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Rainbows vs. Bunnies: Annihilation

by Bradley Walton

A talking bunny. A talking rainbow. Plus annihilation.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender, 8 actors possible with doubling
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

The Redemption of Gertie Greene

by Taryn Temple

Is Gertie really what everyone calls her: a freak, strange, stupid, clumsy, and mean?

  • About 50 minutes
  • 5 M + 11 F, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 37 pages

Romeo and Juliet (Modern English)

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern English one act version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 F + 3 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Romeo and Juliet (One Hour)

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 18 M + 4 F, Doubling Possible
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

Santa's Zombie Apocalypse

by Bradley Walton

Santa is trapped by zombies and two reindeer fawns are determined to save the day.

  • About 80 minutes
  • 24 Any Gender, plus optional extras. Can be done with a cast of 9.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 67 pages

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 F + 3 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More

by Steven Stack

Tonight was going to be writer Alina Deveraux’s most important night, the unveiling of her memoirs. Until she ended up dead. Or not dead.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 7 F + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

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 F + 5 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 70 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 F + 22 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

Treasure Island

adapted by Todd Espeland from Robert Louis Stevenson

Pirates sponging for rum, treasure maps filled with pieces of eight!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 12 M + 8 F, Plus patrons & pirates, gender flexible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 50 pages

Treasure Island (One Act Version)

adapted by Todd Espeland from Robert Louis Stevenson

A one act cutting of Treasure Island

  • About 35 minutes
  • 12 M + 8 F, Plus patrons & pirates, gender flexible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 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 F + 6 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

With Liberty and Justice For All

by Jeyna Lynn Gonzales

Voices from a BLM protest.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 F + 3 Any Gender + 1 Trans Man
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 20 pages

You're Cosplaying My Song

by Jeffrey Harr

Love conquers all, even for a Queen Elf and a Jedi in Omega Six.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 F
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 9 pages

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