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Introducing 'Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters'!

Plays for New Audiences is excited to welcome Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters to our catalogue! In celebration, we sat down with Bweela Steptoe, daughter and inspiration for John Steptoe's original story to find out more about his legacy.  Bweela Steptoe is a literacy advocate and workshop presenter. Her mission is to educate and share the legacy of her father, John Lewis Steptoe, the award-winning children’s books author and illustrator, with the world. Bweela has created a non-for profit organization, The John Lewis Steptoe Cultural Center, in John Steptoe’s honor to share his art and culture with the neighborhood children, soon to be...

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Theatre Games for Your Next Rehearsal

Looking for some new games to start off the year in your new classroom? Look no further! PYA is here to help with games for new students to warm up to your class and get excited for a new year of theatre arts Nervous Auditioners? The Audition Game One “auditionee” is given a line to perform for the rest of the class, who serves as “the casting team.” Sadly, they do not have the character quite right, but someone on the casting team is happy to explain why, by saying something like, “the character is actually sad in this scene”...

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Spooky Plays for Halloween!

Take a look at some of the scarier options PNA has to offer for the haunting month of October. Click on each title for complete details about each script. Bunnicula  children’s book series written by Deborah Howe and James Howe A dancing cat, a howling dog, and a vampire bunny. The perfect pet combination for any family. It’s a dark and stormy night and Chester (the family cat) and Harold (the family dog) sit waiting for their owners to return home from the movies. Chester and Harold are more than just pets, they’re good friends too. When the Monroes finally get...

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Script Spotlight: High School Actors

Choosing a show for high school performers can be difficult. Finding something that checks all the boxes (appropriate cast size, a variety of characters, a title that excites students, and something that isn’t too juvenile) sometimes feels like an impossible task. Luckily, PNA is here to help with our catalog! Check out these titles to find the perfect show for your high school. The Book of Everything Matthew Whittet as Thomas in Belvoir St. Theatre’s 2010 premiere production of The Book of Everything | Photo by Heidrun Lohr By Richard TullochBased on the book by Guus Kuijer Cast: 5 female,...

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