Bradley Hayward

Bradley Hayward grew up in a small Canadian town, where the overall lack of things to do left him plenty of time to write his first play. Since that time, he has written more than 50 published plays that have been produced in over 20 countries around the world. His one-acts geared toward high school students have been presented at Thespian festivals across the United States and Canada. He currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

Plays by Bradley Hayward

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Apostrophe's

by Bradley Hayward

A silly comedy about how the misuse of apostrophes are ruining the lives of students. Flexible casting, audience participation, and fun staging.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

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Bench Warrant

by Bradley Hayward

Three teenage girls have claimed a bench as their very own and routinely chase away all the "losers" who come near it.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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Brace Yourself

by Bradley Hayward

A teenage brother and sister squabble as they try to extract a gummy bear that has lodged itself in a set of braces.

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

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Double Click

by Bradley Hayward

Young love blossoms when two teenagers flip open their laptops and start chatting.

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

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Fidget

by Bradley Hayward

Kids are constantly being told to hold still. But that’s impossible when all they want to do is move forward at warp speed.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 6 Any Gender, Expandable to 28
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

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Fireworks

by Bradley Hayward

A couple of teenagers in love look up at the night sky and wait for colorful explosions to dance among the stars.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W
  • Recommended for High Schools

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Friend Request

by Bradley Hayward

Thanks to a series of ill-fated friend requests, a doctored photo of a student spreads like wildfire among a group of teenagers.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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Lazy Eye

by Bradley Hayward

Two eyeballs get bent out of shape while defending their half of a teenager's brain.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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Pay Phone

by Bradley Hayward

When a teenager loses his cell phone, he has no choice but to use... a pay phone.

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

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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 W + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13M+17W+3 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 88 pages

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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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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

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Status Update: A Symphony

by Bradley Hayward

Seven teenagers express their hopes and fears online in a rousing symphony of status updates.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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Tumblefur

by Bradley Hayward

A sweet teenage girl takes her dog for a walk in the park and discovers that there is something exciting around every corner.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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The Waking Moment

by Bradley Hayward

Julie would do anything to be just like her best friend Rhonda. But she soon finds out Rhonda's perfect world is a nightmare. Deals with sexual abuse.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 27 pages

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Wheels

by Bradley Hayward

A teenage boy tries to repair a beat-up old truck so that he can get away from his parents and their broken down marriage.

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

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