Ten-Minute Plays

A-Bomb Wedding by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy. 10 minutes, 1 male, 1 female.
High school and older.

Two young adults look for love in a convenience store--with more than the usual baggage.


Aberzombie by Megan Gogerty

Comedy. 10 minutes, 2-9 females, 2-8 males (4-11 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

An all too cheerful spokesmodel guides us through a nightmare world of the living dead, and if that weren't bad enough, there are zombies!


Add Nauseam by Thomas J. Misuraca

Comedy. 8 - 12 minutes. 2-4 males, 2-6 females (4-10 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Throwing up in math class is bad enough, but when Ginny tells a friend her tale of projectile vomiting woe, it takes on a life of its own, rising to new and ever more ridiculous heights with each new teller.


After The Hill by Meron Langsner

Comedy. 7 - 10 minutes. 1 male, 1 female, 1 either.
Middle school and older.

Will Jack and Jill finally break the vicious cycle that they've been trapped in for as long as they can remember...?


Aleema the Boy Girl by Rex McGregor

Drama. 8 - 10 minutes. 3 females, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

An Afghan girl enjoys being raised as a boy, but her freedom won’t last long.


All A-Twitter by Kenyon Brown

Dramedy. 10 - 12 minutes. 2 females.
Middle school and older.

While two sisters watch a meteor shower, their divorced mother's annoying cell phone "tweets" force them to question their uncertain future and the reality of their lives, ultimately bringing them closer together.


Almost Immortal by Rex McGregor

Drama. 9 - 12 minutes. 2 females, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

In the distant future, a teenage girl and her great-great-great-great-great-grandfather are on the brink of immortality.


Almost Perfect by Trevor Suthers

Dramedy. 7 - 10 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
High school and older.

Shannon is Shaun's idea of perfection, but when she forces her admirer to come up with one flaw, could it spell the not-so-perfect ending for their relationship?


And Tomorrow And Tomorrow... by Carol S. Lashof

Comedy. 8 - 12 minutes. 3-4 females, 0-1 male (4 performers total).
Middle school and older performers, upper elementary and older audiences.

Stumbling from the battlefield into the afterlife, Macbeth encounters three spirits who offer him a chance for a do-over—will he get it right this time?


Andy and Chrys by Nicole B. Adkins

Comedy. 6 - 8 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
Middle school and older.

Chrys may be in a wheelchair, but it’s Andy who needs help with his game.


Animals by Will Boersma

Drama. 9 - 12 minutes. 2 males, but gender flexible (could be 2 females).
High school and older.

When two teenagers find a dying bird, is the act of mercy to leave it be or end its life?


Annatude by Kenyon Brown

Dramedy. 10 minutes, 1 female.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A smart and feisty 15-year-old pulls no punches as she takes on losing her hair, the (not so joyous) joys of chemotherapy and her friendship with an older girl, Kiele, that she meets at the hospital.

 


Ante Up by Laura King

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

As the Viva Las Vegas prom nears, Jory and Gino struggle to lay their cards on the table.


The Ants and the Grasshopper by Trevor Suthers

Comedy. 5 - 8 minutes. 3 either (originally written for 3 males, but there's no reason why actors of either gender cannot play these roles).
All ages.

An updated version of the classic fable The Ant and the Grasshopper.


Awareness by Jonathan Price

Dramedy. 3 - 5 minutes. 3 females.
Middle school and older.

A bully tries to write an essay on bullying awareness, unaware of her own behavior.


B-E Aggressive by Samantha Macher

Drama. 5 - 7 minutes. 5 females.
High school and older.

When high school outcast Janae gets assaulted at a party and pictures start spreading around the school, she hatches a plot for revenge that even her closest friends may not be able to get behind.


Babies by Don Zolidis

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 5 females, 3 males.
Middle school and older.

In a maternity ward, four couples fantasize about their babies becoming huge bullies.  


Banned from Student Activities by Adam Hahn

Comedy. 9 - 12 minutes. 2 females.
Middle school and older.

Best friends Katie and Gretchen aren’t going to prom, but who cares? (Katie. Katie really cares.)


