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Anthologies & Performable Collections

Aesop Refabled

Performable Collection. Comedy. 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.

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All of Us: A Celebration of BIPOC Voices

Performable Collection. 110 - 160 minutes. 5+ females, 2+ males (7-40+ performers possible, with many gender-flexible roles).
High school (or advanced middle school) and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Boasting a variety of meaty, challenging (and frequently gender-flexible) roles, these twelve exciting shorts from BIPOC authors offer a meaningful theatrical journey for, as the title has it, All of Us.

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And Hilarity Ensued (Pursued by a Bear)

Performable Collection. Comedy. 8 - 20 minutes. 4+ females, 4+ males (8-45+ performers possible, with many gender-flexible roles).
High school (and advanced middle school) and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

A comedic baker's dozen comes together in one performable collection, with gender-flexible opportunities for every teen actor to find their moment.

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Brink Time

Performable Collection. 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.

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Bullying, Ink.

Performable Collection. Comedy. 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.

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Follow That Funny

Anthology. 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.

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Forest Paths

Performable Collection. 90 - 100 minutes. 6-45+ any gender.
Middle school and older.

Visitors to this creepy collection of troubling tales will discover lying maps and the sinister Carrion Man, unfriendly doppelgängers and visitors from the stars, not to mention the most sinister camp counselor you could ever meet...

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

Performable Collection. Comedy. 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.

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Great Expectations: Eight Short Plays About Teens Under Pressure

Performable Collection. Dramedy. 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.

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Lit on Fire: Twelve Short Parodies of Reading List Classics

Performable Collection. Comedy. 120 - 140 minutes. 6+ females, 4+ males (11-100+ performers possible--8 or fewer if not all 12 plays are produced).
High school (and advanced middle school) and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Twelve YouthPLAYS authors open fire on the classics with parodies of reading list standards.

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New Voices: Winning One-Acts by Young Playwrights

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.

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On the Edge: Challenging Short Plays for Teen Actors

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.

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Pieces of Mind: Ten Plays about Mental Health for Teens

Performable Collection. 105 - 150 minutes. 4+ females, 2+ males, 4+ any (10-50+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Mental health takes the spotlight in this performable collection as we encounter depressed superheroes, runaway phones, oh so many spiders and (a whole lot) more. 

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Please Say Yes: Short Plays About Promposing

Performable Collection. Comedy. 95 - 110 minutes. 4-17 females, 3-11 males, 6+ any gender (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.

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Pushed

Performable Collection. Dramedy. 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.

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Youth on the Outs(ide)

Performable Collection. Dramedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 3-13 females, 1-9 males (4-16 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

As they navigate high school life in the great (or not so great) outdoors, the teens in these six short plays brave boatyards, graveyards and morediscovering where they need to go along the way.

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Youth on the Roof

Performable Collection. Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 3-14 females, 1-9 males (4-16 performers possible).
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.

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Bundles

Full-Length Adaptations Script Bundle

Adaptation. 70 - 110 minutes. Varies by title.
Varies by title.

Twelve full-length adaptations ranging from classics to serial comics to build up your script library.

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It's History Script Bundle

Drama. 20 - 125 minutes. Varies by title.
Varies by title.

Eight plays that draw their inspiration from real historical events, ranging from the colonial period to both world wars and more.

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Shakespeare and Company Script Bundle

Genre varies by title. 30 - 120 minutes. Varies by title.
Varies by title.

A baker's dozen "Shakespeare-adjacent" plays that range from updated takes on the Bard's classics to titles inspired by the work and lives of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

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Vignette-Style Script Bundle

Genre varies by title. 23 - 110 minutes. Varies by title.
Varies by title.

Thirteen plays written in the popular vignette (aka episodic) style, often with very flexible casting, great for classwork and performance alike.

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Full-Length Plays

Anne of Green Gables

Drama. 100 - 120 minutes. 6-14 females, 2-5 males, 1+ any gender (9-20+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

As she comes of age over the course of a strong-willed and inquisitive childhood, Anne ultimately teaches her adopted parents, siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, lifelong lessons about family in this free adaptation of the literary classic.

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An Avalanche of Murder

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?

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Blood Royal: A Play of the Princes in the Tower

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.

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Cauldron Bubble

Comedy. 65 - 75 minutes. 4-13 females, 6-13 males (10-20+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

When a high school student tries to direct a production of The Scottish Play and accidentally triggers the Macbeth Curse, will he and the show become the latest victims, or will it be all's well that ends well?

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A Christmas Carol (full-length version)

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

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The Comedy of Terrible Errors (large cast)

Comedy. 100 - 120 minutes. 2 females, 2 males, 11-14+ any (15-18+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A group of students attempts Shakespeare's 28th-most loved play with terrible results.

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The Comedy of Terrible Errors (small cast)

Comedy. 90 - 110 minutes. 2 females, 2 males (gender-flexible).
High school and older.

A small group of actors attempts Shakespeare's 28th-most-loved play with terrible results.

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Crossing the Threshold

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.

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Cuentos de Josefina (Josephine's Tales)

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.

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A Dark and Stormy Knight

Comedy. 95 - 105 minutes. 5 females, 6 males, 5+ any (17-28+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Madness! Murder! An ancestral curse! All the things that make for a hauntingly good weekend! (As long as you don't end up dead.)

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Dracula of Pennsylvania

Dramedy. 105 - 115 minutes. 6 females, 4 males, 2 any gender. (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?

