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Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry by Arlene Hutton

Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry
Arlene Hutton

Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 50 - 70 minutes
  • 4 f, 5 m, 1 either (10-20 actors possible: 4-12 f, 5-8 m)

When the president of student council throws a house party and photos are posted online, a group of friends get caught up in a series of shifting events that forces them to question what really happened... Read more

The Shape of the Grave by Laura Lundgren Smith

The Shape of the Grave
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (30)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 40 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m, 8 either (9-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 2-15 m)

The Troubles raging through Northern Ireland cost sixteen-year-old Colleen half her family, and she sees only one way to give her loss meaning: join the bloody fight for Irish independence from Britain. It seems so simple, but... Read more

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook by Allison Gregory. Based on the books Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook and Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren by Barbara Park

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
Allison Gregory

Productions (15)
  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m (7-20 actors possible: 4-12 f, 3-12 m)

Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park... Read more

Mythical Creatures and How to Approach Them by Travis Greisler

Mythical Creatures and How to Approach Them
Travis Greisler

Productions (1)
  • Comedy
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 6 f, 5 m, 2 either (7-13 actors possible: 4-8 f, 3-7 m)

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Dark Road by Laura Lundgren Smith

Dark Road
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (47)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 8 f, 3 m, 1 either (9-26 actors possible: 9-20 f, 0-6 m)

When Greta, a young girl living in Nazi Germany, reads that the nearby women's concentration camp is hiring guards, she sees it as a chance to find her place in the world and provide for her sister Lise. But soon she learns the reality of her duties... Read more

Everyone Gets Abducted by Aliens: A Cautionary Tale by Marshall Pailet

Everyone Gets Abducted by Aliens
Marshall Pailet

Productions (3)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (6-60 actors possible: 3-30 f, 3-30 m)

The universe is full of questions: Is there life on other planets? Should you be petrified for your Earthly existence? Does everyone get abducted by aliens? This play is full of answers: yes, yes, and that's the title of the show! Read more

The Importance of Being Ellie by Jim Peterson

The Importance of Being Ellie
Jim Peterson

Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m

Teen actress Jill is starring in her local community theater's production of Romeo and Juliet, but that's not the only role she's playing. In order to hide her passion for acting from her sports-obsessed parents, she's disguised herself as Ellie for the last two years. Read more

Off the Main Road by William Inge

Off the Main Road
William Inge

Productions (2)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m (10-13 actors possible: 4-5 f, 6-8 m)

William Inge deploys the fierce empathy for his characters that makes him an essential American playwright in this passionate, newly-discovered drama... Read more

Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act by Tom Smith

Drinking Habits 2
Tom Smith

Productions (10)
  • Farce
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing miss the excitement of the old days when they were saving convents and reuniting long-lost families. So when they learn that the orphanage where Paul and Kate grew up is in peril, they can't wait to come to the rescue... Read more

Miles and Ellie by Don Zolidis

Miles and Ellie
Don Zolidis

Productions (3)
  • Romantic Comedy
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m

Miles and Ellie fell in love in high school . . . and then they broke up. That much is clear. But everything else is up for interpretation, and when the two meet twenty years later at Ellie's dysfunctional family Thanksgiving... Read more

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast adapted by Joe Landry. Inspired by and Including the Mercury Theatre on the Air's Infamous 1938 Radio Play

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
Joe Landry

Productions (3)
  • Live Radio Play
  • 70 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 5 m (4-40 actors possible: 1-9 f, 3-31 m)

An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds--but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles's 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news... Read more

The Shout by Mark Rigney

The Shout
Mark Rigney

Productions (4)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 60 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m

Two college friends camp outside a disgraced policeman's house for a round-the-clock protest. Armed with an idealistic resolve and healthy stash of Peanut M&M's, they're prepared for anything--except the friendly demeanor of the cop tasked with keeping the peace... Read more

Lost in Place: 5 Short Plays by Lewis Black

Lost in Place
Lewis Black

Productions (1)
  • Dark Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (3-11 actors possible: 1-4 f, 2-7 m)

