NCompass Live: October 22, 2014
Teen Theater Groups
Creating Communities of Empowered Teens
Who We Are
Teen Services Librarian
Niles Public Library District
Midlothian Public Library
Plainfield Public Library
Resources We Recommend
Sources for Scripts
Aaron Shepard’s Reader’s Theater, www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE.html
This site includes FREE reader’s theater scripts that are adaptations of children’s stories and world folk
tales. All are under 10 minutes long.
Dramatic Publishing, www.dramaticpublishing.com
The “multiple criteria search” aspect of this website enables you to search by cast size (including number
of each gender), performance group, theme, genre, audience, and type of script. This publisher offers full-length,
one-act, and ten-minute plays, monologues, audience-participation plays and more.
Plays Magazine, www.playsmagazine.com
The cost of subscription to this magazine includes the right to produce any of the plays it publishes, as well
as access to an online database of downloadable scripts from previously published issues. Database is
indexed by age group and category of play.
Sources for Improv Theater Games
Drama Resource, http://dramaresource.com/games
Gwinn, Peter. Group Improvisation: The Manual of Ensemble Improv Games. 2nd ed. Colorado Springs:
Improv Encyclopedia, http://improvencyclopedia.org/games/index.html
Help for Writers
Blackwell, Tammy. Teen Writing Groups: Twenty Prompts to Get You Started. Smashwords, 2013.
NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program workbooks, http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/workbooks
Sample Materials from Our Programs
Av ailable under “Links” on the NCompass Live Page for this Presentation
Club membership forms
Audition and performance flyers
Student director interview questions