I Am Teenager is a wonderful piece that uses a simple set of drama boxes positioned to be classroom desks. At rise, the cast of nine takes their seat in an English classroom to face their current assignment, a timed writing on a decision that...
A riveting play for high school, jumps off the familiar plot and characters found in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then takes it down a very different road. What happens if your deepest, darkest wish is granted when you never really intended it to...
It’s been five year’s since graduation and a close group of friends are getting together for their yearly reunion. In high school they were known as The Gang, eight close friends (4 girls and 4 boys) who tried to defy high school immaturities by...
Setting: A high school…any high school. Plot: A brother and sister get swept up in a group of friends that love theatre, particularly Shakespeare. This group has been able to confiscate a key to the theatre and meet regularly, albeit secretively,...
I Am Teenager
DENI FUSON SCOFIELD teaches high school speech and theatre in Citrus Heights, California.
She graduated from CSUS with a BA in English in 1991 and a MA in creative writing in 1998. As a new theatre teacher twenty years ago, Deni began the search for relevant teenage plays with interesting characters and powerful real-life issues. She found little, so she began writing her own.
Deni’s first two works, Clippings and All The King’s Horses, published by Samuel French, and her third, Othello Undone, published by Eldridge Publishing Company, may lead the pack but the strength of the body is available here. SLAYING GOLIATH, MAC, THE GAME, and I AM TEENAGER present characters you can sink your teeth into… which in turn creates strong and amazing theatre.
The characters are vibrant and each script is alive with themes that encompass the whole idea of "know thyself", in addition to love, betrayal, and consequence.
Besides, an audience loves a good villain as well as an inspirational protagonist. Simple sets and simple costumes make these productions doable for any theatre program.