Famed comedian Lewis Black weaponizes absurdity in this collection of darkly exuberant plays... Read more

OMG (Opposite Machine Gadget) by Christa Crewdson

OMG (Opposite Machine Gadget)
Christa Crewdson

Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 10 f, 10 m, 10 either (11-40 actors possible: 5-20 f, 6-20 m)

Friendships can change fast in middle school, but what if you had the power to change them back? When Casey's friend Lisa decides to start eighth grade by hanging out with the popular kids, Casey uses her smarts as an inventor to build the "Opposite Machine Gadget"... Read more

The Monologue Show (From Hell) (one-act version) by Don Zolidis

The Monologue Show (From Hell) (one-act version)
Don Zolidis

Productions (11)
  • Comedy
  • 35 - 40 minutes
  • 11 f, 8 m (1-19 actors possible: 0-16 f, 0-16 m)

It took Mr. Banks's drama class three long months to prepare for their monologue show . . . but barely a minute to throw all their plans out the window... Read more

Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge

Baltimore
Kirsten Greenidge

Productions (8)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m

When a racially-charged incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have... Read more

And in This Corner: Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin

And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
Idris Goodwin

Productions (6)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 7 m

At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr. takes his first step into the ring and starts becoming the man the world would know as Muhammad Ali... Read more

Including Shooter by Nicholas C. Pappas

Including Shooter
Nicholas C. Pappas

Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 5 f, 11 m (9-27 actors possible: 5-9 f, 4-18 m)

How do you talk about something unthinkable? Including Shooter offers a way to begin by exploring the context of a fictional shooting in three sections... Read more

Lions in Illyria by Robert Kauzlaric

Lions in Illyria
Robert Kauzlaric

Productions (11)
  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-8 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)

Giraffes are gentlemen, aardvarks are card sharks, and animals rule the world in this retelling of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night... Read more

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10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse by Don Zolidis

10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Don Zolidis

Productions (1096)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m, 2 either (8-24 actors possible: 5-13 f, 3-11 m)

It's the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Read more

The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN! by Ian McWethy

The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN!
Ian McWethy

Productions (208)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m, 12 either (5-18 actors possible: 5-17 f, 3-15 m)

Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a few facts on the internet first. Unfortunately, the web is a nefariously wacky place where boxing cats, Facebook lurkers, and pig-throwing games threaten to take over Micah's schoolwork, or worse. Read more

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (full-length version)
Joe Landry

Productions (1141)
  • Holiday drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-25 actors possible: 1-10 f, 1-15 m)

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage... Read more

The Election by Don Zolidis

The Election
Don Zolidis

Productions (228)
  • Comedy
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m, 10 either (19-48 actors possible: 4-43 f, 5-44 m)

After an embattled student body president resigns in disgrace, Mark Davenport figures he will cruise to victory in the special election. After all, his only opponent is nerdy Christy Martin, who wants to eliminate football. But when a mysterious Super PAC gives her an unlimited budget, things start to get very ugly... Read more

Check Please by Jonathan Rand

Check Please
Jonathan Rand

Productions (3523)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (4-26 actors possible: 2-13 f, 2-13 m)

Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime... Read more

Suite Surrender by Michael McKeever

Suite Surrender
Michael McKeever

Productions (145)
  • Farce
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m

It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel -- assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow... Read more

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes) by Greg Allen

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)
Greg Allen

Productions (140)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 2 - 65 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m (5-20 actors possible: 2-10 f, 2-10 m)

Having opened in 1988 and still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes." Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience. Read more

Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up) by Ed Monk

Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)
Ed Monk

Productions (62)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 65 minutes
  • 6 f, 4 m, 16 either (12-31 actors possible: 6-27 f, 4-25 m)

t's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative... Read more

Lockdown by Douglas Craven

Lockdown
Douglas Craven

Productions (339)
  • Drama
  • 20 - 35 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 1 either (9-11 actors possible: 3-8 f, 4-8 m)

