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Classics for Kids: Four Plays Adapted from the Books of Don Freeman by Wysteria Edwards

Anthology. 40 - 60 minutes. 3-13 females, 3-14 males (6-24 performers possible with considerable gender flexibility).
Elementary school and older.

A praying mantis with a passion for music, a boy in serious need of a haircut, a lion playing dress-up and the iconic teddy bear, Corduroy, are just a few of the characters from the magical and welcoming worlds created by Don Freeman.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...?


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


The Secret Adversary by David Hansen

Mystery/Suspense. 65 - 75 minutes. 2-6 females, 3-12 males (5-18 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

In this adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel, down-at-the-heel jazz-era young adventurers Tommy and Tuppence endeavor to solve an international plot to bring down the British government.


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.


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.


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.


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?!


Musicals

The Buttonhole Bandit by Fengar Gael and Michael Silversher

Musical. 60 minutes, 3-6 males, 3-6 females (6-12 performers possible).
All ages.

Little Phoebe spends her after school hours cowering in a closet -- until she spies a moth flying through a buttonhole that draws her in, hurling her into an alien galaxy and a perilous journey of self discovery.


It's Raining Tamales! by Kit Goldstein Grant

Musical. 55 - 65 minutes. 3-9+ females, 3-7+ males (6-13+ performers possible).
Suitable for late elementary and older performers, and elementary and family audiences.

Hector finds a bag of money hidden in the woods, but when he brings it home to his wiser wife, Inez, she must devise a clever plan to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.


Jennifer the Unspecial: Time Travel, Love Potions & 8th Grade by Matthew Mezzacappa and Cynthia Chi-Wing Wong

Musical. 90 minutes, 5-30 males, 3-30 females (8-60 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

When awkward eighth grader Jennifer finds herself thrust into a time-traveling adventure with three of her classmates, is it time for her to step up and discover just how special she really is?


K.C.@Bat by Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler and Rocco Natale

Musical. 45 - 60 minutes. 1-5+ males, 4-7+ females (11-50+ performers possible).
Suitable for elementary school and older.

The new girl in town whips her down-and-out local baseball team into shape, teaching them teamwork and dedication and leading them all the way to the championship game, where she may learn a thing or two herself...


Mita, the Magnificent by Noelle Donfeld

Musical. 35 - 40 minutes. 2 males, 2 females, 1 either (optional).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Can Mita, a sweet and always hungry termite, save her neighbors from starvation and find the friendship she longs for?


One Smart Pig by Matt Buchanan

Young Audiences. 45 - 55 minutes. 3-20 males, 5-20 females (8-40+ performers possible).
Elementary school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

A respectful yet hilarious take on a traditional fairy story of three young pigs and their battle with the Bad Wolf, with eleven original songs, all carefully written to work well with young voices.


The Pirates of Penzance by Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler and Rocco Natale

Musical. 80 - 90 minutes. 4-50+ males, 4-50+ females (8-100+ performers possible).
Elementary and older.

Well-mannered, gentle and compassionate pirates woo and marry wealthy heiresses in this refreshing update of the classic nautical-themed musical comedy.


Prince Ugly by Matt Buchanan

Musical. 100 - 110 minutes. 7+ females, 6+ males (15-50+ performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

What is a true friend? A fun, often zany contemporary musical fairy tale about identity and friendship.


The Secret Garden by Miriam Raiken-Kolb

Musical. 105 minutes, 5-16+ males, 8-16+ females (16-35+ performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A girl who has never been cared for by her parents experiences love for the first time when she discovers an abandoned secret garden, and helps to bring it back to life.


Tantrum on the Tracks by Judy Freed and Marianne Kallen

Musical. 45 minutes, 2 males, 2 females, 1 either.
High school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

An interactive musical for kids about the very first day with the big train for two young train cars, and how they learn to follow the rules and make new friends.


