Finding Jo March by Laramie Dean is not a traditional adaptation of Little Women. It’s about telling someone else’s story so you can find your own. A must read for your students!

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Anne-Arky

by Lindsay Price

A production prepares for opening night. Everything starts out normally, until a rumour spreads that there is an agent in the audience. Anarchy ensues!

  • About 45 minutes
  • 5 M + 5 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

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Arctic Adventure Theatre: The Case of the Crazed Crashers

by Matthew Webster

A big fun online-friendly show in the style of a radio serial.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 13 Any Gender
  • Radio Play
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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As You Like It

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's love filled comedy.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 9 M + 4 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

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Ashland Falls

by Steven Stack

Who will pay the price when the real world and the play collide?

  • About 90 minutes
  • 3 M + 11 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 82 pages

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Backspace

by Lindsay Price

In this world writing is a struggle, a battle, a war. Backspace explores personification and characterization like no other play.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 6 W + 15 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 pages

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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

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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

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Circus Olympus

by Lindsay Price

The Greek Geek Circus has come to town with a ton of myths to share. A gleeful celebration with a large cast expansion, parts for all and a choice of length.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 63 pages

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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

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The Comedy of Errors

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy about mistaken identity.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 5 M + 5 W + 8 Any Gender, + jailers, officers, and attendants, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 41 pages

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Constantly, Incessantly, All The Time

by Billy Houck

A young girl examines the backpack of her life.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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Dead Men Don't Carry Handbags

by Allison Williams

Real life and fiction collide as radio show detective Steve Powell finds himself in the middle of a hot handbag case in cold blood. Will his fake detective skills win the day?

  • About 25 minutes
  • 9 M + 5 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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Dead Men Don't Do Radio Plays

by Allison Williams

Put together a SFX crew and bring the radio sounds to life.

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

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Dead Men Don't Jaywalk

by Allison Williams

A dead body jaywalks in front of radio-star-turned-movie-star detective Steve Powell. When a lady friend gets the blame, Steve puts himself on the case.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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Deck the Stage!

by Lindsay Price

A Christmas collection like no other. Six short plays, all inspired by Christmas carols and can be performed as a full-length or individually.

  • About 70 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 47 pages

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Diatom

by Billy Houck

Two friends without a car wait and talk. And wait and talk. And wait and talk...

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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The Dread Pirate Sadie

by Steven Stack

Sadie wishes to leave her life on the high seas to pursue her true passion: theatre.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 1 M + 10 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 61 pages

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Drop Dead, Juliet!

by Allison Williams

Juliet has had enough! No more poison, stabbing, or dying. Romeo and Juliet will never be the same - or will it? Not everyone's so keen on the changes.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 13 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

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Football Romeo

by Lindsay Price

A hilarious full length modern take on the clash between school cliques. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 76 pages

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Football Romeo (Ten Minute Version)

by Lindsay Price

A football player tries to tackle Shakespeare.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo

by Treanor Baring

A mix-up in the chemistry club creates a horrendous goo that takes over John Dalton School.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo: Competition Version

by Treanor Baring

A 35 minute cutting of the original suitable for competition.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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The Gift

by Lindsay Price inspired by O. Henry

A teen transforms from shallow and selfish to giving and selfless. How did it happen? A wonderful holiday play inspired by The Gift of the Magi.

  • About 90 minutes
  • 4 M + 13 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 96 pages

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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

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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

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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

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If You Can't Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cry

by Jeffrey Harr

Annarosarosemarie is ready and raring to go for her first play audition. Miss Johnson is not ready to see what Annarosarosemarie has prepared. Not ready at all.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 11 pages

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If You Can't Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cry - Virtual Version

by Jeffrey Harr

Annarosarosemarie is ready and raring to go for her first virtual play audition. Miss Johnson is not ready to see what Annarosarosemarie has prepared. Not ready at all.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Virtual Production
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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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

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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

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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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Magic Fairy in the Microwave

by Dara Murphy

An ordinary girl has an overactive imagination. Maybe. This is a fast physical extravaganza with guns, knives, and blood. Kittens will be harmed.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 24 pages

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Malled: Two One Act Plays for Young Women

by Colleen Neuman

Many things happen in a mall. Heartbreak, Uncomfortable truths,True friendship, Cosmic questions with your french fries. Two plays. Great parts for girls.