In a dark classroom, eight students sit in an "official lockdown," not knowing if it's just a drill or an actual emergency. When a hysterical younger girl bolts from the room and the teacher follows, the remaining students are left alone to decide if it's safer to stay or run... Read more

Peter/Wendy by Jeremy Bloom

Peter/Wendy
Jeremy Bloom

Productions (107)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7-30 actors possible: 3-30 f, 2-30 m)

In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan, Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence. Read more

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And by Alan Haehnel

And
Alan Haehnel

Productions (136)
  • Drama
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 10 f, 4 m (12-17 actors possible: 5-12 f, 2-10 m)

Aaron has something big on his mind, and he's having trouble getting it off his chest. He grapples with the fact that billions of different moments are happening simultaneously -- the comic next to the tragic, the life-changing next to the mundane... Read more

At The Bottom of Lake Missoula by Ed Monk

At The Bottom of Lake Missoula
Ed Monk

Productions (147)
  • Drama
  • 32 - 34 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m, 12 either (13-32 actors possible: 2-16 f, 2-16 m)

After losing her entire family in a fatal tornado, Pam, a college sophomore, must embark on an unimaginable journey as she copes with her loss... Read more

I Don't Want to Talk About It by Bradley Hayward

I Don't Want to Talk About It
Bradley Hayward

Productions (183)
  • Dramedy
  • 30 - 45 minutes
  • 5 either (5-32 actors possible: 0-32 f, 0-32 m)

Being a teenager is hard, and nobody wants to talk about it. Confronting the daily challenges of growing up, this series of monologues and scenes offers a look at a multitude of issues... Read more

Oz by Don Zolidis

Oz
Don Zolidis

Productions (218)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 4 either (8-16 actors possible: 4-8 f, 4-8 m)

Reeling from her sister's death, Beth suddenly finds herself journeying through a world suspiciously resembling the film The Wizard of Oz... Read more

Booby Trap by Ed Monk

Booby Trap
Ed Monk

Productions (434)
  • Drama
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 6 f, 5 m, 6 either (11-17 actors possible: 5-12 f, 5-12 m)

In the near future, an American soldier sits in a combat zone, trapped by a land mine. As he waits to see what will happen to him, scenes from his past, present, and future unfold around him... Read more

The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George

The Most Massive Woman Wins
Madeleine George

Productions (177)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 4 f

Challenging, brutal and hilarious, four women of various shapes and sizes sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body image... Read more

Property Rites by Alan Haehnel

Property Rites
Alan Haehnel

Productions (529)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 55 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 13 either (12-30 actors possible: 2-30 f, 2-30 m)

Kyle Macmanus has invested millions in a high-tech work of art -- fifteen human-figure sculptures programmed to perform thousands of movements, monologues, dialogues, and more. But just when Kyle is about to sell the sculpture, it malfunctions... Read more

The Other Room by Ariadne Blayde

The Other Room
Ariadne Blayde

Productions (159)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 1 f, 5 m

Austin is a brilliant teenage astronomer who happens to have autism. Lily is his popular classmate who happens to have an interest in astronomy... Read more

All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Being a Zombie by Jason Pizzarello

All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Being a Zombie
Jason Pizzarello

Productions (130)
  • Dramedy
  • 35 - 50 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m, 14 either (5-45 actors possible: 0-45 f, 0-45 m)

In today's chaotic, challenging world, we often don't know where to turn for help. Little did we know that life's most valuable lessons lie within the undead... Read more

4 A.M. by Jonathan Dorf

4 A.M.
Jonathan Dorf

Productions (339)
  • Dramedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m, 6 either (6-40 actors possible: 3-20 f, 3-20 m)

What's it like to be awake when the rest of your world is asleep? Meet an early-morning jogger, a radio DJ whose show may have an audience of none, a modern Romeo and Juliet, the author of a most unusual letter, and many other teen characters as they search for connection in the magic hour... Read more

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Dystopia! The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death by Don Zolidis

Dystopia! The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death
Don Zolidis

