High School

high school students in play performancePlays for High School Theatre Students to Perform

A large selection of more than 60 plays for High School Theatre that include comedies, dramas, short plays, full-length plays and farces. All written to draw teen students into engaging stories they will enjoy acting in and performing for the school show. Discover short plays for high schoolers, comedy plays, dramas, dramedies, farces, plays with contemporary issues, scripts with historical themes.

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  • Tom and Huck–Breakin’ The Law

    by Gregory Fletcher
    • 110 Minutes
    • M 5-6/ F 2-3/Max 9/Min 7

    Colleges, Comedy, Competitions, Doubling Possible, Edgy Play, Friendship, High School, Teens

    An award-winning romantic comedy that imagines Tom and Huck as gay sixteen-year-olds, trapped in the 1850’s in St. Petersburg, Missouri. The adventures will be familiar, yet comically twisted, full of teenage angst, and discovery of one’s sexuality and uniqueness.

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    $9.95$125.00
  • N

    by Adrienne Pender
    • 100 minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female

    Colleges, Community, Diverse Cast, Drama

    Adrienne Earle Pender gives us the influential and momentous “N” play, that  dramatizes the struggle between playwright Eugene O’Neill and actor Charles Sidney Gilpin over the inclusion of the “N” word in the script for O’Neill’s first box office hit, The Emperor Jones.  in 1920. The play was turned into a film “The Black Emperor of Broadway” , screened in 2020 to great acclaim.

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    $11.00$125.00
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    Employee of the Month

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 1F3M

    Simple Set

    Randy works at a large department store but is very creative in generating sales. Just when he thinks that he’ll win “Employee of the Month” for the 2nd time in a row (and impress Mary in the process), he learns that his winning would not fit with the company goals.

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    $8.00$35.00
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    A Dark Day for Hinkley, J.

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 2F1M

    Simple Set

    John Hinkley Jr. (attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan) must use his newly-learned coping skills to deal with the news that the “love of his life”, Jodie Foster, is not “playing on the same team” that he’d always assumed she was.

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    $8.00$35.00
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    Anecdotal Evidence

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 3M 0F

    Simple Set

    A comedic look at how, as a society, we have become so dependent on double-blind studies that we can no longer make simple decisions. A quick journey thru history!

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    $8.00$55.00
  • moments of madness 10 minute play collection

    Moments of Madness

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 2-9 VARIABLE

    Auditions, Classroom Use, Farce, Mental Health Issues, Seniors, Bare Stage, Collection, Colleges, Comedy, Community, Competitions, Doubling Roles

    A short play collection by Jack J. Berry consists mainly of short comedies. Berry loves to stand the world on its head. A comedy about attempted assassin John J. Hinkley? Travel from Old Testament to WWII in a matter of minutes? These short plays can be produced as an evening of theater or individually as introductions to meetings and events. 

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    $11.27$65.29
  • A Dish Best Served Cold" a 10-minute comedy of revenge

    A Dish Best Served Cold – A Revenge Fantasy in 10 Minutes

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 10 minutes
    • 2M; Max/Min 2

    Auditions, Classroom Use, Mental Health Issues, 2-Character, Colleges, Competitions, Highly Theatrrical

    A man is lied to when he volunteers for a psychological experiment on the role of pain in learning. His experience leaves him scarred. Twenty years later, he confronts the psychologist who conducted the experiment. To inflict revenge? T0 get an apology? Does he even know why? Do we?

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    $7.97$35.00
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    Broken Dolls

    by June Prager
    • 60 - 90 minutes
    • 5 F

    Edgy Play, Minimal Set, Simple Set

    Broken Dolls tells the fictional stories of women- both international and domestic- who have been trafficked for sex work, domestic labor, hotel work, and agricultural work. Taking place in a waiting room at a social service facility, the play revolves around five female survivors of human trafficking who cross paths. Entrapped and isolated, five women come together to weave their narratives in a mix of monologue and dialogue, merging reality and memories of coping and longing.

