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Like You Like It by Daniel S. Acquisto, Sammy Buck

Like You Like It
Daniel S. Acquisto

Productions (25)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m, 4 either (11-50 actors possible: 5-50 f, 4-50 m)

All the world's a mall in this totally awesome musical mashup of Shakespeare and John Hughes. It's 1985 and the brand new Arden Mall is hosting a high school dance... Read more

Digging Up the Boys by Laura Lundgren Smith

Digging Up the Boys
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (16)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m, 1 either (8 actors possible: 3-4 f, 4-5 m)

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... Read more

The Princess Capers by Taryn Temple

The Princess Capers
Taryn Temple

Productions (3)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 105 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m, 33 either (18-55 actors possible: 6-55 f, 0-49 m)

When happily ever after isn't all it's cracked up to be, what's a princess to do? Bored of their fairy-tale lives, Cindy, Snow, Beauty, Briar Rose, and Florine embark on an adventure to save the kingdom from rap-obsessed supervillain Delusia... Read more

Sally Cotter and the Quest We Follow by Dean O'Carroll

Sally Cotter and the Quest We Follow
Dean O'Carroll

Productions (1)
  • Parody
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 15 f, 15 m, 10 either (19-50 actors possible: 12-30 f, 7-30 m)

Sally has just bought a copy of the final book in her favorite series of novels. But if she finishes reading it, will the magic all be . . . over? As she sleeps on it, Sally once again dreams she's a student at Frogbull Academy of Sorcery... Read more

Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry by Arlene Hutton

Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry
Arlene Hutton

Productions (4)
  • Drama
  • 50 - 70 minutes
  • 4 f, 5 m, 1 either (10-20 actors possible: 4-12 f, 5-8 m)

When the president of student council throws a house party and photos are posted online, a group of friends get caught up in a series of shifting events that forces them to question what really happened... Read more

The Shape of the Grave by Laura Lundgren Smith

The Shape of the Grave
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (30)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 40 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m, 8 either (9-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 2-15 m)

The Troubles raging through Northern Ireland cost sixteen-year-old Colleen half her family, and she sees only one way to give her loss meaning: join the bloody fight for Irish independence from Britain... Read more

Everyone Gets Abducted by Aliens by Marshall Pailet

Everyone Gets Abducted by Aliens
Marshall Pailet

Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (6-60 actors possible: 3-30 f, 3-30 m)

The universe is full of questions: Is there life on other planets? Should you be petrified for your Earthly existence? Does everyone get abducted by aliens? This play is full of answers: yes, yes, and that's the title of the show! Read more

Mythical Creatures and How to Approach Them by Travis Greisler

Mythical Creatures and How to Approach Them
Travis Greisler

Productions (1)
  • Comedy
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 6 f, 5 m, 2 either (7-13 actors possible: 4-8 f, 3-7 m)

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... Read more

The Importance of Being Ellie by Jim Peterson

The Importance of Being Ellie
Jim Peterson

Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m

Teen actress Jill is starring in her local community theater's production of Romeo and Juliet, but that's not the only role she's playing. In order to hide her passion for acting from her sports-obsessed parents, she's disguised herself as Ellie for the last two years... Read more

Dark Road by Laura Lundgren Smith

Dark Road
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (53)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 8 f, 3 m, 1 either (9-26 actors possible: 9-20 f, 0-6 m)

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. But soon she learns the reality of her duties... Read more

The Monologue Show (From Hell) by Don Zolidis

The Monologue Show (From Hell) (one-act version)
Don Zolidis

Productions (15)
  • Comedy
  • 35 - 40 minutes
  • 11 f, 8 m (1-19 actors possible: 0-16 f, 0-16 m)

It took Mr. Banks's drama class three long months to prepare for their monologue show . . . but barely a minute to throw all their plans out the window... Read more

OMG (Opposite Machine Gadget) by Christa Crewdson

OMG (Opposite Machine Gadget)
Christa Crewdson

Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 10 f, 10 m, 10 either (11-40 actors possible: 5-20 f, 6-20 m)

When Casey's friend Lisa decides to start eighth grade by hanging out with the popular kids, Casey uses her smarts as an inventor to build the "Opposite Machine Gadget," which changes things to their opposite... Read more

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast adapted by Joe Landry

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
Joe Landry

Productions (3)
  • Live Radio Play
  • 70 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 5 m (4-40 actors possible: 1-9 f, 3-31 m)

An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds--but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles's 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news... Read more

Nooses Off by Don Zolidis

Nooses Off
Don Zolidis

Productions (5)
  • Murder-Mystery Comedy
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 9 f, 5 m, 1 either (15-18 actors possible: 6-11 f, 4-9 m)

An amateur theater company's whodunit hurtles towards opening night -- but the real mystery is whether the cast and crew can get this disaster to curtain call... Read more

Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge

Baltimore
Kirsten Greenidge

Productions (8)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m

When a racially-charged incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have... Read more

