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  1. Merritt Anne and the Mighty Oak MT1000

    Merritt Anne and the Mighty Oak

    By Laura King.

    Product Code: MT1000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | Community | TYA
    • 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    As a family gathers under the mighty oak tree that drapes their hometown to lay one of their own to rest, young cousins Merritt Anne and Wyatt plot their escape for happier pastures. They sneak away from the obligatory post-funeral meal in search of adventure. They climb trees, fish for tadpoles, sing their favorite songs and plan a future full of fun and fearlessness. But threaded through every moment is the remembrance of the funeral and all that it means. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  2. The Layover LN5000

    The Layover

    By Tracy Wells.

    Product Code: LN5000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 1m., 1w., 7 to 14 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    A couple of oddly intrusive passengers. A perplexing older couple. New parents. A loud family with a bratty kid. This is the company Dana keeps while she waits in a crowded airport for her next flight to … well … to wherever she’s going. But not all is as it seems as Dana, a self-proclaimed “bad girl,” tries to pass the time during this never-ending layover. As she interacts with the other waiting passengers, Dana begins to learn that if she wants to get where she’s going, she’ll have to figure out who she really is. Learn More
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  3. 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
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  4. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  5. Recalculating

    Recalculating

    Product Code: RF2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 1 to 2m., 3 to 5w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    Financially strained art dealers Libby and Beth take an automobile ride across a big city to a rendezvous during which they appear engaged in the illegal sale of stolen fossils. Their trip is comically punctuated by the unctuous female voice of the GPS unit on the dashboard, which begins to make cryptic remarks that seem less concerned with geography and more with the course of Libby and Beth's lives, ultimately leading them to make a significant decision. Learn More
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  6. Stuck in the Middle With You

    Stuck in the Middle With You

    Product Code: S4V000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Community
    • 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 20 min.
    Sheltering in place at their home in a small city, John and Allie contend with the difficulties—serious and comic—of isolation caused by a dangerous virus, as well as facing intimations of their own mortality and middle-class privilege. Learn More
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