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    $11.79$85.00
  • Off Our Rockers

    by Pamela Munson Steadman
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 9 M / 1 - 9 F/ Doubling Possible

    Seniors, Variable Length, Collection, Colleges, Comedy, Flexible Casting, Small Cast

    This collection of madcap 10-minute comedies appeals to everyone from teens to seniors. Casts include elves, grumpy homophobic neighbors, and a troupe of historical characters come to life.

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    $10.98$75.00
  • And Sarah Laughed

    And Sarah Laughed: A Full-Length Musical Comedy For Three Female Performers

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 90 Minutes
    • 3 F

    music lead sheets included, Comedy, Highly Theatrrical, Simple Set, Small Cast

    And Sarah Laughed is a 3-woman musical comedy glimpse into the world of women as they navigate to find their own place in a man’s world Part comedy, part in-your-face slapstick, And Sarah Laughed is a matrimonial cabaret.

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    $11.95$155.00
  • MONOLOGUE

    This’ll Only Take a Second

    by Zach Davis
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 1 F

    Classroom Use, Competitions, Depression, Simple Set

    As Miranda prepares to go to sleep, she recounts the events of her day—and her life—through a series of imagined and surreal interactions with her parents and psychiatrist.

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    $7.97$40.00
  • PTSD

    PTSD & Me

    by Erika Renee Land
    • 60 - 90 minutes
    • 1 F

    Monologue, Poetic Drama, Bare Stage, Community

    one-woman play script consisting of a collection of poetic monologues, that is irresistibly lined with head-bopping rhythms and palpable poetry, is Spoken Word Poetry at its best. Lays bare the horror and humor of war.

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    $9.97$85.00
  • Drowning Ophelia

    by Rachel Luann Strayer
    • 60 - 90 minutes
    • 2 Male, 2 Female, Max 4/Min4

    Dramedy, Poetic Drama, sexual abuse, Comedy, Edgy Play, Highly Theatrrical, Trust

    The set of this one-act comedy for four actors is Jane’s bathtub. She finds it inhabited by a strange, Shakespearean woman whose enigmatic commentary intrudes on Jane’s thoughts and her new romantic relationship. This dark comedy is about the long-term consequences of childhood abuse and a love letter to those who have suffered. There is always hope.

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    $11.97$125.00
  • ABC's of Memory-lenny Lianne

    ABC’s of Memory

    by Lenny Lianne
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 50 M or F

    Auditions, Monologue, spoken word, Spoken Word Theatre, Variable Length, Reader's Theater

    Lianne’s ABCs of Memory touch on cultural milestones such as Elvis, Nancy Drew, Wonder Bread, 9-11, and Ty Cobb, as well as personal memories of family life. These poems both celebrate and mourn America’s past and present.

    These are dramatic poems. Life happens. Events occur. Here is an elegy for our American Dream. As such. these poems are naturals for forensics, scene study, and spoken word events.

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    $12.95$75.00
  • Floyd Collins and the White Angels of Sand Cave

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 120 Minutes
    • 3-7M/2-3F - MAX 50+/MIN 7

    Colleges, Community, Doubling Possible, Drama, Edgy Play, Highly Theatrical, Large Cast

    In Kentucky, caves were popular tourist attractions and a source of revenue. In 1925 Floyd Collins hoped to find another entrance to the Mammoth Cave, He got trapped undergound for two weeks  and a frantic media circus ensued, heightened by a new invention, public radio broadcasts.

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    $11.00$115.00
  • Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol

    by Steven Young
    • 90 Minutes
    • 21M; 25F Max 60+/ Min 20

    Young Audience, Aging, Children's Theatre, Colleges, Comedy, Community, Theatrical Staging Possible

    This large-cast play with a variable cast, preserves the original story of A Christmas Carol while revealing the story of its author Charles Dickens. Two families, one fictional, one historical, find their way to a brighter New Year for themselves and others around them. God Bless Us Everyone. Great for school, community, LORT, and professional theatres for a new twist on an old tale.

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    $9.97$239.70

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