Teaching Drama

Four New Plays for High Schools

We’re jumping up and down with excitement to announce the immediate release of four new scripts for high schools to perform.


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Scarlet Expectations of a Drowned Maiden and Two Greek Queens

by Robert Wing

On today’s episode of The Dee Dee Show, legendary TV talk show host Dee Dee Dane welcomes women who just can’t seem to get it right when it comes to men. But, Dee Dee’s guests aren’t just any women. These relationship-challenged women are none other than some of literature’s most memorable characters: Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter, Ophelia from Hamlet, Miss Havisham from Great Expectations, Penelope from The Odyssey and Medea from, well, Medea.

It is a farcical and funny meeting of minds that makes today’s episode very special indeed.

Read free sample pages here.


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neeT Teen

by Lindsay Price

“Neet. N-E-E-T is Teen spelled backwards. That’s how I feel. That’s how I see the world.”

The theme of our latest vignette play is teen life – backwards, forwards and inside-out. From dealing with the tractor beam of insecurity and doubt, to dealing with parents who couldn’t hear you if they tried. From fighting pimples to fighting the hallway. From knowing math skills aren’t going to get the girl to knowing that happy teenagers exist. They may not get the laughs, or the drama, or the big monologue, but they’re there.

This play explores many forms. We’ve got everything from kitchen sink, to absurd, to movement, to audience participation, to song. There’s even the opportunity to add your own scene in the mix!

Read free sample pages here.


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The Gift

by Lindsay Price Inspired by The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

“You totally ruined my birthday. First you won’t let me have a party and now this? It’s not the right bag at all. Take this back and get me the right one. Get me the Louis Vuitton.”

Kymberdee has gone through a transformation. Her family life has been turned upside down and because of that she has changed from a selfish materialistic hollow human being to someone who puts people ahead of things. She’s changed her name, her friends, her outlook. But what are the events that have lead to this transformation? And when given an opportunity to return to her materialistic friends, has she changed enough to resist? And why are those foreign exchange students wandering west looking for Meester Staaahr?

Inspired by the short story The Gift of the Magi.

Read free sample pages here.


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Monster Problems

by Lindsay Price

“You’ve got a zombie. He follows you around and you still have your brain. How does that work?”

Starting high school can be nerve-wracking and problem-filled. Am I going to fit in? Am I going to be popular? Will I have the right reputation? What I do something that ruins the rest of high school?

Olivia, Sam and Brooke are overwhelmed. They think about these problems all day, every day to the point that things are getting rather monstrous. They are going to have to deal with their problems or risk being consumed. Vampires, Zombies, and Snakes oh my! What happens when problems get the best of you?

This play was designed for a high school class to perform for middle school students and would be an excellent “intro to high school” project. Or use it in your middle school class as a tool for the transition into high school.

Read free sample pages here.

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Craig Mason