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Michael Megliola — Author

Posted on Oct 17, 2015 in Authors

Michael Megliola has spent many years contributing to progressive theater for young actors. All three of his sons appeared on stage with New Hampshire Theatre Project in Portsmouth, NH. The youngest, Leo, inspired him to write for that stage. Michael’s goal is to stress technique, support an ensemble cast, and make material accessible to young actors without diluting its message.   Plays In Publication: Galileo’s Pendulum The Sheriff of...

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Forest Secrets — TYA

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Child and Youth Audiences, Latest, New Releases, NHTP Young People's Playscripts, Women Playwrights and Composers

by Genevieve Aichele (TYA, Children’s Theatre, Amateur, Professional, Educational) Set in Portsmouth, New Hampshire this beloved tale is about two children determined to save their beloved forest – and the enchanting mysteries hidden there in a story that is fun for the whole family!! When Kate Evans moves to a seaport town in New Hampshire, she is thrilled that her new home is located at the edge of an enchanted forest. She and her new friend and neighbor, Luke, explore the wonders of nature until they stumble upon an unsolved mystery hidden in a tree trunk. They ponder the questions: What are the magical secrets of the woods? Will we discover the secrets of the fairy houses? Can those secrets help us save the land we love before it’s sold and developed? This entrancing story is a delightful adventure...

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Genevieve Aichele — Author

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Genevieve Aichele is Artistic Director of New Hampshire Theatre Project in Portsmouth, and has performed, directed and taught theatre arts both nationally and internationally for over 35 years, including 20 years of directing the NHTP Youth Repertory Company. Genevieve has written dozens of story theatre scripts for use both onstage and in the classroom. Her adult scripts include Neighborhoods (2001 Portsmouth Spotlight Community Arts Award); original adaptations of Lysistrata and Finding the Prince; and Dreaming Again, commissioned in 2011 by the NH Humanities Council. As a storyteller, Genevieve performs with musician Randy Armstrong in World Tales. Their two CD’s have won numerous national and international awards. Her first audiobook recording, Forest Secrets by Tracy Kane, was released in 2012. Ocean Secrets, her first novel for young readers co-written with Tracy Kane, was released in May 2014. Genevieve received the...

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Once Upon A Candlemas in Arthur’s Court — TYA

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Child and Youth Audiences, Latest, New Releases, NHTP Young People's Playscripts

by Genevieve Aichele (TYA, Children’s Theatre, Amateur, Professional, Educational) This tale follows three American children, Liz, Robin & Jenny, on vacation in England, who accidentally spend the night trapped in an old castle. There they encounter King Arthur and his Candlemas Court, filled with legendary characters that meet once a year to discuss important matters of state with other great and noble ones from in and out of their time: Gwenevere, William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, Robin Hood & Maid Marion, Queen Boudicca, Lady Bettris, and Burd Janet. It is an amazing thing that the new can learn from the old, but even more special is what the old learn from the new. PLAY DETAILS: 4m 8f (2 teen girls, 1 teen boy, 6 women, 3 men) + ensemble About 1 hour. Several fluid settings Order # 3133 Available for...

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The Sheriff of Nottingham — TYA

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Child and Youth Audiences, Latest, New Releases, NHTP Young People's Playscripts, Plays

by Michael Megliola (TYA, Children’s Theatre, Amateur, Professional, Educational) Robin Hood is known by many as an heroic outlaw who stole from the rich to give to the poor but many of the details of the story are often ignored. Who was Robin and how did he come to be? With a fresh look at this beloved story, Michael Megliola has written a new play from the perspective of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Caught between loyalty to the absent King Richard (missing for 6 years while fighting a Crusade) and demands from the greedy Prince John (who is acting King), the Sheriff finds himself playing a cat and mouse game with one Robert Fitzooth (aka Robin Hood), Marion Fitzwalter (aka Maid Marian) and a band of merry (and not-so-merry) men! PLAY DETAILS: 18m 3f (Roles can be played by...

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Galileo’s Pendulum — TYA

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Child and Youth Audiences, Latest, New Releases, NHTP Young People's Playscripts

by Michael Megliola (TYA, Children’s Theatre, Amateur, Professional, Educational) Galileo never did most of the things for which many people give him credit. He did not drop stones off the leaning tower of Pisa or invent the telescope. By the time Galileo came along, people had also discovered, forgotten, then rediscovered that the earth orbits the sun. Galileo, however, did something much more important, courageous, and dangerous than any of those things — he stood up for the freedom of thought. He demanded that academic, religious and political leaders accept scientific methods. He dared to challenge censorship at a time when people who spoke out were sometimes tortured or killed. Galileo was forced to recant his beliefs, at least publicly, but by then the truth was out. This script was written for children to perform for young audiences 7...

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The Gypsy Tree — a play with songs

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Child and Youth Audiences, Family Audience Plays and Musicals, Latest, Musicals, New Releases, Premiere Musicals, Premiere Plays, Seniors in Cast

by J.D. Newman Songs by Jennifer Haycock Errand (Perfect for Amateur, Professional, Educational groups as well as Youth/Teen theatres.) Jacqueline is a Gypsy maiden who yearns to settle down in a village. She steals her grandmother’s magic book and casts a spell on a large oak tree. Jacqueline hopes her “Gypsy Tree” will keep her rooted in the village where she has fallen in love with a young man. Jacqueline and her grandmother engage in a battle of magic, which changes their destinies and helps them to finally understand one another. This pastoral comedy is written in blank verse and rhyming couplets. PLAY DETAILS: 3m 3f About 90 minutes Period 1800s Fantasy costumes Exterior forest setting PREMIERE PLAY FILE Order #3126 Available for ALL producing groups! PERUSAL MATERIALS Perusal Pages File Available here: GypsyTreePERUSAL (The PDF file contains the first...

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