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Dead Men Don't Jaywalk

by Allison Williams

A dead body jaywalks in front of radio-star-turned-movie-star detective Steve Powell. When a lady friend gets the blame, Steve puts himself on the case.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

A Deep, Poetic Journey Into Something

by Forrest Musselman

Jane wants to break out of her box. Colour cows green and the sky purple. She wants a deep poetic journey into something. The problem is she has no idea where to start.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 25 pages

Dracula

adapted by Laramie Dean from Bram Stoker

A highly theatrical exploration of the evil that lurks inside all of us…

  • About 100 minutes
  • 5 M + 5 W + 3 Any Gender, plus Nosferatu and Assorted Monsters
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 100 pages

Drop Dead, Juliet!

by Allison Williams

Juliet has had enough! No more poison, stabbing, or dying. Romeo and Juliet will never be the same - or will it? Not everyone's so keen on the changes.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 13 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Drum Taps

adapted by Lindsay Price from Walt Whitman

A theatrical adaptation of a selection of Walt Whitman's civil war poems. See the words, the war, the blood come to life.

  • About 35 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 66 pages

Drum Taps (Small Cast Version)

adapted by Lindsay Price from Walt Whitman

A theatrical adaptation of a selection of Walt Whitman's civil war poems. See the words, the war, the blood come to life.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Drum Taps (Large Cast Version)

adapted by Lindsay Price from Walt Whitman

A theatrical adaptation of a selection of Walt Whitman's civil war poems. See the words, the war, the blood come to life.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 6 M + 14 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Exile and the Onion Girl

adapted by Lindsay Price from Aeschylus' The Libation Bearers

A vividly modern adaptation of Aeschylus' play The Libation Bearers.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W, Plus Domestics (chorus)
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

Finishing Sentences

by Scott Giessler

A play that forces us to consider the human side of the people we often dismiss.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W + 8 Any Gender, Easily expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 44 pages

Flaky Lips

by Lindsay Price

Two girls live in two communities that have been separated by a wall for a hundred years.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 30 pages

Floating on a Don't Care Cloud

by Lindsay Price

An emotional tug of war between a sister and brother and what really happens in the world of teenage marijuana use. A vivid personification of drugs.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W + 7 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 42 pages

Frankenstein Among the Dead

adapted by Laramie Dean from the novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Thunder and lightning tear apart the night sky while two young women explore the story of Frankenstein

  • About 95 minutes
  • 8 M + 7 W + 8 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 81 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

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

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

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

Have You Heard?

by Krista Boehnert

This monologue-based play explores what happens when rumours and secrets spin out of control. What makes a secret more powerful: when it's true or a lie?

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 24 pages

Heirlooms

by Steven Stack

Tara and Dane find themselves in possession of the legendary “hook hand” and learn that “finders keepers” is not always what it’s cracked up to be.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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