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War at Home
Nicole Quinn and 1 other
A group of students in a New York State high school 100 miles north of Ground Zero responds to the events of September 11th, 2001. The text of this ensemble piece was created from journal writings of over 40 students, teachers, and community members in the weeks immediately following 9-11...
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Ensemble drama
40 - 50 minutes
4 f, 4 m, 13 either (16-30 actors possible: 4-26 f, 4-26 m)
Snow White
Marjorie Sokoloff
The Witch was the fairest one of all first, and she will not be silenced any longer! This updated version of the classic story unveils the villain's perspective, from her tragic childhood to her quest for revenge...
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Children's theater
50 - 55 minutes
2 f, 8 m, 6 either (5-26 actors possible: 2-9 f, 3-17 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 to avoid...
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Comedy
30 - 35 minutes
5 f, 4 m (6-60 actors possible: 3-30 f, 3-30 m)
Selma '65
Catherine Filloux
Two fascinating lives are brought to life by a single actress in this powerful drama that explores the searing moment that connects Viola Liuzzo, a white civil rights activist who joins the 1965 march for voting rights at Selma, and Tommy Rowe, an FBI informant working undercover in the Ku Klux Klan...
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Drama
70 - 80 minutes
1 f
Property Rites
Alan Haehnel
Kyle Macmanus has invested millions in a high-tech work of art -- fifteen human-figure sculptures programmed to perform thousands of movements, monologues, dialogues, and more. But just when Kyle is about to sell the sculpture, it malfunctions; the figures are alive...
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Drama
40 - 55 minutes
4 f, 4 m, 13 either (12-30 actors possible: 2-30 f, 2-30 m)
Nora's Lost
Alan Haehnel
Debilitated by Alzheimer's disease, Nora Blodget follows the vision of her late husband into the woods on a cold night. Nora's life flashes before her -- revealing her former life as a dynamic teacher, a caring wife, and a loving mother...
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Drama
35 - 45 minutes
12 f, 6 m, 7 either (15-25 actors possible: 8-20 f, 5-20 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...
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Comedy
60 - 75 minutes
4 f, 6 m
Korczak's Children
Jeffrey Hatcher
In the horrible conditions of the Jewish Ghetto, Korczak does everything within his power to make sure his children are fed and clothed, cared for and safe. But there are rumors of a change in the ghetto. Tales of deportations to concentration camps are spreading....
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Drama for young audiences
100 - 120 minutes
13 f, 15 m (20-28 actors possible: 9-13 f, 11-15 m)
Jeeves at Sea
Margaret Raether
In the blink of an eye, Bertie is masquerading as a romance novelist, Crumpet's posing as his own long-lost twin, and a sinister foreign count is challenging Bertie to a duel. Will this madcap case of mistaken identities end in Bertie's doom--or worse, his marriage...
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Comedy
90 - 100 minutes
2 f, 4 m
Is He Dead?
David Ives
Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor's prison unless Marie marries him...
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Comedy
105 - 120 minutes
4 f, 7 m (11-16 actors possible: 4-6 f, 7-12 m)
The Humor Games
Dean O'Carroll
When Katskills Wintergreen takes a pie in the face for her little sister Dim, she enters herself into the Humor Games, a comedy battle to the death. In this slapstick parody of The Hunger Games, who will have the last laugh...?
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Parody
75 - 80 minutes
17 f, 12 m, 14 either (16-43 actors possible: 9-17 f, 7-12 m)
Reality
Lia Romeo
Annie and Matt met on Looking for Love, a popular reality dating show. But now that the cameras have stopped rolling, their fairy tale is looking a lot less perfect than it seemed. Will there be a happy ending, or a huge scandal...
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Comedy
85 - 90 minutes
2 f, 2 m
Hate Mail
Bill Corbett and 1 other
Hate Mail tells the story of Preston, a spoiled rich kid who meets his match in Dahlia, an angst-filled artist. Their worlds collide when Preston sends a complaint letter that gets Dahlia fired from her job, and then there's no turning back...
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Comedy
80 - 95 minutes
1 f, 1 m
Happily Ever After: A Wedding Comedy
Mark Dunn
It's moments before her wedding, and Francie has barricaded herself inside the church nursery, convinced that she's destined for a fairy-tale ending with another man...if he ever wakes up from his coma...
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Comedy
100 - 115 minutes
5 f, 5 m
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
Todd Kreidler
A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film...
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Comedy/Drama
110 - 120 minutes
5 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. 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)
Dilemmas with Dinner
Robin Roberts
Junior executive Brooke invites her boss and his wife over for dinner in the hopes of securing a promotion. While frantically getting ready, Brooke and her husband discover that the hired help is coincidentally the boss' ex-daughter-in-law...
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Farce
90 - 100 minutes
4 f, 4 m
Dead and Breathing
Chisa Hutchinson
Cranky old Carolyn Whitlock has been in hospice for far too long and just wants to die already. But she'll have to work harder than she ever has in her privileged life to convince her oversharing and very Christian nurse to help her end it...
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Drama
80 - 95 minutes
2 f (2 actors possible: 1-2 f, 0-1 m)
Baltimore
Kirsten Greenidge
When a racially-charged incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have. As pressure mounts, Shelby must decide if she will enter the fray or watch her community come apart at the seams...
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Drama
90 - 95 minutes
6 f, 3 m
Hell to Pay
John Andreini
Advertising executive Danny Laws is having a Devil of a time. He's on the verge of losing his agency's biggest client, along with his job and his reputation as Manhattan's savviest ad man. When things look bleakest, he's offered a deal that could save his hide but cost him his soul...
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Comedy
90 - 100 minutes
1 f, 5 m (3-6 actors possible: 1-3 f, 2-5 m)