Plays for the classroom and theater by
award-winning playwright Wim Coleman.

Wim and Monse reading, Sequoyah, play

Sequoyah and His Talking Leaves
Wim and his daughter Monse read a snatch of dialogue from “Sequoyah and His Talking Leaves,” a
classroom play about the brilliant Native American who invented a written form of the of the Cherokee language—a syllabary.

See "Sequoyah and His Talking Leaves"

A version of “Sequoyah and His Talking Leaves” appeared in the September 11, 2007, edition of READ magazine.


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Nine Muses by Wim Coleman, Greek myths, classroom playsNine Muses
Nine of Wim's one-act plays based on Greek and Roman myths. Excellent for school and community theater groups
. These plays are popular for competitions.
Learn more and download an excerpt free.
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Stages of History by Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin, U.S. history playsStages of History
This collection of one-acts written by Wim and Pat together presents a panorama of American history.

Learn more and download an excerpt free.
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Plays on IdeasPlays on Ideas
Short plays on big themes for high school students and adult groups. You can buy these plays as a book or individually.
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see a video reading

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Plays from our collections are also included in anthologies of works by well-known playwrights:

Drama Anthology 1, play by Wim ColemanWim and Pat's play “Eye in the Sky,” from Stages of History, appears in Drama for Reading and Performance: Collection 1, with plays by Anton Chekhov, David Mamet, Horton Foote, Wendy Wasserstein, Athol Fugard, Carlo Gozzi, Rod Serling, Paul Zindel, and Avi.

 

Drama Anthology 2, play by Wim ColemanWim's play “Phaeton and the Sun Chariot,” from Nine Muses,appears in Drama for Reading and Performance: Collection 2, with plays by Molière, David Mamet, David Ives, Christopher Durang, Stephen King, Woody Allen, August Wilson, Rabindranath Tagore, Athol Fugard, Neil Simon, Rod Serling, Shirley Jackson, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.

Writers DigestWim's most recent award: 6th Place in the Stage Play category of the 80th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition.

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Stages of History includes: The Roanoke Riddles (about the Lost Colony, 1587-1590), The Scarlet Cloak (about the Revolutionary War, 1775), Bitterroot (about Sacagawea, 1805), Ghosts of the Alamo (about Texas Independence, 1836), Streets of Gold (about the California Gold Rush 1847-1848), Freight (about the Underground Railroad, 1856), Eye in the Sky (about the Civil War, 1862), Horse Thieves (about Kansas homesteaders, 1870)

Nine Muses includes: Pandora, Phaeton and the Sun Chariot, Demeter and Persephone, Orpheus and Eurydice, Eros and Psyche, Apple of Discord, Odysseus and the Sirens, Proteus, Prometheus Unbound

Topics include: American history plays, Greek myths, history, legend, mythology, Olympic gods, one acts, readers theater, Roman myth, royalty-free plays, short plays, U.S. history plays