Connected (high school edition) by Lia Romeo

Connected (high school edition)
Lia Romeo

Productions (2)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m (6-23 actors possible: 3-12 f, 3-11 m)

In a world where we're all constantly connected via the internet, why do so many people still feel alone? In this series of interrelated vignettes, a young girl's most embarrassing moment goes viral, a recent high school grad must choose between real life and role-playing games, and two girls spend Saturday night endlessly searching for the perfect party... Read more

And in This Corner: Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin

And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
Idris Goodwin

Productions (7)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 7 m

At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr. takes his first step into the ring and starts becoming the man the world would know as Muhammad Ali. This swift, vibrant historical drama bobs and weaves through the iconic boxer's early life in Jim Crow-era Louisville... Read more

Everyone Gets Eaten by Sharks by Marshall Pailet

Everyone Gets Eaten by Sharks
Marshall Pailet

Productions (25)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (6-60 actors possible: 3-30 f, 3-30 m)

FACT: Most people, if not everyone, will eventually be eaten by sharks. But you can postpone the inevitable (and get a great deal on a timeshare!) by joining Adventure Dan on a tour through shark-infested scenarios to avoid, such as kayaking with meat paddles, night-swimming after prom, or genetically engineering sharks for science... Read more

Check Please by Jonathan Rand

Check Please
Jonathan Rand

Productions (3552)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (4-26 actors possible: 2-13 f, 2-13 m)

Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do... Read more

10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse by Don Zolidis

10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Don Zolidis

Productions (1124)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m, 2 either (8-24 actors possible: 5-13 f, 3-11 m)

It's the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Read more

The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN! by Ian McWethy

The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN!
Ian McWethy

Productions (221)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m, 12 either (5-18 actors possible: 5-17 f, 3-15 m)

Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a few facts on the internet first... Read more

How To Succeed in High School Without Really Trying by Jonathan Rand

How To Succeed in High School Without Really Trying
Jonathan Rand

Productions (759)
  • Comedy
  • 20 - 30 minutes
  • 30 either (7-230 actors possible: 1-225 f, 5-229 m)

Want to know the easiest way to make it through the grueling abyss known as high school? A group of student agents infiltrate an assembly to demonstrate their secret tips and tricks... Read more

It's not you, it's me by Don Zolidis

It's not you, it's me
Don Zolidis

Productions (568)
  • Comedy
  • 35 - 40 minutes
  • 6 f, 7 m, 1 either (5-20 actors possible: 2-10 f, 2-10 m)

Whether your boyfriend is a Canadian secret agent or monk in training, or your girlfriend is a psychic or pathological liar, one thing is for sure: they are about to dump you... Read more

SUPERHEROES: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility by Ian McWethy

SUPERHEROES
Ian McWethy

Productions (237)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 12 f, 11 m, 10 either (5-33 actors possible: 1-23 f, 4-31 m)

SUPERHEROES is a funny, fast-paced series of vignettes that explores how the caped crusaders deal with life in street clothes... Read more

15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play by Alan Haehnel

15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play
Alan Haehnel

Productions (1062)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 60 minutes
  • 14 f, 14 m, 12 either (15-67 actors possible: 5-65 f, 2-62 m)

This is a play about not being in a play, ironically expressed through a hilarious series of monologues, duets, and ensemble scenes... Read more

The Distracted Scholar's Guide to Literature and Drama by Peter Bloedel

The Distracted Scholar's Guide to Literature and Drama
Peter Bloedel

Productions (24)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m, 12 either (8-40 actors possible: 4-20 f, 4-20 m)

Short attention span? This play offers to teach the audience everything they'd ever need to know about the major movements and works in Western literature and drama. Well...kind of... Read more

So You Wanna Be a Cheerleader by M. G. Davidson

So You Wanna Be a Cheerleader
M. G. Davidson

Productions (68)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 6 f, 2 m, 10 either (6-18 actors possible: 3-17 f, 1-14 m)

When cheerleading captain Britney and her three squad members Britnee, Brittani, and, uh, Kevin...realize they have to find a fifth squad member to be eligible to compete at Nationals, they decide to hold tryouts to see who in their school is up to the challenge... Read more

How to Kiss a Girl by Wade Bradford, based on a Tweet by Leslie Tanner

How to Kiss a Girl
Wade Bradford

Productions (112)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 7 f, 5 m, 2 either (9-14 actors possible: 5-9 f, 4-7 m)

When young Ken Beardsley gets ready for his very first date, he decides to download audio advice from across the centuries in order to impress his high school crush, Steph... Read more

10 Reasons You Should Have Stayed Home Sick Today by E. M. Bell

10 Reasons You Should Have Stayed Home Sick Today
E. M. Bell

Productions (88)
  • Comedy
  • 20 - 25 minutes
  • 10 either (5-20 actors possible: 0-20 f, 0-20 m)

Nostalgic for your high school days? Then you haven't been there lately. Take a tour of high school's everyday horrors, from the dreaded surprise test to the battle for a bus seat... Read more

