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Play Scripts for Schools suitable for Teen

Santa's Zombie Apocalypse

by Bradley Walton

Santa is trapped by zombies and two reindeer fawns are determined to save the day.

  • About 80 minutes
  • 24 Any Gender, plus optional extras. Can be done with a cast of 9.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 67 pages

Scarlet Expectations of a Drowned Maiden and Two Greek Queens

by Robert Wing

A talk show welcomes some of literature's most memorable women who just can’t seem to get it right when it comes to men.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 7 F + 4 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 28 pages

The Scarlet Heart

by Allison Williams

Join commedia dell'arte characters in a hungry, thirsty, bungling, quest for the Scarlet Heart. An excellent introduction for any student performer.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 3 F + 3 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

Scenes from a Quarantine

by Lindsay Price

This vignette style play can be easily performed using an online platform and has a variety of scenes to address all student skill levels.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 21 Any Gender, Minimum of 4
  • Online Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Scene-Speare!: Shakespearean Scenes for Student Actors

edited by Lindsay Price

A collection of annotated Shakespearean scenes for student actors.

  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 127 pages

School Daze

by Lindsay Price

Middle school is the tricky tightrope between being a kid and being a teenager. The characters try to keep their balance on the first day of middle school.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 16 M + 24 F + 14 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

See the Light

by Lindsay Price

The truth hurts. Especially when you're afraid to tell it and not expecting to hear it.

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

Shakespeare on a Shoestring - Cymbeline!

by Michael Calderone

Faked Death! Mistaken Identity! Parental Marital Veto! But wait, there’s more!

  • About 50 minutes
  • 6 M + 6 F, Plus percussionist. Easily expandable.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 46 pages

Shakespeare's Bachelorette

by Lea Marshall

This is the Shakespeare/Dating show mash-up you’ve been waiting for!

  • About 35 minutes
  • 7 M + 7 F + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Shakespeare's Super Snowy Seasonal Sleigh Ride Stage Show!

by Lindsay Price

Shakespeare’s characters deserve to celebrate the holidays too!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 11 F + 19 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 58 pages

She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More

by Steven Stack

Tonight was going to be writer Alina Deveraux’s most important night, the unveiling of her memoirs. Until she ended up dead. Or not dead.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 7 F + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

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 F, Plus Vocal Orchestra (Minimum of 9 is suggested)
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 74 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 F, Plus Vocal Orchestra (Minimum of 9 is suggested)
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 25 pages

Shreds and Patches

by Robert Wing

A re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 2 F + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 26 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 F + 25 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 51 pages

Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less

by Bradley Hayward

The lives of seven teenagers become intertwined in this humorous and oftentimes bittersweet collection of ten minute plays. Multiple lengths available.

  • About 100 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 F + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13M+17F+3 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 88 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 F, 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 F, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Slow Songs Make Me Puke

by Lindsay Price

The girls of a rather unusual club find it hard to commit to the cause. Boys are too tempting.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 4 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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

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