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Things Changed by Linda Oatman(10-12 min. Cut as Needed. M) High-Poem$7.00
Things Changed is a poetic recitation of the lynchings which occurred in the 1950s. Recalling the events that led up to a tragedy that repeated itself much too often throughout America’s history, the poem reflects upon the changes brought to the Civil Rights movement in the past half of a century.
Trips to Wal-mart by Debbie Cavanaugh (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic$7.00
This dramatic yet humorous monologue is the story of a girl who must face her family duty of helping her Grandmother.
Voicemail by Zoe Price (10-12 min. Cut as Needed, F), Dramatic$7.00
This monologue explores sisterhood and the complicated nature of grief as told through Claire, a young girl in denial over her sister’s death. Told through the form of a voicemail, the story begins with Claire calling her sister, believed to be away at college, until it is ultimately revealed that she died shortly before leaving. The character, still in denial, slowly begins to accept her sister’s death and let go.
Wild Things by Dee Cliburn (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$7.00
Angel, short for Angelina Margaret, is a teenager whose life has moved too fast, with a fisherman father who is gone, now — took her little brother with him. “You can’t have ’em both, was what he yelled when he took Joey and left.” What’s the use of a girl?
Yellow Birch by Stephanie Christensen (12-15 min) Duo Interpretation$12.00
Ellie is a stressed single mom and oncologist living in the year 2098. It is a year of environmental turmoil, with unbelievable toxicity in the air and staggering repercussions from decades of pollution. When her partner finds a prospective cure for leukemia, she is overjoyed, thinking it will save her daughter Lily. But upon learning that the cure would require chopping down thousands of birch trees, she must make a decision between the future of her family and the future of the country.