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Rescuing Chili by Stephanie Christensen ( 10-12 min. Cut as needed, 1F) Humorous or Duo$12.00
When teenager Laura loses her brother in a car crash, she returns to his crash site every day for a month in his memory. Until one day, a rambunctious floating ghost named Jim speaks to her and asks her to help rescue his alone and forgotten puppy dog, Chili. Although Laura has trouble adjusting to Jim’s ghosty-ness, she agrees to help save the innocent pup, and along the way, finds some much-needed distraction and closure. While rescuing Chili, she may also be rescuing herself.
Right Swipe by Patrick Bates (10-12 min. 2F) Comedy$12.00
Maggie and Megan fear they have exhausted all their dating opportunities by their third year of college. Out of desperation they turn to the Internet’s latest dating sight: Right Swipe.
ROMEO REDUX by Patrick Bates (10-12 min, 1M and 1F, Cut as needed)$12.00
Love springs eternal for a pair of young teens who discover that Shakespeare knew exactly what love’s got to do with it when it comes to meeting that girl or guy of one’s dreams.
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.
Sister Sister by Stephanie Christensen (10-12 min. Cut as needed) 2F Duo 12.00$12.00
This heartwarming duo describes the many layers (and many years) of a sister sister relationship between Rachel and Laina. From playtime and “rap” concerts in their youth, to life-saving sacrifices, Rachel and Laina consistently show up for each other despite their differences. Laina is a nerdy reserved woman who ends up marrying her high school sweetheart and having a baby. Rachel is an independent wild child who turns into the “fun aunt.” But when Laina is diagnosed with kidney failure, Rachel knows she’ll do anything to save her sister’s life.
Speech Practice by Matt Mills – (10-12 min. Cut as needed, M/F)$12.00
A first-year Speech student tries to survive practice with the world’s most pretentious yet clueless Speech coach. (4 characters)
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.
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”?
The Buffer by Mike Allegra (10-12 min, 1M 1 F, Cut as needed)$12.00
Heated negotiations ensue after Sarah ropes her husband, Bill, into an unwelcome “couples night.”
The Exchange by Matt Mills (10-12 min. Cut as needed. M/F)$12.00
Is it two secret agents meeting to negotiate a high-stakes prisoner exchange? Or is it a recently broken-up couple meeting to return the things the other left at their place?… It’s the latter, and it’s messy. (3 characters, adjust as needed)
The Guild of the GWiG (Girls Who Game) by Patrick Bates. (10-12 min. Cut as needed.) FF Duo, Humorous$12.00
Frustrated by the lack of respect for girls who game, best friends Lulu and Lacey team up to change the gaming industry. Actors have the opportunity to play multiple roles as they present the backstory of a series of demeaning games.
The MJ and Rosie Show by Tim Mogford (10-12 min. 1M, 1F) Comedy$12.00
It’s not easy being cast in the chorus again, especially when – like Rosie – you have dreams of being the lead girl, and – like MJ – you are passionately committed to the Art of Theatre. In their struggle to be a positive part of the show, while also satisfying their longing for self-expression, the two characters in this piece will be all too familiar to everyone who has tried to fit in and stand out at the same time. The MJ and Rosie Show is a funny, poignant duet about the painful hilarity of young dreams. For your convenience, a cut version of the script has been added.
The Scout Girls Earn a Bigfoot Badge by Matt Mills (10-12 min. Cut as needed. M or F)$12.00
A crew of attention-seeking Girl Scouts (who call themselves The Scout Girls) break away from their troop in the deep woods and find Bigfoot, but when they get back to camp, the true terror begins. (6 characters, 1 minor character)