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  1. Lift Every Voice

    Lift Every Voice

    By G. Riley Mills and Prince Roc.

    Product Code: LN2000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 6 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    Lift Every Voice, which is based on a true story, explores the impact of racism in an urban high school. When the class president of an elite inner-city high school posts a racially inflammatory message on social media, tensions explode, loyalties are tested and long-simmering resentments boil over as the six members of the student council grapple with the fallout and how to move forward. Learn More
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  2. Lift Every Voice

    Lift Every Voice

    By G. Riley Mills and Prince Roc.

    Product Code: LN3000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 6 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    Lift Every Voice, which is based on a true story, explores the impact of racism in an urban high school. When the class president of an elite inner-city high school posts a racially inflammatory message on social media, tensions explode, loyalties are tested and long-simmering resentments boil over as the six members of the student council grapple with the fallout and how to move forward. Learn More
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  3. 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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  4. 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
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  5. 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
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  6. Jackie Robinson Steals Home Cover

    Jackie Robinson Steals Home

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: J76000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 2 to 15m., 2 to 5w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    It is 1947, and the Yankees are playing the Dodgers. The newest member of the Dodgers is the first African American to play major league baseball: Jackie Robinson. While playing, Jackie recalls flashbacks from his life up until then. In the game he is attempting to steal home, but in his life he is attempting to steal the hearts of the fans, pave the way for people of color to play America’s pastime and, by extension, participate freely and equally in all aspects of American life. Learn More
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  7. Future, Here Cover FG1000

    Future, Here

    By Jeremy F. Richter.

    Product Code: FG1000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 5 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    Welcome to Future, an unincorporated village monitored by Society and populated by five randomly selected children. It is driven by a national effort to develop “appropriately adapted young citizens.” They are constantly fed a steady stream of news and pop culture on their smartphones and meet daily to share what they’ve learned. Having lived in Future for 12 years, the residents are now 18, and today is their last day together, their final meeting before they learn of their next residence outside of Future. Learn More
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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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  9. 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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  10. Why We Like Love Stories

    Why We Like Love Stories

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: WJ6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 2w., or 4 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    In the hills above Pin Cushion, California, students go to talk of the world, flirt and yearn. It’s a place where heartbreak awaits. Chloe breaks up with Crooper. Months later, Crooper ineptly attempts to use a mathematical equation to break up with Jessica. Months later, Jessica rebuffs Bark, who pines for her. But then things come full circle. Bark and Chloe—outsiders both—take an awkward, fumbling-for-words walk in the hills and discover a surprising connection that, for the moment at least, promises a future. Learn More
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