The Wind in the Willows by Diane Grant and Michael Reilly

Musical. 80 - 90 minutes. 3-25+ males, 8-25+ females (15-50+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

When Mole summons up the courage to leave her underground home, she might just find that friendship and adventure await in the world above.


One-Act Plays

The Adventures of Little Red Robin Hood by Katherine Dubois

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 7-12 females, 2-7 males (14 performers total).
Suitable for all ages.

In this madcap mash-up of Robin Hood and Little Red Riding Hood, will Grandma lose her cottage to a developer who wants to cut down Sherwood Forest, or can her granddaughter, Robin Hood, save the day?


The Adventures of Rocky & Skye by Kelly DuMar

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 2-16 males, 2-21 females (4-37 performers total).
All ages.

Four characters grow up before our eyes as they journey from elementary to middle school in this fast-paced series of scenes that inspire us to appreciate the extraordinary moments of ordinary life.


Aesop and George by Claudia Haas

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 4-14 males, 8-18 females (16-24 performers total).
Middle school and older.

Aesop the storyteller and George the theatrical ghost have a chance meeting and try to outdo each other in a debate of tales that teach and stories that entertain – with feeling!


Alice in Wonderland by Randy Wyatt

Adaptation. 35 - 45 minutes. 2 males, 2 females, 14+ either. (9-30 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.


And We Will Share the Sky by Donna Latham

Dramedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 3-5+ females, 3-4+ males (6-8 performers possible, plus optional non-speaking roles).
Suitable for middle school and older performers and audiences of all ages.

Long, long ago, when the world is new, extroverted Brother Sun and introverted Sister Moon struggle to find their places and make peace with their differences in this play inspired by traditional tales of Nigeria and Senegal.


Anna's Perfect Party and the Amazing Magician's Marvelous Mistake by Karin Williams

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 2 males, 2 females, 2 either (very gender flexible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of any age.

Nobody's perfect, but Anna can't stop trying - until she meets an Amazing Magician who makes her wish come true!


Aurelia's Magic by John Bolen

Dramedy. 55 - 60 minutes. 3-4 males, 2-3 females (5-7 performers possible).
All ages.

For a young girl aching to grow up, what could be better than to find a fairy that can grant her that wish?


The Beggar Prince by Brenna McBride

Comedy. 45 - 55 minutes. 5-12+ females, 2-8+ males (7-20+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

When a stuck-up prince is married off to a most unusual "beggar," they’re both about to learn some hard-won lessons about kindness, compassion and second chances.


The Big Bad Bullysaurus by Tommy Jamerson

Comedy. 40 - 45 minutes. 3 males, 2 females, 2 either.
Middle school and older performances, elementary audiences.

When Ryan Rex Jr., a little dinosaur with a lot of gumption, finds himself in the middle of a big bully problem, he ends up learning a valuable lesson about friendship and forgiveness.


The Boston Massacre by Ed Shockley

Drama. 40 - 50 minutes. Gender-flexible cast of 14-40+.
Middle school and older actors, audiences of all ages.

A fast-paced ensemble work explores the varied accounts of the historic events in Boston Commons that transformed a collection of colonies into a democratic nation.


The Boy Who Cried Dragon by Inda Craig-Galvan

Young Audiences. 25 - 30 minutes. 3-4 females, 2-3 males (6 actors total).
High school and older actors, and elementary school and older audiences.

The one time Travis needs people to believe one of his wild stories might be the one time he’s actually telling the truth. 


Brave Little Tailor by Randy Wyatt

Comedy. 40 - 60 minutes. 2-20+ males, 2-20+ females (13-30 performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

A child, through the magic of his grandmother's attic, is transported into the fable of the Brave Little Tailor and must outwit a host of colorful characters to learn where true bravery comes from.


The Butterfly: Legends from the Middle Kingdom by Ruth Cantrell

Young Audiences. 50 - 55 minutes. 2-4 males, 2-4 females (5-6 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

Born in prison, Chou is befriended by an enchanted butterfly whose stories take Chou around the middle kingdom; could they take Chou to freedom?


