An audience interactive play introducing audience members to holiday stories from Germany, Israel, Africa, Mexico, China and Russia
2011 Main-stage professional production Omaha Theater Company, 2007 Touring production CATS Theater in Arlington Texas, 2005 & 2006 Main-Stage professional production Omaha Theater Company, 2002-2004 Black Box Main Stage professional production Omaha Theater Company
Cast Size: for a minimum of 2 actors (1m/1f), a 4 person version is available, could be adapted for a large youth production
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..
2010 Omaha Theater Company Main-stage Production; 2010-2011 National Tour
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.
2000 Omaha Theater Company (Professional production on Mainstage)
Robin Hood uses many disguises to continually trick the Sherrif of Nottingham, his daughter Luciana, and Prince John. Robin Hood eventually needs HER merry band of outlaws and her childhood friend, the brave Maid Marian, to save her from the gallows.
2009 Omaha Theater Company Youth Production; 2003 Omaha Theater Company (Youth production) 2002 Papillion La Vista Arts Network Youth production
Pride Players (recently honored by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards for best production for young audiences) was selected to be a special event performance at the national American Alliance for Theater and Education Conference this August in Lexington, KY. Eight alums (Nik, Colleen, Brandi Lynne, Dan, Amanda, Maggie, Annah, and Steph) are joining Amanda and I to present at the end of the Dramatic Change pre-conference to kick off the conference.
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
1999-present Omaha Theater Company (Teen productions)
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;
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)
Jane is a 14 year old who is dragged along on a family road trip following the route of the Corps of Discovery led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. History comes to life for her though when the family reaches Ft. Mandan, South Dakota, where Sacagawea, a 16 year old Shoshoni Native American, joined the 1804 expedition.
2003 Omaha Theater Company professional Black Box production and local tour; 2002 Omaha Theater Company Black Box professional production
A beautiful, but pampered princess publicly humiliates all of her suitors, including a kind young prince. Then the princess is given a gift of a minstrel from an anonymous prince, she dismisses the minstrel and sends him to sing to the pigs. However, the minstrel eventually tricks the princess into kissing him. When her father catches them, the princess is forced to marry this poor minstrel. When she must work in the kitchen for the kind young prince whom she rejected earlier, her humiliation is complete. The humbled princess, though, still has one more surprise in store for her.
2007 Summer Camp Youth Production, Papillion NE
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).
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)
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!
2010 American Alliance for Theater Education (AATE) Unpublished Play Reading Winner
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
In response to the growing epidemic of bullying and the all-too-often tragic results, Dramatic Publishing commissioned 24 playwrights for young audiences to write a short play for this anthology . The anthology includes 24 10-minute plays that can be performed in any combination or length and in a variety of venues. I was honored to be invited to contribute to this project. My play MINDLESS DROOLING TEENAGE ZOMBIE BULLIES was inspired by a Pride Player improv and all royalties from that play will go to the Tracy Iwersen Pride Player College Scholarship fund. It was featured at the TYA/USA One Theater World Conference is Seattle last May and at the AATE Conference this summer in Chicago.
The high school cast for the PIOS residency in Park City
My adaptation of James Howe’s amazing book The Misfits continues to garner awards and notice. The story focuses on four seventh graders (who are misfits) stand up to bullying in their school by running for student government on a No Name Calling platform. It was named one of the top 10 productions in Omaha for 2011 by the Omaha World Herald. AND it was one of two plays selected by AATE’s Playwrights in Our Schools program. I went to Park City Utah (where the paper called me a renowned playwright) in March to do a play development residency with the high school and their great director D’acry Benicosa (I expanded the cast).
A new musical comedy about the tall tale Texas cowboy Pecos Bill told through the eyes of Slue Foot Sue and her Hot Foot Granny. Production uses traditional cowboy songs in public domain (such as Yellow Rose of Texas, Get Along Little Doggies, etc).
Production History 2004 St. Stephen the Martyr All School Musical (youth production) 2002 Omaha Theater Company (Youth production) 2000 Papillion La Vista Arts Network (Youth production)
Cast Size: 12-50 actors (a professional actor smaller cast version for 10 actors:5m/5f is also available)