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Parenting/Family-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

Pressure

by Lindsay Price

Four teenagers struggle with pressures. The Refugee, the newbie, the perfectionist and the less than perfect. Everything comes to a head the week before prom.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 10 W, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 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

A Recipe of Me

by Kate Kilpatrick

Heartfelt stories about a family told through recipes.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

Red Rover

by Christian Kiley

A young girl is pulled out of her history class to go to the hospital where she discovers she has cancer. She befriends Lucy (who is chemotherapy personified) and she and Lucy prepare to take the disease.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 12 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Recommended for High Schools

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

Romeo and Juliet (Modern English)

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern English one act version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 W + 3 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Romeo and Juliet (One Hour)

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 18 M + 4 W, Doubling Possible
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

Same Room, Different Story

by Claire Broome

This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 7 M + 7 W + 15 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 67 pages

Sandy is an Eggplant, Shannon is a Pretty Girl

by Lindsay Price

While wearing ugly purple bridesmaid dresses, an older sister struggles with her seemingly perfect pretty sister.

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

Scene-Speare!: Shakespearean Scenes for Student Actors

edited by Lindsay Price

A collection of annotated Shakespearean scenes for student actors.

  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 127 pages

Shout! (Full Length Version)

book & lyrics by Lindsay Pricemusic by Kristin Gauthier

Four teens just can't express themselves. What happens when you don't shout? An a cappella musical created especially for high school performers. You can sing this!

  • About 105 minutes
  • 7 M + 14 W, Plus Vocal Orchestra (Minimum of 9 is suggested)
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 122 pages

Shout! (One Act Version)

book & lyrics by Lindsay Pricemusic by Kristin Gauthier

A one act version of our wonderful and accessable a cappela musical.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 7 W, Plus Vocal Orchestra (Minimum of 9 is suggested)
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 60 pages

Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less

by Bradley Hayward

The lives of seven teenagers become intertwined in this humorous and oftentimes bittersweet collection of ten minute plays. Multiple lengths available.

  • About 100 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13M+17W+3 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 88 pages

Skid Marks: A Play About Driving

by Lindsay Price

Your first car. Getting your license, Getting pulled over. The relationship between teen and car makes a great backdrop for this vignette play.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 pages

Skid Marks 2: Are We There Yet?

by Lindsay Price

The cross country road trip is the focus of this vignette play. Great for a classroom project or for competition. Short scenes with interesting characters.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 2 M + 5 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 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

Solo-Speare!: Shakespearean Monologues For Student Actors

edited by Lindsay Price

A collection of annotated Shakespearean monologues for student actors.

  • 17 M + 18 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 73 pages

Something to Keep us Warm

by Stephen Gregg

A heartbreaking and hilarious one act. How does a family deal with watching one of their own disappear?

  • About 25 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 5 Any Gender, Plus offstage voices
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 23 pages

Somewhere, Nowhere

by Lindsay Price

Senior students in a small town face a dilemma. Do they stay close to home, or do they run far away? A heartwarming and heartbreaking story.

  • About 105 minutes
  • 3 M + 13 W, Expandable to 5M+15W+7 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Split

by Bradley Hayward

Children of divorce are united through humor in this honest and theatrical look at the day to day reality of growing up in a family that's been torn apart.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 4 Any Gender, Easily Expandable to 28
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

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