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Storied

by Bradley Walton

In a magical dimension, three teenagers are pulled into a conflict between Good and Bad Ideas from classic tales. Who is to blame for the bad idea?

  • About 77 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 W + 5 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 70 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

The Super Non-Heroes

by Taryn Temple

Charlie may not be a superhero, but when she digs deep she discovers her unique talents to save the day.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W + 13 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 50 pages

The Taming of the Shrew

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's controversial tale about the relationships between men and women.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 5 M + 3 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

The Tempest

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern version of this Shakespeare classic. A great introduction to the story and the bard.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 W
  • Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

by Dara Murphy

Nothing stands in the way of the green grass. Until they wake up one morning to see a yellow dandelion in their midst.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 11 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

This Phone Will Explode at the Tone

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play about communication. Great for classwork.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W, Expandable to 33
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 20 pages

Through the Looking-Glass

adapted by Lindsay Price from Lewis Carroll

Alice is back in Wonderland and looking to become Queen. This adaptation is a fantastical physical journey for both actor and audience.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 3 W + 7 Any Gender, + Wonderland Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

ths phne 2.0: the next generation

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play that looks at 21st century communication. Blog your innermost thoughts. Break up by text. Express your deepest emotions through LOL's and smilies.

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

Tick Talk

by Lindsay Price

The teenagers in Tick Talk have much to say, but no way to say it. Characters are limited to only ONE WORD for the whole play. A great challenge for actors.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 6 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 31 pages

The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar

by Dave Hammers

Sarah and Dave think it would be fun to direct a play for drama club. And they both love Julius Caesar. What could go wrong?

  • About 82 minutes
  • 5 M + 4 W + 22 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy filled with unrequited love, disguises, and a shipwreck.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 6 M + 3 W + 6 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

Typecast

by Amanda Murray Cutalo

Students have all mysteriously been cast in the “wrong” roles.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 7 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

Wait Wait Bo Bait

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play all about waiting. Great scenes, great characters, flexible casting, easy staging.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 22 pages

Wait Wait Bo Bait (Middle School Edition)

by Lindsay Price

A middle school vignette play about waiting. Great scenes, great characters, flexible casting, easy to stage.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 22 pages

We Open Tomorrow Night?!

by Michael Wehrli

A scripted talent show where YOU are the stars!

  • About 90 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W + 4 Any Gender, Plus Acts
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 47 pages

We Open Tomorrow Night?! (One Act Version)

by Michael Wehrli

A competition-length version of We Open Tomorrow Night?!

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W + 4 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

What do you do when the Elves have the flu?

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

The Elves can't eat, they can't sleep and they certainly can't work. And with Christmas around the corner, how will the toys get made?

  • About 20 minutes
  • 6 W + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools

The Wind in the Willows

adapted by Todd Espeland from Kenneth Grahame

A lively and theatrical adaptation of a wonderful classic.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 3 W + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 61 pages

Winnie-the-Pooh

adapted by Lindsay Price from Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

Join Pooh Bear, Piglet, and all their friends in the Hundred Acre wood.

  • About 90 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 8 Any Gender, Additional Narrators
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

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