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5 Questions for Jonathan Rand
Tell us a joke.

You can’t tell me what to do.

Now that you're loosened up, what was the genesis of Crazytown?

For ten years I’d been meaning to write a fast-paced, low-tech evening of comedy where four actors played far too many roles. Once I decided the setting would be a fictional city where absurdity was the norm, the characters began materializing and Crazytown was born.

Who are your comedy heroes?

It’s a long list, but to name a handful: Monty Python, Tig Notaro, Jason Mantzoukas, Tina Fey, Matt ...
Playscripts, Inc. Catalog of New Plays & Musical


We are proud to publish our second annual digital Catalog of New Plays & Musicals.  While our Find a Play feature is the  fastest and easiest way to search for plays, we understand that flipping the pages of a catalog is often a ritual beginning your theater season.

This year's catalog features a wide selection of new plays for theater-makers at any level.  Jonathan Rand, Don Zolidis, Tom Dudzick, and Taylor Mac are just a few of the featured authors.

If you'd like to print a PDF version of the catalog click here.  If you have questions or ...
Happily Ever After, for Every Kind of Audience
Flipping through the TV channels or on a trip to the movies, you might notice that fairy tales are everywhere this fall. ABC and NBC are in on the action with Once Upon a Time and the darker Grimm, and last year’s Red Riding Hood was just the start of a slew of fairy tale films being produced for teenage audiences. Just outside our office here at Playscripts, Inc., a shiny two-story billboard has gone up, advertising Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman--we can’t seem to get away! But then again, why would we want to? Fairy tales endure for a ...
Texas’ U.I.L One-Act Play Contest
For the uninitiated, here are the basics of Texas' public high school one-act play contests, as administered by the University Interscholastic League. According to the U.I.L.'s website, "The League's One-Act Play Contest, founded in 1927, is the largest high school play production contest or play festival in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production State Meet One-Act Play Contest in May."

The U.I.L. was created by The ...
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 ...
   
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