, you grant me permission to add you to my newsletter email list. I promise not to email you too often, and I will never share your email with anyone.
5.If you're a student, please tell your teacher or director about me! If you're a teacher or director, please consider my plays for potential production!
It's that easy. Please spread the word, and keep checking back for new scenes!
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Two New Plays Now Available Check out the latest additions to my catalogue! There's a new short play, Dolphin, about the aftermath of a cyberbullying incident, and The Magic Hour, which is the stand-alone follow/up/sequel to my widely produced one-act, 4 A.M. Both are now published by Playscripts!