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Cardboard Signs by Linda Kao (7-10 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic$7.00
You never realize how far you can fall until the drop begins. In this monologue, the young narrator struggles to decide what to write on the sign she will hold as she begs. How much truth do you tell? She recounts the changes in her life that made leaving home the only answer. In spite of her circumstances, she remains strong, uncertain of the future but ready to face tomorrow.
CATFISH! by Abram Sand (10-12 min.), F, Humorous$10.00
Ruthie is in love with a man from… the internet? This humorous piece follows best friends Tierra and Ruthie as they travel to New Orleans to finally meet Ruthie’s online sweetheart, but they find out that not everyone on the web is who- or what- they say they are. Hmm, at least there’s other fish in the sea! This piece can be performed as a humorous, duet, or readers theater.
Chains by Stephanie Christensen(12-15 min) Dramatic$7.00
The United States currently has the second highest incarceration rate in the world. Each day U.S. prisons get fuller. A huge contributor to this high incarceration rate is the stringent laws against drug possession. Centering around Alexandra Drake, an up-and-coming novel writer, this Dramatic explores the United States justice system and how its merciless policies create the prison system we see today. With the story of Alexandra Drake, the stereotypical image of a “criminal” gets painted in a unique, more personal, and more tragic light.
Classroom Improvisations by Marla Crowe$10.00
Fifty improvs that can be performed as a solo or duet. Improvisation enhances student performance and encourages quick thinking and comedic skills.
Clown Heart by Ed Vela (12-15 min, M or F, Cut as needed)$12.00
A traveling circus in the 1950’s. A clown and his young aerialist friend talk about a murder…
Collarbone by Stephanie Christensen (12-15 min) Dramatic$7.00
Rosanella Moretti grew up with a love of food, especially because of its strong connection to her Italian roots. But with the words of her older brother haunting her, Rosanella shuns her own skin and develops an eating disorder. She diminishes her own self-worth to the visibility of her collarbones. This Dramatic explores the impact that words can have on someone, especially words coming from family. Full of honesty, this script demonstrates how bullying can double down on one’s negative self-perceptions, and exposes the pressures that the world puts on women to be skinny, even at a young age.
Concussion Protocol by Patrick Bates (10-12 min.)$14.00
The dangers and long term effects of traumatic brain injuries are examined in an ethereal crossing of characters and disjointed time line as a young man comes to grips with his injury.
Cookies by Ed Vela (12-15 min, 2M, Cut as needed)$12.00
A put-upon boy and his hapless uncle struggle with female attire and their dignity when the boy’s younger sister gets sick on the last day that she is to meet her quota of cookie sales for her Wildlife Girl Explorer Troop.
Cross X by Patrick Bates (10-12 min, 1M and 1F, Cut as needed)$12.00
Mandy and Pete are partners in the middle of a round of debate. They are loosing the round and they know it, but they also know it isn’t because they don’t know what they’re doing.
Cutters by Meghan C. Hakes (12-15 min. Cut as needed) Dramatic$10.00
This intense drama, was originally a readers theater, however it would make an excellent dramatic. The characters bring the audience into the very thoughts and feelings of those who cut themselves. Their reasons may vary, but their pain is the same. A script best suited for mature actors and audiences, please use discretion.
Delaila by Meghan C. Hakes (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F)Dramatic$7.00
Bearing the marks of a childhood trauma, we follow Delaila as she battles the demons of multiple personality disorder in her adult life. She comes home to find her husband has cheated on her, on their anniversary, with her co-worker, and playing on the radio is a song that brings back terrible memories for her. Great for the actress who can capture several personalities.
Dog Tags by Mike Noland (10-12 min) Dramatic$7.00
A teenage boy who loves his dad sometimes finds it hard to connect with him. When he finds his dad’s old dog tags he wants to show them off by wearing them. His dad’s reaction is surprising, but not as surprising as the history his dad never shared with him.
Every Morning I WaKe Up by Pamela Love (7-10 min. Cut as needed M or F) Dramatic$7.00
“Every morning I wake up and bury people who didn’t.” A worldwide plague has struck, yet life goes on. Told from the perspective of a freelance gravedigger, facing survivor’s guilt and the very real possibility of being the next to die.
Fatherhood by Stephen Mizell (10-12 min. Cut as needed, 1M) Dramatic$7.00
Having children is a big decision. They will completely change your life. For this narrator, there was never a choice. While other kids may want to grow up to be astronauts or firefighters, he was determined to be a father. A beautiful, “careful what you wish for,” story perfect for anyone who can portray complex layered grief. A script best suited for a mature actor and audience.
First Date Blues by Matt Mills$12.00
It’s Amy and Clark’s first date, and it’s already off to a rocky start. Wanting to get to know each other without all of the anxiety and pressures of dating, they decide to spend the night free from their social shackles, simply as two people enjoying each other’s company. The result is a fun, absurd night that they’ll remember forever.
First Responder by Stephanie Christensen (10-12 min., Cut as needed, F, Dramatic)$7.00
Emergency health professionals work on the frontlines of care to make split-second decisions every day. These medical employees must have courage, kindness, and adrenaline-fueled good intentions. But no person is perfect, and as humans, we all face moments of mistakes or lapsed judgments in our careers. Dolly, a first responder EMT, is one of only a few rural healthcare workers in her small town of Etowah, Tennessee. Despite significant training and passion for medicine, Dolly makes a mistake in the field and is forced to grapple with the significance of her error. As a first responder, her slips can cost other people their chances of recovery. So is it worth trying? Should Dolly dust herself off and continue to fight for public health and safety, knowing she might sometimes lose? Or is first responder work just too grueling?