Calamity by E. J. C. Calvert

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 3 females, 4-12 either (7-15 performers possible).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

The new, completely, absolutely, one-hundred-per-cent true (no fooling!) story of how twelve-year-old Calamity Jane saved the terrified town of Hoopersville.


Caliban's Island by Diana Burbano

Dramedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 2 females, 2 males, 1 either.
Middle school and older.

Characters from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and The Tempest intertwine and the mortal clashes with the magical as a pair of twins are shipwrecked on an island and encounter a half-human "monster," fairies and a young girl with magical powers who has been there since babyhood.


The Carol of Tiny Tim by Laura King

Comedy. 25 - 30 minutes. 2 females, 2 males, 2 either, plus a chorus of 2+ (8+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

Five years after that life-changing night when Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by the spirits and discovered the true meaning of Christmas, an older, jaded Tiny Tim may be in need of just such an intervention.


Charlie the No-Good, Really-Rotten, Cheat-A-Saurus Rex by Tommy Jamerson

Comedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 2-3 females, 2-4 males (4-7 performers possible).
Suitable for middle school and older performers, and elementary and older audiences.

Journey back in time with Charlie Cheat-A-Saurus Rex, a young dinosaur who’d rather spend his time playing Rex Box video games than studying for his SAT’s (Scales and Tails Examination)--but on the day of the big test, an underprepared Charlie is forced to make a tough decision, try the best he can...or cheat! 


The Cinderella Chronicles by Susan M. Steadman

Comedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 1-11+ males, 7-17+ females (8-21+ performers possible).
All ages.

When two girls discover Cinderella’s diary in an old museum trunk, the stage is soon flooded with characters in a strangely different version of the oft-told tale.


Clever Catherine by Rachel Bublitz

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 1-6 females, 1-6 males (5-7 performers possible).
Elementary and older.

The King marries Catherine for her wit, only to discover that she is unable to turn it off--but perhaps crafting the most clever riddle of all will prove just how much she loves him...and he needs her.


The Coloring Book by Bradley Walton

Dramedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 8-14+ performers, gender-flexible.
Middle school and older performers, and audiences of all ages.

In the pages of a coloring book, animals who have been colored in different styles must learn not to judge each other based on appearance.


Crimes and Rhymes by James Grob

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 5 males, 5 females, 5 either (with some flexibility).
All ages.

Strange things are afoot in Storyland.  Can the world's greatest special agent get to the bottom of this fairy tale mystery?


Dandelion by Wysteria Edwards

Young Audiences. 10 - 15 minutes. 1-5 males, 1-5 females (6 performers total).
Elementary school and older.

Dandelion overdresses for a come-as-you-are party and is turned away because the hostess does not recognize him in this adaptation of the Don Freeman book.


The Fantasists by Randy Wyatt

Comedy. 45 - 55 minutes. 1-8 males, 2-9 females (10 performers total).
Suitable for middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Two young wizard-storytellers compete to be named Fantasist of their island, but for either to win, both will have to work together or crash and burn in spectacularly comic fashion.


Furry Tales by JoŽl Doty

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 8-28 males, 7-27 females (15-35 performers possible).
All ages.

When the animals in Furry Tale Land begin losing their tails because the famous book characters are forgetting the fairy tales, it's up to three brave animals to find a human who still knows the stories, bring her back to their magic land and unscramble the mess before the tales and tails are gone forever!


Goldilocks In Nurseryland by Trevor Suthers

Comedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 5-8 males, 6-7 females (3 roles are voice only; 11-15 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

In the spirit of Shrek, this fractured fairy tale comically chronicles the exploits of Goldilocks as she flees the Three Bears and seeks asylum with the compulsive kisser Georgie Porgie and a host of nursery rhyme characters.


Goodness Gracious by Henry W. Kimmel

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 3+ males, 3+ females (6-18 performers possible).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

A fractured fairy tale based on Little Red Riding Hood takes a contemporary comedic look at overcoming loneliness and self-pity.


