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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. Collateral Bodies

    Collateral Bodies

    By Erin Rachel Kaplan.

    Product Code: CN7000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 7w.
    • 75 min.
    An exploration of human rights as women relate experiences of sexual trafficking, rape, female circumcision and domestic violence through fictional stories based in truth. Learn More
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  3. dont u luv me?

    dont u luv me?

    By Linda Daugherty.

    Product Code: DA6000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 4m., 5w.

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    • 60 min.
    This thought-provoking play explores the world of aggression and violence in teen dating and encourages young people to make healthy relationship choices. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  4. Family Matters

    Family Matters

    By Sandra Fenichel Asher.

    Product Code: FA3000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 4 adults (2m., 2w.) and 10 teenagers (4m., 6w.). Expandable to 35, plus extras as desired.

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    • 90 min.
    What is a family? Playwright Sandra Fenichel Asher traveled the country running workshops in which teenagers and adults pondered that question and experimented with monologues and scenes based on significant events and interactions in their own families. The resulting script is a montage that gives every member of its large cast challenging opportunities for both solo and ensemble work. Family Matters presents the "full catastrophe" of family life, embracing its comic, dramatic, farcical and tragic realities. In the first section, "Talk," the eldest son of the core family reveals to his mother that far from his model student image, he's on the verge of flunking out of school; another mother regrets never telling her child the truth about his birth father; and the core family's rebellious daughter and her dad find it difficult to communicate in even the most superficial way. "Secrets" dips into the private worlds that three teens can reveal to only their very best friends, worlds darkened by abuse, mental illness and sexual assault. "Stuff" deals with the impact of "a look, a touch, a word, a smile" on teens and other family members as they attempt to reach out to one another. Family Matters was commissioned by the award-winning Youth Theatre at the U (University of Utah) and premiered at the Babcock Theatre. It was selected for further development as part of the Open Eye Theater's Bear Bones Series, funded in part by an Aurand Harris Grant from the Children's Theatre Association of America. Learn More
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  5. Nicky's Secret

    Nicky's Secret

    By Vin Morreale Jr.

    Product Code: N53000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 4m., 5w. (extras.)

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 50 min.
    Nicky's boyfriend is the star athlete and most popular guy at River Ridge High, and everyone thinks her life is perfect until the bruises start to show and it becomes common knowledge that her boyfriend is abusive. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $85/perf

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  6. The Turn of the Screw

    The Turn of the Screw

    By Douglas Jones. Based on the novella by Henry James.

    Product Code: TC6000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 3m., 3w. (includes 1 boy, 1 girl.)

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    • 90 min.
    Genuine chills are provided in this tale of a governess, left in charge of a boy and a girl at a lonely estate, who begins to suspect that the ghosts of two former servants have hideous designs upon the children. If she is right, the children are in terrible peril, but if she's wrong, she herself might be driving them mad. With every twist in the plot (or turn of the screw) the tension increases until something—or someone—must snap. Learn More
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  7. The Wrestling Season

    The Wrestling Season

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: W89000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 4m., 4w., 1 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 70 min.

    Using only the setting of a wrestling mat, eight young people struggle with the destructive power of rumors and how others see them. The action is overseen by The Referee, who comments from inside and outside the drama with hand signals and commands. Using images, movement and sound, cast members function as a chorus and as individual characters whose stories are interwoven to create a theatrical event that challenges and reveals their search for identity.

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    $11.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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  8. Unspoken for Time

    Unspoken for Time

    By Jeff Barker.

    Product Code: U21000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 9m., 9w. (1 girl.)
    • 90 min.
    This powerful drama handles themes of sexual abuse, faith and family with sensitive tact, loving humor and razor-sharp insight. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $85/perf

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  9. The Love of the Nightingale

    The Love of the Nightingale

    By Timberlake Wertenbaker.

    Product Code: L68000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 7m., 7w. (two variable choruses.)

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    • 105 min.
    A retelling of the Philomele story that passionately demonstrates the violence that stems from enforced silence. Philomele is raped and when she threatens to talk, the rapist cuts out her tongue. She then kills her rapist's son in an awful act of violence. A cycle of retribution begins which only ends when the gods transform Philomele into a nightingale. Learn More
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  10. Spring Awakening

    Spring Awakening

    Translated and adapted by Edward Bond. From the play by Frank Wedekind.

    Product Code: S61000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • large, variable, doubling possible.

      Limited Streaming Rights Available

    • 100 min.
    Edward Bond's brilliant adaptation of Wedekind's original work examines the youthful tragedy of awakening sexuality in an atmosphere of repression. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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