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Play Scripts for Schools suitable for All audiences

Smarty Pants

by Bradley Hayward

Dallas is a real smarty pants and can't wait to show off. But he's in for a shock. His new class is very different. A fantastic competition piece.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

The Snow Queen

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Hans Christian Andersen

A theatrical adaptation of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 8 M + 20 W + 31 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The Snow Show

by Lindsay Price

A character driven toboggan ride through every experience you've ever had with snow. Wish for a snow day, make a snow angel, catch the first snowflake.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 8 W, Expandable to 7M 13W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Storied

by Bradley Walton

In a magical dimension, three teenagers are pulled into a conflict between Good and Bad Ideas from classic tales. Who is to blame for the bad idea?

  • About 77 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 W + 5 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 70 pages

Strawberries in Winter

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Aleksander Chodzko

Jack Frost spins the tale of Poor Marouckla who is tormented by her mean stepmother and her horse-faced stepsister. Based on a folktale by Aleksander Chodzko.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 4 W + 12 Any Gender, plus Snow Dancers
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 31 pages

Stressed

by Alan Haehnel

Stress is driving a teen quartet crazy - so much so they can't stop talking about it. This play is a symphony of sound and character.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 22 pages

The Super Non-Heroes

by Taryn Temple

Charlie may not be a superhero, but when she digs deep she discovers her unique talents to save the day.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W + 13 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 50 pages

The Support Group from Hell

by Jeffrey Harr

Wendy walks into a typical teen support group but quickly discovers that that the others are anything but typical.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Swimming With Sins

by Lindsay Price

Envy, Sloth and Greed meet up at the beach with Kindness, Generosity and Zeal for their yearly swim meet!

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

by Dara Murphy

Two royalty-free plays for your inclusive classroom

  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The Tempest

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern version of this Shakespeare classic. A great introduction to the story and the bard.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 W
  • Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

by Dara Murphy

Nothing stands in the way of the green grass. Until they wake up one morning to see a yellow dandelion in their midst.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 11 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Through the Looking-Glass

adapted by Lindsay Price from Lewis Carroll

Alice is back in Wonderland and looking to become Queen. This adaptation is a fantastical physical journey for both actor and audience.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 3 W + 7 Any Gender, + Wonderland Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

To Kill a Mocking Birdie

by Clint Snyder

Birdie would like you to meet her parents: a goldfish and a moldy piece of bread. It's a perfectly crazy dinner party. Consider this your invitation.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 4 W + 4 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

Upon A Sea of Dreams: A Journey on the Titanic

by Kathleen Donnelly

In a tiny third class cabin Emma dreams of a new life in America. But when the Titanic hits an iceberg, that dream becomes a nightmare.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 1 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 42 pages

Virtual Platform

by Claire Broome

How can anyone make sense of a virtual platform?

  • About 25 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Virtual Support Group from Hell

by Jeffrey Harr

Wendy joins an online teen support group. However, she quickly discovers that the others are anything but typical.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Wait Wait Bo Bait

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play all about waiting. Great scenes, great characters, flexible casting, easy staging.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 22 pages

Wait Wait Bo Bait (Middle School Edition)

by Lindsay Price

A middle school vignette play about waiting. Great scenes, great characters, flexible casting, easy to stage.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 22 pages

We Open Tomorrow Night?!

by Michael Wehrli

A scripted talent show where YOU are the stars!

  • About 90 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W + 4 Any Gender, Plus Acts
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 47 pages

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