Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less by Bradley Hayward - Theatrefolk

Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less

Recommended for High Schools

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

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


 12
4M | 5W | 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13M+17W+3 Any Gender


Simple Set


 88 pages

Comedy Drama Dramedy Character Study Experimental Form Issue-Based

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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.

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This Book is a Collection of 10 Plays

Bench Warrant

Three teenage girls have claimed a bench as their very own and routinely chase away all the "losers" who come near it.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $18.95


 About 10 minutes

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

 4
4W

Simple Set

Brace Yourself

A teenage brother and sister squabble as they try to extract a gummy bear that has lodged itself in a set of braces.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $14.95


 About 10 minutes

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

 2
1M | 1W

Simple Set

Double Click

Young love blossoms when two teenagers flip open their laptops and start chatting.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $14.95


 About 10 minutes

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

 2
1M | 1W

Simple Set

Fireworks

A couple of teenagers in love look up at the night sky and wait for colorful explosions to dance among the stars.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $14.95


 About 10 minutes

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

 2
1M | 1W

Friend Request

Thanks to a series of ill-fated friend requests, a doctored photo of a student spreads like wildfire among a group of teenagers.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $24.95


 About 10 minutes

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

 7
3M | 4W

Simple Set

Lazy Eye

Two eyeballs get bent out of shape while defending their half of a teenager's brain.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $14.95


 About 10 minutes

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

 2
2 Any Gender

Simple Set

Pay Phone

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.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $18.95


 About 10 minutes

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

 4
2M | 1W | 1 Any Gender

Simple Set

Status Update: A Symphony

Seven teenagers express their hopes and fears online in a rousing symphony of status updates.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $24.95


 About 10 minutes

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

 7
3M | 4W

Simple Set

Tumblefur

A sweet teenage girl takes her dog for a walk in the park and discovers that there is something exciting around every corner.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $12.95


 About 10 minutes

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

 1
1W

Simple Set

Wheels

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.

Rights: $25.00, Script Distribution License: $14.95


 About 10 minutes

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

 2
2M

Simple Set

12 Characters
4M, 5W, 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13M+17W+3 Any Gender

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

James [M] 206 lines
Hyper & jumpy
Piper [W] 186 lines
Outgoing & popular
Cindy [W] 146 lines
Sarcastic & spontaneous
Samantha [W] 143 lines
Exuberant & talkative
Laura [W] 52 lines
Artistic & lonely
Brody [M] 148 lines
Quiet & introspective
Vance [M] 168 lines
Shy & thoughtful
Right Eye [A] 75 lines
Eyeball
Left Eye [A] 74 lines
Eyeball
Operator [A] 59 lines
Voice only
Mom [W] 23 lines
Voice only
Dad [M] 13 lines
Voice only

Prop List

WHEELS:
pliers, wrench, toolbox, cans of coke

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Multimedia

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