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  1. American Association of Community Theatre AACT NewPlayFest Winning Plays: Volume 4 (2020)  AN6000

    Shattering

    By Pat Montley.

    Product Code: S4J000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 105 min.
    Jonah has just been released from juvenile commitment into the foster care of Jacqueline Dawson, whose estranged son he helped to murder. Jonah is ordered to torture and kill Dawson—or be killed himself. The instructions come from the gang leader through Jonah’s girlfriend LaBelle, who is pregnant. Jonah and LaBelle plot the murder, even as his relationship with the strict but caring Dawson develops and his imagined visits with her dead son jar his conscience. Learn More
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  2. Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet Y37000

    Yana Wana's Legend of the Bluebonnet

    By María F. Rocha and Roxanne Schroeder-Arce. Music and lyrics by Héctor Martínez Morales.

    Product Code: Y37000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 2m., 5w., 2 to 6 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 60 min.
    Thirteen-year-old Maria is having trouble in school, so her mom sends her to stay with her Coahuiltecan grandmother for discipline and perspective. There, Maria is told the story of Yana Wana, who followed a revered deer to find water and save her people. Yana Wana’s story gives Maria a renewed sense of self and family pride. A beautiful, original play that illustrates the power of ancestral heritage and offers a seldom-seen glimpse into the timeless spirituality of Indigenous people. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  3. Objects in the Mirror

    Objects in the Mirror

    By Charles Smith.

    Product Code: OB1000

    • Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 4m., 1w.
    • 120 min.
    Shedrick, a Liberian refugee living in Australia, explains his journey from his war-torn home to refugee camps, where he survived squalor, hunger and disease. He was rescued by his Uncle John and assumed the identity of John’s dead son. Now safe in Australia, Shedrick wants to reclaim his identity. Rob, a white attorney, believes it can happen with a simple legal procedure, but John is ferociously against it, forcing Shedrick to choose between reclaiming his identity and his loyalty to the man who saved his life. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  4. Babette's Feast Cover BK5000

    Babette's Feast

    Conceived and developed by Abigail Killeen. Written by Rose Courtney. Adapted from the short story by Isak Dinesen.

    Product Code: BK5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 3w., 6 either gender, extras as desired.

      Limited Streaming Rights Available

    • 90 min.
    This adaptation reimagines Dinesen’s classic tale as a rich theatrical event: deep, funny, sensual, dangerous and beautiful. The cloistered 19th-century community of two loving, devout Lutheran sisters reluctantly, then completely, embraces Babette, a mysterious French refugee. But when Babette sacrifices all she has to throw a lavish dinner party, the entire community is magically and inexplicably transformed. Learn More
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  5. Tomás and the Library Lady Cover TV9000

    Tomás and the Library Lady

    Adapted by José Cruz González. From the book by Pat Mora.

    Product Code: TV9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 1 to 4m., 1 to 4w., expandable.

      Limited Livestream Rights Available

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    • 50 min.
    Adapted from the well-loved book, Tomás and the Library Lady tells the inspiring true story of Tomás Rivera, who grew up in a migrant worker family, befriended a librarian in Iowa, and learned to love books and the places they took him. Tomás went on to a successful career in academia and became the chancellor of the University of California, Riverside. This play can be readily understood by both English and Spanish speakers. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  6. Twilight Bowl Cover TW2000

    Twilight Bowl

    By Rebecca Gilman.

    Product Code: TW2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 6w.

      Limited Streaming Rights Available

    • 90 min.
    After graduating from a small Wisconsin high school, Sam heads to college on a bowling scholarship—but her cousin Jaycee’s future isn’t looking as bright. As the young women and their friends face adulthood, their local bowling alley becomes a place to celebrate triumphs, confront challenges and forge new identities. Twilight Bowl questions the blueprint for a successful life and embraces the unknown on the road ahead. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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  7. 14

    14

    By José Casas.

    Product Code: FF8000

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

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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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  8. Terminus

    Terminus

    By Gabriel Jason Dean.

    Product Code: TV5000

    • Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 3m., 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 100 min.
    Terminus tells the story of Eller, a progressive white matriarch, and her mixed-race grandson, Jaybo, who live together in a ramshackle house down by the railroad tracks in rural Georgia. Their unique love has seen them through, but when Eller’s mind begins to fade with dementia, her violent past in the segregated South haunts her from the very walls of the old family home. As she descends terrifyingly closer toward a horrifying truth, Jaybo’s capacity to love his grandmother is put to the test. Learn More
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  9. The Story of Opal

    The Story of Opal

    Adapted by Gale Childs Daly. From the book by Opal Whiteley.

    Product Code: S2V000

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

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 120 min.
    This play is an adaptation of Opal Whiteley’s diary. She was a little girl who lived at the turn of the 20th century in a lumber camp in Oregon. Opal’s world was exceptional, and she recorded every day, lovingly and carefully, in her own special language. Everyone who enters Opal’s world will remember it. Her life is portrayed here without sentiment—it was a hard, impoverished time in a grim environment, and yet she managed to find good in the world and engaged it with an “understanding heart.” Learn More
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  10. Holy Laughter

    Holy Laughter

    By Catherine Trieschmann.

    Product Code: HH3000

    • Comedy
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 2 to 4m., 3 to 5w.
    • 120 min.
    On her first Sunday behind the pulpit, newly appointed priest Abigail faces a motley crew of worshipers and a church facing financial and spiritual ruin. Not entirely sure what God thinks, she gives into one wild night that sends her down a tunnel of doubt and fear. It looks like the church may fall apart completely, but advent has a way of turning fiascoes into blessings, and as Christmas approaches, Abigail and her congregation manage to find joy amidst the chaos. Learn More
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