Item description for Acting Natural: Monologs, Dialogs, and Playlets for Teens by Peg Kehret...
Overview A collection of 60 short dramatic pieces for teenagers about such issues as friendship, family, teen pregnancy, homosexuality, and drugs
Publishers Description Short-length scripts expressing the honest feelings of teenagers--their joys and their problems. Subjects include the environment, diets, baby-sitting, 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. Sample titles include: Let's Hear it for the One-Parent Family, My Mother is Sixteen Years Old, Slug Sime and Other Endearments, Nintendo Humiliation, New Ways to Say No. Five Minutes to Change the World, Just a Job. One Every Twenty-Two Minutes, Dear Jan Slander, The Last Day of School: Two Viewpoints.
Citations And Professional Reviews Acting Natural: Monologs, Dialogs, and Playlets for Teens by Peg Kehret has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 05/15/1992 page 1672
School Library Journal - 08/01/1992 page 1823
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Studio: Meriwether Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.57" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher Meriwether Publishing
ISBN 0916260844 ISBN13 9780916260842
Availability 0 units.
More About Peg Kehret
Peg Kehret was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Minnesota, spent fourteen years in California, and now lives with her husband in Washington State. They have two grown children, four grandchildren, one dog, and one cat.
Peg's novels for children are regularly recommended by the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and the Children's Book Council. She has won many state -young reader- or -children's choice- awards. Peg's characters are ordinary kids who find themselves in exciting situations and who use their wits to solve their problems. There is usually humor as well as suspense in her books. A long-time volunteer at The Humane Society, she often uses animals in her stories.
Before she began writing books for children, Peg published plays, short stories, articles, and two books for adults. She is a frequent speaker at conferences for librarians and teachers.
At the age of twelve, Peg had polio and was paralyzed from the neck down. Because she can remember that experience and her year of recovery so vividly, she finds it easy to write in the viewpoint of a twelve or thirteen year old. Most of her main characters are that age. Her autobiography, Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, won the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and the PEN Center USA West Award for Children's Literature.
When she is not writing, Peg likes to watch baseball, bake cookies, and pump her old player piano.
Peg Kehret currently resides in Redmond, in the state of Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about Acting Natural: Monologs, Dialogs, and Playlets for Teens?
acting natural Sep 15, 2001
awsome book! Great for acting in plays, or speech team. I haven't bought it, but i'v read it. hoping to buy it now on this site. A+++++ book. some are funny scripts, others more not as funny, some are both!
Something for Everyone Jun 2, 2000
Excellent source! As a drama director for a Girl Scout theater group, it's often difficult to locate material that appeals to pre-teen to teen aspiring actors. This book is full of great scripts that kids really relate to and enjoy presenting. I recommend that all teachers, drama instructors and youth leaders put this book at the top of the pile.
An excellent arrangement for teens to pick from. May 3, 1999
I am a Theater Arts teacher and I have trouble finding material that my students can relate to, but when I stumbled upon this book, I was amazed at how well my kids could perform with this material. It just clicked with them!