Full-Length Plays

Alice in Wonderland (and back again) by Randy Wyatt

Adaptation. 75 - 90 minutes. 4 males, 4 females, 21+ either. (9-60 performers possible).
Suitable for all ages.

Alice chases a White Rabbit down a hole to a world in which she encounters strange creatures and even stranger poetry.


As U Like It by Neeley Gossett

Comedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 4-15 females, 3-13 males (11-18 performers possible).
Suitable for middle school and older.

As You Like It goes to high school as Shakespeare's classic collides with “catfishing” in this contemporary adaptation.


An Avalanche of Murder by Matt Buchanan

Mystery/Suspense. 75 - 85 minutes. 8-11 females, 5-7 males (13-16 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

In this affectionate spoof of old-fashioned murder mysteries, will the two youngest members of the Hopkins family figure out who's killing off their relatives before there's nobody left?


The Baseball King by Amelia Ross

Comedy. 80 - 100 minutes. Flexible ensemble of 4-25 males, 2-25 females (17-50 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A modern retelling of the famous friendships, family, and feuds between David, Jonathan, and King Saul—baseball style.


Blood Royal: A Play of the Princes in the Tower by Andrew Beattie

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 5-15 females, 12-40 males (17-55 performers possible).
High school and older performers (with several roles for performers aged 11-13), and middle school and older audiences.

Young kitchen girl Beth becomes caught up in one of the darkest and most mysterious episodes in English history: the story of Richard III and the Princes in the Tower.


Blood, Sweat, and Cheers: A Comedy About Competitive Cheerleading by Kaci Beeler and Amy Gentry

Comedy. 85 - 100 minutes. 7 females, 3 males, 5+ either (15-30+ performers possible).
Suitable for high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When 17-year-old June Davis returns to her old cheer gym after an abrupt two-year sabbatical, she has to ask herself, is being the best worth losing everything? 


Brownies, Bicycles and Bigfoot by Callan Stout

Comedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 2-4 males, 4-6 females (8 performers total).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

When their well-intentioned but ill-fated batch of brownies attracts Bigfoot, will the Creamer kids be in the kind of trouble they can't get out of...?


Choose Your Own Oz by Tommy Jamerson

Comedy. 85 - 100 minutes. 4-15 females, 4-15 males (10-30+ performers possible).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

The audience calls the shots as the The Wizard of Oz meets Choose Your Own Adventure in this fast-paced comedy for all ages.


A Christmas Carol by Roger Butterley and Tom Smith

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

When four ghosts visit Ebenezer Scrooge, he is forced to look at his life—past, present and future—and witness the effect he has on others. 


The Christmas Princess by Arthur M. Jolly

Fairy Tale. 60 - 80 minutes. 4-5+ males, 4-8+ females (8-25 performers possible, including a flexible ensemble of dancers).
Middle school and older.

A spoiled princess must find three magical Christmas gifts for her parents if she is to escape an arranged marriage to the world's stupidest prince.


Crossing the Threshold by Maura Campbell

Dramedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 6-10 males, 6-10 females (12-20 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Despite cerebral palsy, a family who can't understand her and the bullying girls at school, the gift of a Morgan horse she names Ringo may make all the difference for fifteen-year-old Sarah as she fights to find wholeness in her body and spirit.


Cuentos de Josefina (Josephine's Tales) by Gregory Ramos

Dramedy. 100 - 110 minutes. 6+ females, 4+ males (10-50+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A heartfelt memory in the form of multiple tales as they follow the story of Young Josefina and her brother Ignacio’s journey from Mexico to the United States.


Dear Chuck by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 80 - 90 minutes. 8-50+ performers (gender-flexible).
Middle school and older.

Through scenes and monologues, a group of teen characters search for their "Chuck," that elusive moment of knowing who you are.


Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum by Greg Romero

Young Audiences. 60 - 65 minutes. 4-8+ females, 2-6+ males (6-14+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Turtle carries the world on her back as the Red Fox, the Great Blue Heron, and otters Earle and Pearl must survive the wild banks of the Delaware River and each other, weaving together the wampum belt of their lives.


Dracula of Pennsylvania by Don Goodrum

Dramedy. 105 - 115 minutes. 6 females, 4 males, 2 either plus 3+ non-speaking (15-30+ performers possible).
High school and older performers; middle school and older audiences.

Blaming himself for the death of his mother, teenage Drake believes he is a vampirecan he find his way out of the rabbit hole before it's too late?


Dream House: A Rainy Day Play by Jeremy Gable

Comedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 1 female.
Suitable for high school and older performers, and audiences of all ages.

Jenn returns to the old rowhome in which she grew up, but with a thunderstorm approaching and the memories of the house haunting her, she must learn to use her imagination (and an assortment of household items) to fight her grown-up fears.


