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Art Imitating Life: How School Plays Help Solve Real-world Problems for Students
As students begin making their way back to school, some perennial, universal issues face them. For younger students, this may mean sitting still for more than five minutes at a time, making friends, or dealing with bullies. For older students, it could entail fitting in, dating, or competing academically with their peers.

Playwrights remember these issues, whether they’ve been out of school for decades or still in school, and many of them do a fantastic job at addressing these problems in dramatic or comedic ways. For example, one fantastic new play that addresses some of ...
Catalog of Plays and Musicals for Schools
For the past few months, we have been diligently assembling our annual catalog, and it's finally done! This catalog reflects our newest and most popular plays and musicals for middle and high school theater programs or competitions. The plays range from one-acts to full lengths and include works by some of our most popular playwrights such as Ed Monk, Jon Jory, Alan Haehnel, Jonathan Rand, Don Zolidis, Jonathan Dorf, and Ian McWethy.

New and popular musicals in the catalog include works by Peter Bloedel, Sam Willmott, Nick Blaemire, Jodi Picoult, Mark Baron and Jeffrey ...
5 Ingredients of a Perfect One-Act Play
As of this writing, the one-act powerhouse Check Please  is four productions shy of hitting the 2,000 mark! That's 2,000 productions, over 3,600 performances, and more than 25,000 scripts sold.  Not only is it the most-produced play (of any length) in the Playscripts, Inc. catalog, but more importantly the most produced high school short play for the past six consecutive seasons in North America, according to the Educational Theatre Association’s annual play survey .

With all these productions to be had, and the economy as it is, it’s no surprise that many ...

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