Productions (103)
  • Comedy
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 17 either (17-30 actors possible: 0-30 f, 0-30 m)

Trapped against their will in a dystopian future, a group of teens must battle against emotionally sensitive guards, limited budgets, and the trigger-happy Gamemaster to be proclaimed the winner... Read more

10 Reasons You Should Have Stayed Home Sick Today by E. M. Bell

10 Reasons You Should Have Stayed Home Sick Today
E. M. Bell

Productions (81)
  • Comedy
  • 20 - 25 minutes
  • 10 either (5-20 actors possible: 0-20 f, 0-20 m)

Nostalgic for your high school days? Then you haven't been there lately. Take a tour of high school's everyday horrors... Read more

Brief Interviews with Internet Cats by Patrick Greene

Brief Interviews with Internet Cats
Patrick Greene

Productions (33)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 45 minutes
  • 9 f, 7 m, 6 either (8-30 actors possible: 1-30 f, 1-30 m)

Celebrity interviewer Ian McWorthy has a dream line-up for tonight's episode of the World Wide Window: a veritable litterful of felines whose internet antics have catapulted them to fame... Read more

Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit by Jonathan Rand

Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit
Jonathan Rand

Productions (1073)
  • Comedy
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 13 f, 8 m, 27 either (12-60 actors possible: 0-60 f, 0-60 m)

In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups... Read more

13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview by Ian McWethy

13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview
Ian McWethy

Productions (949)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 7 f, 6 m, 3 either (4-16 actors possible: 0-16 f, 0-16 m)

When two college recruiters at a prestigious university need to fill one last spot to keep their jobs, thirteen eccentric, dimwitted and slightly-insane high school seniors are eager to come in for an interview... Read more

Show and Spell by Julia Brownell

Show and Spell
Julia Brownell

Productions (121)
  • Comedy
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 8 f, 5 m, 3 either (16 actors possible: 5-15 f, 1-11 m)

Five middle schoolers take on overzealous parents, crazy coaches, and nostalgic relatives as they prepare for the annual spelling bee in this insightful comedy for young actors... Read more

The Distracted Scholar's Guide to Literature and Drama by Peter Bloedel

The Distracted Scholar's Guide to Literature and Drama
Peter Bloedel

Productions (23)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m, 12 either (8-40 actors possible: 4-20 f, 4-20 m)

Short attention span? This play offers to teach the audience everything they'd ever need to know about the major movements and works in Western literature and drama. Well...kind of... Read more

Waiting for Lucy by Michael Mejias

Waiting for Lucy
Michael Mejias

Productions (3)
  • Comedy
  • 20 - 30 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m (4-8 actors possible: 2-5 f, 2-3 m)

James is the shy kid at Home Town High, but that doesn't stop him from pining after Lucy, the captain of the school's cheerleading squad. When Lucy agrees to let him walk her home one day, James is over the moon... Read more

Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth by Jonathan Rand and Don Zolidis

Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth (short version)
Jonathan Rand

Productions (6)
  • Comedy
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m, 10 either (10-64 actors possible: 5-45 f, 5-45 m)

Dozens of eclectic characters -- including a loving couple of freezing frontiersfolk, a cadre of mustachioed men, and a merry band of ghosts -- portray the convoluted history of a small Midwestern town... Read more

13 Signs You Should Stop Being a Pirate by A. M. Dittman

13 Signs You Should Stop Being a Pirate
A. M. Dittman

Productions (24)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 4 either (4-31 actors possible: 0-31 f, 0-31 m)

The most dastardly crew on the high seas is horrified when Jaime starts to question the pirate's life. Helping people? Putting a unicorn on their flag? Dabbling in Buddhism? What could be worse? Read more

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Drinking Habits by Tom Smith

Drinking Habits
Tom Smith

Productions (201)
  • Farce
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open... Read more

12 Incompetent Jurors by Ian McWethy

12 Incompetent Jurors
Ian McWethy

Productions (16)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m (12-17 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)

In this hilarious parody of 12 Angry Men, when a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. And yet, Juror #8, a wannabe lawyer, believes that the "Cat Burglar" is innocent... Read more

Is He Dead? adapted by David Ives, based on the play by Mark Twain

Is He Dead?
David Ives

Productions (375)
  • Comedy
  • 105 - 120 minutes
  • 4 f, 7 m (11-16 actors possible: 4-6 f, 7-12 m)

Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor's prison unless Marie marries him. Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die... Read more

In that most idealized period of 20th-century America, the Eisenhower years of the 1950s, the Pazinski family has a lot going on in their cramped Buffalo apartment...

