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Plays From The Top Of The Stairs volume 1 (Printed copy)

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Title: Plays From The Top Of The Stairs volume 1 (Printed copy)
Author: Ryan, Matthew
Price: $23.00

BOOK BINDING: This is an A5, laser printed, bound with cloth tape reproduction of the DIGITAL PUBLICATION (also available).
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"The plays presented here are brilliantly fantastic in their scope and content. A tribute not only to the work of Matt and Backbone’s students, but also of Matt’s skill and passion to develop the original pieces into fully fledged plays." - Andrew Cory, Backbone Youth Arts

Developed with and for young performers from 8 to 15 years of age, Plays From The Top Of The Stairs includes three plays made up of smaller stories, encouraging group work and easy classroom management.

THEMES: change, difference, family, relationships, self acceptance

CHARACTER AGES: 8 - 15

LENGTH: 45 Minutes
CAST SIZE: 9 + Cast Members
TARGET AUDIENCE: Middle Years


SYNOPSIS A collection of plays for performers from 8 to 15 years of age, Plays From The Top Of The Stairs was developed from drama exercises in consultation with young performers at Backbone Youth Arts and written by one of the Australian’s most prolific playwrights. Each play is made up of smaller stories, encouraging group work and easy classroom management. Plays from the Top of the Stairs, Volume 1 includes:

THE TREE HOUSE
Follow the life of a tree growing inside a house and all the lives it affects along the way. From a young girl dealing with change, adults too busy to enjoy life, a poor family at Christmas and renovators intent on knocking the tree down - no one escapes the influence of the tree. An imaginative and uplifting work for even the youngest of aspiring theatre-makers.

RULE OF THUMB
Veronica Thumb is a bit different. She speaks differently and sees the world differently. Follow Veronica through her childhood as she learns to come to terms with Aspergers and the way it affects the different stages of her life. A story about accepting others and accepting yourself, this work shows the world through the eyes of girl who lives with a very different set of rules.

LOST PROPERTY RULES
Alice and Isobel are running away to Grandma’s house. But to get there they’re going to have to spend the night at the train station, hiding from the Guard Dog. Huddled in a Lost Property box, they try to stay calm by telling each other stories based on the lost things they find in there. An empowering play about accepting change, this work finds stories in the most unusual of places - stories that might not be as made up as they seem.


Publisher: Playlab Press
Publication date: 01/05/2013
Format: A5 reproduction
ISBN: 11110062
Publishing status: Active (web)
Plays From The Top Of The Stairs volume 1 (Printed copy)