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2019 Full-Length Releases
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Tess Barker is a Los Angeles-based writer and nationally touring comedian who has appeared at the Comedy Central Stage, Meltdown Comics, UCB, and at clubs and colleges throughout the country.She has written for TVLand’s “Throwing Shade,” TruTV’s “Billy on the Street,” and is regularly published on a number of outlets, including Vice, The Guardian, Vox, MTV News, Jezebel, and L.A Weekly, where her work has ranged from investigative pieces about wage inequity in professional cheerleading to profiles of icons like Charo and Betsey Jonson. She was one of the hosts of ...
Make it a Playscripts Holiday!
'Tis the season... to produce one of Playscripts holiday hits! Here's a list of both one-acts and full-lengths perfect for just about any audience!


1. A Wicked Christmas Carol by Bobby Keniston

110-120 Minutes
14f, 10m, 7 either

The Wicked Witch of the West wasn't always that way, and when a ghostly figure whisks her away on a journey through her past, present, and future, she may find a second chance on Christmas Eve. Can familiar faces help to melt the Witch's heart, or is she doomed to melt away ...
Which Halloween Playscripts Play Are You?

10 One-Act Plays to Get Excited About!
Playscripts is the home for some of the most-produced One-Act Plays in the United States, including Check, Please and 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse! [1]

Now, check out some of the newest titles added to our catalogue that are hot on the High School and Middle School markets!


1. The One-Act Play Disaster by Don Zolidis

25-35 Minutes
5f, 5m, 5 either

When a group of student actors tries to put on an unauthorized
adaptation of a popular heist movie, everything that can go ...
Playscripts Acquires Rights to THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
Playscripts has acquired the performance rights to The Shawshank Redemption, adapted by Owen O'Neill and Dave Johns from Stephen King's novel and subsequent film.
Based on the 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by celebrated author Stephen King, the play examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum-security facility. The 1994 feature film, regularly voted the number one all-time movie, starred Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne and Morgan Freeman as Ellis 'Red' Redding and was nominated for seven Academy ...
By: Keith A. Jones
Ike Holter is a celebrated playwright whose poignant stories chronicle life in modern America with quick wit and exceptional relevance. Holter is the resident playwright of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. He is also the 2017 winner of the Windham-Campbell Prize for drama.
Playscripts is proud to to license Exit Strategy, Holter’s play about the fate of a Chicago school seemingly doomed to close, and the community and the energy of the teachers and students within it.
Check out this interview about his work!
By: Keith A. Jones

Idris Goodwin is an innovative playwright with strikingly relevant plays, many of which cover aspects of life as an African- American in modern America. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Stage One Family Theater in Louisville, Kentucky. He also has authored many books as well, coining the term “break beat poet.”

Playscripts Inc. is proud to license many of his plays.

Check out this interview about one of his works, Blackademics and his other contributions to the artistic world.

By: Keith A. Jones
Mora V. Harris is a fantastical playwright whose plays have been produced nationwide. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and Theater from Oberlin College, and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh and is the Pittsburgh Regional Co- Representative of the Dramatist's Guild. On her work, she has stated, “At the nerdiest, most formal level, my work is always an experiment in comedy and the place laughter holds in a world that feels violent and heartbreaking.”

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