Short-length scripts expressing the honest feelings of teenagers - their joys and their problems. Subjects include the environment, diets, babysitting, self-image, drunk driving, teenage sex and more - all treated with humor, warmth and realism. Most roles may be played by either male or female performers. May be staged with no special sets, props or costumes. Ideal for speech and drama classrooms, variety shows and forensic competitions.
From School Library Journal
Grade 6-12 --A wide range of topics is addressed in this sourcebook of 60 original scenes and monologues, including single-parent families, drinking, emerging and dissolving friendships, pregnancy, and self-image. Kehret, however, tends to present and resolve these genuine adolescent concerns in a series of neat little packages, turning away from her subjects just short of their harsher truths. This inclination may be the result of enforcing the theater's traditional rule of closure on relatively brief pieces. Still, one must wonder if it wouldn't be more valuable, for performers and audiences alike, if form were permitted to slip a bit, so that unpolished verity might steal through. --Dianne G. Mahony, The Harvey School, Katonah, NY
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