New Book: Theatrical Duets for Stage, Competition, & Classroom

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my first collection of short plays – this one all duets.

Theatrical Duets – on Amazon

Theatrical Duets in Malaysia – on Bookurve

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This has been a fun collection to compile. Sixteen theatrical duets excellent for a variety of settings. Perfect for:

  • High School forensics competitions – including scripts which won awards in the duet category at the 2015 SEA Forensics Competition.
  • Theatrical showcases in any theatre setting.
  • The drama classroom. I’m always looking for solid duet scenes and scripts for my actors and these serve the purpose very well.

The scripts range from poignant drama, side-splitting comedy, and relevant social commentary.

Examples of some of my favorites:

“Wonder Bread & Other Miracles” – set in Manhattan’s Central Park in 1932, young Eulalie Spencer from Harlem runs into Becky as she’s practicing her acting one Saturday afternoon. Becky is running home with a loaf of Wonder Bread. The two girls from different sides of Manhattan learn that friendship can grow in the middle of ethnic misunderstandings.

“Words to Say at the End of the World” – the Award-Winning Script from Penang’s 2015 Short & Sweet Festival, this poignant script puts a mother and a daughter face to face with an atomic bomb as the daughter prepares for her first day of college.

“A Minute Problem at the World’s Last Clock Shop” – puns about time and clocks rule the day, as a sneaky grandfather plays a trick on his unsuspecting daughter.

“GeneRations” – another award-winner at the 2015 SEA Forensics competition – a woman shows up to give blood at a government agency, but it turns out to be something far more sinister.

“God’s One Question” – a car accident lands a person at the pearly gates, and if she can answer one question, the Man Upstairs will let her in. But figuring out the question is not as easy as she thinks.

Plus 11 more …

Two Scripts – Two Medals at the SEA Forensics Competition

Last fall, my frantic colleague came to me to ask a favor: would I be really to write a dramatic duet for two of my young actors who also perform on the school’s forensic team. I highlighted this in my post called Speed Publishing – where within a span of 24 hours I had written, edited, and published this script called “GeneRations.” (Speed Publishing Here)

About a week later, my frantic colleague returned to me and asked if I could write ANOTHER one and have it published because a different pair of my actors also couldn’t find a suitable duet script for the Southeast Asian Forensics Competition 2015 which was held last week in Kuala Lumpur. Once again, I was delighted to help. I found a suitable topic and within a day had the script “Words to Say at the End of the World” published.

My work was finished, but since the time that I wrote the scripts, these two pairs of actors, along with their forensics coach, have been working furiously on them.

Well, we just got the results. The performance of “Words Do Say at the End of the World” won the gold medal and “GeneRations” won bronze. Don’t get me wrong, ALL the credit go to these amazing young actors whom I am very proud of. But I am delighted that they found my scripts to be the right amount of substance and creativity which enabled them to show off their talents – and they sure did.

So if you are looking for a couple duet scripts which have been used to win awards, you can check them out on the link below. You will note that they were published under the pseudonym – WR Charles – the name I use for publishing short dramas.

Please check them out and I’d be delighted to hear your feedback.

Gold Medal at 2015 SEA Forensic Competition: Script Here

Bronze Medal at 2015 SEA Forensic Competition: Script Here