Frog Quixote by Steph DeFerie

Comedy. 75 - 80 minutes. 6-17 females, 6-17 males (17-23 performers possible).
Suitable for middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

A bumbling frog causes chaos when he tries to save his lady-love who has been kidnapped by a dangerous duck...or has she...?


Front Porch Steps by Bob Pritchard

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 3-4 females, 8-11 males (11-15 performers possible).
High school and older.

It's Baltimore, 1966 and the Orioles are battling the Dodgers in the World Series as the Snyder family fights for its own survival.


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

Anthology. 70 - 80 minutes. 4-23 females, 0-8 males (4-23 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A collection of short plays about coming of age and the dramatic impact of sudden change on young lives.


Golden Ladder by Donna Spector

Dramedy. 95 - 110 minutes. 2-4 males, 4-8 females (6-12 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Coming from a family of mixed religions, Catherine discovers friendship, sex and love in this bittersweet comedy as she explores various religious beliefs in order to find her own identity.


The Goodcheer Home for Broken Hearts by James Grob

Comedy. 95 - 105 minutes. 7-30+ females, 4-30+ males (14-40+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

Can our hero, Steele Manly, save the sweet-smelling Shasta Bellflower and the saintly Charity Goodcheer, matriarch of The Goodcheer Home, from the evil, manipulative clutches of villain Severus C. Snackwell in this spoof of classic melodramas?


Great Expectations by Rocco Natale

Drama. 75 - 90 minutes. 1-5 males, 1-7 females (4-8 performers total).
High school and older.

An orphan named Pip overcomes adversity for the sake of childhood love in this timeless story of the enduring power of the human spirit.


The Hanging of the Greens by Claudia Haas

Young Audiences. 60 - 70 minutes. 3 males, 8 females, 9 either (20 performers total).
Elementary school and older.

If children play instead of hanging up the evergreens for winter protection, they are in danger of being kidnapped by Pinella, the Winter Witch.


Harry's Hotter at Twilight by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 5-25+ males, 7-25+ females (12-50+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Everyone's favorite vampires, wizards and werewolves battle lots and lots of evil in this crazed mash-up parody of the two biggest megahits of recent years, Harry Potter and Twilight.


JOAN by Donna Kaz

Dramedy. 60 - 80 minutes. 2-6+ males, 3-10+ females (6-16 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A dynamic and exhilarating modernization of the story of the peasant girl who led an army to help crown a king and was burned at the stake for her efforts.     


Juliet and Her Romeos by Trevor Suthers

Drama. 100 - 110 minutes. 21 females (with possible non-speaking extras).
High school and older.

A group of teenage girls, all excluded from their mainstream schools, are inspired by their English teacher to mount an all-female production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.


The Jungle Book by Callan Stout

Adaptation. 70 - 75 minutes. 7-24 performers possible (gender-flexible).
All ages.

Mowgli, a little boy raised by wolves, learns the Law of the Jungle as he is kidnapped by lawless monkeys, watches the elephants dance and comes face to face with his arch-enemy, Shere Khan, the tiger who is trying to eat him.


Les Examables by Don Zolidis

Comedy. 100 - 110 minutes. 8-28 females, 5-25 males (15-40+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A hilariously insane satire based on the mega-musical Les Misérables.


Little Women by Isabella Russell-Ides

Drama. 100 - 110 minutes. 11-16+ females, 4-8+males (15-24+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

In this tale of four sisters, we watch the fiercely independent Jo March become the woman who will one day pen the book that becomes the American classic Little Women.

 


Lockdown by Julia Edwards

Dramedy. 75 - 90 minutes. 4-6 males, 9-11 females (15 performers total).
High school and older.

When the doors of the CliffNotes Library suddenly lockdown and someone hears a gunshot (he thinks), a motley crew of students and one freaked out substitute teacher must rise about the social chaos to save a life—and maybe learn a little about tolerance along the way.


The Locker Next 2 Mine by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 80 - 90 minutes. 5-12+ males, 8-16+ females (14-40+ performers possible).
High school and older.

Alisa arrives at a new high school in the middle of the year to find her locker next to a shrine for a popular lacrosse player who's died in an auto accident, but as she digs deeper, she discovers another loss that no one talks about, even as it's left many of the school's students trying to pick up their own pieces.


Long Joan Silver by Arthur M. Jolly

Comedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 6-15 males, 8-20 females (14-30 performers possible, plus non-speaking extras).
Suitable for high school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Long Joan Silver and her all-female crew take on discrimination and inequality as well as Squire Trelawney, Jim Hawkins and all your favorite characters in this new comic version of the classic adventure story Treasure Island.


