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Hamlet

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of murder, ghosts and revenge.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 15 M + 9 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 47 pages

Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark

by Chris Stiles

Denmark is plagued with zombies in this gruesomely comic adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 2 W + 11 Any Gender, Plus Extras
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 36 pages

The Happiness Shop

by Lindsay Price

Why aren't middle school students full of smiles, hugs and hi-fives? They’re too young to have problems.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 W + 13 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

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?

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

Hoodie

by Lindsay Price

This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 7 W, Expandable to 18W 13M
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

Horror Movie 101: Failing Can Be Deadly

by Steven Stack

A collection of five hauntingly humorous tales.

  • About 55 minutes
  • 5 M + 16 W, double and triple casting possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 53 pages

Horror Movie 102: Failing Just Got Deadlier

by Steven Stack

A follow-up to the very popular Horror Movie 101!

  • About 60 minutes
  • 7 M + 14 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The House - Competition Length Version

by Lindsay Price

A competition-length cutting of The House

  • About 35 minutes
  • 25 Any Gender, 19 with doubling
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

Huge Hands

by Billy Houck

A scrawny teenaged boy envisions the perfect way to fight back.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 8 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Humbug High: A Contemporary Christmas Carol

adapted by Lindsay Price from Charles Dickens

A modern take on the classic Dickens tale. Eddie Scrooge is a 17-year-old Bah Humbug of a guy. Till one Christmas Eve when three ghosts change his life.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 13 W, Expandable to 11M 20W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 63 pages

Inanimate

by Christian Kiley

Life is a little different for Ani. She talks to inanimate objects and the object talk back. Is she living in a happy, carefree kids’ show or is it something more serious?

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 W + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 18 pages

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Or Else

by Lindsay Price

A businessman meets his match with a delivery man and his 10-2.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools & High Schools

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?

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Just Girls Talking

by Robert Wing

A drama for six women that will have your audience talking long after they leave the theatre.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 6 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 30 pages

Labeled

by Lindsay Price

We label people every day. We’ve done it in the past, we’ll do it in the future.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 6 W + 15 Any Gender + 1 Trans M, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

Layers

by Gary Rodgers

Step inside Robin’s world as he grapples with his conscience and his anti-conscience. And then deeper still as the writer tries to figure out an ending... which he may not be able to do if he’s not actually the writer.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 1 W + 14 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 36 pages

Life and Death in an Empty Hallway

by Christopher Evans

An intense and honest drama with excellent character opportunities.

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

Life, Off Book

by Scott Giessler

What happens when Ophelia and Jeb have to tear themselves away from the script and live life off book?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 5 M + 3 W + 10 Any Gender, Plus ensemble
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

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.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 23 pages

Lose Not Thy Head

by Gary Rodgers

Joan has been sentenced to lose her head for impersonating her famous brother William Shakespeare.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 34 pages

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