Telling Tales

New One-act Plays

Telling Tales

An exciting and varied collection of contemporary one-act plays from some of today's best playwrights.

A Study Guide for Migdalia Cruz's "Telling Tales"

A Study Guide for Migdalia Cruz's

A Study Guide for Migdalia Cruz's "Telling Tales," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The Director as Collaborator

The Director as Collaborator

The Director as Collaborator teaches essential directing skills while emphasizing how directors and theatre productions benefit from collaboration. Good collaboration occurs when the director shares responsibility for the artistic creation with the entire production, including actors, designers, stage managers and technical staff. Leadership does not preclude collaboration; in theatre, these concepts can and should be complementary. Students will develop their abilities by directing short scenes and plays and by participating in group exercises.

Women Playwrights of Diversity

A Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook

Women Playwrights of Diversity

Includes biographical sketches, play synopses, production histories, and bibliographical information for more than 80 contemporary women playwrights who present African American, Latina, Asian American, and lesbian perpectives.

Stages of Life

Transcultural Performance & Identity in U.S. Latina Theater

Stages of Life

"An analytical companion to the authors' groundbreaking anthology of Latina theater, Puro Teatro, this volume presents a theoretical perspective from which to understand and contextualize Latina theater as a genre in its own right. Applying feminist and postcolonial theory as well as theories of transculturation, they show how these works form a unified body that contributes to the formation of Latina identity in America today".

Bodily Inscriptions

Representations of the Female Body as Cultural Critique in U.S. Latina Drama

Bodily Inscriptions


Plays for Actresses

Plays for Actresses

Gather any group of actresses, from students to stars, and someone will inevitably ask, "Where are all the great roles for women?" The roles are right here, in this unprecedented and magnificently diverse collection of plays with all-female casts, each of which represents the answer to any actress's prayer. The seven full-length and ten one-act selections In Plays for Actresses range in tone from the unabashed theatricality of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning Three Tall Women to the blistering black comedy of Laura Cunningham's Beautiful Bodies. Their characters include uprooted Japanese war brides, outrageously liberated Shakespearean heroines, an avenging African American housewife, and nuns who double as Catholic schoolgirls. Whether you're looking for a script to produce, a scene for acting class, or a new audition speech, this book will provide you with a wealth of juicy, challenging female roles - even as it introduces you to some of the finest playwrights at work today.