Cut by Ed Monk

Cut
Ed Monk

Productions (616)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m, 3 either (10-14 actors possible: 0-14 f, 0-14 m)

A group of actors rehearses a play within a play within a play. As the plot complications multiply, the actors begin to forget who is playing whom and who is the real director -- as opposed to the actor who is playing the director, or vice versa... Read more

Everyone Gets Eaten by Sharks by Marshall Pailet

Everyone Gets Eaten by Sharks
Marshall Pailet

Productions (25)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (6-60 actors possible: 3-30 f, 3-30 m)

FACT: Most people, if not everyone, will eventually be eaten by sharks. But you can postpone the inevitable (and get a great deal on a timeshare!) by joining Adventure Dan on a tour through shark-infested scenarios to avoid, such as kayaking with meat paddles, night-swimming after prom... Read more

The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George

The Most Massive Woman Wins
Madeleine George

Productions (179)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 4 f

Challenging, brutal and hilarious, four women of various shapes and sizes sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body image... Read more

13 Signs You Should Stop Being a Pirate  by A. M. Dittman

13 Signs You Should Stop Being a Pirate
A. M. Dittman

Productions (27)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 4 either (4-31 actors possible: 0-31 f, 0-31 m)

The most dastardly crew on the high seas is horrified when Jaime starts to question the pirate's life. Helping people? Putting a unicorn on their flag? Dabbling in Buddhism? What could be worse?! Read more

Brief Interviews with Internet Cats by Patrick Greene

Brief Interviews with Internet Cats
Patrick Greene

Productions (36)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 45 minutes
  • 9 f, 7 m, 6 either (8-30 actors possible: 1-30 f, 1-30 m)

Celebrity interviewer Ian McWorthy has a dream line-up for tonight's episode of the World Wide Window: a veritable litterful of felines whose internet antics have catapulted them to fame... Read more

Super Scary  by Tim Kochenderfer

Super Scary
Tim Kochenderfer

Productions (16)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m, 23 either (6-38 actors possible: 3-29 f, 3-29 m)

Fear! Horror! Terror! That's what the Storyteller wanted for his night of spooky tales. But everyone in the theater, including a vacuuming janitor and an audience member who really has to pee, keeps interrupting to share their own, less-than-chilling versions of the stories. Read more

The Importance of Being Earnest (in 30 minutes) adapted by Jason Pizzarello

The Importance of Being Earnest (in 30 minutes)
Jason Pizzarello

Productions (29)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7 actors possible: 3-5 f, 2-4 m)

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, whose alter ego "Ernest" comes back to haunt him in the form of his rakish friend Algernon Montcrieff, who adopts the false identity to woo Jack's ward Cecily... Read more

Perfect Score  by Katie Henry

Perfect Score
Katie Henry

Productions (59)
  • Dramedy
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m (7-11 actors possible: 3-8 f, 3-6 m)

Four friends -- a hippie, a jock, a perfectionist, and a slacker -- negotiate the college application process as graduation day rapidly approaches... Read more

Lockdown by Douglas Craven

Lockdown
Douglas Craven

Productions (350)
  • Drama
  • 20 - 35 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 1 either (9-11 actors possible: 3-8 f, 4-8 m)

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. Read more

And by Alan Haehnel

And
Alan Haehnel

Productions (137)
  • Drama
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 10 f, 4 m (12-17 actors possible: 5-12 f, 2-10 m)

Aaron has something big on his mind, and he's having trouble getting it off his chest. He grapples with the fact that billions of different moments are happening simultaneously -- the comic next to the tragic, the life-changing next to the mundane... Read more

At The Bottom of Lake Missoula by Ed Monk

At The Bottom of Lake Missoula
Ed Monk

Productions (147)
  • Drama
  • 32 - 34 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m, 12 either (13-32 actors possible: 2-16 f, 2-16 m)

After losing her entire family in a fatal tornado, Pam, a college sophomore, must embark on an unimaginable journey as she copes with her loss.. Read more

The Other Room by Ariadne Blayde

The Other Room
Ariadne Blayde

Productions (172)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 1 f, 5 m

Austin is a brilliant teenage astronomer who happens to have autism. Lily is his popular classmate who happens to have an interest in astronomy... Read more

The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George

The Most Massive Woman Wins
Madeleine George

Productions (179)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 4 f

Challenging, brutal and hilarious, four women of various shapes and sizes sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body image... Read more

Booby Trap by Ed Monk

Booby Trap
Ed Monk

Productions (440)
  • Drama
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 6 f, 5 m, 6 either (11-17 actors possible: 5-12 f, 5-12 m)

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... Read more

Oz by Don Zolidis

Oz
Don Zolidis

Productions (223)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 4 either (8-16 actors possible: 4-8 f, 4-8 m)

Reeling from her sister's death, Beth suddenly finds herself journeying through a world suspiciously resembling the film The Wizard of Oz... Read more

