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Plays Focusing on Characters

Plays that offer challenging, fascinating, and diverse characters.

The Pregnancy Project

by Lindsay Price

A pregnancy project turns real when Lucy's test turns pink. No statistics. No preaching. Just well-drawn characters and an engaging story.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 5 M + 15 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 47 pages

Pressure

by Lindsay Price

Four teenagers struggle with pressures. The Refugee, the newbie, the perfectionist and the less than perfect. Everything comes to a head the week before prom.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 10 W, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

Prom Night

by Sylvia Davenport-Veith

An unlikely romance between the outcast and the linebacker brings prom night magic.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 20 pages

Puzzle Pieces

by Krista Boehnert

An exploration of teen issues through a series of monologues. The characters speak frankly about their fears, their futures, and their day to day life.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 20 pages

Same Room, Different Story

by Claire Broome

This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 7 M + 7 W + 15 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 67 pages

Same Room, Different Story - One Act Version

by Claire Broome

This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 7 M + 7 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 36 pages

Scarlet Expectations of a Drowned Maiden and Two Greek Queens

by Robert Wing

A talk show welcomes some of literature's most memorable women who just can’t seem to get it right when it comes to men.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 7 W + 4 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 28 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

Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less

by Bradley Hayward

The lives of seven teenagers become intertwined in this humorous and oftentimes bittersweet collection of ten minute plays. Multiple lengths available.

  • About 100 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13M+17W+3 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 88 pages

Skid Marks 2: Are We There Yet?

by Lindsay Price

The cross country road trip is the focus of this vignette play. Great for a classroom project or for competition. Short scenes with interesting characters.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 2 M + 5 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Somewhere, Nowhere

by Lindsay Price

Senior students in a small town face a dilemma. Do they stay close to home, or do they run far away? A heartwarming and heartbreaking story.

  • About 105 minutes
  • 3 M + 13 W, Expandable to 5M+15W+7 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Split

by Bradley Hayward

Children of divorce are united through humor in this honest and theatrical look at the day to day reality of growing up in a family that's been torn apart.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 4 Any Gender, Easily Expandable to 28
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Stressed

by Alan Haehnel

Stress is driving a teen quartet crazy - so much so they can't stop talking about it. This play is a symphony of sound and character.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 22 pages

Stroke Static

by Lindsay Price

The heartbreaking look at dementia from the inside. The struggle between real and fantasy. Past and present. An award-winning theatrical experience.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 28 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

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

Ten Minute Play Series: All Girls

by Lindsay Price

A collection of short plays with interesting, engaging, vivid parts for girls.

  • About 10 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 60 pages

Ten Minute Play Series: Be Challenged

by Lindsay Price

A collection of short plays with challenging stories and complex characters.

  • About 10 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 64 pages
This collection contains Bottle Baby, Hall Pass, Juice Box, Oh Chad, Sunday Lunch, and You

Ten Minute Play Series: Girls & Guys

by Lindsay Price

A collection of short plays that examines the relationships between girls and guys.

  • About 10 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 65 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

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