Bat, Birds, and Beasts by Dominic Mishler

Comedy. 7 - 9 minutes. 1 male, 2 females.
Middle school and older.

A teenager must decide how can she keep her both of her best friends without losing them both.


Bath Time is Fun Time by Arthur M. Jolly

Comedy. 10 minutes, 4 either.
Elementary school and older.

Four bath toys face an existential crisis in the aftermath of a traumatic bath encounter with a little boy—so traumatic, in fact, that they’ve become afraid of the water.


The Bird by Matt Buchanan

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 males (or 2 females).
High school and older.

A titmouse among the bus-stop pigeons--a messenger from God? A twisted encounter between strangers.


Boys Gone Mild by Steven Korbar

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 males.
High school and older.

Two teenage boys find that a Girls Gone Wild DVD is a lot moreand lessthan they bargained for.


Brace Yourself by Keegon Schuett

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 males, 2 females.
Middle school and older.

When a girl gets braces, it sets off a train wreck of miscommunications between her and her boyfriendcourtesy of a couple of well-intentioned but clueless friendsthat could derail them for good in this teenage comedy of errors.


Bully Issues by Arthur M. Jolly

Comedy. 9 - 11 minutes. 1 female, 2 males.
Middle school and older.

Three bullies confront the challenges of bullying today and how they can become better at doing it…but do they really want to be?


Can i See some iGenderfication? by Jeff Goode

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older.

When the girl handing out name tags mistakes a boy for a "grrl," can he get himself straightened out in time for football practice?


Can't Forget by Liz Shannon Miller

Comedy. 6 minutes, 2 females.
Middle school and older.

Are some friendships too broken to be fixed?


The Catnapper Mystery by Isabella Russell-Ides

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 2-6 females, 2-6 males (5-8 performers total, including 3 optional walk-on roles).
Elementary school and older.

First a boy and then a cat go missing from Witchy Way, a street that appears normal but is far from it...


Cheer Squad by Jeff Goode

Comedy. 7 - 10 minutes. 3 females.
Middle school and older.

Mean girl cheer captains teach a new cheerleader how not to be a team player.


The Cheshire Smile by Sara Glancy

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 males, 1 female.
High school and older.

In the aftermath of a Halloween party gone horribly wrong, three college students retell the mysterious tale from conflicting perspectives.


Chubby Bunny by Jonathan Josephson and Katy Muzikar

Comedy. 9 - 12 minutes. 1 female, 1 male, 1 either.
Middle school and older performers, and audiences of all ages.

Two marshmallows discover each other and find true love...until they are introduced to the realities of the campfire.


The Clarinet Section is Sick of Your Garbage by Megan Gogerty

Comedy. 9 - 11 minutes. 4 females.
Middle school and older.

The marching band clarinet section has to decide whether prom is capitalist propaganda designed to reinforce gender roles at the expense of individualism, or just, y’know, a really fun time.


Closeted by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
Suitable for middle school and older.

When the smart but far from cool kid is trapped in the closet with the girl who's way out of his league during a game of the infamous teen rite of passage Seven Minutes in Heaven, will it be hell on earth or the heaven that neither of them expected...?


Confessions of a Peanut Butter Addict by Allan Bates

Comedy. 9 - 11 minutes. 1 female.
Middle school and older.

Wrestling with her addiction to peanut butter, a girl reaches out for help.


The Cooking Gene by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 10 minutes, 2 males.
High school and older.

A gay teen shakes things up in his home ec class when he wants his boyfriend to be his "husband" for a family budget assignment.


Cracked Sky by Jonathan Dorf

Drama. 9 - 11 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older.

A bullied teen's random encounter with another student before school might be just the hope he's looking for, or everyone else's last chance.


The Crackling Rainbow Comet by Laura King

Drama. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older.

As they watch fireworks together for the last time, Amber tries to explain to Guy her need for independence.


The Dance We Do by Anne G'Fellers-Mason

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 3 females, 1 males.
Suitable for middle school and older.

