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Play Scripts for Schools using Simple costumes

6ft Scenes

by Lindsay Price

A collection of 15 scenes in which no two characters get within 6ft of each other.

  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

La Ansiedad es Naranja

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of the vignette play Anxiety is Orange.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 7 F + 12 Any Gender, Doubling possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 pages

Anxiety is Orange

by Lindsay Price

Join the characters in this vignette play as they navigate the world, each other, and the greens, greys, blues, reds, pinks, yellows, and oranges around them.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 7 F + 12 Any Gender, Doubling possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

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

Arctic Adventure Theatre: The Case of the Crazed Crashers

by Matthew Webster

A big fun online-friendly show in the style of a radio serial.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 F + 13 Any Gender
  • Radio Play
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Backspace

by Lindsay Price

In this world writing is a struggle, a battle, a war. Backspace explores personification and characterization like no other play.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 6 F + 15 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 pages

Better Than The Movie - Socially Distanced Version

by Jeffrey Harr

A socially-distanced version of Better Than the Movie.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 F + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Boat

by Lindsay Price

In this one-act middle school vignette play, characters come face-to-face with the fact that there are other people in their boat. Some are different. Some only seem different.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 7 F + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 32
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Box

by Lindsay Price

A middle school vignette play about the boxes we find ourselves in.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 6 F + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note

by Lindsay Price

Jake finds a suicide note in his mailbox. Is it real? Is it a joke? Jake is determined to find out but instead learns a secret he didn't want to know.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 F + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

Building Blocks, Virtually

by Jeffrey Harr

A boy and a girl share words of wisdom straight from their parents' mouths.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 F
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Bungee Jump Bear Trap

by Lindsay Price

Sometimes you need to leap without knowing what the outcome will be.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

The Burgundy Letter

by Kirk Shimano

Hester90 is publicly shamed and shunned for a racial slur against another student.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 F + 6 Any Gender, plus 0-100 “The Anonymous” characters
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 pages

The Butterfly Queen

by Christian Kiley

A touching ensemble piece where sacrifice is as simple as a pair of wings.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 F + 12 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 19 pages

La Caja

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of the middle school vignette play Box.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 9 F + 4 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

Characters Behaving Badly

by Lindsay Price

This vignette play asks students to look at the concept of what it means to be “good” and “bad.”

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 F + 5 Any Gender + 1 Trans Woman
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

Chicken. Road.

by Lindsay Price

A group of teenagers grapple with unanswered questions as they try to understand why someone who has it all would kill themselves. Powerful monologues.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 F + 13 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

Completely, Absolutely Normal: Vignettes About LGBTQ+ Teens

by Bradley Walton

Ten interconnected vignettes with LGBTQ+ themes.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 5 F + 8 M or F + 1 Trans Man
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Date

by Steven Stack

Demons on a date are never good.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 F
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools

Deck the Stage!

by Lindsay Price

A Christmas collection like no other. Six short plays, all inspired by Christmas carols and can be performed as a full-length or individually.

  • About 70 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 47 pages

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