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Parenting/Family-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

Liver for Breakfast

by Lindsay Price

Three siblings agonize over meeting their father's new girlfriend.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Magic Diary of Mozambique

by Chris Stiles

A magic diary grants wishes: Good grades, popular friends, lavish gifts. But there are consequences to these wishes.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 2 M + 8 W
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

Magic Fairy in the Microwave

by Dara Murphy

An ordinary girl has an overactive imagination. Maybe. This is a fast physical extravaganza with guns, knives, and blood. Kittens will be harmed.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 24 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 W
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 55 pages

Middle School Monologues: Guys

edited by Lindsay Price

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

  • 20 M
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 55 pages

My Father Went to Switzerland and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

by Lindsay Price

A driving teacher and student tell the truth with crashing results.

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

My Hero

by Lindsay Price

Kenzie sees her brother's flaws for the first time.

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

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 W, 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 W, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 25 pages

Not Going Anywhere

by Emma Fonseca Halverson

A Mexican family struggles to get by while ICE attempts to tear them apart.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 25 pages

The One

by Steven Stack

A group of friends end up at a haunted house, in a room that may or may not actually exist, where they’re faced with a decision that could doom one of them... or all of them.

  • About 13 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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

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 Other Room

by Christian Kiley

Dad is recovering from cancer and heavy chemotherapy treatments in the other room. It has become a dark corner of the house, especially for Mary, who rarely goes in there.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 4 M + 3 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Pandora's Fire

by Judith White

Pandora's curiosity gets the better of her in this theatrical retelling of the Greek myth.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 3 Any Gender, Plus chorus
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 pages

Paper Thin

by Lindsay Price

An upwardly mobile couple creates a Tuesday night diversion.

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

Pay Phone

by Bradley Hayward

When a teenager loses his cell phone, he has no choice but to use... a pay phone.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 1 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Power Play

by Lindsay Price

The realities and the stereotypes of school violence. Not just the school shooting, but harassment and bullying. Violence is about power. So is high school.

  • About 55 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 pages

The Pregnancy Project

by Lindsay Price

A pregnancy project turns real when Lucy's test turns pink. No statistics. No preaching. Just well-drawn characters and an engaging story.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 5 M + 15 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 47 pages

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