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The Realness
Idris Goodwin
1996 is an incredible time to be a hip-hop fan, so the moment T. O. escapes the suburbs, he plunges into the scene, eager to experience the culture for himself...
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90 - 100 minutes
2 f, 3 m (5-10 actors possible: 2-4 f, 3-6 m)
Appropriate Audience Behavior
Ian McWethy
Carol and Ashley are expecting a tale of woe as they take their seats to watch Hamlet, but the real tragedy is that they're sitting next to the world's noisiest weirdos...
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25 - 35 minutes
9 f, 8 m, 3 either (5-20 actors possible: 0-20 f, 0-20 m)
Scared Silly
Peter Bloedel and 9 others
We challenged ten playwrights to bring us their funniest takes on the fearsome in this collection of ten-minute plays. Designed to be flexible for your evil plans, these plays can be performed in any combination...
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100 - 120 minutes
8 f, 8 m, 14 either (16-85 actors possible: 8-62 f, 8-54 m)
Jeremy Bloom
In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan, Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence...
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65 - 75 minutes
3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7-30 actors possible: 3-30 f, 2-30 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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70 - 90 minutes
12 f, 2 m (12-40 actors possible: 10-30 f, 2-10 m)
It's a Wonderful Neverland
Patrick Greene and 1 other
Neverland is turned on its head in this clever blend of It's a Wonderful Life and J.M. Barrie's classic tale...
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30 - 35 minutes
4 f, 4 m, 12 either (8-25 actors possible: 3-22 f, 3-22 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...
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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)
What Andy Warhol Never Told Me
Robert Pridham
A motley crew of fame-crazed girls explores the pros and cons of achieving stardom as they relate past brushes with it and pursue new ones...
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35 - 45 minutes
20 f (15-25 actors possible: 15-25 f, )
Aaron Loeb
Ninety minutes from now, a group of stressed-out corporate consultants is slated to present their work on a mysterious project. It's time to brainstorm within the morally ambiguous parameters they've been given so they can make it to their kids' soccer games and continue their ill-advised affairs...
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Comic Thriller
85 - 95 minutes
1 f, 4 m
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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95 - 105 minutes
4 f (4-16 actors possible: 4-16 f, 0-10 m)
Wild Kate: A Tale of Revenge at Sea
Karen Hartman
"Call me Isabel." A brainy teen with a chip on her shoulder seeks adventure and escape when she enrolls in High School on the High Seas...
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85 - 90 minutes
7 f, 4 m, 3 either (11-14 actors possible: 7-10 f, 4-7 m)
Digging Up the Boys
Laura Lundgren Smith
The mine where Floyd, Paul, and Jack work is old, nearly picked clean and about to be closed, when part of it collapses, trapping them. The women left above race to the foreman, only to receive the company line: Go home and pray...
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40 - 45 minutes
3 f, 4 m, 1 either (8 actors possible: 3-4 f, 4-5 m)
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...
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100 - 120 minutes
7 f, 8 m, 3 either (12-20 actors possible: 5-10 f, 7-10 m)
The Most Amazing Christmas Play Series in the Entire History of the World
Don Zolidis
Christmas traditions are turned on their heads in this hilariously charming series of four short plays...
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40 - 50 minutes
9 f, 10 m, 5 either (7-24 actors possible: 4-14 f, 3-10 m)
From the Mouths of Babes
Eva Anderson
Davey, a notorious troublemaker, has just been released from the time-out area of Happy Feet Daycare. He now has one objective: to convince Kimberly and Eli, his fellow playmates, to help him kill the daycare teacher...
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Dark comedy
10 - 15 minutes
2 f, 2 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. 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...
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100 - 105 minutes
2 f, 4 m
Henry's Law
Stacie Lents
When the brilliant but socially awkward Max starts tutoring popular student Sara in chemistry, an unlikely friendship begins. But Max isn't prepared for the feelings Sara seems to be developing -- and neither is her overprotective boyfriend, Jason. When cruel rumors about Max start circulating online, Max is devastated...
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40 - 55 minutes
2 f, 2 m
The Importance of Being Earnest (in 30 minutes)
Jason Pizzarello
In this one-act adaptation of Oscar Wilde's beloved romantic comedy, the stakes are even higher and the deadlines even tighter for poor Jack Worthing...
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30 - 40 minutes
3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7 actors possible: 3-5 f, 2-4 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)
Don Zolidis
When Mya gets cast as the dog's understudy in her high school production of Annie, she snaps so spectacularly that she winds up in the Fine Arts Magnet Juvenile Detention Facility...
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Comedy with music
100 - 110 minutes
13 f, 6 m, 6 either (15-35 actors possible: 10-30 f, 5-15 m)