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  1. Straight

    Straight

    By Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola.

    Product Code: S2J000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 1w.

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    • 90 min.
    Meet Ben. Ben is a 26-year-old investment banker. Ben likes beer, sports and Emily … and Chris. Straight is a provocative new play that deals with fidelity, sexuality and identity in “post-equality” America. Funny, sad, sexy and surprising, this three-character drama takes a hard look at the moral complex of a generation that prides itself on the pretense of acceptance. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

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  2. Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: OA4000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2 to 10m., 2 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.

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    • 45 min.
    This play combines stories of men and women of the Underground Railroad who were active in the fight against slavery. Famous participants like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe and other lesser-known heroes are included in this tale that celebrates a time when Americans were at their courageous best, supporting one another, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  3. We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915

    We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915

    By Jackie Sibblies Drury.

    Product Code: WG9000

    • Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 4m., 2w.

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    • 90 min.
    A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th century. The play descends from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actors attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, and what seemed a faraway place and time comes all too close to home. Learn More
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  4. Mary

    Mary

    By Thomas Bradshaw.

    Product Code: MN8000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 4m., 2w.
    • 90 min.

    At the height of what TIME magazine dubbed "AIDS hysteria" in 1983, college student David invites his boyfriend home to his parents' house in Maryland where nothing has changed since the 1800s—including the slave quarters. This play confronts hypocrisy and oppression with exhilarating wit.

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    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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  5. Does My Head Look Big in This?

    Does My Head Look Big in This?

    By Jeff Gottesfeld and Elizabeth Wong. Based on the award-winning young adult novel by Randa Abdel-Fattah.

    Product Code: DF1000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | Community
    • 3 to 10m., 7 to 10w., 3 either gender.
    • 75 min.
    At a time of rising Islamophobia and cultural misunderstanding, this play about a typical American high-school teen who happens to be Muslim is a great tool for tolerance. When Amal decides to wear her hijab to school, it's a learning experience for all ... including herself. By the end of this play, audiences will understand three things better: Islam, America and themselves. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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  6. The Transition of Doodle Pequeño

    The Transition of Doodle Pequeño

    By Gabriel Jason Dean.

    Product Code: TT5000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | Community
    • 4m., 2w.

      Limited Livestream Rights Available

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    • 60 min.
    The Transition of Doodle Pequeño is a magic-filled, multiple award-winning play for all ages about two boys who become friends in spite of their differences. It examines the consequences of misused language, provides insight into the lives of Mexican-immigrant children and interrogates the issues of gender-identity and homophobic bullying. Learn More
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  7. fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life

    fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life

    By Sarah Gubbins.

    Product Code: FE5000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 3w.

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    • 90 min.
    Jo is busy fending off suburban boredom, when her teacher assigns Carson McCullers' novel The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter to her English class. She relates to the central character: forever the listener, definitively the outsider and perpetually misunderstood. When she is the victim of a gay bashing, those close to Jo question their own responsibility and find a voice for those persecuted simply for being different. Learn More
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  8. ALL of US

    ALL of US

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: AF2000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | Community
    • 5m., 5w., 1 either gender. May be expanded.

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    • 60 min.
    Designed to be performed by and for high-school students, All of Us raises awareness of the discrimination, hatred and violence GLBT students face in their schools and communities. From cities, small towns, suburbs and rural areas, an ensemble of gay teens reveal their stories and the heartbreaking consequences of being marked as different. These stories navigate the treacherous world of being gay in high school—growing up and coming out—coping with love, hate, violence and hope—as they reveal the inner lives of LGBT teenagers and ask "all of us" to stand up for their rights. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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  9. Distant Music

    Distant Music

    By James McLindon.

    Product Code: DB1000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 1w.

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    • 95 min.
    Three individuals meet at an Irish pub in Cambridge, each struggling with a life-changing decision, and debate over religion and beer. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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  10. Walk, Don't Ride! A Celebration of the Fight for Equality

    Walk, Don't Ride! A Celebration of the Fight for Equality

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: WB1000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 3w., may be expanded, plus optional choir.

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    • 45 min.
    This play with music chronicles the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. It begins with the Montgomery bus boycott when, after the arrest of Rosa Parks, people stopped using the buses crying out "Walk, Don't Ride! Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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