With so many new and worthy plays published yearly, there are gems that have gotten lost in the crowd and should be looked at by directors/teachers who work in theatre education. This blog seeks to highlight the growing canon of plays written for teens and young adults that are published and production-tested. Most of them have earned honors and have gone through professional development. They feature fairly large casts, with young people playing close to their age (let them play Will Loman when they are fifty).
An added bonus of producing these plays - most of us Skype - for free. We are happy to "meet" the casts and answer questions. If we're local, we try to see our plays.
Recommended Plays with Cast Requirements, Synopsis and How to Find Them:
Kara in Black by Max Bush
ARK 5 by Sandra Fenichel Asher
Salvation Road by D.W. Gregory
Meet Me at the Gates, Marcus James by Donna Hoke
Enter Bogart: The Most Spectacularly Misfit Adventure in the History of High School Crime by Jacqueline Goldfinger and Jennifer MacMillan