Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors: East End Tales; The Odyssey; The Playground; Stuff I Buried in a Small Town; Sweetpeter; Wan2tlk? by Fin Kennedy, Kevin Fegan, Mike Bartlett, John Retallack | | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors: East End Tales; The Odyssey; The Playground; Stuff I Buried in a Small Town; Sweetpeter; Wan2tlk?

Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors: East End Tales; The Odyssey; The Playground; Stuff I Buried in a Small Town; Sweetpeter; Wan2tlk?

by Fin Kennedy, Kevin Fegan, Mike Bartlett, John Retallack
     
 

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Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors is an anthology of work written for actors aged 11-25. Ideal for youth theatre groups, schools and amateur dramatic companies, it contains a diverse selection of plays suited to large casts and ensemble performance.
Varying in style and subject matter, the plays offer performers, directors and designers a range of

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Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors is an anthology of work written for actors aged 11-25. Ideal for youth theatre groups, schools and amateur dramatic companies, it contains a diverse selection of plays suited to large casts and ensemble performance.
Varying in style and subject matter, the plays offer performers, directors and designers a range of exciting challenges: from recreating the mythological world of The Odyssey to a dramatisation of two hundred years of slavery that will take the audience on a journey from eighteenth century Africa to 1990s London in Sweetpeter.
Contemporary urban living is confronted in plays ranging from the starkly realistic to the playful, lyrical and surrealistic. From the innocent and imaginative world of a school playground to issues of racism, peer pressure, crime and communication in a mobile phone obsessed culture, this is a wide-ranging anthology that will enrich the repertoire of youth theatre groups and the curriculum in schools.
The volume is introduced by Paul Roseby, artistic director of the National Youth Theatre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408149935
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/25/2014
Series:
Play Anthologies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Fin Kennedy's plays include How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found, (Sheffield Crucible Studio, 2007). Mike Bartlett's debut, My Child, (Royal Court, 2007), saw him hailed by the Stage as "one of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent times". John Retallack is the artistic director for Company of Angels. Hattie Naylor, Kay Adshead and Kevin Fegan will have their work published for the first time in this anthology.
Fin Kennedy, an award-winning UK playwright, is a graduate of the MA Writing for Performance programme at Goldsmiths College, London. He writes for adults and teenagers and his plays are regularly produced in the UK and around the world. He is also an acclaimed teacher of playwriting and community arts project manager, with a particular focus on young people's projects in London's East End. His second play How To Disappear Completely & Never Be Found won the 38th Arts Council John Whiting Playwrighting Award. It was subsequently commissioned by Sam West for Sheffield Crucible and produced to critical acclaim in 2007. It has since been produced in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, Melbourne, Auckland, and Portland, Oregon.
Kevin Fegan was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. He works full-time as a playwright and poet. He has written to commission over forty plays for a wide variety of theatres, several plays for BBC Radio 4 (including a 'Classic Serial' and a 'Woman's Hour' serial), a few short films and has worked as a storyline writer for Coronation Street. Kevin has published eight collections of poetry and edited several anthologies. He is a regular performer of his own poetry, and contributed to Methuen Drama's Six Ensemble Plays for Young People with Wan2Talk for the Everyman Theatre Liverpool, 2001.
www.kevinfegan.co.uk
Mike Barlett's debut, My Child (Royal Court, May 2007) saw him hailed by The Stage as 'one of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent times'. He is a winner of the Old Vic New Voices Award for Artefacts (Bush Theatre). In 2009, his play Cock won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, while Contractions was nominated for the TMA Best New Play award. Bartlett was Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Royal Court in 2007, and is currently Associate Playwright at Paines Plough. He has also written seven plays for the radio, including Not Talking for which he won the Writer's Guild Tinniswood and Imison prizes.

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