Shakespeare has writer’s block. Nothing inspires him. The best he can come up with is “Now is the winter of our irritation!” Postcards from Shakespeare by Allison Williams is so much more than your typical Shakespeare spoof.

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Twelfth Night, or What You Will

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy filled with unrequited love, disguises, and a shipwreck.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 6 M + 3 F + 6 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

The Canterbury Tales

adapted by Lindsay Price from Chaucer

Chaucer's classic collection of tales comes to life in a lively adaptation. Great characters, lots of humour, strong ensemble work. Text uses modern English.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 4 M + 4 F, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 69 pages

Grim and Gruesome Grimm

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

A playful and theatrical adaptation of Grimm's grimmest tales.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 8 M + 12 F + 21 Any Gender, Doubling Options
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 57 pages

Among Friends and Clutter

by Lindsay Price

This character-driven piece explores the most important relationships in life: friends, family, and love.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 F, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 43 pages

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

adapted by Laramie Dean from L. Frank Baum

There is no place like home.

  • About 95 minutes
  • 5 M + 8 F + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

Characters Behaving Badly

by Lindsay Price

This vignette play asks students to look at the concept of what it means to be “good” and “bad.”

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 F + 5 Any Gender + 1 Trans Woman
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

The Plucky Pie Murder

by Dara Murphy

The star quarterback has been charged with murdering the mascot and a farce of a trial ensues. The audience plays the jury in this black comedy.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 8 M + 4 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Will and Whimsy: Sixteen Dramatically Illustrated Sonnets of Shakespeare

by Alan Haehnel

Shakespeare's Sonnets come alive in this play where modern scenes play hand in hand with the original text. Very flexible casting.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender, Expandable to 35
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

Ariadne's Thread, The Adventures of Theseus and the Minotaur

by Judith White

Theseus is a young man on an adventure. As he makes his way to Athens to meet his father he must fight bandits, carnivorous pigs, and travel the underworld.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 F + 9 Any Gender, Plus Chorus
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

The Happiness Shop

by Lindsay Price

Why aren't middle school students full of smiles, hugs and hi-fives? They’re too young to have problems.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 F + 13 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

Letters

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

For many wars, letters home were the only form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones. This play brings those letters to life.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 9 M + 12 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

This Phone Will Explode at the Tone

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play about communication. Great for classwork.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 F, Expandable to 33
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 20 pages

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 F + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

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 F + 8 Any Gender, + jailers, officers, and attendants, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 41 pages

Stressed

by Alan Haehnel

Stress is driving a teen quartet crazy - so much so they can't stop talking about it. This play is a symphony of sound and character.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 F + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 22 pages

Much Ado About Nothing

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

This one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy brims with wordplay, romance, and deceit.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 5 M + 4 F + 7 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 26 pages

Hairball

by Lindsay Price

A light vignette play about our obsession with hair. Flexible casting.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 F, Expandable to 14M+27F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

The Hope and Heartache Diner - One Act Version

by Lindsay Price

A One Act version of The Hope and Heartache Diner

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 F + 7 Any Gender
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

A Deep, Poetic Journey Into Something

by Forrest Musselman

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.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 F + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 25 pages

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 F + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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