About Children of Hooverville


After 13-year-old Elsie Davis loses her family farm to the bank and her brother to the dust storms, she joins family and friends on a forced journey along Route 66 in search of a better life in California. Together they must survive unimaginable hardships and overcome theft, illness and unsympathetic authorities. But when at last they arrive in the Golden State, it may not be the promised land they had hoped for...

Hollie Michaels (She/Her) is originally from South Florida but traded in her flip-flops for snow boots and currently lives in New England. Right before the pandemic, she was a High School Theater Teacher. This school year, she is focusing on her writing/illustration work and wrangling her two kids.

As a playwright, Hollie has had various plays performed in and around New York City. Her historical youth play Children of Hooverville is published with YouthPLAYS and has had performances at schools around the country.


About YouthPLAYS

YouthPLAYS publishes a diverse range of talented and original dramatic voices, both new and established, from all over the world, in order to provide a superior, carefully curated collection of plays and musicals for young actors and audiences. These include full-length and one-act plays and musicals for teen and pre-teen performers that are ideal for high schools, middle school, elementary schools, youth theatres, camps and other youth programs, as well as material that is suitable for community theatres and family audiences, plays for professional theatres for young audiences (that use adult performers), and edgier material suitable for university performers. We also have numerous short scripts that are well-suited to speech and forensics competition, and a huge collection of monologues that are free for use in the classroom and for auditions.

At YouthPLAYS, we're taking advantage of technology to give you more options, options that are environmentally friendly and save you time and money as well. You can order any script on our website in its entirety as a digital file, thus allowing you to get what you need quickly without having to pay shipping costs. Like what you read? You can order performance royalties with a photocopy license that gives you permission to make as many copies as you need for your production. Like doing things the traditional way, with an attractive acting edition that you can put on a bookshelf? Almost all of our plays are available in this form too. Any way you want to read them, if you are looking for a diverse collection of entertaining and often thought-provoking plays, then search no further.

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