JOAN by Donna Kaz

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About The Play

TNT Theatre (Scranton, PA).

Dramedy.  60-80 minutes.  2-6+ males, 3-10+ females (6-16 performers possible).  Suitable for high school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.  

premiered at TNT Theatre (Scranton, PA), where it won Best Production of the Year, as selected by the Scranton Times.  It has since gone on to productions at high schools, colleges, youth theatres and professional companies in the US and the UK, and has been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

"JOAN will make you sweat.  It's raw, physical and bursting with energy...  There couldn't be a more ideal play to which to bring a theatre-reluctant teenager...  I dare you to walk out of JOAN without a tear in your eye and the feeling you can change the world for the better." - Anne Marie DeLuca,
Electric City (Scranton, PA)

Printed Script:  $6.95 (contains special author commentary)Digital Perusal Script: $6.50.   Performance Royalties: $60.00/performance.  Production Photocopy License:  $30.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License:  $75.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only).  Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at  Need detailed help?  Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!


The story of the young peasant girl who led an army to help crown a king and was burned at the stake for her efforts, the play incorporates Joan of Arc’s own words from letters, chronicles and testimony at her trial to create the living story of a fearless teen who was bound by her oath to God.  Movement, voice and sound come together in a series of fast-paced short scenes that flow like a live-action montage and switch genres and settings in a flash.  The result is a dynamic and exhilarating play based on historical fact.

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Did You Know?

Paul Lewis (Alley Dog) spent the happiest hours of his childhood in front of the stereo, conducting Broadway musicals with a wand which he stole from his brother's magic set.