Social Issue Plays

Use our subject list below to find our plays addressing several social issues.

Alienation / Feeling Alone In The World


Among Friends and Clutter

Among Friends and Clutter

by Lindsay Price

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

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Anonymous

Anonymous

by Allison Green

Anonymous is a story of every teenager: trying to fit in, trying to belong, trying to fall in love. It's hard to be an individual when you're trying to survive.

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Apostrophe's

Apostrophe's

by Bradley Hayward

A silly comedy about how the misuse of apostrophes are ruining the lives of students. Flexible casting, audience participation, and fun staging.

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The Art of Rejection: Two One Act Plays

The Art of Rejection

by Christian Kiley

An avant-garde look at the price of popularity.

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Ashland Falls

Ashland Falls

by Steven Stack

Who will pay the price when the real world and the play collide?

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Baalzebub

Baalzebub

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

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Baalzebub - One Act Version

Baalzebub - One Act Version

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

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The Blue and the Grey

The Blue and the Grey

by RS Paulette

This award-winning piece is haunting, exhilarating and theatrical.

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Boat

Boat

by Lindsay Price

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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A Box of Puppies

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.

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Commence

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.

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A Box of Puppies

Constantly, Incessantly, All The Time

by Billy Houck

A young girl examines the backpack of her life.

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Emotional Baggage

Emotional Baggage

by Lindsay Price

Seven strangers meet in a train station. Instead of luggage, they all carry their "emotional baggage." The most unique play we sell - it has no dialogue.

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Everyman

Everyman

translated by Lindsay Price from Everyman by Anonymous

A modern translation of the original text

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Hoodie

Hoodie

by Lindsay Price

This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance.

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A Box of Puppies

Huge Hands

by Billy Houck

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

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Layers

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.

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Red Tee

Red Tee

by Lindsay Price

It’s time for role call. Who are you?

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Scenes from a Quarantine

Scenes from a Quarantine

by Lindsay Price

This vignette style play can be easily performed using an online platform and has a variety of scenes to address all student skill levels.

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Somewhere, Nowhere

Somewhere, Nowhere

by Lindsay Price

Senior students in a small town face a dilemma. Do they stay close to home, or do they run far away? A heartwarming and heartbreaking story.

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The Super Non-Heroes

The Super Non-Heroes

by Taryn Temple

Charlie may not be a superhero, but when she digs deep she discovers her unique talents to save the day.

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Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

by Dara Murphy

Two royalty-free plays for your inclusive classroom

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They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

by Dara Murphy

Nothing stands in the way of the green grass. Until they wake up one morning to see a yellow dandelion in their midst.

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Wellness Check

Wellness Check

by Christian Kiley

Three characters struggle with wellness in uncertain times.

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Body Image


The Battle of Image vs Girl

The Battle of Image vs Girl

by Johanna Skoreyko

One Girl. One Mirror. Against the world.

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Body Body

Body Body

by Lindsay Price

Madeline has body issues. So much so that her different body parts are coming to life and talking back. But Madeline is tired of feeling bad about her body.

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Body Body: Competition Length Version

Body Body: Competition Length Version

by Lindsay Price

Madeline has body issues. So much so that different body parts are coming to life and talking back. A shorter version of this body image play.

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Box

Box

by Lindsay Price

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

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Breathless

Breathless

by Wendy-Marie Martin

A beautiful character piece with three strong female leads.

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Emotional Baggage

Emotional Baggage

by Lindsay Price

Seven strangers meet in a train station. Instead of luggage, they all carry their "emotional baggage." The most unique play we sell - it has no dialogue.

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Theatrefolk's Ten-Minute Play Collection

The Four Hags of the Apocalypse Eat Salad at their General Meeting

by Lindsay Price

A black comedy about female self-image.

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Hoodie

Hoodie

by Lindsay Price

This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance.

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School Daze

School Daze

by Lindsay Price

Middle school is the tricky tightrope between being a kid and being a teenager. The characters try to keep their balance on the first day of middle school.

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Bullying


Ashland Falls

Ashland Falls

by Steven Stack

Who will pay the price when the real world and the play collide?

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Baalzebub

Baalzebub

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

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Baalzebub - One Act Version

Baalzebub - One Act Version

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

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Box

Box

by Lindsay Price

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

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Carrying the Calf

Carrying the Calf

by Shirley Barrie

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

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Finishing Sentences

Finishing Sentences

by Scott Giessler

A play that forces us to consider the human side of the people we often dismiss.

