244 Plays Found

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Hoodie
Running Time
35 Minutes
Casting
4M+7W, Expandable to 18W 13M
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Dramedy, Character Study, Choral Work, Issue-Based, Movement-based, and Vignettes

Hoodie

by Lindsay Price

Middle schoolers face a tornado of questions every day. What do I wear? What if I wear the wrong thing? What is she wearing? What do I look like? Stop looking at me!

Hoodie examines image and appearance in the vignette style and poses what may be the most difficult question of all – Do I stay in the clump or do I stand alone?

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Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less
Running Time
100 Minutes
Casting
3M+4W, Expandable to 13M+17W+3 Either
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools
Categories
Comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Character Study, Experimental Form, and Issue-Based

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. From extracting a gummy bear out of a new set of braces to coping with bullies, these characters share their innermost hopes and fears with each other, ten minutes at a time. As the audience drops in on these intimate moments, they will come to understand that being sixteen isn't always easy.

The plays herein may be licensed together or separately. The piece was conceived as a full length evening of entertainment, but each short stands perfectly well on its own without any prior knowledge of the characters.

This Book is a Collection of 10 Plays:

Bench Warrant
10 Minutes, 4W, Simple Set
Three teenage girls have claimed a bench as their very own and routinely chase away all the "losers" who come near it.
Brace Yourself
10 Minutes, 1M+1W, Simple Set
A teenage brother and sister squabble as they try to extract a gummy bear that has lodged itself in a set of braces.
Double Click
10 Minutes, 1M+1W, Simple Set
Young love blossoms when two teenagers flip open their laptops and start chatting.
Fireworks
10 Minutes, 1M+1W
A couple of teenagers in love look up at the night sky and wait for colorful explosions to dance among the stars.
Friend Request
10 Minutes, 3M+4W, Simple Set
Thanks to a series of ill-fated friend requests, a doctored photo of a student spreads like wildfire among a group of teenagers.
Lazy Eye
10 Minutes, 2 Either, Simple Set
Two eyeballs get bent out of shape while defending their half of a teenager's brain.
Pay Phone
10 Minutes, 2M+1W+1 Either, Simple Set
When a teenager loses his cell phone, he has no choice but to use a pay phone. Things quickly take a turn for the worse when a mysterious operator starts telling him what to do.
Status Update: A Symphony
10 Minutes, 3M+4W, Simple Set
Seven teenagers express their hopes and fears online in a rousing symphony of status updates.
Tumblefur
10 Minutes, 1W, Simple Set
A sweet teenage girl takes her dog for a walk in the park and discovers that there is something exciting around every corner.
Wheels
10 Minutes, 2M, Simple Set
A teenage boy tries to repair a beat-up old truck so that he can get away from his parents and their broken down marriage.

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Alice
Running Time
45 Minutes
Casting
2M+3W+8 Either, Plus Ensemble
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Comedy, Classical Adaptation, and Movement-based

Alice

adapted by Lindsay Price from Lewis Carroll

A one-act adaptation of the famous novel by Lewis Carroll.

Alice follows the white rabbit down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, where she meets a cornucopia of strange creatures.

A caterpillar gives advice, the Mad Hatter and March Hare are always at tea time, and the Queen of Hearts continually cries, "Off with her head!"

The Cheshire Cat says everyone in Wonderland is mad, and therefore Alice must be too. Has Alice lost her head? Only the Cheshire Cat knows for sure.

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Ten / Two
Casting
2M+5W, Easily Expandable
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Comedy, Drama, and Student Directors

Ten / Two

by Lindsay Price

This collection is a drama teacher's dream! Ten short two-person plays (inspired by the numbers 10 and 2!) in a variety of themes and lengths. Excellent for classwork and for competition.

The plays can to be performed as a group or individually. More flexibility than you'll ever need. Over three million combinations!

