There Is No Play

by Arthur M. Jolly

About the Play

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

Premiered at the Kansas Thespian Festival by the Fort Scott High School Thespian Troupe (Wichita, KS).


Eight drama students are rehearsing a play that speaks to the trauma they each face in their own lives—until their parents complain about its content and the administration bans the play. Forced to work on a trite and supposedly harmless replacement show to perform at the upcoming drama competition, the students go behind their teachers' back to learn the forbidden play as well, planning to surprise the audience with it. As they furtively rehearse, they learn more about themselves and the secrets they've been keeping from each other, but when the curtain rises and the pressure's on, will they risk it all or play it safe?
Qty Price Total
Printed Script $8.00 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $8.25 $0.00
Performance Royalties $50.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $75.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $85.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $60.00 $0.00
Silver Package $80.00 $0.00
Gold Package $105.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $155.00 $0.00
Diamond Package $215.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $60.00 $0.00

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