Shreds and Patches is an imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet like no other! An excellent easy-to-stage competition piece that fuses Shakespearean speech with modern dialogue - a super fun way to bring Shakespeare into the classroom!

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Play Scripts for Schools featuring Student directors

6ft Scenes

by Lindsay Price

A collection of 15 scenes in which no two characters get within 6ft of each other.

  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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

Better Than The Movie - Socially Distanced Version

by Jeffrey Harr

A socially-distanced version of Better Than the Movie.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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

Bottle Baby

by Lindsay Price

Beeb is a young recovering alcoholic. But the recovery isn't going so well.

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

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

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

Christmas in July

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

The calendar days are all in a tizzy. The New Year better fix this mess and fix it quick.

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

Christmas in July: Two Holiday One Act Plays

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

Two Christmas plays. Baby New Year rearranges the calendar in Christmas in July. Christmas is in jeopardy in What do you do when the elves have the flu?

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 36 pages

Constantly, Incessantly, All The Time

by Billy Houck

A young girl examines the backpack of her life.

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

The Date

by Steven Stack

Demons on a date are never good.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools

Diatom

by Billy Houck

Two friends without a car wait and talk. And wait and talk. And wait and talk...

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Distance Learning

by Christian Kiley

A play about trying to survive and thrive in a virtual classroom.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

ellenalicemonajune

by Colleen Neuman

Ellen, Alice, Mona, and June share those uncomfortable truths that only close friends can tell each other.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Football Romeo (Ten Minute Version)

by Lindsay Price

A football player tries to tackle Shakespeare.

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

The Four Hags of the Apocalypse Eat Salad at their General Meeting

by Lindsay Price

A black comedy about female self-image.

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

Franz Kafka Cancels His Cell Phone Plan

by Kirk Shimano

A modern absurdist play that puts elements from three of Franz Kafka’s works into the context of the everyday absurdities of our 21st century lives.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 17 pages

Hairball

by Lindsay Price

A light vignette play about our obsession with hair. Flexible casting.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W, Expandable to 14M+27W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

Hamlette

by Allison Williams

Hamlet is played by a girl in this twisty-turny comedic interpretation of the classic Danish tale.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 20 pages

Huge Hands

by Billy Houck

A scrawny teenaged boy envisions the perfect way to fight back.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 8 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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