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Funhouse

Funhouse

by Lindsay Price

This middle school play looks at the bullied, the bully, and the bystander through mostly non-verbal vignettes.

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Power Play

Power Play

by Lindsay Price

The realities and the stereotypes of school violence. Not just the school shooting, but harassment and bullying. Violence is about power. So is high school.

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Red Tee

Red Tee

by Lindsay Price

It’s time for role call. Who are you?

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The Redemption of Gertie Greene

The Redemption of Gertie Greene

by Taryn Temple

Is Gertie really what everyone calls her: a freak, strange, stupid, clumsy, and mean?

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Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less

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.

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Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

by Dara Murphy

Two royalty-free plays for your inclusive classroom

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Wellness Check

Wellness Check

by Christian Kiley

Three characters struggle with wellness in uncertain times.

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Censorship


Agatha Rex

Agatha Rex

adapted by Lindsay Price from Antigone by Sophocles

A modern adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone set in a high school.

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Censorbleep

Censorbleep

by Lindsay Price

The Bleep Bleep Girls know how teenagers are supposed to behave and how to deal with those who don't. An absurd look at censorship and independent thought.

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Dependence On Technology


Inanimate

Inanimate

by Christian Kiley

Life is a little different for Ani. She talks to inanimate objects and the object talk back. Is she living in a happy, carefree kids’ show or is it something more serious?

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Virtual Family

Virtual Family

by Christian Kiley

A look at a soothing world where complete dependency on technology takes away all ills. But is everything really perfect?

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Depression/Anxiety


Box

Box

by Lindsay Price

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

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Commence

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.

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A Box of Puppies

Constantly, Incessantly, All The Time

by Billy Houck

A young girl examines the backpack of her life.

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darklight

darklight

by Lindsay Price

An examination of depression and anxiety in teens.

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Fidget

Fidget

by Bradley Hayward

Kids are constantly being told to hold still. But that’s impossible when all they want to do is move forward at warp speed.

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Hoodie

Hoodie

by Lindsay Price

This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance.

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Layers

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.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Red Tee

Red Tee

by Lindsay Price

It’s time for role call. Who are you?

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Scenes from a Quarantine

Scenes from a Quarantine

by Lindsay Price

This vignette style play can be easily performed using an online platform and has a variety of scenes to address all student skill levels.

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Somewhere, Nowhere

Somewhere, Nowhere

by Lindsay Price

Senior students in a small town face a dilemma. Do they stay close to home, or do they run far away? A heartwarming and heartbreaking story.

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Wellness Check

Wellness Check

by Christian Kiley

Three characters struggle with wellness in uncertain times.

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Divorce


Among Friends and Clutter

Among Friends and Clutter

by Lindsay Price

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

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Same Room, Different Story

Same Room, Different Story

by Claire Broome

This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

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Somewhere, Nowhere

Somewhere, Nowhere

by Lindsay Price

Senior students in a small town face a dilemma. Do they stay close to home, or do they run far away? A heartwarming and heartbreaking story.

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Split

Split

by Bradley Hayward

Children of divorce are united through humor in this honest and theatrical look at the day to day reality of growing up in a family that's been torn apart.

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Empathy


Boat

Boat

by Lindsay Price

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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The Butterfly Queen

The Butterfly Queen

by Christian Kiley

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

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Commence

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.

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Discovering Rogue

Discovering Rogue

by Christian Kiley

Rogue lives in a cardboard box but she doesn’t mind. Others want Rogue to leave but she isn’t budging. It's a showdown of stereotypes and self-identity.

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The Gorgon Sisters

The Gorgon Sisters

by Laramie Dean

Can Stheno bring her sister Medusa back to life?

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Red Tee

Red Tee

by Lindsay Price

It’s time for role call. Who are you?

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Same Room, Different Story

Same Room, Different Story

by Claire Broome

This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

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Same Room, Different Story - One Act Version

Same Room, Different Story - One Act Version

by Claire Broome

This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

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Scenes from a Quarantine

Scenes from a Quarantine

by Lindsay Price

This vignette style play can be easily performed using an online platform and has a variety of scenes to address all student skill levels.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

by Dara Murphy

Two royalty-free plays for your inclusive classroom

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We Are Masks

We Are Masks

by Lindsay Price

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

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Wellness Check

Wellness Check

by Christian Kiley

Three characters struggle with wellness in uncertain times.