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Dream House: A Rainy Day Play

Comedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 1 female.
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.

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Enemy | Flint

Drama. 70 - 80 minutes. 5-17+ females, 3-15+ males (10-20+ performers possible).
High school and older.

Flint's water supply is poisoned, and the young whistleblower is labeled an "enemy of the people."

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Front Porch Steps

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.

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A Girl of the Limberlost

Drama. 95 - 105 minutes. 6 females, 2 males, 14+ any gender (8-20+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, and audiences of all ages.

In the once beautiful Limberlost Swamp, 14-year-old Elnora longs to attend high school, despite her mother's resistance—with the help of friends, Elnora collects butterflies and moths to work her way through school...but will she win her mother's heart?

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Goddess of Tears

Drama. 100 - 120 minutes. 5-8 females, 2-3 males, 3+ any gender (10-15+ performers possible).
High school and older.

Niobe, the Goddess of Tears, decides to quit her job in the digital Cloud of Olympus and fights to recover her origin story, the one she blocked long ago.

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Golden Ladder

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.

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Goodbye Memories

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 6 females, 2 males.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Based on the biographies of her family members and personal interviews with her three surviving friends, Goodbye Memories captures the remarkable spirit of Anne Frank as a teenage girl coming of age during a world-changing period of history.

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Heartland

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 4 females, 4 males, 2+ any gender (10-12+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Based on real stories, Heartland reveals the stunning truth about internment of German Americans during World War II and the devastating effect American immigration policies had on their families.

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Isle of Marvels

Adventure. 70 - 80 minutes. 6-11 females, 9-11 males, 3-20+ any (16-50+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Spies, pirates, bronze sentients, vampires, star-crossed lovers, intrigue and marvels abound in this free adaptation of twelve minor Jules Verne novels, dipped deep in gonzo steampunkery.

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Jill Trent Science Sleuth

Comedy. 95 - 105 minutes. 3 females, 3 males, 3-26+ any gender (9-32+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, and audiences of all ages.

In a large American city in 1944, Jill Trent and her accidental sidekick, Daisy Smith, team up to solve a series of perplexing crimes by way of fists, moxie and the latest scientific inventions, but Daisy soon finds herself facing a ruthless Nazi spymaster on her own—with Jill's life, and the fate of the nation, in the balance.

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Juliet and Her Romeos

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.

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Kid Turboni Brings the Rain

Dramedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 2 females, 3 males.
Middle school and older performers and all audiences.

Three kids from an Albuquerque housing project seek to end a crippling heat wave by following the example of Smack Turkenson, a fabled ex-tenant of the project who was able to steal rain from Mother Nature.

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Les Examables

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.

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Lockdown

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.

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The Locker Next 2 Mine (full-length version)

Drama. 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.

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Long Joan Silver

Comedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 8-20 females, 6-15 males (14-30 performers possible, plus non-speaking extras).
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.

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Love (Awkwardly) (full-length version)

Comedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 4 females, 4 males, 3-6 any gender (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.

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Love (Awkwardly) & (Virtually) (full-length version)

Dramedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 4 females, 4 males, 0-6 any gender (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 amidst a pandemic.

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Masks

Comedy. 100 - 120 minutes. 6 females, 5 males, 2 any gender, 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."

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Meet Me at the Gates, Marcus James

Drama. 60 - 70 minutes. 2-4+ females, 6-9+ males (10-11+ performers possible; any number of extras may be added).
High school and older.

When a black, gay high school student finds a pink noose hanging in his locker, he puts it on and all hell breaks loose.

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Merry Men

Comedy. 65 - 75 minutes. 6 females, 3 males, 4+ any gender (13+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, and upper elementary and older audiences.

When Maid Marian invents a band of outlaws running amok to stave off her wedding to the Sheriff of Nottingham, it turns into the Robin Hood story as you've never seen it before, with mistaken identities, bumbling henchmen, wild and wacky sword fights and more than a little cross-dressing.

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Mi Coche, Mi Quince

Dramedy. 95 - 110 minutes. 5-12+ females, 3-8+ males (8-20+ performers possible).
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.

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A Nutcracker Story

Drama with music. 75 - 90 minutes. 6+ females, 3+ males, 1-15+ any (10-50+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, and audiences of all ages.

Drawing from the Tchaikovsky ballet and E. T. A. Hoffman's original tale, A Nutcracker Story is part play, part musical, part ballet—all magic.

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One Good Thing

Drama. 120 - 130 minutes. 13-30 females, 8-25 males (12-40+ 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.

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Pride & Prejudice

Comedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 8-14 females, 5 males and an unlimited ensemble of any gender (13-30+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

The five Bennet sisters couldn't be more different from one another...but as they each set off in search of what their hearts desire, will they grow together or come apart?

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Prime

Comedy. 80 - 85 minutes. 6 females, 6 males, 6 any gender (18 performers total).
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.

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The Prince and the Pauper

Historical Dramedy. 120 minutes. 5+ females, 9+ males (14-80+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, and upper elementary and older audiences.

When a chance encounter allows two boys—one a pauper from Offal Court, the other heir to the English throne—to swap lives, will they be able to set things right in time?

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Robin Hood and the Heroes of Sherwood Forest

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.

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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.

