Animals by Will Boersma

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About The Play

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

"Animals...the students really loved it and were moved by it. It was a hit." - Nicole B. Adkins, Book Roots (Los Angeles, CA)

Printed Script: $5.95 (contains special author commentary)Digital Perusal Script: $5.75. Performance Royalties: $20.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $10.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License: $25.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $25.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at Need detailed help? Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!


After his dog attacks a bird, leaving it dying on the ground, a teenager and his friend struggle over what to do next.  Which is the real act of mercy:  leaving it to live out the time it has, or ending its life?

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Did You Know?

Meron Langsner was a highly sought-after movement/stage combat workshop instructor through the METG (Massachesetts Educational Theatre Guild) Master Classes program for several years.