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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. 2-30 females, 2-21 males (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.


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.

Eight talented young writers chronicle our coming of age in this collection of winning one-acts from the New Voices competition. Whether it's lampooning teen rites of passage like college admissions or the dreaded driver's test, exploring relationships with families, friends and would-be significant others, or taking on serious issues like mental health and eating disorders, these playwrights pull no punches and write with honesty about the world in which they find 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. 2-18 females, 2-12 males (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 females, 4 males, 48+ gender-flexible roles (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. 2-25 females, 4-25 males (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+ gender-flexible roles (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 (full-length version) 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. 4-8+ females, 4-5+ males (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 females, 6-10 males (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 (full-length version) 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 gender-flexible roles. (15-30+ performers possible, including 3+ non-speaking).
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?


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.


Golden Ladder by Donna Spector

Dramedy. 95 - 110 minutes. 4-8 females, 2-4 males (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?


The Hanging of the Greens by Claudia Haas

Young Audiences. 60 - 70 minutes. 8 females, 3 males, 9 gender-flexible roles (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 (full-length version) by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 7-25+ females, 5-25+ males (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. 3-10+ females, 2-6+ males (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. 2-8 females, 6-22 males (7-24 performers possible).
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. 9-11 females, 4-6 males (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 (full-length version) by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 80 - 90 minutes. 8-16+ females, 5-12+ males (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. 8-20 females, 6-15 males (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) (full-length version) by Maryann Carolan and John Rotondo

Comedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 4 females, 4 males, 3-6 gender-flexible roles (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. 6 females, 5 males, 2 gender-flexible roles, and 6-12+ extras (1 of whom should be female) (9-40 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, plus extras (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. 10-16+ females, 5-11+ males (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. 13-17+ females, 5-11+ males, (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. 13-30 females, 8-25 males (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.


Prime by Ellen Margolis

Comedy. 80 - 85 minutes. 6 females, 6 males, 6 gender-flexible. (18 performers total)
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. 6-24 females, 9-30 males (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. 4+ females, 6+ males (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 (full-length version) 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. 4-8 females, 3 males, 2-6 gender-flexible roles (9-17 performers possible, plus optional 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 Queen by Ruth Cantrell

Young Audiences. 60 - 65 minutes. 6-9 females, 5-6 males, 8 gender-flexible roles (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 females, 5-20 males (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 (full-length version) 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+ females, 3-25+ males (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. 3-13 females, 5-16 males (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. 4-10 females, 7-11 males (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.


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. 2 females, 10-14 males (12-16 performers possible, with some gender-flexibility).
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. 6-30+ females, 6-30+ males (12-50+ performers possible).
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. 4-5 females, 5-6 males, 15+ gender-flexible roles (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. 8-15 females, 7-9 males, 9+ any gender (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 females, 3-6 males (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. 8-11 females, 7-11 males, (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.


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 females, 8-15 males (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, 3-30 females, 5-30 males (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. 4-7+ females, 1-5+ males (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 Last Starfighter (family version) by Skip Kennon and Fred Landau

Young Audiences. 60 - 65 minutes. 6 females, 6 males, 3-48 gender-flexible roles (15-60+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

Teenager Alex Rogan's life takes an unexpected turn when he breaks a video game record and is spirited away by the game's inventor, the alien huckster Centauri, to fight for the Star League in another galaxy. 


The Last Starfighter (full-length version) by Skip Kennon and Fred Landau

Musical. 85 - 95 minutes. 6-30+ females, 9-30+ males (15-60+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Teenager Alex Rogan's life takes an unexpected turn when he breaks a video game record and is spirited away by the game's inventor, the alien huckster Centauri, to fight for the Star League in another galaxy.


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

Musical. 60 - 70 minutes. 3 females, 5 males, 4 gender-flexible roles (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.


One Smart Pig by Matt Buchanan

Young Audiences. 45 - 55 minutes. 5-20 females, 3-20 males (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+ females, 4-50+ males (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 (musical version) by Miriam Raiken-Kolb

Musical. 105 minutes, 8-16+ females, 5-16+ males (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. 5+ females, 6+ males (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. 