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 pages

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The Merrie Christmas Show

by Lindsay Price

A group of lively travelling players take you on a spirited adventure through Christmas past and present. Flexible casting, and audience participation.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 3 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

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Middle School Monologues: Guys

edited by Lindsay Price

A collection of middle school monologues for boys. All monologues from published Theatrefolk plays.

  • 20 M
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 55 pages

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's magical tale of mischievous fairies, and love potions.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 6 M + 8 W + 7 Any Gender
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 40 pages

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Mmmbeth

by Allison Williams

An hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play! Updated Version.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 5 W + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

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Mmmbeth: Competition Length Version

by Allison Williams

A shorter version of our hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play. Updated version.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 W + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

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Moonbow Miraculous

by Kirk Shimano

If someone has a secret they’ve been clutching to their heart, the moonbow’s glow will give them the courage to share their true selves

  • About 40 minutes
  • 14 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

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Moonbow Miraculous: Competition-Length Version

by Kirk Shimano

If someone has a secret they’ve been clutching to their heart, the moonbow’s glow will give them the courage to share their true selves

  • About 20 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 21 pages

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Much Ado High School

by Lindsay Price

What if Much Ado About Nothing took place at a high school dance? An enjoyable introduction to Shakespeare with lightning-fast pace and snappy dialogue.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 6 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

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Not Going Anywhere

by Emma Fonseca Halverson

A Mexican family struggles to get by while ICE attempts to tear them apart.

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

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One Beer Too Many

by Billy Houck

Skip writes from the heart, but uncovers something no one wants to read.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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Postcards from Shakespeare

by Allison Williams

Shakespeare has writer’s block. Nothing inspires him. Queen Elizabeth sends him on a trip around the world to find inspiration.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 6 M + 4 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 37 pages

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Rebootilization

by Alan Haehnel

Stories are under attack. It's a pandemic so big, the government’s involved. The rebootilization plan is foolproof so long as pirates don't get loose....

  • About 120 minutes
  • 13 M + 15 W + 25 Any Gender, Expandable to 85+
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 82 pages

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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 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 37 pages

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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 W + 3 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

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See the Light

by Lindsay Price

The truth hurts. Especially when you're afraid to tell it and not expecting to hear it.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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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 W, Plus percussionist. Easily expandable.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 46 pages

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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 W + 19 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 58 pages

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Stereotype High

by Jeffrey Harr

High school is full of stereotypes – or is it?

  • About 105 minutes
  • 9 M + 9 W + 4 Any Gender, Plus onstage crew
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 107 pages

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Storied

by Bradley Walton

In a magical dimension, three teenagers are pulled into a conflict between Good and Bad Ideas from classic tales. Who is to blame for the bad idea?

  • About 77 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 W + 5 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 70 pages

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The Tempest

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern version of this Shakespeare classic. A great introduction to the story and the bard.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 W
  • Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

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Theatrefolk's Ten-Minute Play Collection

by Lindsay Price

A collection of ten minute plays.

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 55 pages

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The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar

by Dave Hammers

Sarah and Dave think it would be fun to direct a play for drama club. And they both love Julius Caesar. What could go wrong?

  • About 82 minutes
  • 5 M + 4 W + 22 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

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Typecast

by Amanda Murray Cutalo

Students have all mysteriously been cast in the “wrong” roles.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 7 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

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We Are Masks

by Lindsay Price

We all wear a mask. What will happen when the world sees who you really are?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 8 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

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We Open Tomorrow Night?!

by Michael Wehrli

A scripted talent show where YOU are the stars!

  • About 90 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W + 4 Any Gender, Plus Acts
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 47 pages

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We Open Tomorrow Night?! (One Act Version)

by Michael Wehrli

A competition-length version of We Open Tomorrow Night?!

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W + 4 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

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You're Cosplaying My Song

by Jeffrey Harr

Love conquers all, even for a Queen Elf and a Jedi in Omega Six.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 9 pages

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