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betweenity

by Lindsay Price

This vignette play explores the beats, pauses, and neverending silences in conversation. An excellent class project with parts for everyone.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 4 W + 4 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 29 pages

The Blue and the Grey

by RS Paulette

This award-winning piece is haunting, exhilarating and theatrical.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W, Plus Students
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

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

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

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 W
  • 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 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

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

Breathless

by Wendy-Marie Martin

A beautiful character piece with three strong female leads.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 6 M + 6 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

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.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 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

The Burgundy Letter

by Kirk Shimano

Hester90 is publicly shamed and shunned for a racial slur against another student.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W + 6 Any Gender, plus 0-100 “The Anonymous” characters
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 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 W + 12 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 19 pages

La Caja

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of the middle school vignette play Box.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 9 W + 4 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

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

The Canterbury Tales

adapted by Lindsay Price from Chaucer

Chaucer's classic collection of tales comes to life in a lively adaptation. Great characters, lots of humour, strong ensemble work. Text uses modern English.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 4 M + 4 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 69 pages

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

Chaired

by Christian Kiley

Potential sits centre stage in a chair. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just stand up...

  • About 20 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Characters Behaving Badly

by Lindsay Price

This vignette play asks students to look at the concept of what it means to be “good” and “bad.”

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W + 5 Any Gender + 1 Trans W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

Chemo Girl

by Christian Kiley

Camille is pulled into the video game world that mirrors her fight against cancer.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 W + 13 Any Gender, Doubling Possible, ensemble expandable to 26 or more
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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

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