The Wind in the Willows (musical version) by Diane Grant and Michael Reilly

Musical. 80 - 90 minutes. 8-25+ females, 3-25+ males (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. 4-6 females, 5-7 males (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.


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. 2-21 females, 2-16 males, (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. 8-18 females, 4-14 males (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!


Alice in Wonderland by Randy Wyatt

Adaptation. 35 - 45 minutes. 2 females, 2 males, 14+ gender-flexible roles (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. 15 females, 7 males.
Middle school performers, elementary school 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.


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.


Batten Down the Hatchlings by Scott Icenhower

Comedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 3 females, 3 males, 7 gender-flexible roles.
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.


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 Boston Massacre by Ed Shockley

Drama. 40 - 50 minutes. 14-40+ gender-flexible roles.
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.


Boys vs. Girls: Armageddon by Adam J. Goldberg

Dramedy. 38 - 55 minutes. 6-8 females, 5 males, 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.


Brave Little Tailor by Randy Wyatt

Comedy. 40 - 60 minutes. 2-20+ females, 2-20+ males (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. 10-12 females, 2 males, 6 gender-flexible roles (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.


Calamity by E. J. C. Calvert

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 3 females, 4-12 gender-flexible roles (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.


The Carol of Tiny Tim by Laura King

Comedy. 25 - 30 minutes. 2 females, 2 males, 2 gender-flexible roles, 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. 5-10 females, 2-4 males, (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.


Children of Hooverville by Hollie Michaels

Drama. 45 - 55 minutes. 10 females, 3 males (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. 6 females, 2 males, 4 gender-flexible roles (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. 7-17+ females, 1-11+ males (8-28+ 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.


The Coloring Book by Bradley Walton

Dramedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 8-14+ gender-flexible roles.
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+ gender-flexible roles.
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...


Crimes and Rhymes by James Grob

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 5 males, 5 females, 5 gender-flexible roles(15 total performers).
All ages.

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


Dear Chuck (one-act version) by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 8-30+ gender-flexible roles.
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. 5-15 females, 6-15 males (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?


Everybody Comes to Tim's by Allison Williams

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 3-15 females, 3-15 males (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.


Fanny Otcott by Hal Corley

Drama. 30 - 40 minutes. 6-7 females, 5-6 males (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.


For (Sandwich) Lovers Only by Owen Stone

Comedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 4-20 females, 5-20 males (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.


From Shakespeare with Love? by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 2-7 females, 2-9 males (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 Jo-el Doty

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 7-27 females, 8-28 males (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. 


Goldilocks In Nurseryland by Trevor Suthers

Comedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 6-7 females, 5-8 males (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+ females, 3+ males (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.


Herby Alice Counts Down to Yesterday by Nicole B. Adkins

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 3 females, 3 males, 4-20+ gender-flexible roles (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.


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?


In the Village of the Brothers Grimm by Claudia Haas

Dramedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 4-35 females, 3-29 males (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. 1-5 females, 2 males, 2-28 optional any gender (3-35 performers possible).
All ages.

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


Kim Arthur and the Nerds of the Round Table by Daniel Guyton

Comedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 6-10 females, 3-7 males (10-13+ performers possible).
Suitable for elementary schools and middle schools.

A book-smart girl removes the mysterious "Motherboard in the Stone" and becomes queen of Game-A-Lot, where she and her fellow nerds must invent the greatest video game of all time to save their beloved arcade in this spoof of the King Arthur legend.


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.


The Leafy and Weedy Sea Dragons by Kemuel DeMoville

Comedy. 20 - 30 minutes. 10-14+ gender-flexible roles.
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 (one-act version) by David C. Field and Michael Silversher

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 3 females, 5 males, 4 gender-flexible (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 females, 4 males, 3-6 gender-flexible roles (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.