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Rosaline Wrecked It All

Dramedy. 80 - 90 minutes. 8 females, 5 males, 7 any gender (fully gender-flexible with an unlimited optional ensemble).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

When everyone blames Rosaline for the terrible tragedy that is the tale of Romeo and Juliet, she races to clear her name, but will the search for truth yield an answer that no one—not even Rosaline—was expecting?

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Rumors of Polar Bears (full-length version)

Drama. 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.

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The Secret Adversary

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.

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The Secret Garden

Drama. 105 - 120 minutes. 4-8 females, 3 males, 2-6 any gender (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.

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The Stalking Horse

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.

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A Stranger on the Bus

Drama. 110 - 125 minutes. 12-50 any gender.
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.

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The Superhero Ultraferno (full-length version)

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.

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Teen Mogul

Dramedy. 75 - 90 minutes. 4 females, 4 males, flexible ensemble of up to 12 any (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.

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Whirligig (full-length version)

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.

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Whirligig (Virtual Edition)

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.

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Xtigone

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 5-15+ females, 4-15+ males (9-30+ performers possible).
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.

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You Go, Goddess!

Comedy.. 90 - 100 minutes. 10-20+ females, 3-10 males, 3-10+ any (16-40+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, and elementary and older audiences.

Hercules' least-likely-to-be-a-hero daughter Calliope wouldn't be anyone's first choice, but she may be just the hero the world needs in this girl power comedy of Olympian proportions!

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Musicals

4 A.M.

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

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Alice on the Other Side

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.

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ALiEN8

Musical. 95 - 100 minutes. 6-8+ females, 5-7+ males, 2-6+ any gender (15-21+ performers possible).
High school and older.

When the students of a small town begin to communicate with a mysterious stranger who appears in the aftermath of a tornado, they threaten to unearth a dark secret in this musical about identity and connection.

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Alley Dog

Musical. 110 - 125 minutes. 4-5 females, 5-6 males, 15+ any gender (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.

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The Last Starfighter (family version)

Musical Comedy Adventure. 60 - 65 minutes. 6 females, 6 males, 3-48 any gender (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.

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The Last Starfighter (full-length version)

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.

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Little Red

Musical. 90 - 100 minutes. 8-9 females, 2 males, 3+ any gender (10-20+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When teenage punk rock fan Little Red must deliver a basket to grandma on El Dí­a Del Sendero, will she carry out her family tradition or abandon it in the spirit of punk rebellion?

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Millions of Boxes

Musical. 15 - 20 minutes. 2+ females, 2+ males, 6+ any gender (2-20+ total performers possible).
High school and older.

With a world awaiting her through the screen of her phone, is this the escape Cam's been waiting for, or is it not all it's cracked up to be...?

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The Pirates of Penzance

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.

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Rumpelstiltskin, The Game of the Name

Musical. 80 - 90 minutes. 5 females, 6 males, 2+ any gender (13-30+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, and elementary school and older audiences.

Forced to deliver on her father's lie, Jane must find a way to free herself from a devil's bargain when a magical imp offers salvation—at a terrible price.

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The Secret Garden (musical version)

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.

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Sleepy Hollow

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.

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Wish, A Musical

Musical. 65 - 70 minutes. 4-8 females, 3-4 males, 1+ any gender (8-25+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Eleven-year old Charlie Reese has been wishing for the same thing every day—a close, caring family—but when she's sent to live with distant relatives in a small Appalachian town, she may just discover that the family of her dreams may not be what she needs after all.

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One-Act Plays

A (Very Zombie) Christmas Carol (One-Act Version)

Comedy. 25 - 30 minutes. 2 females, 4 males, 2-6+ any gender (8-12+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

In this twisted take on the well-loved Christmas tale, Scrooge not only has to contend with ghosts trying to save his soul but also zombies trying to eat his brains.

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Al Dente

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

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

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Algebreathe

Comedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 4 any gender.
Middle school and older.

While brainstorming an idea for a group math project, four high school juniors come up with solutions to some of their own shared anxieties.

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Alice's Christmas in Wonderland

Comedy. 55 - 60 minutes. 3 females, 3 males, 15+ any gender (21-30+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, and elementary school and older audiences.

Reunited with a cast of familiar characters, Alice embarks on a holiday-themed adventure to bring Christmas, banned by the Queen of Hearts, back to Wonderland.

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All of You

Drama. 35 - 45 minutes. 3 females, 2 males, 2 any.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

An undergraduate chemistry student with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) risks everything to free herself from the pain of her past.

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The Astonishing Adventures of the White Weevil

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.

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Beef Junkies

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?

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Between Mars and Me

Drama. 30 - 40 minutes. 2 any gender.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

After witnessing 9/11 from his window, a young man withdraws in his apartment, imagining an outside world ravaged by a Martian attack—can his sister bring him back before it's too late?

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Bystander 9/11 - A Theatre Piece Concerning the Events of September 11, 2001

Drama. 30 - 40 minutes. 3-10+ any gender.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

This powerful testimonial drama recounts the events of September 11, 2001 from the point of view of average New Yorkers, beginning in the subways underneath the Twin Towers and continuing into a changed world.

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Caliban's Island

Dramedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 2 females, 2 males, 1 any gender.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

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.

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Carina Comes Out

Dramedy. 20 - 25 minutes. 3 females, 2 males, 2-15 any gender (7-20 performers possible).
High school and older.

Carina is determined to come out to her parents at Thanksgiving dinner, no matter how big—and bigger and bigger—the dinner gets, but will an innocent bystander get caught in the crossfire?

