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Parenting/Family-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

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.

  • About 90 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 70 pages
This collection contains Chemo Girl, The Other Room, Red Rover, and Waiting Room

Circus Olympus

by Lindsay Price

The Greek Geek Circus has come to town with a ton of myths to share. A gleeful celebration with a large cast expansion, parts for all and a choice of length.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 63 pages

Close Encounters of the Undead Kind

by Jeffrey Harr

Three ghoulishly delightful plays.

  • About 60 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

The Comedy of Errors

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy about mistaken identity.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 5 M + 5 W + 8 Any Gender, + jailers, officers, and attendants, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 41 pages

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

Constantly, Incessantly, All The Time

by Billy Houck

A young girl examines the backpack of her life.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

David and Delaney's Guide to the Perfectly Nifty Prom

by Steven Stack

David and Delaney have been planning for the perfectly nifty prom since they were 6, and everything was going according to plan... until Delaney died. Will the day be saved by a well-manicured ancient burial ground?

  • About 13 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Deck the Stage!

by Lindsay Price

A Christmas collection like no other. Six short plays, all inspired by Christmas carols and can be performed as a full-length or individually.

  • About 70 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 47 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

Diatom

by Billy Houck

Two friends without a car wait and talk. And wait and talk. And wait and talk...

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

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.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 29 pages

The Dread Pirate Sadie

by Steven Stack

Sadie wishes to leave her life on the high seas to pursue her true passion: theatre.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 1 M + 10 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 61 pages

Drum Taps

adapted by Lindsay Price from Walt Whitman

A theatrical adaptation of a selection of Walt Whitman's civil war poems. See the words, the war, the blood come to life.

  • About 35 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 66 pages

Drum Taps (Small Cast Version)

adapted by Lindsay Price from Walt Whitman

A theatrical adaptation of a selection of Walt Whitman's civil war poems. See the words, the war, the blood come to life.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Drum Taps (Large Cast Version)

adapted by Lindsay Price from Walt Whitman

A theatrical adaptation of a selection of Walt Whitman's civil war poems. See the words, the war, the blood come to life.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 6 M + 14 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Exile and the Onion Girl

adapted by Lindsay Price from Aeschylus' The Libation Bearers

A vividly modern adaptation of Aeschylus' play The Libation Bearers.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W, Plus Domestics (chorus)
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

Finding Jo March

by Laramie Dean

You should know right away that this is not a traditional adaptation of Little Women.

  • About 120 minutes
  • 5 M + 5 W + 1 Any Gender + 3 W or NB
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 85 pages

Finishing Sentences

by Scott Giessler

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

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W + 8 Any Gender, Easily expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 44 pages

The First Herald Angel

by John Donald O'Shea

On the first Christmas Eve, a shepherd meets an angel who states something miraculous is about to occur. The shepherd's wife has her doubts.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 15 pages

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.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W + 7 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 42 pages

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