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  1. Our Place

    Our Place

    By Terry Wayne Gabbard.

    Product Code: OA5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College
    • 7m., 7w.

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    • 45 min.
    The unassuming location of a dock extending out onto a small lake serves as the backdrop for five different stories: Jake and Holly are interrupted on their date by Anne and Lyle; Beth has plans to spend the day with her ailing dad at their favorite fishing place; Al and his family arrive for their family canoe trip—much to his family's dismay; Cory and Liberty picnic out by the lake; and Stanley is shown some perspective by his 6-year-old sister. In a poetic epilogue, they all gather on the dock and discover the true meaning of Our Place—both comedic and tragic. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  2. Ridiculosis by Proxy

    Ridiculosis by Proxy

    By B. Dwayne Craft.

    Product Code: RD4000

    • Comedy
    • High School | College
    • 6 to 15m., 12 to 19w., 4 to 12 either gender. Doubling encouraged.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This play takes on society's innate fear of the unknown through vignettes that humorously illustrate the lengths to which people will go in order to avoid the latest threat to their health, whether it is real or imagined. The concept of a manufactured health crisis is the perfect vehicle to illustrate our cultural gullibility when it comes to medicine, disease and our predisposition for panic and irrational reaction when it comes to our well-being. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  3. 10 Seconds

    10 Seconds

    By Miriam Gonzales.

    Product Code: TX8000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 3m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    In a world where deeply rooted biases and misperceptions easily take hold, life can often feel unnerving—a journey that can change for better or worse in a blink of an eye depending on how we see each other. In 10 Seconds, we see through the eyes of Ray and Jimi, who navigate their young adult worlds and what it means to be young Black men in the city. Ray tells the story of a day that he and Jimi will never forget, sharing not only their perspectives, but also the views of the police they encounter. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  4. Checking In CT6000

    Checking In

    By Tracy Wells.

    Product Code: CT6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 2 to 5m., 3 to 5w., 5 to 20 any gender, flexible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Checking In tells a lifetime of stories including an expectant mom going into labor, a teenager learning to see the world beyond a screen, a couple finding love, the craziness of traveling with kids and, finally, waiting too long to take that dream vacation. These stories, and more, reflect the theme that “life is a journey—travel it well” and remind us that as we travel through life, it's the people we journey with who make it special. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  5. A Trip to the Moon TX6000

    A Trip to the Moon

    By Tracy Wells.

    Product Code: TX6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 3 to 8m., 2 to 11w., 2 to 5 any gender, flexible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Set in the transformative summer of 1969, A Trip to the Moon tells the story of people reaching for their dreams … dreams of love, dreams of equality, dreams of the stars. Told around the time of the moon landing, this vignette-style play is comprised of 8 scenes, each named after an iconic song from 1969. These scenes and more use humor and heart to teach us about who we once were and reflect on who we could be and remind us that to achieve the impossible, we must reach for the stars. Learn More
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  6. Mariposa/Butterfly MS5000

    Mariposa/Butterfly

    By Sandra Fenichel Asher and José Casas.

    Product Code: MS5000

    • Comedy
    • College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 3 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    Two neighbors live side-by-side in Texas. A low fence separates their gardens, but much more divides them. One grows flowers; the other raises vegetables. One was born in the U.S., the other in Mexico. One speaks English, the other Spanish. Their differences have kept them so far apart that even the arrival of a caterpillar causes disagreement—until the resulting mariposa/butterfly, and its eventual departure, unites them in wonder, sadness and a new understanding of the beautiful world they share. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  7. The Tale of La Llorona as Told by Consuelo Chavez TX5000

    The Tale of La Llorona as Told by Consuelo Chavez

    By José Casas.

    Product Code: TX5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | Community | TYA
    • 2m., 3w., 1 to 2 any gender.

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    • 35 min.
    A group of lifelong friends who are also eighth graders prepare for what they believe is their final time celebrating Halloween together. Unfortunately, the weather is undermining their trick-or-treating plans. The friends reveal they are afraid that going to high school will break up their group. As a distraction, they begin to tell scary stories. When one story becomes more real than imagined, they realize the experiences they’ve shared connect them all together, and they are determined to remain friends for life. Learn More
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  8. Desvelado DH9000

    Desvelado

    By José Casas.

    Product Code: DH9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • TYA
    • 2 to 3 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    A young child named Little One is having trouble sleeping. Little One's family has moved to a new neighborhood, and he is nervous about attending a new school. With the help of la luna, a.k.a. Harvest, Música and the audience, Little One learns that everything will be all right and that new friends and experiences are a good thing. The show is designed to create a truly interactive experience for young audiences. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  9. Enough!

    Enough!

    Product Code: E98000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community
    • 2 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    Using various methods of persuasion and intimidation, a homeless beggar insists a comfortable capitalist share their wealth and power. Learn More
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  10. Foxholes

    Foxholes

    Product Code: FG7000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2 any gender.

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    • 10 min.
    Two soldiers facing death try to find meaning in life. Learn More
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