The one where two over-achieving, but selfish Seniors must put aside their own ambitions and help their fellow students in order to graduate. The problem? Graduation is in two days. Hashtag uh oh? Published by Stage Partners.
Comedy/Drama 35-40 minutes 10-50 actors possible, gender flexible The one where you'll feel all the feelings, but most especially, you'll feel hilariously moved in this dram-com that's bound to break your heart. 101 times.Published by Stage Partners.
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. Finally, zombies engage us with musings on life, death, and everything in between. They show us that brains aren't everything...you are what you eat...and what doesn't kill you makes you...more alive. Published by Playscripts.
Originally developed with The Irondale Ensemble Play Project (June 2013), dir. Damen Scranton.
"It's like Waiting for Godot. But for kids. With zombies." -Jaime Lutz, The Brooklyn Paper (New York)
The one that debates Peter Pan's alleged murder of an innocent pirate named Captain Hook. A jury of twelve of the most famous villains will decide Pan's fate, if only they could stop arguing long enough to take a vote. Published by Stage Partners.
A catastrophic street sign switcheroo has two rookie detectives grilling a motley crew of suspects and witnesses. Everyone from the high school mascot to a guy who may be Super Mario is pumped for information...and while these suspicious characters are combative, ridiculous, and downright incompetent, none of them seems guilty. With the clock ticking and their jobs on the line, can this good cop and bad cop collar a suspect before it's too late? Published by Playscripts.
Something unprecedented is happening in Fairytale Land -- all the nursery rhyme characters are revolting against their own stories. Humpty Dumpty refuses to fall off the wall, Little Miss Muffet strikes back at the spider, and Peter Piper finally loses his peppers. Fortunately, the local news crew is live on the scene -- but Frank the anchor has jumped ship, and Mother Goose is keeping suspiciously silent...Published by Playscripts.
What do you get when you combine an after school special, a penguin heist, accent-challenged knights, puppet-show Shakespeare, and a vampire murder mystery? One playwright thinks these could be the ingredients for his magnum opus, but it could be the recipe for the worst play ever written in the history of the world...and possibly the universe. With Stage Directions and Scene Heading as our narrators and flashy Flashback giving backstory, nothing on earth could possibly outdo this hilariously awful night of theater.Published by Playscripts.
The one where a high school student journeys through space, time and a hilariously idiotic Dickensian theatrical landscape to discover the importance of studying for a quiz. Entertaining for students from the past, present AND future. Published by Stage Partners.
Shakespearean worlds collide as the Bard's most famous characters go out on blind dates with each other. Can Romeo woo Lady Macbeth before she goes mad? Will Juliet marry King Lear or will her Nurse stand in the way? How will Joan of Arc inspire Hamlet to finally take action? Can Bottom really date all three witches at the same time? Hosted by waiter Puck, To Date or Not to Date is a wild ride of unlikely matchups and unexpected romances. Published by Playscripts.
When the town of Smorgasbord blows their entire budget on a Cheese Festival, they're forced to close the public school system and rely on a motley crew of parents to homeschool all the children. Realizing that none of them are remotely qualified to teach a full course load, the parents decide to divide and conquer the subjects, resulting in a lecture on eighteenth-century European society delivered by a clown, a drill sergeant baking pies in Home Economics, and a lady who's had way, way too much caffeine zooming through 200 years of US History.Published by Playscripts.
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. But Jack-as-Ernest has just proposed to Algernon's cousin Gwendolen, to the great disapproval of her mother, the rigid Lady Bracknell. When the two ladies -- both engaged to Ernest Worthing -- meet up, chaos ensues. All the wit of Wilde in less than half the time. Published by Playscripts.
The one where an actress stumbles into the role of a lifetime...if only she can figure out what play she's doing. Meta-theatricality knows no bounds in this wacky comedy. Published by Stage Partners.
To win his freedom from school bully Bugs, smart aleck Tommy offers to help him get a date to the prom with popular actress Stephanie Mezaluna. But the only way to get her attention is to convince her that Bugs is a famous actor in hiding, and as one cover-up leads to another, it's not long before a jock, Steve, is parading as Bug's slick New York agent, and Tommy is stuck trying to get Steve's sister a date to the prom. Of course, prom tickets are only on sale until fifth period - so Tommy has to act fast and try to control the chaos in this wild high school hallway farce.Published by Playscripts.
"The script is so funny that it would be pretty much impossible to mess it up...30 minutes of pure hilarity." --Bradley Hayward, Judge, Middle Years Festival (Canada)
Sherwood Forest is in danger of being destroyed and it's up to Robin and his band of dimwitted Merry Men to save the day. When the Sheriff challenges them to a contest to determine the forest's rightful owner, their skills are put to the test. Unfortunately, archery is only the first round. Robin and his men will also have to win a talent show and a beauty pageant. Will this be the end of Sherwood? Most likely.Published by Playscripts.
Neverland is turned on its head in this clever blend of It's a Wonderful Life and J.M. Barrie's classic tale. When the Lost Boys go missing, Peter Pan wishes he never came to Neverland. Unfortunately, his wish is granted by Tinkerbell's unkempt fairy cousin, Stinkerbell, and Peter is given a glimpse of what the world would be like without him. Seeing the Lost Boys now employed by Captain Hook (now known as Captain Two Hands), the obnoxious Darling children, and a Tinkerbell who's lost her wits, Peter finally realizes the importance of his existence -- and how it really is a wonderful Neverland. Published by Playscripts.
FIRST PLACE, SOUTHERN NEBRASKA PLAY CONFERENCE (2010)