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Anthologies

Bullying, Ink. by Diana Burbano, Hillary DePiano, Jonathan Dorf, Julia Edwards, Jeff Goode, Neeley Gossett, Bradley Hayward, Arthur M. Jolly, Laura King, Hayley Lawson-Smith, Ellen Margolis, Daniel Rashid, Dylan Schifrin and Don Zolidis

Anthology. 130 - 150 minutes. 4-25 females, 3-17 males, 8+ either (6-50+ performers possible).
Advanced middle school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Fourteen of YouthPLAYS' most exciting playwrights each contribute a short play as together they explore bullying from many angles in this collection with a widely flexible cast and running time.


Classics for Kids: Four Plays Adapted from the Books of Don Freeman by Wysteria Edwards

Anthology. 40 - 60 minutes. 3-13 females, 3-14 males (6-24 performers possible with considerable gender flexibility).
Elementary school and older.

A praying mantis with a passion for music, a boy in serious need of a haircut, a lion playing dress-up and the iconic teddy bear, Corduroy, are just a few of the characters from the magical and welcoming worlds created by Don Freeman.


Follow That Funny by Nancy Brewka-Clark, Jonathan Dorf, Arthur M. Jolly, Meron Langsner, Donna Latham, Robin Pond, Nathan Selinger, Ed Shockley, Steven Stack, Trevor Suthers, Karin Williams and Asher Wyndham

Comedy. 140 - 165 minutes. 2-21 males, 2-30 females (4-41 performers possible).
High school and older.

Fifteen short comedies, ideal for classroom use, competition or one-act festivals, offer teen actors the opportunity to tackle a wide variety of styles and subjects as they stretch their acting chops and tickle their funny bones.


Great Expectations: Eight Short Plays About Teens Under Pressure by Nicole B. Adkins, Will Coleman, Anne G'Fellers-Mason, Laura King, Wendy-Marie Martin, Marshall N. Opie, Jeri Weiss and Ricky Young-Howze

Anthology. 65 - 70 minutes. 4-18 females, 4-9 males (8-27 performers possible).
High school and older.

Eight short plays by emerging and experienced playwrights about teens navigating the pressures imposed by others and those they impose on themselves.


Middle Schoolin' It by Brian Armstrong, Allan Bates, Dan Berkowitz, Tim Bohn, Nancy Brewka-Clark, Kenyon Brown, Jonathan Dorf, Arthur M. Jolly, Nina Ki, Nina Mansfield, Keegon Schuett, Jeri Weiss, Nelson Yu and Don Zolidis

Anthology. 140 - 160 minutes. Up to 19 males and 23 females.
Middle school and older.

Fifteen short plays, ideal for classroom use, competition or one-act festivals, offer middle school actors the opportunity to tackle a wide variety of styles and subjects in plays that range from light-hearted romps to serious looks at what it means to grow up.


New Voices: Winning One-Acts by Young Playwrights by Celeste Barnaby, Will Boersma, Marisa Kanai, Rebecca Moretti, Spencer Robelen, Danny Rothschild, Hannah Estelle Sears and Owen Stone

Anthology. 170 - 230 minutes. 20-45 females, 15-40 males, (35-85 performers possible).
High school and older.

Nine winning one-acts from the talented teen writers of the YouthPLAYS New Voices competition, who pull no punches as they explore the world in which they find themselves, taking on everything from college admissions and the dreaded driver's test to eating disorders and running away from home.


On the Edge: Challenging Short Plays for Teen Actors by Dan Berkowitz, Jonathan Dorf, Sara Glancy, Evan Guilford-Blake, Linda Kampley, Steven Korbar, Steve Lambert, Patricia Lamkin, Carol S. Lashof, Barbara Lindsay, Kate McGrath, Ed Shockley, Trevor Suthers and Karin Williams

Anthology. 120 - 140 minutes. 2-12 males, 2-18 females (4-30 performers possible).
High school and older.

Fifteen edgy short plays to challenge high school actors, ideal for classroom use, competition or one-act festivals.


Please Say Yes: Short Plays About Promposing by Nicole B. Adkins, Will Coleman, Anne G'Fellers-Mason, Megan Gogerty, Neeley Gossett, Adam Hahn, Laura King, Samantha Macher, Wendy-Marie Martin and Ricky Young-Howze

Anthology. 95 - 110 minutes. 4-17 females, 3-11 males, 6+ either (7-34+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Ten short plays about the cultural phenomenon known as "promposing" explore both the sublime and the ridiculous in this modern coming-of-age ritual.


Pushed by Nicole B. Adkins, Jeff Goode, Adam Hahn, Samantha Macher, Greg Machlin, Wendy-Marie Martin, Liz Shannon Miller, Jonathan Price, Mike Rothschild and Dave Ulrich

Anthology. 65 - 75 minutes. 5-23 females, 3-17 males (8-35 performers possible).
High school and older, with a few selections suitable for middle school.

From cyberbullying to sibling rivalry, struggling with peer pressure, depression and talking carrots, this collection of short plays tackles real issues in the lives of high school students through comedy, drama and everything in between.


Full-Length Plays

Alice in Wonderland (and back again) by Randy Wyatt

Adaptation. 75 - 90 minutes. 4 males, 4 females, 21+ either. (9-60 performers possible).
Suitable for all ages.

Alice chases a White Rabbit down a hole to a world in which she encounters strange creatures and even stranger poetry.


As U Like It by Neeley Gossett

Comedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 4-15 females, 3-13 males (11-18 performers possible).
Suitable for middle school and older.

As You Like It goes to high school as Shakespeare's classic collides with “catfishing” in this contemporary adaptation.


An Avalanche of Murder by Matt Buchanan

Mystery/Suspense. 75 - 85 minutes. 8-11 females, 5-7 males (13-16 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

In this affectionate spoof of old-fashioned murder mysteries, will the two youngest members of the Hopkins family figure out who's killing off their relatives before there's nobody left?


The Baseball King by Amelia Ross

Comedy. 80 - 100 minutes. Flexible ensemble of 4-25 males, 2-25 females (17-50 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A modern retelling of the famous friendships, family, and feuds between David, Jonathan, and King Saul—baseball style.


Blood Royal: A Play of the Princes in the Tower by Andrew Beattie

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 5-15 females, 12-40 males (17-55 performers possible).
High school and older performers (with several roles for performers aged 11-13), and middle school and older audiences.

Young kitchen girl Beth becomes caught up in one of the darkest and most mysterious episodes in English history: the story of Richard III and the Princes in the Tower.


Blood, Sweat, and Cheers: A Comedy About Competitive Cheerleading by Kaci Beeler and Amy Gentry

Comedy. 85 - 100 minutes. 7 females, 3 males, 5+ either (15-30+ performers possible).
Suitable for high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When 17-year-old June Davis returns to her old cheer gym after an abrupt two-year sabbatical, she has to ask herself, is being the best worth losing everything? 


Brownies, Bicycles and Bigfoot by Callan Stout

Comedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 2-4 males, 4-6 females (8 performers total).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

When their well-intentioned but ill-fated batch of brownies attracts Bigfoot, will the Creamer kids be in the kind of trouble they can't get out of...?


Choose Your Own Oz by Tommy Jamerson

Comedy. 85 - 100 minutes. 4-15 females, 4-15 males (10-30+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

The audience calls the shots as the The Wizard of Oz meets Choose Your Own Adventure in this fast-paced comedy for all ages.


A Christmas Carol by Roger Butterley and Tom Smith

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 5+ males, 5+ females (10-35+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When four ghosts visit Ebenezer Scrooge, he is forced to look at his life—past, present and future—and witness the effect he has on others. 


The Christmas Princess by Arthur M. Jolly

Fairy Tale. 60 - 80 minutes. 4-5+ males, 4-8+ females (8-25 performers possible, including a flexible ensemble of dancers).
Middle school and older.

A spoiled princess must find three magical Christmas gifts for her parents if she is to escape an arranged marriage to the world's stupidest prince.


Crossing the Threshold by Maura Campbell

Dramedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 6-10 males, 6-10 females (12-20 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Despite cerebral palsy, a family who can't understand her and the bullying girls at school, the gift of a Morgan horse she names Ringo may make all the difference for fifteen-year-old Sarah as she fights to find wholeness in her body and spirit.


Cuentos de Josefina (Josephine's Tales) by Gregory Ramos

Dramedy. 100 - 110 minutes. 6+ females, 4+ males (10-50+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A heartfelt memory in the form of multiple tales as they follow the story of Young Josefina and her brother Ignacio’s journey from Mexico to the United States.


Dear Chuck by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 80 - 90 minutes. 8-50+ performers (gender-flexible).
Middle school and older.

Through scenes and monologues, a group of teen characters search for their "Chuck," that elusive moment of knowing who you are.


Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum by Greg Romero

Young Audiences. 60 - 65 minutes. 4-8+ females, 2-6+ males (6-14+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Turtle carries the world on her back as the Red Fox, the Great Blue Heron, and otters Earle and Pearl must survive the wild banks of the Delaware River and each other, weaving together the wampum belt of their lives.