Marvelous Tales by Laura Lewis-Barr

Comedy. 40 - 55 minutes. 1-20 females, 1-20 males (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. 2-21 females, 2-16 males (16-37 performers possible).
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. 4-20+ females, 5-15+ males (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. 


Multicultural Education by Alan Haehnel

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

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.


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

Young Audiences. 30 - 40 minutes. Gender-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. 1-21 females, 4-24 males (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. 8-32 females, 4-32 males (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?


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. 2-9 females, 7-13 males, (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 Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings by Greg Romero

Young Audiences. 45 - 50 minutes. 3-10 females, 2-10 males (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. 3-10+ females, 2-9+ males (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 gender-flexible roles.
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. 7-20 females, 2-15 males, 8-10 gender-flexible roles (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+ females, 3-15+ males (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.


Puss N. Boots by Ruth Cantrell

Young Audiences. 50 - 55 minutes. 8-13 females, 5-10 males (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.


Reassembling Sasha by Patrick Gabridge

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 7-9 females, 1-3 males (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.


screens by Jessica McGettrick

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

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


Sidekickin' It! by Adam J. Goldberg

Comedy. 23 - 30 minutes. 2 females, 6-9 gender-flexible roles (8-11 total performers).
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. 2-12+ females, 3-12+ males (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.


Stolen Fire by Cate Mullen

Drama. 25 - 35 minutes. 1 female, 8 gender-flexible roles (9 performers total, 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 Superhero Ultraferno (one-act version) 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.


A Tale from the North Woods by Lynn-Steven Johanson

Fairy Tale. 55 - 65 minutes. 7 females, 9 males, 7+ gender-flexible roles (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. 2+ females, 3+ males (5-25 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

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


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

Comedy. 15 - 20 minutes. 3-9 females, 2-9 males (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.


Two Dudes from Daytona by Matt Buchanan

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 7-17+ females, 6-16+ males, (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. 6-10+ females, 5-10+ males (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. 5 females, 3 males, 8+ gender-flexible roles (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?


Welcome to the Neighborhood by Steven Stack

Mystery/Suspense. 25 - 35 minutes. 5 females, 1 male, 4-12 gender-flexible roles (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 Happened at the Mud Puddle by Tara Meddaugh

Comedy. 25 - 30 minutes. 8 females, 4 males.
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.


The Wheels Go Round and Round by Spencer Robelen

Comedy. 20 - 30 minutes. 5-8 females, 3-4 males (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 Wild and Wacky Rhyming Stories of Miss Henrietta Humpledowning by Tom Smith

Comedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 2-15 females, 2-11 males (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 (one-act version) 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 female, 1 male, 9-13 gender-flexible (11-15+ performers possible).
Elementary and middle school.

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

 


Performable Collections

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 females, 3-11 males, (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.


Brink Time by Rex McGregor

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

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


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+ any gender (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.


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.


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.


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+ gender-flexible roles (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.


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

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!


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

Comedy. 10 minutes, 1-8 females, 1-8 males (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.


Hashtag Adorable by Samantha Macher

Comedy. 8 - 12 minutes. 2 females, 1 male, 5-10+ gender-flexible roles.
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+ gender-flexible roles.
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?


Hipster Van Winkle by Abigail Taylor-Sansom

Comedy. 9 - 14 minutes. 1 female, 1 male, 5-15+ any gender (7-30 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

In this comic adaptation of the Washington Irving classic, a Brooklyn man falls asleep in 1938 and wakes up in the present, transforming himself from hen-pecked ne'er-do-well to social media icon.


Jamie's First Day by Joanne Greene

Comedy. 10 - 12 minutes. 7 females, 4 males, 10-20 optional gender-flexible roles (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?


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…


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

Comedy. 10 minutes, 3-10 females, 1-10 males, (5-13+ 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.


One Word Too Many by Joanne Greene

Comedy. 10 minutes, 12-16 gender-flexible roles (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?


Romeo and Juliet Revised by Daniel Glenn

Dramedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 2-20 females, 2-20 males (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?


Featured Play


Dear Chuck (full-length version) 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.

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