Student Playwriter Page
The following plays were written by students.
Challenge yourself to write a short play.
Living Thing Play (example "Turkey meets
1. Choose two living things (animal or plant) that might have an interesting conversation if they could talk.
2. Setting - Where do they meet? When do they meet?
3. Using description and dialogue create a play about
these two animals meeting
The Eagle and the Frog
By Zach and Ethan
(3rd Graders at Carver Elementary)
Setting: On the street at 4 AM
Characters: Eagle, Frog, Narrator
Narrator: The frog was hopping down the street. The eagle was flying by.
Eagle: Hello Frog. Do you want to be my friend?
Narrator: The eagle lands by the frog.
Frog: Hello Eagle. Yes, I’ll be your friend? Can you fly me to a place?
Eagle: Yes, I will. Where do you want to go?
Frog: I want to go to the pond.
Eagle: Can you tell me where the pond is?
Frog: It’s right up the hill.
Eagle: Yes, let’s go eat some insects.
Frog: And Gucci noodles? You know me.
Eagle: And Gucci bacon too? I’m starting to get hungry.
Come closer. Come closer. There you go.
Narrator: Boom, he ate the frog.
Eagle: That tasted like Gucci Noodles.
Narrator: The end.
Plays Inspired by Picture
1. Choose a photo or draw a picture featuring two or more characters.
2. Decide on the setting (place and time) and the Names of the Characters
3. Imagine a story that happened before, during, or after the time of the picture.
4. Write a play using dialogue. You can also use narration and stage directions
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS TO START WITH (OR YOU CAN FIND YOUR OWN)
1. Who are characters that have the debate?
2. Pick a topic that those characters might argue about.
3. Decide where and when the debate takes place (setting).
3. Write a play to show the debate.
This debate could be as simple as...
the best color
what's better? cats or dogs