To be a Tree – play for children about the environment

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In this one act play for children about the environment, author Matthew Konkel explores the fascinating realm that is a kid’s imagination. You see, Abby Greene is quite sure of herself. It is something common in fifth graders – and all children under twelve years of age: that unfailing confidence in themselves. The only disadvantage of this certainty in their being is that it is easy to dismiss other children who feel the same way about themselves. Dismiss, disrupt and hurt others. In fact Abby learns of this the hardest way when she not only decides to be a tree when she grows up but also informs the world around her of this decision. To say she is mocked is an understatement, to underestimate her resolve would be futile and to question her sanity would leave you questioning yours. Through her adversity, Abby and her peers come to acknowledge the importance of both technology and the natural environment.

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play for children about the environment

TO BE A TREE – PLAY FOR CHILDREN ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT (Digital Script)

In this one act play for children about the environment, author Matthew Konkel explores the fascinating realm that is a kid’s imagination. You see, Abby Greene is quite sure of herself. It is something common in fifth graders – and all children under twelve years of age: that unfailing confidence in themselves.

It’s easy to think others will think the same way you do. Abby learns that this isn’t always the case when she not only decides to be a tree when she grows up but also informs the world around her of this decision. She is of course mocked by her peers.  Through her adversity and resolve, Abby and her peers come to acknowledge the importance of both technology and the natural environment.

Abby knows why she wants to be a tree and when you learn her reasons you may just want to join her too. To Be a Tree is a one-act play meant to be performed by children, for children.

At what point did you put the childish things away for good? But more importantly, why?

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Summit View Elementary – Waukesha, WI February, 2014

Author: Matthew Konkel

Type: One act children’s play

Genre: Play for children about the environment

Length: 55 minutes

Cast: 4F, 5M and 20 other kids in smaller roles

Ages of the actors: Primary school age

Suitable for: Children to act in and to watch

Set: Various locations in a school – gym class, outside, under a tree. All can be fairly easily accomplished with minimal scenery changes.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – words in script aimed at slightly older children say 9-12 years old.

Read a Sample of the Script

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Copyright © April 2018 Matthew Konkel and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for kids in primary school:

Molly and the Magic Phone – musical for kids
The adventures of Mojoe and Snow in Lochloosa
Hot Fudge Pickles – the musical for kids

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