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Carolina Dive

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.

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Chairs

Horror. 15 - 20 minutes. 11 any gender, 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.

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Chiraptophobia

Drama. 30 - 40 minutes. 6 females, 2 males, 4 any gender (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.

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A Christmas Carol (one-act version)

Drama. 35 - 45 minutes. 5+ females, 5+ males (10-35+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, elementary 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.

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Corner Critics

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

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

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Cupid and Psyche: An Internet Love Story

Dramedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 3-4 females, 3-4 males (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?

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Disruption: A Pandemic Decalogue

Dramedy. 23 - 30 minutes. 4-21 any gender.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

In this devised play created specifically for virtual performance, ten short yet vital episodes capture the thoughts and emotions of students as they navigate friendship, dating, responsibilities, insecurities and who they really in the face of a new kind of uncertainty.

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Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick)

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

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Elektra

Drama. 30 - 40 minutes. 5 females, 4 males, 1+ any gender (10-40+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Following the brutal murder of her father at the hands of her mother, Elektra is trapped, in body and mind, as she contemplates revenge and contends with the voices in her head.

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ESL

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.

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Everybody Comes to Tim's

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.

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The Exceptional Childhood Center

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 2-4 females, 2-3 males (5-6 performers possible).
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.

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Exposure

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

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

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Fanny Otcott

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.

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From Shakespeare with Love?

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.

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The Ghost Moments

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. 

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Girls

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

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

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Goddess of Tears (one-act version)

Drama. 35 - 45 minutes. 5 females, 2 males, 5+ any gender (10-15+ performers possible).
High school and older.

Niobe, the Goddess of Tears, decides to quit her job in the digital Cloud of Olympus and fights to recover her origin story, the one she blocked long ago.

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The Grippe of October

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.

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The Grippe of October (Competition Version)

Drama. 40 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.

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Gwen and Mary at Glenn Ross

Comedy. 54 - 64 minutes. 7 any gender.
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.

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Hopefully: An Ethnodrama

Dramedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 1 female, 3-10 any gender (4-11 performers possible).
High school and older.

As they navigate the whirlwind that is the college application process, Cecilia and her peers grapple with aspirations, frustrations and uncertainty in this play based on interviews with 40 young adults in the thick of it.

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Hula Heart

Dramedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 5 females, 2 males.
Middle school and older.

A boy recently transplanted from Hawai'i to Southern California learns about life as he strives to balance the old with the new.

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Jack in the Box

Horror. 25 - 30 minutes. 4 females, 1 male.
High school and older.

Four teenage girls at a slumber party are tempted by a voice from a box, which claims to be able to direct them to the future they want, if only they'll do what it says—and give it what it needs... 

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Key Change

Drama. 25 - 30 minutes. 1 female, 7 non-males or 1 female, 7 males (8 performers total).
Suitable for high school and older.

When college junior Rhys comes out as trans to her all-male a cappella group, she and her brothers struggle to harmonize progress with tradition.

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

Comedy. 45 - 55 minutes. 9-40 any gender.
High school and older.

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

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Love (Awkwardly) (one-act version)

Comedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 4 females, 4 males, 3-6 any gender (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.

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Love (Awkwardly) & (Virtually) (one-act version)

Dramedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 4 females, 4 males, 0-6 any gender (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 amidst a pandemic.

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Many Maids Made Me Murder (or maybe the butler did do it)

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 15-45+ any gender.
Middle school and older.

When a butler goes rogue, the Sacred Order of Maids is on the case, and maid justice will be done!

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The Marvelous Mellow Melodrama of the Marriage of the Mislaid Minor

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 4-7 females, 3 males, 7-10+ any (10-20+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, and upper elementary and older audiences.

When Penelope Kerslake returns home from boarding school to tell her beloved father, the Major, of her impending marriage to Gilroy Gladheart, only to find out he has already promised her hand to another, the villainous Derk Dastardly, can she find a way to escape her fate?

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Me, My Selfie & I

Dramedy. 40 - 50 minutes. 2-20+ females, 2-20+ males (6-40+ performers possible).
High school (and advanced middle school) and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A group of teens struggle to find the balance between documenting their lives and living them.

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Me, My Selfie & I (Virtual Edition)

Dramedy. 40 - 50 minutes. 2-20+ females, 2-20+ males (6-40+ performers possible).
High school (and advanced middle school) and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A group of teens struggle to find the balance between documenting their lives and living them.

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Medea

Drama. 35 - 40 minutes. 3+ females, 4+ males, flexible chorus of any gender (7+ performers possible).
High school and older.

Mocked, shamed and ostracized, Medea must decide between impossible choices in this contemporary feminist adaptation of the Greek classic.

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Medusa's Tale

Drama. 25 - 35 minutes. 3-4 females, 2 males (5-6 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Perseus has come to slay Medusa, the famous monster with snakes for hair, but is there more to the story...?

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Medusa's Tale (Radio Edition)

Drama. 25 - 35 minutes. 3-4 females, 2 males (5-6 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Perseus has come to slay Medusa, the famous monster with snakes for hair, but is there more to the story...?

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A Midsummer Night's Nap

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.

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The Minotaur

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.

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Mortals

Comedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 4 females.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

As a storm rages outside, inside two different bedrooms is a blizzard of missing heirlooms, French exchange students and mistaken identities as the lives of four teens collide in this Shakespearean farce for the digital age.

