Looking for a fun script for your summer drama club?
Need a light-hearted show to perform out in the sunshine?
Want a fundraiser that’s easy, breezy, and cookie-filled?
Then check out the perfect choice: A Cowgirl Cookie Play!
Cowgirl Cookie is the endearing heroine in this trilogy of old-fashioned western melodramas, and she is in love with two things: reading mysteries and solving mysteries. Cowgirl Cookie finds herself tracking down everything from missing chocolate chips to her own Grandma Sugar with the help of her friendly sidekick, Snickerdoodle, and a family full of Cookie sisters. A goofy sheriff, a line-up of silly narrators, and a hapless gang of villains are also part of the comedy in every play!
These Cowgirl Cookie Plays are nothing but fun for young adolescent performers! Every show is a mixture of silly characters and hilarious dialogue with a “mystery ingredient” stirred in to keep the audience guessing!
Perfect for summer. Ideal for an outdoor stage. And foolproof for fundraising!
But be warned. These plays are like a good chocolate chip cookie. You won’t be able to stop at the first one!
Purchase any script from Fun Middle School Plays during June, July, or August, and I’ll send you the recipe for Cowgirl Cookie’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie for Free!
And Happy Summer from Fun Middle School Plays!
P.S. Be sure to check out my Fundraiser Play Ideas page on my website for advice and inspiration for how to bring in the bucks with a Cowgirl Cookie Play!
Happy Spring, One and All!
I am very excited to announce a new product on my website!
This is a collection of twelve comedy skits—all featuring favorite fairy tale characters and all truly hilarious. For teachers, as the end of the year approaches, this collection will be a terrific resource to have in your back pocket for that rainy/snowy/perfectly sunny day you need a little comedy relief!
If you liked my Ten Short Comedy Skits, you’re going to love my Fairy Tale Comedy Skits for a Rainy Day!
They’re perfect for…
…an emergency substitute plan.
…some material for a Spring Talent Show.
…a fun olio to add on to your Spring Play performance.
…an easy activity for the last week of school.
…some comedy relief on a day you need some!
So check out my Fairy Tale Comedy Skits for a Rainy Day! They’re sure to put a new spring in your step!
I’ve been known to get a little crazy, and this month will be no exception. The proof is this: I’m sharing my recipe for “Death by Tiramisu” with anyone who purchases a playscript in March…for free! Serve up some tiramisu after a Fun Middle School Play, and don’t be surprised if members of your audience actually swoon. It’s a dessert to die for!
Tiramisu sound too fancy? Think again. The name simply means “little pick-me-up” in Italian, and the traditional version is made with layers of coffee-dipped cookies, rich cream, and shaved chocolate. Easy. Gorgeous. Deadly good.
It’s going to be a delicious dessert following any play performance, but it’s a match made in heaven with my mystery dinner show, The Secret of the Spoon. Tiramisu has a starring role in this particular script! The play tells the story of the Pastalucci Family who run an Italian restaurant and are mourning the loss of their beloved Nonni…not to mention the special spoon she used to make her famous tiramisu. It’s a comedy, it’s a mystery, and it’s a dinner show all layered into one play. And like tiramisu, it’s a crowd pleaser!
A Mystery Dinner Show with a Dessert to Die For! It’s madness, I tell you!
And have I mentioned how dead easy tiramisu is to make? Four layers and you’re done! Don’t anticipate having to make it the day of the show, either. Tiramisu gets better when its had a chance to sit and put its feet up. Prepare it the day before your show, go about your business, and it will be ready and waiting for its entrance the following evening.
In my recipe for “Death by Tiramisu,” I not only give you the instructions on how to prepare the original version but also advice on easy substitutions, possible variations, and some tips on making it for a large group.
So purchase a script from Fun Middle School Plays in the month of March, and enjoy my recipe for “Death by Tiramisu.” It would be madness not to!
Dearest Drama Teachers/Mentors/Directors,
I have a sweet surprise for you. Better than candy hearts. Lovelier than a bouquet of roses. More delicious than a box of chocolate-covered cherries. And I’m offering it free with any purchase of a playscript from Fun Middle School Plays during the month of February. It’s the recipe for my scrumptious, one-of-a-kind, grand champion Perfect Pear Pie!
A PLAYSCRIPT paired with a PIE RECIPE…what could be better for Valentine’s Day?
So what is this “Perfect Pear Pie”? Oh my. Well, it’s not a fruit pie with chunks of pear, as you might imagine. It is instead a rich, caramel-flavored cream pie with a crust of coconut crumble, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon-sugared pear slices. It’s as if pear and caramel and coconut threw a raucous party, and you were invited! It’s won the hearts of family, friends, strangers, and pie judges alike. And when I call this pie a grand champion…I’m not being dramatic. I’ve got the blue ribbon to prove it.
And speaking of pie, you’ll notice on my website I have a Trilogy of Pie Palooza Plays for sale.
All three of these playscripts are incredibly fun, side-stitchingly funny, and really simple to stage and costume. Let’s call them the ultimate cure to cabin fever.
These Pie Palooza plays also make absolutely terrific winter fundraisers. Put on the play, and then add on pie-related pieces like a pie contest or a pie auction. You’ll have a very exciting event on your hands, and your community will love it! See my Fundraiser Play Ideas for all the advice and encouragement you’ll ever need to host your own version of a Pie Palooza.
So purchase a script from Fun Middle School Plays, and don’t delay! February is the month of love, and I want to send some your way with my Perfect Pear Pie recipe. ‘Cuz you’re my valentine.
P.S. Following your playscript purchase, be sure to check your e-mail for a copy of my Perfect Pear Pie recipe!
So, I’m back on the horse again. The scriptwriting horse, that is. Picture someone sitting in a saddle with a keyboard in front of them and a mug of coffee balanced on the horn. That’s me.
And speaking of coffee, the script I’ve been working on is an old-fashioned western melodrama that has a very fun setting: Lulu’s Coffee House. Because after all, when you think of comedy, mystery, and romance, don’t you think of a place where they’re brewin’ coffee and servin’ up cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting? I do.
It’s felt good to be looking for script ideas, too. Having spent time in both careers, I can say that writing and teaching are very similar in this regard. Writers are always on the search for their next funny line, interesting character, or intriguing plot. Teachers are always on the hunt for their next fun project, exciting theme, or effective teaching technique. And I don’t think it’s really conscious. It’s a sixth sense, really. Eavesdropping on a conversation in a restaurant becomes key dialogue in the story you’re writing. A magazine spread you perused at the grocery store inspires your next classroom project. This is perfectly natural behavior for writers and teachers. (And comedians, I imagine.) And aren’t we all unconsciously looking for our next cup of coffee?
And creative projects—playscripts, classroom projects, jokes—are always an interesting ride, aren’t they? It’s typically a push and pull between inspiration and perspiration. I believe my best writing happens when I’m working from an inspired, passionate, and energetic place. I also know that I can’t always wait to be in that perfectly inspired, passionate, energetic place to be writing. Sometimes, it’s just sitting down in the saddle and doing the work until the chafing truly becomes too much.
So as I finish things up in Lulu’s Coffee House, there is a nice soreness in my writing muscles. I’ve been up in the saddle, but it feels good. Now, can someone hand me a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll up here?