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Gender


Anonymous

Anonymous

by Allison Green

Anonymous is a story of every teenager: trying to fit in, trying to belong, trying to fall in love. It's hard to be an individual when you're trying to survive.

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Baalzebub

Baalzebub

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

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Baalzebub - One Act Version

Baalzebub - One Act Version

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

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The Battle of Image vs Girl

The Battle of Image vs Girl

by Johanna Skoreyko

One Girl. One Mirror. Against the world.

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Bungee Jump Bear Trap

Bungee Jump Bear Trap

by Lindsay Price

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

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Dracula

Dracula

adapted by Laramie Dean from Bram Stoker

A highly theatrical exploration of the evil that lurks inside all of us…

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Drop Dead, Juliet!

Drop Dead, Juliet!

by Allison Williams

Juliet has had enough! No more poison, stabbing, or dying. Romeo and Juliet will never be the same - or will it? Not everyone's so keen on the changes.

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The Gorgon Sisters

The Gorgon Sisters

by Laramie Dean

Can Stheno bring her sister Medusa back to life?

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Life, Off Book

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?

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Red Tee

Red Tee

by Lindsay Price

It’s time for role call. Who are you?

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Somewhere, Nowhere

Somewhere, Nowhere

by Lindsay Price

Senior students in a small town face a dilemma. Do they stay close to home, or do they run far away? A heartwarming and heartbreaking story.

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Human Rights


Baalzebub

Baalzebub

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

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Baalzebub - One Act Version

Baalzebub - One Act Version

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

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Look Me in the Eye

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.

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Sweep Under Rug

Sweep Under Rug

by Lindsay Price

In the future the issue of poverty is solved through separation and subserviance. A teen causes trouble simply because she wants to better herself.

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Identity


Agatha Rex

Agatha Rex

adapted by Lindsay Price from Antigone by Sophocles

A modern adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone set in a high school.

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Alice

Alice

adapted by Lindsay Price from Lewis Carroll

An adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic book. Practical solutions to all special effects. A magical trip to Wonderland!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

by Allison Green

Anonymous is a story of every teenager: trying to fit in, trying to belong, trying to fall in love. It's hard to be an individual when you're trying to survive.

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Backspace

Backspace

by Lindsay Price

In this world writing is a struggle, a battle, a war. Backspace explores personification and characterization like no other play.

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Being Bianca: The Semi-Complete Guide

Being Bianca: The Semi-Complete Guide

by Alan Haehnel

Bianca wants to help everyone be the best they can be. Well, she wants everyone to be just like her. Because what's better than being Bianca? Huge cast comedy.

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Box

Box

by Lindsay Price

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

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Bungee Jump Bear Trap

Bungee Jump Bear Trap

by Lindsay Price

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

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Commence

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.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

A Box of Puppies

Constantly, Incessantly, All The Time

by Billy Houck

A young girl examines the backpack of her life.

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Hoodie

Hoodie

by Lindsay Price

This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance.

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Labeled

Labeled

by Lindsay Price

We label people every day. We’ve done it in the past, we’ll do it in the future.

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Red Tee

Red Tee

by Lindsay Price

It’s time for role call. Who are you?

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Same Room, Different Story

Same Room, Different Story

by Claire Broome

This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Scenes from a Quarantine

Scenes from a Quarantine

by Lindsay Price

This vignette style play can be easily performed using an online platform and has a variety of scenes to address all student skill levels.

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Something Bad is Happening

Something Bad is Happening

by Bradley Walton

A friend disappears from an online session.

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Stressed

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.

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The Super Non-Heroes

The Super Non-Heroes

by Taryn Temple

Charlie may not be a superhero, but when she digs deep she discovers her unique talents to save the day.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

by Dara Murphy

Two royalty-free plays for your inclusive classroom

Read a free excerpt and learn more

We Are Masks

We Are Masks

by Lindsay Price

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

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Wellness Check

Wellness Check

by Christian Kiley

Three characters struggle with wellness in uncertain times.

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Illness/Health


Among Friends and Clutter

Among Friends and Clutter

by Lindsay Price

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

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The Battle of Image vs Girl

The Battle of Image vs Girl

by Johanna Skoreyko

One Girl. One Mirror. Against the world.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Boat

Boat

by Lindsay Price

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.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Breathless

Breathless

by Wendy-Marie Martin

A beautiful character piece with three strong female leads.

