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The Redemption of Gertie Greene

by Taryn Temple

Is Gertie really what everyone calls her: a freak, strange, stupid, clumsy, and mean?

  • About 50 minutes
  • 5 M + 11 F, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 37 pages

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

The Robbed Reindeer

by Lindsay Price

Christmas is doomed! Santa's reindeer are missing their antlers. Without them they can't fly straight. Joe Mufferaw must save the day! Great audience participation.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 F + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

Romeo and Juliet (Modern English)

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

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

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 F + 3 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 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

Santa's Zombie Apocalypse

by Bradley Walton

Santa is trapped by zombies and two reindeer fawns are determined to save the day.

  • About 80 minutes
  • 24 Any Gender, plus optional extras. Can be done with a cast of 9.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 67 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

Scenes from a Quarantine

by Lindsay Price

This vignette style play can be easily performed using an online platform and has a variety of scenes to address all student skill levels.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 21 Any Gender, Minimum of 4
  • Online Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Scene-Speare!: Shakespearean Scenes for Student Actors

edited by Lindsay Price

A collection of annotated Shakespearean scenes for student actors.

  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 127 pages

School Daze

by Lindsay Price

Middle school is the tricky tightrope between being a kid and being a teenager. The characters try to keep their balance on the first day of middle school.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 16 M + 24 F + 14 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 28 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

Shakespeare's Super Snowy Seasonal Sleigh Ride Stage Show!

by Lindsay Price

Shakespeare’s characters deserve to celebrate the holidays too!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 11 F + 19 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 58 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

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

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