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Play Scripts for Schools suitable for Pre-teen

The Hope and Heartache Diner - One Act Version

by Lindsay Price

A One Act version of The Hope and Heartache Diner

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 7 Any Gender
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

Horror Movie 102: Failing Just Got Deadlier

by Steven Stack

A follow-up to the very popular Horror Movie 101!

  • About 60 minutes
  • 7 M + 14 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The House

by Lindsay Price

Based on four creepy stories about haunted houses.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 5 M + 9 W + 14 Any Gender
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

The House - Competition Length Version

by Lindsay Price

A competition-length cutting of The House

  • About 35 minutes
  • 25 Any Gender, 19 with doubling
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

Huge Hands

by Billy Houck

A scrawny teenaged boy envisions the perfect way to fight back.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 8 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Humbug High: A Contemporary Christmas Carol

adapted by Lindsay Price from Charles Dickens

A modern take on the classic Dickens tale. Eddie Scrooge is a 17-year-old Bah Humbug of a guy. Till one Christmas Eve when three ghosts change his life.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 13 W, Expandable to 11M 20W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 63 pages

If You Can't Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cry

by Jeffrey Harr

Annarosarosemarie is ready and raring to go for her first play audition. Miss Johnson is not ready to see what Annarosarosemarie has prepared. Not ready at all.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 11 pages

If You Can't Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cry - Virtual Version

by Jeffrey Harr

Annarosarosemarie is ready and raring to go for her first virtual play audition. Miss Johnson is not ready to see what Annarosarosemarie has prepared. Not ready at all.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Virtual Production
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Inanimate

by Christian Kiley

Life is a little different for Ani. She talks to inanimate objects and the object talk back. Is she living in a happy, carefree kids’ show or is it something more serious?

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 W + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 18 pages

Jane Austen, Completely Zoomed

by Treanor Baring

A fast-paced, witty modern take on Austen’s six classic masterpieces.

  • About 60 minutes
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Jealousy Jane

by Lindsay Price

Jane is a jealous girl. So much so it's turned into a life-sized monster that follows her everywhere. What happens when Jealousy takes over your life?

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Just Girls Talking

by Robert Wing

A drama for six women that will have your audience talking long after they leave the theatre.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 6 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 30 pages

A Kidnapped Santa Claus

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from L. Frank Baum

Plots and schemes are being hatched to kidnap Santa! That means no toys for good little girls and boys. Adapted from the story by L. Frank Baum.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W + 5 Any Gender, plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 44 pages

Labeled

by Lindsay Price

We label people every day. We’ve done it in the past, we’ll do it in the future.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 6 W + 15 Any Gender + 1 Trans M, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

Layers

by Gary Rodgers

Step inside Robin’s world as he grapples with his conscience and his anti-conscience. And then deeper still as the writer tries to figure out an ending... which he may not be able to do if he’s not actually the writer.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 1 W + 14 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 36 pages

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

adapted by Lindsay Price from Washington Irving

What will happen when Icabod Crane comes face to face with the headless horseman? An adaptation of the Washington Irving story.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 7 W, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set.
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

Let Me In

by Sholeh Wolpé

Jazmine tries to get into the movie theatre, but the inspector has other ideas.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Letters

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

For many wars, letters home were the only form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones. This play brings those letters to life.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 9 M + 12 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

Life and Death in an Empty Hallway

by Christopher Evans

An intense and honest drama with excellent character opportunities.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 3 W + 3 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 25 pages

A Lighter Shade of Noir

by Patrick Derksen

A fabulously funny and high styling take on film noir.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 62 pages

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