Herby Alice Counts Down to Yesterday by Nicole B. Adkins

Comedy. 30 - 35 minutes. 3 females, 3 males, 4-20+ either (10-50+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of any age.

The universe may very well be at stake when Rose Plum pressures middle school rocket scientist Herby Alice to provide the juicy story she needs to get in good with the school broadcast elite.


How the Elephant Got His Trunk by Cary Nothnagel

Comedy. 25 - 35 minutes. 7-18 females, 2-13 males (9-20 performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

When a nosey young elephant tangles with the wrong reptile, has he bitten off more than he can chew?


In the Village of the Brothers Grimm by Claudia Haas

Dramedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 3-29 males, 4-35 females (7-43 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

A play rich with the finely-drawn characters from the Brothers Grimm entices you into a magical world of once upon a time.


Johnny and Sally Ann by Tom Smith

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 2 males, 1-5 females, 2-28 either (3-35 performers possible).
All ages.

Johnny Appleseed and his friend Pete travel the countryside encountering real and fictional female figures in American folklore.


The Kennel Club by David Muncaster

Dramedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 4 either.
All ages.

Dogs in a rescue kennel come up with a plan to find themselves new homes.


La Bella Cinderella by Claudia Haas

Young Audiences. 50 - 60 minutes. 3-4 females, 2-3 males (6 performers total, plus optional extras).
Suitable for high school and older performers, and young audiences.

Silly rules the land as the Primo Pasta Players turn the Cinderella tale topsy-turvy with their own brand of zany, pasta-loving fun that's perfect for young audiences.


The Leafy and Weedy Sea Dragons by Kemuel DeMoville

Comedy. 20 - 30 minutes. 10-14+ performers, gender-flexible.
Elementary school and older.

With the help of some friendly fish, a leafy sea dragon and a weedy sea dragon learn how to hide from predators and dance in the currents around Australia's Kangaroo Island.


A Legendary Christmas by David C. Field and Michael Silversher

Comedy. 55 - 65 minutes. 5 males, 3 females, 4 either (12 performers total).
High school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

Santa quits, setting off the Halloween Witch, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and a host of other legendary characters on a mad, mischievous competition to fill the vacancy.


Manuelo, the Playing Mantis by Wysteria Edwards

Young Audiences. 10 - 15 minutes. 6 either (with the potential to use puppets instead of live actors).
Elementary school and older.

After many failed attempts, Manuelo the praying mantis learns to make a cello with the help of his friend the spider in this adaptation of the book by Don Freeman.


Marvelous Tales by Laura Lewis-Barr

Comedy. 40 - 55 minutes. 1-20 males, 1-20 females (8-30 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

Children will actively participate in these four updated and charming folk tales from around the world.


Mop Top by Wysteria Edwards

Young Audiences. 10 - 15 minutes. 2-4 males, 1-3 females (3-7 performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

An almost-six-year-old with a mass of floppy red hair tries to postpone the inevitable trip to Mr. Barberoli's barber shop in this adaptation of the Don Freeman book.


Nessie and the Terrible Troll by Jean Lorrah and Lois June Wickstrom

Young Audiences. 30 - 40 minutes. Flexible ensemble of 8-25+ performers.
Elementary school and older.

A little boy, a seal, and a mermaid join forces to save Nessie when a troll threatens to drain Loch Ness.


Nobody's Listening by Ed Shockley

Dramedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 3 males, 3 females, plus flexible extras.
Middle school and older.

A feisty kid sabotages a live television broadcast to make a statement about gun violence in this anti-violence dramedy.


Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings by Greg Romero

Young Audiences. 45 - 50 minutes. 2-10 males, 3-10 females (5-20 performers possible; cast size may be reduced to 2-3 performers with the use of puppets).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

A plastic water bottle, a blue crab with a giant claw, a parrot who thinks she is a seagull, and the Oldest Sea Turtle Who Ever Lived journey together to save us all from a lonely, swirling ocean landfill twice the size of Texas.


