Chicago-born playwright Craig Sodaro wrote his first play in grade school, and he admits it would have closed after the first night if it got that far. But persistence paid off: by high school he was penning experimental dramas with titles likeThe Dismembered Pencil. At Marquette University he studied playwriting and had several shows produced by the university theater company, shows that didn't close after the first night. With a degree in journalism and English, Sodaro began a thirty-three year teaching career that included a lot of writing for and directing student and amateur adult productions. While working summers as an interpreter at a national historic park, he formed the Frontier Outlaw Troupe to present weekly melodramas at the park. The first of the popular comedies wasForlorn at the Fort, and that became Sodaro's first published play when it appeared inPlays Magazine. Shortly after that, Sodaro sold his first full-length play,Tea and Arsenic, and since has written over 150 plays published by various publishers throughout the country. His works have been translated into several languages and have been produced in every state and many countries around the world. Now living in Phoenix with his wife Sue, Sodaro writes full time.
Make It Mystery: An Anthology of Short Mystery Playsby Craig Sodaro
Better by the dozen! This book of 12 royalty-free mystery plays have running times between 20 and 30 minutes and are perfect for classroom exercises, an evening of one acts, student directed shows, fundraisers and more. Cast sizes range from 4 to 11, and all are either balanced or favoring female roles. No cuttings here! These are all full plays including a synopsis, a cast of characters and complete production notes on setting, props, costumes and sound effects. They are especially workable for middle schools and high schools, but there are scripts here for all ages. You'll love the variety! 'The Mother Goose Mystery' features a cast of suspicious nursery-rhyme-quoting characters.In 'Queen of Hearts' a young Shakespeare helps solve a crime. 'The Clue in the Library' is perfect for a library fundraiser and 'Mommy's a Zombie!' is a wonderful farce. Best of all, they're all royalty-free!.
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