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Perfect
Perfect
Alan Haehnel
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most perfect girl of all? At age four, Bethany believes that it is her. Yet as she grows up, the pressures of her life begins to turn her innocent confidence into self-doubt.
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Drama
25 - 35 minutes
17 f, 7 m, 21 either (10-55 actors possible: 6-35 f, 4-20 m)
937
937
Don Zolidis
May, 1939. Captain Gustav Schroeder pilots a luxury ocean liner, away from its home port in Hamburg, Germany. His goal: to deliver 937 Jewish refugees out of the hands of Nazism and into the safe port of Havana, Cuba.
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Historical drama
35 - 45 minutes
7 f, 8 m, 12 either (15-32 actors possible: 7-20 f, 8-20 m)
The Trials of Robin Hood
The Trials of Robin Hood
Will Averill
Robin Hood: lusty hero, hopeless lover, or evil criminal? Upon his return from the Crusades, King Richard is forced to try and figure out what happened in his kingdom during his absence.
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Comedy
65 - 80 minutes
14 f, 16 m, 20 either (16-56 actors possible: 8-28 f, 8-28 m)
Women Playing Hamlet
Women Playing Hamlet
William Missouri Downs
Hamlet's a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the character, it sends her into an existential tailspin. It doesn't help that her acting coach is abusive, or that every barista tells her she's too young for the role.
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Comedy
70 - 100 minutes
4 f (4-19 actors possible: 4-19 f, )
Including Shooter
Including Shooter
Nicholas C. Pappas
How do you talk about something unthinkable? Including Shooter offers a way to begin by exploring the context of a fictional shooting in three sections.
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Drama
85 - 90 minutes
5 f, 11 m (9-27 actors possible: 5-9 f, 4-18 m)
Conspicuous
Conspicuous
Winter Miller
In this collection of interconnected stories about adoption, we meet a woman raised by two dads, an African-American family considering adopting a Native-American girl, a college student who has to cope with her mom's mental illness...
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Comedy/Drama
30 - 40 minutes
8 f, 8 m (10-20 actors possible: 5-10 f, 5-10 m)
Pretty Chin Up
Pretty Chin Up
Andrea Ciannavei
Self-loathing threatens to derail overweight ad exec Grace when a FreshDirect delivery man hits her with his truck, forcing her to face the reality of her condition head-on.
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Dramedy
70 - 80 minutes
3 f, 3 m (6 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
Bathsheba Doran
Based on Dickens' classic story of a young orphan, Pip, who comes into a mysterious fortune. Rejecting the squalor of his childhood, he attempts to win the heart of snobbish Estella, who was raised by her Aunt Miss Havisham.
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Drama
90 - 100 minutes
4 f, 8 m, 4 either (6-30 actors possible: 2-15 f, 4-20 m)
After Math
After Math
Jonathan Dorf
When a man and woman in suits take Emmett away in the middle of math class, his classmates come up with their own explanations for his mysterious disappearance. He's off to his own private rock concert.
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Dramedy
30 - 35 minutes
3 f, 2 m, 6 either (8-40 actors possible: 2-38 f, 2-38 m)
Dear Harvey
Dear Harvey
Patricia Loughrey
Extensively researched and beautifully constructed, this documentary-style ensemble play recounts the life and lasting impact of groundbreaking LGBT activist and politician Harvey Milk, as told by the people who knew him best.
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Drama
60 - 70 minutes
3 f, 4 m (7-21 actors possible: 3-10 f, 4-11 m)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Timothy Mason
Tom Sawyer is a force -- whether he's sneaking out of his Aunt Polly's house at night, or duping his playmates into white-washing a fence, or taking a stand against the murderous Injun Joe...
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Comedy/Drama
75 - 105 minutes
6 f, 8 m, 6 either (14-40 actors possible: 6-20 f, 8-20 m)
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
Monica Flory
In this adaptation of the classic story, 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)
Seedfolks
Seedfolks
Paul Fleischman
When a young Vietnamese girl plants beans in a vacant lot to connect with the memory of her father, the 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)
What a Glorious Feeling!
What a Glorious Feeling!
Jay Berkow
There's lightning in a bottle but a storm behind the scenes at the studio where Gene Kelly begins work on Singin' in the Rain. He's determined to keep both his longtime collaborator Stanley Donen and trusted assistant...
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Play with Music
100 - 110 minutes
2 f, 4 m (6 actors possible: 2-3 f, 3-4 m)
Show and Spell
Show and Spell
Julia Brownell
Five middle schoolers take on overzealous parents, crazy coaches, and nostalgic relatives as they prepare for the annual spelling bee in this insightful comedy for young actors.
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Comedy
50 - 60 minutes
8 f, 5 m, 3 either (16 actors possible: 5-15 f, 1-11 m)
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five
Eric Simonson
Based on Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel, Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes "unstuck in time" after he is abducted by aliens.
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Comedy/Drama
85 - 95 minutes
3 f, 12 m (12-23 actors possible: 2-3 f, 10-20 m)
Dark Road
Dark Road
Laura Lundgren Smith
When Greta, a young girl living in Nazi Germany, reads that the nearby women's concentration camp is hiring guards, she sees it as a chance to find her place in the world and provide for her sister Lise.
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Drama
40 - 45 minutes
8 f, 3 m, 1 either (9-26 actors possible: 9-20 f, 0-6 m)
The Green Bird (one-act version)
The Green Bird (one-act version)
Hillary DePiano
The king is lost, the queen is buried alive, the kingdom is in ruins. When nobody else's worthy of the title of hero, it's up to twins Renzo and Barbarina to unravel the mystery of the Green Bird.
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Comedy
35 - 45 minutes
6 f, 4 m, 3 either (12-50 actors possible: 5-50 f, 4-50 m)
Orientation
Orientation
Ian McWethy
Two college RAs are tasked with matching up 8 incoming freshmen as roommates. By crafting the perfect pairings, their year could be worry-free! But if they fail, they may ruin the students' lives forever
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
10 f (6-10 actors possible: 6-10 f, 0-2 m)
Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth (full-length version)
Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth (full-length version)
Jonathan Rand and 1 other
Eclectic characters -- a loving couple of frontiersfolk, a cadre of mustachioed men, a nuclear physicist, and more portray the convoluted history of a small town.
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Comedy
75 - 85 minutes
5 f, 5 m, 10 either (10-133 actors possible: 5-67 f, 5-66 m)

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