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  1. 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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  2. Just Deserts

    Just Deserts

    Product Code: J80000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    A teen actor plays devil’s advocate in rehearsal for The Merchant of Venice to arouse “the quality of mercy”—and maybe more—in his leading lady. Learn More
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  3. Madrigal in Black and White

    Madrigal in Black and White

    Product Code: MS4000

    • Comedy
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    A chance encounter between two young women—one Black, one white—escalates into the beginning of a relationship, despite the warnings of their uncensored alter-egos bearing the burden of social history. Learn More
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  4. The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds

    Product Code: WK5000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • 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
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  5. In the Tank (En El Tanque) IF8000

    In the Tank (En El Tanque)

    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
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/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. 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: $55/perf

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  8. 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
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  9. 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
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  10. Cyrano de Bergerac

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    By Tonya Hays. Adapted from the play by Edmond Rostand.

    Product Code: CQ7000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 5m., 5w., at least 4 gender neutral.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Cyrano is besotted with the lovely Roxane, and yet, because of his enormous nose, he believes that he can never truly win her, so he lives with this painful secret of unrequited love. He befriends the handsome Christian and helps him woo Roxane with elegant love letters, living his love vicariously through Christian. This passionate adventure takes us on a journey through the streets of Paris, the battlefield of Arras and the peaceful convent, where this beautiful story reaches its exquisite but heart-wrenching conclusion. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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