Friday, July 25, 2014

Best free lesson plan ideas from dramatic learning from freedrama.net

Need some great classroom ideas to bring learning to life for students? Check out these free lessons from Freedrama.net

Fill in the blank plays that are different each time you use them. These are great for teaching grammar! http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/06/fun-classroom-drama-game-called.html

Pirate theme unit with improv games! http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/07/be-pirate-fun-summer-theme-unit-for.html

Common Core Lesson #1 teaching text analysis using plays: http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/06/using-drama-to-teach-common-core.html

Common Core Lesson #2 on teaching central ideas and themes: http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/06/common-core-drama-free-lesson-plan-2.html

Common Core Lesson #3 on characters: http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/06/free-lesson-plan-3-using-drama-to-teach.html

Many more lesson ideas here as well! http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/04/classroom-ideas-for-using-play-scripts.html

Low cost drama games course for college credit that gives you tons of excellent material for your classroom: http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/07/drama-teachers-need-low-cost-credit.html

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dramatic female monologues from published plays for free

Need a serious play script for one actress

The following monologues are published in the book "Secrets of my Soul":

"The Not So Perfect Child" - Monologue- Female (2-3 minutes)

"Demons" - Short Dramatic Monologue for male or female (3 minutes)

"Breaking Heart" - Monologue- Female (2 minutes)

"Pearls of Wisdom" Monologue-Woman
A play for mature actors (6-7 minutes)

The following monologues are published in the book "Flowers in the Desert":

free monologues from published play
ISBN: 978-1494806217

"Beauty and Perfection" - Short Monologue from a play - Female (1 minute)

"Piggy Princess" Monologue from a play - Female (1-2 minutes)

"Sob Story" Monologue from a play - Female (1-2 minutes)

"Mess Things Up" Monologue from a play - Female (2+ minutes)

"First Words" Monologue from a play - Female (45 seconds to 1 minute)


Monologues from other published plays:

"Hope" - Short Dramatic Monologue from Published Script- Female (1 minute)

"Sleeping Spell" - Comedic Monologue for an Evil Character from Published Script- Female (3 minutes)

"My Mask" Monologue from a published play - Female (30 seconds)

One minute or less free male monologues

Need a short script for an audition, workshop or classroom for one male? Here is a good selection:

"Fallen" - Short Dramatic Monologue for male from a published play (1 minute)

"End the Hurting" - Short Dramatic Monologue (about bullying and abuse)-Male or Female (30 seconds)

"Dreaming of Dragons" - Monologue for Kids - Male or Female (45 seconds to 1 minute)

"Monologue from Another World" - Short Monologue - Male or Female (1 minute)

"Flowers from Phil" - Short Comedic Monologue from Published Script- Male (1 minute)

"Die and Leave Thee" - Comedy (over-dramatic) Monologue - Male (1 minute)

"Goodbye Cruel World" Comedy (over-dramatic) monologue from a published play - Male or Female (1 minute)

"Go Home" Dramedy (angry, sarcastic) monologue from a published play - Male or Female (1 minute)

"Destroy Me" - Dramatic Monologue from Published Script- Male (1 minute)

"Bungled and Botched" - Monologue from Published Script- Male (30-45 seconds)

"Alien Goo" - Comedic Monologue from Published Script- Male (1 minute)

Free comedy monologues for female actors

"Cassandra" - Short Comedic Monologue from Published Script- Female (1 minute)

"Protecto (Kid Hero)" - Comedy Monologue- Male or Female (2 minutes)

"Princess (Where's My Prince Charming?)" - Comedy Monologue- Female (2 minutes)

"Greenie (The Last Liberal)" - Comedy monologue for female adapted from the play "Operation Redneck" (1-2 minutes)

"Goodbye Cruel World" - Comedy monologue for male or female adapted from the play "Gingerbread Girl"

"Symbol of the Revolution" - Comedy monologue for female adapted from the play "The Hysterical History of the American Revolution" (1-2 minutes)

"Dear God" - Short Monologue-Male or Female (3-4 minutes)

"Sleeping Spell" - Comedic Monologue for an Evil Character from Published Script- Female (3 minutes)

"Hidden in the Night" - Adapted Short Monologue- Female (2-3 minutes)

"Mugged in Metropolis" - Monologue- Female (1-2 minutes)

"Pearls of Wisdom" Monologue-Woman
A play for mature actors (6-7 minutes)

"Funny Little Fussy Face" - Monologue - Female (new)

"The Girl Who Broke His Fingers" - Monologue - Female (new)

"Fanny" Monologue from a published play - Female (1 minute)

"My Mask" Monologue from a published play - Female (30 seconds)

"School Newspaper" Monologue from a published play - Female (1-2 minutes)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mama monologue less than a minute for female actress

This 30 second monologue is written by my wife, Shiela Larson and is available for your use for free. Please ask for permission though at doug@freedrama.net (and include the name of the monologue in your request: "Mama").

MAMA

Oh child,

Why do you insist on waking me up at night?

Why do you act like a cat and poop in something I've just cleaned for you?

Or make messes in the kitchen and play with the pots and pans thinking you're in a band?