Over the Tavern
Tom Dudzick

Productions (273)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 150 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m

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Happily Ever After: A Wedding Comedy by Mark Dunn

Happily Ever After: A Wedding Comedy
Mark Dunn

Productions (1)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 115 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m

It's moments before her wedding, and Francie has barricaded herself inside the church nursery, convinced that she's destined for a fairy-tale ending with another man...if he ever wakes up from his coma... Read more

Southern Fried Funeral by Osborne & Eppler

Southern Fried Funeral
Osborne & Eppler

Productions (22)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 110 minutes
  • 6 f, 5 m

Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- that is if they don't kill each other first... Read more

Without Annette by Jeff Doucette and Hope Juber

Without Annette
Jeff Doucette

Productions (2)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 120 minutes
  • 4 f, 7 m

It's risky, it's funny, it's a fast-paced comedy about life and show business. Welcome to Sam's improv workshop, where a richly-drawn cast of characters with different goals and big personalities come to play, laugh, flirt, fight, uncover secrets, and... Read more

Women Playing Hamlet by William Missouri Downs

Women Playing Hamlet
William Missouri Downs

Productions (15)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f (4-19 actors possible: 4-19 f, )

Hamlet's a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the titular character in a New York production, it sends her into an existential tailspin... Read more

Jeeves in Bloom adapted by Margaret Raether from the stories of P. G. Wodehouse

Jeeves in Bloom
Margaret Raether

Productions (20)
  • Comedy
  • 105 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m (6-7 actors possible: exactly 2 f, 4-5 m)

The peaceful English countryside may never be the same after Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet, Jeeves, pay a visit... Read more

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I and You by Lauren Gunderson

I and You
Lauren Gunderson

Productions (82)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m

I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness... Read more

Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka based on Homer's The Odyssey

Anon(ymous)
Naomi Iizuka

Productions (194)
  • Drama
  • 90 minutes
  • 6 f, 5 m (11-35 actors possible: 6-20 f, 5-15 m)

Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people -- some kind, some dangerous and cruel... Read more

Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge

Baltimore
Kirsten Greenidge

Productions (8)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m

When a racially-charged incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have... Read more

Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka

Good Kids
Naomi Iizuka

Productions (55)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 8 f, 4 m

Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can't remember. Something everybody is talking about... Read more

A Spare Me by A. Rey Pamatmat

A Spare Me
A. Rey Pamatmat

Productions (13)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 10 f, 6 m, 1 either (16-17 actors possible: 5-11 f, 3-7 m)

With Earth's resources and population dwindling, humanity puts everything it has left into one final generation of children... Read more

Acts of God by Mark Rigney

Acts of God
Mark Rigney

Productions (50)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 7 f, 5 m

Acts of God tracks twelve high-school students through the year following a devastating tornado strike. As the students grieve, assist in the recovery efforts, and tackle the basics of getting on with life, they must also cope with the storm's emotional detritus. Read more

How We Got On by Idris Goodwin

How We Got On
Idris Goodwin

Productions (16)
  • Coming of Age Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m

Hank, Julian, and Luann are three talented, determined suburban teens coming of age in the 1980s. Dreaming of fame and fortune in the new Hip-Hop music scene... Read more

Including Shooter by Nicholas C. Pappas

Including Shooter
Nicholas C. Pappas

Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 5 f, 11 m (9-27 actors possible: 5-9 f, 4-18 m)

