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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.


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.


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.


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?


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? 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

 


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


One-Act Plays

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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...


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?


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.


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 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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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. 


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.


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 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.


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. 


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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 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.


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.


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!


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?


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.)


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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?


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.

 


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.


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.  


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.


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?


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.


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.


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?


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.


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 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.

 


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.


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...


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.


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 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? 


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 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 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?


White Roses and Gooseberries by B.J. Burton

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

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


Who Remembers Eponine's Sister? by Rex McGregor

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

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


Wrong End Of The Stick by Trevor Suthers

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

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


Wrong Number, Romeo! by Alex Rubin

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

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


Featured Play


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.

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