We can all relate to feeling small in a big world. The collection of 4 short plays in A Box of Puppies offers a comforting reminder that we are not alone in our struggles.

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Plays that Emphasize Movement

These movement-based plays are fantastic ways to highlight an actor with great physicality.

Alice

adapted by Lindsay Price from Lewis Carroll

An adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic book. Practical solutions to all special effects. A magical trip to Wonderland!

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 F + 8 Any Gender, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

Backspace

by Lindsay Price

In this world writing is a struggle, a battle, a war. Backspace explores personification and characterization like no other play.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 6 F + 15 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 pages

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 F + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

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 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 54 pages

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.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 54 pages

Box

by Lindsay Price

A middle school vignette play about the boxes we find ourselves in.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 6 F + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

The Butterfly Queen

by Christian Kiley

A touching ensemble piece where sacrifice is as simple as a pair of wings.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 F + 12 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 19 pages

C'mon And Dance

by Jeffrey Harr

Dancer loves to dance. But she is shy and a little insecure. How does she work past her feelings and let go? How does she dance like no one’s watching?

  • About 15 minutes
  • 7 F
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 8 pages

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 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

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
This collection contains Chemo Girl, The Other Room, Red Rover, and Waiting Room

Circo del Olimpo

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of the play Circus Olympus.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 F, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 63 pages

Circus Olympus

by Lindsay Price

The Greek Geek Circus has come to town with a ton of myths to share. A gleeful celebration with a large cast expansion, parts for all and a choice of length.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 F, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 63 pages

Cobweb Dreams

by Lindsay Price

Cobweb dreams of a different life, away from Titania's train.

  • About 80 minutes
  • 2 M + 17 F + 7 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 86 pages

Cobweb Dreams - One Act Version

by Lindsay Price

Cobweb dreams of a different life, away from Titania's train.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 12 F + 5 Any Gender
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

darklight

by Lindsay Price

An examination of depression and anxiety in teens.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 F + 10 Any Gender, Plus THOUGHTS (10 to 20 actors)
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 pages

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 F + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 25 pages

Drum Taps

adapted by Lindsay Price from 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.

  • About 35 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 66 pages

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 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

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 F, Plus Domestics (chorus)
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

The Factory

by Lindsay Price

Robots will always do their jobs better than real people. And rules are what make the Factory productive.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

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