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Plays for College Student Audiences

These plays are ideal for theatre companies going into colleges with a theater production, or student actors performing a show for their peers.  Discover full-length plays, dramas, comedies as one-acts, short plays, monologues, The scripts are good plays for college students because they engage the audience in big questions of modern life, including drug misuse, sexual abuse, school shootings, faith, belief, racism, the environment, twists on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, famous marriages from history.

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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
  • Daddy’s Silhouette

    by Monique Franz
    • 10 minutes
    • 2F1M

    From her earliest memory, Quiana, an African American woman in her twenties, is desperate for the love of an absentee father, which carries into her adulthood. Her fear of abandonment bleeds into her marriage to Tommy, an easy-going seaman, who demonstrates saint-like patience with his wife’s chronic daddy issues.

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    $7.25$35.00
  • papito a family comedy play script

    Papito

    by Monique Franz
    • 10 minutes
    • 2F1M

    Simple Set

    Papito is a ten-page short play addressing parentification, specifically how a young man who grows up without a father assumes the partnership role with his mother and has difficulty establishing a healthy partnership with a significant other. The narrator, Zoe, is that significant other who is frustrated with her domineering mother-in-law and her husband who refuses to establish needed boundaries for his mom.

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    $7.25$35.00
  • candy and toys play script

    Candy and Toys

    by Monique Franz
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 M/1F /Max/Min 2

    Simple Set

    A ten-page short play from a series of plays within a collection – Legacy of a Father – by playwright, Monique Franz. The script addresses the emotional toll on women raised without the love and affection of a father. Based on a real-life interview, the story highlights the negative impact of a culture that values sons over daughters, men over women.

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    $7.25$35.00
  • far from the tree play script

    Far from the Tree

    by Monique Franz
    • 10 minutes
    • 1F2M

    Simple Set

    A father should be proud to witness his ambitious son strive to fulfill his career goals, except if the father is a narcissistic dad whose failures come to light by his son’s successes. In “Far from the Tree”, a comedy short play within “Legacy of a Father” series by playwright Monique Franz, the main character has to overcome his father’s tactics of sabotage to stay focused on his future.

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    $7.25$35.00
  • the legacy of the invisible father play script

    The Legacy of an Invisible Father

    by Monique Franz
    • 10 minutes
    • 2F2M

    flexible cast, Simple Set

    “The Legacy of an Invisible Father” is a 10-min drama within Monique Franz’s play series “Legacy of a Father.” The short play highlights one woman’s futile attempt to locate a father through a private investigator. Angela’s lifelong loss of a father figure is further complicated by her biracial identity and her struggles with an unloving mother. Within the script, Angela must come to the terms that fate hadn’t been cruel to her at all, that maybe the absence of her father was the heavens working in her favor.

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    $7.25$35.00
  • Unlocked Doors

    by Monique Franz
    • 10 minutes
    • 0M2F

    Simple Set

    “Unlocked Doors” is a 10-min drama within Monique Franz’s play series, “Legacy of a Father” , and touches on the impact of incest for one woman. Christine, a wife and mother in her thirties, is losing her faith and has hit an emotional wall due to the past sexual abuse of her father. Decades after the abuse, Christine is challenged to aggressively take back the control robbed from her as a child.

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    $7.25$35.00
  • Wrong Place, Wrong Time

    by Monique Franz
    • 10 minutes
    • 4-5M, 01-F, Max/Min 5

    flexible cast, Simple Set

    “Wrong Place, Wrong Time” is another 10-minute short in Monique Franz play series, “Legacy of a Father.” The script touches on the soil on which many troubled inner-city youth grow, especially those without the presence of a quality father figure. The script highlights the lack of choices that men of urban contexts are presented with, from birth until adulthood.

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    $7.25$35.00
  • Legacy of a Father Script COLLECTION

    Legacy of a Father

    by Monique Franz
    • 80 Minutes
    • 2-9 VARIABLE

    Collection, Doubling Possible, flexible cast, Simple Set

    “Legacy of a Father” is a collection of  seven dramatic and comedy one-act plays inspired by real one-on-one, personal interviews conducted by the playwright, Monique Franz. The series addresses a fatherless theme and deals with absentee fathers and the absence of what a father traditionally provides.

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    $8.99$80.00
  • Anecdotal evidence book cover

    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
  • anecdotal evidence play script cover

    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
  • broken dolls play script book cover

    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
  • Sarah and Effigy of Abe

    AND SARAH LAUGHED: A Musical Comedy in One Act for A Solo Female Performer

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 60 Minutes
    • 1 F

    Farce, Monologue, music lead sheets included, Comedy, Participatory

    In And Sarah Laughed: A Musical Comedy in One Act for A Solo Female Performance, a single actress emceeing a wedding reception delivers a comic glimpse into the world of women as they navigate to find their own place in a man’s world.

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    $11.97$150.00

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