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  1. Mockingbird Cover MR5000

    Mockingbird

    Adapted by Julie Jensen. From the National Book Award-winning novel by Kathryn Erskine.

    Product Code: MR5000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Professional | TYA
    • 3m., 3w., 3 or more either gender.

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    • 85 min.
    Caitlin is an 11-year-old girl on the autism spectrum. After a mass shooting takes her brother away, she is alone with her grieving father and a cacophony of children at school. She struggles to understand empathy, what facial expressions mean and why a drawing might have more than one color. We see the world from Caitlin’s point of view. We struggle as she does but also take comfort in the times when she finds a friend, draws a multicolored mockingbird and can finally cry for her brother. Learn More
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  2. World of Wonder Cover WK1000

    World of Wonder

    Book and lyrics by Tonya Hays. Music and lyrics by Genesis Be.

    Product Code: WK1000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 3m., 4w., 6 to 12 either gender.

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    • 45 min.
    At 2 years old, Noah is diagnosed with autism. He stops talking, won't look people in the eyes and doesn't wish to be touched. Jenny, Noah's older sister, journeys into Noah's world and finds the courage and strength to understand and support his struggles. The family comes to understand that autism is not a death of dreams but another way to live and that Noah is different but not less. World of Wonder invites all to join the adventure and take the first step in understanding autism. Learn More
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  3. 14

    14

    By José Casas.

    Product Code: FF8000

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

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    • 120 min.

    14 was inspired by the true-life event in May 2001 in which a smuggler abandoned 30 Mexicans crossing the desert, resulting in 14 deaths from dehydration. It is a starting point for exploration to investigate the complexities of people living on the border, not giving answers but raising difficult questions. The mosaic of flawed and struggling people included emphasize the importance of investigating this topic in a way that calls not only for action and conversation but, ultimately, for a collective solution.

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  4. Defamation

    Defamation

    By Todd Logan.

    Product Code: DH1000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 2m., 3w., 1 either gender.
    • 90 min.

    Defamation is a riveting courtroom drama that illuminates our common perceptions about race, religion and class. In this case, the plaintiff is Ms. Wade, a professional black woman from the South Side of Chicago. The defendant is Mr. Golden, a successful North Shore businessman who is Jewish. Following testimony from each side, the judge reveals that the audience will be the jury. Defamation challenges our preconceived notions about race, class, religion and even the law.

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  5. Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges

    Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges

    By Christina M. Ham. Music by Gary Rue.

    Product Code: RD8000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | Community
    • 11 to 16m., 11 to 20w., 5 to 9 either gender.
    • 55 min.
    In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby became the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. When the white families learned of Ruby’s enrollment, they pulled their children from her class, leaving Ruby and her teacher the only ones in the classroom for the school year. Her family watched helplessly as federal marshals escorted Ruby to school each day past protesters jeering and threatening her life. This musical explores a little girl’s unbeatable courage in the face of adversity. Learn More
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

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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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  9. 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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  10. 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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