Love (Awkwardly) by Maryann Carolan and John Rotondo

Comedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 4 males, 4 females, 3-6 either (8-14 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Eight juniors and seniors navigate the wonderful, painful, exhilarating and awkward minefield of high school relationships and the moments that matter the most: the first kiss, flirting, dating, breaking up, going to college and what goes through their heads as they sit in the most boring class ever.


Masks by Paul E. Doniger

Comedy. 100 - 120 minutes. 5 males, 6 females, 2 either and 6-12+ extras (1 of whom should be female, and the others may be of either gender; 19-40 performers possible).
High school and older.

Facing indifferent audiences and inner turmoil, a struggling Commedia dell'Arte troupe battles to live up to that old saying, "The show must go on."


The Matsuyama Mirror by Velina Hasu Houston

Drama. 60 - 70 minutes. 4 females, 1 male, 3 either
Suitable for high school and older performers, and upper elementary and older audiences.

When a young girl escapes into an enchanted world where her dolls come to life, will she stay there forever or discover the true magic of life?


Melodramatics by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus

Comedy. 65 - 75 minutes. 4-8 females, 5-9 males (13-20+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A company of actors mount a new melodrama in a last ditch effort to save their Depression-era theater from the wrecking ball, but a pair of dastardly bank robbers are determined to destroy the show so they can dig up their buried loot.


Mi Coche, Mi Quince by Susan Lieberman

Dramedy. 95 - 110 minutes. 5-12+ females, 3-8+ males (8-20+ performers possible).
Suitable for high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

High school senior Luis is central to his sister Ana’s dreams for a beautiful quinceañera, but plans for a joyful rite of passage are derailed when Luis’ girlfriend Miriam becomes pregnant and the Mexican-American teens face adulthood far sooner than expected.


Midsummer.com by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus

Comedy. 70 - 80 minutes. 5-11+ males, 10-16+ females (15-35+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

When Titania and Oberon zap all of Shakespeare’s fairies into our very real world, right into the middle of a theatre camp that’s mounting A Midsummer Night’s Dream, magic, Shakespeare and reality couldn’t get more tangled.


Miracle in Mudville by D.W. Gregory

Comedy. 60 - 70 minutes. 5-11+ males, 13-17+ females (21-31+ performers possible).
Middle school and high school.

With the help of a ghostly librarian, a frustrated little league ballplayer and his friends take an unexpected trip into their parents' past to fix the present.

 


One Good Thing by Don Zolidis

Drama. 120 - 130 minutes. 8-25 males, 13-30 females (22-40 performers possible).
High school and older.

Two teenagers who don't know each other deal with tragedy and struggle in the search for one good thing.


Patagonia by Robert George

Comedy. 80 - 90 minutes. 2-7 males, 1-6 females (6-8 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

A nine-year-old boy joins a grumpy old man on an adventure that just might change both of them for good.


Perchance to Dream: A Sleeping Beauty's Faerie Tale by Randy Wyatt

Adventure. 65 - 75 minutes. 2-5 females, 2-6 males (7-8 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers and audiences of all ages.

A young adventurer must travel forward 100 years in time to save a headstrong princess cursed by the chaos faerie Maelstrom in this re-telling of Sleeping Beauty inspired by European faerie folklores.


Prime by Ellen Margolis

Comedy. 80 - 85 minutes. 6 females, 6 males, 6 either.
Suitable for high school and older performers; middle school and older audiences.

Flying from expectations, young people on the run negotiate their futures in verse and prose, in a valley reminiscent of the green world of Shakespeare’s comedies.


Queen Zixi of Ix: Or The Story of the Magic Cloak by Jason Tremblay

Dramedy. 60 - 75 minutes. 5-25+ females, 5-25+ males (10-50+ performers possible).
Suitable for all ages.

From the man who brought us The Wizard of Oz, this is the story of two orphaned children, aided by a group of misguided fairies, who unwittingly become rulers the great land of Noland and must battle to save it from the clutches of the evil Roly Rogues and the mysterious Queen Zixi of Ix.


Robin Hood and the Heroes of Sherwood Forest by Randy Wyatt

Adventure. 60 - 70 minutes. 9-30 males, 6-24 females (18-40+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A fresh spin on the classic tale of the rogue Robin Hood and the entire community of heroes he inspires to save Nottingham from the greedy Prince John.


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Ed Shockley

Drama. 105 - 115 minutes. 6+ males, 4+ females (12-40 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A young girl comes of age in Jim Crow Mississippi in this authorized adaptation of the Newbery Award-winning classic.


Rumors of Polar Bears by Jonathan Dorf

Dramedy. 90 - 100 minutes. 8-25+ females, 4-15+ males (14-40+ performers possible).
High school (and advanced middle school) and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

A ragtag band of teens fights for survival and to find life's little moments of joy in the aftermath of a climate induced catastrophe.


