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How To Overthrow Your Student Government
Ian McWethy
Jen may have lost her election for student council president, but with a little help from Julius Caesar, she can always overthrow the school government instead. Any time an ambitious, angry potential despot utters the phrase "democracy sucks," Caesar appears to lead them down the path to ultimate power...
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25 - 35 minutes
2 f, 2 m, 6 either (6-40 actors possible: 0-40 f, 0-40 m)
Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)
Sheila Callaghan
A year has passed since the untimely death of Janice's father. Struggling to cope, Janice and her mother's only comforts are visitations from their respective celebrity crushes -- Justin Timberlake and Harrison Ford. With the support of Justin's affection, Janice begins to craft a plan that will mend the chasm in their lives.
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70 - 90 minutes
3 f, 2 m
High School Judge and Jury
John Leverett and 1 other
The students of Hamilton High School have transformed their cafeteria into a courtroom to settle their disputes, and the cases on the docket today are the wildest yet. Judge Josie and the jury must contend with everything from missing mascot heads to possibly fictional girlfriends, and from surprisingly colorful yearbook pictures to fiendish glitter traps...
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25 - 35 minutes
7 f, 6 m, 6 either (13-50 actors possible: 7-25 f, 6-25 m)
Not Medea
Allison Gregory
An exhausted working mother escapes for just one night to the sanctuary of the theatre - except the play is one she desperately doesn't want to watch. As the show goes on, she finds herself drawn from her reality into Medea's, even as she draws the audience into her own raw and surprising personal history...
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75 - 80 minutes
2 f, 1 m
The Little Princess
Cynthia Mercati
Young Sara Crewe would rather stay with her dear father in India than leave for Miss Minchin's boarding school in grim, bustling London, but her father insists she receive an English education. But when her fate takes a disastrous turn, will her vibrant inner life be enough to sustain her through tragedy and hardship...
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80 - 90 minutes
20 f, 4 m, 1 either (12-31 actors possible: 8-23 f, 4-8 m)
Badger (full-length)
Don Zolidis
n 1944, five young women take newly-available jobs at one of the largest munitions factories in the United States: the Badger Ordnance Works. Facing dangerous work with highly flammable powder as well as insidious sexism, the women form an unlikely friendship through joy and heartbreak...
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90 - 100 minutes
9 f, 5 m, 1 either (15-45 actors possible: 9-40 f, 5-36 m)
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. Can she ever compare to her accomplished older sister...
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40 - 50 minutes
5 f, 2 m, 4 either (11-30 actors possible: 5-15 f, 2-15 m)
Back to the 80s
Dean O'Carroll
When modern teen Mary Fitzfry gets sent back in time by an eccentric professor, she finds herself in the middle of a totally tubular cavalcade of 80s pop culture. There's a lot of familiar faces, but the biggest surprise of all is Mary's own protective mom as a teen. Thanks to Mary's time travel, she's in trouble...
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60 - 70 minutes
15 f, 7 m (11-116 actors possible: 5-99 f, 1-111 m)
Mythical Creatures and How to Approach Them
Travis Greisler
If you go to a magical school, you learn to expect the unexpected--but when young students Peter and Harmony go abroad to study mythical creatures with Professor Sal A. Manderfin, they discover a whole new level of unpredictable...
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40 - 45 minutes
6 f, 5 m, 2 either (7-13 actors possible: 4-8 f, 3-7 m)
Just Before the War Between the Plates
Larry Loebell
There's conflict in the kitchen, as the forks, spoons, and knives argue over who's the greatest of utensils. The steel knife is looking for action, the grapefruit spoon longs for another function, and the sterling fork keeps touting its lofty lineage. Beneath the clash of cutlery lies a sensitive allegory about identity...
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Comedy for young audiences
10 - 15 minutes
6 either (2-6 actors possible: 0-6 f, 0-6 m)
Emily Anderson
Frederick and his friends filled their suburban childhood with mischievous tales of their reclusive Italian neighbor, Isabella, and the mysterious golden pot locked inside her house. Many years since those post-WWII days, Frederick remembers the moment he accepted a dare and destroyed the mystery...
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30 - 45 minutes
4 f, 3 m
Lisa Rand
Over the course of a blind date, a woman's actions and emotions are guided by allegorical aspects of her personality seated at a nearby table. Which slice of her psyche will seize the evening...
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15 - 25 minutes
5 f, 5 m, 1 either (11 actors possible: 5-6 f, 5-6 m)
Tanya Barfield and 16 others
A photograph captures and documents a single moment in time and space -- a snapshot of history, of a reality bounded by the photo's frame. But what lies outside, beyond, behind the photograph...
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80 - 100 minutes
11 f, 11 m (4-25 actors possible: 2-15 f, 2-15 m)
Fearful Symmetry
Alan Haehnel
Mary is anxiously attempting to finish her chores when a mysterious stranger enters the room with an enticing but frightening proposition: Push the button on this box I have. If you do so, I will give you a large sum of money...
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25 - 30 minutes
12 f, 4 m (16 actors possible: 12-16 f, 0-4 m)
Man Woman Flower
Dan LaRocque
A parade of characters whirls through a museum gallery, in a rapid-fire series of hilarious scenelets. A single painting transfixes each of the viewers, who react from their own unique perspectives. In doing so, they become humorous sketches themselves...
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20 - 30 minutes
7 f, 10 m (5-17 actors possible: 2-8 f, 3-9 m)
The Walk Across America for Mother Earth
Taylor Mac and 1 other
Political activism meets bedazzled drag show in this story about two young friends who flee their suburban upbringing in "Real America" to join a ragtag group of activists on a protest march from D.C. to Nevada...
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Comedic Play with Music
110 - 120 minutes
4 f, 6 m, 2 either (10-12 actors possible: 4-6 f, 6-8 m)
Lila Louise Nawrocki
Reaching the end of life, Sarah lives out her memories by talking with her past selves from several pivotal ages. As each scene comes to a close, the voice of the youngest age leaves. Even as Sarah's memories fade, they become part of herself, revealing her human will and ability to maintain hope...
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45 - 60 minutes
7 f
Act A Lady
Jordan Harrison and 1 other
When the men of a small Prohibition-era town decide to put on a play dressed in "fancy-type, women-type clothes," the whole community is affected: gender lines blur, eyebrows raise, identities explode, and life and art are forever entangled...
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90 - 100 minutes
3 f, 3 m
Tammy: A Coming of Age Story About a Girl Who is Part T-Rex
Julia Weiss
Tammy is your average pre-teen. She has a crush on a popular jock. She wants to fit in with the cool crowd. Her parents and teachers just don't get her. Oh, and she's part T-Rex. Being different is never easy, but it gets a whole lot harder when your lunch is raw meat and you get muzzled every time you roar in math class...
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100 - 120 minutes
6 f, 6 m, 4 either (16-24 actors possible: 6-12 f, 6-12 m)
Roll Over, Beethoven
David Ives
Robin, a shy teenager, comes for a first piano lesson to Dr. Felix Goldenbaum, an effusive and eccentric teacher. Robin is amazed to find that he must "play" for Dr. Goldenbaum even though there is no piano -- at least, no visible piano. In the end, in spite of the lack of a piano, Robin makes wonderful music with the help of the mad Doctor...
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10 - 15 minutes
1 m, 1 either (2 actors possible: exactly 1 f, 1-2 m)