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  1. This Is a Test (Online Theatre Edition)

    This Is a Test (Online Theatre Edition)

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: TW9000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 13 to 15 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn't get the review sheets, the teacher doesn't like you, and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news—it's an opinion essay. The bad news—it's in Chinese. And things aren't going to get better! Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds

    Product Code: WK5000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 2w., 6 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    During the morning video announcements at Grover's Mill High, something not of this Earth crash lands in the football stadium. Inspired by Orson Wells’ radio broadcast, this modern adaptation is designed to be rehearsed and performed live online. Through a series of Zoom calls, our morning-show hosts find themselves covering the biggest story in human history. Martians have landed and are taking over the Earth. Can our group of scrappy high-schoolers survive the invasion? This show can be performed virtually or onstage. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  3. A Virtual Whodunnit

    A Virtual Whodunnit

    By Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus.

    Product Code: V47000

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

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Preston Sterling is hosting a Zoom meeting with his family and closest staff to celebrate his birthday. The bitter old billionaire is bullying everyone once again when—ZZZZZT! Sterling is electrocuted through his phone. Enter Rockford Sloan, homicide detective. Through a series of Zoom conferences, Sloan questions the usual suspects, all of whom had a motive. With three possible endings, every performance means you’ll never be sure whodunnit. This show can be performed virtually or onstage. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  4. All Sports Network--Quarantine Crisis Edition

    All Sports Network--Quarantine Crisis Edition

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AN4000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | Community
    • 4w., 9 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    ASN—the All Sports Network—features 24/7 sports action that fans crave. Every night, ASN anchors Drew and Melody gleefully cheer on the sports violence. Suddenly a global virus puts a halt to all sports and forces Drew and Melody to broadcast from their homes. Instead of sports action, ASN is now filling up the time with all manner of odd programming, including commercials from needy fast-food joints that wonder if their customers miss them. Will ASN ever show sports again? This show can be performed virtually or onstage. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  5. In the Tank

    In the Tank

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey. Translation by Gustavo Ott.

    Product Code: IF8000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    Two lobsters find themselves in the tank of a seafood restaurant: one plays dead to avoid being chosen, and the other is philosophical, wondering what the point of living is if you are always acting dead. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  6. Pirates! Cover PM9000

    Pirates!

    A one-act nonmusical by Jon Jory. Freely adapted from The Pirates of Penzance.

    Product Code: PM9000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 6m., 9w., 3 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    Pirates! is an adaptation of the operetta without the music. On turning 21, Frederic is released from his apprenticeship with a band of soft-hearted pirates. He hears a chorus of girls and falls instantly in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major General Stanley. Complications abound when Frederic learns that, because he was born on Leap Day, a day that occurs every four years, he has had far fewer birthdays and is still indentured to the pirates! This hilarious adaptation uses some of the original song lyrics as dialogue. Learn More
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  7. Hamlet and Zombies! - HH7000

    Hamlet and Zombies!

    By Will Averill.

    Product Code: HH7000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 5m., 2w., 13 to 33 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Something is rotting in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet may be the only one who is on to it. With the help of Horatio and Laertes, Hamlet solves the mystery of his mother’s marriage to his uncle, observes his father’s transformation from king to zombie king, saves his love, Ophelia, and fends off both the Norwegians and the zombie hordes. This adaptation is perfect for those who are looking for a spooky retelling of one of the Bard’s classics with lots of fun and a little bite. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  8. Off Road - OA9000

    Off Road

    By Julianna Gross.

    Product Code: OA9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 2 to 3m., 2w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    When their car breaks down, high schoolers Mel and Oliver are stuck on the side of the road, forced to make small talk over cupcakes, road trips and Charlotte—Mel’s best friend, and Oliver’s girlfriend. Amid flashbacks of awkward dates and unfinished moments, and surrounded by pressures from school and the inevitable question of Charlotte, Mel and Oliver find themselves outside it all. After all, how can you know what’s right when you don’t know what could have been? Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  9. Complete History of Theatre (abridged) (One-Act Version) Cover CR8000

    The Complete History of Theatre (abridged) (One-Act Version)

    By Matt Thompson.

    Product Code: CR8000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 1w., up to 10 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Theatrical greats William Shakespeare, Sarah Bernhardt and Constantine Stanislavsky lead a journey through the history of theatre. Explore Greek theatre, Kabuki, mime, the gladiators of Rome and speculation on the real author of Shakespeare’s plays. Finally, the cast realizes that the playwright hasn’t written an ending, and they have to ask the audience to help! This interactive farce keeps the audience in stitches at every turn! Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  10. Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act) GD9000

    Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act Version)

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: GD9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 7 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    It begins after lunch on Melissa’s phone. Someone she doesn’t know is texting her looking for a drug hook-up. Soon, seven very different high-school kids are getting bizarre texts from numbers they don’t recognize—budding romances, bitter rivalries, even violent threats. What’s going on? And what if it’s not people connecting with other people via their phones … but phones trying to connect with other phones via their people? A one-act digital mystery for the mind and heart of the savvy texter. Learn More
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