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OMG (Opposite Machine Gadget)
Christa Crewdson
Friendships can change fast in middle school, but what if you had the power to change them back? When Casey's friend Lisa decides to start eighth grade by hanging out with the popular kids, Casey uses her smarts as an inventor to build the "Opposite Machine Gadget," which changes things to their opposite...
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Comedy
30 - 40 minutes
10 f, 10 m, 10 either (11-40 actors possible: 5-20 f, 6-20 m)
Airness
Chelsea Marcantel
When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend; it's about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy...
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Comedy with Music
100 - 110 minutes
2 f, 4 m, 1 either (7 actors possible: 2-3 f, 4-5 m)
Lafayette No. 1
Mandy Conner
As the yellow fever epidemic ravages the streets of 1816 New Orleans, no one thinks of the orphans known as the Forgotten--except for Lizzie Landry. But when the epidemic entangles Lizzie's fate with those of the Forgotten, they all must band together to hold the city accountable for their most vulnerable citizens...
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Drama
35 - 45 minutes
8 f, 7 m (15-25 actors possible: 8-13 f, 7-12 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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Drama
50 - 70 minutes
4 f, 5 m, 1 either (10-20 actors possible: 4-12 f, 5-8 m)
The Jungle Book
Monica Flory
In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he's as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born...
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Adventure comedy/drama
60 - 75 minutes
5 f, 4 m, 10 either (12-22 actors possible: 0-22 f, 0-22 m)
Double Double
Kathryn Funkhouser
When the witches send strange visions to turn Emily and her new classmates against each other, no one can predict what happens next. Before the charm's wound up, all will face their fears in this tale of loyalty, anxiety, Skittles, and doom...
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Comedy/Drama
40 - 50 minutes
6 f, 8 either (12-40 actors possible: 6-40 f, 0-24 m)
The Tangibles
India Kotis
High school is almost over, and Raina's throwing a post-breakup pity party. But when her friends arrive, they bring along problems of their own, and the night soon becomes a disappointment free-for-all of unrequited love, rejected college applications, delicate identity politics, and ukulele jams...
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Comedy/Drama
60 - 80 minutes
5 f, 2 m
A Prayer for Mary Catherine
Elizabeth Downing
When Dr. Elaine Parsons becomes the new headmistress of a Catholic, all-girls school, not everyone is happy. While the amiable Father Mason welcomes friendly debate with a woman of science, Sister Helen suspects the outsider is judging her faith...
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Drama
30 - 35 minutes
5 f, 1 m (6-7 actors possible: 5-6 f, exactly 1 male)
Good Kids
Naomi Iizuka
Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can't remember. Something everybody is talking about. 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...
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Drama
80 - 85 minutes
8 f, 4 m
Fire Exit
Stacie Lents
Everybody at Westfield High School thinks they know what happened the day of the fire. Fire Exit opens in the aftermath, as the community faces what appears to be a prank gone terribly wrong. But as the kids and adults open up about their lives and the bigger picture of the day's events emerges, the truth proves to be far less simple...
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Drama
30 - 35 minutes
3 f, 2 m, 3 either (4-8 actors possible: 2-6 f, 2-5 m)
A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story
Elizabeth Downing
Told through the eyes of a teenager, A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story is a thrilling and poignant tale from one of the darkest eras in American history...
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Historical Drama
70 - 85 minutes
7 f, 3 m, 5 either (13-18 actors possible: 7-15 f, 3-8 m)
Jeeves Intervenes
Margaret Raether
1920s high-society London is once again thrown into chaos by hapless playboy Bertie Wooster, this time in cahoots with his old school chum Eustace Bassington-Bassington. The two 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...
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Comedy
100 - 105 minutes
2 f, 4 m
I and You
Lauren Gunderson
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together...
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Drama
90 - 100 minutes
1 f, 1 m
Love at First Bite
Jodi Picoult and 2 others
A new school and a new girlfriend: things are looking good for teen vampire Drake. Except, of course, that his sweetheart's mom is not only the school principal -- she's also a vampire hunter. Can Drake outwit Principal Stake and Lucy's vengeful ex-boyfriend?
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Musical Comedy
90 - 95 minutes
17 f, 11 m, 7 either (35-48 actors possible: 17-27 f, 11-21 m)
Knickers!
Sarah Quick
The paper mill that long propped up the economy of Elliston Falls has been shut down, sending the town spiraling into an economic depression. When a chipper but overwhelmed tourism officer arrives to lend a hand, she discovers an unlikely business partnership in the three brassy friends that make up the local chapter of Weight Watchers...
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Comedy
95 - 105 minutes
4 f (4-16 actors possible: 4-16 f, 0-10 m)
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Lauren Gunderson
Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional -- and actual -- cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenacts scenes from their painful past...
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Revenge Comedy
75 - 80 minutes
2 f, 2 m
Once Upon a Pandora's Box
Monica Flory
Once upon a time in New York City, Tabitha and her brother Louis discover a box sitting in the hall of their apartment. Curious, Tabitha opens the box, allowing five imprisoned fairy tale villains to escape. Free at last, the dastardly villains begin to wreck the apartment, but when they discover that writing in Tabitha's notebook will give them control of other fictional characters, things really get dicey...
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Comedy
60 - 75 minutes
7 f, 3 m, 3 either (11-16 actors possible: 7-13 f, 3-9 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. Campers and counselors alike are automatically drawn to the new skinny fat girl who's a definite shoo-in for the illustrious title of Camp Princess. Popularity, power, and self-worth get mixed up as Bess struggles to find her identity...
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Comedy/Drama
120 minutes
6 f, 3 m
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
Allison Gregory
Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers...
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Comedy
55 - 65 minutes
4 f, 3 m (7-20 actors possible: 4-12 f, 3-12 m)
Connected
Lia Romeo
In a world where we're all constantly connected via the internet, why do so many people still feel alone? In this series of interrelated vignettes, a young girl's most embarrassing moment goes viral, a recent high school grad must choose between real life and role-playing games, two girls spend Saturday night endlessly searching for the perfect party, and a teacher is accidentally wooed by her student on a dating site...
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Comedy/Drama
80 - 95 minutes
4 f, 4 m (6-23 actors possible: 3-12 f, 3-11 m)