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Scenes That Happen
Dramatized snapshots of real teenage lives

By Mary Krell-Oishi


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Scenes That Happen
Dramatized snapshots about the real life of high schoolers

Here is a hit for any classroom!  Written for you and your students, this helpful text contains thirty-four real-life scenes for boys, girls and mixed casts.  Each with two to four actors; ideal for classroom or stage performances.  They are also excellent for use as contest scripts because student actors portray themselves in the unbearable and impossible situations of teenage existence.  The thoughtful and touching themes include dating, popularity, growing up, graduation, suspension from school, and moving-experiences to laugh about and cry about.  The scene lengths vary from four to seven minutes each.  All scenes are royalty-free with book purchase.  Some of the sample scenes include Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Beaching It, Girl Talk, Moving Out, The Jerk, Midnight Run, and Taking a Joke.

(176 pages, 5½ x 8½, paperback)

More Scenes That Happen
Real-life snapshots of teenage lives

The drama of the teen years is played out in these thirty-four scenes and monologs for young actors.  Written as teens speak and encompassing the myriad of emotions typical of the “growing up” years, the scenes in this drama book cover real-life situations from teen experiences.  The script lengths vary from two to twelve minutes.  Themes include bulimia, gossip, jealousy, self-esteem, friendship, fitting in, tests, and relationships — experiences to laugh and cry about.  Scenes are included for boys, girls, and mixed casts.  Royalty-free performance with book purchase.

(208 pages, 5½ x 8½, paperback)

Scenes Keep Happening
More real-life snapshots of teen lives

48 true-to-life scenes for guys, girls, and mixed casts of two to four actors.  Written as teens speak with the drama and emotions of adolescence.  Themes include bullying, dating, driving, clothes, sports, sibling rivalry, self-esteem, vanity, jobs, sex, responsibility, drugs, and many more.  Some scenes are humorous, others serious.  Suitable for classroom or stage performance.  Excellent contest scripts.  Includes five- and ten-minute scenes for girls, guys, and mixed casts.

Selected for VOYA’s Nonfiction Honor List.

(224 pages, 5½ x 8½, paperback)


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$31.00 for any three

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Scenes That Happen 978-0-916260-79-8$15.95