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Mortals (Virtual Edition)

Comedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 4 females.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

As a storm rages outside, inside four different bedrooms is a blizzard of missing heirlooms, French exchange students and mistaken identities as the lives of a quartet of teens collide virtually in this Shakespearean farce for the digital age.

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The Most Important Thing in the World

Dramedy. 16 - 22 minutes. 1 female, 1 male (flexible).
High school and older performers, and middle elementary and older audiences.

Benny and Andy take care of one another, because that's what siblings do; but when Benny steals Andy's beloved piggy bank—the only thing he has left from their mother—well, what do you do when the only person you count on in life steals the one thing you care most about?

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Mother's Day

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.

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Nana's Happy Happy Good News Only Birthday Video Chat

Comedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 7-10 any gender.
Middle school and older.

When a storm turns Nana's birthday party into a family video chat, can her grandkids fool her into thinking they have their act together?

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A Ninth Time

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?

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The Nose

Comedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 2 females, 3 males, 1-20+ any (6-26+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A self-important politician wakes up one morning and discovers that his nose has gone missing...but just wait until it shows up in town and larger-than-life.

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Now You See Me

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.

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Ocean Debris

Drama. 20 - 30 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Two teenagers—strangers to each other—meet in a dive shop in Japan, each searching for something they've lost.

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Of Love and Shampoo

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.

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One Week Before Prom?!

Comedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 4 females, 2 males, 1 any.
High school and older.

Nothing like breaking up right before you're supposed to step on stage together for the theatre class children's play—and one week before prom!

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Persephone Underground

Drama. 45 - 60 minutes. 7 females, 2 males and a flexible any-gendered ensemble (9-30+ 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.

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Piñata Utopia

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.

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Platform Nine

Dramedy. 20 - 25 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
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—and form a connection that they will not soon forget.

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Play's End

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."

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The Post Office

Drama. 50 - 60 minutes. 3 females, 8 any gender.
Middle school and older.

Plagued by a mysterious illness, teenage shut-in Ash dreams of a life spent traveling beyond her small village.

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The Post Office (Competition Version)

Drama. 35 - 40 minutes. 3 females, 8 any gender.
Middle school and older.

Plagued by a mysterious illness, teenage shut-in Ash dreams of a life spent traveling beyond her small village.

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Press

Drama. 35 - 45 minutes. 5 females, 5 males.
High school and older.

When her school administration censors an LGBTQ+ advertisement, the editor in chief of a high school newspaper fights for freedom of the press in this play based on the author's own true story.

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The Prettiest Duckling

Dark Comedy. 20 - 25 minutes. 2 any gender.
Middle school and older.

Adorable ducklings Cutesy and Gorgeous want the very best for their gray-feathered sibling that they love "so so much," but...

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Reassembling Sasha

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.

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Rosaline Wrecked It All (one-act version)

Dramedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 4 females, 2 males, 8+ any gender (fully gender-flexible with an unlimited optional ensemble).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

When everyone blames Rosaline for the terrible tragedy that is the tale of Romeo and Juliet, she races to clear her name, but will the search for truth yield an answer that no one—not even Rosaline—was expecting?

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Scheme Space

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

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

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Seagull Invasion

Dramedy. 40 - 50 minutes. 1-4 females, 1-4 males (2-8 performers possible).
High school and older.

A former girlfriend and boyfriend who are cast in Chekhov's The Seagull as teens meet every ten years to rediscover each other and the ways that life has imitated art.

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The Show Ends When The Stoop Breaks

Drama. 50 - 60 minutes. 1 female, 1 male, 1 any gender (with an optional, flexibly-sized ensemble).
Middle school and older.

When a beloved mural is threatened with destruction, two friends—a street dancing artist focused on community organizing and a hardworking pizza delivery boy dreaming of a life beyond his block—have to come to terms with what it means for their neighborhood...and their friendship.

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Sidekickin' It!

Comedy. 23 - 30 minutes. 2 females, 6-9 any gender (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.

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Slow

Drama. 45 - 55 minutes. 3 females, 1 male, 1 any gender.
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.

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Small Talk

Comedy. 16 - 20 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
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...?

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Standardized Testing

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 5 any gender.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Four teens in the midst of a test that will determine their future find themselves at the mercy of a proctor who rules the room with an iron fist...or can the intrepid test-takers find a way to turn the tables?

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The Stories of Myth

Drama. 20 - 25 minutes. 2 females, 0-5+ any gender (2-7+ performers possible).
High school (and advanced middle school) and older performers, and middle school and older audiences

An eccentric storyteller from a mystical circus offers a young socialite the chance of a lifetime, or does she...?

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The Superhero Ultraferno (one-act version)

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.

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The Tea Servant

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.

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Techies

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

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

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There Is No Play

Drama. 30 - 40 minutes. 9-15+ any gender.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

When the school administration cancels a play that speaks to their own lives, a group of drama students makes secret plans to put it on anyway.

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Ticking

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

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

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The Totally Life Changing Letter That Doesn't Really Matter

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.

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Triangle

Drama. 30 - 35 minutes. 5 females, 4 males, 10+ any gender (9-19+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

A devised piece for an expansive ensemble offers a searing, theatrical look at one of America's deadliest industrial disasters.

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Twinkle Toes

Dramedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 3 females, 3 males.
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.

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Two Dudes from Daytona

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 7-17+ females, 6-16+ males, (15-30+ performers possible).
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.

