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The Revolting Cheerleaders

by John Donald O'Shea

When cheerleaders raise their fists in revolt, you never know what's going to happen next!

  • About 40 minutes
  • 6 M + 6 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

Romeo and Juliet (One Hour)

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 18 M + 4 F, Doubling Possible
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

Roshambo

by Brian Borowka

Some people take Rock-Paper-Scissors (aka Roshambo) seriously. Very seriously.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 11 F + 3 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 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 F + 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 F + 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 F + 4 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 28 pages

The Scarlet Heart

by Allison Williams

Join commedia dell'arte characters in a hungry, thirsty, bungling, quest for the Scarlet Heart. An excellent introduction for any student performer.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 3 F + 3 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

The Shadow Stories - A Cursed Play

by Matthew Webster

Five very old, very dangerous stories from around the world...

  • About 40 minutes
  • 8 M + 8 F + 15 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 45 pages

Shakespeare on a Shoestring - Cymbeline!

by Michael Calderone

Faked Death! Mistaken Identity! Parental Marital Veto! But wait, there’s more!

  • About 50 minutes
  • 6 M + 6 F, Plus percussionist. Easily expandable.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 46 pages

Shakespeare's Bachelorette

by Lea Marshall

This is the Shakespeare/Dating show mash-up you’ve been waiting for!

  • About 35 minutes
  • 7 M + 7 F + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More

by Steven Stack

Tonight was going to be writer Alina Deveraux’s most important night, the unveiling of her memoirs. Until she ended up dead. Or not dead.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 7 F + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

Shout! (Full Length Version)

book & lyrics by Lindsay Pricemusic by Kristin Gauthier

Four teens just can't express themselves. What happens when you don't shout? An a cappella musical created especially for high school performers. You can sing this!

  • About 105 minutes
  • 7 M + 14 F, Plus Vocal Orchestra (Minimum of 9 is suggested)
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 74 pages

Shout! (One Act Version)

book & lyrics by Lindsay Pricemusic by Kristin Gauthier

A one act version of our wonderful and accessable a cappela musical.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 7 F, Plus Vocal Orchestra (Minimum of 9 is suggested)
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 25 pages

Shreds and Patches

by Robert Wing

A re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 2 F + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 26 pages

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

adapted by Lindsay Price from Edgar Allan Poe

A vivid and theatrical adaptation of some of Poe's best known works. Multi length versions to fit every performance need.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 F + 25 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 51 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 F + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13M+17F+3 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 88 pages

Skid Marks: A Play About Driving

by Lindsay Price

Your first car. Getting your license, Getting pulled over. The relationship between teen and car makes a great backdrop for this vignette play.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 F, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 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 F, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Smarty Pants

by Bradley Hayward

Dallas is a real smarty pants and can't wait to show off. But he's in for a shock. His new class is very different. A fantastic competition piece.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

The Snow Queen

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Hans Christian Andersen

A theatrical adaptation of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 8 M + 20 F + 31 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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