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Being Bianca: The Semi-Complete Guide

by Alan Haehnel

Bianca wants to help everyone be the best they can be. Well, she wants everyone to be just like her. Because what's better than being Bianca? Huge cast comedy.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 10 W + 38 Any Gender, Doubling and Tripling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 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

The Bottom of the Lake

by Steven Stack

Who lies at the bottom of the lake? An awesome combination of ghost stories, urban legends, teen issues, absurd comedy, and film noir, all in a single play!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 2 M + 12 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Multiple Locations
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 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

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

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

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 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 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 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

Christmas in July

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

The calendar days are all in a tizzy. The New Year better fix this mess and fix it quick.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 20 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools

Christmas in July: Two Holiday One Act Plays

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

Two Christmas plays. Baby New Year rearranges the calendar in Christmas in July. Christmas is in jeopardy in What do you do when the elves have the flu?

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 36 pages

Cinderella's Crunchy Christmas Cake

by Lindsay Price

It's Cinderella's first Christmas in the castle. But her step-sisters have a dastardly plan to ruin the holidays.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Claque Attack: a clapping contemplation on the nature of applause

by Lindsay Price

Do you control the audience or does the audience control you?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 37 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

Close Encounters of the Undead Kind

by Jeffrey Harr

Three ghoulishly delightful plays.

  • About 60 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

Cobweb Dreams

by Lindsay Price

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

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

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