Shreds and Patches is an imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet like no other! An excellent easy-to-stage competition piece that fuses Shakespearean speech with modern dialogue - a super fun way to bring Shakespeare into the classroom!

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Play Scripts for Schools featuring Character study

Agatha Rex

adapted by Lindsay Price from Antigone by Sophocles

A modern adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone set in a high school.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 9 M + 10 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 72 pages

Among Friends and Clutter

by Lindsay Price

This character-driven piece explores the most important relationships in life: friends, family, and love.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 43 pages

Anonymous

by Allison Green

Anonymous is a story of every teenager: trying to fit in, trying to belong, trying to fall in love. It's hard to be an individual when you're trying to survive.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 15 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 32 pages

La Ansiedad es Naranja

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of the vignette play Anxiety is Orange.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 7 W + 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 W + 12 Any Gender, Doubling possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 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 W + 13 Any Gender
  • Radio Play
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The Art of Rejection

by Christian Kiley

An avant-garde look at the price of popularity.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 14 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Baalzebub

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

  • About 80 minutes
  • 1 M + 11 W, Easily expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 71 pages

Baalzebub - One Act Version

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 11 W, Easily expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

The Battle of Image vs Girl

by Johanna Skoreyko

One Girl. One Mirror. Against the world.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 15 pages

Beauty and the Bee

by Lindsay Price

Catherine is a beauty queen. Cosette is a homeschooled spelling bee champion. Two sisters could not be farther apart. When their worlds collide, sparks fly.

  • About 38 minutes
  • 2 M + 6 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

Being Bianca: The Semi-Complete Guide

by Alan Haehnel

Bianca wants to help everyone be the best they can be. Well, she wants everyone to be just like her. Because what's better than being Bianca? Huge cast comedy.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 10 W + 38 Any Gender, Doubling and Tripling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

Better Than The Movie

by Jeffrey Harr

First dates can be the worst or the best. Especially when you're on a date with the guy or girl of your dreams.

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

betweenity

by Lindsay Price

This vignette play explores the beats, pauses, and neverending silences in conversation. An excellent class project with parts for everyone.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 4 W + 4 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 29 pages

The Blue and the Grey

by RS Paulette

This award-winning piece is haunting, exhilarating and theatrical.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W, Plus Students
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

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 W + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 32
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Body Body

by Lindsay Price

Madeline has body issues. So much so that her different body parts are coming to life and talking back. But Madeline is tired of feeling bad about her body.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 54 pages

Body Body: Competition Length Version

by Lindsay Price

Madeline has body issues. So much so that different body parts are coming to life and talking back. A shorter version of this body image play.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 54 pages

Box

by Lindsay Price

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

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

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