Get Everyone Involved
Do you find working on monologues and partner scenes often leaves the rest of the class restless?
Group Scenes for Young Actors helps you showcase more students from your drama class while reinforcing the crucial skill of acting as an ensemble. You will give your actors more opportunities to perform, and your students will fully understand how each character is integral in moving a scene forward.
We all know receiving notes from a director is an important part of being an actor. With group scenes, you’ll be able to share your acting notes to your students in fewer scenes…allowing a more efficient rehearsal process during your time-constrained sessions.
With this eBook you’ll receive:
- A 77-page eBook with 32 refreshing scenes for young actors
- A broad variety of three to six-person scenes
- Themes and subject matter specifically tailored to performers age 7-14
- Emotional arcs and strong endings to challenge actors and keep audiences engaged
- Contemporary language that doesn’t talk-down to kids
- Gender-neutral characters to provide ultimate flexibility
- Material that is ideal as short performance pieces and for use in the classroom
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“These are brilliant, relatable, funny, smart, witty, and powerful scenes. Kids will really connect with almost every theme presented and I think some of the messages and images will stick with them for awhile. I love how each scene gives the actor an opportunity to work on physicality. I wish I had scenes like this growing up…so many themes felt outdated as a kid but with these, kids will be able to draw from their own experiences to enhance the process. WAY TO GO!”
– Joanna F.
“I wish I had this at the start of the year! These are much more age appropriate for the level I teach! I love the ones Theatrefolk offer but the topics are usually too “old’ for my students and too long and wordy. These seem like the perfect length. I already know how I’m incorporating some of these into lessons.”
– Jaime J.
Laura P. –
I wish I had these sooner! These scenes are much more age-appropriate than anything else I’ve found online. My students are loving them. I like that they all contain some physical aspect, so the kids aren’t just standing there talking (there are a couple scenes that are almost completely pantomime). There’s enough variety that I’ve even been able to reel in my “too cool” students. Great find.
Nathan Etessami –
This was missing from the market…a gift every young person should flip through. What a gift to young actors and all of us who’ll get to watch them after they’ve practiced using Jessica’s brilliant toolkit. Smart, practical, and fun.
Fantastic resource for young actors! Engaging scenes that don’t talk down to young performers. So glad this exists and I found it!
Kim M. –
Fosters flexibility, creativity, and emotional development in young performers. These scenes are super creative, thought-provoking, and age-appropriate. They help kids take different perspectives and step outside of themselves, and they foster flexibility, creativity, and emotional development in the context of acting. Furthermore, the kids have fun doing them! The dialogue feels contemporary and realistic, capturing the way kids actually speak. It’s a truly wonderful, refreshing resource for young performers. Highly recommend!!
What a great addition for young actors!! For teachers, this is an awesome toolkit to incorporate into the classroom. The scenes are fun and engaging and leave room for imagination. My favorite scene so far is “The Fight,” but all of them are excellent. Great work by beatbybeat and Jessica penzias, who is a brilliant writer!!
Aaron G. –
Five stars – perfect. As a former child actor and current drama teacher, this is a great collection that includes a wide variety of both comedic and dramatic scenes! It is perfect for elementary and middle school students. Highly recommend!
Playful experiences, teaching peaceful communication. A rare find for counselors and teachers! Each story stands alone as a guided journey, promoting empathy and the ability to try on numerous perspectives – an antidote to black and white thinking! As a specialist in high conflict families, I am delighted to share these experiences with clients, giving the children a much needed education in peaceful communication. Through this collection, author Jessica Penzias celebrates a child’s capacity for both imagination and deep sensitivity.
Great mix of relatable, funny and enjoyable scenes for young actors. I really enjoyed this group of scenes! The scenes provide opportunities to develop different acting skills. The scenes are short, relatable and fun. They are also mostly gender neutral, and provide opportunities to have kids and teens of different genders in each scene. My favourites were Nighttime and the Pitch. I wish I had had scenes like these during my 9th grade acting classes!