Dracula of Pennsylvania by Don Goodrum

Dramedy. 105 - 115 minutes. 6 females, 4 males, 2 either plus 3+ non-speaking (15-30+ performers possible).
High school and older performers; middle school and older audiences.

Blaming himself for the death of his mother, teenage Drake believes he is a vampirecan he find his way out of the rabbit hole before it's too late?


Dream House: A Rainy Day Play by Jeremy Gable

Comedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 1 female.
Suitable for high school and older performers, and audiences of all ages.

Jenn returns to the old rowhome in which she grew up, but with a thunderstorm approaching and the memories of the house haunting her, she must learn to use her imagination (and an assortment of household items) to fight her grown-up fears.


Frog Quixote by Steph DeFerie

Comedy. 75 - 80 minutes. 6-17 females, 6-17 males (17-23 performers possible).
Suitable for middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

A bumbling frog causes chaos when he tries to save his lady-love who has been kidnapped by a dangerous duck...or has she...?


Front Porch Steps by Bob Pritchard

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 3-4 females, 8-11 males (11-15 performers possible).
High school and older.

It's Baltimore, 1966 and the Orioles are battling the Dodgers in the World Series as the Snyder family fights for its own survival.


Girls on the Brink: Seven female-forward plays for young adults by Rex McGregor

Anthology. 70 - 80 minutes. 4-23 females, 0-8 males (4-23 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A collection of short plays about coming of age and the dramatic impact of sudden change on young lives.


Golden Ladder by Donna Spector

Dramedy. 95 - 110 minutes. 2-4 males, 4-8 females (6-12 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Coming from a family of mixed religions, Catherine discovers friendship, sex and love in this bittersweet comedy as she explores various religious beliefs in order to find her own identity.


The Goodcheer Home for Broken Hearts by James Grob

Comedy. 95 - 105 minutes. 7-30+ females, 4-30+ males (14-40+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

Can our hero, Steele Manly, save the sweet-smelling Shasta Bellflower and the saintly Charity Goodcheer, matriarch of The Goodcheer Home, from the evil, manipulative clutches of villain Severus C. Snackwell in this spoof of classic melodramas?


Great Expectations by Rocco Natale

Drama. 75 - 90 minutes. 1-5 males, 1-7 females (4-8 performers total).
High school and older.

An orphan named Pip overcomes adversity for the sake of childhood love in this timeless story of the enduring power of the human spirit.


The Hanging of the Greens by Claudia Haas

Young Audiences. 60 - 70 minutes. 3 males, 8 females, 9 either (20 performers total).
Elementary school and older.

If children play instead of hanging up the evergreens for winter protection, they are in danger of being kidnapped by Pinella, the Winter Witch.


Harry's Hotter at Twilight by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 5-25+ males, 7-25+ females (12-50+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Everyone's favorite vampires, wizards and werewolves battle lots and lots of evil in this crazed mash-up parody of the two biggest megahits of recent years, Harry Potter and Twilight.


JOAN by Donna Kaz

Dramedy. 60 - 80 minutes. 2-6+ males, 3-10+ females (6-16 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A dynamic and exhilarating modernization of the story of the peasant girl who led an army to help crown a king and was burned at the stake for her efforts.     


Juliet and Her Romeos by Trevor Suthers

Drama. 100 - 110 minutes. 21 females (with possible non-speaking extras).
High school and older.

A group of teenage girls, all excluded from their mainstream schools, are inspired by their English teacher to mount an all-female production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.


The Jungle Book by Callan Stout

Adaptation. 70 - 75 minutes. 7-24 performers possible (gender-flexible).
All ages.

Mowgli, a little boy raised by wolves, learns the Law of the Jungle as he is kidnapped by lawless monkeys, watches the elephants dance and comes face to face with his arch-enemy, Shere Khan, the tiger who is trying to eat him.


Les Examables by Don Zolidis

Comedy. 100 - 110 minutes. 8-28 females, 5-25 males (15-40+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A hilariously insane satire based on the mega-musical Les Misérables.


Little Women by Isabella Russell-Ides

Drama. 100 - 110 minutes. 11-16+ females, 4-8+males (15-24+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

In this tale of four sisters, we watch the fiercely independent Jo March become the woman who will one day pen the book that becomes the American classic Little Women.

 


Lockdown by Julia Edwards

Dramedy. 75 - 90 minutes. 4-6 males, 9-11 females (15 performers total).
High school and older.

When the doors of the CliffNotes Library suddenly lockdown and someone hears a gunshot (he thinks), a motley crew of students and one freaked out substitute teacher must rise about the social chaos to save a life—and maybe learn a little about tolerance along the way.


The Locker Next 2 Mine by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 80 - 90 minutes. 5-12+ males, 8-16+ females (14-40+ performers possible).
High school and older.

Alisa arrives at a new high school in the middle of the year to find her locker next to a shrine for a popular lacrosse player who's died in an auto accident, but as she digs deeper, she discovers another loss that no one talks about, even as it's left many of the school's students trying to pick up their own pieces.


Long Joan Silver by Arthur M. Jolly

Comedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 6-15 males, 8-20 females (14-30 performers possible, plus non-speaking extras).
Suitable for high school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Long Joan Silver and her all-female crew take on discrimination and inequality as well as Squire Trelawney, Jim Hawkins and all your favorite characters in this new comic version of the classic adventure story Treasure Island.


Love (Awkwardly) by Maryann Carolan and John Rotondo

Comedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 4 males, 4 females, 3-6 either (8-14 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Eight juniors and seniors navigate the wonderful, painful, exhilarating and awkward minefield of high school relationships and the moments that matter the most: the first kiss, flirting, dating, breaking up, going to college and what goes through their heads as they sit in the most boring class ever.


Masks by Paul E. Doniger

Comedy. 100 - 120 minutes. 5 males, 6 females, 2 either and 6-12+ extras (1 of whom should be female, and the others may be of either gender; 19-40 performers possible).
High school and older.

Facing indifferent audiences and inner turmoil, a struggling Commedia dell'Arte troupe battles to live up to that old saying, "The show must go on."


The Matsuyama Mirror by Velina Hasu Houston

Drama. 60 - 70 minutes. 4 females, 1 male, 3 either
Suitable for high school and older performers, and upper elementary and older audiences.

When a young girl escapes into an enchanted world where her dolls come to life, will she stay there forever or discover the true magic of life?


Melodramatics by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus

Comedy. 65 - 75 minutes. 4-8 females, 5-9 males (13-20+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A company of actors mount a new melodrama in a last ditch effort to save their Depression-era theater from the wrecking ball, but a pair of dastardly bank robbers are determined to destroy the show so they can dig up their buried loot.


Mi Coche, Mi Quince by Susan Lieberman

Dramedy. 95 - 110 minutes. 5-12+ females, 3-8+ males (8-20+ performers possible).
Suitable for high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

High school senior Luis is central to his sister Ana’s dreams for a beautiful quinceañera, but plans for a joyful rite of passage are derailed when Luis’ girlfriend Miriam becomes pregnant and the Mexican-American teens face adulthood far sooner than expected.


Midsummer.com by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus

Comedy. 70 - 80 minutes. 5-11+ males, 10-16+ females (15-35+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

When Titania and Oberon zap all of Shakespeare’s fairies into our very real world, right into the middle of a theatre camp that’s mounting A Midsummer Night’s Dream, magic, Shakespeare and reality couldn’t get more tangled.


Miracle in Mudville by D.W. Gregory

Comedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 5-11+ males, 13-17+ females (21-31+ performers possible).
Middle school and high school.

With the help of a ghostly librarian, a frustrated little league ballplayer and his friends take an unexpected trip into their parents' past to fix the present.

 


One Good Thing by Don Zolidis

Drama. 120 - 130 minutes. 8-25 males, 13-30 females (22-40 performers possible).
High school and older.

Two teenagers who don't know each other deal with tragedy and struggle in the search for one good thing.


Patagonia by Robert George

Comedy. 80 - 90 minutes. 2-7 males, 1-6 females (6-8 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

A nine-year-old boy joins a grumpy old man on an adventure that just might change both of them for good.


Perchance to Dream: A Sleeping Beauty's Faerie Tale by Randy Wyatt

Adventure. 65 - 75 minutes. 2-5 females, 2-6 males (7-8 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers and audiences of all ages.

A young adventurer must travel forward 100 years in time to save a headstrong princess cursed by the chaos faerie Maelstrom in this re-telling of Sleeping Beauty inspired by European faerie folklores.


Prime by Ellen Margolis

Comedy. 80 - 85 minutes. 6 females, 6 males, 6 either.
Suitable for high school and older performers; middle school and older audiences.

Flying from expectations, young people on the run negotiate their futures in verse and prose, in a valley reminiscent of the green world of Shakespeare’s comedies.


