Playesque (in the manner of a play), Volume 1 features original plays for performances in high school, junior college, and other amateur venues. The plays are reproducible and royalty free for educational and nonprofit performance. They are easily duplicated and performed, and provide complete directions for costuming and staging. Each volume of the Playesque series offers one full-length play, three shorter one-act plays, staging directions, play summaries and other helpful information. This first book in the series features the full-length drama, Americana, as well as three short plays: Erstwhile, a comedy; The Cronus Offence, a science fiction drama; and It's Nothing, a contemporary farce. Each play features character analysis, degree of difficulty rating, and complete production and director's notes. Grades 9-12.