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Mandy Conner
The time has come for headstrong Kera to be fully initiated into the tribe of healers she's been a part of all her life. But as the day approaches, she finds herself paralyzed by doubt. A mystical, inventive coming-of-age tale...
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Drama
40 - 50 minutes
5 f, 2 m, 4 either (11-30 actors possible: 5-15 f, 2-15 m)
Alice in Wonderland
Jason Pizzarello
A darker, more faithful version of Lewis Carroll's classic tale that reimagines the experience of Wonderland, and ends with an unexpected new twist...
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Drama/Comedy
30 - 40 minutes
9 f, 9 m, 12 either (11-38 actors possible: 5-32 f, 6-33 m)
And a Child Shall Lead
Michael Slade
This is the heroic and true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the "Jewish city" established by the Nazis near Prague as a way station before the death camps. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty...
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Drama
90 - 100 minutes
4 f, 4 m (8-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 4-15 m)
Booby Trap
Ed Monk
In the near future, an American soldier sits in a combat zone, trapped by a land mine. As he waits to see what will happen to him, scenes from his past, present, and future unfold around him.
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Drama
30 - 35 minutes
6 f, 5 m, 6 either (11-17 actors possible: 5-12 f, 5-12 m)
Breaking the News
Don Zolidis
Channel Eight is Detroit's least-watched newscast. As a last-ditch effort, the station hires a news director with a plan to make Channel Eight number one. What the station doesn't realize is that his plan involves a reporter being killed on air...
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Comedy
70 - 80 minutes
10 f, 8 m (8-30 actors possible: 4-26 f, 4-26 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. 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)
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...
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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)
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)
Lockdown
Douglas Craven
In a dark classroom, eight students sit in an "official lockdown," not knowing if it's just a drill or an actual emergency. When a hysterical younger girl bolts from the room and the teacher follows, the remaining students are left alone to decide if it's safer to stay or run...
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Drama
20 - 35 minutes
4 f, 4 m, 1 either (9-11 actors possible: 3-8 f, 4-8 m)
Making God Laugh
Sean Grennan
Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years' worth of holidays. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations...
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Comedy/Drama
120 - 130 minutes
2 f, 3 m (5-20 actors possible: 2-8 f, 3-12 m)
Medea
Nelly E. Cuellar-Garcia
Deaf to the warnings of her nurse and chorus, grief-stricken Medea seeks solace in destroying Jason, her unfaithful husband. A condensed adaptation of the classic tragedy that effectively explores Medea's disjointed psyche within the context of ancient Greek values...
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Drama
35 - 45 minutes
13 f, 2 m (11-27 actors possible: 9-21 f, 2-6 m)
The Other Room
Ariadne Blayde
Austin is a brilliant teenage astronomer who happens to have autism. By turns funny and heartbreaking, 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
Oz
Don Zolidis
Reeling from her sister's death, Beth suddenly finds herself journeying through a world suspiciously resembling the film The Wizard of Oz. But with the yellow brick road sold to foreign investors after a financial meltdown, Beth wonders what role she plays in this classic story gone awry...
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Comedy/Drama
40 - 50 minutes
4 f, 4 m, 4 either (8-16 actors possible: 4-8 f, 4-8 m)
roger&tom
Julien Schwab
In the fast-paced, mind-bending, quasi-romanti-tragi-dramedy that follows, family secrets emerge, the fourth wall dissolves then reforms, and the siblings are forced to question not only their identities, but their very existence...
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Comedy
65 - 75 minutes
1 f, 2 m
Seedfolks
Paul Fleischman
When a young Vietnamese girl plants beans in a vacant lot to connect with the memory of her father, the diverse group of locals who take notice find a connection of their own in a spirited effort to re-imagine their run-down neighborhood...
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Drama
40 minutes
15 f, 15 m, 10 either (23-75 actors possible: 12-40 f, 11-35 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...
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Comedy/Drama
60 - 80 minutes
8 f, 8 m
This Is Your Brain on Social Media
Ian McWethy and 1 other
When a school stages an intervention for three of their most social-media obsessed students, the ultra-righteous Amanda Boseman arrives armed with an array of cautionary tales. This Is Your Brain on Social Media takes on both social-media madness and the grown-up hysteria over kids these days...
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Comedy
30 - 40 minutes
11 f, 5 m, 7 either (6-30 actors possible: 3-27 f, 3-27 m)
The Trojan Women
Ellen McLaughlin
In the wake of their devastating defeat, the women of Troy, all now widows, wait on the beach below the ravaged city to be claimed by their Greek conquerors as slaves and concubines...
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Drama
70 - 90 minutes
12 f, 2 m (12-40 actors possible: 10-30 f, 2-10 m)
Unbreakable Timmy Cratchit
Tyler Dwiggins and 1 other
There are people who are excited about Christmas, and then there's Tiny Tim Cratchit. When he discovers his overworked parents could use some extra cheer this year, the oddball optimist drafts his skeptical sister Belinda into a last-minute quest to make enough money to buy the perfect gifts...
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Comedy
30 - 35 minutes
14 f, 9 m, 23 either (9-40 actors possible: 0-40 f, 0-40 m)
For Feet's Sake
Krista Knight
In this funny, poignant take on the classic tale of The Little Mermaid, Thessaly, the youngest of five mermaid sisters, yearns to visit the surface. When she finally gets her wish, she falls in love with a human prince, and makes a bargain with a witch that will allow her to be human too...
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Comedy/Drama
25 - 35 minutes
20 f, 13 m (15-53 actors possible: 11-30 f, 4-23 m)