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Selfie
Bradley Hayward
It's senior year and problems are mounting for a group of high school students as they prepare for the future...
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Dramedy
30 - 35 minutes
3 f, 1 m, 4 either (8-16 actors possible: 3-14 f, 1-10 m)
I and You
Lauren Gunderson
I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness...
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Drama
90 - 100 minutes
1 f, 1 m
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)
Greg Allen
An ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes." Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience.
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Comedy/Drama
2 - 65 minutes
5 f, 5 m (5-20 actors possible: 2-10 f, 2-10 m)
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (full-length)
Don Zolidis
he fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories...
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Comedy
100 - 110 minutes
1 f, 1 m, 3 either (5-43 actors possible: 1-41 f, 1-42 m)
I Don't Want to Talk About It
Bradley Hayward
By turns funny and tragic, the gritty details of adolescence surface -- exposing the things teenagers can't, won't, and don't want to talk about...
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Dramedy
30 - 45 minutes
5 either (5-32 actors possible: 0-32 f, 0-32 m)
All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Being a Zombie
Jason Pizzarello
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.
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Dramedy
35 - 50 minutes
2 f, 2 m, 14 either (5-45 actors possible: 0-45 f, 0-45 m)
Scared Silly
Peter Bloedel and 9 others
We challenged ten playwrights to bring us their funniest takes on the fearsome in this collection of ten-minute plays...
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Comedy
100 - 120 minutes
8 f, 8 m, 14 either (16-85 actors possible: 8-62 f, 8-54 m)
Brief Interviews with Internet Cats
Patrick Greene
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...
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Comedy
25 - 45 minutes
9 f, 7 m, 6 either (8-30 actors possible: 1-30 f, 1-30 m)
10 Reasons You Should Have Stayed Home Sick Today
E. M. Bell
Nostalgic for your high school days? Then you haven't been there lately...
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Comedy
20 - 25 minutes
10 either (5-20 actors possible: 0-20 f, 0-20 m)
Crazytown
Jonathan Rand
Take a tour of the most messed up town in America...
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Comedy
60 - 80 minutes
2 f, 2 m (4-71 actors possible: 2-64 f, 2-67 m)
The Monologue Show (From Hell) (full-length version)
Don Zolidis
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...
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Comedy
80 - 90 minutes
16 f, 13 m, 1 either (1-30 actors possible: 0-22 f, 0-20 m)
Everyone Gets Eaten by Sharks
Marshall Pailet
FACT: Most people, if not everyone, will eventually be eaten by sharks. But you can postpone the inevitable (and get a great deal on a timeshare!) by joining Adventure Dan on a tour through shark-infested scenarios...
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Comedy
30 - 35 minutes
5 f, 4 m (6-60 actors possible: 3-30 f, 3-30 m)
Fat Kids on Fire
Bekah Brunstetter
Back at home, Bess is just another angst-ridden teenager trying to fit in. But this summer, things are going to be different...
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Comedy/Drama
120 minutes
6 f, 3 m
Dark Road
Laura Lundgren Smith
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...
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Drama
40 - 45 minutes
8 f, 3 m, 1 either (9-26 actors possible: 9-20 f, 0-6 m)
That's Not How I Remember It
Don Zolidis
Mom and Dad love to tell the story of how they met in 1986 -- "pretty much the most awesome year ever." Trouble is, they remember their courtship completely differently...
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Comedy
35 - 45 minutes
8 f, 8 m, 6 either (13-22 actors possible: 6-14 f, 6-14 m)
SUPERHEROES
Ian McWethy
SUPERHEROES is a funny, fast-paced series of vignettes that explores how the caped crusaders deal with life in street clothes....
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
12 f, 11 m, 10 either (5-33 actors possible: 1-23 f, 4-31 m)
The Other Room
Ariadne Blayde
Austin is a brilliant teenage astronomer who happens to have autism. Lily is his popular classmate who happens to have an interest in astronomy. The Other Room is a compelling and sensitive glimpse into a unique and misunderstood mind...
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Comedy/Drama
25 - 35 minutes
1 f, 5 m
7 Ways to Say I Love You
Adam Szymkowicz
This collection of funny, sweet, silly, poignant and stylistically diverse short plays from New York favorite Adam Szymkowicz has something for everyone...
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Comedy / Drama
60 - 65 minutes
8 f, 5 m, 2 either (3-15 actors possible: 2-10 f, 1-7 m)
The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN!
Ian McWethy
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. A high-octane comedy that explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down everytime we go online...
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Comedy
30 - 35 minutes
5 f, 3 m, 12 either (5-18 actors possible: 5-17 f, 3-15 m)
Super Scary
Tim Kochenderfer
Fear! Horror! Terror! That's what the Storyteller wanted for his night of spooky tales. But everyone in the theater, including a vacuuming janitor and an audience member who really has to pee, keeps interrupting to share their own...
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Comedy
30 - 35 minutes
6 f, 6 m, 23 either (6-38 actors possible: 3-29 f, 3-29 m)