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Play Scripts for Schools featuring Movement-based

The Myths at the Edge of the World

by Matthew Webster

Four campers are not only lost in the wood, they are lost at the edge of the world with no land, water, stars or sun. The only way to bring life back is to ask the right questions that will release stories from the wind.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 2 Any Gender, Expandable to 30
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 42 pages

neeT Teen

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play about teen life – backwards, forwards and inside-out. Told through a variety of forms: kitchen sink, absurd, movement and song.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

No Horse Town

by Lindsay Price

For the young men of Heywood, crossing the street is as dangerous as going off to war. A highly stylized comedy.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

One Beer Too Many

by Billy Houck

Skip writes from the heart, but uncovers something no one wants to read.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Passing Period Purgatory

by Christian Kiley

Sometimes the hardest part of school is getting from one class to the next.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender + 1 Non-Binary
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Patterns and Power: The Female Edison

by Lindsay Price

How did a 12 year old girl, with little education and no experience with mechanical engineering invent a safety part for a power loom?

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 W + 17 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 37 pages

The Pauper Princess

by Holly Beardsley inspired by Mark Twain

A retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 10 M + 28 W + 34 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 71 pages

The Perils of Modern Education

by Matthew Webster

A comedic romp through the stresses and struggles of making it through the school day.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 19 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 pages

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Robert Browning

There are consequences for the people of Hamelin when they refuse to pay the Piper. A theatricalization of the Robert Browning poem.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 6 M + 4 W + 13 Any Gender, Rats
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

Pressure

by Lindsay Price

Four teenagers struggle with pressures. The Refugee, the newbie, the perfectionist and the less than perfect. Everything comes to a head the week before prom.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 10 W, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

A Recipe of Me

by Kate Kilpatrick

Heartfelt stories about a family told through recipes.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

Red Rover

by Christian Kiley

A young girl is pulled out of her history class to go to the hospital where she discovers she has cancer. She befriends Lucy (who is chemotherapy personified) and she and Lucy prepare to take the disease.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 12 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Scarlet Heart

by Allison Williams

Join commedia dell'arte characters in a hungry, thirsty, bungling, quest for the Scarlet Heart. An excellent introduction for any student performer.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 3 W + 3 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

Shakespeare on a Shoestring - Cymbeline!

by Michael Calderone

Faked Death! Mistaken Identity! Parental Marital Veto! But wait, there’s more!

  • About 50 minutes
  • 6 M + 6 W, Plus percussionist. Easily expandable.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 46 pages

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

adapted by Lindsay Price from Edgar Allan Poe

A vivid and theatrical adaptation of some of Poe's best known works. Multi length versions to fit every performance need.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 25 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 51 pages

Skid Marks: A Play About Driving

by Lindsay Price

Your first car. Getting your license, Getting pulled over. The relationship between teen and car makes a great backdrop for this vignette play.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 pages

Split

by Bradley Hayward

Children of divorce are united through humor in this honest and theatrical look at the day to day reality of growing up in a family that's been torn apart.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 4 Any Gender, Easily Expandable to 28
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Strawberries in Winter

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Aleksander Chodzko

Jack Frost spins the tale of Poor Marouckla who is tormented by her mean stepmother and her horse-faced stepsister. Based on a folktale by Aleksander Chodzko.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 4 W + 12 Any Gender, plus Snow Dancers
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 31 pages

Stroke Static

by Lindsay Price

The heartbreaking look at dementia from the inside. The struggle between real and fantasy. Past and present. An award-winning theatrical experience.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 28 pages

Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

by Dara Murphy

Two royalty-free plays for your inclusive classroom

  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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