Forensics Duo Series Volume 4: Duo Practice and Competition Thirty-five 8-10 Minute Original Dramatic Plays for Two Females

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9781575254074: Forensics Duo Series Volume 4: Duo Practice and Competition Thirty-five 8-10 Minute Original Dramatic Plays for Two Females
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This series is made up of 4 books/Volumes: Vol 1: contains comedic plays for 1 Male & 1 FemaleVol 2: contains dramatic plays for 1 Male & 1 FemaleVol 3: contains comedic plays for 2 FemalesVol 4:  (this book) contains dramatic plays for 2 Females  This series is specifically crafted to meet the needs of more than 200,000 middle school, high school, and college students competing in Forensics duo speech events yearly. These exciting short plays offer challenging new material for pairs of female actors. Forensics coaches, acting teachers, judges, and students alike will find dozens of comedic and dramatic plays that meet their criteria and tastes. 
These exciting volumes of new two-female plays will find a home in academic and professional theater classes and on every actor's professional bookshelf. They are ideal for scene work and forensic performance. What's more, these plays open up new possibilities for one-act play festivals and competitions. This is the series the Forensics community has been waiting for!  Plays inside include: 

  • Prison Guards
  • Wing and a Prayer
  • Entanglements of Ivy
  • Broken
  • Writing Circles
  • Extenuating Circumstances
  • Moving Day
  • Inheritance
  • Always Have England
  • House-Proud
  • In Quiet Dark Places
  • Below Expectations
  • The Mating Habits of Frogs
  • Collisions
  • Twin Towers
  • Apple & Absinth Together
  • Not Everyone Sees It
  • My Invisible Angel
  • Out in the Woods
  • The Diversity Project
  • The Good Son
  • Hanging by a Thread
  • Friendly Advice
  • Swimming in the Colored Lights
  • Shrinking
  • Once Upon a Time in New Jersey
  • The Soul Mates' Cafe
  • The New Year's Song
  • Third Person
  • Rereading Lost Horizons
  • Night Daughter
  • A Little Initiation
  • United Front
  • Tarnished
  • Lifting Voices

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“This collection is ideal for a coach or competitor looking for a play with little to no cutting required to stay under ten minutes.” Ken Young, Duo Coordinator, Bradley University, Peoria, IL “. . . a must-buy for all high school speech coaches.” Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills, Prof. and Chair, Speech Communication Dept., Minnesota State University Great New Dramatic Plays for Female Pairs o 35 original dramatic plays, written especially for forensics duo competition o Exciting, contemporary material for student performers, from middle school through college o A wide range of characters in situations that actresses and duo interpreters will want to jump into o Active and complete plays that give equal weight to both performers o All can be performed without props, with full or minimal blocking, and within the eight- to ten-minute time limit o Brief synopses introduce each play, and an index by character age is included o A practical tips section offers advice from coaches and judges on how to improve your presentation “An indispensable and invaluable resource for forensic coaches and students. The two-female play is the most difficult of all forms to find.” Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills, Prof. and Chair, Speech Communication Dept., Minnesota State University “What sets this book apart is that the scripts were written for forensics performance. Each script is a ready-made cutting with a beginning and ending point and linear progression of events in between. There are so many scripts contained in this book, the authors were able to encapsulate a complete array of emotions felt in various types of female relationships. The pieces are of strong social and emotional significance; this empowers young women to assert interpretations and performances reflective of their own beliefs and core values.” Mark Rittenour, J.D., Director of Forensics, University of Akron “The women in these scenes are both passionate and vulnerable; their emotional journeys and complex circumstances will give the interpreter plenty to explore. The authors clearly care for the women they’ve created in these pages, and you will too.” Steven Spraragen, Associate Director, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Affiliate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama, New York, NY

About the Author:

BARBARA LHOTA is an award-winning playwright as well as a screenwriter. The Studio's production of her play Third Person was selected by the Boston Herald as one of the top ten plays of the 1993-94 season.

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