It’s release day for a brand-new script! I’m proud of myself for not having let anything slip about this before now. 😁 This is just the first of several projects I have going this year, and I’m excited to get to share this one with you now!
You’ve heard me mention a play I wrote last year, League of Heroes? Well, Team Hero is a revised and super-condensed version of that drama. (Will I be releasing the full League of Heroes anytime soon? Oh, maybe, maybe not…you never know!)
But more about today’s release: Team Hero is a 10-minute play, ideal for church or school programs or competitions like ACE regional conventions. In fact, Team Hero fulfills all convention guidelines for Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) One-Act Plays as well as one-act play guidelines for the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS) High School Fine Arts Competition. So if your school is planning to compete this spring with a drama performance, this script will meet all your criteria!
Team Hero consists of three short scenes and features 5 characters (1 female, 2 male, and 2 that can be performed by either male or female actors). Here’s a quick plot summary:
Two young novelists are in for a surprise when their fictional heroes come to life…and go on strike. William, the hero of a medieval adventure novel, and Betty, leading lady of a 1940s mystery, team up against their authors, demanding an explanation for all the hardships they undergo in their stories. Comically satirical and surprisingly deep, this one-act play was inspired by words of N. D. Wilson and George MacDonald, and it offers one possible answer to one of life’s hardest questions: why do we have to suffer so much?
Honestly, this play is a strange blend of funny and solemn, nerdy and goofy, and it equally delights the audience and demands their serious reflection. The passage of scripture I chiefly drew from as I was writing is a hard one to wrestle with but worth the effort:
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If you endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. (Hebrews 12:5-7, 11)
Team Hero is available for $18.00 in our Shop, and the PDF script is delivered by email upon purchase, so that you can make as many copies as you need for your drama team. If you want to read through the script to see if it’s the right fit for your group, feel free to contact us! We can send you a preview copy for you to look over before deciding whether to buy.