Property Rites by Alan Haehnel

Property Rites
Alan Haehnel

Productions (530)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 55 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 13 either (12-30 actors possible: 2-30 f, 2-30 m)

Kyle Macmanus has invested millions in a high-tech work of art -- fifteen human-figure sculptures programmed to perform thousands of movements, monologues, dialogues, and more. But just when Kyle is about to sell the sculpture, it malfunctions... Read more

All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Being a Zombie by Jason Pizzarello

All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Being a Zombie
Jason Pizzarello

Productions (132)
  • Dramedy
  • 35 - 50 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m, 14 either (5-45 actors possible: 0-45 f, 0-45 m)

In today's chaotic, challenging world, we often don't know where to turn for help. Little did we know that life's most valuable lessons lie within the undead... Read more

War at Home by Nicole Quinn, Nina Shengold

War at Home
Nicole Quinn

Productions (163)
  • Ensemble drama
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 13 either (16-30 actors possible: 4-26 f, 4-26 m)

A group of students in a New York State high school 100 miles north of Ground Zero responds to the events of September 11th, 2001. The text of this ensemble piece was created from journal writings of over 40 students, teachers, and community members in the weeks immediately following 9-11. Read more

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

Seedfolks
Paul Fleischman

Productions (17)
  • Drama
  • 40 minutes
  • 15 f, 15 m, 10 either (23-75 actors possible: 12-40 f, 11-35 m)

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. Read more

Fire Exit by Stacie Lents

Fire Exit
Stacie Lents

Productions (26)
  • Drama
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 3 either (4-8 actors possible: 2-6 f, 2-5 m)

Everybody at Westfield High School thinks they know what happened the day of the fire. Fire Exit opens in the aftermath, as the community faces what appears to be a prank gone terribly wrong. But as the kids and adults open up about their lives and the bigger picture of the day's events emerges... Read more

I Don't Want to Talk About It by Bradley Hayward

I Don't Want to Talk About It
Bradley Hayward

Productions (186)
  • Dramedy
  • 30 - 45 minutes
  • 5 either (5-32 actors possible: 0-32 f, 0-32 m)

Being a teenager is hard, and nobody wants to talk about it. Confronting the daily challenges of growing up, this series of monologues and scenes offers a look at a multitude of issues... Read more

Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and other rarely used expressions by Jonathan Dorf

Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and other rarely used expressions
Jonathan Dorf

Productions (285)
  • Dramedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 7 f, 4 m, 9 either (10-50 actors possible: 7-25 f, 3-25 m)

For Achilles and Helen, getting bullied is a dismal fact of life -- Achilles regularly has his head flushed in the toilet, and Helen invents reasons to arrive late to school so she can avoid a vicious clique. When cool girl Glinda magically materializes and offers them a way out, they each jump at the chance... Read more

Dark Road by Laura Lundgren Smith

Dark Road
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (53)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 8 f, 3 m, 1 either (9-26 actors possible: 9-20 f, 0-6 m)

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. But soon she learns the reality of her duties... Read more

4 A.M.  by Jonathan Dorf

4 A.M.
Jonathan Dorf

Productions (346)
  • Dramedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m, 6 either (6-40 actors possible: 3-20 f, 3-20 m)

What's it like to be awake when the rest of your world is asleep? Meet an early-morning jogger, a radio DJ whose show may have an audience of none, a modern Romeo and Juliet, the author of a most unusual letter, and many other teen characters as they search for connection in the magic hour... Read more

937 by Don Zolidis

937
Don Zolidis

Productions (30)
  • Historical drama
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 7 f, 8 m, 12 either (15-32 actors possible: 7-20 f, 8-20 m)

May, 1939. Captain Gustav Schroeder pilots the SS St. Louis, 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... Read more

Perfect by Alan Haehnel

Perfect
Alan Haehnel

Productions (105)
  • Drama
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 17 f, 7 m, 21 either (10-55 actors possible: 6-35 f, 4-20 m)

Mirror girl, mirror girl 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... Read more

Orphan Trains by Deborah Craig

Orphan Trains
Deborah Craig

Productions (118)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 10 f, 5 m, 2 either (8-27 actors possible: 5-15 f, 3-12 m)

Based on primary records from the Children's Aid Society of New York, Orphan Trains brings this compelling story of hardships and victories to life, resonating with the authentic voices of a diverse group of children... Read more

The Shape of the Grave by Laura Lundgren Smith

The Shape of the Grave
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (30)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 40 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m, 8 either (9-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 2-15 m)

The Troubles raging through Northern Ireland cost sixteen-year-old Colleen half her family, and she sees only one way to give her loss meaning: join the bloody fight for Irish independence from Britain. It seems so simple, but... Read more

Crazytown by Jonathan Rand

Crazytown
Jonathan Rand

Productions (243)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-71 actors possible: 2-64 f, 2-67 m)

