Plays Focusing on Characters

Plays that offer challenging, fascinating, and diverse characters.

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Anonymous

by Allison Green

Anonymous is a story of every teenager: trying to fit in, trying to belong, trying to fall in love. It's hard to be an individual when you're trying to survive.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 15 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 32 pages

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The Art of Rejection: Two One Act Plays

by Christian Kiley

R is the only letter in a sea of numbers. Potential sits in a chair. These two one acts - Art of Rejection and Chaired can be performed separately or together.

  • 1 M + 1 W + 27 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 pages

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This collection contains: The Art of Rejection and Chaired
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Ashland Falls

by Steven Stack

Who will pay the price when the real world and the play collide?

  • About 90 minutes
  • 3 M + 11 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 82 pages

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Baalzebub

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

  • About 80 minutes
  • 1 M + 11 W, Easily expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 71 pages

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Baalzebub - One Act Version

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 11 W, Easily expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

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The Battle of Image vs Girl

by Johanna Skoreyko

One Girl. One Mirror. Against the world.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 15 pages

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Beauty and the Bee

by Lindsay Price

Catherine is a beauty queen. Cosette is a homeschooled spelling bee champion. Two sisters could not be farther apart. When their worlds collide, sparks fly.

  • About 38 minutes
  • 2 M + 6 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

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Body Body

by Lindsay Price

Madeline has body issues. So much so that her different body parts are coming to life and talking back. But Madeline is tired of feeling bad about her body.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 54 pages

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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

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Camel Dung and Cloves

by Dara Murphy

Sara enjoys tea parties. But camel dung and cloves are two things that should never end up on the table. The twists never stop coming in this play.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 15 pages

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Carrying the Calf

by Shirley Barrie

A teenager fed-up with being bullied drags her reluctant friend to a self-defence class.

  • About 54 minutes
  • 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

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Censorbleep

by Lindsay Price

The Bleep Bleep Girls know how teenagers are supposed to behave and how to deal with those who don't. An absurd look at censorship and independent thought.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 5 W + 5 Any Gender, plus optional extras
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 36 pages

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Chemo Girl and Other Plays

by Christian Kiley

A collection of plays that examine the impact of cancer as seen through the eyes of teenagers. Can be performed as a full length or one acts.

  • About 90 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 70 pages

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This collection contains: Chemo Girl, The Other Room, Red Rover, and Waiting Room
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Competition Scenes: Duets

edited by Lindsay Price

A collection of two-person scenes perfect for competition and classwork. All scenes from published Theatrefolk plays.

  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 107 pages

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Completely, Absolutely Normal: Vignettes About LGBTQ+ Teens

by Bradley Walton

Ten interconnected vignettes with LGBTQ+ themes.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 5 W + 8 M or W + 1 Trans M
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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Deck the Stage!

by Lindsay Price

A Christmas collection like no other. Six short plays, all inspired by Christmas carols and can be performed as a full-length or individually.

  • About 70 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 47 pages

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A Deep, Poetic Journey Into Something

by Forrest Musselman

Jane wants to break out of her box. Colour cows green and the sky purple. She wants a deep poetic journey into something. The problem is she has no idea where to start.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 25 pages

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Discovering Rogue

by Christian Kiley

Rogue lives in a cardboard box but she doesn’t mind. Others want Rogue to leave but she isn’t budging. It's a showdown of stereotypes and self-identity.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 29 pages

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Emotional Baggage

by Lindsay Price

Seven strangers meet in a train station. Instead of luggage, they all carry their "emotional baggage." The most unique play we sell - it has no dialogue.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

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The Exile and the Onion Girl

adapted by Lindsay Price from Aeschylus' The Libation Bearers

A vividly modern adaptation of Aeschylus' play The Libation Bearers.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W, Plus Domestics (chorus)
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

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