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Chemo Girl and Other Plays

Chemo Girl

by Christian Kiley

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

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Chemo Girl and Other Plays

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.

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Commence

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.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

A Box of Puppies

Constantly, Incessantly, All The Time

by Billy Houck

A young girl examines the backpack of her life.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Inanimate

Inanimate

by Christian Kiley

Life is a little different for Ani. She talks to inanimate objects and the object talk back. Is she living in a happy, carefree kids’ show or is it something more serious?

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Chemo Girl and Other Plays

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.

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Chemo Girl and Other Plays

Red Rover

by Christian Kiley

A young girl is pulled out of her history class to go to the hospital where she discovers she has cancer. She befriends Lucy (who is chemotherapy personified) and she and Lucy prepare to take the disease.

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Scenes from a Quarantine

Scenes from a Quarantine

by Lindsay Price

This vignette style play can be easily performed using an online platform and has a variety of scenes to address all student skill levels.

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Shreds and Patches

Shreds and Patches

by Robert Wing

A re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

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Something to Keep us Warm

Something to Keep us Warm

by Stephen Gregg

A heartbreaking and hilarious one act. How does a family deal with watching one of their own disappear?

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Chemo Girl and Other Plays

Waiting Room

by Christian Kiley

A group of teenage cancer patients wait to hear about their progress. A bond is created as they discover their similarities and eccentricities.

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Wellness Check

Wellness Check

by Christian Kiley

Three characters struggle with wellness in uncertain times.

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Individuality


Agatha Rex

Agatha Rex

adapted by Lindsay Price from Antigone by Sophocles

A modern adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone set in a high school.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Among Friends and Clutter

Among Friends and Clutter

by Lindsay Price

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

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Anonymous

Anonymous

by Allison Green

Anonymous is a story of every teenager: trying to fit in, trying to belong, trying to fall in love. It's hard to be an individual when you're trying to survive.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Anxiety is Orange

Anxiety is Orange

by Lindsay Price

Join the characters in this vignette play as they navigate the world, each other, and the greens, greys, blues, reds, pinks, yellows, and oranges around them.

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Apostrophe's

Apostrophe's

by Bradley Hayward

A silly comedy about how the misuse of apostrophes are ruining the lives of students. Flexible casting, audience participation, and fun staging.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Boat

Boat

by Lindsay Price

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.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Box

Box

by Lindsay Price

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

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Bungee Jump Bear Trap

Bungee Jump Bear Trap

by Lindsay Price

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

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Carrying the Calf

Carrying the Calf

by Shirley Barrie

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

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A Deep, Poetic Journey Into Something

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.

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Emotional Baggage

Emotional Baggage

by Lindsay Price

Seven strangers meet in a train station. Instead of luggage, they all carry their "emotional baggage." The most unique play we sell - it has no dialogue.

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The Happiness Shop

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.

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Hoodie

Hoodie

by Lindsay Price

This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance.

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Monster Problems

Monster Problems

by Lindsay Price

The transition from middle school to high school can be filled with problems. Monster problems.

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Nerd Herd

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.

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Nice Girl

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.

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Pressure

Pressure

by Lindsay Price

Four teenagers struggle with pressures. The Refugee, the newbie, the perfectionist and the less than perfect. Everything comes to a head the week before prom.

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Red Tee

Red Tee

by Lindsay Price

It’s time for role call. Who are you?

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School Daze

School Daze

by Lindsay Price

Middle school is the tricky tightrope between being a kid and being a teenager. The characters try to keep their balance on the first day of middle school.

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Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less

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.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Smarty Pants

Smarty Pants

by Bradley Hayward

Dallas is a real smarty pants and can't wait to show off. But he's in for a shock. His new class is very different. A fantastic competition piece.

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Somewhere, Nowhere

Somewhere, Nowhere

by Lindsay Price

Senior students in a small town face a dilemma. Do they stay close to home, or do they run far away? A heartwarming and heartbreaking story.

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Stereotype High

Stereotype High

by Jeffrey Harr

High school is full of stereotypes – or is it?

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The Super Non-Heroes

The Super Non-Heroes

by Taryn Temple

Charlie may not be a superhero, but when she digs deep she discovers her unique talents to save the day.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

by Dara Murphy

Two royalty-free plays for your inclusive classroom

Read a free excerpt and learn more

They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

by Dara Murphy

Nothing stands in the way of the green grass. Until they wake up one morning to see a yellow dandelion in their midst.

