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31 May Free Script: The Amazing Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
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You can use this mini-play royalty free from Twisted Plays!  This play is based on the story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain.The Amazing Jumping Frog of Calaveras County: A short Play for Kids Characters: Narrator: A st..
31 May Off-Broadway Bound: Why Directors Should Consider Lesser-Known Plays
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It's show selection time! While the allure of big Broadway titles like "Seussical" or "Our Town" is undeniable, have you considered venturing off the beaten path? Choosing an unknown play can be a rewarding experience for both the director and the ca..
07 Apr Cracking the Shell: Helping Shy Actors Blossom Onstage
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Cracking the Shell: Helping Shy Actors Blossom OnstageHey there, fellow theatre directors! Joe here, with over a decade of experience directing K-12 productions. We all know the thrill of seeing a young actor light up the stage. But sometimes, we enc..
29 Mar Using AI to Enhance Your School Theatre Productions
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Using AI to Enhance Your School Theatre ProductionsSchool theatre offers a magical world for kids to explore creativity, build confidence, and collaborate. But as a director, you might constantly juggle casting challenges, script analysis, and keepin..
26 Mar Free Script: The Fox and the Grapes
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You can use this mini-play royalty free from Twisted Plays!  This play is based on the story The Fox And The Grapes by Aesop.The Fox and the Grapes: A 5-Minute Play for Kids Characters: Narrator Fox (can be played by one child or multiple childre..
26 Mar Building a Dream Team: Fostering Teamwork in Your School Play
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Building a Dream Team: Fostering Teamwork in Your School PlayA successful school play isn't just about individual talent; it's about a cast working together as a cohesive unit. Just like a sports team, your actors need to build trust, encourage each ..
06 Mar Casting Tips
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Casting Tips for New Theatre Directors: Finding the Perfect Fit for Your PlayCasting is a crucial step in bringing any theatrical production to life. As a new director, navigating this process can feel daunting, but fear not! Here at Twisted Plays, w..
16 Feb The First Rehearsal
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The First Rehearsal: Setting the Stage for SuccessThe first rehearsal can be daunting, but with the right approach, you can build excitement, enthusiasm, and trust with your cast. Here are some tips based on your insightful post:Make it Special:Creat..
15 Feb Drama Without the Trauma: Conquering Stage Fright One Giggle at a Time
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It's that time again, teachers! Time to unleash your inner casting director and discover the next Leonardo DiCaprio (or DiCapri-whoa!) hiding in your classroom. But let's face it, auditions can be more nerve-wracking than a surprise pop quiz on the D..
09 Dec The Importance of Character Development for Student Actors in a Play
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As Shakespeare once said, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." For student actors, this statement couldn't be more true. Participating in a play is not just about memorizing lines or hitting your marks; it's an opportu..
19 Oct Joe's Tips for Comedy Success
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Hello there, fellow theatre enthusiasts! It's Joe, a theatre director who has the privilege of working with middle and high school actors for many years. Comedy in the world of theatre is a fascinating art, primarily because it's one of those rare fo..
12 Oct Maximizing Rehearsal Time and Minimizing Smartphone Distractions: A Director's Perspective
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As a high school theatre director, teacher, and playwright working with young actors, I've encountered a challenge that has become increasingly prominent in today's tech-savvy world: the omnipresent smartphone. In this digital age, it's not uncommon ..
08 Oct Exploring Character: Unlocking the Depths of Theatre
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As a teacher and dedicated theatre director, I've found a remarkable tool that can empower actors of all levels to breathe life into their characters on stage. It's a set of fundamental questions that delve into the heart and soul of each character. ..
11 Mar Free Monologues
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Free Monologue Library!Twisted Plays is now offering a Royalty Free Monologue Library!We will constantly be adding new monologues so please check the library often. Free Monologue Library..
20 Feb 3 Little Pigs - Free Mini Play
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You can use this mini-play royalty free from Twisted Plays!The Three Little Pigs … a mini play The stage is set with three houses, one made of straw, one made of sticks, and one made of bricks. PETER, SAMANTHA, and MARCUS are each in their respective..
16 Dec Quick Theatre Games
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Acting games can be a fun and engaging way for children to explore their creativity, build confidence, and develop communication and social skills. Here are a few ideas for acting games that you can try with children:"Freeze!" In this game, children ..
16 Dec Acting Games ... Why?
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Theatre and theatrical games have long been part of the educational experience, providing students with multiple benefits. Whether students are actively engaged in live performance or learning about drama in the classroom, theatre has a big part to p..
25 Sep Twisted Plays Catalogs
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Did you know that we offer thousands of products that are NOT listed on our website?!?!  You can take a look at some of our print catalogs here. Orders can be placed via email to  2022 T..
15 Mar Splat!
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We use this activity to ..warm-up the body and voiceencourage focuspractice quick decision makingraise attentivenessProcedure:The group stands forming a circle with the teacher in the middle.The teacher throws an imaginary pie at one player in the ci..
14 Mar Zip, Zap, Zop
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We use this activity to ...increase focus, attentiveness and work on quick decision makingraise comfort level of a group and releases energyProcedure:Level 1Players stand in a circle. Player A claps his hands, ending in a pointing position toward the..
14 Mar The Name Game
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We use this activity to ...learn names and something about each playerunderstand how to pantomime and communicate ideasProcedure:Gather players in a circle.Have each player say their first name and pantomime a gesture for each syllable in their name...
14 Mar Lap, Clap, Snap
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We use this activity to ...practice learning everyone’s namespractice rhythm coordinationraise the comfort level of the groupProcedure:Sit on the floor in a big group circle.Have everyone go around and introduce their first name.Teach the group the v..
14 Mar Introduction Door
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We use this activity to kids introduce themselves and to raise the comfort level of the groupencourages kids to overcome any stage frightProcedure:Using either a real door or an imaginary door (which you create for the players), each player m..
27 Dec Free Script - The Deer in the Barn
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The Deer in the BarnA deer being chased by hunters takes refuge in a barn.  It escapes the hunters, but when the master discovers the deer, the stable boys kill it. (Aesop)Get the play in your account - click here..
07 Dec Free Classroom Performance Licenses
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We offer free classroom performances licenses on many of our plays!  If you are a classroom teacher using one of our plays for educational purposes and would like to perform the show for parents/friends for free we can grant you a free license.Shows ..
21 Nov Mime It Up
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We use this activity to ...prepare students to use mime or pantomime on stageProcedure:Students participate in "Silent Scenes" in Drama Kids sessions. Mime is a theatrical technique used in these situations. Drama Kids are pushed to construct a chara..
16 Nov Free Script - The Frog and the Ox
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The Frog and the OxWhen some young frogs are frightened by an ox, their father tries to prove that he can be as big as the ox. (Aesop)Get the play in your account - click here..
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