Shreds and Patches is an imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet like no other! An excellent easy-to-stage competition piece that fuses Shakespearean speech with modern dialogue - a super fun way to bring Shakespeare into the classroom!

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Anxiety-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

6ft Scenes

by Lindsay Price

A collection of 15 scenes in which no two characters get within 6ft of each other.

  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

La Ansiedad es Naranja

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of the vignette play Anxiety is Orange.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 7 W + 12 Any Gender, Doubling possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 pages

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.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 7 W + 12 Any Gender, Doubling possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

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.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 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 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Online Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools

Completely, Absolutely Normal: Vignettes About LGBTQ+ Teens

by Bradley Walton

Ten interconnected vignettes with LGBTQ+ themes.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 5 W + 8 M or W + 1 Trans M
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools

darklight

by Lindsay Price

An examination of depression and anxiety in teens.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W + 10 Any Gender, Plus THOUGHTS (10 to 20 actors)
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 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 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 25 pages

Distance Learning

by Christian Kiley

A play about trying to survive and thrive in a virtual classroom.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

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.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 6 Any Gender, Expandable to 28
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 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 W + 13 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

Hoodie

by Lindsay Price

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

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 7 W, Expandable to 18W 13M
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

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?

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 W + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 18 pages

Pandemic Pancake

by Lindsay Price

How will you respond to this evolving new world?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 34 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Passing Period Purgatory

by Christian Kiley

Sometimes the hardest part of school is getting from one class to the next.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender + 1 Non-Binary
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Pretty Princess Dollhouse for Pretty Princesses

by Emma Fonseca Halverson

Gabi is suffering from metaphoric asthma. The walls are closing in and she can’t breathe.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 16 pages

Puzzle Pieces

by Krista Boehnert

An exploration of teen issues through a series of monologues. The characters speak frankly about their fears, their futures, and their day to day life.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 20 pages

Red Tee

by Lindsay Price

It’s time for role call. Who are you?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 5 W + 6 Any Gender + 1 M or W + 1 Trans M + 1 Non-Binary, Expandable to 29
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

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.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 21 Any Gender, Minimum of 4
  • Online Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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