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Play Scripts for Schools featuring Poetry

Moonbow Miraculous

by Kirk Shimano

If someone has a secret they’ve been clutching to their heart, the moonbow’s glow will give them the courage to share their true selves

  • About 40 minutes
  • 14 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

Moonbow Miraculous: Competition-Length Version

by Kirk Shimano

If someone has a secret they’ve been clutching to their heart, the moonbow’s glow will give them the courage to share their true selves

  • About 20 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 21 pages

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

Pandora's Fire

by Judith White

Pandora's curiosity gets the better of her in this theatrical retelling of the Greek myth.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 3 Any Gender, Plus chorus
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 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

Postcards from Shakespeare

by Allison Williams

Shakespeare has writer’s block. Nothing inspires him. Queen Elizabeth sends him on a trip around the world to find inspiration.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 6 M + 4 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 37 pages

Sandy is an Eggplant, Shannon is a Pretty Girl

by Lindsay Price

While wearing ugly purple bridesmaid dresses, an older sister struggles with her seemingly perfect pretty sister.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

School Daze

by Lindsay Price

Middle school is the tricky tightrope between being a kid and being a teenager. The characters try to keep their balance on the first day of middle school.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 16 M + 24 W + 14 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Shout! (Full Length Version)

book & lyrics by Lindsay Pricemusic by Kristin Gauthier

Four teens just can't express themselves. What happens when you don't shout? An a cappella musical created especially for high school performers. You can sing this!

  • About 105 minutes
  • 7 M + 14 W, Plus Vocal Orchestra (Minimum of 9 is suggested)
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 122 pages

Shout! (One Act Version)

book & lyrics by Lindsay Pricemusic by Kristin Gauthier

A one act version of our wonderful and accessable a cappela musical.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 7 W, Plus Vocal Orchestra (Minimum of 9 is suggested)
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 60 pages

Shreds and Patches

by Robert Wing

A re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 2 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 26 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

Sweep Under Rug

by Lindsay Price

In the future the issue of poverty is solved through separation and subserviance. A teen causes trouble simply because she wants to better herself.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 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

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

Wenceslas

by Lindsay Price

A moving interpretation of the classic carol Good King Wenceslas. With music, song, a touching message and great roles for actors of all levels.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W + 14 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Will and Whimsy: Sixteen Dramatically Illustrated Sonnets of Shakespeare

by Alan Haehnel

Shakespeare's Sonnets come alive in this play where modern scenes play hand in hand with the original text. Very flexible casting.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender, Expandable to 35
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 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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