Playscripts Makes UIL Play Selection Easy!



If you are looking for new, challenging plays for UIL, Playscripts (an approved UIL publisher) is here to help:

  • Browse by genre, length, theme, cast size and more using our powerful FIND-A-PLAY search.
  • Read lengthy script samples of every play (usually around 90%) absolutely FREE!
  • Need to get a cutting approved? CONTACT US and we will get in touch with the author.
  • In addition to being a UIL-approved publisher, Playscripts has a number of pre-approved titles (details below).

Below is a selection of titles to get you started. Or, begin your search using FIND-A-PLAY. If at any point you need assistance in finding a play, our team is here to help. EMAIL US or CALL US at 1-866-639-7529.


APPROVED PLAYS


A lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan that strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence.
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Cast: 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7-30 actors possible: 3-30 f, 2-30 m)

A pre-approved shortened version of this play is available upon request. Contact us at info@playscripts.com for details. To read the FREE SAMPLE of the full version, go HERE.
Best For: High Schools
Similar Titles: Anon(ymous), I and You, Snow Angel



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...
Genre: Drama
Cast: 8 f, 3 m, 1 either (9-26 actors possible: 9-20 f, 0-6 m)

A challenging drama from Texas's very own Laura Lundgren Smith. To read the FREE SAMPLE go HERE.
Best For: High Schools



Reeling from her sister's death, Beth suddenly finds herself journeying through a world suspiciously resembling the film The Wizard of Oz...
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Cast: 4 f, 4 m, 4 either (8-16 actors possible: 4-8 f, 4-8 m)
To read the FREE SAMPLE, go HERE.
Best For: High School



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 the IRA's reception isn't what Colleen expects...
Genre: Drama
Cast: 4 f, 3 m, 8 either (9-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 2-15 m)
Another challenging drama from the author of Dark Road. To read the FREE SAMPLE, go HERE.
Best For: High School



In the midst of a bombed-out city still feeling the aftershocks of war, the rebellious and intense Antigone defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. This contemporary response to the myth of Antigone brings powerful, modern prose to an ancient and universal story.
Genre: Drama
Cast: 3 f, 1 m (4-11 actors possible: 2-10 f, 1-9 m)
To read the FREE SAMPLE, go HERE.
Best For: High School



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. The women left above race to the foreman, only to receive the company line: Go home and pray...
Genre: Drama
Cast: 3 f, 4 m, 1 either (8 actors possible: 3-4 f, 4-5 m)
Another challenging drama from the author of Dark Road. To read the FREE SAMPLE, go HERE.
Best For: High School



In the near future, an American soldier sits in a combat zone, trapped by a land mine.
Genre: Drama
Cast: 6 f, 5 m, 6 either (11-17 actors possible: 5-12 f, 5-12 m)
Produced nearly 400 times, this is an intense and thought-provoking drama. To read the FREE SAMPLE, go HERE.
Best For: High School



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. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty.
Genre: Drama
Cast: 4 f, 4 m (8-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 4-15 m)
To read the FREE SAMPLE, go HERE.
Best For: High School
Similar Titles: Dark Road, Korczak's Children



In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he's as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack.
Genre: Adventure comedy/drama
Cast: 5 f, 4 m, 10 either (12-22 actors possible: 0-22 f, 0-22 m)
An enchanting adaptation of the classic work that has been called "both scrupulously faithful to Rudyard Kipling and completely original in its approach." (The New York Times). To read the FREE SAMPLE, go HERE.
Best For: Middle School, High School



Deaf to the warnings of her nurse and chorus, grief-stricken Medea seeks solace in destroying Jason, her unfaithful husband.
Genre: Drama
Cast: 13 f, 2 m (11-27 actors possible: 9-21 f, 2-6 m)
A condensed adaptation of the classic tragedy that effectively explores Medea's disjointed psyche within the context of ancient Greek values. To read the FREE SAMPLE, go HERE.
Best For: High School



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.
Genre: Drama
Cast: 12 f, 2 m (12-40 actors possible: 10-30 f, 2-10 m)
A modern adaptation of the classic Greek play. To read the FREE SAMPLE, go HERE.
Best For: High School
Similar Titles: Helen, Ajax in Iraq