The Pied Piper of Hamelin Town by Steph DeFerie

Fairy Tale. 30 - 40 minutes. 3-15+ males, 3-15+ females (22-40 performers possible).
Elementary school and older.

When the Pied Piper comes a-callin', it's up to three unlikely heroes—a cat, a mouse and a bird—to save the lost children of Hamelin Town and give this traditional tale a happy ending.


A Pocket for Corduroy by Wysteria Edwards

Young Audiences. 10 - 15 minutes. 1-3 males, 2-4 females (5 total performers).
Elementary school and older.

When a curious stuffed bear is left at the Laundromat, many adventures await him in this adaptation of the Don Freeman book.


Princess Pigface by Tommy Jamerson

Comedy. 30 - 40 minutes. 2 males, 1 female, 3-4 either (6-7 performers possible).
Middle school and older actors, audiences of all ages.

When a beautiful princess is cursed with the face of a pig, she sets out on a magical journey - only to discover that true beauty is found within.


Puss N. Boots by Ruth Cantrell

Young Audiences. 50 - 55 minutes. 5-10 males, 8-13 females (14-18 performers total).
Middle school and older performers, middle school and younger audiences.

Puss N. Boots leads a ragtag group of misfits to help Robert, Duke of Wessex, regain his dukedom from an evil Ogre.


Scareville by Julia Edwards

Young Audiences. 40 - 50 minutes. 2+ females, 3+ males (5+ gender-flexible performers total).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

When Milo and Clare find themselves trapped in Scareville one dark, haunted night, the only way out will be to conquer their deepest, darkest fears.


Secret Life Under the Stairs by Kris Knutsen

Young Audiences. 30 - 35 minutes. 2 males, 2 females.
All ages.

A new kid shows up and disturbs the secret hideout of a group of misfits in this play about making friends, navigating change and exploring imaginative worlds lurking just beneath the stairs.


Sidekickin' It! by Adam J. Goldberg

Comedy. 23 - 30 minutes. 2 females, 6-9 either (8-11 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

When the world's greatest supercriminal, Von Darkness, gets a new partner, the heroic Daybreak learns that he may need to reach out to succeed.  


Silver, from the Wind by Evan Guilford-Blake

Comedy. 38 - 45 minutes. 3-12+ males, 2-12+ females (5-24 performers possible).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

A snowflake wishes to stay a snowflake forever, and a boy wishes he could keep her forever in this story about wishes coming true.


Stolen Fire by Cate Mullen

Drama. 25 - 35 minutes. 1 female, 8 either (with the flexibility to add speaking and non-speaking roles).
Suitable for elementary school and older.

Coyote tries to steal fire from the Great Spirit, and havoc ensues.


The Story Club by Nicole B. Adkins

Young Audiences. 45 - 50 minutes. 1 male, 3 females.
All ages.

When her role as Storyteller is challenged by an enthusiastic new neighbor, Ivy must decide whether it is more important to be a lonely queen, or a creative collaborator!


A Tale from the North Woods by Lynn-Steven Johanson

Fairy Tale. 55 - 65 minutes. 9 males, 7 females, 7+ either (17-40 performers possible)
Elementary school and older.

When a gnome and a troll become friends, they must overcome the prejudice of their families if they are to maintain their friendship.


The Tea Servant by Ed Shockley

Drama. 25 - 35 minutes. 3+ males, 2+ females (5-25 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

A Japanese serving woman dresses as a man to accompany her mistress through a dangerous forest.


A Tiny Tern of the Whole Wide World by Kemuel DeMoville

Young Audiences. 20 - 25 minutes. 6-10+ either.
Elementary school and older.

When a little Arctic tern is teased by the other animals for being so small, the tern sets off on the trip of a lifetime to show them that even though you’re little, you can still do big things!


The Treasures of El Mundo by Ruth Cantrell

Young Audiences. 55 - 60 minutes. 5-20 females, 4-19 males (9-24 performers possible).
High school and older performers and elementary school audiences.

