Acting Scenes for Kids and Tweens: 60 Original Comedy and Drama Scenes for Young Actors

Acting Scenes for Kids and Tweens: 60 Original Comedy and Drama Scenes for Young Actors


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This new book from the author of Scenes for Teens is a collection of 60 original comedy and drama scripts for younger actors. The dialogues feature clean language and family-friendly, real-life scenarios. They are ideal for teaching, rehearsing, and auditioning for stage and screen. All scenes are gender-neutral, allowing every role in every scene to be performed by both male and female acting students.

The scripts are varied, with shorter and longer selections, comical and more serious topics, and conversational dialogue intended to develop rapid-fire comedic timing, listening and reacting skills, and vocal variety. Overall, the emphasis is on straightforward, realistic interaction to build and solidify the one-on-one relationship between acting scene partners. Many scenes are educational, as well, modeling and reinforcing positive attitudes and behaviors for our youth.

With a heartfelt foreword by Disney’s Anita Barone, and a clear, concise introduction to acting by the author, Acting Scenes for Kids and Tweens is a simple – but effective – training tool for teachers, parents, libraries, schools, and drama clubs, and acting coaches.

This book offers a no-nonsense, practical approach for training young actors, and can be applied immediately in the home and classroom. Positive imagery, social relevance, and civic-mindedness are written into many scenes as subtext.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998151304
Publisher: Michael Kimmel
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 452,080
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mike Kimmel is a film, television, stage, and commercial actor and acting coach. He is a twenty-plus year member of SAG-AFTRA with extensive experience in both the New York and Los Angeles markets. He has worked with directors Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Townsend, Craig Shapiro, and Christopher Cain among many others. TV credits include Game of Silence, Zoo, Treme, In Plain Sight, Cold Case, Breakout Kings, Memphis Beat, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was a regular sketch comedy player on The Tonight Show, performing live on stage and in pre-taped segments with Jay Leno for eleven years.

Mike has appeared in dozens of theatrical plays on both coasts, including Radio City Music Hall, Equity Library Theater, Stella Adler Theater, and Theater at the Improv. He trained with Michael Shurtleff, William Hickey, Ralph Marrero, Gloria Maddox, Harold Sylvester, Wendy Davis, Amy Hunter, Bob Collier, and Stuart Robinson. He has a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.A. from California State University.

As an educator, he has taught at Upper Iowa University, University of New Orleans, University of Phoenix, and in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Burbank, California public school districts. He is a two-time past president of New Orleans Toastmasters, the public speaking organization, and often serves as a speech contest judge. Mike has written and collaborated on numerous scripts for stage and screen. His full-length historical drama on Presidents Lincoln and Garfield was a 2013 semi-finalist in the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. He is the 2014 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from Upper Iowa University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Anita Barone



A Note for Teachers

Comedy Scenes

My Summer Vacation

A Synonym for Penmanship

I’m Afraid of Pizza

Get Off The Phone

My Trip to New Zealand

Walking My Dog

Turn Off The Moon

How Are You?

I Like Everything!

The Cheeseburger Museum

We Need More Exercise!

The Oddly Obscure Ocelot

Memorize the Presidents

Who Was That?

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Drama Scenes

The Bus

My Teacher Said a Bad Word!

Can I Copy Your Homework?

What Do You Like To Read?

I Have to Help My Mom … With Her Homework!

Summer Plans with Grandma and Grandpa

Pretty Little Pageant Princess

How Grown-Ups Don’t Think

Smart Braces

My Overprotective Father

The New Babysitter

All My Old Toys

Longer Scenes for Advanced Students

Big Sisters are Very Special People

The Best Birthday Party Ever

Canadian Mother’s Day

Thanksgiving Every Month

You’re Special

It Was All Mush

Bananas for Bananas!

Chocolate Covered Chocolate with Chocolate Chips

I’m Bored …

Clean Your Room

A Very Nice Invitation

Coloring Books, Milk, and Cookies

The History of Cupcakes

I Love the Zoo! I Hate the Zoo!

Spiders Need Love Too!

The Autobiography of Somebody Really Good

What Kind of Music Do You Like?

My Dad Lost His Job

I’m Getting a New Little Brother or Sister!

Don’t Drink! Think!

No More Junk Food!

New Technology

Volunteer Work

A Long Car Ride

Do You Know What Winston Churchill Said?

The Man in Black

North to Alaska

Shorter Scenes for Younger Actors


Peanut Butter and Jelly

New in School

Flips Flops or Sneakers?

The Principal’s Office

Saving Money


A Bold and Humble Request

About the Author

Recommended Reading for Kids and Parents

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