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Play Scripts for Schools set in Present day

Building Blocks

by Jeffrey Harr

A boy and a girl share words of wisdom straight from their parents' mouths.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 F
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 11 pages

Building Blocks, Virtually

by Jeffrey Harr

A boy and a girl share words of wisdom straight from their parents' mouths.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 F
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Bungee Jump Bear Trap

by Lindsay Price

Sometimes you need to leap without knowing what the outcome will be.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

The Butterfly Queen

by Christian Kiley

A touching ensemble piece where sacrifice is as simple as a pair of wings.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 F + 12 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 19 pages

C'mon And Dance

by Jeffrey Harr

Dancer loves to dance. But she is shy and a little insecure. How does she work past her feelings and let go? How does she dance like no one’s watching?

  • About 15 minutes
  • 7 F
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 8 pages

La Caja

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of the middle school vignette play Box.

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

Camel Dung and Cloves

by Dara Murphy

Sara enjoys tea parties. But camel dung and cloves are two things that should never end up on the table. The twists never stop coming in this play.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 4 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 15 pages

Carrying the Calf

by Shirley Barrie

A teenager fed-up with being bullied drags her reluctant friend to a self-defence class.

  • About 54 minutes
  • 4 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

Chaired

by Christian Kiley

Potential sits centre stage in a chair. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just stand up...

  • About 20 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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

Chemo Girl

by Christian Kiley

Camille is pulled into the video game world that mirrors her fight against cancer.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 F + 13 Any Gender, Doubling Possible, ensemble expandable to 26 or more
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Chemo Girl and Other Plays

by Christian Kiley

A collection of plays that examine the impact of cancer as seen through the eyes of teenagers. Can be performed as a full length or one acts.

  • About 90 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 70 pages
This collection contains Chemo Girl, The Other Room, Red Rover, and Waiting Room

Chicken. Road.

by Lindsay Price

A group of teenagers grapple with unanswered questions as they try to understand why someone who has it all would kill themselves. Powerful monologues.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 F + 13 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

Christmas in July

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

The calendar days are all in a tizzy. The New Year better fix this mess and fix it quick.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 20 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools

Christmas in July: Two Holiday One Act Plays

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

Two Christmas plays. Baby New Year rearranges the calendar in Christmas in July. Christmas is in jeopardy in What do you do when the elves have the flu?

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 36 pages

Circo del Olimpo

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of the play Circus Olympus.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 F, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 63 pages

Circus Olympus

by Lindsay Price

The Greek Geek Circus has come to town with a ton of myths to share. A gleeful celebration with a large cast expansion, parts for all and a choice of length.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 F, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 63 pages

Close Encounters of the Undead Kind

by Jeffrey Harr

Three ghoulishly delightful plays.

  • About 60 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

Clowns with Guns (A Vaudeville)

by Christopher Evans

The question everyone’s asking is “Am I walking out alive today?”

  • About 25 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 22 pages

Commence

by Christian Kiley

A group of students want to regain normalcy and recoup what they’ve lost as seniors: prom, school play, graduation. But nothing is normal.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 F + 9 Any Gender
  • Online Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools

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