Youth on the Roof by Laura King

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About The Play

Onion Man Productions at Lionheart Theater (Norcross, GA; photo by Cathy Seith).

Play Collection. 55-65 minutes.3-14 females, 1-9 males (4-16 performers possible). Suitable for high school and older.

Printed Script:
$7.50 (contains special author commentary). Digital Perusal Script: $6.95. Performance Royalties: $50.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $40.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Classroom Photocopy License: $60.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $55.00. 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!



It’s the end of high school, and on the rooftops of schools, apartments, garages and more, the teenagers in these six plays are literally and figuratively standing on the edge of the precipice. Whether it’s choosing whether to stay home or venture into the unknown, finding the courage to persevere in the face of failure, or asking themselves if they are truly becoming who they want to be, confronting their futures and that first step into adulthood will require a leap of faith.

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Did You Know?

Tom Smith's The Wild and Wacky Rhyming Stories of Miss Henrietta Humpledowning was originally written as a shadow puppet play.