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  1. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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 Sudwestafrika, 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 Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915

    By Jackie Sibblies Drury.

    Product Code: WG9000

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

      Limited Livestream Rights Available

    • 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. 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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  5. 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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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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  6. Auschwitz Lullaby

    Auschwitz Lullaby

    By James C. Wall.

    Product Code: A88000

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

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 80 min.
    Jewish pathologist Dr. Isaac Jonah is interred at Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. Jonah searches for strength when he is asked to help in the escape of Lena. He must weigh the safety of his own family against the life of this innocent girl. Learn More
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  7. A Woman Called Truth

    A Woman Called Truth

    By Sandra Fenichel Asher.

    Product Code: W74000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 3m., 3w. Expandable to 29 roles, plus extras.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 90 min.

    This play chronicles the life of Sojourner Truth from the day she is sold away from her family as a girl, through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as a respected figure advocating abolition and women's rights. Throughout her life, she came upon injustice and fought it with uncommon clear-sightedness, courage and wit. This title combines her actual words with authentic slave songs, spirituals and folk songs of the period.

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  8. Paper Lanterns, Paper Cranes

    Paper Lanterns, Paper Cranes

    By Brian Kral.

    Product Code: PD8000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 13 to 16 (4 to 6m., 6 to 9w., with roles for children and adults). Some doubling is possible.

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    • 90 min.

    This powerful drama illustrates the impact of war—and the nightmare of nuclear fallout—as experienced by some of World War II's most innocent victims: the children of Japan. Kyushu, a Japanese "street orphan," is admitted into a Hiroshima hospital in the mid-1950s

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  9. I Never Saw Another Butterfly

    I Never Saw Another Butterfly

    By Celeste Raspanti.

    Product Code: I22000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 4m., 7w., 4 children, extras.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 100 min.
    One of the survivors of Terezin, Raja, having lived through it all, teaching when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give hope when there was little reason for hope, creating a little world of laughter, flowers and butterflies behind the barbed wire, tells the true story of the children. Butterflies became a symbol of defiance for the children, making it possible for them to live on and play happily while waiting to be transported. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

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  10. Martin Said So

    Martin Said So

    By Wanda Schell and Kenny Bento.

    Product Code: ML8000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • High School | College
    • 5m., 3w.
    • 45 min.
    A college girl is uninterested in helping to organize a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. A history of the civil rights movement and her family's direct involvement told by her grandmother may change her mind. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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