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Play Scripts for Schools suitable for Pre-teen

Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo: Competition Version

by Treanor Baring

A 35 minute cutting of the original suitable for competition.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Franz Kafka Cancels His Cell Phone Plan

by Kirk Shimano

A modern absurdist play that puts elements from three of Franz Kafka’s works into the context of the everyday absurdities of our 21st century lives.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 17 pages

Free - Version 1

by Lindsay Price

A free picnic forces a struggling town to reconcile their belief systems with their greed.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 6 M + 10 W + 3 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

Free - Version 2

by Lindsay Price

A free picnic forces a struggling town to reconcile their belief systems with their greed. More parts for girls in Version 2.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 12 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

The Fried Kobassa

by J. Robert Wilkins

A girl-heavy wacky camp comedy that centres on some missing luncheon meat.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 2 M + 9 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Funhouse

by Lindsay Price

This middle school play looks at the bullied, the bully, and the bystander through mostly non-verbal vignettes.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

The Gift

by Lindsay Price inspired by O. Henry

A teen transforms from shallow and selfish to giving and selfless. How did it happen? A wonderful holiday play inspired by The Gift of the Magi.

  • About 90 minutes
  • 4 M + 13 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 96 pages

The Gorgon Sisters

by Laramie Dean

Can Stheno bring her sister Medusa back to life?

  • About 50 minutes
  • 8 M + 10 W + 1 Any Gender, plus Harpies and Creatures, doubling possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

Gothic Ghost Stories

by Lindsay Price

A modern adaptation of Victorian ghost stories.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 17 M + 25 W + 7 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools & High Schools
  • 66 pages

Grim and Gruesome Grimm

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

A playful and theatrical adaptation of Grimm's grimmest tales.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 8 M + 12 W + 21 Any Gender, Doubling Options
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 57 pages

Hairball

by Lindsay Price

A light vignette play about our obsession with hair. Flexible casting.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W, Expandable to 14M+27W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

Hamlet

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of murder, ghosts and revenge.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 15 M + 9 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 47 pages

Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark

by Chris Stiles

Denmark is plagued with zombies in this gruesomely comic adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 2 W + 11 Any Gender, Plus Extras
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 36 pages

Hamlette

by Allison Williams

Hamlet is played by a girl in this twisty-turny comedic interpretation of the classic Danish tale.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 20 pages

Hansel and Gretel

by Shirley Barrie

An inventive re-telling of the Grimms' fairy tale. Puppetry, percussive rhythms, twists in language, and unique characterizations.

  • About 56 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 2 Any Gender, Percussionists and Puppeteers
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 56 pages

The Happiness Shop

by Lindsay Price

Why aren't middle school students full of smiles, hugs and hi-fives? They’re too young to have problems.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 W + 13 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

The Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge

by J. Robert Wilkins

Things start to go awry when four teens show up at a haunted lodge for their prom. A determined ghost could make this the most bizarre night ever.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 pages

Home of the Brave

by Lee Cataluna

An excellent character-driven piece for middle school students. Inspired by hundreds of interviews with those associated by all branches of the service.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 4 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Hoodie

by Lindsay Price

This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 7 W, Expandable to 18W 13M
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

The Hope and Heartache Diner

by Lindsay Price

Diners are a special place. You can get your coffee, fall in love, and find light when the world is dark.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 7 W + 3 Any Gender
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 66 pages

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