Take a tour of the most messed up town in America, from the police interrogation room where the nicest guy in town is issued a strange ultimatum, to the elementary school for a heated political debate on critical issues like tater tots. Read more

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (full-length)
Don Zolidis

Productions (912)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m, 3 either (5-43 actors possible: 1-41 f, 1-42 m)

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. Read more

subText by Tyler Dwiggins

subText
Tyler Dwiggins

Productions (20)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 13 f, 7 m (5-20 actors possible: 3-13 f, 2-7 m)

Even though everybody on the planet is just a text away, getting your message across has never been more complicated. subText is a hilarious series of vignettes detailing the awkwardness of dating in the digital age, Read more

Is He Dead? adapted by David Ives, based on the play by Mark Twain

Is He Dead?
David Ives

Productions (380)
  • Comedy
  • 105 - 120 minutes
  • 4 f, 7 m (11-16 actors possible: 4-6 f, 7-12 m)

Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep his love from marrying his rival is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune. Read more

7 Ways to Say I Love You by Adam Szymkowicz

7 Ways to Say I Love You
Adam Szymkowicz

Productions (14)
  • Comedy / Drama
  • 60 - 65 minutes
  • 8 f, 5 m, 2 either (3-15 actors possible: 2-10 f, 1-7 m)

This collection of funny, sweet, silly, poignant and stylistically diverse short plays from New York favorite Adam Szymkowicz has something for everyone. Read more

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet by Peter Bloedel

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet (full-length)
Peter Bloedel

Productions (57)
  • Comedy
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 4 f, 13 m, 4 either (21 actors possible: 4-8 f, 13-17 m)

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... Read more

Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins

Failure: A Love Story
Philip Dawkins

Productions (73)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7-50 actors possible: 3-48 f, 2-47 m)

Tuneful songs, and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out. Read more

12 Incompetent Jurors by Ian McWethy

12 Incompetent Jurors
Ian McWethy

Productions (17)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m (12-17 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)

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... or is it? A hilarious parody of 12 Angry Men. Read more

Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth by Jonathan Rand and Don Zolidis

Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth (full-length version)
Jonathan Rand

Productions (13)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m, 10 either (10-133 actors possible: 5-67 f, 5-66 m)

More than one hundred eclectic characters -- including a loving couple of freezing frontiersfolk, a cadre of mustachioed men, a humble nuclear physicist, and a merry band of ghosts -- portray the convoluted history of a small Midwestern town. Read more

The Humor Games by Dean O'Carroll

The Humor Games
Dean O'Carroll

Productions (52)
  • Parody
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 17 f, 12 m, 14 either (16-43 actors possible: 9-17 f, 7-12 m)

When Katskills Wintergreen takes a pie in the face for her little sister Dim, she enters herself into the Humor Games, a comedy battle to the death. Read more

Around the World in 8 Plays by Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello

Around the World in 8 Plays
Patrick Greene

Productions (97)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 10 f, 10 m, 10 either (10-80 actors possible: 3-40 f, 3-40 m)

Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales! Read more

The Trials of Robin Hood by Will Averill

The Trials of Robin Hood
Will Averill

Productions (74)
  • Comedy
  • 65 - 80 minutes
  • 14 f, 16 m, 20 either (16-56 actors possible: 8-28 f, 8-28 m)

Told from the perspectives of Robin himself, Maid Marian, and Prince John, this hilarious tale combines three different stories into one -- and with three different endings, leaves it up to the audience to decide which one is true... Read more

The Election by Don Zolidis

The Election
Don Zolidis

Productions (232)
  • Comedy
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m, 10 either (19-48 actors possible: 4-43 f, 5-44 m)

After an embattled student body president resigns in disgrace, Mark Davenport figures he will cruise to victory in the special election. After all, his only opponent is nerdy Christy Martin, who wants to eliminate football. But when a mysterious Super PAC gives her an unlimited budget, things start to get very ugly... Read more

Bad Auditions by Bad Actors by Ian McWethy

Bad Auditions by Bad Actors (full-length)
Ian McWethy

Productions (49)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 12 f, 10 m, 2 either (4-24 actors possible: 2-22 f, 2-23 m)

Newbie director Carol has one day to find the leads for a community theater production of Romeo and Juliet. But what seems like a simple task proves impossible... Read more

Murder in the Knife Room by Jonathan Rand

Murder in the Knife Room (full-length version)
Jonathan Rand

Productions (156)
  • Murder mystery parody
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 58 either (22-58 actors possible: 0-58 f, 0-58 m)

One murder, twenty suspects. Who killed Mysterious Host? Could it be Respected General? What about Wealthy Dowager? Or maybe it was Santa Claus... Read more

Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka, based on Homer's The Odyssey

Anon(ymous)
Naomi Iizuka

Productions (196)
  • Drama
  • 90 minutes
  • 6 f, 5 m (11-35 actors possible: 6-20 f, 5-15 m)

Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people -- some kind, some dangerous and cruel. Read more

