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Aliens vs. Cheerleaders
Qui Nguyen
After aliens abduct and scan two unsuspecting teenagers' brains to find their leader, they are led to Principal Forsman of Saint Valley High School. Little do the power-hungry aliens suspect that the school's cheerleading squad is full of brains, brawn, and butt-kicking skills. But when the cheerleaders are overpowered, it's up to hipster outsider Molly and her nerdy sidekick Lewis to step in and save the planet...
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Action comedy
25 - 30 minutes
6 f, 4 m, 4 either (10-12 actors possible: 6-10 f, 4-8 m)
Lions in Illyria
Robert Kauzlaric
Giraffes are gentlemen, aardvarks are card sharks, and animals rule the world in this retelling of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. When young lioness Violet is separated from her twin brother by a storm at sea, she must find her way alone in an unknown country...
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Comedy
55 - 65 minutes
2 f, 2 m (4-8 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)
Orphan Trains
Deborah Craig
From 1853 to 1929, The Orphan Trains Project joined adoptive parents with orphans in countless towns throughout the vast American landscape. Based on primary records from the Children's Aid Society of New York, Orphan Trains brings this compelling story of hardships and victories to life, resonating with the authentic voices of a diverse group of children...
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Drama
40 - 45 minutes
10 f, 5 m, 2 either (8-27 actors possible: 5-15 f, 3-12 m)
Now and Then
Sean Grennan
One night in 1981, just as Jamie is closing the bar where he works, a desperate last-minute customer offers him and his girlfriend Abby two thousand dollars to sit and have a drink with him. Who wouldn't take it? As the trio swaps stories and Jamie considers the decisions he faces about his musical career and his future with his girlfriend Abby. the young couple begins to realize that this older man is unusually invested in their choices...
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Comedy/Drama
90 - 100 minutes
2 f, 2 m
Space Girl
Mora V. Harris
Arugula Suarez just wants to fit in. But it's not easy when you're a sixteen-year-old alien from the planet Zlagdor. Stuck in a world where the only things that make sense are roller derby and salad, Arugula and her father, Nancy, must find out what it means to be human before time runs out for Planet Earth...
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Dramedy
80 - 90 minutes
5 f, 1 m, 1 either (7-11 actors possible: 5-10 f, 1-3 m)
Speed Date
Janet Allard
It's Valentine's Day and the pressure is on. Seventeen crazy characters search for love in a round-robin game of speed dating. Everyone's in on the action: a hopeless people-pleaser, a Frenchman, a guy hung up on his previous girlfriends, an art therapist, a clown, and more. They're desperate, chatty, needy, strange -- and the clock is ticking. Will they find love before time runs out?
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
4 f, 4 m (4-17 actors possible: 2-9 f, 2-9 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. Explore stories from the awkwardness of asking out a pizza store clerk, to a campy infidelity revenge comedy, to the couple destined to be together no matter the obstacles..
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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)
Exit Strategy
Ike Holter
When a school is slated for closure at the end of the year, and the weight of the inevitable bears down on the community, students and teachers alike discover their breaking points. Ricky, the vice principal, has stayed firmly on the sidelines for all of the teachers' previous battles, but now in the eleventh hour, he's compelled to step up with a plan to save the school. Does he actually have any idea what he's doing...
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Drama
90 - 100 minutes
3 f, 4 m
A Walk With Mr. Heifetz
James Inverne
In 1926 in pre-Israel Palestine, a concert given in a stone quarry by celebrated violinist Jascha Heifetz drew thousands - but no one witnessed the legendary conversation he had afterwards with a charismatic young composer and kibbutz pioneer named Yehuda Sharett. On Yehuda Sharett's journey to become a founding father of Israeli culture, two remarkable encounters changed his life..
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Drama
120 - 130 minutes
3 m, 1 either (4 actors possible: 0-1 f, 3-4 m)
Snow Angel
David Lindsay-Abaire
When the quiet town of Deerpoint, Vermont is hit by the biggest blizzard in 107 years, a mysterious girl named Eva steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers who are asked to help her in her search. What Eva's searching for -- and who she truly is -- becomes a mystery that baffles, divides, and energizes the teens of Deerpoint...
