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Play Scripts for Schools featuring Movement-based

The Absolutely Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About Cat Hair

by Bradley Walton

Cat hair is taking over the world in this hilarious huge cast one act.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender, Plus ensemble of 8-100
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

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

Alice

adapted by Lindsay Price from Lewis Carroll

An adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic book. Practical solutions to all special effects. A magical trip to Wonderland!

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 8 Any Gender, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 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

Ariadne's Thread, The Adventures of Theseus and the Minotaur

by Judith White

Theseus is a young man on an adventure. As he makes his way to Athens to meet his father he must fight bandits, carnivorous pigs, and travel the underworld.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 9 Any Gender, Plus Chorus
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

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 W + 15 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 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

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

A Box of Puppies

by Billy Houck

We can all relate to feeling small in a big world. The characters in A Box of Puppies share their insecurities, their frailties and how they cope.

  • 2 M + 2 W + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 31 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 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

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 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 W + 12 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 19 pages

C'mon And Dance

by Jeffrey Harr

Dancer loves to dance. But she is shy and a little insecure. How does she work past her feelings and let go? How does she dance like no one’s watching?

  • About 15 minutes
  • 7 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 8 pages

La Caja

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of the middle school vignette play Box.

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

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