Middle Schoolin' It

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

About the Play

Anthology of 15 short plays. 8-20 minutes each. Casts range from 1-6 performers, with roles for up to 23 females and 19 males (42 performers possible, with some gender flexibility).  Suitable for middle school and older.

Plays include Snakes in a Lunchbox by Arthur M. Jolly; Piglet by Brian Armstrong; My Big Adele Moment and Hi, We Thought You Were Dead by Kenyon Brown; My Little Brother by Dan Berkowitz; Three First Kisses by Tim Bohn; Erasing the Brain by Nina Mansfield; Le Goalie by Nelson Yu; Math-o-Freak by Nancy Brewka-Clark; Brace Yourself by Keegon Schuett; Ranger by Nina Ki; Confessions of a Peanut Butter Addict by Allan Bates; The UnderGroundHog Railroad by Jeri Weiss; Family Meeting by Don Zolidis, and Closeted by Jonathan Dorf.

Note: For a digital file that you can copy for classroom purposes, please purchase a Classroom Photocopy License, which is a PDF file and permission to make a classroom set of copies. Once purchased, the Classroom Photocopy License does not have to be repurchased in future years.

Each play may be licensed individually (please visit their individual pages to do so), or they may collectively be licensed and performed in any order (and with any plays left out).

Note about Streaming Rights: The UnderGroundHog Railroad only is not permitted to be shown on non-secure sites for an indefinite period of time (Diamond Package). All other plays are included in all streaming packages.

Qty Price Total
Printed Script $15.95 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $16.95 $0.00
Performance Royalties $100.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $110.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $250.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $110.00 $0.00
Silver Package $145.00 $0.00
Gold Package $190.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $250.00 $0.00
Diamond Package $350.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $110.00 $0.00

Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at [email protected].


Middle school is a time of change, filled with new people, new places and new experiences. The characters of Middle Schoolin' It navigate friendships, battle bullies, search for that first kiss, brave braces, figure out how to survive ten minutes in a closet and much more, mixing comedy with more than their share of drama. Students and teachers alike will delight in this challenging and entertaining collection of plays, ideal for class, competition and short play festivals.