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Comedy/Drama
60 - 80 minutes
8 f, 8 m
Slide/Over
Melanie Marnich
High school students Trish, Steph, David, Scott, and Jay form a tight-knit, eccentric clique. Jay, who happens to be gay, throws the whole group off-balance when she kisses Scott. The friends have to grapple with this event as Jay pursues an attraction that transcends labels. Realistic conversations are interspersed with wild dream sequences and a cell phone chorus, as the friends all try to come to terms with change, potential, and shifting identity...
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A serious comedy
20 - 30 minutes
3 f, 2 m
How To Ruin Your Promposal
John Leverett and 1 other
Prom season is here, which means two things: flashy promposals are everywhere, and not all will go as planned. Zoe and Brayden are determined to stay out of the craziness that surrounds them as their friends ask each other to prom in more and more over-the-top ways, some successfully and others not so much. Will everyone make it through promposal season with more laughter than disaster...
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
9 f, 8 m (17-40 actors possible: 9-32 f, 8-31 m)
Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Jersey Lily
Katie Forgette
The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when Wilde brings his dear friend, Lillie Langtry, to Baker Street. Someone has stolen the highly intimate letters Lillie exchanged with the Prince of Wales, and now she is being blackmailed. Only Holmes can solve the case, going so far as to disguise himself...
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Mystery/Comedy
115 - 130 minutes
2 f, 5 m (7-11 actors possible: 2-3 f, 5-8 m)
Sense and Sensibility
Jon Jory
Sisters Elinor and Marianne find themselves captivated by two very different men in this lively and dynamic adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel. Sensible Elinor is charmed by the quiet, bumbling goodness of Edward, while passionate Marianne is swept off of her feet by the dashing and mysterious Willoughby...
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Romance
90 - 100 minutes
8 f, 8 m (13-16 actors possible: 7-8 f, 6-8 m)
Parfumerie
E. P. Dowdall
This new adaptation of the play that inspired several movies is a warm, gentle comedy that follows the tangled tale of Parfumerie employee George Horvath. Just days before Christmas, George's boss fires him after mistakenly suspecting him to be the lover of his unfaithful wife. Meanwhile, George's own love life goes awry when he discovers that the stranger he has fallen in love with through a secret correspondence...
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Comedy
100 - 120 minutes
7 f, 8 m, 3 either (12-20 actors possible: 5-10 f, 7-10 m)
12 Incompetent Jurors
Ian McWethy
When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man is very, very guilty of stealing cats. Case closed.)
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Comedy
70 - 80 minutes
6 f, 6 m (12-17 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)
Sending Down the Sparrows
Laura Lundgren Smith
As a reluctant member of the Hitler Youth, Viktor is surrounded by Nazi ideology, from the math problems he's given in class to the conversations he has with his friends. But Viktor is different, because he has a secret: his developmentally disabled sister, Alina, who he visits in a state institution. As he learns just how far the Third Reich will go in the name of "genetic purity," he must choose where he stands, no matter what it costs...
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Drama
40 - 45 minutes
4 f, 7 m, 6 either (10-17 actors possible: 3-7 f, 5-13 m)
It's not you, it's me
Don Zolidis
Whether your boyfriend is a Canadian secret agent or monk in training, or your girlfriend is a psychic or pathological liar, one thing is for sure: they are about to dump you. Exploring the painful art of breaking-up through comedic, awkwardly realistic characters, this series of wildly hilarious scenes are sure to make you feel relieved not to be the receiving end of those five fatal relationship words...
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Comedy
35 - 40 minutes
6 f, 7 m, 1 either (5-20 actors possible: 2-10 f, 2-10 m)
subText
Tyler Dwiggins
Even though everybody on the planet is just a text away, getting your message across has never been more complicated. subText is a hilarious series of vignettes detailing the awkwardness of dating in the digital age, from capturing the perfect selfie to making a relationship Facebook official. At its heart, subText is a reminder that "love is a lot of things, but it is rarely a thing of convenience."
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Comedy
80 - 90 minutes
13 f, 7 m (5-20 actors possible: 3-13 f, 2-7 m)
Miss Nelson is Missing!
Jeffrey Hatcher
Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they'll do anything...
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Comedy
60 - 75 minutes
4 f, 6 m