Becca is starting her senior year in high school, but the long shadows of her older siblings may keep her from doing the thing she loves most.


Detention by Trevor Suthers

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females.
High school and older.

Two teenage girls stuck in detention till they've written a letter of apology.  No way.


The Disappointments by Laura King

Dramedy. 7 - 10 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older.

With the high school talent show fast approaching, Eli and Amy look for a place to practice their acts.


Do These Jeans Make My Butt Look Massive? by Donna Latham

Comedy. 8 - 12 minutes. 2 females.
High school and older.

Freaked out Serafina hasn’t been on a date in ages, so Coco comes to the rescue with a head-to-toe makeover.


The Dodo Pact by Laura King

Dramedy. 7 - 10 minutes. 4 either.
High school and older.

Four students meet on the high school roof the morning of graduation to consider where they've been and where they're going.

 


DragonSlay by Robin Pond

Comedy. 7 - 11 minutes. 1 male, 1 female, 1-2 either.
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

 A young prince goes on a quest to slay a dragon to win the admiration of a princess.


DragonzFire by Diana Burbano

Drama. 9 - 10 minutes. 2 females, 1 male, 1 either.
Middle school and older.

DragonzFire is Bailey and William’s refuge from the miserable realities of high school, but when bullies infiltrate their beloved video game, Bailey takes revenge in a way that puts her friendship with William to a painful test.


Erasing the Brain by Nina Mansfield

Dramedy. 8 - 11 minutes. 1 male, 1 female, plus a female offstage voice.
Upper elementary and older.

A battle between two siblings over a diary and a video game controller gives way to fears about their dad being "erased" from their memories...


Everything you need to know about The Scarlet Letter in 10 minutes or less by Don Zolidis

Comedy. 10 minutes, 1-8 males, 1-8 females (2-16 performers total).
High school and older.

Two overcaffeinated actors try to distill The Scarlet Letter into ten minutes in this ridiculously fast-paced and free-flowing madcap romp.


Family Meeting by Don Zolidis

Comedy. 10 minutes, 2 males, 2 females.
Middle school and older.

At a family meeting, a teenage girl learns that her parents are trading her—for a foreign exchange student who can dunk.


Fenced by Daniel Rashid

Drama. 8 - 12 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

How do two longtime friends deal with the realities of growing up and growing apart?


First Dance by Nancy Brewka-Clark

Comedy. 10 minutes, 2 females.
Middle school and older.

When best friends Rain and Sophia attend their first school dance, they accidentally cause the boy who's captured both their hearts to fall, quite literally, for another.


Foam by Mike Rothschild

Comedy. 5 - 7 minutes. 3 females, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

A girl turns the tables on two popular girls bullying her over her diet.


Forming Bonds by Ricky Young-Howze

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older.

Handcuffing yourself to your chemistry tutor to ask her to prom is either a magic trick for the ages or the world's most epic fail.


Four Calls by Liz Shannon Miller

Dramedy. 5 - 7 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

When Emma calls Josh to confront him about how he's been treating her brother, it may just be the wake-up call they both needed.


Friends by Karin Williams

Drama. 10 minutes, 2 females, plus possible extras.
High school and older (or possibly advanced middle school performers).

Popular Lily is strangely envious of freaky Amber’s free-spirited equanimity—until Amber learns Lily’s secret. Is she extraordinarily gifted, flat-out crazy, or both?


Full Circle by Wendy-Marie Martin

Comedy. 5 - 7 minutes. 2-4 females, 1 male (3-5 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Since he's hit high school, Harrison's been changing identities as quickly as he changes clothes, but can his friendship with Sydney survive the roller coaster ride?


G.B.F. Forever by Asher Wyndham

Dramedy. 10 minutes, 1 male, 1 female.
Suitable for middle school and older.

Carly wants the latest school accessory, a G.B.F., but is Payton ready to be transformed into a Gay Best Friend?


Game On by Neeley Gossett

Drama. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females, 1 male.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Carly defies convention and asks a guy to prom, but will she duplicate her success on the field with her non-traditional promposal, or will she be shut out?


