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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.

 14
2 M | 2 W | 10 Any Gender


Simple Set


 31 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, A Box of Puppies can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

Livestream Performance

Productions of A Box of Puppies may be Livestreamed.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance is a traditional performance that is livestreamed to the Internet as the actors are performing. Instead of watching the show live in the theatre, the audience watches virtually from their home or other location.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance may be pre-recorded. Recordings for pre-recorded Livestreams may be made if the recording is destroyed at the conclusion of the production. Should the producing organization want to retain the recording for archival purposes, they must purchase a separate Videorecording License from Theatrefolk.

Theatrefolk charges no additional fees for permission to Livestream. However, BookTix will charge nominal fees to the producing organization. Theatrefolk does not have any financial interest in BookTix and does not receive any commission or fees from BookTix.

Theatrefolk cannot be held responsible for any issues, technical, financial, legal, or otherwise, arising from the producing organization’s relationship with BookTix.

Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.

One license, three ways to use it

Each royalty you purchase can be used as a Traditional Live Stage Performance, Virtual Performance, or Livestream Performance. How you choose to use your performance license is up to you! Performances need not all be of the same type so long as the total number of performances given does not exceed the total number of performances ordered.

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"What's wrong with me? What's wrong with me? Are you kidding, Mom? How about my whole freaking life? How about I have horrible nightmares every night, but the only thing that's scarier than my nightmares is the rest of my life when I'm awake?"

We can all relate to feeling small in a big world. The characters in A Box of Puppies share their insecurities, their frailties and their coping mechanisms with that big bad world.

This collection holds four short plays. Each are fresh, honest, and true. You know each of these characters. Perhaps they mirror your own insecurities and frailties.

Each play can be performed independently, or perform all four together for an outstanding competition piece.


This Book is a Collection of 4 Plays

Constantly, Incessantly, All The Time

A young girl examines the backpack of her life.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $9.95


 About 10 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

 1
1 W

Simple Set

Diatom

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

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $13.95


 About 10 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

 2
2 Any Gender

Simple Set

Huge Hands

A scrawny teenaged boy envisions the perfect way to fight back.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $45.95


 About 10 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

 10
1 M | 1 W | 8 Any Gender

Simple Set

One Beer Too Many

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

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $9.95


 About 10 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

 1
1 M

Simple Set


Characters

 14
2 Men, 2 Women, 10 Any Gender

Constantly, Incessantly, All The Time:


Rikki [W]
A backpack wearing student, burdened in more ways than one. 1 extended monologue

Huge Hands:


Sparky [M]
29 lines
A small adolescent boy, several monologues
Sparky’s Mom [W]
5 lines
Considers putting Sparky on Ritalin.
Sparky’s Friend, but not really [A]
9 lines
They’re on speaking terms.
A Random Kid [A]
2 lines
Just a kid in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A Gang of Kids (6) who bully Sparky [A]
One line, laughter, pointing

Diatom:


Dale [A]
89 lines
Teenager with a curious mind.
Robin [A]
87 lines
Teenager. Friend to Dale. More grounded in reality.

One Beer Too Many:


Skip [M]
An average kid. Once wrote a play that earned them a world of hurt. 1 extended monologue


Prop List

Constantly, Incessantly, All The Time

Backpack, bathroom scale, three-ringed binder, notebook, calculator, Rubik’s cube, Red Bull, Twinkie, Huge Math Book, English lit Anthology, mechanical pencils, sharpies, smarties, can of spray paint, broken ipod, dirty PE clothes, sneakers, Green Eggs and Ham, padlock, party hat, toothbrush, tuning fork, sunglasses, towel, sweatshirt, Physics textbook, fluta, sunscreen, gum, second notebook, sandwich, highlighter, sketchpad, comic book, snickers, water bottle, History book, smaller backpack, series of self-help books (10), a sock, wireless phone, several bottles of pills (8)

Huge Hands

A pair of huge hands, backpack, t-shirt

Diatom

Water bottle

h One Beer Too Many

none


Production Photos


Multimedia

Talking with the cast and author.


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Royalty fees apply to all performances whether or not admission is charged. Any performance in front of an audience (e.g. an invited dress rehearsal) is considered a performance for royalty purposes.

Exemption details for scenes and monologues for competition.

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 14
2 M | 2 W | 10 Any Gender


Simple Set


 31 pages

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