Here they are! Twenty of the top plays in our catalog. Completely free to read. Simply click on the "READ NOW" button below (scroll over the title), sign into or create your account, and read. Enjoy!
Naomi Iizuka
Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States. Encountering a wide variety of people, from a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer's Odyssey...
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90 minutes
6 f, 5 m (11-35 actors possible: 6-20 f, 5-15 m)
Ben and the Magic Paintbrush
Bathsheba Doran
One fateful day, an orphaned Ben's artwork catches the eye of the malicious Mrs. Crawley, who has a scheme to make millions with a magic paintbrush. When she captures Ben and puts him to work, it's up to his sister Megan and their new friend Pierre to help him escape...
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Comedy for Young Audiences
65 - 75 minutes
3 f, 3 m, 2 either (6-11 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-6 m)
Good Kids
Naomi Iizuka
Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who's telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe...
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80 - 85 minutes
8 f, 4 m
Everybody's A Critic
Katie Forgette
Actress Barbara Lewis is determined to make the show a success, but what she doesn't know is that this disastrous production was orchestrated by a vengeful person from her past. Will she and her fellow cast and crew members make it out of this train wreck unscathed...
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100 - 120 minutes
3 f, 4 m (7-9 actors possible: 3-5 f, exactly 4 m)
Henry's Law
Stacie Lents
Max starts tutoring popular student Sara in chemistry and isn't prepared for the feelings Sara seems to be developing - and neither is her boyfriend, Jason. When cruel rumors about Max start circulating online, Max is devastated and takes drastic measures to put an end to the attacks on his character...
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40 - 55 minutes
2 f, 2 m
Jeeves Intervenes
Margaret Raether
1920s high-society London is once again thrown into chaos by two old chums who hatch a brilliant plan to dupe their meddling relatives in order to save Bertie from an undesired marriage and Eustace from an unwanted job in India. But will the ever-faithful manservant Jeeves be able to rescue these bumbling fools from themselves...
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100 - 105 minutes
2 f, 4 m
Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry
Arlene Hutton
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...
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50 - 70 minutes
4 f, 5 m, 1 either (10-20 actors possible: 4-12 f, 5-8 m)
Lions in Illyria
Robert Kauzlaric
In this retelling of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, a young lioness Violet is separated from her twin brother by a storm at sea and must find her way alone in an unknown country. Disguised as a boy, she finds work helping a preposterous peacock win the love of the most graceful gazelle in town...
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55 - 65 minutes
2 f, 2 m (4-8 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)
Mill Girls (full-length)
Eliza Anderson
Girls from dissimilar backgrounds are thrust into the American industrial revolution of the 1840s when they take on jobs in a New England mill. As Irish immigration provides a wave of cheap labor to the mills, the mill girls are determined to gain reasonable pay and conditions...
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70 - 90 minutes
18 f, 8 m (26-40 actors possible: 12-26 f, 4-14 m)
Moby Dick
Jon Jory
When Ishmael joins the ragtag whaling crew aboard the Pequod, he witnesses both the perils of nature and obsession, as Captain Ahab leads them in unbending pursuit of the dangerous white whale Moby Dick...
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80 - 100 minutes
8 either (8-35 actors possible: 0-35 f, 0-35 m)
The Most Massive Woman Wins
Madeleine George
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. The women reveal their experiences dealing with their weight issues through monologues, short scenes, and even schoolyard rhymes...
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30 - 40 minutes
4 f
My Left Breast
Susan Miller
"I am a one-breasted, menopausal, Jewish, bisexual lesbian Mom, and I'm coming soon to a theatre near you!" A woman's humorous and moving encounters with relationships, parenthood, cancer, and her ever-changing self are charted in this searingly honest solo piece...
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60 - 70 minutes
1 f
Orange Is the New Glass
Tyler Dwiggins
In a fairy-tale kingdom obsessed with pop culture and social media, fairy godmothers are lawyers and the Three Little Pig-arazzi chase celebrities. But when Cinderella leaves her self-absorbed prince and winds up in jail with an unlikely girl squad, she starts a revolution...
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40 - 50 minutes
9 f, 4 m, 5 either (13-18 actors possible: 8-17 f, 1-10 m)
Puss 'n Boots
Steph DeFerie
Will is no more than a poor mill boy, but soon finds himself caught in the throes of adventure upon meeting a plucky princess and a talking, clever cat. Amidst the flurry of fur and secrets lies the question: what will we sacrifice to pursue our dreams...
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85 - 95 minutes
4 f, 4 m, 12 either (8-20 actors possible: 4-16 f, 4-16 m)
Star Stars: The Franchise Awakens
Dean O'Carroll
Long, long ago, in a theater near you, there was a saga that thrilled generations of moviegoers - but then the dark time came, and the prequels depressed the galaxy. Now a brave band of heroes on a quest to make new Star Stars movies must battle the sinister First Chapter...
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75 - 90 minutes
9 f, 11 m, 29 either (19-80 actors possible: 6-40 f, 7-40 m)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Marisha Chamberlain
Rebecca leaves her widowed mother, her six brothers and sisters, and her beloved farm to go live with her aunts in town and get an education. A spirited girl, she gets herself into all sorts of scrapes, to her Aunt Miranda's disgust and dismay...
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110 - 125 minutes
9 f, 5 m (14-21 actors possible: 9-14 f, 5-7 m)
The Spoon River Project
Tom Andolora
In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, the former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for what might have been. As the citizens reflect on the dreams, secrets, and regrets of their lives, they paint a gritty and honest portrait of the town as all of their pasts are illuminated...
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Play with Music
85 - 95 minutes
5 f, 6 m (10-18 actors possible: 5-10 f, 5-10 m)
Chiara Atik
Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation, or at least, a voice of a generation. But being a "little woman" in 1800s New England is just so hard, you know? Showing the world of the beloved March sisters through the lens of HBO's hit series Girls, Women is a hilarious, fast-paced contemporary spin on a timeless classic...
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60 - 70 minutes
5 f, 4 m (8-11 actors possible: exactly 5 f, 3-6 m)
Year of the Rooster
Olivia Dufault
Gil is a loser. But that's all about to change. He's been secretly training (and drugging) a rooster to fight. Gil has so much faith in his rooster's abilities that he bets everything on him -- but victory and revenge may not yield the delicious spoils he anticipates...
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75 - 85 minutes
2 f, 3 m
Don't Blame Me, I'm Just the Playwright
Carrie McWethy (McCrossen)
Two playwrights are in the midst of polishing their script before their masterpiece starts its run on Broadway. But when their whizkid producer brings in a team of hack writers to punch up their dialogue with fart jokes, a corporate sponsor to introduce product placement, and a diva actress with her own baggage...can they hold on to their vision?
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25 - 35 minutes
6 f, 6 m, 3 either (6-15 actors possible: 2-14 f, 1-15 m)