How do you talk about something unthinkable? Including Shooter offers a way to begin by exploring the context of a fictional shooting in three sections. Read more

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Emma! A Pop Musical by Eric Price

Emma!
Eric Price

Productions (111)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 9 f, 5 m, 6 either (20-50 actors possible: 9-25 f, 5-25 m)

Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. Girl power has never sounded so good! Read more

Cyrano de BurgerShack: A Pop Musical by Jeremy Desmon

Cyrano de BurgerShack
Jeremy Desmon

Productions (85)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 12 f, 7 m, 10 either (19-50 actors possible: 12-30 f, 7-20 m)

An updated, modern-day version of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, this rollicking musical features hit contemporary pop songs that will have audiences cheering. Read more

Crazytown by Jonathan Rand

Crazytown
Jonathan Rand

Productions (241)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-71 actors possible: 2-64 f, 2-67 m)

Take a tour of the most messed up town in America, from the police interrogation room where the nicest guy in town is issued a strange ultimatum, to the elementary school for a heated political debate on critical issues like tater tots. Welcome to Crazytown! Read more

Game of Tiaras by Don Zolidis

Game of Tiaras (full-length)
Don Zolidis

Productions (229)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 115 minutes
  • 9 f, 10 m, 15 either (22-37 actors possible: 7-25 f, 5-26 m)

Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of Game of Thrones and the soul-numbing despair of Shakespearean tragedy, this adaptation of King Lear will leave you dying with laughter as the body count mounts. Read more

Pride and Prejudice adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice
Jon Jory

Productions (522)
  • Romantic comedy
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 8 f, 6 m (13-40 actors possible: 8-20 f, 5-20 m)

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Read more

And a Child Shall Lead by Michael Slade

And a Child Shall Lead
Michael Slade

Productions (168)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m (8-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 4-15 m)

This is the heroic and true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the "Jewish city" established by the Nazis near Prague as a way station before the death camps. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty. Read more

Is He Dead? adapted by David Ives based on the play by Mark Twain

Is He Dead?
David Ives

Productions (375)
  • Comedy
  • 105 - 120 minutes
  • 4 f, 7 m (11-16 actors possible: 4-6 f, 7-12 m)

Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor's prison unless Marie marries him. Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die... Read more

A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story by Elizabeth Downing

A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story
Elizabeth Downing

Productions (19)
  • Historical Drama
  • 70 - 85 minutes
  • 7 f, 3 m, 5 either (13-18 actors possible: 7-15 f, 3-8 m)

Told through the eyes of a teenager, A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story is a thrilling and poignant tale from one of the darkest eras in American history. Read more

Snow Angel by David Lindsay-Abaire

Snow Angel
David Lindsay-Abaire

Productions (247)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 8 f, 8 m

When the quiet town of Deerpoint, Vermont is hit by the biggest blizzard in 107 years, a mysterious girl named Eva steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers who are asked to help her in her search. Read more

Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth by Jonathan Rand and Don Zolidis

Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth (full-length version)
Jonathan Rand

Productions (12)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m, 10 either (10-133 actors possible: 5-67 f, 5-66 m)

More than one hundred eclectic characters -- including a loving couple of freezing frontiersfolk, a cadre of mustachioed men, a humble nuclear physicist, and a merry band of ghosts -- portray the convoluted history of a small Midwestern town. Read more

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
John Glore

Productions (61)
  • Comedy with music
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m (7-30 actors possible: 3-14 f, 4-18 m)

Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's quintessential children's book of fractured fairy tales. Read more

Peter Pan and Wendy adapted by Doug Rand, from the novel by J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan and Wendy
Doug Rand

Productions (359)
  • Comedy/Adventure
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 7 f, 6 m, 13 either (16-40 actors possible: 2-20 f, 3-20 m)

Rediscover the loopy fun and the darker corners of J.M. Barrie's original novel with this faithful, fast-moving, and easy-to-stage adaptation. Read more

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five (or The Children's Crusade) adapted by Eric Simonson

