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Overcoming odds-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

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

Patterns and Power: The Female Edison

by Lindsay Price

How did a 12 year old girl, with little education and no experience with mechanical engineering invent a safety part for a power loom?

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 W + 17 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 37 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

Santa's Zombie Apocalypse

by Bradley Walton

Santa is trapped by zombies and two reindeer fawns are determined to save the day.

  • About 80 minutes
  • 24 Any Gender, plus optional extras. Can be done with a cast of 9.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 67 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

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

Strawberries in Winter

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Aleksander Chodzko

Jack Frost spins the tale of Poor Marouckla who is tormented by her mean stepmother and her horse-faced stepsister. Based on a folktale by Aleksander Chodzko.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 4 W + 12 Any Gender, plus Snow Dancers
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 31 pages

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.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W + 13 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 50 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

Wellness Check

by Christian Kiley

Three characters struggle with wellness in uncertain times.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 3 Any Gender
  • Online Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle 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

With Liberty and Justice For All

by Jeyna Lynn Gonzales

Voices from a BLM protest.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 3 Any Gender + 1 Trans M
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 20 pages

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

adapted by Laramie Dean from L. Frank Baum

There is no place like home.

  • About 95 minutes
  • 5 M + 8 W + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

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