Check out the Pratt Pamphlet Play Index

Looking for audition material or a play for class? Check out the Pratt Pamphlet Play Collection.

Recently, an actor came into the Central Library and told staff she never missed a chance to check out the Pamphlet Play Collection. The acting editions of plays are located in the Humanities Department.  Most plays in the collection are arranged alphabetically by author.

The Collection contains:

  • Audition material
  • Plays to perform
  • Copies of a play to read for class

Using the Pamphlet Play Index, it’s possible to find a short play in a collection, a comedy about a certain topic or a drama for a certain number or actors or actresses. You can also find plays by genre, such as mysteries or farces. There are also separate sections for collections such as Auditions and Monologues, Christmas Plays. Also, an advanced search can be created for the specific kind of play sought. For example, by combining search features it is possible to find a monologue by Edward Albee, a dramatic adaptation of Animal Farm, a comedy for 3 men and 6 women, or a melodrama for a high school group.

So, head to Humanities at the Central Library to check out Pamphlet Plays.