The Best Scenes for Kids Ages 7-15 by Lawrence Harbison


The Best Scenes for Kids Ages 7-15 by Lawrence Harbison

The Best Scenes for Kids Ages 7-15 contains 50 challenging scenes for kids by some of our finest playwrights. All have subject matter appropriate for production in schools, much of it serious and challenging, which will interest child performers without offending administrators, teachers or parents. Some are comic (laughs), some are dramatic (no laughs), some are seriocomic (some laughs). There are scenes here by veteran playwrights such as Don Nigro, Jenny Lyn Bader, Eric Coble, Constance Congdon, Arleen Hutton, Jack Neary, Kermit Frazier and Carlos Murillo, and by exciting up-and-comers such as Cassandra Lewis, Reina Hardy, Deanna Alisa Ableser, Martha Patterson, Mark Lambeck and Merridith Allen. Some are from plays, but many are original pieces written for this book. The age of each character is given, but don't let that deter you if you like the scene, as many could be done by kids not that age.

About the Author

LAWRENCE HARBISON (Brooklyn, New York ) was in charge of new play acquisition for Samuel French, Inc. for over 30 years. He edits annual anthologies of best plays by new playwrights and women playwrights, best ten-minute plays, and monologues for men and for women. His column, On the Aisle with Larry, is a regular feature at Harbison was a member of the Drama Desk Nominating Committee for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons and is a member of the Outer Critics Circle as well as the Drama Desk. He works with individual playwrights to help them develop their plays (see his website: He is the editor of Best Contemporary Monologues for Women and Best Contemporary Monologues for Men, both from Applause.

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304 pages


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Publication date

18th December 2015



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