I and You by Lauren Gunderson

I and You
Lauren Gunderson

Productions (85)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m

I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness. Read more

Peter/Wendy by Jeremy Bloom

Peter/Wendy
Jeremy Bloom

Productions (112)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7-30 actors possible: 3-30 f, 2-30 m)

In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan, Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence. Read more

Including Shooter by Nicholas C. Pappas

Including Shooter
Nicholas C. Pappas

Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 5 f, 11 m (9-27 actors possible: 5-9 f, 4-18 m)

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. Read more

Snow Angel by David Lindsay-Abaire

Snow Angel
David Lindsay-Abaire

Productions (249)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 8 f, 8 m

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. Read more

And a Child Shall Lead by Michael Slade

And a Child Shall Lead
Michael Slade

Productions (168)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m (8-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 4-15 m)

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. Read more

The Lost Boy by Ronald Gabriel Paolillo

The Lost Boy
Ronald Gabriel Paolillo

Productions (57)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m (7-18 actors possible: 3-10 f, 4-8 m)

This fictionalized account of the creation of Peter Pan will warm the hearts of audiences everywhere who remember the magic and mystery of The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. Read more

A Spare Me by A. Rey Pamatmat

A Spare Me
A. Rey Pamatmat

Productions (13)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 10 f, 6 m, 1 either (16-17 actors possible: 5-11 f, 3-7 m)

With Earth's resources and population dwindling, humanity puts everything it has left into one final generation of children. They are selected for their genius and furnished with everything they could require -- including genetically-engineered spare life forms that will ensure no child's existence is ended by something as trivial as death. Read more

Acts of God by Mark Rigney

Acts of God
Mark Rigney

Productions (50)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 7 f, 5 m

A storm-tossed swirl of a play, Acts of God tracks twelve high-school students through the year following a devastating tornado strike. Read more

What I Want to Say But Never Will by Alan Haehnel

What I Want to Say But Never Will
Alan Haehnel

Productions (84)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 20 either (5-76 actors possible: 0-76 f, 0-76 m)

If you could say anything you wanted, without any consequences or judgment, just what would you say? Based on student responses from around the country, this play explores this simple but intimate question, offering a glimpse into teenagers' most private thoughts. Read more

A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story by Elizabeth Downing

A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story
Elizabeth Downing

Productions (19)
  • Historical Drama
  • 70 - 85 minutes
  • 7 f, 3 m, 5 either (13-18 actors possible: 7-15 f, 3-8 m)

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... Read more

The Trojan Women adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

The Trojan Women
Ellen McLaughlin

Productions (63)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 12 f, 2 m (12-40 actors possible: 10-30 f, 2-10 m)

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... Read more

The Spoon River Project adapted by Tom Andolora, based on Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

The Spoon River Project
Tom Andolora

Productions (44)
  • Play with Music
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m (10-18 actors possible: 5-10 f, 5-10 m)

In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, the former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for what might have been. Read more

Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe by Eric Coble

Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe
Eric Coble

Productions (164)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-9 actors possible: 0-9 f, 0-9 m)

Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself -- and us -- that he's not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best... Read more

Hiding in the Open adapted by Kira Obolensky from the memoir by Sabina Zimering

Hiding in the Open
Kira Obolensky

Productions (21)
  • Drama
  • 107 - 115 minutes
  • 6 f, 4 m (8-14 actors possible: 5-7 f, 3-7 m)

An adaptation of Sabina Zimering's memoir, Hiding in the Open tells the true story of two Jewish sisters from Poland who assume false Catholic identities and work in a Nazi hotel during World War II. Read more

Emma! A Pop Musical by Eric Price

Emma!
Eric Price

Productions (111)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 9 f, 5 m, 6 either (20-50 actors possible: 9-25 f, 5-25 m)

Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry... Read more

Cyrano de BurgerShack: A Pop Musical by Jeremy Desmon

Cyrano de BurgerShack
Jeremy Desmon

Productions (88)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 12 f, 7 m, 10 either (19-50 actors possible: 12-30 f, 7-20 m)

An updated, modern-day version of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, this rollicking musical features hit contemporary pop songs that will have audiences cheering. Read more

Peter Pan and Wendy: A Musical book and lyrics by Alyn Cardarelli, music by Steve Goers

Peter Pan and Wendy: A Musical
Alyn Cardarelli

Productions (17)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m (7-13 actors possible: 2-5 f, 5-9 m)

This panto-style re-imagining of J.M. Barrie's classic book focuses on Wendy's transition from a child to a responsible young lady -- with plenty of adventure in between! Read more

Like You Like It music by Daniel S. Acquisto, book and lyrics by Sammy Buck

Like You Like It
Daniel S. Acquisto

Productions (25)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m, 4 either (11-50 actors possible: 5-50 f, 4-50 m)

All the world's a mall in this totally awesome musical mashup of Shakespeare and John Hughes. It's 1985 and the brand new Arden Mall is hosting a high school dance... Read more

