Shakespeare has writer’s block. Nothing inspires him. The best he can come up with is “Now is the winter of our irritation!” Postcards from Shakespeare by Allison Williams is so much more than your typical Shakespeare spoof.

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Obedience-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

Huge Hands

by Billy Houck

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

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 F + 8 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Or Else

by Lindsay Price

A businessman meets his match with a delivery man and his 10-2.

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

Jane Austen, Completely Zoomed

by Treanor Baring

A fast-paced, witty modern take on Austen’s six classic masterpieces.

  • About 60 minutes
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Just Girls Talking

by Robert Wing

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

  • About 30 minutes
  • 6 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 30 pages

Labeled

by Lindsay Price

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

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 6 F + 15 Any Gender + 1 Trans Man, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

A Lighter Shade of Noir

by Patrick Derksen

A fabulously funny and high styling take on film noir.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 F + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 62 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 F + 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 F + 7 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 20 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

Middle School Monologues: Girls

edited by Lindsay Price

A collection of middle school monologues for girls. All monologues from published Theatrefolk plays.

  • 23 F
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 55 pages

A Midsummer Night's Dream

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's magical tale of mischievous fairies, and love potions.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 6 M + 8 F + 7 Any Gender
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 40 pages

Mírame en los Ojos

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of Look Me in the Eye.

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

Mmmbeth

by Allison Williams

An hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play! Updated Version.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 5 F + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

Mmmbeth: Competition Length Version

by Allison Williams

A shorter version of our hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play. Updated version.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 F + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Myth-o-logues

by Janice Harris

A fantastic one act and classroom resource filled with monologues from Greek mythology.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 14 M + 17 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

neeT Teen

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play about teen life – backwards, forwards and inside-out. Told through a variety of forms: kitchen sink, absurd, movement and song.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 F, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 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 F, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 25 pages

Normal vs Weird

by Lindsay Price

What happens when parts of your brain start fighting over you?

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

Oddball

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play that embraces the odd. Odd jobs, odd socks, odd one out, odd reactions and odd boyfriends.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 7 M + 20 F + 5 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 38 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

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