An unlikely heroine and her unlikely allies struggle to save the world’s natural treasures from a destructive mega-conglomerate.


The Unscary Ghost by Matt Buchanan

Comedy. 40 - 50 minutes. 3+ males, 5+ females, 8+ either (13-30+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

What do you do when you're a ghost, but nobody is afraid of you?


Warriors by Hayley Lawson-Smith

Drama. 40 - 50 minutes. 4 females, 1 male (5 performers total).
Suitable for high school and older performers and middle elementary school and older audiences.

Worlds and lives separated by space and time will intersect as fate brings five teenagers together.


The Wild and Wacky Rhyming Stories of Miss Henrietta Humpledowning by Tom Smith

Comedy. 35 - 45 minutes. 2-11 males, 2-15 females (4-22 performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

Four strange, funny, and offbeat stories told in rhyming couplets.


The Wind In The Willows by Diane Grant

Comedy. 50 - 60 minutes. 7-20+ females, 3-20+ males (12-40+ performers possible).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Mole leaves her underground home and finds adventure and friendship in the world above.


The Wise Peasant Girl by Donna Spector

Fairy Tale. 20 - 30 minutes. 1 male, 1 female, 9-13 either (11-15+ performers possible).
Elementary and middle school.

A wise peasant girl teaches King Alexander how to solve the bizarre problems in his kingdom.

 


Ten-Minute Plays

After The Hill by Meron Langsner

Comedy. 7 - 10 minutes. 1 male, 1 female, 1 either.
Middle school and older.

Will Jack and Jill finally break the vicious cycle that they've been trapped in for as long as they can remember...?


The Catnapper Mystery by Isabella Russell-Ides

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 2-6 females, 2-6 males (5-8 performers total, including 3 optional walk-on roles).
Elementary school and older.

First a boy and then a cat go missing from Witchy Way, a street that appears normal but is far from it...


DragonSlay by Robin Pond

Comedy. 7 - 11 minutes. 1 male, 1 female, 1-2 either.
Middle school and older performers, audiences of all ages.

 A young prince goes on a quest to slay a dragon to win the admiration of a princess.


Erasing the Brain by Nina Mansfield

Dramedy. 8 - 11 minutes. 1 male, 1 female, plus a female offstage voice.
Upper elementary and older.

A battle between two siblings over a diary and a video game controller gives way to fears about their dad being "erased" from their memories...


How Blue is My Crocodile by Arthur M. Jolly

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 females.
Elementary school and older.

Two young girls wait for their wounded father to return from his tour of duty.


Message to Grandma by Claudia Haas

Dramedy. 10 minutes, 1-3 females, 1-3 males (4 performers total).
Elementary school and older.

A young boy devises a unique way to send a message to his grandma in heaven.
 


Piglet by Brian Armstrong

Comedy. 10 - 15 minutes. 3 males, 3 females (with possibility to expand cast with background animals).
Middle school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

The Bard meets the barnyard in this ten-minute parody of Hamlet—with farm animals.


A Poodle More Beautiful by Stacey Lane

Comedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 2 either.
All ages.

A purebred poodle lands in the pound after running away from a home that isn't up to snuff, but will a meeting with a mutt change the pompous puppy's tune?


Stak by Stacy D. Tanner

Dramedy. 12 - 15 minutes. 2 females or 2 gender-neutral roles.
All ages.

A young girl's imaginary friend may not be so imaginary...


Up A Tree by Nathaniel Kressen

Dramedy. 8 - 10 minutes. 1 male, 1 female.
Elementary school and older.

Up a tree in the middle of the night, two children consider pressures from parents, classmates, and unwanted Barbie pajamas, and come up with an exciting new adventure forward.


Featured Play


Exposure by Vishesh Abeyratne

Drama. 35 - 45 minutes. 3-4 males, 3-4 females (7 performers total).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

When the embarrassing video footage of her drunken exploits is broadcast throughout cyberspace, will the mistakes of one night change the lives of Jenna and her friends forever?

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