5-Minute Plays for Teens

edited by Lawrence Harbison

5-Minute Plays for Teens is the latest collection from veteran editor Lawrence Harbison, a man who... We know—we’re already losing your attention. And that’s okay! In keeping with the spirit of Harbison’s latest book, we’ll give it to you in five.

  1. On any given day, the average teen spends nine hours engaging with digital media. A fair chunk of that time is spent watching viral videos, which run, on average, about five minutes.
  2. Needless to say, an average play runs far longer (and costs much more). Accordingly, teens don’t have the time (or money) for theater.
  3. Adolescence is an emotional roller coaster rife with laughs and melodrama, airy fantasy and bitter reality. Whatever a teen’s mood, bite-sized morsels of digital content keep them covered.
  4. At long last, the world of theater has caught up with the digital realm. Five-minute plays and festivals abound—you can now plow through a full-fledged performance before a kid loses interest.
  5. Seems your teens suddenly do have time for theatre.

    Whether you’re an acting teacher struggling to maintain your students’ interest, a performing arts counselor looking for an engaging exercise, or a group of theater kids hoping to screw around between takes, 5-Minute Plays for Teens shoehorns all the theater you need into the limited attention span you’re granted. Why not give it a whirl?


    Publisher: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books

    Series: Applause Acting Series

    Format: Softcover

    Page Count: 272

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.75 inches

    ISBN:  9781495069253

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