Girl Friend by Steve Lambert

Drama. 9 - 12 minutes. 1 female.
High school and older.

A teenage girl doesn’t let the death of a boy she loved end their friendship.


The Girl Who Would Rather Not Grow Up Just Yet by Rex McGregor

Comedy. 10 - 12 minutes. 2 females, 1 male.
High school and older.

Sixteen-year-old Wendy has a severe case of Peter Pan syndrome.


The Godot Variations by Meron Langsner

Comedy. 9 - 15 minutes. 3-10 either.
High school and older.

In this series of send-ups of one of the best known classics of existential drama, will Godot ever show up anywhere?


Goodbye, Room by Kenyon Brown

Dramedy. 10 minutes, 2 females.
Middle school and older.

Two sisters prepare to move out of the bedroom they share—and discover they haven’t packed everything.


Gray Matters by Lucy Wang

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

To break his losing streak on the basketball court, Gray enlists the help of feng-shui master Isabel, but helping him win may not be the only thing on her agenda...


Grow Up, Juliet by Rex McGregor

Comedy. 10 - 12 minutes. 2 females, 2 males.
High school and older.

Shakespeare's classic tragic heroine Juliet discovers that she is the victim of an elaborate hoax.


Guts by Dave Ulrich

Comedy. 6 - 8 minutes. 4 either.
High school and older.

When a fight breaks out at school, two bystanders find it's fun to pass judgment from afar...until they realize just how close to home the blows are landing.


Hashtag Adorable by Samantha Macher

Comedy. 8 - 12 minutes. 2 females, 1 male, 5-10+ either.
Middle school and older.

Elizabeth is dying to ask her crush to prom, but that means coming out publicly—can Elizabeth find the courage to take that step?


Her Reign by Neeley Gossett

Drama. 10 minutes, 2 females, 2-15+ either.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

After finding out her nomination for homecoming court was a cruel joke, can Sophie find the courage to go to homecoming and face her bullies?


Hero's Journey by Celeste Barnaby

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 1 female, 3 males (4 performers total).
High school and older.

In this satire of the traditional heroic narrative, young Theos finally completes the treacherous journey necessary to reach his boon, an all-powerful emerald, only to discover that he cannot have it until completes his emotional journey as well.


HKFN: The Abbreviated Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Jeff Goode

Comedy. 10 minutes, 3-7 females, 2-6 males (5-9 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

When an actor tries to escape a production of the controversial Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by running away from school, the play gives chase.


Holding by Nicole B. Adkins

Dramedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 4 females, 4 males.
Suitable for high school and older.

Four teens grapple with their uncertain futures as they wait to be picked up at a police station.


How Blue is My Crocodile by Arthur M. Jolly

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females.
Elementary school and older.

Two young girls wait for their wounded father to return from his tour of duty.


How Penny Got Her Pep Back by Laura King

Comedy. 7 - 10 minutes. 3 females.
Suitable for high school and older.

Everything has gone wrong during Penny's tenure as Pep Squad president, but sometimes trying is what really matters. 


How to Get Famous in Theatre by Karin Williams

Comedy. 10 minutes, 1 male, 1 female.
Middle school and older.

When a boy falls in love with a girl who wants to be an actress, thus begins the search for the perfect play.


I Know You Are But What Am I? by Laura King

Drama. 9 - 12 minutes. 4 either.
Middle school and older.

Four teenagers confront their roles as bullies, bystanders, and victims and ask themselves what they have become.


I'm Totally Getting Sent to Bible Camp This Summer by Ricky Young-Howze

Dramedy. 10 minutes, 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older.

 Is the “right” thing to do always the right thing to do?


If At First You Don't Succeed by Wendy-Marie Martin

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females, 3 males.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Josh is determined to take Adelia to prom, but who knew promposing could be such a health hazard?


Jamie's First Day by Joanne Greene

Comedy. 10 - 12 minutes. 4 males, 7 females, 10-20 either (11-31 performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

When a bratty twelve-year-old tells her mother three different versions of her first day at school, which one is the truth?


Jax-in-a-Box by Jeff Goode

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 males.
Middle school and older.