Queen Zixi of Ix: Or The Story of the Magic Cloak by Jason Tremblay

Dramedy. 60 - 75 minutes. 5-25+ females, 5-25+ males (10-50+ performers possible).
Suitable for all ages.

From the man who brought us The Wizard of Oz, this is the story of two orphaned children, aided by a group of misguided fairies, who unwittingly become rulers the great land of Noland and must battle to save it from the clutches of the evil Roly Rogues and the mysterious Queen Zixi of Ix.


Robin Hood and the Heroes of Sherwood Forest by Randy Wyatt

Adventure. 60 - 70 minutes. 9-30 males, 6-24 females (18-40+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A fresh spin on the classic tale of the rogue Robin Hood and the entire community of heroes he inspires to save Nottingham from the greedy Prince John.


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Ed Shockley

Drama. 105 - 115 minutes. 6+ males, 4+ females (12-40 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A young girl comes of age in Jim Crow Mississippi in this authorized adaptation of the Newbery Award-winning classic.


Rumors of Polar Bears by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 8-25+ females, 4-15+ males (14-40+ performers possible).
High school (and advanced middle school) and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A ragtag band of teens fights for survival and to find life's little moments of joy in the aftermath of a climate induced catastrophe.


The Secret Adversary by David Hansen

Mystery/Suspense. 65 - 75 minutes. 2-6 females, 3-12 males (5-18 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

In this adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel, down-at-the-heel jazz-era young adventurers Tommy and Tuppence endeavor to solve an international plot to bring down the British government.


The Secret Garden by Isabella Russell-Ides

Drama. 105 - 120 minutes. 3 males, 4-8 females, 2-6 either (9-17 performers possible; cast may be expanded further with additional non-speaking roles).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Two 19th Century teenagers, prisoners of privilege and neglect, penetrate the heart of a dark mystery in this Gothic tale set on the moors in England.


ShakeSPLOSION!!! by Andrew Geha

Comedy. 75 - 85 minutes. 9-21+ females, 4-14+ males (14-100+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Every play written by William Shakespeare! In 80 minutes!! Performed by teenagers!!!


The Snow Globe by Sara Crawford

Young Audiences. 90 - 100 minutes. 4-5 females, 2-3 males (7 total performers).
Middle school and older performers, upper elementary and older audiences.

When a witch traps a boy from her neighborhood inside an enchanted snow globe, Tabatha will have to summon courage she didn't know she had to rescue him.


The Snow Queen by Ruth Cantrell

Young Audiences. 60 - 65 minutes. 5-6 males, 6-9 females, 8 either (12-23 performers possible).
All ages.

Facing frozen monsters, freezing weather, and the evil Snow Queen, young Gerda searches the northern tundra to save her brother Kai in this adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story.


The Stalking Horse by Ed Shockley

Drama. 90 - 110 minutes. 5-20 males, 5-20 females (includes speaking roles, as well as roles for drummers and dancers; 10-40 performers possible).
High school and older.

A bilingual fable of young hunters competing for leadership of an ancient society which is threatened by a mysterious beast.


A Stranger on the Bus by Ed Shockley

Drama. 110 - 125 minutes. Flexible cast of 12-50
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

A young African-American girl takes an epic fantasy journey set against the backdrop of the busing movement, as two families, one on each side of the racial divide, grow to discover their love for each other.


The Superhero Ultraferno by Don Zolidis

Comedy. 100 - 110 minutes. 6-50 females, 6-50 males (12-90+ actors possible).
Middle school and older.

 A crack team of actors tries to cover every superhero story in the craziest way imaginable.


Tales of the Windship by Fengar Gael

Young Audiences. 75 - 80 minutes. 3-25+ males, 3-25+ females (6-55 performers possible).
All ages.

Step aboard the Windship, then set sail with a lost girl seeking a home somewhere in the wide world of fairy tales.


Teen Mogul by Lucy Wang

Dramedy. 75 - 90 minutes. 5-16 males, 3-13 females (8-20 performers possible).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Tracy discovers the only way to save her family, her house, and herself is to rise up and be equal to her talent, not her age.


Telling William Tell by Evan Guilford-Blake

Dramedy. 80 - 85 minutes. 7-11 males, 4-10 females (11-21 total performers).
Audiences of all ages, high school and older performers (with some child roles).

The story of the Swiss hero (famed for shooting an apple off his son's head), his son, and Switzerland's quest for independence, framed by a fictionalized story of Rossini writing his famed opera.


Totally Okay, Right Now by Madelyn Sergel

Comedy. 65 - 70 minutes. 6 females, 1-2 males (7-8 performers possible)
Suitable for middle school and older.

Between too helpful parents, not always so helpful friends, and high school in all its glory and fury, can Lizzie negotiate the minefield that is being a teenager without detonating?!


The Very Bad Girl Scouts by John P. McEneny

Comedy. 60 - 65 minutes. 10-16 females, 4-7 males (11-30 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A brother and sister from Germany move to America, where they search for friendship and battle a troop of evil Girl Scouts.


War of the Buttons by Jonathan Dorf

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 10-14 males, 2 females, with some flexibility. Perfect for a school with a large number of male actors (e.g. boys schools).
Middle school and older.

The youth of a town on the brink of ruin battle the students of a local prep school that is gradually buying up their town, all the while protecting one of their own whose parents have abandoned him.


Whirligig by John Newman

Drama. 65 - 75 minutes. 2-21 females, 3-21 males (5-30+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When a teenage boy kills a girl in a drunk driving accident, he seeks to rectify the pain he has caused by building whirligigs as memorials to his victim in this adapation of the novel by Newbery Award-winner Paul Fleischman.


Xtigone by Nambi E. Kelley

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 5-15+ females, 4-15+ males (9-30+ performers possible).
Suitable for high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Using hip hop poetry, dance, and dialogue that pulses with the voice of our cities, this re-imagining of Sophocles’ Antigone tells the story of the ill-fated Xtigone and her quest for her community’s truth. 


Musicals

4 A.M. by Jonathan Dorf and Alison Wood

Musical. 75 - 85 minutes. 4+ males, 4+ females (8-40+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A world full of teen characters, ranging from a lonely short-wave radio DJ to a modern Romeo and Juliet to the writer of a most unusual letter, try to balance their fears and dreams as the rest of the world sleeps.


Alice on the Other Side by Matt Buchanan

Musical. 90 - 100 minutes. Flexible cast of 30+.
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

Follow Alice as she discovers the bewildering world on the other side of the mirror in this musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass.


Alley Dog by Paul Lewis

Musical. 110 - 125 minutes. 6 males, 5 females, 15+ either (10-50+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

A musical, modernized retelling of a story from The Odyssey, in which a dog stubbornly awaits a missing soldier's return from the Korean War, long after everyone else has lost hope of ever seeing him again.


The Argonauts by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus and Dennis Poore

Musical. 55 - 65 minutes. 6-14+ females, 6-14+ males (15-45+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Jason's mythological quest for the Golden Fleece mashes up with modern times and rock & roll.


Brats in Space by Steve Flowers

Musical. 45 - 60 minutes. 7-9 males, 8-15 females, 9+ either (15-35 performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

When a fed up principal ships a group of bratty middle school students off into space and they encounter a group of bratty aliens on another planet...what will happen when brats collide?


The Buttonhole Bandit by Fengar Gael and Michael Silversher

Musical. 60 minutes, 3-6 males, 3-6 females (6-12 performers possible).
All ages.

Little Phoebe spends her after school hours cowering in a closet -- until she spies a moth flying through a buttonhole that draws her in, hurling her into an alien galaxy and a perilous journey of self discovery.


Camp Monster by Kris Kukul and Sharyn Rothstein

Musical. 60 - 75 minutes. 7-11 males, 8-11 females (plus unlimited ensemble members; 15-50+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

In this fun-filled musical, a group of monster kids must work together to defeat an evil camp director and keep the world safe for weird folks everywhere.


Day One by Jonathan Dorf and James Balmer and Mary Nelson

Musical. 90 minutes, 3 males, 5 females plus a flexible ensemble (15-50 performers possible).
High school and older.

When a group of seniors tries to make their final year of high school last year forever, not everybody's jumping on their bandwagon. In fact, another group of students wants to pull the wheels right off. Who will win out?


Hank & Gretchen: A Modern Retelling of Hansel & Gretel; or Because Candy is That Good by Stacy Davidowitz and Mark T Evans

Musical. 60 - 75 minutes. 8-15 males, 8-15 females (23-75+ performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

In a suffering economy running on addictive candy, Hank & Gretchen embark on the greatest adventure of their lives to uncover family secrets, restore health and order, break evil spells, and form great friendships along the way.


It's Raining Tamales! by Kit Goldstein Grant

Musical. 55 - 65 minutes. 3-9+ females, 3-7+ males (6-13+ performers possible).
Suitable for late elementary and older performers, and elementary and family audiences.

Hector finds a bag of money hidden in the woods, but when he brings it home to his wiser wife, Inez, she must devise a clever plan to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.


