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  1. 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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  2. 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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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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  3. 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 any 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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  4. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. The Hundred Dresses

    The Hundred Dresses

    By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills. Based on the book by Eleanor Estes.

    Product Code: HH1000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 3 to 5m., 5w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Wanda, a second-grader, wears a faded blue dress every day, but she tells her classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home. Soon Wanda's classmates make a game of teasing her about her hundred dresses until she doesn't come to school one day, leaving just an empty seat. As feelings of guilt overtake the children, they decide they must find out what happened to Wanda and make amends for the way they treated her. Bullying, friendship and forgiveness are touched upon in this adaptation. Learn More
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  9. The Cycle

    The Cycle

    By Tiffany Kontoyiannis.

    Product Code: CQ5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 4 to 5m., 5 to 8w., 2 to 3 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    By bringing the bully, the bystander and the victim to the stage, The Cycle dramatizes the negative effects and harms of bullying. We meet several relatable characters, including a victim who has chosen to overcome her painful experience with bullying by focusing on her schoolwork; however, we also see how she could have negatively chosen to deal with it. This award-winning play sparks discussion by creating characters in whom anyone can see themselves. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  10. First Person Shooter FE8000

    First Person Shooter

    By Don Zolidis.

    Product Code: FE8000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 5 to 10m., 4 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    After a horrific school shooting, a community is left to pick up the pieces. The only friend of the shooter, Tad, who managed to stop the killer early in the rampage, blames himself. Tortured and guilty, Tad is forced to examine his life and his relationship with his best friend—and where it went wrong. Could he have stopped it before it happened? Could he have talked his friend out of it? This play is a difficult and complex look at emotional abuse, bullying and the tragedy of being an outcast. Learn More
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