When an unpopular teen resorts to living in a cardboard box in the parking lot, his life gets a lot easier...or does it?


King's Gambit by Greg Machlin

Drama. 7 - 9 minutes. 1-6 females, 2-5 males (7-14 performers possible with addition of non-speaking chess pieces).
High school and older.

Transgender high school freshman Cassius plays a high stakes game of chess with himself…


Larry of the Lake by Matt Buchanan

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 males.
High school and older.

A harried businessman is tempted to a life of irresponsibility by a mysteriously wet man.


Last Right Before the Void by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 10 minutes, 2 males, 1 female.
High school and older.

A teenage boy hitchhikes along a highway that seems to be disappearing into a black hole.


The Lion and the Boar by Mike Rothschild

Comedy. 6 - 7 minutes. 3 males.
Middle school and older.

Two boys fight over one cupcake, until a bully threatens to take it away from them both.


Log Off by Hayley Lawson-Smith

Drama. 9 - 12 minutes. 2-3 females, 1-2 males (4 performers total).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

The afternoon of a party, four teenagers "connect" on social media, and things take a troubling turn.


A Loser Like You by Julia Edwards

Dramedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 2 females, 3 males (flexible).
Middle school and older.

Five teens in five scenes that march backward through time experience the cruel ups and downs of any old school day, but the person we think is the jerk at the beginning is the victim in the very next scene, and on and on, until we find that the hurt has no beginning and no end.


Masks by Hillary DePiano

Drama. 8 - 12 minutes. 4 females.
Middle school and older.

When a cyber attack blurs the lines between good and evil, four friends must unravel who’s really the victim and who’s the bully.

 


Math-O-Freak by Nancy Brewka-Clark

Comedy. 10 minutes, 2 females, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

Libby and Robin calculate how to make ballet as much fun as football for their math-mad friend Kirk.


Message to Grandma by Claudia Haas

Dramedy. 10 minutes, 1-3 females, 1-3 males (4 performers total).
Elementary school and older.

A young boy devises a unique way to send a message to his grandma in heaven.
 


Moby (No Last Name Given) by Arthur M. Jolly

Comedy. 10 minutes, 1-10 males, 3-10 females (5-10+ performers total).
Suitable for high school and older.

When Ish (for short) joins mad Captain Ahab in his search for the great white whale, hilarity ensues as Herman Melville’s classic tale gets twisted, fractured, and stitched back together in this warped, high speed not-quite-a-musical.


The Morgan Show by Laura King

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 female, 1 male, 1 either.
Suitable for middle school and older.

As the curtain rises once again on The Morgan Show, Morgan needs to decide whose opinion matters the most: the audience's...or her own.


Much, Much Later by Susan M. Steadman

Comedy. 10 minutes, 3 either.
Middle school and older.

When three aliens try to unravel the mystery of humanity's disappearance, could their last, best hope for answers be a Barbie doll?


Murder by Midnight by Jeff Goode

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 1 female, 2 males (with some gender flexibility).
High school and older.

Hotel detective Dick Piston has ten minutes to solve a brutal murder for a half-naked widow, or risk losing her case to the day shift.  


My Little Brother by Dan Berkowitz

Dramedy. 6 - 8 minutes. 1 either.
Middle school and older.

A little brother can be a big pain in the you-know-what… but he’s still your brother.


Ninja In Blue Jeans by Scott Mullen

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females.
Middle school and older.

A teenage girl spying on the boy of her dreams gains an ally in her quest, or is her new friend on a mission of her own...?


A Number of Secrets by Jeri Weiss

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females.
Middle school and older.

Two teenage girls joke about eating disorders until they realize one of their classmates is bulimic.


An Old-Fashioned Christmas by Barbara Lindsay

Drama. 10 - 12 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
High school and older.

A girl tries to make Christmas for her cynical brother in their elegant, cold New York apartment.


On a Scale of One to Ten by Trevor Suthers

Comedy. 10 minutes, 1 male, 1 female.
High school and older.

Will Tilda's compulsion to pair the rating game with the dating game result in a score that’s off the charts…or game over?