Jennifer the Unspecial: Time Travel, Love Potions & 8th Grade by Matthew Mezzacappa and Cynthia Chi-Wing Wong

Musical. 90 minutes, 5-30 males, 3-30 females (8-60 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

When awkward eighth grader Jennifer finds herself thrust into a time-traveling adventure with three of her classmates, is it time for her to step up and discover just how special she really is?


K.C.@Bat by Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler and Rocco Natale

Musical. 45 - 60 minutes. 1-5+ males, 4-7+ females (11-50+ performers possible).
Suitable for elementary school and older.

The new girl in town whips her down-and-out local baseball team into shape, teaching them teamwork and dedication and leading them all the way to the championship game, where she may learn a thing or two herself...


A Legendary Christmas (musical version) by David C. Field and Michael Silversher

Musical. 60 - 70 minutes. 5 males, 3 females, 4 either (12 performers total).
High school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

Santa quits, setting off the Halloween Witch, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and a host of other legendary characters on a mad, mischievous competition to fill the vacancy.


Mita, the Magnificent by Noelle Donfeld

Musical. 35 - 40 minutes. 2 males, 2 females, 1 either (optional).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Can Mita, a sweet and always hungry termite, save her neighbors from starvation and find the friendship she longs for?


One Smart Pig by Matt Buchanan

Young Audiences. 45 - 55 minutes. 3-20 males, 5-20 females (8-40+ performers possible).
Elementary school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

A respectful yet hilarious take on a traditional fairy story of three young pigs and their battle with the Bad Wolf, with eleven original songs, all carefully written to work well with young voices.


The Pirates of Penzance by Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler and Rocco Natale

Musical. 80 - 90 minutes. 4-50+ males, 4-50+ females (8-100+ performers possible).
Elementary and older.

Well-mannered, gentle and compassionate pirates woo and marry wealthy heiresses in this refreshing update of the classic nautical-themed musical comedy.


Prince Ugly by Matt Buchanan

Musical. 100 - 110 minutes. 7+ females, 6+ males (15-50+ performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

What is a true friend? A fun, often zany contemporary musical fairy tale about identity and friendship.


The Secret Garden by Miriam Raiken-Kolb

Musical. 105 minutes, 5-16+ males, 8-16+ females (16-35+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A girl who has never been cared for by her parents experiences love for the first time when she discovers an abandoned secret garden, and helps to bring it back to life.


Sleepy Hollow by Elizabeth Doyle, Judy Freed and Owen Kalt

Musical. 60 - 90 minutes. 6+ males, 5+ females, (11+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

This delightfully spooky family musical makes Ichabod Crane the comic villain in a fresh, funny take on Washington Irving's tale of the Headless Horseman. 


Tantrum on the Tracks by Judy Freed and Marianne Kallen

Musical. 45 minutes, 2 males, 2 females, 1 either.
High school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

An interactive musical for kids about the very first day with the big train for two young train cars, and how they learn to follow the rules and make new friends.


The Wind in the Willows by Diane Grant and Michael Reilly

Musical. 80 - 90 minutes. 3-25+ males, 8-25+ females (15-50+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

When Mole summons up the courage to leave her underground home, she might just find that friendship and adventure await in the world above.


One-Act Plays

The Absurdist Super Hero Fairy Tale by Deanna Alisa Ableser

Comedy. 30 - 45 minutes. 5-7 males, 4-6 females, 1 either. (10-12 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

It's up to a bumbling, absent-minded hero to save Basiltown and his own crumbling world from the insane and misguided crimes of a sentimental and emotionally fragile villain.


An Actual Baby Person by Barbara Lindsay

Drama. 12 - 15 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
Suitable for high school and older.

A very young, very Goth, very pregnant teenage girl teaches her irresponsible husband to love their unborn baby.

 


The Adventures of Little Red Robin Hood by Katherine Dubois

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 7-12 females, 2-7 males (14 performers total).
Suitable for all ages.

In this madcap mash-up of Robin Hood and Little Red Riding Hood, will Grandma lose her cottage to a developer who wants to cut down Sherwood Forest, or can her granddaughter, Robin Hood, save the day?


The Adventures of Rocky & Skye by Kelly DuMar

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 2-16 males, 2-21 females (4-37 performers total).
All ages.

Four characters grow up before our eyes as they journey from elementary to middle school in this fast-paced series of scenes that inspire us to appreciate the extraordinary moments of ordinary life.


Aesop and George by Claudia Haas

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 4-14 males, 8-18 females (16-24 performers total).
Middle school and older.

Aesop the storyteller and George the theatrical ghost have a chance meeting and try to outdo each other in a debate of tales that teach and stories that entertain – with feeling!


Aesop Refabled by Nicole B. Adkins, Jeff Goode, Adam Hahn, Samantha Macher, Liz Shannon Miller, Dominic Mishler, Mike Rothschild and Dave Ulrich

Anthology. 45 - 60 minutes. 3-11 males, 3-11 females (with the option of a gender-blind 3-actor cast; 3-21 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Aesop's timeless fables get a 21st century reboot, with 8 writers putting a contemporary comic spin to the classic yarns.


Al Dente by Sierra DuCharme-Hansen

Comedy. 45 - 55 minutes. 5-6 females, 2-3 males (8 performers total).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Rivalry, romance, blackmail and mac n’ cheese are on the menu in this tasty comedy that won the 2013 New Voices One-Act Play Competition for young playwrights.


Alice in Wonderland by Randy Wyatt

Adaptation. 35 - 45 minutes. 2 males, 2 females, 14+ either. (9-30 performers possible).
Suitable for all ages

Alice chases a White Rabbit down a hole to a world in which she encounters strange creatures and even stranger poetry.


Alice's Birthday Suprise by Katherine Dubois

Comedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 7 males, 15 females.
Middle school performers, elementary and older audiences

Too many people have too many plans to surprise Alice for her birthday, and when the colliding plans wind up on live TV, Alice isn’t the only one who gets a surprise.


And We Will Share the Sky by Donna Latham

Dramedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 3-5+ females, 3-4+ males (6-8 performers possible, plus optional non-speaking roles).
Suitable for middle school and older performers and audiences of all ages.

Long, long ago, when the world is new, extroverted Brother Sun and introverted Sister Moon struggle to find their places and make peace with their differences in this play inspired by traditional tales of Nigeria and Senegal.


Anna's Perfect Party and the Amazing Magician's Marvelous Mistake by Karin Williams

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 2 males, 2 females, 2 either (very gender flexible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of any age.

Nobody's perfect, but Anna can't stop trying - until she meets an Amazing Magician who makes her wish come true!


The Astonishing Adventures of the White Weevil by Don Zolidis

Comedy. 40 - 45 minutes. 5-8 females, 4-7 males (12 performers total).
High school and older.

To give it a ratings boost, a chauvinistic 1942 radio show gets a female superhero...and hilarious chaos ensues.


Aurelia's Magic by John Bolen

Dramedy. 55 - 60 minutes. 3-4 males, 2-3 females (5-7 performers possible).
All ages.

For a young girl aching to grow up, what could be better than to find a fairy that can grant her that wish?


Band-a-thon! by Don Goodrum

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 4-6 females, 2-4 males (6-10 performers possible).
High school and older.

Band-a-thon hosts Ryan and Maddie battle jealousy, ineptitude and plain old bad luck as the band trip to Orlando and their very relationship hang in the balance.


Batten Down the Hatchlings by Scott Icenhower

Comedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 3 males, 3 females, 7 either.
Middle school and high school.

The Native American tale of an eagle being raised as a prairie chicken is retold with a happy ending and as many bad chicken jokes as possible.


Beef Junkies by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy. 25 - 30 minutes. 1 female, 2 males.
High school and older.

What do you do when you're addicted to beef and there's only one cow left on earth?


The Beggar Prince by Brenna McBride

Comedy. 45 - 55 minutes. 5-12+ females, 2-8+ males (7-20+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

When a stuck-up prince is married off to a most unusual "beggar," they’re both about to learn some hard-won lessons about kindness, compassion and second chances.


The Big Bad Bullysaurus by Tommy Jamerson

Comedy. 40 - 45 minutes. 3 males, 2 females, 2 either.
Middle school and older performances, elementary audiences.

When Ryan Rex Jr., a little dinosaur with a lot of gumption, finds himself in the middle of a big bully problem, he ends up learning a valuable lesson about friendship and forgiveness.


The Boston Massacre by Ed Shockley

Drama. 40 - 50 minutes. Gender-flexible cast of 14-40+.
Middle school and older actors, audiences of all ages.

A fast-paced ensemble work explores the varied accounts of the historic events in Boston Commons that transformed a collection of colonies into a democratic nation.


The Boy Who Cried Dragon by Inda Craig-Galvan

Young Audiences. 25 - 30 minutes. 3-4 females, 2-3 males (6 actors total).
High school and older actors, and elementary school and older audiences.

The one time Travis needs people to believe one of his wild stories might be the one time he’s actually telling the truth. 


