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.