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Childhood-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

Ms. Spitspot’s Spick and Span Play Place

by Lindsay Price

On the eve of cancellation, Ms. Spitspot clings to her TV show persona.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

One Hundred Lies

by Alan Haehnel

In this poignant comedy, Liz Nostrand presents her life as a competition: 100 significant lies told by and to Liz. But what about the lies she's told herself?

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 10 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 27 pages

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Robert Browning

There are consequences for the people of Hamelin when they refuse to pay the Piper. A theatricalization of the Robert Browning poem.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 6 M + 4 W + 13 Any Gender, Rats
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

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

Santa Runs A Sweat Shop

by Lindsay Price

A young girl has some specific questions for Santa.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 16 M + 24 W + 14 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

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.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

The Snow Queen

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Hans Christian Andersen

A theatrical adaptation of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 8 M + 20 W + 31 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Ten / Two

by Lindsay Price

Ten plays for two actors. The plays can be performed individually or all together for a full evening of theatre. Excellent for the classroom or competition.

  • About 100 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 81 pages

Ten Minute Play Series: Be Challenged

by Lindsay Price

A collection of short plays with challenging stories and complex characters.

  • About 10 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 64 pages
This collection contains Bottle Baby, Hall Pass, Juice Box, Oh Chad, Sunday Lunch, and You

Ten Minute Play Series: Girls & Guys

by Lindsay Price

A collection of short plays that examines the relationships between girls and guys.

  • About 10 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 65 pages

Thought Traps

by Lindsay Price

Ariane and Kate deal with people from their past who invade their head space. Will either be able to set themselves free?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 5 W + 1 M or W + 2 Non-Binary
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 37 pages

Through the Looking-Glass

adapted by Lindsay Price from Lewis Carroll

Alice is back in Wonderland and looking to become Queen. This adaptation is a fantastical physical journey for both actor and audience.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 3 W + 7 Any Gender, + Wonderland Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

Tuna Fish Eulogy

by Lindsay Price

The tragedy of a young boy's death is examined. Written in the Ladder play format the text runs in vertical columns for fuller choral work.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W + 1 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

Upon A Sea of Dreams: A Journey on the Titanic

by Kathleen Donnelly

In a tiny third class cabin Emma dreams of a new life in America. But when the Titanic hits an iceberg, that dream becomes a nightmare.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 1 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 42 pages

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?

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 28 pages

What do you do when the Elves have the flu?

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

The Elves can't eat, they can't sleep and they certainly can't work. And with Christmas around the corner, how will the toys get made?

  • About 20 minutes
  • 6 W + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools

who are we, who we are

by Forrest Musselman

Addresses anxiety and depression in teens.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 14 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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

Winnie-the-Pooh

adapted by Lindsay Price from Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

Join Pooh Bear, Piglet, and all their friends in the Hundred Acre wood.

  • About 90 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 8 Any Gender, Additional Narrators
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

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