Boys vs. Girls: Armageddon by Adam J. Goldberg

Dramedy. 38 - 55 minutes. 5 males, 6-8 females, plus non-speaking roles (11-60+ performers possible).
Suitable for middle school and older.

Two best friends may be the only thing standing between total male vs. female armageddon.


The Boys, The Bed, and The Balsa by Will Boersma

Comedy. 25 - 30 minutes. 3 males.
Middle school and high school.

When three feuding friends are forced to share a motel room and a single bed the night before the National Balsa Wood Tower Competition, will their tower still be standing in the morning?


Brave Little Tailor by Randy Wyatt

Comedy. 40 - 60 minutes. 2-20+ males, 2-20+ females (13-30 performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

A child, through the magic of his grandmother's attic, is transported into the fable of the Brave Little Tailor and must outwit a host of colorful characters to learn where true bravery comes from.


The Bread, the Bracelet and the Dove by Claudia Haas

Comedy. 40 - 50 minutes. 2 males, 10-16 females, 6 either (12-24 perforrmers possible).
All ages.

Based on an Italian folktale, this lively play centers on the joys of family and the wonders and magic of Italian food.


Brink Time by Rex McGregor

Dramedy. 40 - 45 minutes. 3-13 females, 0-5 males (4-13 performers possible).
Suitable for middle school and older performers and audiences.

Young people must face the dramatic impact of sudden change in this quartet of short plays.


The Butterfly: Legends from the Middle Kingdom by Ruth Cantrell

Young Audiences. 50 - 55 minutes. 2-4 males, 2-4 females (5-6 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

Born in prison, Chou is befriended by an enchanted butterfly whose stories take Chou around the middle kingdom; could they take Chou to freedom?


Calamity by E. J. C. Calvert

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 3 females, 4-12 either (7-15 performers possible).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

The new, completely, absolutely, one-hundred-per-cent true (no fooling!) story of how twelve-year-old Calamity Jane saved the terrified town of Hoopersville.


Caliban's Island by Diana Burbano

Dramedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 2 females, 2 males, 1 either.
Middle school and older.

Characters from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and The Tempest intertwine and the mortal clashes with the magical as a pair of twins are shipwrecked on an island and encounter a half-human "monster," fairies and a young girl with magical powers who has been there since babyhood.


The Carol of Tiny Tim by Laura King

Comedy. 25 - 30 minutes. 2 females, 2 males, 2 either, plus a chorus of 2+ (8+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

Five years after that life-changing night when Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by the spirits and discovered the true meaning of Christmas, an older, jaded Tiny Tim may be in need of just such an intervention.


Carolina Dive by Neeley Gossett

Drama. 30 - 35 minutes. 2-4 males, 5-10 females (7-12 performers possible, plus extras).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Jenna's plans to escape her small town through a diving scholarship are put in jeopardy when a dive damages her inner ear, and she can no longer keep her balance.


Chairs by Scott Mullen

Mystery/Suspense. 15 - 20 minutes. 11 either, plus up to 9 optional extras.
Middle school and older.

Ten teens who have been mysteriously locked in a room try to survive a deadly game of musical chairs.


Charlie the No-Good, Really-Rotten, Cheat-A-Saurus Rex by Tommy Jamerson

Comedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 2-3 females, 2-4 males (4-7 performers possible).
Suitable for middle school and older performers, and elementary and older audiences.

Journey back in time with Charlie Cheat-A-Saurus Rex, a young dinosaur who’d rather spend his time playing Rex Box video games than studying for his SAT’s (Scales and Tails Examination)--but on the day of the big test, an underprepared Charlie is forced to make a tough decision, try the best he can...or cheat! 


Children of Hooverville by Hollie Michaels

Drama. 45 - 55 minutes. 3 males, 10 females (with up to 7 additional non-speaking roles; 13-20 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

During the Dust Bowl era, a hopeful 13-year-old journeys with her friends and family to California in search of a better life.


Chiraptophobia by Hannah Estelle Sears

Drama. 30 - 40 minutes. 2 males, 6 females, 4 either (8-12 performers possible).
High school and older.

Friends and family come to terms with the death of a teenage girl at the hands of an eating disorder through sadness, anger, and regret. 


The Cinderella Chronicles by Susan M. Steadman

Comedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 1-11+ males, 7-17+ females (8-21+ performers possible).
All ages.

When two girls discover Cinderella’s diary in an old museum trunk, the stage is soon flooded with characters in a strangely different version of the oft-told tale.


Clay by Carol S. Lashof

Dramedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 2 males, 2 females.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Forced to work together on a group project, three very different high school students confront their stereotypes and anxieties—and even more troubling, their wishes and dreams.


Clever Catherine by Rachel Bublitz

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 1-6 females, 1-6 males (5-7 performers possible).
Elementary and older.

The King marries Catherine for her wit, only to discover that she is unable to turn it off--but perhaps crafting the most clever riddle of all will prove just how much she loves him...and he needs her.


The Coloring Book by Bradley Walton

Dramedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 8-14+ performers, gender-flexible.
Middle school and older performers, and audiences of all ages.

In the pages of a coloring book, animals who have been colored in different styles must learn not to judge each other based on appearance.


The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Now New and Improved! by Hillary DePiano

Comedy. 15 - 20 minutes. 3-12+ either.
Middle school and older.

All six of Jane Austen's novels get reboots in modern styles ranging from soap opera to sitcom, paranormal romance to reality TV and more in this flexible cast, fast-paced comedy, but maybe keeping it classic is just the thing to stay trending...


Corner Critics by Donna Latham

Dramedy. 20 - 30 minutes. 2 males, 2 females, plus possible extras.
High school and older.

Bully Bree waits for her meet-up, poetic Locust, but her snarky comments outrage hippie chick Jessica, who Bree once stabbed in the back.


Creature Features (Modern Day Mutants) by Christian Kiley

Dramedy. 20 - 30 minutes. 7-9 either.
Middle school and older.

A group of students who each have a unique physical feature become an alliance of friends who must stand up for their originality against a group of students who want everyone to be normal.


Crimes and Rhymes by James Grob

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 5 males, 5 females, 5 either (with some flexibility).
All ages.

Strange things are afoot in Storyland.  Can the world's greatest special agent get to the bottom of this fairy tale mystery?


Cupid and Psyche: An Internet Love Story by Maria Hernandez, Emma Rosecan and Alexis Stickovitch

Dramedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 3-4 males, 3-4 females (7-8 performers possible).
High school and older.

Is a teenage girl's new internet boyfriend everything she ever dreamed of, or a nightmare waiting to happen?


Dancing With Myself by Leanne Griffin

Dramedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 7 females.
Suitable for middle school and older.

Seven high school girls use music as their inspiration to break free of the labels they've been forced to wear.


Dandelion by Wysteria Edwards

Young Audiences. 10 - 15 minutes. 1-5 males, 1-5 females (6 performers total).
Elementary school and older.

Dandelion overdresses for a come-as-you-are party and is turned away because the hostess does not recognize him in this adaptation of the Don Freeman book.


Dear Chuck (one-act version) by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 8-30+ performers (gender flexible).
Middle school and older.

Through scenes and monologues, a group of teen characters search for their "Chuck," that elusive moment of knowing who you are.


Dodge by Ed Shockley

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 6-15 males, 5-15 females (11-30 performers possible).
Elementary and middle school.

When a lazy but basically good elf disappears, will her apparent abduction trigger a war between the elves and the gnomes?


Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick) by David Hansen

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 2-3 females, 2-6 males (4-8 performers possible).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

It's a Renaissance rom-com: this prequel to Shakespeare's classic Much Ado About Nothing imagines the early, sparks-flying courtship of sharp-tongued lovers Beatrice and Benedick, chronicling love—and its opposite.


ESL by Tom Smith

Drama. 45 - 55 minutes. 2 males, 2 females.
High school and older actors, middle school and older audiences.

Four high school students struggle to confront their own biases of multiculturalism and language.


Everybody Comes to Tim's by Allison Williams

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 3-15 males, 3-15 females (10-30 performers possible).
High school and older.

Mike's gotta break some...awkward...news to Tony, despite the doctors, tango dancers, and guerrilla platoon blocking his way.  Part of the "It Gets Better" project.


The Exceptional Childhood Center by Dylan Schifrin

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 2-4 females, 2-3 males (5-6 performers possible).
Suitable for middle school and older.

On Reggie Watson’s first day at a highly competitive preschool, he makes a critical error that may threaten his entire future—but it also teaches him and his classmates what it truly means to be exceptional.


Exposure by Vishesh Abeyratne

Drama. 35 - 45 minutes. 3-4 males, 3-4 females (7 performers total).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When the embarrassing video footage of her drunken exploits is broadcast throughout cyberspace, will the mistakes of one night change the lives of Jenna and her friends forever?


Fanny Otcott by Hal Corley

Drama. 30 - 40 minutes. 6-7 females, 5-6 males, 1+ either (11-12+ performers, with possible extras).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Against a rich 19th century theatrical backdrop, a great stage diva and her first love, now an Anglican Bishop, revisit their all-too-brief backstage romance and question why they parted and whether a long-delayed happy ending is still possible.


