Playscripts Has Large Cast Plays For Every Group!



With literally hundreds of plays with roles for 10 or more actors, Playscripts is a leader in publishing large cast plays for high schools & middle schools.


Below is a selection of some of our most popular large cast plays for schools -- from one-act comedies and dramas to award-winning full-length plays, there's something for every group!


And remember, Playscripts offers lengthy free samples with up to 90% of each script, absolutely free to read. Just click on the 'READ FOR FREE' button for any title. Enjoy!

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?
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Comedy
30 - 35 minutes
5 f, 3 m, 2 either (8-24 actors possible: 5-13 f, 3-11 m)
The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN!
Ian McWethy
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...
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Comedy
30 - 35 minutes
5 f, 3 m, 12 either (5-18 actors possible: 5-17 f, 3-15 m)
The Bullying Collection
E. M. Bell and 9 others
We asked ten talented playwrights to write a 10-minute play based on his or her unique take on bullying. The result is this collection...
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Drama/Comedy
100 - 105 minutes
10 f, 5 m, 15 either (13-95 actors possible: 5-86 f, 5-67 m)
Pride and Prejudice
Jon Jory
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...
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Romantic comedy
120 - 130 minutes
8 f, 6 m (13-40 actors possible: 8-20 f, 5-20 m)
Dark Road
Laura Lundgren Smith
When Greta 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...
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Drama
40 - 45 minutes
8 f, 3 m, 1 either (9-26 actors possible: 9-20 f, 0-6 m)
SUPERHEROES
Ian McWethy
For superheroes, saving the world is tough, but the time spent away from work is tougher...
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
12 f, 11 m, 10 either (5-33 actors possible: 1-23 f, 4-31 m)
At The Bottom of Lake Missoula
Ed Monk
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...
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Drama
32 - 34 minutes
3 f, 3 m, 12 either (13-32 actors possible: 2-16 f, 2-16 m)
Alice in Wonderland
Jason Pizzarello
A darker, more faithful version of Lewis Carroll's classic tale that reimagines the experience of Wonderland, and ends with an unexpected new twist...
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Drama/Comedy
30 - 40 minutes
9 f, 9 m, 12 either (11-38 actors possible: 5-32 f, 6-33 m)
How To Succeed in High School Without Really Trying
Jonathan Rand
Want to know the easiest way to make it through the grueling abyss known as high school?
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Comedy
20 - 30 minutes
30 either (7-230 actors possible: 1-225 f, 5-229 m)
What I Want to Say But Never Will
Alan Haehnel
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...
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Drama
80 - 90 minutes
20 either (5-76 actors possible: 0-76 f, 0-76 m)
Anon(ymous)
Naomi Iizuka
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 -- as he searches for his family...
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Drama
90 minutes
6 f, 5 m (11-35 actors possible: 6-20 f, 5-15 m)
Trap
Stephen Gregg
MENACHAP, CALIFORNIA. An incomprehensible event: every person in the audience of a high school play falls unconscious--every person but one...
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Documentary Theatre/Horror
75 - 85 minutes
12 f, 10 m, 5 either (10-46 actors possible: 5-46 f, 2-46 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 that can be performed together...
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Comedy
100 - 120 minutes
8 f, 8 m, 14 either (16-85 actors possible: 8-62 f, 8-54 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)
Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)
Ed Monk
It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative...
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Comedy
45 - 65 minutes
6 f, 4 m, 16 either (12-31 actors possible: 6-27 f, 4-25 m)
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)
Greg Allen
An ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes." Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience...
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Comedy/Drama
2 - 65 minutes
5 f, 5 m (5-20 actors possible: 2-10 f, 2-10 m)
The Magic Hour
Jonathan Dorf
It's 4 A.M. and for a group of teens, it's time to wrestle with the changes in their lives. In this moving series of scenes and monologues, the monster under the bed is definitely real...
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Dramedy
30 - 35 minutes
4 f, 4 m, 5 either (6-30 actors possible: 3-15 f, 3-15 m)
Around the World in 8 Plays
Patrick Greene and 1 other
Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales...
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Comedy
75 - 90 minutes
10 f, 10 m, 10 either (10-80 actors possible: 3-40 f, 3-40 m)
A Spare Me
A. Rey Pamatmat
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...
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Drama
100 - 110 minutes
10 f, 6 m, 1 either (16-17 actors possible: 5-11 f, 3-7 m)
subText
Tyler Dwiggins
Even though everybody on the planet is just a text away, getting your message across has never been more complicated...
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Comedy
80 - 90 minutes
13 f, 7 m (5-20 actors possible: 3-13 f, 2-7 m)