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Uncertainty Theory

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.  

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Vital Organs

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

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

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Waiting for the Bus

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

Dead philosophers, unrequited love triangles, leads and supporting characters--just another day at the neighborhood bus stop...or is something about to change?

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

Mystery/Suspense. 25 - 35 minutes. 5 females, 1 male, 4-12 any gender (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.

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What Comes Around...

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

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

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What's Past is Prologue

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... 

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The Wheels Go Round and Round

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.

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Whirligig (one-act version)

Drama. 35 - 45 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.

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The White Pages

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

When he discovers a used bookstore is removing the pages from classic books and replacing them with blank ones, a customer fights back.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Comedy. 40 - 50 minutes. 4 females, 3-14+ any gender (7-18+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

A restless dreamer is swept away to the magical land of Oz and must find her way home using her heart, brains and courage.

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You're Next

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

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

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The Zombie Effect

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

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

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Shorts

A (Very Zombie) Christmas Carol (15-Minute Version)

Horror Comedy. 15 - 20 minutes. 2 females, 4 males, 2-6+ any gender (8-12+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

The beloved Christmas classic...with zombies.

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A-Bomb Wedding

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

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

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Abby Does the Mashed Potato

Dramedy. 8 - 12 minutes. 2 females, 1 male.
High school (and advanced middle school) and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

When Abby—who has been cursed with nonstop dancing—meets Jack, can the two teens find a way out of their dancing dilemma?

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Aberzombie

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!

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An Actual Baby Person

Drama. 12 - 15 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older.

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

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Aleema the Boy Girl

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

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

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Almost Immortal

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.

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Anatomy

Drama. 10 - 15 minutes. 5 females, 2 males.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A viral video of two high school boys grading the body parts of their female classmates lands everyone involved in front of the school administration—but whose job is policing the internet?

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Animals

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

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

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AP Despondency

Dramedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 4 females, 1 male, 1+ any gender (6+ performers possible).
High school (and mature middle school) and older.

When anxious, sleep-deprived Maeve's AP Biology class turns into her imagination's worst nightmare, will she remember that nothing is as bad as her head makes it out to be, or is this a diabolical daydream she can't snap out of?

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Ashes

Drama. 8 - 12 minutes. 5 any gender.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Four teens, lost in the charred remains of a forest after a devastating fire, desperately search for the camp site of their missing friend in this haunting tale with a twist.

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Augusta's Diamond Ring

Drama. 10 - 15 minutes. 1 female, 1 male, 3 any gender.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When miserly Squint desecrates his widow Augusta's corpse, her vengeful spirit exacts a hellish revenge. Tap, tap, tap.

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B-E Aggressive

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

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

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Bath Time is Fun Time

Comedy. 10 minutes. 4 any gender.
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.

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The Bird

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.

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Blacktop Jungle

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

Hard-boiled kindergartener Linda Sharpe faces a tough choice when a bully threatens her potential new friend.

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Boys Gone Mild

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.

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Can't Forget

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

Are some friendships too broken to be fixed?

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Challenge Accepted

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 3 any gender.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Sick of being treated unfairly by their athletic peers, Terry, Chris and Sam will do whatever it takes to prove themselves worthy during their wilderness challenge field trip...or at least fake doing so.

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The Cheshire Smile

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

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

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Chubby Bunny

Comedy. 10 minutes. 1 female, 1 male, 1 any gender (3 total performers).
All ages.

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

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The Cooking Gene

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.

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Cow

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

Two secret teen superheroes collide in mid-air, but it's when they meet on the ground that things start to get truly interesting...

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Cracked Sky

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

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

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The Crackling Rainbow Comet

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.

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The Day the Music Came Back

Drama. 9 - 13 minutes. 5 any gender.
High school (or advanced middle school) and older.

In a future where music is banned, a secret gathering among teens turns dangerous when one of them unearths an illegal music device.

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Dead Air

Horror Comedy. 11 - 13 minutes. 4 females, 1 any gender.
Middle school and older.

True crime podcast Modern Murder is a hit with the girls at the slumber party—until the host starts talking about them!

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Do These Jeans Make My Butt Look Massive?

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.

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Do These Jeans Make My Butt Look Massive? (Virtual Edition)

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.

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Dream

Drama. 10 - 15 minutes. 2 females, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

When a student tries to thwart plans for a non-traditional prom, will her classmate become an accomplice, or instead discover the magic of diverse perspectives?

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Eight Minutes, Twenty Seconds

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

As high school ends and a new journey is about to begin, two lifelong friends wonder what they would do if they only had eight minutes and twenty seconds to live.

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El Loro, El Gato Y El Espí­ritu Santo (or The Parrot, the Cat and the Holy Ghost)

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

With their pious neighbor's precious parrot dead and their cat the prime suspect, three sisters are about to engage in the mother of all cover-ups.

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El Perdido (The Lost One)

Drama. 10 - 12 minutes. 1 male, 1 any gender.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When teen superhero El Perdido quits, will the agent sent by the League be able to bring him back into the fold, or will he hang up his cape for good?

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The Final Battle (As it Occurred in the Holy City of Game Emporium and Exchange)

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 1 female, 2 males, 2 any gender.
Middle school and older.

Two notorious superfans go head-to-head in an epic clash for the last copy of a hit role-playing game.