Why do you poke my face with your finger covered in banana?

Why do I put up with it?

Because when you look at me with those big eyes, and say "Mama", it makes it all worth it.


Find more free monologues at http://www.freedrama.net/small1.html

Friday, July 18, 2014

Free play scripts and monologues for teen actors, high school, young adults http://www.freedrama.net/teen.html

teen teenager play scripts free full length

"The Weird, Wild and Wonderful Days of School"

A full length play about young adults who are dealing with growing up. This play has a flexible cast. Not all scenes need to be performed. And actors can play multiple parts because no characters repeat from scene to scene. The smallest cast you could have by doing all the scripts would be three males and four females. But there are many as 49 speaking roles possible.


"The Ghosts of Detention"
(aka The Wedgie Club)

A full length play about young adults (teens / teenagers) who find themselves in trouble at their high school and end up in detention. The script takes place in the 1980s but the students from detention end up performing a 1920's play within the play. There is a lot of comedy and excellent monologues throughout the script and even some songs. This play has a flexible cast of 11 to 26.

free full length comedy teen teenager high school with monologues

"The Hysterical History of the Trojan War The Trojan War has never been so funny. This is still Homer's story but with a twist. 13-18+ speaking roles and potential for unlimited extras.


Monologues for Teens

Female Monologue

"The Not So Perfect Child" - Monologue- Female (2-3 minutes)

MORE FEMALE MONOLOGUES

Teen Monologues

"Beauty and Perfection" - Short Monologue from a play - Female (1 minute)

MORE MONOLOGUES FOR TEENS


"Fart-Zen" - very short play for three or more actors (any gender)

"Gossip" a short comedy about a high school newspaper for 5 actors (3 f 2 m)

"Ghost Hunters of Route 666" - Short Comedy - 2 w 3 m

"The Green Chile Rebellion of 1899" - An Old West Comedy - 8 w 10 m +optional extras

"Hippies, Housewives, and Watering Holes" - 10 minute play - 2 w 1 m

"Much Madness" - One Act - 3 w

"A Hysterical History of the American Revolution" Short comedy about the women behind the Revolution (for ten+ actors).

"Baklavia" Full Length Comedy - 9 w 9 m

"Big Nose: A Modern Cyrano" - Full Length Comedy - flexible cast

"Big Nose: A Modern Cyrano" - 10 minute selection - flexible cast

"Creepy Corpse of Cal Capone" Short Melodrama/Farce - 4 to 10 w and 2 to 8 m - 12 total

"Ebony Scrooge: A Modern Christmas Carol" - female version of classic story - One Act - flexible cast

"The Outlaws of Candy Kitchen" This melodrama mixes real life history with local legend to create a new story that's fun for the whole family. 4-9 female, 5-10 male (14 total)

"Replenish the Earth" - One Act - 1 m 2 w

"Romanian Uranium Mystery" - Interactive audience participation mystery as one act or full mystery dinner theatre script - eight characters

"Screamy Youie Kicky Booty" - Short Comedy - 2 actors

"Seeing Beyond with Maya Fantasma" - Short Comedy - 3 w 1 m

"Teen Angel" - One Act - 5 w 2 m extras


The following play are for mature teen actors

"Flowers in the Desert" Full Length Drama - 7 w 2 m

"John and Maggie" - One Act about a modern Mary and Joseph - 1 w 1 m 1 girl

"Pearls of Wisdom" Monologue-Woman
Click here for script with pictures from New York production

"Nobody Famous" - One Act - 6 w

"The Redneck" - One Act - 4 w 3 m

"Trinity Rises" Trinity Rises is the story of a young woman who is dealing with the damage to her family and her community as a result of uranium mining. Is her grandfather a Cold War Patriot or a victim of a government who put the creation of nuclear weapons before the health of the miners? She wants to protest against the government but will anyone join her? Does the promise of economic prosperity outweigh the health risks? 2-4 females, 1-3 males (5 total)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Be a Pirate! Fun summer theme unit for kids with play and improv games!

Pirates are a great theme for summer activities for kids or for the classroom. Here are some good free resources for a unit involving pirates.

Check out the play "The Pint Sized Pirate" about a small pirate with big dreams. It teaches how someone who is little can still make a difference. Check it out for free at this link: http://www.freedrama.net/pegpirate.html

There are also theatre games (aka improv) that is a lot of fun for kids and gets them up, moving around. It's fun way to introduce drama to kids. Here is a link to some fun free pirate improv games: http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2013/12/pirate-improv-games-fun-drama-classroom.html

A pirate theme unit is a great way to teach map skills to kids. Have kids hide treasures and make maps that other kids have to follow. Or teach some geography. When I was teaching elementary school, I often made my own board games using maps... kids roll the dice and see who can make it around the world or to all 50 states first.

Your unit can work with almost any topic. Read stories about pirates, write your own pirate stories, learn about historical pirates, learn the science of sailing and cannons, and use math to count treasure and measure distances for maps.

A good time for this theme unit might be September since September 19th is "Talk like a Pirate" day. If Krispy Kreme is still giving away free donuts that day, plan a field trip to one of their stores.