One Last Trick by Anne G'Fellers-Mason

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Syd wants to ask his best friend Claire out with a magic filled promposal, but there may be some things that even magic can't fix.


One Word Too Many by Joanne Greene

Comedy. 10 minutes, 12-16 either (plus possible extras).
Suitable for elementary and older performers and audience.

Navaeh’s drama class seems to be invading her other classes:  is she dreaming or is this nightmare real?


Options by Carol S. Lashof

Comedy. 7 - 10 minutes. 2 females.
High school and older.

Two stressed-out senior girls at a high school dance look for a way out of the frenetic round of résumé-building--maybe accidentally on purpose forgetting the condoms on prom night could provide a welcome escape?


Orni-what? by Nancy Brewka-Clark

Comedy. 10 minutes, 2 females, 1 male.
High school and older.

For three high school friends, the big riddle is figuring out the difference between a dream and pie in the sky.


Our Song by Forrest Musselman

Dramedy. 10 minutes, 2-3 males.
High school and older.

Our Song explores the bonds between a father and son by juxtaposing three generations across time riding in the same pickup truck.


Out Post by Nicole B. Adkins

Drama. 6 - 8 minutes. 2 females.
High school and older.

When Cruz suffers the scorn of the popular crowd after posting a personal picture online, she struggles with her big sister’s reluctance to protect her.


Pepperoni Apocalypse by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy. 8 - 12 minutes. 5 either.
Suitable for middle school and older.

A pizza delivery arrives at the exact moment a doomsday cult expects the world to end.


Pick Nick by Bradley Hayward

Dramedy. 9 - 12 minutes. 2 either.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Nick knows how humiliating it is to be picked last in class, because he's been the last one chosen his entire life…until now.

 


The Piggy Pit by Laura King

Dramedy. 7 - 10 minutes. 2 females.
Suitable for high school and older.

As disaster hits the Piggy Pit barbecue restaurant, June and Carrie are forced to confront their futures.


Piglet by Brian Armstrong

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 3 males, 3 females (with possibility to expand cast with background animals).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

The Bard meets the barnyard in this ten-minute parody of Hamlet—with farm animals.


Pitched by Elana Weiner-Kaplow

Dramedy. 10 - 12 minutes. 2 males.
High school and older.

When Elliot takes younger brother Jeff on a backpacking trip in Yosemite National Park and their water supply is on the verge of running out, it's probably not a good time to discover that their only set of maps has gone missing.


A Poodle More Beautiful by Stacey Lane

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 either.
All ages.

A purebred poodle lands in the pound after running away from a home that isn't up to snuff, but will a meeting with a mutt change the pompous puppy's tune?


Poster Children by Nathan Selinger

Comedy. 9 - 11 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
High school and older.

Can straight-A student Paula and fresh-from-suspension Brian put aside their differences long enough to convince their fellow high schoolers to stop drinking and driving, or will their project turn into a train wreck like their friendship?


Pretty by Dan Berkowitz

Drama. 7 - 9 minutes. 2 females.
High school and older.

Will a teenage girl's reunion with the mother who abandoned her be everything she's wished for?


Prom Ninja by Nicole B. Adkins

Comedy. 12 - 15 minutes. 2 females, 2 males.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Though everyone around her seems to have come down with prom fever, overachiever Nina refuses to join the crowd...but to meet her deadline and find the perfect angle for the prom yearbook story may mean she has to join the crazy.


Proud Mary and Prejudiced Lydia by Rex McGregor

Comedy. 9 - 11 minutes. 3 females.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

To teach her insolent youngest sister a lesson, Mary Bennet has challenged Lydia to a duel with pistols, but their sister Kitty can't stomach the possibility of being one sister short.


The Raven and the Swan by Dave Ulrich

Comedy. 4 - 6 minutes. 2 males or 2 females (not mixed).
Middle school and older.

If you can't change who you are, be happy with your green hair.


Refloat Our Whale by Rex McGregor

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 3 females.
High school and older.

A high school principal and two of her students deal with the aftermath of a cyberbullying case.


