Issue-Based Plays

Anonymous

Anonymous

by Anonymous
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. 
30 Minutes, 1M+3W+15 Either, Simple Set, 32 pages

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The Art of Rejection: Two One Act Plays

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. 
1M+1W+27 Either, Simple Set, 39 pages

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The Art of Rejection: Two One Act Plays

The Art of Rejection

by Christian Kiley
20 Minutes, 1M+1W+14 Either, Simple Set

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Body Body

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. 
60 Minutes, 2M+4W, Simple Set, 54 pages

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Body Body: Competition Length Version

Body Body: Competition Length Version

by Lindsay Price
Madeline has body issues. So much so that different body parts are coming to life and talking back. A shorter version of this body image play. 
30 Minutes, 2M+4W, Simple Set, 54 pages

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Ten Minute Play Series: Be Challenged

Bottle Baby

by Lindsay Price
10 Minutes, 2W, Simple Set

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A Box of Puppies

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. 
2M+2W+10 Either, Simple Set, 31 pages

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The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note

The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note

by Lindsay Price
Jake finds a suicide note in his mailbox. Is it real? Is it a joke? Jake is determined to find out but instead learns a secret he didn't want to know. 
45 Minutes, 4M+5W+2 Either, Simple Set, 34 pages

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Censorbleep

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.  
35 Minutes, 1M+5W+5 Either, plus optional extras, Simple Set, 36 pages

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The Art of Rejection: Two One Act Plays

Chaired

by Christian Kiley
20 Minutes, 13 Either, Simple Set

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Chemo Girl and Other Plays

Chemo Girl

by Christian Kiley
25 Minutes, 3W+13 Either, doubling possible, ensemble expandable to 26 or more, Simple Set

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Chemo Girl and Other Plays

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. 
90 Minutes, Simple Set, 70 pages

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Chicken. Road.

Chicken. Road.

by Lindsay Price
A group of teenagers grapple with unanswered questions as they try to understand why someone who has it all would kill themselves. Powerful monologues. 
30 Minutes, 1M+1W+13 Either, Simple Set, 34 pages

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Drum Taps

Drum Taps

adapted by Lindsay Price from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
A theatrical adaptation of a selection of Walt Whitman's civil war poems. See the words, the war, the blood come to life. 
35 Minutes, Simple Set, 66 pages

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Drum Taps

Drum Taps (Small Cast Version)

adapted by Lindsay Price from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
35 Minutes, 2M+3W, Simple Set

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Drum Taps

Drum Taps (Large Cast Version)

adapted by Lindsay Price from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
35 Minutes, 6M+14W, Simple Set

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Flaky Lips

Flaky Lips

by Lindsay Price
Two girls live in two communities that have been separated by a wall for a hundred years. 
45 Minutes, 2W, Simple Set, 30 pages

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Floating on a Don't Care Cloud

Floating on a Don't Care Cloud

by Lindsay Price
An emotional tug of war between a sister and brother and what really happens in the world of teenage marijuana use. A vivid personification of drugs.  
40 Minutes, 3M+5W+7 Either, Simple Set

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Funhouse

Funhouse

by Lindsay Price
This middle school play looks at the bullied, the bully, and the bystander through mostly non-verbal vignettes.  
30 Minutes, 4M+16 Either, Simple Set, 33 pages

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Have You Heard?

Have You Heard?

by Krista Boehnert
This monologue-based play explores what happens when rumours and secrets spin out of control. What makes a secret more powerful: when it's true or a lie? 
45 Minutes, 2M+3W, Simple Set, 24 pages

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Hoodie

Hoodie

by Lindsay Price
This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance. 
35 Minutes, 4M+7W, Expandable to 18W 13M, Simple Set, 38 pages

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A Box of Puppies

Huge Hands

by Billy Houck
10 Minutes, 1M+1W+8 Either, Simple Set

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Jealousy Jane

Jealousy Jane

by Lindsay Price
Jane is a jealous girl. So much so it's turned into a life-sized monster that follows her everywhere. What happens when Jealousy takes over your life? 
45 Minutes, 2M+2W+1 Either, Simple Set, 35 pages

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Just Girls Talking

Just Girls Talking

by Robert Wing
A drama for six women that will have your audience talking long after they leave the theatre. 
30 Minutes, 6W, Simple Set, 30 pages

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Letters

Letters

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt
For many wars, letters home were the only form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones. This play brings those letters to life. 
25 Minutes, 9M+12W, Simple Set, 23 pages

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Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye

by Lindsay Price
In the future teenagers are obedient and polite. But this behaviour comes at a price. A thought-provoking harrowing tale.  
25 Minutes, 2M+3W+2 Either, Simple Set, 23 pages

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Monster Problems

Monster Problems

by Lindsay Price
The transition from middle school to high school can be filed with problems. Monster problems. 
40 Minutes, 9M+13W+2 Either, Simple set, 40 pages

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neeT Teen

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. 
35 Minutes, 4M+6W, Easily Expandable, Simple Set, 40 pages

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A Box of Puppies

One Beer Too Many

by Billy Houck
10 Minutes, 1M, Simple Set

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Chemo Girl and Other Plays

The Other Room

by Christian Kiley
20 Minutes, 4M+3W, Simple Set

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Power Play

Power Play

by Lindsay Price
The realities and the stereotypes of school violence. Not just the school shooting, but harassment and bullying. Violence is about power. So is high school. 
55 Minutes, 2M+3W, Simple Set, 38 pages

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The Pregnancy Project

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. 
60 Minutes, 5M+15W, Simple Set, 47 pages

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Pressure

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. 
45 Minutes, 5M+11W, Plus Ensemble, Simple Set, 35 pages

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Chemo Girl and Other Plays

Red Rover

by Christian Kiley
20 Minutes, 1M+3W+12 Either, Doubling possible

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Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less

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. 
100 Minutes, 3M+4W, Expandable to 13M+17W+3 Either, Simple Set, 88 pages

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Split

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. 
35 Minutes, 2M+3W+4 Either, Easily Expandable to 28, Simple Set, 35 pages

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Stressed

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. 
30 Minutes, 1M+2W+1 Either, Simple Set, 22 pages

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Sweep Under Rug

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. 
35 Minutes, 1M+3W+1 Either, Simple Set, 34 pages

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Virtual Family

Virtual Family

by Christian Kiley
A look at a soothing world where complete dependency on technology takes away all ills. But is everything really perfect? 
30 Minutes, 5 Either, Simple Set, 28 pages

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Chemo Girl and Other Plays

Waiting Room

by Christian Kiley
25 Minutes, 4M+7W+1 Either, Doubling possible, Simple Set

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The Waking Moment

The Waking Moment

by Bradley Hayward
Julie would do anything to be just like her best friend Rhonda. But she soon finds out Rhonda's perfect world is a nightmare. Deals with sexual abuse. 
35 Minutes, 3M+4W, Simple Set, 27 pages

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