The Fantasists by Randy Wyatt

Comedy. 45 - 55 minutes. 1-8 males, 2-9 females (10 performers total).
Suitable for middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Two young wizard-storytellers compete to be named Fantasist of their island, but for either to win, both will have to work together or crash and burn in spectacularly comic fashion.


For (Sandwich) Lovers Only by Owen Stone

Comedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 5-20 males, 4-20 females (9-40 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A teenage boy embarks on an epic quest to rise above average, stop a zombie apocalypse and win the heart of the girl of his dreams.


The Frankenstein Revenge Society by Dylan Schifrin

Comedy. 15 - 18 minutes. 1-3 females, 2-4 males (5-6 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s famous monster has gotten the spotlight for far too long, and some of Frankenstein’s lesser-known creations are sick and tired of being locked up in the basement.


From Shakespeare with Love? by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 2-9 males, 2-7 females (4-16 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

When Romeo reveals that he plans to revenge himself upon Shakespeare by killing him in a duel, it's up to three characters from the comedies to make sure that all's well that ends well and save the Bard.


Furry Tales by JoŽl Doty

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 8-28 males, 7-27 females (15-35 performers possible).
All ages.

When the animals in Furry Tale Land begin losing their tails because the famous book characters are forgetting the fairy tales, it's up to three brave animals to find a human who still knows the stories, bring her back to their magic land and unscramble the mess before the tales and tails are gone forever!


The Ghost Moments by Randy Wyatt

Drama. 45 - 70 minutes. 1-10 females, 1-5 males (2-15 performers possible).
High school and older.

An evening of monologues from a kaleidoscope of characters, each in the process of exorcising their own "ghosts"—or being haunted by them. 


Girls by Linda Kampley

Comedy. 25 - 30 minutes. 6 females, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

Three teen apprentices at a summer Shakespeare festival experience the rollercoaster highs and lows of young love...all while awaiting their entrance for that evening's performance.


Goldilocks In Nurseryland by Trevor Suthers

Comedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 5-8 males, 6-7 females (3 roles are voice only; 11-15 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

In the spirit of Shrek, this fractured fairy tale comically chronicles the exploits of Goldilocks as she flees the Three Bears and seeks asylum with the compulsive kisser Georgie Porgie and a host of nursery rhyme characters.


Goodness Gracious by Henry W. Kimmel

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 3+ males, 3+ females (6-18 performers possible).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

A fractured fairy tale based on Little Red Riding Hood takes a contemporary comedic look at overcoming loneliness and self-pity.


The Grippe of October by John P. McEneny

Drama. 50 - 55 minutes. 13-18 females, 5-12 males (18-30 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

As the Spanish Flu epidemic carves its way through Albany, New York, teenage Alice McMahon's world will never be the same.


Grow Up, Girls by Rex McGregor

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 3-10 females, 0-3 males (4-10 performers possible).
High school and older.

Three takes on coming of age: a girl with Peter Pan syndrome, the aftermath of a cyberbullying case and a Shakespearean heroine who may just be the victim of an elaborate hoax.


Gwen and Mary at Glenn Ross by Robin Pond

Comedy. 54 - 64 minutes. 7 either.
Middle school and older.

Mamet's classic tale of cutthroat real estate salesmen reset among the pre-teens of Glenn Ross Academy manages to be simultaneously comical and ominous as it skewers the world of education.


Happy Happy Happy by Steve Lambert

Comedy. 40 - 45 minutes. 2-5 males, 2-5 females, 1 either (7 performers total).
High school and older.

Two families and an amorous dolphin seek the ultimate contentment.


Herby Alice Counts Down to Yesterday by Nicole B. Adkins

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 3 females, 3 males, 4-20+ either (10-50+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of any age.

The universe may very well be at stake when Rose Plum pressures middle school rocket scientist Herby Alice to provide the juicy story she needs to get in good with the school broadcast elite.


Hi, We Thought You Were Dead by Kenyon Brown

Dramedy. 15 - 20 minutes. 4 males.
Middle school and older.

A middle school star basketball player has died in a car accident—at least that's what they tell him when he shows up for school.


HKFN: The Abbreviated Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Jeff Goode

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 3-8 females, 2-6 males (5-10 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.


How the Elephant Got His Trunk by Cary Nothnagel

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 7-18 females, 2-13 males (9-20 performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

When a nosey young elephant tangles with the wrong reptile, has he bitten off more than he can chew?


Imitate the Sun by Kate McGrath

Drama. 10 - 15 minutes. 3 males.
High School and older performers.

Two promising acting students have been working on college audition pieces from Henry IV, Part I when their drama coach breaks the bad news:  he has just lost his job.


In the Village of the Brothers Grimm by Claudia Haas

Dramedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 3-29 males, 4-35 females (7-43 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

A play rich with the finely-drawn characters from the Brothers Grimm entices you into a magical world of once upon a time.


Johnny and Sally Ann by Tom Smith

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 2 males, 1-5 females, 2-28 either (3-35 performers possible).
All ages.

Johnny Appleseed and his friend Pete travel the countryside encountering real and fictional female figures in American folklore.


Kadija & Swann by Ed Shockley

Comedy. 15 minutes, 2 females.
High school and older.

Two sheltered girls imagine that the death of a pet rabbit means that one of them is pregnant.


The Kennel Club by David Muncaster

Dramedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 4 either.
All ages.

Dogs in a rescue kennel come up with a plan to find themselves new homes.


Kitty Steals a Dog by Keegon Schuett

Comedy. 22 - 30 minutes. 2 males, 2 females.
Middle school and older.

When reluctant ballerina Kitty and uptight teenage lemonade salesman Liam form an unlikely alliance to kidnap the girl next door's dog, will their unsuspecting suburban neighborhood erupt into canine chaos?


Know Your Role by Brandi Owensby

Dramedy. 40 - 50 minutes. 5-25 females, 5-25 males (10-50 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Through scenes and monologues that range from hilarious to heartbreaking, this one-act explores how society's gender expectations affect teens’ daily lives.


La Bella Cinderella by Claudia Haas

Young Audiences. 50 - 60 minutes. 3-4 females, 2-3 males (6 performers total, plus optional extras).
Suitable for high school and older performers, and young audiences.

Silly rules the land as the Primo Pasta Players turn the Cinderella tale topsy-turvy with their own brand of zany, pasta-loving fun that's perfect for young audiences.


Le Goalie by Nelson Yu

Dramedy. 13 - 17 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
Middle school and older.

In hockey, boy meets girl, girl slashes boy, girl gets a penalty, boy's team scores and boy loses girl...or not? 


The Leafy and Weedy Sea Dragons by Kemuel DeMoville

Comedy. 20 - 30 minutes. 10-14+ performers, gender-flexible.
Elementary school and older.

With the help of some friendly fish, a leafy sea dragon and a weedy sea dragon learn how to hide from predators and dance in the currents around Australia's Kangaroo Island.


A Legendary Christmas by David C. Field and Michael Silversher

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 5 males, 3 females, 4 either (12 performers total).
High school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

Santa quits, setting off the Halloween Witch, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and a host of other legendary characters on a mad, mischievous competition to fill the vacancy.


Like a Metaphor by Emily Cicchini

Dramedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 3 males, 4 females.
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

A girl named Scout who uses a wheelchair and loves to dance meets a boy named Jazz who follows the beat of his own drum.


Lipstick and Heroics by Evan Baughfman

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 6 females.
Middle school and older.

Young women audition to be part of a superheroine team, but one of them is a spy sent to kill the others in this super-powered comedy.


Little Miss Dreamer (A Nite in the Life of Bessie Smith) by Ed Shockley

Comedy. 45 - 55 minutes. Flexible cast of 9-40.
High school and older.

Young Bessie Smith tries to find the courage to perform before a northern audience for the first time.


Love (Awkwardly) (one-act version) by Maryann Carolan and John Rotondo

Comedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 4 males, 4 females, 3-6 either (8-14 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Eight juniors and seniors navigate the wonderful, painful, exhilarating and awkward minefield of high school relationships and the moments that matter the most: the first kiss, flirting, dating, breaking up, going to college and what goes through their heads as they sit in the most boring class ever.


Manuelo, the Playing Mantis by Wysteria Edwards

Young Audiences. 10 - 15 minutes. 6 either (with the potential to use puppets instead of live actors).
Elementary school and older.

After many failed attempts, Manuelo the praying mantis learns to make a cello with the help of his friend the spider in this adaptation of the book by Don Freeman.


Marvelous Tales by Laura Lewis-Barr

Comedy. 40 - 55 minutes. 1-20 males, 1-20 females (8-30 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

Children will actively participate in these four updated and charming folk tales from around the world.