Sleeping Beauty music and lyrics by David Kisor, book by Joseph McDonough

Sleeping Beauty
David Kisor

Productions (31)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 85 - 105 minutes
  • 6 f, 4 m, 1 either (11-40 actors possible: 6-20 f, 4-20 m)

Action, comedy, romance, rock 'n roll, and a little bit of opera spice up the story of Sleeping Beauty in this magical, musical twist on the fairy tale classic. Read more

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Paul Gilvary, Robert Kauzlaric and William Rush, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
Robert Kauzlaric

Productions (57)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 4 f, 1 m, 6 either (5-11 actors possible: 4-7 f, 1-7 m)

There are two sides to every story, and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania's Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. Based on the acclaimed children's book... Read more

It's a Wonderful Life - The Musical book and lyrics by Keith Ferguson music by Bruce Greer

It's a Wonderful Life - The Musical
Keith Ferguson

Productions (89)
  • Musical
  • 135 - 150 minutes
  • 17 f, 23 m, 2 either (30-50 actors possible: 8-27 f, 14-33 m)

Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all... Read more

Standardized Testing - The Musical!!!! by Sam Willmott

Standardized Testing - The Musical!!!!
Sam Willmott

Productions (13)
  • Musical comedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 4 f, 5 m (9-15 actors possible: 4-7 f, 5-8 m)

The dreaded high school tradition of standardized testing gets the musical treatment in this hilarious and touching story of eight compulsive teenagers... Read more

Frankenstein, A New Musical music by Mark Baron, original story adaptation by Gary P. Cohen, book and lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson

Frankenstein, A New Musical
Mark Baron

Productions (57)
  • Musical
  • 120 - 135 minutes
  • 4 f, 7 m, 3 either (9-35 actors possible: 4-16 f, 5-19 m)

With earnest ballads and soaring ensemble numbers, this compelling new musical brings the suspense and romance of the classic tale to life in a uniquely faithful, yet thoroughly innovative adaptation of Mary Shelley's original novel... Read more

Homework Eats Dog: The Musical by Robert Gattie and Alan Haehnel

Homework Eats Dog: The Musical
Robert Gattie

Productions (2)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 10 f, 5 m, 13 either (16-50 actors possible: 10-50 f, 4-50 m)

For science teacher Douglas Kobekeanski, there's nothing more delicious than the "Hour of Desperation," that magical time before his immensely important, grade-devastating assignment is due... Read more

Pride and Prejudice adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice
Jon Jory

Productions (524)
  • Romantic comedy
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 8 f, 6 m (13-40 actors possible: 8-20 f, 5-20 m)

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation... Read more

Peter Pan and Wendy adapted by Doug Rand from the novel by J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan and Wendy
Doug Rand

Productions (361)
  • Comedy/Adventure
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 7 f, 6 m, 13 either (16-40 actors possible: 2-20 f, 3-20 m)

Rediscover the loopy fun and the darker corners of J.M. Barrie's original novel with this faithful, fast-moving, and easy-to-stage adaptation... Read more

Alice in Wonderland adapted by Jason Pizzarello from the stories of Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland
Jason Pizzarello

Productions (192)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 9 f, 9 m, 12 either (11-38 actors possible: 5-32 f, 6-33 m)

A darker, more faithful version of Lewis Carroll's classic tale that reimagines the experience of Wonderland, and ends with an unexpected new twist... Read more

Little Women adapted by Marisha Chamberlain from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women (full-length)
Marisha Chamberlain

Productions (247)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 7 f, 4 m (11-24 actors possible: 7-12 f, 4-12 m)

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War... Read more

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe adapted by Robert Mason. Based on the stories by Edgar Allan Poe

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Robert Mason

Productions (87)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 85 minutes
  • 4 f, 8 m, 2 either (12-52 actors possible: 4-16 f, 8-43 m)

Enter the wonderfully creepy world of Edgar Allan Poe with six faithful adaptations of some of his most haunting works... Read more

Anne of Green Gables adapted by Peter DeLaurier from the novel by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables
Peter DeLaurier

Productions (95)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 8 f, 3 m (11-13 actors possible: 8-10 f, exactly 3 m)

This swift yet theatrical adaptation of the classic novel is an all-ages crowd-pleaser... Read more

The Importance of Being Earnest (in 30 minutes): A Trivial Comedy for Serious People adapted by Jason Pizzarello from the play by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest (in 30 minutes)
Jason Pizzarello

Productions (29)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7 actors possible: 3-5 f, 2-4 m)

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, whose alter ego "Ernest" comes back to haunt him in the form of his rakish friend Algernon Montcrieff, who adopts the false identity to woo Jack's ward Cecily... Read more

The Gift of the Magi adapted by Jon Jory from the story by O. Henry

The Gift of the Magi
Jon Jory

Productions (109)
  • Christmas comedy
  • 45 - 55 minutes
  • 10 f, 5 m (9-23 actors possible: 6-14 f, 3-9 m)

