Paul Olson

Biography

Paul Olson is the author of many plays which have been produced around the United States. He is the author of a play based on the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, that has been produced in multiple locations in Michigan. His play, "The Dry" (inspired by the Barnes-Hecker mine disaster) was produced as a joint project of the Peninsula Arts Appreciate Council and the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. Most recently his play, "Revolutionary Brassiere" told the history of a women's undergarment factory in a rural mining town.

Science Fiction Double Feature is an anthology of 10 minute plays based on classic literary science fiction and offer opportunities for a variety of cast sizes and levels of technical expertise.

Dracula, A Christmas Carol, and Jane Eyre are especially created for less-experienced acting groups in schools, community colleges, and community theaters. They are designed to give beginning theater groups an opportunity to present stories with "name recognition" that will appeal to audiences and provide a satisfying challenge to young thespians.

He is a social worker in rural Michigan.

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Books

Frankenstein: A Play in One Act
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,620. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with creating life - until he succeeds! The abandoned Creature is left to fend for himself and decides that his creator owes him and demands payback. Victor will either do what the Creature demands or pay the consequences. This one-act play may be suitable for some youth drama groups.
Lincoln's Luck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Nonfiction » History » American
How does a motherless boy of an impoverished, illiterate farmer become the greatest President in the history of the United States? This full-length play follows the early life of Abraham Lincoln and his startlingly rocky road to greatness. A great play for a high school theatre or a young community theatre.
Science Fiction Double Feature
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,670. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American
This anthology includes six scripts for ten-minute plays adapted from classic literary science fiction. If you liked the classic “Twilight Zone” television show, you’ll love these old-school science fiction stories.
A Christmas Carol: A Play in One Act
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical, Fiction » Classics
(5.00)
Ebenezer Scrooge is the biggest miser in London and no one knows that better than his clerk Bob Cratchit, but the ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley doesn't want Scrooge to make the same mistakes he did. This one-act play is suitable for youth productions. A school production of this play will shed new light on a classic novel.
Dracula: A Play in One Act
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00)
Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray become entangled with the mysterious Count Dracula from the far-off country of Transylvania. Only Dr. Seward and Dr. Van Helsing know the truth - Count Dracula is a deadly vampire who will terrorize the English countryside if he gets the chance. This one-act play may be suitable for some youth drama groups.
Jane Eyre: A Play in One Act
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(5.00)
Orphan Jane Eyre grows up at a charity school and takes a job as a governess to the daughter of Mr. Rochester a wealthy, but lonely man at Thornfield Hall. While she is there, she learns that nothing is as it seems. This one-act play is suitable for youth productions. A school production of this play will shed new light on a classic novel.

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