A Midsummer Night's Nap by David J. LeMaster

Comedy. 30 - 37 minutes. 4-13 males, 4-13 females (8-17 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Take a madcap dash through A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with three narrators and a comic company navigating Shakespeare's classic tale of fairies, lovers and rude mechanicals.


The Milli Vanilli Orchestra by Ed Shockley

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 2-16 males, 2-21 females (16-37 performers total).
Middle school and older.

A young slacker tries to hide the incompetence of his band by lip syncing the William Tell Overture.


The Minotaur by Carol S. Lashof

Drama. 45 - 60 minutes. 5-15+ males, 4-20+ females (12-35+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

The Princess Ariadne promises her brother—known as “The Minotaur”—that she will not let anyone hurt him, but now Theseus has come from Athens to slay the famous monster. 


Mop Top by Wysteria Edwards

Young Audiences. 10 - 15 minutes. 2-4 males, 1-3 females (3-7 performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

An almost-six-year-old with a mass of floppy red hair tries to postpone the inevitable trip to Mr. Barberoli's barber shop in this adaptation of the Don Freeman book.


Mother's Day by Kate McGrath

Drama. 15 - 20 minutes. 2 females.
High school and older.

Two teenaged girlfriends hesitantly share their fears and hopes about motherhood when they meet for the first time since one has had an abortion.


Multicultural Education by Alan Haehnel

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 2-18 males, 6-22 females (18-30 performers possible).
High school and older actors, middle school and older.

Ellen and the other students at North Valley High School get an absurd crash course in what living in other cultures can be like.


Murder (Comedy) in Space! by Ed Shockley

Comedy. 45 - 55 minutes. Flexible ensemble of 9-30 actors.
Middle school and older.

An intergalactic detective discovers a well-intentioned and possibly beneficial fraud, and must decide whether to reveal it.


My Big Adele Moment by Kenyon Brown

Dramedy. 15 - 20 minutes. 2 females.
Middle school and older

As two best friends wait backstage at a rehearsal for the school talent show, will their competitiveness get the best of them and ruin their friendship?


The Mystic Tale of Aladdin by Randy Wyatt

Adventure. 50 - 60 minutes. 9 females.
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

Seven maidens and their attendants, waiting to hear which of them the Sultan has chosen for his bride, pass the time by enacting the classic tale themselves.


Nessie and the Terrible Troll by Jean Lorrah and Lois June Wickstrom

Young Audiences. 30 - 40 minutes. Flexible ensemble of 8-25+ performers.
Elementary school and older.

A little boy, a seal, and a mermaid join forces to save Nessie when a troll threatens to drain Loch Ness.


A Ninth Time by Danny Rothschild

Drama. 25 - 35 minutes. 4-24 males, 1-21 females (10-25 performers possible).
High school and older.

When a storyteller tells the story of his tribe - of his past - what characters does he become?


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?


Nobody's Listening by Ed Shockley

Dramedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 3 males, 3 females, plus flexible extras.
Middle school and older.

A feisty kid sabotages a live television broadcast to make a statement about gun violence in this anti-violence dramedy.


Now You See Me by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 5+ females, 3+ males (8-22+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A play about what happens when young people slip through the cracks, and what drives them to violence.


O Holy Nite by Samantha Macher

Comedy. 40 - 50 minutes. 7-13 males, 2-9 females, 9 either. (9-21 performers possible).
High school and older.

Five comic Christmas vignettes tell stories themed on the (public domain) Christmas carol that accompanies them.


Of Gods and Cows by Andy Boyd

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 4-11 females, 2-10 males (10-16+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

When Prometheus steals fire from the all-powerful gods and gives it to humanity, he unleashes both the wrath of the Olympians and the human power to create.


Of Love and Shampoo by Jonathan Josephson

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 2 males, 2 females.
High school and older performers and audiences.

Miles locks himself in the bathroom on the day he is supposed to meet his girlfriend’s parents.  Hilarity ensues.


Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings by Greg Romero

Young Audiences. 45 - 50 minutes. 2-10 males, 3-10 females (5-20 performers possible; cast size may be reduced to 2-3 performers with the use of puppets).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

A plastic water bottle, a blue crab with a giant claw, a parrot who thinks she is a seagull, and the Oldest Sea Turtle Who Ever Lived journey together to save us all from a lonely, swirling ocean landfill twice the size of Texas.


The Old New Kid by Adam J. Goldberg

Comedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 2-9+ males, 3-10+ females (8-30+ performers possible).
All ages.

The former "new kid" battles for the meaning of identity, Thanksgiving, dodgeball, and the correct spelling of "cornucopia."


Outside the Box by Bradley Hayward

Dramedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 12 either.
Middle school and older.

A group of imaginative teenagers offer their friends, parents and teachers a way to view life from a whole new perspective by inviting them to think outside the box.


Persephone Underground by Carol S. Lashof

Drama. 45 - 60 minutes. 2-15 males, 7-20+ females, 8-10 either (19-45 performers possible).
High school and older.

When Persephone runs away with the boyfriend from hell (literally), her mother--who happens to be the goddess of the harvest--holds the whole earth hostage. 


The Pied Piper of Hamelin Town by Steph DeFerie

Fairy Tale. 30 - 40 minutes. 3-15+ males, 3-15+ females (22-40 performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

When the Pied Piper comes a-callin', it's up to three unlikely heroes—a cat, a mouse and a bird—to save the lost children of Hamelin Town and give this traditional tale a happy ending.


Pinata Utopia by Christian Kiley

Dramedy. 20 - 25 minutes. 5-16 females, 3-16 males (10-21+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Follow the journey of piñatas as they go from the party store to the birthday party in the hopes of reaching that magical place where their torment will end.


Platform Nine by Rebecca Moretti

Dramedy. 20 - 25 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
High school and older actors, middle school and older audiences.

Two teenagers on the run, Sonny and Adelie, meet at a deserted train station in the middle of the night—seemingly opposites and in the midst of separate journeys, the two form a connection that they will not soon forget.  


Play's End by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 20 - 25 minutes. 2 males.
High school and older.

A door-to-door gun salesman comes home from work to learn from his young son that "something happened today."


A Pocket for Corduroy by Wysteria Edwards

Young Audiences. 10 - 15 minutes. 1-3 males, 2-4 females (5 total performers).
Elementary school and older.

When a curious stuffed bear is left at the Laundromat, many adventures await him in this adaptation of the Don Freeman book.


Princess Pigface by Tommy Jamerson

Comedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 2 males, 1 female, 3-4 either (6-7 performers possible).
Middle school and older actors, audiences of all ages.

When a beautiful princess is cursed with the face of a pig, she sets out on a magical journey - only to discover that true beauty is found within.


The Prom Dress by Kitty Dubin

Dramedy. 12 - 15 minutes. 3 females.
High school and older.

A mother and daughter go shopping for a prom dress and battle for control over who will choose which dress to buy.


Puss N. Boots by Ruth Cantrell

Young Audiences. 50 - 55 minutes. 5-10 males, 8-13 females (14-18 performers total).
Middle school and older performers, middle school and younger audiences.

Puss N. Boots leads a ragtag group of misfits to help Robert, Duke of Wessex, regain his dukedom from an evil Ogre.


Ranger by Nina Ki

Drama. 11 - 14 minutes. 2 males.
Middle school and older.

When Luis's father sells his dog to a man up north, Luis makes a plan with his brother to go retrieve him—but is Luis ever planning to come back, or will he leave behind the town he hates and everything he has ever known?


Reassembling Sasha by Patrick Gabridge

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 1-3 males, 7-9 females (8-12 performers possible).
High school and older.

Professor Sasha Marlowe's newest experimental device has split her into seven elemental parts, but now that they're free, not all of the elements of Sasha want to go back to the way things were before.


Scareville by Julia Edwards

Young Audiences. 40 - 50 minutes. 2+ females, 3+ males (5+ gender-flexible performers total).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

When Milo and Clare find themselves trapped in Scareville one dark, haunted night, the only way out will be to conquer their deepest, darkest fears.


Scheme Space by Claudia Haas

Drama. 25 - 35 minutes. 2 males, 5 females.
High school and older.

Events rapidly "go viral" after a group of teens put an inappropriate photo online.


screens by Jessica McGettrick

Dramedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 3 males, 7 females, 30 either (10-40 performers possible).
Suitable for middle school performers and older, elementary and older audiences.

If no one could see you behind your computer screen, what would you say--and who would you become?


Secret Life Under the Stairs by Kris Knutsen

Young Audiences. 30 - 35 minutes. 2 males, 2 females.
All ages.

A new kid shows up and disturbs the secret hideout of a group of misfits in this play about making friends, navigating change and exploring imaginative worlds lurking just beneath the stairs.


Sidekickin' It! by Adam J. Goldberg

Comedy. 23 - 30 minutes. 2 females, 6-9 either (8-11 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

When the world's greatest supercriminal, Von Darkness, gets a new partner, the heroic Daybreak learns that he may need to reach out to succeed.  