Romeo and Juliet Revised by Daniel Glenn

Dramedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 2 females, 2 males, 3+ either (7-25 performers possible).
Suitable for high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Young Will Shakespeare desperately searches for a new ending to his beloved tragedy, and nothing—not puppies, not high school guidance counselors, not singing street urchins nor anything else—is off limits, but is his search destined to bring him back where he started?


Room for Two by Jeri Weiss

Drama. 10 - 12 minutes. 2 females.
High school and older.

It's hard enough for Jen to adjust to her mother's marriage to Lissa's father, but things go from bad to worse when she's forced to share her bedroom with her miserable stepsister.

 


Room Temperature by Ellen Margolis

Dramedy. 9 - 10 minutes. 2 females, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

A teen tries to deflect a bully by responding with openness, but his sister insists on fighting fire with fire.

 


Seesaw by Rebecca Moretti

Drama. 8 - 12 minutes. 1 female, 3 males.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

When troublemaking high school dropout Ace takes up residence at his neighborhood playground, can a visit from his childhood friends help him accept life as an adult?


Silver Linings by Dan Berkowitz

Dramedy. 7 - 9 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
Middle school and older.

Two teenagers, each trying to recover from a devastating loss, discover their shared grief might lead to a special friendship.


Six of Beer by Adam Hahn

Comedy. 6 - 8 minutes. 0-1 females, 2-3 males (3 performers total).
Middle school and older.

In the face of impending/imminent beer, teenager Brice finds six reasons and six ways to say no to drinking on a school night.


Smitten by Jeri Weiss

Comedy. 10 - 12 minutes. 1 female, 2 males.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Painfully self-conscious about his enormous nose, Cyrano, who secretly loves Roxane but fears her rejection, abandons his plan to ask her to prom and agrees to help bumbling Christian "prompose" to her.


Snakes in a Lunchbox by Arthur M. Jolly

Dramedy. 10 minutes, 2 females, 1 either.
Middle school and older.

Two girls plan the ultimate revenge on the school bully stealing their lunches, but just when their plan is a go, the bully turns the tables on them in a way they never imagined...


Speech & Debate by Will Coleman

Drama. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females.
Middle school and high school.

 Can Karen convince her mom that wanting what's best for her doesn't mean running her life?


Stak by Stacy D. Tanner

Dramedy. 12 - 15 minutes. 2 females or 2 gender-neutral roles.
All ages.

A young girl's imaginary friend may not be so imaginary...


Straight Eye for the Gay Guy by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 males.
High school and older.

When you're a gay teen but apparently not the right kind, where else can you turn for help...but to your straight friend!?


The Student and the Mathematician by Adam Hahn

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 males, 1 female.
Middle school and older.

David will do anything to get out of his math homework.


Sugar Horror by Rex McGregor

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

Trick-or-treaters Ansel and Retta are lured by irresistible candy.


Sunset Johnson by Ed Shockley

Drama. 10 minutes, 1 male, 1 female.
High school and older.

An innocent but dangerous flirtation between a young black soldier and a white farm girl in the WWI-era South.


Sweet Dreams by Wendy-Marie Martin

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females.
High school performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Jordan’s Harvard dreams are in danger of dying, but when her B-F-F fairy introduces her to the power of sleep...


Sweetheart by Danny Rothschild

Comedy. 8 - 13 minutes. 1-2 males, 3-4 females (5 performers total).
High school and older.

On a rainy night, a happy family comes to the haunting realization that they are not all as happy and perfect as they perceived.


Tag by Laura King

Drama. 7 - 10 minutes. 3 either.
High school and older.

Three taggers on the run from the cops find themselves on the roof of the city's art institute, where they're confronted with their own ideas about art and question who is ultimately responsible for their work.


There Is No Down by Dylan Schifrin

Drama. 11 - 13 minutes. 1 female, 2 males.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A bullied teenager tries to find solace by escaping into his childhood, but learns that he must face reality to feel comfortable with who he is.

 


Three First Kisses by Tim Bohn

Dramedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 3 females.
Middle school and older.

