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All American Boys
Jody Drezner Alperin and 3 others
Rashad and Quinn's perspectives alternate throughout this galvanizing adaptation of the acclaimed novel, as the two young men work through a complex web of family loyalties and community ties to find a way to take action.
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Drama
70 - 80 minutes
5 f, 12 m (15-30 actors possible: 4-19 f, 11-26 m)
She Like Girls
Chisa Hutchinson
Straining to keep their involvement a secret from their conservative mothers and their gay-bashing classmates, harassment from even their closest friends escalates, forcing Kia to choose between her newfound sexuality and societal acceptance.
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Drama
90 - 110 minutes
6 f, 3 m (8-11 actors possible: 5-7 f, 3-4 m)
Fire Exit
Stacie Lents
Told through a series of poignant and often very funny monologues, Fire Exit is a powerful ensemble piece that proves things, and people, aren't always as they seem.
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Drama
30 - 35 minutes
3 f, 2 m, 3 either (4-8 actors possible: 2-6 f, 2-5 m)
This Wonderful Life
Steve Murray
One actor inhabits every role in this hilariously touching stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter, and the gang come to life as a single actor creates a heartwarming story about the effect one hardworking man's life has on the people around him...
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Comedy
75 minutes
1 m
Memory House
Kathleen Tolan
Unfolding in real time, Memory House is about a young and an older woman who are forced to grapple with the past as they face an uncertain future. A funny and moving story about the complexity of living in the world today.
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Comedy/Drama
80 - 90 minutes
2 f
Post-its® (Notes on a Marriage)
Paul Dooley and 1 other
n this homage to Love Letters, an actor and actress read the Post-it�??�?�® Notes between a couple that span the duration of their lives together. Hilarious and moving, Post-its�??�?�® explores the ups and downs of a relationship that were unexpectedly captured on scraps of paper.
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Comedy/Drama
10 - 15 minutes
1 f, 1 m
War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
Joe Landry
Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play is a thrilling homage to the form's golden age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.
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Live Radio Play
70 - 75 minutes
1 f, 5 m (4-40 actors possible: 1-9 f, 3-31 m)
Christmas Thieves: A Small Town Radio Play
Greg Oliver Bodine
It's Christmas Eve in America's heartland, and radio host Bjorn Gundlarrsen is preparing for the telethon performance that will keep his tiny polka station afloat. Unfortunately, the prize troupe of British actors he's hired has all fallen ill due to a dastardly combination of indigestible foreign meats...
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Comedy
45 - 55 minutes
2 f, 3 m
Drinking Habits
Tom Smith
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail.
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Farce
100 - 110 minutes
5 f, 3 m
The Taming
Lauren Gunderson
Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison -- what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female "power-play" inspired by Shakespeare's Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions.
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Comedy
85 - 90 minutes
3 f
Showdown at Palm Tree Pines
Tess Barker
When all the seniors in an assisted living home start to pick sides, every aerobics class and bingo game becomes a battleground for politics and pranks. But when an even greater threat to the serenity of senior living arrives on their doorstep, will they be able to work together to win the day...
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
6 f, 5 m, 4 either (15-31 actors possible: 6-16 f, 5-15 m)
10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Don Zolidis
It's the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the apocalypse! (Hint: sacrifice the weak is step number one.)
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Comedy
30 - 35 minutes
5 f, 3 m, 2 either (8-24 actors possible: 5-13 f, 3-11 m)
Check Please: Take 2
Jonathan Rand
Soon after their relationship ends, Guy and Girl are forced by their well-intentioned best friends to plunge back into the dating pool. Unfortunately that pool is filled with foot-reading psychics, frustrated polygamists, and extreme accountants. And pirates. But are the blind dates really that unbearable? Yes. Yes they are...
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
6 f, 6 m (5-12 actors possible: 2-6 f, 3-6 m)
Crafting a Killer
Brent Holland
When a shadowy intelligence organization finds a way to move a person's consciousness from one body to another, they decide to use the technology to create the perfect undercover operative. However, the eight top candidates for the job don't know this until the day they find themselves locked in a deadly game of constantly-switching personalities...
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Thriller
35 - 40 minutes
1 f, 1 m, 7 either (9 actors possible: 1-8 f, 1-8 m)
The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet
Peter Bloedel
A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines -- similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script...
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Comedy
35 - 50 minutes
6 f, 6 m, 12 either (12-24 actors possible: 3-21 f, 3-21 m)
HomeSchooled - LiveScreen Theatre Edition
Jason Pizzarello
When the town of Smorgasbord is forced to close the public school system and rely on a motley crew of parents to homeschool all the children, the parents are thrown for a loop...
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
15 either (5-35 actors possible: 0-35 f, 0-35 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. Zoe and Brayden are determined to stay out of the craziness that surrounds them as their friends ask each other to prom in more and more over-the-top ways, some successfully and others not so much...
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
9 f, 8 m (17-40 actors possible: 9-32 f, 8-31 m)
12 Incompetent Jurors - LiveScreen Theatre Edition
Ian McWethy
When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR flack, a bickering couple, and a creep obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused...
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Comedy
30 - 40 minutes
12 either (12-17 actors possible: 0-17 f, 0-17 m)
Kafka's Metamorphosis
Steve Moulds
Gregor Samsa awakes from horrible dreams to find himself transformed into a colossal vermin. So begins Franz Kafka's most celebrated work--and this play that takes us inside Gregor's head to reveal the existential dread smoldering there. An ordinary family must cope with surreal tragedy when their son (who's also their breadwinner) becomes a disgusting creature...
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Drama
75 - 90 minutes
13 either (11-20 actors possible: 11-20 f, 11-20 m)
The Shawshank Redemption
Dave Johns and 1 other
When Andy Dufresne is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in the notorious Shawshank prison, he must find a way to keep himself and his hope alive by using his wits and forging friendships. Based on the novella by Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption brings the story of resilience made famous by the acclaimed film to the stage...
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Drama
100 - 120 minutes
12 m (12-24 actors possible: 12-24 m)