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Running from the Cops by Debbie Cavanaugh (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$7.00
They say that people have to learn by experience. It happened on one sluggish night, when temperatures were hot, and boredom ran high. Publishers note- This would be a good D.A.R.E. piece.
Second Chances by Stephanie Christensen (10-12 min Cut as needed) F, Dramatic (Copy)$7.00
Many parents will say that their child means everything in the world to them. Therefore, the loss of a child can cripple a parent for years. After losing her adopted child during a trauma-inducing plane crash, Teresa wrestles with the process of attempting adoption again. She faces pressure from her wife, survivor’s guilt, and the implication that she is sullying the reputation of prospective parents from the LGBTQ community. In the end, she must decide if she’s ready to raise another child after losing her first one.
Second-Rate Superheroes by Stephanie Christensen (10-12 min.), F, Humorous$10.00
Have you ever felt like a sub-par, second-rate version of someone else? Fallon, Cibby, and Gertrude–an unlikely superhero girl squad– feel exactly this way when they audition to work for a big-time superhero firm similar to the CIA, but for heroes. With ridiculous powers like mad rapping skills and mediocre ninja moves, these girls are looking for someone to give them a chance to do good, and today happens to be their day. This piece can be performed as a humorous, duet, or readers theatre.
Security Check by Anna Levine (10-12 min, M or F, Cut as needed)$12.00
This humorous duet is set in an airport where Adelle, a feisty, if lonely, grandmother, reveals a bit more about herself than the security guard wishes to know.
She Knows by Kristofer Kauff (15-20 min. Cut as needed. 2M, 1F)$18.00
She knows is the story of 2 brothers having a conversation. Problem is, one of them is dead and has an important message for the other, if only he can remember what it is. He only has short amount of time before their mother comes busting through the door and figure out what is going on. Though, a mother always knows.
She Looks Good by Charlotte Jones (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic$7.00
In this dramatic monologue, a teen recounts how her obsession with her looks develops into a struggle with anorexia.
Shitake (shi-tah-key) Mushrooms by Marla Crowe (10-12 min. Cut as needed. Cut as needed, M or F) Humorous$7.00
There is no crime in being sensitive. The only problem is that sensitivity occurs in strange places and can make even the most common of occurrences, such as, grocery shopping, a true challenge.
So Long, Mother Goose by Cynthia Wallace (7 min, F) Humorous$7.00
Living happily ever after is a phenomenon only guaranteed in fairy tales. It seldom occurs in real life and certainly never in nursery rhymes.
Special Request by Patrick Bates (10-12 min. Cut as needed. F) Humorous$7.00
A young performer uses her acting skills while waiting tables to land a role of a lifetime.
Spin by Charlotte Jones (12-15 min, 7 Characters, M or F,)$14.00
Mother Goose spins a new, politically correct yarn in this seven character comedy…
Survivor Kid by Abram Sand (10-12 min. Cut as needed, M or F) Humorous or Duo$12.00
It all started with a regular old trip to the supermarket with dad, but then calamity struck! Or at least that’s what Charlie thought…We follow the survival struggle of 6-year-old Charlie Macfarlane as he gets separated from his dad and faces the nightmare scenario that every six-year-old dreads: getting lost in the supermarket! As he scans the aisles for his father, he runs into some, er, interesting characters.
Swim Me to the Moon by Devon Manney (10-15 min. Cut as needed. 3-5 Characters, M or F)$10.00
A once popular nightclub-singing fish and his crab best friend work to keep both their friendship and their careers afloat in a changing world, proving that perhaps fish do have feelings, after all.
Swim or Drown: Two High School BFFs by Stephanie Christensen. (10-12 min., Cut as needed. FF Duo or HI), Humorous$12.00
High school can be the trickiest time of an adolescent’s life, between role identity, social status, maintaining good grades, and many other obstacles. While all teens face this tumultuous period, not everyone’s high school experience is equivalent in difficulty. This FF duo follows Jess and Lizzy, two high school best friends, tackling a crisis together: Jess’s first “real job” interview. When Lizzy finds out about Jess’s goal to become a Santa Monica lifeguard, she devises the most absurd mock interview scenarios possible to prepare Jess for any challenge. Through this heartwarming glimpse into these BFFs’ lives, the audience sees the true value of loyal, golden I’ll-do-anything-for-you friendship. And we are also poignantly reminded that you never know what’s going on in a person’s, or adolescent’s, home life until you take the time to ask.
Talk About by Patrick Bates (15-20 min, 8 Characters M or F)$14.00
Gossip and rumors have the ability to destroy on any level. TALK ABOUT allows for multiple character interpretations by a small group of actors presenting in a variety of serious and humorous scenes, monologues, and poems.
The Answer Is D by Julie Lester (12-15 min, 10 Characters M and F)$14.00
Follow these students as they take the State Assessment Exam. This readers theatre is a roller coaster ride filled with humorous characters, song and dance.
The Ballad of Jersey and Jim (7 min. 2M) Comedy$12.00
Jersey and Jim are rival secret agents that both have a job to do. What that job is, could prove deadly to each other. Who will best the other with their “cunning” “abilities”?