When three eighth grade girls discover that not one of them has kissed a boy, is it time to get it over with and do the deed, or is that perfect moment worth waiting for...?


Three Padded Walls by Hillary DePiano

Drama. 8 - 12 minutes. 2 females, 0-1 either (2-3 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

How can Jenny be crazy when she's the only one who knows what's really going on? 


Time Warp by Karin Williams

Comedy. 10 minutes, 2 either.
Middle school or high school performers.

A parent hatches a plot to get a hard-core gamer teen away from the virtual world and out into the sunshine.


Tough Girls Don't Pull Hair by Asher Wyndham

Drama. 10 minutes, 2 females.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When one sister wants the other sister to learn to defend herself against a school bully, who will throw the first punch in this play about bullying at school and at home?


The Trestle by Patricia Lamkin

Romantic Comedy. 7 - 9 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
High school and older.

A train loving thrill-seeker tries to scare some romance into his straitlaced date by taking her onto a train trestle at night.


Twilight of the Grizzly by Rex McGregor

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

Trapper Joan has the last surviving California grizzly in her sights…until an unlikely savior comes to its rescue.


The UnderGroundHog Railroad by Jeri Weiss

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 male, 1 female (gender flexible).
Elementary school and older.

Two middle schoolers try to save a baby groundhog before it gets picked up by Animal Control.


Up A Tree by Nathaniel Kressen

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
Elementary school and older.

Up a tree in the middle of the night, two children consider pressures from parents, classmates, and unwanted Barbie pajamas, and come up with an exciting new adventure forward.


The War on Little Women by Laura King

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 4 females.
Middle school and older.

The Little Women of Alcott's classic novel promise to be together always, but promises aren't so easy to keep, especially when men are involved.


The Warrior's Belt by Samantha Macher

Comedy. 7 - 9 minutes. 1 male, 1 female, 1 either.
Middle school and older.

Miguel is willing to do whatever it takes to get his karate yellow belt, even if it means going to the mat with his twin sister.


The Water Tower by Will Coleman

Dramedy. 7 - 10 minutes. 2 males.
High school and older.

The local water tower is the perfect place for Richard to try out his elaborate promposal, but why does he need Damon’s help—hey, who is this promposal for, anyway?


What the Well Dressed Girl is Wearing by Arthur M. Jolly

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females.
Middle school and older.

When Jennifer makes the mistake of asking Sandra for help choosing the perfect outfit for a date with Sandra's secret crush, will Jennifer end up wearing a pope's hat and puke-green fishing waders?


Wherefore Art Thou...Todd? by Steven Stack

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2-3 males, 1-2 females (4 performers total).
Middle school and older.

After Todd, cast as the lead in Romeo and Juliet, gets knocked out by a stray ball, he may suddenly have awakened a little too in character.


White Roses and Gooseberries by B.J. Burton

Drama. 9 - 12 minutes. 2 females.
Suitable for middle school and older performers, upper elementary and older audiences.

When two young pioneer girls stop along the trail on their way West, they find strength in each other as they continue forward on the dangerous journey ahead.


Who Remembers Eponine's Sister? by Rex McGregor

Comedy. 10 - 12 minutes. 3 females.
Middle school and older.

Azelma Thénardier gets a chance to escape her notorious elder sister's shadow and be the heroine of her own story.


Wrong End Of The Stick by Trevor Suthers

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 male, 2 females.
High school and older.

When it comes to the dating game, will even the friendliest of advice prove to be the proverbial Trojan Horse...?


Wrong Number, Romeo! by Alex Rubin

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 either, plus 1 offstage voice (either).
Middle school and older.

Shakespeare’s classic love story takes a turn when Romeo spouts proclamations of love, not at Juliet’s window, but at Brenda’s...


Featured Play


No Good Deed Goes Unpunished by Cheryl Hadley

Comedy. 40 - 50 minutes. 4-32 males, 8-32 females (12-48 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

What's a kind, level-headed girl to do when she keeps finding herself on the wrong end of every fairy tale plot line that crosses her path?

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