Tall Tale Heroes of Americana Show

A turn of the century medicine show troupe of players performs three patriotic tall tale hero stories: Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Sally Fink.

Production History
2002 Omaha Theater Company (Mainstage professional production)

Cast Size: for a minimum of 5 actors (2f/3m)

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Stronger Than Strong: American Tall Tale Heroines

Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett from Omaha Theater Company Afterschool Drama final performance

An 1880’s medicine show sells its strength elixir by entertaining the crowd with tales of strong women who drank the elixir including Slue Foot Sue (the cowgirl); Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett (the Tennessee frontier gal) and Annie Christmas (New Orleans Keelboater).

Production History
2006 Papillion Arts Camp (youth production), 2011 Omaha Theater Company (youth production)

Cast Size: 12-40+ actors (a professional cast of 6-8 actors draft is being developed)

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This play was recently published by Dramatic Publishing. Go to Dramatic Publishing for a perusal copy and for royalty information.

Pride Players, The Best of

A collection of skits, parodies, scenes and monologues exploring created by teens exploring the challenges and successes of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or straight allied teens

Production History
1999-present Omaha Theater Company (Teen productions)

Awards/Reviews
2006 National Education Association’s Human and Civil Rights Award Winner; 2011 Heartland Pride Parade Grand Marshalls; 2011 Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards winner for best performance for young audiences; 2012 American Alliance for Theater and Education Featured Conference Performance;

Cast Size: 10-30 actors (6f/4m)

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Go to the contact page to receive a perusal script or to inquire about royalties (no royalties are charged if young actors are performing these skits for free.  Otherwise royalties go towards the Tracy Iwersen Pride Player college scholarship fund)

Miss Bindergarten Welcomes You To Kindergarten

Adaptation of 3 popular picture books by Joseph Slate about a Border Collie Kindergarten Teacher and her 26 animal students

Production History
2009 Omaha Theater Company national tour; 2007 Omaha Theater Company Mainstage Production

Cast Size: for a minimum of 6 actors (3m/3f)

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Julie of the Wolves

World premiere stage adaptation of the Newberry Award winning book about a 13 year old Inupiat Eskimo girl who gets lost on the Alaskan tundra and must befriend a wolf pack for survival. Production is a heavily movement based show.

Production History
2000 Omaha Theater Company (Professional production on Mainstage)

Cast Size: 6 actors (3m/3f)

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If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

Laura gives her new Cat a cupcake. The Cat is so excited and happy, but he then asks for sprinkles. Laura gives him sprinkles, but the Cat makes a huge mess. Cleaning up the mess will get him wet, so Laura gives him a bathing suit….which leads to crazy adventures to the beach, the gym, a mountain, a lake, and a museum..

Production History
2010 Omaha Theater Company Main-stage Production; 2010-2011 National Tour

Cast Size: 3-8 actors (1m/1f/1e)

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Click here to view the one minute promotion video from the Omaha Theater Company National Tour.

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Super Adventures of Nutrition Man and Dr. Exercise, The

The Super Adventures of Nutrition Man & Dr. Exercise begins with the invited audience getting to see Nutrition Man’s top secret hideaway.  Unfortunately, the Super Sickly Slug has also infiltrated the secret lair.  When the villain eventually removes the memory of  Nutrition Man and his partner Dr. Exercise, the audience has to help the superheroes remember the importance of healthy choices before its too late!

Awards

2010 American Alliance for Theater Education (AATE) Unpublished Play Reading Winner

Production History
2008-current Professional Touring Production Omaha Theater Company (touring into the schools for 60 performances a year), 2010 Imagination Stage professional production

Cast Size:  for a minimum of 3 actors (2m/1f or 2f/1m) with doubling  can be easily expanded to 10

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King Chemo

An original story of two kids battling leukemia who use imagination to help them deal with the fear and pain of chemotherapy.

Selected Production History
2010 Students Providing Innovative Theater, Iowa City, 2003 Omaha Theater Company (Teen Production) 1997 Macon College, Georgia (College production); 1996 University of Texas at Austin (University touring production)

Awards: 1997 Southwest Theatre Association’s New Children’s Theater Script, Nebraska Arts Council 2002 Individual Artist Award

Cast Size: for a minimum of 4 actors (2m/2f) can be expanded to 6-8

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Where the Red Fern Grows

Billy Colman, a young boy growing up in the Ozark Mountains during the Depression, is infected with the wonderful disease of puppy love at age 10.  His family can’t afford hunting dogs, so he saves dimes and pennies for 2 years to buy his dogs.  Billy teaches Ol’ Dan and Lil’ Ann everything they need to know about raccoon hunting.  These beloved hunting hounds end up teaching Billy about friendship, faith, and life itself.

Awards Winner of the 2002  American Alliance for Theater & Education Unpublished Play Reading Project

Selected Production History: mainstage production Omaha Theater Company in January 2000 as a mainstage production, national tour Omaha Theater Company 2001-2002, Lexington Children’s Theater 2004, Apple Tree Theater in Chicago 2006, A.D. Players in Houston 2007, Town Hall Theater in Dayton 2008, Barter Theater (regional tour) Virginia 2008

Cast Size a minimum of 2f/4m with several puppets, can be easily expanded to a cast of 10

Where the Red Fern Grows script sample

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Bully Show, The

An interactive play about the problems of bullies in the schools. Audience watches the problem filled pilot of a new game show Who Wants to be a Bully?   Published by Dramatic Publishing

Awards:  2002 Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices selection

Selected Production History
2009 Lexington Children’s Theater; 2005 South Carolina Children’s Theater (school tour) 2003- present, Omaha Theater Company (school tour), 2012 Rochester Children’s Theater,

Cast Size 2m/1f, has been done with 2f/1m, can be performed with with 5-10 performers

Sample Scene from The Bully Show

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Brave Little Tailor, The

Adaptation of the classic Grimms Fairy Tale of a meek little tailor who kills 7 flies in one blow. A small misunderstanding leads the tailor into the challenge of fighting giants, dragons and an evil king to win the hand of a princess.

 

Production History
2008-9 Walnut Street Theater (professional touring production for 4 actors), 2008 Town Hall Theater (Dayton, OH) large youth and community show and professional touring show), 2005 Omaha Theater Company (professional production in black box), 2009  Omaha Theater Company (large youth cast summer camp production), 2008 Papillion La Vista Arts Network Nebraska (large youth cast summer production)

Cast Size:  for a minimum of 4 actors (2m/2f)   can be easily expanded to 16+

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This play was just published by Dramatic Publishing. Go to their site for a full perusal copy and to inquire about royalties