Silver, from the Wind by Evan Guilford-Blake

Comedy. 38 - 45 minutes. 3-12+ males, 2-12+ females (5-24 performers possible).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

A snowflake wishes to stay a snowflake forever, and a boy wishes he could keep her forever in this story about wishes coming true.


Slow by Keegon Schuett

Drama. 45 - 55 minutes. 1 male, 3 females, 1 either.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When a new boy shows up at the bus stop, Lizzy “Camera Girl” Slominski has to put down her camera and look at a complicated world of love, divorce, and cell phones with her own eyes for once.


Small Talk by Linda Kampley

Comedy. 16 - 20 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
High school and older.

The first date between the rough-edged carny and a girl who couldn't be more different isn't going well, or is it...?


Stars (two females) by Evan Guilford-Blake

Drama. 12 - 14 minutes. 2 females.
High School and older.

A bright young suburban teen hesitantly reveals affection for a recently transplanted inner city teen who is both streetwise and emotionally mature, with surprising and moving results.


Stars (two males - Persian version) by Evan Guilford-Blake

Drama. 12 - 14 minutes. 2 males.
High school and older.

A bright young suburban teen, born in Iran, hesitantly reveals affection for a recently transplanted inner city teen who is both streetwise and emotionally mature, with surprising and moving results.


Stars (two males) by Evan Guilford-Blake

Drama. 12 - 14 minutes. 2 males.
High school and older.

A bright young suburban teen hesitantly reveals affection for a recently transplanted inner city teen who is both streetwise and emotionally mature, with surprising and moving results.


Stolen Fire by Cate Mullen

Drama. 25 - 35 minutes. 1 female, 8 either (with the flexibility to add speaking and non-speaking roles).
Suitable for elementary school and older.

Coyote tries to steal fire from the Great Spirit, and havoc ensues.


The Story Club by Nicole B. Adkins

Young Audiences. 45 - 50 minutes. 1 male, 3 females.
All ages.

When her role as Storyteller is challenged by an enthusiastic new neighbor, Ivy must decide whether it is more important to be a lonely queen, or a creative collaborator!


The Superhero Ultraferno by Don Zolidis

Comedy. 40 - 45 minutes. 6+ females, 6+ males (12-52 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A crack team of actors works its way through the highlights and lowlights of the superhero pantheon in the craziest way imaginable.


Supermarket of Lost by Cassandra Hsiao

Drama. 15 - 20 minutes. 2 females, 1 male, 1 either (optional).
Middle school and older.

Three souls collide in the Supermarket of Lost, each desperately searching for something they once had in this cosmic warehouse.


A Tale from the North Woods by Lynn-Steven Johanson

Fairy Tale. 55 - 65 minutes. 9 males, 7 females, 7+ either (17-40 performers possible)
Elementary school and older.

When a gnome and a troll become friends, they must overcome the prejudice of their families if they are to maintain their friendship.


The Tea Servant by Ed Shockley

Drama. 25 - 35 minutes. 3+ males, 2+ females (5-25 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A Japanese serving woman dresses as a man to accompany her mistress through a dangerous forest.


Techies by Don Goodrum

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 5-6 males, 3-4 females (8-9 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

All Tony Sullivan wants to do is graduate high school and go to Harvard, but as he stage manages his last high school play, it seems that his friends, his teacher, his old girlfriend, his friends’ parents and even Harvard itself are all lined up against him: will the show go on?


Ticking by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 20 - 25 minutes. 3 males.
High school and older.

The gun is missing from the pot on the right rear burner at the Doe house, replaced by an egg.


A Tiny Tern of the Whole Wide World by Kemuel DeMoville

Young Audiences. 20 - 25 minutes. 6-10+ either.
Elementary school and older.

When a little Arctic tern is teased by the other animals for being so small, the tern sets off on the trip of a lifetime to show them that even though you’re little, you can still do big things!


The Totally Life Changing Letter That Doesn't Really Matter by Marisa Kanai

Comedy. 15 - 20 minutes. 2-9 males, 3-9 females (7-15 performers possible).
High school and older.

A high school senior stands on the edge of triumph or disaster:  she has received the response to her college application. 


The Treasures of El Mundo by Ruth Cantrell

Young Audiences. 55 - 60 minutes. 5-20 females, 4-19 males (9-24 performers possible).
High school and older performers and elementary school audiences.

An unlikely heroine and her unlikely allies struggle to save the world’s natural treasures from a destructive mega-conglomerate.


Twinkle Toes by Bradley Hayward

Dramedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 3 males, 3 females.
High school and older performers.

When a high school senior puts on his dancing shoes, he discovers that it's not who you love that matters...it's how you love.


Two Dudes from Daytona by Matt Buchanan

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 6-11 males, 7-12 females, 5+ either (15-30+ performers possible).
Suitable for high school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Two young men trying to make it in the big, bad city fall for the same girl - with hilarious results.


Uncertainty Theory by Maura Campbell

Drama. 40 - 50 minutes. 5-10+ males, 6-10+ females (11-30 performers possible).
High school and older.

Two versions of reality collide when a senior boy disappears on graduation day and his classmates and friends struggle with their loss and confusion about him and their own uncertain futures.  


The Unscary Ghost by Matt Buchanan

Comedy. 40 - 50 minutes. 3+ males, 5+ females, 8+ either (13-30+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

What do you do when you're a ghost, but nobody is afraid of you?


Vital Organs by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy. 15 - 20 minutes. 3 males, 2 females (flexible).
Middle school and older.

A recovering transplant patient determined to stock up, doctors selling organs, a kleptomaniac kid, and a soup-cooking candy striper right out of Sweeney Todd--calling it a health care crisis would be an understatement...


Warriors by Hayley Lawson-Smith

Drama. 40 - 50 minutes. 4 females, 1 male (5 performers total).
Suitable for high school and older performers and middle elementary school and older audiences.

Worlds and lives separated by space and time will intersect as fate brings five teenagers together.


Welcome to the Neighborhood by Steven Stack

Mystery/Suspense. 25 - 35 minutes. 1 male, 5 females, 4-12 either (10-22 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Chloe is enjoying a slumber party with her new friends when she suddenly learns that nothing in her neighborhood is as it seems.


What Comes Around... by Tom Smith

Drama. 50 - 60 minutes. 1-4 males, 2-8 females (3-9 performers possible).
High school and older.

In the style of La Ronde, a group of high school students meet at a local coffee house to gossip, confess and confront each other about everything from relationships to addictions and longings to suicide...


What Happened at the Mud Puddle by Tara Meddaugh

Comedy. 25 - 30 minutes. 8 females, 4 males (12 performers total).
Suitable for middle school and older.

When Taylor decides to hold an over-the-top yacht party on the same day as her best friend’s backyard birthday party, tensions rise, guests are forced to take sides, true colors will be on display—and, of course, someone gets pushed into a mud puddle.


What's Past is Prologue by David J. LeMaster

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 2-6 females, 3-8 males (6-10+ performers possible).
High school and older.

The truth about Shakespeare and Marlowe...really... 


The Wheels Go Round and Round by Spencer Robelen

Comedy. 20 - 30 minutes. 3-4 males, 5-8 females (8-12 performers possible).
High school and older.

A typical teenager's attempt to get his driver’s license turns into an epic struggle against unenthusiastic employees, catastrophic traffic, and violent parental guardians with anger management issues.


The White Pages by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy. 25 - 30 minutes. 2-4 females, 2 males (4-6 performers possible).
Suitable for high school and older.

A customer takes matters into his own hands when he discovers a used bookstore is removing the pages from classic books and replacing them with blank ones.


The Wild and Wacky Rhyming Stories of Miss Henrietta Humpledowning by Tom Smith

Comedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 2-11 males, 2-15 females (4-22 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

Four strange, funny, and offbeat stories told in rhyming couplets.


The Wind In The Willows by Diane Grant

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 7-20+ females, 3-20+ males (12-40+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Mole leaves her underground home and finds adventure and friendship in the world above.


The Wise Peasant Girl by Donna Spector

Fairy Tale. 20 - 30 minutes. 1 male, 1 female, 9-13 either (11-15+ performers possible).
Elementary and middle school.

A wise peasant girl teaches King Alexander how to solve the bizarre problems in his kingdom.

 


You're Next by Jonathan Dorf

Drama. 15 - 20 minutes. 2 males.
High school and older.

Two teenagers struggle with how to defend themselves against a bully.


Youth on the Roof by Laura King

Anthology. 55 - 65 minutes. 3-14 females, 1-9 males (4-16 performers possible).
Suitable for high school and older.

As high school comes to a close, the teenagers in these plays are faced with the choice of whether to play it safe or take a leap of faith—in their friends, in their family, and, most importantly, in themselves.


The Zombie Effect by Kenyon Brown

Dramedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 4 males, 2 females.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When a zombie comes to his rescue—againand helps a boy captures one of the guys who attacked him in the park, will there be food for thought, or food of another kind...?


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...


Did You Know?


Samantha Macher is the youngest playwright ever to have graduated from Hollins University's Graduate Program in Playwriting.

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