Shreds and Patches is an imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet like no other! An excellent easy-to-stage competition piece that fuses Shakespearean speech with modern dialogue - a super fun way to bring Shakespeare into the classroom!

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Play Scripts for Schools suitable for Pre-teen

Shout! (Full Length Version)

book & lyrics by Lindsay Pricemusic by Kristin Gauthier

Four teens just can't express themselves. What happens when you don't shout? An a cappella musical created especially for high school performers. You can sing this!

  • About 105 minutes
  • 7 M + 14 W, Plus Vocal Orchestra (Minimum of 9 is suggested)
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 122 pages

Shout! (One Act Version)

book & lyrics by Lindsay Pricemusic by Kristin Gauthier

A one act version of our wonderful and accessable a cappela musical.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 7 W, Plus Vocal Orchestra (Minimum of 9 is suggested)
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 60 pages

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

adapted by Lindsay Price from Edgar Allan Poe

A vivid and theatrical adaptation of some of Poe's best known works. Multi length versions to fit every performance need.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 25 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 51 pages

Skid Marks: A Play About Driving

by Lindsay Price

Your first car. Getting your license, Getting pulled over. The relationship between teen and car makes a great backdrop for this vignette play.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 pages

Skid Marks 2: Are We There Yet?

by Lindsay Price

The cross country road trip is the focus of this vignette play. Great for a classroom project or for competition. Short scenes with interesting characters.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 2 M + 5 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

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

Solo-Speare!: Shakespearean Monologues For Student Actors

edited by Lindsay Price

A collection of annotated Shakespearean monologues for student actors.

  • 17 M + 18 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 73 pages

Split

by Bradley Hayward

Children of divorce are united through humor in this honest and theatrical look at the day to day reality of growing up in a family that's been torn apart.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 4 Any Gender, Easily Expandable to 28
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 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

Stupid is Just 4 2day

by Lindsay Price

Connect and commiserate with these characters who can't help but do stupid things. An amazing ensemble opportunity.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 34 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

The Taming of the Shrew

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's controversial tale about the relationships between men and women.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 5 M + 3 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

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

This Phone Will Explode at the Tone

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play about communication. Great for classwork.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W, Expandable to 33
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 20 pages

Thought Traps

by Lindsay Price

Ariane and Kate deal with people from their past who invade their head space. Will either be able to set themselves free?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 5 W + 1 M or W + 2 Non-Binary
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 37 pages

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