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five
Eric Simonson

Productions (16)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 12 m (12-23 actors possible: 2-3 f, 10-20 m)

Based on Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel, Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes "unstuck in time" after he is abducted by aliens. Read more

Pride and Prejudice adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan from the novel by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice
Joseph Hanreddy

Productions (115)
  • Romantic Comedy
  • 140 - 160 minutes
  • 14 f, 10 m (23-26 actors possible: 13-14 f, 10-12 m)

The fire and wit of Jane Austen's classic 1813 romance shines through in this vibrant new adaptation. Read more

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! by Allison Gregory, based on the book Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) by Barbara Park

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
Allison Gregory

Productions (128)
  • Holiday Comedy
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m, 1 either (11 actors possible: 4-5 f, 6-7 m)

Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.'s fun. A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park. Read more

Miss Nelson is Missing! adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall

Miss Nelson is Missing!
Jeffrey Hatcher

Productions (333)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m

Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! Read more

Little Women adapted by Marisha Chamberlain, from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women (full-length)
Marisha Chamberlain

Productions (247)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 7 f, 4 m (11-24 actors possible: 7-12 f, 4-12 m)

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self. Read more

Hiding in the Open adapted by Kira Obolensky, from the memoir by Sabina Zimering

Hiding in the Open
Kira Obolensky

Productions (21)
  • Drama
  • 107 - 115 minutes
  • 6 f, 4 m (8-14 actors possible: 5-7 f, 3-7 m)

An adaptation of Sabina Zimering's memoir, Hiding in the Open tells the true story of two Jewish sisters from Poland who assume false Catholic identities and work in a Nazi hotel during World War II. Read more

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer adapted by Timothy Mason, from the novel by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Timothy Mason

Productions (61)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 105 minutes
  • 6 f, 8 m, 6 either (14-40 actors possible: 6-20 f, 8-20 m)

One of the most beloved characters of American fiction, Tom Sawyer is a force of nature -- whether he's sneaking out of his Aunt Polly's house at night to visit the graveyard, or duping his playmates into white-washing a fence. This vibrant adaptation captures the true spirit of this iconic American character. Read more

High Fidelity lyrics by Amanda Green, music by Tom Kitt, book by, David Lindsay-Abaire. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film

High Fidelity
Amanda Green

Productions (34)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 10 f, 10 m (20-30 actors possible: 10-20 f, 10-20 m)

When Brooklyn record store owner Rob finds himself unexpectedly dumped, his life takes a music-filled turn toward the introspective. Based on the popular novel by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity follows Rob as he struggles to discover how his relationship went awry, and strives to change his life in order to win back his sweetheart Laura. Read more

Dracula adapted by William McNulty, originally dramatized by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane from Bram Stoker's world-famous novel, Dracula

Dracula
William McNulty

Productions (174)
  • Horror
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (12-14 actors possible: 5-7 f, exactly 7 m)

This adaptation is an action-packed, blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror. Read more

Anne of Green Gables adapted by Peter DeLaurier, from the novel by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables
Peter DeLaurier

Productions (90)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 8 f, 3 m (11-13 actors possible: 8-10 f, exactly 3 m)

This swift yet theatrical adaptation of the classic novel is an all-ages crowd-pleaser. Read more

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Paul Gilvary, Robert Kauzlaric and William Rush, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
Robert Kauzlaric

Productions (55)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 4 f, 1 m, 6 either (5-11 actors possible: 4-7 f, 1-7 m)

There are two sides to every story, and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania's Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. Enter the jury box and decide the fate of Big 'n' Bad in this musical adaptation of the hit children's book. Read more

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Alice in Slasherland by Qui Nguyen

Alice in Slasherland
Qui Nguyen

Productions (9)
  • Horror Comedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (6-10 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-5 m)

When young Lewis Diaz accidentally resurrects the soul of a brutally slain girl named Alice, he unwittingly unleashes a literal hell on Earth. Now, with every imaginable kind of demon, monster, and killer ravaging his small town, it's up to Lewis and his newly undead companion to protect his classmates. Read more

