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Plays about Mental Health

Discover play scripts addressing Mental Health issues such as depression & suicide. Issues can include mental health issues around self-harm, cutting, sexual abuse, bullying.

 

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  • Group S.O.S. Play Collection - Front cover

    Group S.O.S.: Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 50 - 60 minutes

    In GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, the S.O.S stands for Survivors Of Sexual abuse.  In two separate 1-hour plays, male or female survivors both confront and comfort one another as they begin their processes of healing. Appropriate for a teen or adult audience, previous productions of these plays have led to audience members seeking help as they begin to recognize themselves among the characters.

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    $13.95
  • I Am The Brother of Dragons Play Script Book cover

    I Am The Brother of Dragons

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 50 - 60 minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Max/Min Cast 5

    Collection, Simple Set, Touring

    collection of 50-minute plays for teens by Gillette Elvgren.  Teen suicide, drug abuse, school drop out, and peer pressure are among the teen challenges that form the substance of the dramas in these 50-minute plays. With simple sets, props, and masks, these teen plays provide a springboard for meaningful discussion.

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    $13.95
  • play script group sos for males

    Group S.O.S. Male

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 50 minutew
    • 6 Males

    This is the male version of a partner play also titled Group S.O.S. The S.O.S. stands for  Survivors of Sexual Abuse. There is a female version and a script which includes both male and female versions. The separate versions run about an hour each. In Group S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, survivors of sexual abuse confront each other’s strengths and weaknesses in the setting of group therapy sessions.   Each character has his own story and his own secrets which lead to a redemptive past.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • Front Cover Group S.O.S. -female version

    Group S.O.S. Female Version

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 50 Minutes
    • 6 Females

    This is the female version of GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, the S.O.S stands for Survivors Of Sexual abuse.  In this 1-hour play, female survivors both confront and comfort one another in a therapy as they begin their processes of healing. Appropriate for a teen or adult audience, previous productions of these plays have led to audience members seeking help as they begin to recognize themselves among the characters.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • Front Cover Sniper - A Play in One Act

    Sniper

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 90 Minutes
    • 8 Males; 2 Females; Doubling Possible

    Doubling Possible, Edgy Play

    Award-winning full-length drama for 8-10 actors, SNIPER is very loosely based upon the nation’s first school shooting in 1975. The drama explores the mind and life of seventeen year old Anthony Vaccaro, who fatally shoots 9 citizens of a small town in upstate New York. Moving back and forth in time, Vaccaro searches his own past and remembers….

    Great for high school, college, and community theater and discussion groups.

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    $9.95$90.00
  • Three Long Days Play Script Book Cover

    Three Long Days

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Males 2 Females Max 6 Min 6

    Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    In this one-act comedy for high school, a group of teens win the prize of WPHL Radio’s Three Long Days Lottery. The prize is they are trapped in a room for three days, with no showers and no escape. They have to come to grips with stereotyping and the need for tolerance and understanding if they are to survive. An entertaining and insightful play by award-winning playwright and director, Gillette Elvgren.

     

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Shadowland One Act Play Script Book Cover

    Shadowland

    by David Poyer
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 4M, 3W

    A one-act drama by David Poyer in which the truth becomes increasingly elusive. A woman visits her psychiatrist. Ellen may or may not have been in an accident. An accident may or may not have occurred.  This play works well for high school competitions and community theater.  Downloadable PDF available.

     

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    $7.00$75.00
  • By Gillette Elvgren

    I Am the Brother of Dragons – Script

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    In this insightful drama by Gillette Elvgren, a family struggles to cope with drug addiction. Highly theatrical, the actors wear the masks that represent the many disguises they all assume in the dance of addiction.

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    $13.95
  • Dropout - Play Script Play for Youth and Family by Gillette Elvgren Cover Image

    DropOut

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Males 2 Females Max 6 Min 6

    Diverse Cast, Self-esteem, Simple Set, Teens, Touring

    DropOut, a one-act comedy for teens, puts Norman Tubbs, a guidance counselor in charge of keeping high school kids in school, especially those that don’t want to be there. The characters in the play find school a challenge for a variety of reasons-the impact of a divorce, clowning to deflect emotion and commitment, learning difficulties, and peer pressure.

    Great for high school, community theaters, and talk-backs after the show.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • The Devil's Due Play Script Book Cover

    The Devil’s Due

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males 2 Females Max 4 Min 4

    Choices, Competitions, Depression, Mania

    In The Devil’s Due, a one-act drama/comedy, an artist, Eric Talmadge, confronts the decline of his aesthetic powers and the possible dissolution of his marriage. In a satiric tour de force, a visitor—possibly a neighboring psychiatrist and possibly a more fearsome presence—offers him a possible way out of his dilemma. Is M. Boudreaux really an unorthodox psychiatrist practicing from his apartment in NYC or does he represent a power other than the mind? And what choice does he give Eric in order to regain his peace of mind and his artistic abilities?

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    $7.00$75.00
  • Bertha Doesn't Live Here Any More

    Bertha Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 0 Female, Max/Min 1

    Competitions, Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    A monologue by D.D. Delaney. The driver of a van for a retirement community takes us into the eerie world of possible illusion or delusion when Bertha, a passenger on his van, begins to describe some disturbing events.  The van driver is also a journalist for an alternative press in this small town.  Of course, he has to investigate, even knowing that most of his patients are mentally disturbed. The voices are narrated by the van driver, but may also be read by other actors. Great for seniors, middle school and high school competitions, and auditions.

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    $7.00$40.00
  • All Dressed Up One Act Play Book Cover

    All Dressed Up

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Males, 2 Females, Max/Min 6

    In All Dressed Up, a one-act high school comedy / drama, Melissa has been taught what she is “supposed to” learn as a young woman: to be dependent, to bat her eyelashes, never to win a game against a boy.  How well does this education help her when she has to make important decisions about sexual activity. Great for teen drama groups and touringPDF download available.

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    $7.97$75.00
  • Lost and Found

    Lost and Found

    by Marsha Lee Sheiness
    • 50 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 4 Females, Max/Min 7

    In this one-act drama, seven teenagers laugh and cry as they tell their personal stories of shifting sexuality. Playing roles in each other’s scenes, they confront growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. They must learn to exist in a world that continues to be perplexed and challenged by sexual differences. Needing only a bare stage, seven actors, and 50 minutes.

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    $11.00$75.00
  • Cover - Ophelia Lives - A Play in One Act

    Ophelia Lives!

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Max/Min Cast 5

    Depression, Simple Set, Small Cast, Teen Suicide, Touring

    This one-act play for teens deals honestly and openly with depression and suicidal impulses among teens.  Set backstage in a high school theater, a high school drama class is rehearsing Hamlet and personal issues–cutting, eating disorders and low self-esteem–that are seldom discussed begin to emerge when the teacher discovers a suicide note. 

    Ideal for middle school and high school students. Easy to tour with a simple set. Downloadable PDF available.

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    $9.00$75.00

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