This Book is a Collection of 10 Plays:

The Big Lie
10 Minutes, 2 Either, Simple Set
As a teacher and student square off, one reveals a secret about the other.
The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Or Else
10 Minutes, 2M, Simple Set
A businessman meets his match with a delivery man and his 10-2.
The Last Dance
10 Minutes, 2W+-1 Either, Simple Set
Two am is never the right time to tell your best friend what you think of her while studying Algebra.
Ms. Spitspot’s Spick and Span Play Place
10 Minutes, 1W+1 Either, Simple Set
On the eve of cancellation, Ms. Spitspot clings to her TV show persona.
My Father Went to Switzerland and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt
10 Minutes, 1W+1 Either, Simple Set
A driving teacher and student tell the truth with crashing results.
Pretty Girl Plain Girl
10 Minutes, 2W, Simple Set
Tara tries to convince her best friend not to enter a beauty pageant.
Quippage
10 Minutes, 1M+1W, Simple Set
A boy and girl trying to date try to fill the spaces in conversation.
Santa Runs A Sweat Shop
10 Minutes, 2 Either, Simple Set
A young girl has some specific questions for Santa.
Ten Minutes, Ten Minutes, Ten Minutes, Ten Minutes
10 Minutes, 2 Either, Simple Set
My mantra is better than your mantra, especially when it comes to late teachers.
Time, What Is It?
10 Minutes, 2 Either, Simple Set
A teenager asks the wrong guy for the time.

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Drop Dead, Juliet!
Running Time
30 Minutes
Casting
4M+13W
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Comedy, Classical Adaptation, and Shakespeare

Drop Dead, Juliet!

by Allison Williams

Juliet has had enough! Enough with the poison, enough with the stabbing, and especially enough with the dying. She wants a new story and she wants it now. More parts for girls! More romance! Less death!

Romeo and Juliet will never be the same - or will it? Not everyone's so keen on the changes. And why is Romeo sneaking off with Rosaline?

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School Daze
Running Time
30 Minutes
Casting
13 Either, Easily Expandable
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
Middle Schools
Categories
Comedy, Choral Work, Vignettes, and Young Audiences

School Daze

by Lindsay Price

You remember middle school. That first day can be a funhouse or a hall of horrors. Will I fit in or be left behind? Did I wear the right clothes? How will I find the right class? Why do those eighth graders look so big...

Middle school is the tricky tightrope between being a kid and being a teenager. How did you fare? Did you fall off the tightrope? Did you hold on?

See the characters in School Daze try to keep their balance on the first day of middle school.

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Shuddersome: Tales of Poe
Running Time
45 Minutes
Casting
4M+5W+25 Either, Doubling Possible
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Drama, Choral Work, Classical Adaptation, Movement-based, Mystery, and Reader's Theatre

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

adapted by Lindsay Price from Edgar Allen Poe

The thumping of a heartbeat. The creek of a door. The howl of a bitter wind. The gong of a clock tower. The clang of alarm bells. The sound of beating wings getting closer and closer…

Specters, ghosts and ghouls come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known works. Included are The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death.

Poe’s words rise from the page like corpses from the grave. Be careful. Do you hear that tap, tap, taping?

Multi-length versions of the script to fit every need.

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Emotional Baggage
Running Time
30 Minutes
Casting
4M+4W
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Dramedy, Character Study, Experimental Form, and Movement-based

Emotional Baggage

by Lindsay Price

This is the most unique play we sell. It's based solely on action and has no dialogue. Suitable for performance and in-class work, the play focuses on non-verbal storytelling through mask and movement.

Seven strangers meet in a train station. Instead of luggage, they all carry their "emotional baggage."

They must confront themselves and one another. Everybody carries emotional baggage with them. What's yours?

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The Bottom of the Lake
Running Time
70 Minutes
Casting
2M+12W+2 Either
Set
Multiple Locations
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Dramedy and Mystery

The Bottom of the Lake

by Steven Stack

Summer camp. The memories. The s’mores. The campfire. The ghost stories.

