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Play Scripts for Schools with Interior sets

Layers

by Gary Rodgers

Step inside Robin’s world as he grapples with his conscience and his anti-conscience. And then deeper still as the writer tries to figure out an ending... which he may not be able to do if he’s not actually the writer.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 1 W + 14 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 36 pages

Let Me In

by Sholeh Wolpé

Jazmine tries to get into the movie theatre, but the inspector has other ideas.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Life, Off Book

by Scott Giessler

What happens when Ophelia and Jeb have to tear themselves away from the script and live life off book?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 5 M + 3 W + 10 Any Gender, Plus ensemble
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

Look Me in the Eye

by Lindsay Price

In the future teenagers are obedient and polite. But this behaviour comes at a price. A thought-provoking harrowing tale.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 23 pages

Lord of the Pies

by Clint Snyder

A pie shop erupts into panic after Franny, a brash cat-lady, announces the arrival of the apocalypse. A Lord of the Flies parody.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 10 W + 7 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 20 pages

Lose Not Thy Head

by Gary Rodgers

Joan has been sentenced to lose her head for impersonating her famous brother William Shakespeare.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 34 pages

Macbeth

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tale of ambition and murder.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 18 M + 6 W, Doubling Possible
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

Magic Fairy in the Microwave

by Dara Murphy

An ordinary girl has an overactive imagination. Maybe. This is a fast physical extravaganza with guns, knives, and blood. Kittens will be harmed.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 24 pages

Malled: Two One Act Plays for Young Women

by Colleen Neuman

Many things happen in a mall. Heartbreak, Uncomfortable truths,True friendship, Cosmic questions with your french fries. Two plays. Great parts for girls.

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 pages

Master of Puppets

by Jeffrey Harr

The guidance counsellors of Ambrose High have decided to speak to senior class couples about the power of communication.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 17 pages

Mírame en los Ojos

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of Look Me in the Eye.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 23 pages

Moving

by Lindsay Price

A rapid-fire character-driven comedy with a heart.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Moving / Still: Two One Act Plays

by Lindsay Price

A girl moves too fast. A boy is still the same after a heartwrenching moment. Moving/Still looks at those who want to grow up and those who don't.

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 41 pages
This collection contains Moving and Still

Much Ado High School

by Lindsay Price

What if Much Ado About Nothing took place at a high school dance? An enjoyable introduction to Shakespeare with lightning-fast pace and snappy dialogue.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 6 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Nerd Herd

by Christian Kiley

A funny and endearing look at love, dreams, slushes, and the unexpected twists and turns that life takes when you’re saving the universe.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 1 Any Gender, Extras as needed
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

Nice Girl

by Amanda Murray Cutalo

Mia knows how to be a confident and assertive young woman who is not afraid to stand up for herself; the only problem is she can only act this way in her fantasies.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 11 W, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 25 pages

Not Going Anywhere

by Emma Fonseca Halverson

A Mexican family struggles to get by while ICE attempts to tear them apart.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 25 pages

One Beer Too Many

by Billy Houck

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

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Other Room

by Christian Kiley

Dad is recovering from cancer and heavy chemotherapy treatments in the other room. It has become a dark corner of the house, especially for Mary, who rarely goes in there.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 4 M + 3 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Perils of Modern Education

by Matthew Webster

A comedic romp through the stresses and struggles of making it through the school day.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 19 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 pages

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