On Our Shelves Now
Edited by Deirdre Kelly Lavrakas and Kim Peter Kovac, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
25 plays for young audiences developed as a part of the New Visions/New Voices Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The plays (in chronological order of New Visions/New Voices year):
The Yellow Boat by David Saar.
Afternoon of the Elves by Y York, based on the book by Janet Taylor Lisle.
A Village Fable adapted by James Still, music by Michael Keck, from the book by John Gardner.
Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Piñata Woman, and Other Super Hero Girls Like Me by Luis Alfaro, based on the writings of Alma Elene Cervantes, Sandra C. Muñoz and Marisela Norté.
The Wrestling Season by Laurie Brooks.
Beggar's Strike adapted by Carlyle Brown, music by Kysia Bostic, based on the story by Aminita Sow Fall.
Sal y Pimienta (Salt & Pepper) (bilingual version) by José Cruz González.
The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip book and lyrics by Doug Cooney, music by David O, based on the novel by George Saunders.
Anon(ymous): An Adaptation of The Odyssey by Naomi Iizuka.
Einstein Is a Dummy book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma.
Grail by Rosalba Clemente.
Harriet Jacobs adapted by Lydia R. Diamond, from the book by Harriet Jacobs.
The K of D by Laura Schellhardt.
"New Visions/New Voices … has been a vibrant, driving force in the creation of new plays for young people and families for 25 years … With the groundbreaking work of The Yellow Boat leading the way, the plays here deal with sophisticated themes—race, gender, social justice, class, ability—all in a youth-centered, nondogmatic way. This is the anthology that tells the story of a field that grew up while still embracing the whimsy and wonder of childhood. Long live New Visions/New Voices—here's to the next 25 years!" —Rives Collins, Area Head, Theatre for Young Audiences, Northwestern University, Past President, American Alliance for Theatre & Education