Shreds and Patches is an imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet like no other! An excellent easy-to-stage competition piece that fuses Shakespearean speech with modern dialogue - a super fun way to bring Shakespeare into the classroom!

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Rejection-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

6ft Scenes

by Lindsay Price

A collection of 15 scenes in which no two characters get within 6ft of each other.

  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The Art of Rejection: Two One Act Plays

by Christian Kiley

R is the only letter in a sea of numbers. Potential sits in a chair. These two one acts - Art of Rejection and Chaired can be performed separately or together.

  • 1 M + 1 W + 27 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 pages
This collection contains The Art of Rejection and Chaired

The Art of Rejection

by Christian Kiley

An avant-garde look at the price of popularity.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 14 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Canterbury Tales

adapted by Lindsay Price from Chaucer

Chaucer's classic collection of tales comes to life in a lively adaptation. Great characters, lots of humour, strong ensemble work. Text uses modern English.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 4 M + 4 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 69 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

The Date

by Steven Stack

Demons on a date are never good.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools

Failure and Fortitude: The Female Edison

by Lindsay Price

Failure and fortitude are the touchstones for every inventor, but even more so for 19th century female inventors.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 W + 12 Any Gender, plus 3 groups (3/4/4)
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The Female Edison

by Lindsay Price

Margaret E. Knight was a 19th century inventor with two big but forgotten stories.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 2 W + 22 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 79 pages

Fidget

by Bradley Hayward

Kids are constantly being told to hold still. But that’s impossible when all they want to do is move forward at warp speed.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 6 Any Gender, Expandable to 28
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

The Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge

by J. Robert Wilkins

Things start to go awry when four teens show up at a haunted lodge for their prom. A determined ghost could make this the most bizarre night ever.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 pages

Horror Movie 102: Failing Just Got Deadlier

by Steven Stack

A follow-up to the very popular Horror Movie 101!

  • About 60 minutes
  • 7 M + 14 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Life and Death in an Empty Hallway

by Christopher Evans

An intense and honest drama with excellent character opportunities.

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's magical tale of mischievous fairies, and love potions.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 6 M + 8 W + 7 Any Gender
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 40 pages

Much Ado High School

by Lindsay Price

What if Much Ado About Nothing took place at a high school dance? An enjoyable introduction to Shakespeare with lightning-fast pace and snappy dialogue.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 6 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Nerd Herd

by Christian Kiley

A funny and endearing look at love, dreams, slushes, and the unexpected twists and turns that life takes when you’re saving the universe.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 1 Any Gender, Extras as needed
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

Passing Period Purgatory

by Christian Kiley

Sometimes the hardest part of school is getting from one class to the next.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender + 1 Non-Binary
  • Simple set
  • 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

She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More

by Steven Stack

Tonight was going to be writer Alina Deveraux’s most important night, the unveiling of her memoirs. Until she ended up dead. Or not dead.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 7 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 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

Stereotype High

by Jeffrey Harr

High school is full of stereotypes – or is it?

  • About 105 minutes
  • 9 M + 9 W + 4 Any Gender, Plus onstage crew
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 107 pages

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