Dani’s out in the middle of the woods at night, alone, without a flashlight. She meets three girls from another camp, and the new friends tell ghost stories to pass the time.

After each of their stories comes to life onstage, only one story remains to be told – a story none of them saw coming.

An awesome combination of ghost stories, urban legends, teen issues, romance, absurd comedy, and film noir, all in a single play!

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The Absolutely Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About Cat Hair
Running Time
25 Minutes
Casting
8 Either, Plus ensemble of 8-100
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Comedy

The Absolutely Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About Cat Hair

by Bradley Walton

Cat hair is infinite. No matter how much hair you brush off of a cat, there will always be more. Always.

Cat hair has existed since the beginning of time, and it will be here long after cockroaches have become extinct. It is the secret driving force behind business and politics, and is plotting the downfall of humanity even as we speak.

Unbelievable? Find out for yourself in this insidious and utterly terrifying tale, which is also totally hilarious, easy to stage, and suitable for an insanely large cast. Brenda! Put down that brush! Step away from the cat!

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Competition Scenes: Duets
Casting
5 for 2M, 9 for 2W, and 8 for 1M 1W.
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Comedy, Drama, and Character Study

Competition Scenes: Duets

edited by Lindsay Price

Are you looking for challenging scenes for two actors? This collection is tailored for student actors, and contains a wide variety of characters, genres and lengths. Ideal for competitions and in-class work.

The scenes come from plays published by Theatrefolk and include approximate timing, character/story background, and performance suggestions.

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betweenity
Running Time
30 Minutes
Casting
4M+4W+4 Either, Easily Expandable
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Comedy, Choral Work, and Vignettes

betweenity

by Lindsay Price

We’ve all been there. The awkward pause. The silence where you just can’t think of something to say. The space in-between words where nothing is said and yet so much is spoken. The state of being between.

This vignette play explores the beats, pauses, and never-ending silences in conversation. The girl who tries to tell her best friend she wants to date him. The boy who creates the wrong kind of pause. The sister who is dealing with the silent treatment. The guy who wants to confess but can’t open his mouth. The daughter who doesn’t want to talk because talking makes her remember.

An excellent class project play with parts for everyone at all levels with a great technique exploration. How do you act in a pause?

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Circus Olympus
Running Time
Two Acts
Casting
6M+9W, Easily Expandable
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Comedy, Classical Adaptation, and Movement-based

Circus Olympus

by Lindsay Price

The circus has come to town! Well… sort of. There's no elephant on a bicycle but there are the Greek Geeks and have they got a story or two to tell. More specifically, a myth or two: Pandora's Box, Persephone and the Underworld, King Midas, Athena and Arachne, and don't forget the Mythapalooza Slam Jam!

A gleeful celebration with excellent large cast expansion and parts for all abilities. Circus elements are optional and are suggested for each myth.

THREE different lengths are included: Two Acts, One Act, or a 20 minute Competition Piece.

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Apostrophe's
Running Time
40 Minutes
Casting
13 Either
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Comedy and Student Directors

Apostrophe's

by Bradley Hayward

Are you sometime's amazed at how many apostrophe's s'ome people manage to fi't into s'entence's? Then you're not the only one. That's just the problem that needs to be solved in this outrageous comedy.

This goofy show has an extremely flexible cast, audience participation, and really fun staging opportunities. It begs to be performed by silly students with a million clever ideas.

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Deck the Stage!
Running Time
Two Acts
Casting
Various Casting Requirements
Set
Simple Set
Suitable for
High Schools and Middle Schools
Categories
Comedy, Character Study, Christmas, and Vignettes

Deck the Stage!

by Lindsay Price

Theatrefolk's Christmas collection is unlike any other. The show is comprised of six short plays, all of which are inspired by Christmas carols such as: Deck the Halls, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and We Three Kings.

The plays can be performed individually, or all together as a complete evening of entertainment.

An excellent project for your drama club with parts for everyone at all levels!

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