Significant Shortcomings, Intermediate, Young Adult, Laurie Allen, Teenagers, High School, Theatre, Acting: Scenes, Comedic Scenes
Though titled 'plays,' the 33 works in this collection would more accurately be called 'scenes.' Each piece is a self-contained short scene with two to seven characters and ranges from four to twelve pages. The scenes, written specifically for teens, are based on typical high school situations including things such as homework, classes, dating, driving, and friends. These ordinary situations are then usually heightened and exaggerated, often verging on and crossing over to the ridiculous.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"33 Short Comedy Plays for Teens,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38:
12, Article 30.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss12/30