800-448-7469 Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm CST

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

Our office is closed on July 3 and will reopen on July 6. Please click here to read an important COVID-19 messageAlso note that our same day shipping cut off has been temporarily been moved to 10AM CST. 

Browse

Currently Filtered by:
  1. Remove This Item Genre: Drama
  2. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Historical
  3. Remove This Item Performing Group: Middle School
Filter By
Category
View All
  1. New In Print (2)
  2. Full Length Plays (50)
  3. One Act Plays (18)
  4. One Act Competition Winners (2)
  5. UIL Approved Titles (17)
  6. Musicals (20)
  7. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (14)
  8. Collections (1)
  9. Scenes and Monologues (1)
  10. Bilingual Titles (2)
  11. Audience Participation (2)
  12. Digital Scripts (14)
  13. 1-Person Plays (1)
  14. Livestream Titles (48)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (56)
  2. Middle School (87)
  3. High School (71)
  4. College and Adult (45)
  5. Family (all ages) (62)
  6. Senior Adults (25)
  7. Praise Groups (7)
Themes
  1. Crime (11)
  2. Culture (22)
  3. Entertainment (7)
  4. Relationship/Family (28)
  5. Religion (9)
  6. School Issues (8)
  7. Death/Dying (1)
  8. Holiday (11)
  9. Substance Abuse (1)
  10. World Issues (6)
Sub-theme
  1. Murder (7)
  2. Stealing (3)
  3. School Shootings (1)
  4. British (5)
  5. Black (6)
  6. African (1)
  7. Hispanic/Latino (2)
  8. German (4)
  9. Native American (1)
  10. French (2)
  11. Sports (1)
  12. Showbiz (3)
  13. Visual Arts (2)
  14. Music (2)
  15. Dance (1)
  16. Marriage & Divorce (6)
  17. Abusive Relationships (2)
  18. Dating (3)
  19. Christianity (6)
  20. Judaism (6)
  21. Buddhism (1)
  22. Islam (1)
  23. Hinduism (1)
  24. Teaching (5)
  25. Bullying (4)
  26. Christmas (7)
  27. Halloween (1)
  28. Thanksgiving (1)
  29. Easter (1)
  30. Fourth of July (2)
  31. New Year's Eve (1)
  32. Drug Abuse (1)
  33. Prejudice (3)
  34. Racial Issues (3)
  35. Poverty (2)
  36. Women's Issues (2)
  37. Gay Rights (1)
  38. Immigration (2)
  39. Environmental Issues (2)
Show Less Show More
Genre
  1. Comedy (35)
  2. Drama (89)
  3. Farce (2)
  4. Satire (4)
  5. Tragedy (5)
  6. Melodrama (3)
Sub-genre
  1. Fairy Tale (75)
  2. Romantic Comedy (11)
  3. Biographical (30)
  4. Magical Realism (62)
  5. Avant-garde/Experimental (13)
  6. Mystery/Murder Mystery (28)
  7. Historical (89)
  8. Action/Adventure (73)
  9. Fantasy (130)
  10. Fables/Folklore (75)
  11. Romance (37)
  12. Science Fiction (13)
  13. Horror/Gothic (14)
  14. Commedia dell'arte (3)
  15. Mythology (20)
  16. Western (2)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (20)
  2. Middle School (89)
  3. High School (197)
  4. College Theatre (219)
  5. Community Theatre (203)
  6. Professional Theatre (179)
  7. TYA (53)
  8. Senior Theatre (29)
  9. Touring Group (75)
  10. Praise Group (16)
  11. Dinner Theatre (28)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
35m 165m 35m to 165m
Total Cast Size
1 100 1 to 100
Female Cast Members
0 50 0 to 50
Male Cast Members
0 50 0 to 50

Items 1 to 10 of 89 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

List  Grid 

  1. Tomás and the Library Lady Cover TV9000

    Tomás and the Library Lady

    Adapted by José Cruz González. From the book by Pat Mora.

    Product Code: TV9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 1 to 4m., 1 to 4w., expandable.

      Digital Script and Limited Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 50 min.
    Adapted from the well-loved book, Tomás and the Library Lady tells the inspiring true story of Tomás Rivera, who grew up in a migrant worker family, befriended a librarian in Iowa, and learned to love books and the places they took him. Tomás went on to a successful career in academia and became the chancellor of the University of California, Riverside. This play can be readily understood by both English and Spanish speakers. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  2. Jackie Robinson Steals Home Cover

    Jackie Robinson Steals Home

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: J76000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 2 to 15m., 2 to 5w.