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Future You Says Hi

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

What do you do when your friend claims to be communicating with an older, wiser and conveniently invisible version of...you?

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Ghosted

Horror-Comedy. 12 - 15 minutes. 1 female, 1 male, 3 any gender.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Nothing like being trapped in a haunted Halloween corn maze while you're in the middle of a crisis...or two.

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Girl Friend

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.

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Go! Fight! Win!

Drama. 10 - 15 minutes. 4 females, 2 males, 4 any gender.
High school and older.

Tensions rise as a high school's students clash over whether it's time to retire their "Rebels" monicker, but when mental health crisis interrupts their meeting, it may just cause them to think differently about their school spirit and each other.

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The Godot Variations (Waiters for Godot/Call Waiting for Godot/Whining for Godot)

Comedy. 9 - 15 minutes. 3-10 any gender.
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?

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Great Expectations, or What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 2 females, 1 male, 1-12+ any gender (4-15+ performers total).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Escaped convict catfights, epic vomiting, questionable vaguely Eastern European accents, air guitar virtuosity, teen ice princesses and the greatest of expectations—can those all happen to one boy in a single summer...?

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Guts

Comedy. 6 - 8 minutes. 4 any gender.
High school and older.

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

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Hipster Van Winkle

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.

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Hook, Line and Sinker

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

While cleaning fish at the marina, Chris asks Jess to help him reel in a date to the Mariner's ball—but who ends up taking the bait may not be who he expected...

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I'm Totally Getting Sent to Bible Camp This Summer

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

 Is the "right" thing to do always the right thing to do?

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Imitate the Sun

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.

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Kadija & Swann

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.

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Larry of the Lake

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.

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Last Right Before the Void

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

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

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Let Them Play

Drama. 10 - 15 minutes. 2 females, 1 male, 2 any gender (5 total performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

After a trans student gets suspended from the girls' soccer team and their story goes viral on social media, will their friends in the school's LGBTQ+ Rainbow Club be able to help them cope with the fallout?

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Like A Knife

Drama. 9 - 12 minutes. 3 females, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

When three souls are given the chance to pick their next forms on Earth, teenage Bella wants her choice to help heal the world of bigotry...but who or what should she become to do that?

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Linda

Dramedy with music. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 female.
Middle school and older.

A young Chicana embarks on a journey to figure out her place in the world, discovering new kinds of superpowers in learning to love her heritage (English and Spanish-language versions included!).

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Log Off

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.

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Loose and Missing Teeth

Horror. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 any gender.
Mature middle school and older.

Two friends are enjoying a night out, until they realize that's something's off...

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The Man Card

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 4 males.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Justin's knee injury has knocked him out for the season, and his teammates do their best to prepare for his arrival at his final practice.

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The Mask on the Bench

Horror Drama. 10 - 15 minutes. 2 any gender.
High school and older.

When Karim finds a mysterious mask with supernatural powers, could it be just what he and his best friend Jackson were looking for—or is it a gift with teeth...?

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A Memory to Forget

Drama. 10 - 15 minutes. 2 males.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

As Johnny laments spending his 15th birthday without their mother, his older brother Eddie is inspired to sacrifice part of his own special birthday memory to help Johnny make a "memory to forget."

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Metalhead Thread

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 3 females, 1 non-binary; or 4 females.
High school and older.

Four teen headbangers on an online message board discover that what binds them together goes beyond their love of the blissful dissonance of a hardcore metal subgenre.

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Moby (No Last Name Given)

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

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Murder by Midnight

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.  

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The Naming of Things

Drama. 10 - 15 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
Middle school and older.

A boy in a dark hole and a girl surrounded by anxious birds find one another and begin a conversation.

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A New Story from Rabbit and Frog

Drama. 8 - 12 minutes. 3 any gender.
Middle school and older.

When a family crisis interrupts their planned telling of an old Kumeyaay story, three performers come upon a new story to bring the past and present together.

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Odysseus Comes Home

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 2 females, 4 males, 6-20+ any gender (11-25+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers and audiences.

With help from the Goddess Athena, Odysseus finally comes home—but learning humility may prove to be a lot harder than killing people.

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An Old-Fashioned Christmas

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

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

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One Last Trick

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.

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Options

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?

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Orni-what?

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

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

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The Other Side

Drama. 9 - 12 minutes. 2 females, 1 male, 4+ any gender (7-16+ performers possible).
High school (and advanced middle school) and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Gabriel crosses the brook against the friar's warning to the dark forest that howls in the night, but will he ever return?

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Our Song

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.

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Out Post

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

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

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Pepperoni Apocalypse

Comedy. 8 - 12 minutes. 5 any gender.
Middle school and older.

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

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Phantom

Drama. 9 - 12 minutes. 2 any gender.
High school and older.

When Maria's best friend is "regenerated" after a fatal accident, can their friendship grow back like his body?

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Phantom Limb

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

Two teens, one the child of a journalist, the other of a soldier, confront each other and their own losses on a day of remembrance.

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Pick Nick

Dramedy. 9 - 12 minutes. 2 any gender.
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.

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The Piggy Pit

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

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

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Piglet

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 2-3 females, 3-4 males (6 performers total, with the possibility to expand the cast with background animals).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

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

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Pitched

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.

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A Poodle More Beautiful

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 any gender.
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?

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Pretty

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?