The Secret Garden by Isabella Russell-Ides

Drama. 105 - 120 minutes. 3 males, 4-8 females, 2-6 either (9-17 performers possible; cast may be expanded further with additional non-speaking roles).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Two 19th Century teenagers, prisoners of privilege and neglect, penetrate the heart of a dark mystery in this Gothic tale set on the moors in England.


ShakeSPLOSION!!! by Andrew Geha

Comedy. 75 - 85 minutes. 9-21+ females, 4-14+ males (14-100+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Every play written by William Shakespeare! In 80 minutes!! Performed by teenagers!!!


The Snow Globe by Sara Crawford

Young Audiences. 90 - 100 minutes. 4-5 females, 2-3 males (7 total performers).
Middle school and older performers, upper elementary and older audiences.

When a witch traps a boy from her neighborhood inside an enchanted snow globe, Tabatha will have to summon courage she didn't know she had to rescue him.


The Snow Queen by Ruth Cantrell

Young Audiences. 60 - 65 minutes. 5-6 males, 6-9 females, 8 either (12-23 performers possible).
All ages.

Facing frozen monsters, freezing weather, and the evil Snow Queen, young Gerda searches the northern tundra to save her brother Kai in this adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story.


The Stalking Horse by Ed Shockley

Drama. 90 - 110 minutes. 5-20 males, 5-20 females (includes speaking roles, as well as roles for drummers and dancers; 10-40 performers possible).
High school and older.

A bilingual fable of young hunters competing for leadership of an ancient society which is threatened by a mysterious beast.


A Stranger on the Bus by Ed Shockley

Drama. 110 - 125 minutes. Flexible cast of 12-50
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

A young African-American girl takes an epic fantasy journey set against the backdrop of the busing movement, as two families, one on each side of the racial divide, grow to discover their love for each other.


The Superhero Ultraferno by Don Zolidis

Comedy. 100 - 110 minutes. 6-50 females, 6-50 males (12-90+ actors possible).
Middle school and older.

 A crack team of actors tries to cover every superhero story in the craziest way imaginable.


Tales of the Windship by Fengar Gael

Young Audiences. 75 - 80 minutes. 3-25+ males, 3-25+ females (6-55 performers possible).
All ages.

Step aboard the Windship, then set sail with a lost girl seeking a home somewhere in the wide world of fairy tales.


Teen Mogul by Lucy Wang

Dramedy. 75 - 90 minutes. 5-16 males, 3-13 females (8-20 performers possible).
High school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Tracy discovers the only way to save her family, her house, and herself is to rise up and be equal to her talent, not her age.


Telling William Tell by Evan Guilford-Blake

Dramedy. 80 - 85 minutes. 7-11 males, 4-10 females (11-21 total performers).
Audiences of all ages, high school and older performers (with some child roles).

The story of the Swiss hero (famed for shooting an apple off his son's head), his son, and Switzerland's quest for independence, framed by a fictionalized story of Rossini writing his famed opera.


Totally Okay, Right Now by Madelyn Sergel

Comedy. 65 - 70 minutes. 6 females, 1-2 males (7-8 performers possible)
Suitable for middle school and older.

Between too helpful parents, not always so helpful friends, and high school in all its glory and fury, can Lizzie negotiate the minefield that is being a teenager without detonating?!


The Very Bad Girl Scouts by John P. McEneny

Comedy. 60 - 65 minutes. 10-16 females, 4-7 males (11-30 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A brother and sister from Germany move to America, where they search for friendship and battle a troop of evil Girl Scouts.


War of the Buttons by Jonathan Dorf

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 10-14 males, 2 females, with some flexibility. Perfect for a school with a large number of male actors (e.g. boys schools).
Middle school and older.

The youth of a town on the brink of ruin battle the students of a local prep school that is gradually buying up their town, all the while protecting one of their own whose parents have abandoned him.


Xtigone by Nambi E. Kelley

Drama. 90 - 100 minutes. 5-15+ females, 4-15+ males (9-30+ performers possible).
Suitable for high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Using hip hop poetry, dance, and dialogue that pulses with the voice of our cities, this re-imagining of Sophocles’ Antigone tells the story of the ill-fated Xtigone and her quest for her community’s truth. 


Featured Play


Aesop Refabled by Nicole B. Adkins, Jeff Goode, Adam Hahn, Samantha Macher, Liz Shannon Miller, Dominic Mishler, Mike Rothschild and Dave Ulrich

Anthology. 45 - 60 minutes. 3-11 males, 3-11 females (with the option of a gender-blind 3-actor cast; 3-21 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Aesop's timeless fables get a 21st century reboot, with 8 writers putting a contemporary comic spin to the classic yarns.

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