      Digital Script and Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 45 min.
    It is 1947, and the Yankees are playing the Dodgers. The newest member of the Dodgers is the first African American to play major league baseball: Jackie Robinson. While playing, Jackie recalls flashbacks from his life up until then. In the game he is attempting to steal home, but in his life he is attempting to steal the hearts of the fans, pave the way for people of color to play America’s pastime and, by extension, participate freely and equally in all aspects of American life. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. Digging Up Dessa Cover DH2000

    Digging Up Dessa

    By Laura Schellhardt

    Product Code: DH2000

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

      Digital Script and Limited Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 75 min.
    Dessa is a 21st-century girl with no shortage of struggles, secrets and mysteries to solve. After a museum field trip reveals that the pioneering 19th-century paleontologist Mary Anning’s legacy has been buried by history because of her gender and lack of formal education, Dessa decides that she’s going to fight to earn her friend the credit she deserves. With help from her once-rival, Dessa sets to work unearthing the secrets hidden beneath the surface of the past and present for Mary’s history and her own future. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. Silent Night Cover S4B000

    Silent Night

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: S4B000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 3m., 4w.

      Digital Script and Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 60 min.
    It is December of 1818 in the small Austrian village of Oberndorf bei Salzburg. Now in the midst of a blizzardy cold winter, an assistant priest and a poor schoolmaster strive to lift the spirits of the congregation. But the already ailing church organ is destroyed through a misunderstanding by the schoolmaster’s autistic son, who then runs away from home. In the midst of this turmoil, the schoolmaster and priest come together to produce the world’s most beloved Christmas song, “Silent Night.” Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. US A Teen History

    US A Teen History

    Book by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. Lyrics by Flip Kobler. Music by Dennis Poore.

    Product Code: U41000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | Community
    • 8 to 25m., 8 to 25w., expandable, extras as desired.

      Digital Script and Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 75 min.
    This story theatre-style show is a compilation of pieces about the teens who helped shape America. Did you know that the drummer boys in the Revolutionary War were as young as 11? Or that Caroline Pickersgill helped sew the flag that inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner” at 14? This show is incredibly flexible and adaptable to your space and audience, as we encourage you to write your own pieces about the forgotten teens of America. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges

    Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges

    By Christina M. Ham. Music by Gary Rue.

    Product Code: RD8000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | Community
    • 11 to 16m., 11 to 20w., 5 to 9 either gender.
    • 55 min.
    In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby became the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. When the white families learned of Ruby’s enrollment, they pulled their children from her class, leaving Ruby and her teacher the only ones in the classroom for the school year. Her family watched helplessly as federal marshals escorted Ruby to school each day past protesters jeering and threatening her life. This musical explores a little girl’s unbeatable courage in the face of adversity. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  7. Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular

    Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular

    By Brian Guehring. Based on the characters and mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Product Code: S2P000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 7 to 13m., 5 to 12w., up to 13 extras

      Digital Script and Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 70 min.
    On a dare, 14-year-old Wiggins tries to pickpocket an old man. Not only is she unsuccessful, but the old man, Sherlock Holmes, takes the ring that was in her pocket and leaves a note with his address. When she goes to retrieve the ring, she proposes to work as his assistant, and he agrees to begin training her. They must learn to trust each other as Wiggins and her group of street urchins help him solve two dangerous mysteries. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  8. The Many Disguises of Robin Hood

    The Many Disguises of Robin Hood

    By Brian Guehring.

    Product Code: MQ3000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 2 to 6m., 6 to 9w., 5 or more either gender.

      Digital Script and Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 60 min.
    In merry ol' England, the townspeople are overtaxed and overwhelmed. Luckily, the mysterious outlaw Robin Hood is giving them hope by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. With many clever disguises, Robin continually tricks the greedy sheriff of Nottingham, his nasty daughter and the evil prince. When a young girl joins Robin's band of outlaws, she discovers Robin Hood is actually a woman. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  9. The Man She Was

    The Man She Was

    By Ric Averill.

    Product Code: MQ4000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 6 to 24m., 4 to 18w., 1 to 20 either gender.

      Digital Script and Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 80 min.
    This gender-bending historical drama is based on Emma Edmond's memoir when she enlists as Frank Thompson and serves as a male nurse, spy and soldier during the Civil War. A "don't ask, don't tell" moment speaks clearly to the complexities of today's gender-fluid culture and the final life and death actions of the play give the story a Shakespearean feel, as she faces and accepts her own gender identity. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  10. Flyers

    Flyers

    By Julia Lander and Carol Lander.

    Product Code: FF4000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | Community
    • 15 to 30m., 6 to 13w., 20 or more either gender.

      Digital Script and Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 60 min.
    Young Orville and Wilbur Wright are still convinced that real flight is possible, but they are laughed at when they share this notion with their classmates. Still, the Wrights follow aviation advances avidly through the years, but never dream they will be at the forefront of the aeronautical world. Written for young and old alike, this musical is about perseverance, believing in yourself and not giving up. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

Items 1 to 10 of 89 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

List  Grid