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Pride and Prejudice Abridged

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 5-7+ females, 5-7+ males (10-12+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

In this comic adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, the Bennet sisters unexpectedly discover that the road to love and marriage—for love or for money—is paved with false first impressions, when a pair of wealthy strangers come to town. 

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The Prom Dress

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.

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Prom Ninja

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.

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Proud Mary and Prejudiced Lydia

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.

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Pursued by a Bear

Comedy. 9 - 11 minutes. 1 any gender.
High school and older.

When you're a bear and your habitat disappears...it's time to join the high school track team.

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The Randomness of Bees

Dramedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 2 females.
Middle school and older.

When Ryder tells Charlotte she's adopted, she sparks a true friendship between them that lasts even after Charlotte has to move away.

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The Raven and the Swan

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

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

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re'open our eyes

Dramedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 6+ any gender.
Middle school and older.

A history class awakens to a mysterious but welcome change of scenery just beyond their classroom window, but can they find a way to reach it?

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Refloat Our Whale

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.

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Rising Sophomore

Drama. 9 - 10 minutes. 2 males.
High school (or advanced middle school) and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

What do you do when a kid who's bullied you for years suddenly wants to talk?

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Romancing the Tombstone

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

When Alexis drags her reluctant friends Mia and Gabby along to a cemetery to brew a mysterious potion, she suspects it will summon voodoo queen Marie Laveau to bring each of them true love—until they happen to first summon a valuable lesson of self-worth.

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Romeo and Juliet Revised

Dramedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 2-20 females, 2-20 males (7-25 performers possible).
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?

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Rondo à la Bongo

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

Two girls, a guy and a cat named Bongo.

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Room for Two

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

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

 

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Rules for Toasting Marshmallows

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 3 any gender.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

As they roast marshmallows with their mutual friend Taylor, can Casey and Ryan move past a supposed act of betrayal, or will suspicion tear this once close-knit squad apart?

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Secrets

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

Sixteen-year-old Rory is on the cusp of coming out as ace—asexual—but who can she trust her secret to?

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Seesaw

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

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

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Shovels and Hacksaws

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females, 1 any gender (optional).
High school and older.

When "teen" vampire Celeste accidentally sucks the life out of her date...again, is it time for yet another burial, or for a long overdue awakening?

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Silver Linings

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

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

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Six of Beer

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

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

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The Smallest Heroes

Drama. 10 - 15 minutes. 2 females, plus a female offstage voice.
High school and older.

Ellen wants Alice to come out to her parents, but is Alice ready to go down that rabbit hole...?

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Smitten

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.

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Snow White and the Seven Chilaquiles

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 3 females, 2 males, 0-6 any gender (5-11 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A fearless teenage feminist attempts to rescue Snow White from her impending doom, but the fairy tale princess is not so eager to be rescued.

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Spinning

Comedy. 15 - 20 minutes. 2 any gender.
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

A teenage sign spinner suddenly has competition for their favorite corner.

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Stars (two females)

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.

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Stars (two males - Persian version)

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.

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Stars (two males)

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.

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Straight Eye for the Gay Guy

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

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

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The Student and the Mathematician

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

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

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The Summoning Sky

Drama. 8 - 12 minutes. 2 females, 1 any gender.
Middle school and older.

When decisions must be made about what to do with Sam's father's ashes, Sam decides that it's time to emerge from his own private world in order to truly be heard.

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Sunset Johnson

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

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

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sunset on seb and hiro.

Drama. 8 - 12 minutes. 2 any gender.
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

In this hauntingly poetic play about the aftermath of an incident at school, Sebastian waits for Hiro—but can their close friendship be repaired?

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Sweetheart

Comedy. 8 - 13 minutes. 3-4 females, 1-2 males (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.

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Tag

Drama. 7 - 10 minutes. 3 any gender.
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.

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A Taste of Oz

Horror Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 1 female, 1 male, 3-4 any gender (5-6 performers possible).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Dorothy, traveling companions in tow, sets off on her journey down the Yellow Brick Road...and then everything goes off the rails—or into Toto's mouth—in this horror parody of the L. Frank Baum classic.

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There Is No Down

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.

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Thinking Outside the (Litter) Box

Comedy. 10 - 12 minutes. 4 any gender.
Middle school and older.

When four cats realize they do their best thinking outside the litter box, great things could be just a whisker away...or maybe not.

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Three Padded Walls

Drama. 8 - 12 minutes. 2 females, 1 optional any gender (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? 

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To the Rescue

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

When Sandy rescues her fellow camp counselor Ben from the lake, Ben finds himself head over heels for her as the two navigate the unknown waters of unrequited love.

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Tough Girls Don't Pull Hair

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

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

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The Trestle

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

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

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Twilight of the Grizzly

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.

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The War on Little Women

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.

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The Water Tower

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?

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Wax Fruit

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

When Billy unironically shows up in a banana suit for the school "costume" party, will social outcast Paula join in on the ridicule, or will the two of them learn that being yourself beats fitting in any day?

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We're Alright

Drama. 10 - 15 minutes. 1 female, 1 male.
High school and older.

When your lab partner asks you to a virtual prom, that would be exciting news—until you realize that nobody's going to see you together and start to wonder if that's the whole point...

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White Roses and Gooseberries

Drama. 9 - 12 minutes. 2 females.
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.

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Who Remembers Éponine's Sister?

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.

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Wrong End Of The Stick

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

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

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Wrong Number, Romeo!

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 any, plus 1 offstage voice (any).
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...

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