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Virtual Family

Virtual Family

by Christian Kiley

A look at a soothing world where complete dependency on technology takes away all ills. But is everything really perfect?

Read a free excerpt and learn more

Racism


Flaky Lips

Flaky Lips

by Lindsay Price

Two girls live in two communities that have been separated by a wall for a hundred years.

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Malled: Two One Act Plays for Young Women

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.

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Power Play

Power Play

by Lindsay Price

The realities and the stereotypes of school violence. Not just the school shooting, but harassment and bullying. Violence is about power. So is high school.

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Rumours/Lies


Anonymous

Anonymous

by Allison Green

Anonymous is a story of every teenager: trying to fit in, trying to belong, trying to fall in love. It's hard to be an individual when you're trying to survive.

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betweenity

betweenity

by Lindsay Price

This vignette play explores the beats, pauses, and neverending silences in conversation. An excellent class project with parts for everyone.

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Boat

Boat

by Lindsay Price

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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Box

Box

by Lindsay Price

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

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Have You Heard?

Have You Heard?

by Krista Boehnert

This monologue-based play explores what happens when rumours and secrets spin out of control. What makes a secret more powerful: when it's true or a lie?

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Just Girls Talking

Just Girls Talking

by Robert Wing

A drama for six women that will have your audience talking long after they leave the theatre.

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The Redemption of Gertie Greene

The Redemption of Gertie Greene

by Taryn Temple

Is Gertie really what everyone calls her: a freak, strange, stupid, clumsy, and mean?

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Something Bad is Happening

Something Bad is Happening

by Bradley Walton

A friend disappears from an online session.

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Somewhere, Nowhere

Somewhere, Nowhere

by Lindsay Price

Senior students in a small town face a dilemma. Do they stay close to home, or do they run far away? A heartwarming and heartbreaking story.

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Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

by Dara Murphy

Two royalty-free plays for your inclusive classroom

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Water. Gun. Argument.

Water. Gun. Argument.

by Alan Haehnel

A squirt gun would never be mistaken for a real gun, right?

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School Violence


The Butterfly Queen

The Butterfly Queen

by Christian Kiley

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

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Clowns with Guns (A Vaudeville)

Clowns with Guns (A Vaudeville)

by Christopher Evans

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

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A Box of Puppies

Huge Hands

by Billy Houck

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

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Power Play

Power Play

by Lindsay Price

The realities and the stereotypes of school violence. Not just the school shooting, but harassment and bullying. Violence is about power. So is high school.

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Water. Gun. Argument.

Water. Gun. Argument.

by Alan Haehnel

A squirt gun would never be mistaken for a real gun, right?

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Sexual Abuse


The Waking Moment

The Waking Moment

by Bradley Hayward

Julie would do anything to be just like her best friend Rhonda. But she soon finds out Rhonda's perfect world is a nightmare. Deals with sexual abuse.

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Substance Abuse


Among Friends and Clutter

Among Friends and Clutter

by Lindsay Price

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

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Ten Minute Play Series: Be Challenged

Bottle Baby

by Lindsay Price

Beeb is a young recovering alcoholic. But the recovery isn't going so well.

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Floating on a Don't Care Cloud

Floating on a Don't Care Cloud

by Lindsay Price

An emotional tug of war between a sister and brother and what really happens in the world of teenage marijuana use. A vivid personification of drugs.

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A Box of Puppies

One Beer Too Many

by Billy Houck

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

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Same Room, Different Story

Same Room, Different Story

by Claire Broome

This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

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Suicide


Among Friends and Clutter

Among Friends and Clutter

by Lindsay Price

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

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The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note

The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note

by Lindsay Price

Jake finds a suicide note in his mailbox. Is it real? Is it a joke? Jake is determined to find out but instead learns a secret he didn't want to know.

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The Butterfly Queen

The Butterfly Queen

by Christian Kiley

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

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Chicken. Road.

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.

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darklight

darklight

by Lindsay Price

An examination of depression and anxiety in teens.

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Same Room, Different Story

Same Room, Different Story

by Claire Broome

This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

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Same Room, Different Story - One Act Version

Same Room, Different Story - One Act Version

by Claire Broome

This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

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Teen Pregnancy


Among Friends and Clutter

Among Friends and Clutter

by Lindsay Price

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

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The Pregnancy Project

The Pregnancy Project

by Lindsay Price

A pregnancy project turns real when Lucy's test turns pink. No statistics. No preaching. Just well-drawn characters and an engaging story.

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