Yes, give me sixty minutes (for five days) and I’ll give you a guaranteed successful play. Are you looking for something multicultural? A short, one act play with room for a large cast? Or a cast as small as ten?
I got you covered!
I taught middle school drama for twelve years. In that time, I was expected to teach the students the components of theatre.
This would, of course, include a performance of some kind.
I taught six rotations per year. Every twenty-five days, seventy kids would float through my classroom door.
Some loved performing, many didn’t.
Over time, I experimented with many plays and finally created my own adaptations.
Ojisan and the Grateful Statues is a week long unit. I’d suggest breaking the project into four one hour rehearsals.
a ROYALTY FREE script which can be copied as many times as you need
stage properties list
original song (a page dedicated to the melody and another with accompaniament)
costume suggestion list
and loads of fun! (Nah, that’s up to you. I’m just seeing if you are actually reading.)
I produced Ojisan with my classes at least six times with both elementary and middle school grade students.
I tweaked it, re-wrote and staged the play until it worked.