Contents Preface Peter Brosius Introduction: Plays for Teens Elissa Adams Anon(ymous) Naomi Iizuka The Lost Boys of Sudan Lonnie Carter Five Fingers of Funk Will Power Prom Conceived by Whit MacLaughlin Developed by Children's Theatre Company and New Paradise Laboratories Contributors
Peter Brosius is the artistic director of the Children's Theatre Company. Elissa Adams is the director of new play development at the Children's Theatre Company.
"Each of these selections has a distinctive voice, honoring adolescents as both actor and audience capable of understanding and engaging in today's complex issues. This collection should be a welcome addition for drama and English teachers, as well as for their student." -School Library Journal "Fierce and True is just that: a bold new anthology of work for teen audiences created by four distinctive theatrical voices. Each has brought their own unique theatricality to explorations of a whole range of questions that MATTER to teens today. In so doing, they have offered us the opportunity to blow open our thinking about what important and meaningful theatre for this audience might look like. Each is both a celebration and challenge to the artistry of our field." -David Saar, Artistic Director, Childsplay Theatre