This heartwarming romantic comedy, narrated by a group of Christmas carolers, tells the story of Della and Jim, who are desperately in love with each other but also very poor... Read more

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer adapted by Timothy Mason from the novel by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Timothy Mason

Productions (61)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 105 minutes
  • 6 f, 8 m, 6 either (14-40 actors possible: 6-20 f, 8-20 m)

One of the most beloved characters of American fiction, Tom Sawyer is a force of nature. Tom's small-town adventures on the banks of the Mississippi are the magical essence of childhood, a joyous leap into the great river of time and memory... Read more

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play adapted for the stage by Joe Landry From the novella by Charles Dickens. Music by Kevin Connors

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
Kevin Connors

Productions (30)
  • Holiday Play with Music
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-41 actors possible: 2-18 f, 3-23 m)

The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring... Read more

The Trojan Women adapted by Ellen McLaughlin from the play by Euripides

The Trojan Women
Ellen McLaughlin

Productions (63)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 12 f, 2 m (12-40 actors possible: 10-30 f, 2-10 m)

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... Read more

The Three Musketeers adapted by Linda Alper, Douglas Langworthy and Penny Metropulos, from the novel by Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers
Linda Alper

Productions (22)
  • Drama
  • 165 - 170 minutes
  • 7 f, 17 m (14-40 actors possible: 4-15 f, 10-25 m)

Alexandre Dumas' classic novel gets an adventurous update as this tale of friendship and romance follows young D'Artagnan as he arrives in Paris in seek of fame, fortune, and a place among the King's Musketeers... Read more

Dracula adapted by William McNulty from Bram Stoker's world-famous novel

Dracula
William McNulty

Productions (174)
  • Horror
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (12-14 actors possible: 5-7 f, exactly 7 m)

This adaptation is an action-packed, blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror... Read more

Dark Road by Laura Lundgren Smith

Dark Road
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (53)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 8 f, 3 m, 1 either (9-26 actors possible: 9-20 f, 0-6 m)

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. But soon she learns the reality of her duties... Read more

44 Plays For 44 Presidents by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston and Karen Weinberg

44 Plays For 44 Presidents
Andy Bayiates

Productions (127)
  • Comedy/drama/experimental/political/historic
  • 105 - 115 minutes
  • 5 either (5-158 actors possible: 0-158 f, 0-158 m)

This play is a chronological, biographical survey of the lives and presidencies of each of the 44 men who have held the office so far. Their mistakes and successes are celebrated by a company of actors who take turns donning a star-spangled coat that symbolizes the presidency... Read more

Orphan Trains by Deborah Craig

Orphan Trains
Deborah Craig

Productions (118)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 10 f, 5 m, 2 either (8-27 actors possible: 5-15 f, 3-12 m)

From 1853 to 1929, The Orphan Trains Project joined adoptive parents with orphans in countless towns throughout the vast American landscape... Read more

The Shape of the Grave by Laura Lundgren Smith

The Shape of the Grave
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (30)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 40 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m, 8 either (9-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 2-15 m)

The Troubles raging through Northern Ireland cost sixteen-year-old Colleen half her family, and she sees only one way to give her loss meaning: join the bloody fight for Irish independence from Britain. It seems so simple, but... Read more

937 by Don Zolidis

937
Don Zolidis

Productions (30)
  • Historical drama
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 7 f, 8 m, 12 either (15-32 actors possible: 7-20 f, 8-20 m)

May, 1939. Captain Gustav Schroeder pilots the SS St. Louis, 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... Read more

A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story by Elizabeth Downing

A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story
Elizabeth Downing

Productions (19)
  • Historical Drama
  • 70 - 85 minutes
  • 7 f, 3 m, 5 either (13-18 actors possible: 7-15 f, 3-8 m)

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... Read more

And a Child Shall Lead by Michael Slade

And a Child Shall Lead
Michael Slade

Productions (168)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m (8-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 4-15 m)

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... Read more

And in This Corner: Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin

And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
Idris Goodwin

Productions (7)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 7 m

At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr. takes his first step into the ring and starts becoming the man the world would know as Muhammad Ali... Read more

Irena's Vow by Dan Gordon, based on the life of Irena Gut Opdyke

Irena's Vow
Dan Gordon

Productions (44)
  • Drama
  • 95 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m (10-23 actors possible: 4-16 f, 6-17 m)

Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable true story of Irena Gut Opdyke and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy... Read more

Hiding in the Open adapted by Kira Obolensky, from the memoir by Sabina Zimering

Hiding in the Open
Kira Obolensky

Productions (21)
  • Drama
  • 107 - 115 minutes
  • 6 f, 4 m (8-14 actors possible: 5-7 f, 3-7 m)

An adaptation of Sabina Zimering's memoir, Hiding in the Open tells the true story of two Jewish sisters from Poland who assume false Catholic identities and work in a Nazi hotel during World War II. Read more