Best of Drama Tree Press vol. 2
Since 2002, Drama Tree Press has published award winning scripts for performers of all ability levels and audiences of all agees. Our collections are filled with stories people can relate to, laugh at, and cry over. They are filled with characters we can cheer for, grow with, and carry within us. Our titles have been performed all over the country in competition and as full length shows, have been at the top of many national and statewide tournaments, and in many cases are much more than 10 minute cuttings. Rather, in our literature, you will see shows that allow for no two cuttings to be the same. One constant with our literature is the use of flashbacks and narration to create complete stories.
Titles in Each Book:
Best of DTP- 2 (82pgs)- $75
The Naked Truth Robert Post
Criminals get locked up in prisons to protect society. In this laugh out loud absurd show, not even a prison can save Chris from his wife Vicki after he is arrested for running through the mall naked. (Cast 2:1 Male/ 1 Female)
Page A14 Anne McNeil
As her brother James reappears after 9 years due to their mother’s death, Maggie is forced to confront their past and create a way forward for the future.
Type AB Christopher Klundt
A Venezuelan proverb states “Se hereda la sangre, se adquiere la virtud.” Translated, “Blood is inherited, virtue acquired.” Type AB journeys through the looking glass of life as it examines one women’s decision to pursue justice; a decision that we will all undoubtedly one day face. Strong DI selection for a female. (1f)
A Hand to Hold Anne Marie Thompson
A woman with intellectual deficits recounts the events of her past that led to the death of her sister. Her longing to meet the mother who walked out on her at a young age is a testament to the power of forgiveness and wanting to be loved. Funny and poignant, heartwarming and heartbreaking all wrapped up in one captivating show. This is an incredible story that leaves audiences heartbroken. (Cast: 1 Female)
Stardust Robert Anderson
“Stars essentially are all encompassing entities carrying both the power to give life and take it away.” So begins the story of Steven and Violet. As they develop a relationship, Violet learns of Steven’s rare brain disorder- Rhodes and a tragic incident from his past. Great M/F scene for novice or advanced actors.
Safety Net Roy Larson
An insurance salesman engages an unseen potential life insurance client. As he shares a tragic life story over whiskey, he poses the question, “What value would you put on a life, what value would put on your life?” Excellent opportunity for a novice. A character
The Silence of Edward Jones Scott Lewis
“Looking back on my story, I realize that bad news comes in one of two ways: like a semi truck running you over without any warning or like a storm rolling in over the horizon ominous in its slow advance.” A voice actor finds himself at a crossroads where his talents have been surpassed by current technology as he performs his last act. (1 m)
So You Think You Can Play Serin, Croft, Stevens
Before Sammy Davis Junior, before Cole Porter, there was Charlie Thompson; a little know trumpet player that disregarded racist beliefs and set out to become the first black musician on the big band scene. In a small jazz club, Charlie crosses paths with a young Frank Sinatra just starting his career in 1938. Frank, learning from Charlie’s actions and melodies, goes on to not only sing the first inter-racial duet on national television but also to star in the pro-tolerance film “The House I Live In”. The melody of Charlie’s message is just as relevant today as it was in his time. Amidst modern context, perhaps it even takes on a new beat. (2m)
Silence: My Mother Speaks Bobby Collins
A daughter reflects on the life she has lead and the paths she has taken. Born deaf, she only had one sound that entered her world even if only for a moment: the beating of her mother's heart. She describes how this one sound guided her through her brother's brush with death and the power a mother can have, without even saying a word. Award winning play! (Cast: Female)