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School violence-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

The Butterfly Queen

by Christian Kiley

A touching ensemble piece where sacrifice is as simple as a pair of wings.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 12 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 19 pages

Clowns with Guns (A Vaudeville)

by Christopher Evans

The question everyone’s asking is “Am I walking out alive today?”

  • About 25 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 22 pages

Funhouse

by Lindsay Price

This middle school play looks at the bullied, the bully, and the bystander through mostly non-verbal vignettes.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

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

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

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

Water. Gun. Argument.

by Alan Haehnel

A squirt gun would never be mistaken for a real gun, right?

  • About 40 minutes
  • 4 M + 8 W + 37 Any Gender, Using doubling, the play could be performed with as few as 18 actors
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 30 pages

who are we, who we are

by Forrest Musselman

Addresses anxiety and depression in teens.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 14 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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