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Parenting/Family-Themed Play Scripts for 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

Stressed

by Alan Haehnel

Stress is driving a teen quartet crazy - so much so they can't stop talking about it. This play is a symphony of sound and character.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 22 pages

Stroke Static

by Lindsay Price

The heartbreaking look at dementia from the inside. The struggle between real and fantasy. Past and present. An award-winning theatrical experience.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 28 pages

Stupid is Just 4 2day

by Lindsay Price

Connect and commiserate with these characters who can't help but do stupid things. An amazing ensemble opportunity.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 34 pages

Sunday Lunch

by Lindsay Price

The sons of a divorcée and a widow try to cope with this longstanding ritual.

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

Sweep Under Rug

by Lindsay Price

In the future the issue of poverty is solved through separation and subserviance. A teen causes trouble simply because she wants to better herself.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

Ten / Two

by Lindsay Price

Ten plays for two actors. The plays can be performed individually or all together for a full evening of theatre. Excellent for the classroom or competition.

  • About 100 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 81 pages

Ten Minute Play Series: Be Challenged

by Lindsay Price

A collection of short plays with challenging stories and complex characters.

  • About 10 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 64 pages
This collection contains Bottle Baby, Hall Pass, Juice Box, Oh Chad, Sunday Lunch, and You

Ten Minute Play Series: Girls & Guys

by Lindsay Price

A collection of short plays that examines the relationships between girls and guys.

  • About 10 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 65 pages

Theatrefolk's Ten-Minute Play Collection

by Lindsay Price

A collection of ten minute plays.

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 55 pages

To Kill a Mocking Birdie

by Clint Snyder

Birdie would like you to meet her parents: a goldfish and a moldy piece of bread. It's a perfectly crazy dinner party. Consider this your invitation.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 4 W + 4 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

The Tower of Tyler

by Lindsay Price

Tyler is a star. But his sister is getting tired of keeping his secrets.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 M + 8 W + 7 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Tuna Fish Eulogy

by Lindsay Price

The tragedy of a young boy's death is examined. Written in the Ladder play format the text runs in vertical columns for fuller choral work.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W + 1 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy filled with unrequited love, disguises, and a shipwreck.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 6 M + 3 W + 6 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

Underneath

by Lindsay Price

Brittany wants to scream. Echo wants to shout. And Josie wants O-U-T, out.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 5 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Upon A Sea of Dreams: A Journey on the Titanic

by Kathleen Donnelly

In a tiny third class cabin Emma dreams of a new life in America. But when the Titanic hits an iceberg, that dream becomes a nightmare.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 1 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 42 pages

Virtual Family

by Christian Kiley

A look at a soothing world where complete dependency on technology takes away all ills. But is everything really perfect?

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 28 pages

Waiting Room

by Christian Kiley

A group of teenage cancer patients wait to hear about their progress. A bond is created as they discover their similarities and eccentricities.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 4 M + 7 W + 1 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Waking Moment

by Bradley Hayward

Julie would do anything to be just like her best friend Rhonda. But she soon finds out Rhonda's perfect world is a nightmare. Deals with sexual abuse.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 27 pages

We Are Masks

by Lindsay Price

We all wear a mask. What will happen when the world sees who you really are?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 8 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

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