2 PAGE PLAYS



INTRODUCTION

"2-Page Plays" are short, educational plays, two pages in length, that focus on several topics: Idioms and Expressions, Grammar, Fables and Tales, the lives of Famous People, Peace, and Word Usage (as open-ended plays, that students finish themselves).

The plays are adaptable to various age groups, and can be used to develop speaking, listening and reading skills. They will help provide motivation and models for student play writing assignments, and are standards-based to provide students with a unique method of learning. See the Reviews page for feedback and ideas.

The Playwright permits you to make copies for your use.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carole L. Cooney
Teacher, Actress, Storyteller and Writer

I have had extensive experience working on stage and off, teaching people of all ages by sharing my love and enthusiasm for the theatre. I received my MA degree in Computer Education, and BA degrees in both Liberal Arts and Theatre.

My theatrical training includes acting, mime, scene study, stage diction and voice. I hold credentials in both elementary and secondary education, and have taught adults and children in college community service programs and in U.C.I.'s Osher Life-Long Learning Institute.

I have written and directed full-length musical adaptations of fairy tales for Orange County's Children's Theater. As an actress, I have performed with South Coast Perpertory Theatre, Irvine Valley College, UCI, and Way Off Broadway Theatre. For 10 years, I could be seen telling stories at the Pacific Symphony Orchestra's Musical Treasure Hunt. I was best known to "Class Act" audiences as "Lady Storytell," who told stories about famous composers.

My new project is writing two-page plays for kids of all ages. I hope these short plays will be a fun experience for kids, teachers and parents, not only as a vehicle of performance, but as a source of educational enrichment and creative inspiration.

For their constant support and encouragement, I thank my dear husband, Neill Cooney, Marjorie Sullivan, Sheri Mitchell, and my amazing website designer, Candice Zimmermann.

Teaching kids of all ages through Drama is my passion!