Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz

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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
This file contains several Reader's Theatre adaptations of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe. There are versions for 12 voices, 6 voices, 4 voices, and 3 voices. They work really well not only as dramatic readings for beginning discussion
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$7.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
This is a reader's theatre/dramatic reading ready version of Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem "The Raven." Broken down for four (4) voices, "The Raven" is a fun (and scary) way to deal with Edgar Allen Poe--and not just at Halloween! The Raven
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Halloween
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.59
7 ratings
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
"The Kitten Mitten Alien Encounter" (or "How the Kittens Lost Their Mittens!") is a short play that is appropriate for students 2nd-5th grade. There are roles for 9 performers--8 can be either male or female, the 9th role (Mother Cat) is
Subjects:
Arts, Drama
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.59
13 ratings
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
This short play has been previously produced with 4th-6th graders, but will easily work for actors up through 8th grade. "And Now Back to You..." by Debra Schultz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0
Subjects:
Drama, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
This is a Reader's Theatre adaptation of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe designed for 12 performers. This script works really well not only as dramatic readings for beginning discussion of Poe's story, but also as performance pieces for
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
Strike! Strike!! Strike!!! is a short play about nursery rhyme characters deciding to go on strike so that children throughout the world will realize that nursery rhymes and fairy tales are just as important as more modern forms of
Subjects:
Arts, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.59
7 ratings
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
These are for the most part single page explanations of areas and planes of the stage. I have tried to provide differing levels of complexity--suitable for elementary all the way up through college-level students. There is also an introduction to
Subjects:
Drama, Theater Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Printables
$2.59
3 ratings
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
"The Sweater" is a short skit about how bullies try to take advantage of niceness and what being a friend means. This skit is designed for girls grades 4-6. It is a relatively easy skit, so that students can memorize it without worry. It requires
Subjects:
Drama, Character Education
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.79
6 ratings
3.9
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
This is a Reader's Theatre adaptation of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe designed for 6 performers. This script works really well not only as dramatic readings for beginning discussion of Poe's story, but also as performance pieces for
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
"Knock, Knock" is a short play for 4 actors (3 female roles and 1 male role). It is called a "scari-comedy" because it is a Halloween comedy play for young actors and has a scary twist at the end. Lily, Melissa, and Susan want to go
Subjects:
Drama, Halloween
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
"A Really Strange Party" is a short play for 7 actors (5 roles for girls and 2 roles which are flexible). It is called a "scari-comedy" because it is a Halloween comedy play for young actors and has a scary twist at the end. Chloe is having a
Subjects:
Drama, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
This Holiday Skit Collection features "Help Wanted," "Waiting for the Holiday Spirit," and "The Shopping Trip and More"--which are all available as separate pieces within my store. These short plays/skits are for all female casts (3-4, depending on
Subjects:
Drama, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$6.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
"Waiting for the Holiday Spirit" is a comedy skit featuring roles for 4 girls. This short play/skit focuses on what teenage girls really worry about during the holiday season--shopping for presents and BOYS! This piece was originally performed by
Subjects:
Drama, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.59
1 rating
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
"Five Chairs" is a short play (or scene) designed for 5 actors of any gender--so cast it the way you need. It is written in a Dada-like style, although not technically strict Dada. "Five Chairs" has worked well for introducing students to more
Subjects:
Drama, Theater Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
This is a Reader's Theatre adaptation of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe designed for 4 performers. This script works really well not only as dramatic readings for beginning discussion of Poe's story, but also as performance pieces for
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
not yet rated
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
This is a Reader's Theatre adaptation of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe designed for 3 performers. This script works really well not only as dramatic readings for beginning discussion of Poe's story, but also as performance pieces for
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
2 ratings
3.6
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
"OMG!" is a great partner scene for 2 female actors. The scene runs 8-10 minutes depending on how fully the piece is staged. "OMG!" is a new take on the idea of having a fairy godmother--and just how it might not really have a fairy tale
Subjects:
Drama, Theater Arts
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.29
1 rating
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
"Grade A Stuff" is basically a two person play/scene. (There is a character at the end that makes an entrance and has 1 line--but this character can be eliminated for basic scene work.) "Grade A Stuff" features roles that are not gender-specific,
Subjects:
Drama, Theater Arts
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
"The Shopping Trip and More" is a comedy skit featuring roles for 3 girls. This short play/skit focuses on what teenage girls really worry about during the holiday season--shopping for presents and BOYS! This piece was originally performed by
Subjects:
Drama, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.59
not yet rated
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By Drama Without Drama by Debra Schultz
"Help Wanted" is a comedy skit featuring roles for 3 girls. This short play/skit features teenagers working as Santa's Elves at the local mall. This piece was originally performed by 6th-8th graders, but has worked really well with high school
Subjects:
Drama, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.39
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Before moving to head up a college Drama program, Debra was the Executive Director/Instructor of the Performing Arts Education Centre of Kingwood. At PAEC, Debra taught Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Dance to students ages 3 to adult. Using both classroom and production methods, Debra wrote a number of children's plays both for child actors and adult actors alike. Debra also has experience teaching high school theatre arts classes. Debra continues to write not only for youth audiences and child actors, but also for college/university-aged performers and audiences.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love "talking" to my students. Start a lecture and snores will follow. Start a story and all eyes are on you.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Debra has had several original works produced in the greater Houston-area.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Television/Radio Production BFA in Musical Theatre MA in Film History, Theory and Criticism Post-graduate work in Theatre History and Criticism

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Debra has directed over thirty productions, ranging from the Greek classics to Shakespearian tragedies to modern American classics to original works. In addition to directing, Debra has extensive scenic and costume design experience.

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