We can all relate to feeling small in a big world. The collection of 4 short plays in A Box of Puppies offers a comforting reminder that we are not alone in our struggles.

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Play Scripts for Schools suitable for Pre-teen

Beggar's Night

by Jeffrey Harr

Claire thinks Halloween is going to be humdrum as usual... until a vampire shows up and asks to be invited in.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 F + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Being Bianca: The Semi-Complete Guide

by Alan Haehnel

Bianca wants to help everyone be the best they can be. Well, she wants everyone to be just like her. Because what's better than being Bianca? Huge cast comedy.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 10 F + 38 Any Gender, Doubling and Tripling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

Better Than The Movie

by Jeffrey Harr

First dates can be the worst or the best. Especially when you're on a date with the guy or girl of your dreams.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 F + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 12 pages

Better Than The Movie - Socially Distanced Version

by Jeffrey Harr

A socially-distanced version of Better Than the Movie.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 F + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

betweenity

by Lindsay Price

This vignette play explores the beats, pauses, and neverending silences in conversation. An excellent class project with parts for everyone.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 4 F + 4 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 29 pages

The Blue and the Grey

by RS Paulette

This award-winning piece is haunting, exhilarating and theatrical.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 F, Plus Students
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

Boat

by Lindsay Price

In this one-act middle school vignette play, characters come face-to-face with the fact that there are other people in their boat. Some are different. Some only seem different.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 7 F + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 32
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Body Body

by Lindsay Price

Madeline has body issues. So much so that her different body parts are coming to life and talking back. But Madeline is tired of feeling bad about her body.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 54 pages

Body Body: Competition Length Version

by Lindsay Price

Madeline has body issues. So much so that different body parts are coming to life and talking back. A shorter version of this body image play.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 54 pages

Bottle Baby

by Lindsay Price

Beeb is a young recovering alcoholic. But the recovery isn't going so well.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Bottom of the Lake

by Steven Stack

Who lies at the bottom of the lake? An awesome combination of ghost stories, urban legends, teen issues, absurd comedy, and film noir, all in a single play!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 2 M + 12 F + 2 Any Gender
  • Multiple Locations
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

A Box of Puppies

by Billy Houck

We can all relate to feeling small in a big world. The characters in A Box of Puppies share their insecurities, their frailties and how they cope.

  • 2 M + 2 F + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 31 pages

Building Blocks

by Jeffrey Harr

A boy and a girl share words of wisdom straight from their parents' mouths.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 F
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 11 pages

Building Blocks, Virtually

by Jeffrey Harr

A boy and a girl share words of wisdom straight from their parents' mouths.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 F
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Bungee Jump Bear Trap

by Lindsay Price

Sometimes you need to leap without knowing what the outcome will be.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

The Butterfly Queen

by Christian Kiley

A touching ensemble piece where sacrifice is as simple as a pair of wings.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 F + 12 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 19 pages

C'mon And Dance

by Jeffrey Harr

Dancer loves to dance. But she is shy and a little insecure. How does she work past her feelings and let go? How does she dance like no one’s watching?

  • About 15 minutes
  • 7 F
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 8 pages

Camel Dung and Cloves

by Dara Murphy

Sara enjoys tea parties. But camel dung and cloves are two things that should never end up on the table. The twists never stop coming in this play.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 4 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 15 pages

The Canterbury Tales

adapted by Lindsay Price from Chaucer

Chaucer's classic collection of tales comes to life in a lively adaptation. Great characters, lots of humour, strong ensemble work. Text uses modern English.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 4 M + 4 F, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 69 pages

Carrying the Calf

by Shirley Barrie

A teenager fed-up with being bullied drags her reluctant friend to a self-defence class.

  • About 54 minutes
  • 4 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

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