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  1. Radium Girls

    Radium Girls

    By D.W. Gregory.

    Product Code: R72000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 4 to 5m., 5w., with doubling. May be expanded to 30 or more.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 130 min.
    In 1926, radium was a miracle cure and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to mysteriously fall ill. Inspired by a true story, this play traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. This story offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth and the commercialization of science. Learn More
    $11.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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  2. Foxholes

    Foxholes

    Product Code: FG7000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2 any gender.
    • 10 min.
    Two soldiers facing death try to find meaning in life. Learn More
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  3. Suckled by Wolves

    Suckled by Wolves

    Product Code: S4T000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2m.
    • 10 min.
    Two men—with varying motivations and degrees of resolve—prepare to confront their former abuser, now a bishop, with an ultimatum. Learn More
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  4. The Cutting

    The Cutting

    Product Code: CT4000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 1m., 1w.
    • 10 min.
    An interminably ill man tries to persuade his daughter-caretaker to help him die—a request complicated by the ambivalent nature of their past and present relationship. Learn More
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  5. Bulletproof Backpack BM8000

    Bulletproof Backpack

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: BM8000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 10 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 75 min.
    Teenager Cloe accidentally sees a list of names another student is compiling. Is it a hit list for a planned school shooting, or is it something more innocent? Now Cloe has one night to make the hardest decision she’s ever faced: Say nothing and risk a mass murder, or report the student and possibly ruin his life over nothing. In a cascading series of phone calls, Cloe, her friends and two adults race against the clock to find the balance between responsibility and panic. Learn More
    $11.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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  6. American Association of Community Theatre AACT NewPlayFest Winning Plays: Volume 4 (2020)  AN6000

    Shattering

    By Pat Montley.

    Product Code: S4J000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 105 min.
    Jonah has just been released from juvenile commitment into the foster care of Jacqueline Dawson, whose estranged son he helped to murder. Jonah is ordered to torture and kill Dawson—or be killed himself. The instructions come from the gang leader through Jonah’s girlfriend LaBelle, who is pregnant. Jonah and LaBelle plot the murder, even as his relationship with the strict but caring Dawson develops and his imagined visits with her dead son jar his conscience. Learn More
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  7. Reunited Shorts RE3000

    Reunited Shorts

    By Len Cuthbert.

    Product Code: RE3000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College | Community
    • 1 to 5m., 2 to 7w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 60 min.
    Reunited Shorts is an evening of theatre comprised of six unique short plays about reunions. They are about the awkward, humorous and emotional experience of humans coming together … again. The vignettes include Benched; The Gift Exchange; Table for Two Rendezvous; You, Me. Me, You.; delilah.; and Last Dance. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  8. A Virtual Whodunnit

    A Virtual Whodunnit

    By Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus.

    Product Code: V47000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 5m., 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Preston Sterling is hosting a Zoom meeting with his family and closest staff to celebrate his birthday. The bitter old billionaire is bullying everyone once again when—ZZZZZT! Sterling is electrocuted through his phone. Enter Rockford Sloan, homicide detective. Through a series of Zoom conferences, Sloan questions the usual suspects, all of whom had a motive. With three possible endings, every performance means you’ll never be sure whodunnit. This show can be performed virtually or onstage. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  9. Hamlet and Zombies! - HH7000

    Hamlet and Zombies!

    By Will Averill.

    Product Code: HH7000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 5m., 2w., 13 to 33 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Something is rotting in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet may be the only one who is on to it. With the help of Horatio and Laertes, Hamlet solves the mystery of his mother’s marriage to his uncle, observes his father’s transformation from king to zombie king, saves his love, Ophelia, and fends off both the Norwegians and the zombie hordes. This adaptation is perfect for those who are looking for a spooky retelling of one of the Bard’s classics with lots of fun and a little bite. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  10. Mynx & Savage Cover MR3000

    Mynx & Savage

    By Rebecca Gorman O'Neill.

    Product Code: MR3000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 2w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 100 min.
    Adam is a comic book writer coasting on his past successes. Ket is young and ambitious. As the duo sets to work on the 100th issue of Mynx and Savage, the fantasy bleeds into reality as the superheroes and their mild-mannered alter egos invade the artists’ space. Adam finally starts to trust Ket and shares the story he’s been hiding. In the end, as the worlds of the children, the superheroes and the artists collide, Ket helps Adam realize that he has no future until he makes amends with his past. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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