New Plays for Young People
New Connections 99 features ten plays by some of the best writers around. The plays make up a rich and varied new repertoire of challenging and entertaining work for young people. With cast sizes ranging from seven to fifty characters, a variety of settings, styles and subject matter, and a choice between fables, plays with music, dance and acrobats, and contemporary tales of love, mystery and revenge, schools and youth theatre groups will be spoilt for choice with this wonderful collection.
The plays were specially commissioned for the BT National Connections scheme for young people in 1999. The volume also contains an introduction to the plays, notes and exercises for performers, and an interview with each author.
The playwrights included in the collection are Sharman Macdonald, Winsome Pinnock, Dario Fo, Tankred Dorst with Ursula Ehler, Hannah Vincent, Peter Gill, Alan Ayckbourn, Christina Reid, Paul Goetzee and Sarah Daniels.