Same Room, Different Story by Claire Broome is truly the ideal high school play. Available in full-length and one-act versions, it’s perfect for a class project or drama club to take on and make it their own.

A Box of Puppies

Recommended for High Schools

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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"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.

1 W. Approx. 10 minutes long. Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $9.95

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

2 Any Gender. Approx. 10 minutes long. Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $13.95

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

1 M 1 W 8 Any Gender. Approx. 10 minutes long. Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $45.95

One Beer Too Many
Skip writes from the heart, but uncovers something no one wants to read.

1 M. Approx. 10 minutes long. Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $9.95

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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.

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Related Titles

Huge Hands

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

One Beer Too Many

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

Diatom

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

Constantly, Incessantly, All The Time

A young girl examines the backpack of her life.

Boat

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.

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Jane wants to break out of her box. Colour cows green and the sky purple. She wants a deep poetic journey into something. The problem is she has no idea where to start.

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La Caja

A Spanish translation of the middle school vignette play Box.

We Are Masks

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

Box

A middle school vignette play about the boxes we find ourselves in.

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