Trevor by Nick Jones

Trevor
Nick Jones

Productions (18)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m

Inspired by true events, Trevor is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away an erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. Read more

MilkMilkLemonade by Joshua Conkel

MilkMilkLemonade
Joshua Conkel

Productions (37)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 5 either (5 actors possible: 0-5 f, 0-5 m)

MilkMilkLemonade is a bitterly funny exploration of gender, sexuality, life, death, and the human body. Read more

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by Lauren Gunderson

Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Lauren Gunderson

Productions (34)
  • Revenge Comedy
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional -- and actual -- cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenacts scenes from their painful past. Read more

How We Got On by Idris Goodwin

How We Got On
Idris Goodwin

Productions (16)
  • Coming of Age Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m

Hank, Julian, and Luann are three talented, determined suburban teens coming of age in the 1980s. Dreaming of fame and fortune in the new Hip-Hop music scene, they must overcome cultural isolation, familial dysfunction, and ruthless rivalries to make the music that defines their lives. Read more

Women by Chiara Atik

Women
Chiara Atik

Productions (14)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (8-11 actors possible: exactly 5 f, 3-6 m)

Showing the world of Little Women's beloved March sisters through the lens of HBO's hit series Girls, Women is a hilarious, fast-paced contemporary spin on a timeless classic. Read more

A Map of Virtue by Erin Courtney

A Map of Virtue
Erin Courtney

Productions (8)
  • Drama
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m, 1 either (7 actors possible: 2-3 f, 4-5 m)

A Map of Virtue is a symmetrical play guided by a bird statue, pivoting around an encounter with and dissection of evil. Part Read more

Suicide, Incorporated by Andrew Hinderaker

Suicide, Incorporated
Andrew Hinderaker

Productions (11)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 6 m

Jason's having a tough week at work. Profits are down, lawsuits are up, and worst of all, his boss has begun to suspect the truth: that Jason's trying to ruin the company by keeping its customers alive. Read more

The Lily's Revenge by Taylor Mac music by Rachelle Garniez

The Lily's Revenge
Taylor Mac

Productions (4)
  • Play with Music
  • 150 - 300 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m, 25 either (32-100 actors possible: 32-100 f, 32-100 m)

Part Noh play, part musical, part verse play, part dance-theater, part silent film, and part party, The Lily's Revenge is a one-of-a-kind extravaganza of theater, love, and community. Read more

Smoke by Kim Davies

Smoke
Kim Davies

Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m

"You know you get to choose what happens to you, right?" That's what John tells Julie when they meet by accident at a kink-play party in New York City. Read more

Year of the Rooster by Eric Dufault

Year of the Rooster
Olivia Dufault

Productions (11)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m

Gil is a loser. He works at McDonald's, lives with his ailing mother, and hasn't had a girlfriend since...ever. But that's all about to change. He's been secretly training (and drugging) a rooster to fight. A fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections, and clawing your way to the top. Read more

roger&tom by Julien Schwab

roger&tom
Julien Schwab

Productions (13)
  • Comedy
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m

Penny has a plan to reconcile her two estranged brothers, Roger and Tom, at the performance of Tom's new play. But her sudden discovery that her husband is leaving her threatens the sibling reunion. Read more

44 Plays For 44 Presidents by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston and Karen Weinberg

44 Plays For 44 Presidents
Andy Bayiates

Productions (127)
  • Comedy/drama/experimental/political/historic
  • 105 - 115 minutes
  • 5 either (5-158 actors possible: 0-158 f, 0-158 m)

44 Plays For 44 Presidents is a chronological, biographical survey of the lives and presidencies of each of the 44 men who have held the office so far. Their mistakes and successes are celebrated by a company of actors who take turns donning a star-spangled coat that symbolizes the presidency. Read more

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes): 90 Neo-Futurist Plays from the First 25 Years by Greg Allen

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)
Greg Allen

Productions (140)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 2 - 65 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m (5-20 actors possible: 2-10 f, 2-10 m)

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes." Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. Read more