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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
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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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
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  3. Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: OA4000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2 to 10m., 2 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This play combines stories of men and women of the Underground Railroad who were active in the fight against slavery. Famous participants like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe and other lesser-known heroes are included in this tale that celebrates a time when Americans were at their courageous best, supporting one another, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  4. Why Mosquitoes Buzz

    Why Mosquitoes Buzz

    By Jeremy Kisling. Adapted from the folktale.

    Product Code: WH3000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School
    • 1 to 3m., 1 to 4w., 2 to 4 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Mosquito sets off a chain reaction of panic in the rain forest that ends with Rooster forgetting to wake the sun. The great god strips Mosquito of her voice and only allows her to buzz until she receives forgiveness from all living creatures. To this day, almost all earthly creatures find her buzzing annoying and try to eradicate the pesky mosquito. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  5. Anansi the Spider: A Trickster's Courtship

    Anansi the Spider: A Trickster's Courtship

    By Jeremy Kisling. From the folktale.

    Product Code: AL1000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 1 to 3m., 2 to 3w., 1 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    The trickster Anansi meets Aso, the god of the sky's daughter. He is smitten and must marry her, but to do so he has to prove himself on a quest. With the help of the audience, Anansi accomplishes his task but lies about how he does so, taking all the credit. Through his quests, Anansi finds humility and the path to acceptance and love. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  6. Walk, Don't Ride! A Celebration of the Fight for Equality

    Walk, Don't Ride! A Celebration of the Fight for Equality

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: WB1000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 3w., may be expanded, plus optional choir.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This play with music chronicles the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. It begins with the Montgomery bus boycott when, after the arrest of Rosa Parks, people stopped using the buses crying out "Walk, Don't Ride! Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  7. The Slave Dancer's Choice

    The Slave Dancer's Choice

    By Frank Higgins

    Product Code: SH6000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Professional | TYA
    • 3m., 2w. (plus others of either gender as desired.)

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Drawn from historical sources about the Atlantic slave trade, this play follows the journey of Danny who faces a difficult choice when he is tricked into serving on a slave ship in exchange for his family's freedom. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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