Louisa May Alcott – Merry’s Monthly Chat: A Happy New Year
Julia Alvarez – Snow from How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Hans Christian Anderson – The Little Match Girl
Ambrose Bierce – An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Elizabeth Bowen – Home for Christmas
Elizabeth Barret Browning – Sonnets from the Portuguese XLII
Truman Capote – A Christmas Memory Available in Holiday Sampler and Merry Kwanzanukamas
Lewis Carrol – Alice In Wonderland – 1 hour
Raymond Carver – 1 hour
STORIES – Cathedral, Popular Mechanics, What We Talk about When We Talk About Love
POEMS – Why Honey?, A Haircut, The Ashtray, My Dad’s Wallet, Plus, Waiting, Your Dog Dies
- #1 Dear Author…Dear Actress: the Letters of Anton Chekhov & Olga Knipper – 50 minutes
- #2 A collection of short stories – 1 hour
Emily Dickinson – A Word is Dead…, I’m wife…, I cannot live with you…, Nature…
Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl – 25 minutes
Robert Frost – Ten Stories – 45 minutes
Nathaniel Hawthorne – Young Goodman Brown
Ernest Hemingway – Hills Like White Elephants
Langston Hughes – Salvation from The Big Sea: An Autobiography, Theme for English B, The Weary Blues
Shirley Jackson – Trial by Combat
James Joyce – Evaline
Carson McCullers – A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.
Ogden Nash – The Boy who Laughed at Santa Claus, The Party Next Door
O. Henry – The Gift of the Magi – Available in Holiday Sampler
Dorothy Parker – You Were Perfectly Fine – Available in A Valentine’s Show
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart, Annabel Lee
Saki (H.H. Munro) – Down Pens, The Boar Pig, The Open Window
Shakespeare – Taming Shakespeare: Your Word Against His 1 hour
This interactive program explores the themes and language of Taming of the Shrew.
- Language Insult Name Game – The best way to experience Shakespeare’s language is to use it. So…we have gathered a list, using some of Shakespeare’s most vibrant language – the insults. Each audience member devises a three-word Shakespearean insult and then gets to hurl it at another audience member.
Modern English Translation – Two actors perform a scene from the play, while two audience members provide a Modern English translation that underscores the original text.
Inner Thoughts Monologue – An actor recites a monologue from the play while revealing the inner thoughts of the character.
Subtext Chorus or What Motivates You – While the actors act a scene from the play, the audience, divided into groups, reflects the hopes and fears of the characters by responding with actions or phrases that say what’s really going on.
Sit-com Battle of the Sexes – The famous Kate and Petruchio battle is interwoven with a modern-day sit-com.
Shel Silverstein – The Giving Tree, Ma and God
Isaac Bashevis Singer – The Snow in Chelm, Zlateh the Goat Available in The Fools of Chelm
John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men
Paul Theroux – Yard Sale
James Thurber – If Grant had been Drinking at Appomattox, The MacBeth Murder Mystery
Mark Twain – Aurelia’s Unfortunate Young Man
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. – Harrison Bergeron, Long Walk to Forever, Slaughterhouse Five
Loudon Wainwright – The Annual Crisis of Love
Edith Wharton – Roman Fever