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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.
Rock Bottom by Adam Brandner (7-10 min. Cut as needed. M) Dramatic$7.00
TITUS is a young man who has been going through hard times. He finds himself on a park bench trying to drink his troubles away when the ANGEL OF DEATH appears before him. In this monologue, TITUS speaks to the ANGEL trying to convince him that he is not yet ready for death. In doing so, TITUS realizes just how awful his behavior has been. Will the ANGEL take Titus? Or will a second chance be given?
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.
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.
Spot Up on Miss Parkinson by Patrick Bates (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Humorous$7.00
Miss Parkinson, 24, is a first year teacher speaking on the bus after taking her theater students on HER first field trip.
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.
The Bone Business by Dee Cliburn (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$7.00
When Papa Klute stole a child for Miss Etta, he thought he had a boy. As it turned out, he had a girl.
The Class Reunion by Stephanie Christensen (12-15 min. Cut as Needed) 7, M or F, HI$10.00
Were you ever the outcast of the high school “scene”? Have you ever been forced to go to a class reunion that you know will go so terribly wrong? Jonathan Dunsky finds himself dealing with exactly that, attending a 15 year reunion dance that drudges up more awkward memories than he would like to remember. Yearning all his life for a place to belong and friends to trust, Jonathan must face the challenges of looking his past straight in the eye, in order to move on. However, he finds that this 15 year class reunion is even wackier than he could ever imagine. To his surprise, a place to belong could lie in the hands of the crazy weird kid Gilbert. When the two outcasts meet, Jonathan finds that they’re not so different after all.
The Night Before by Stephanie Christensen (10-12 Min) Humorous$10.00
Younger siblings can lead to all sorts of messes. Sally- the younger sister of recently engaged Sandra- is infamous for her history of scatterbrained buffoonery, but her sister Sandra extends her trust to her anyways. A story of sisterly love, attempted redemption, and a ridiculous bachelorette party: The Night Before exemplifies the bond of “family first”. A script best suited for a mature performer and audience.
The Normal One (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic$7.00
Annie is a normal teenage girl, but “normal” is the last word anyone would use to describe her brother Elliot. This dramatic monologue peeks into the joy, love, anger, and fear that go along with having a sibling with special needs.
The Prayer by Amanda Sloan (10-12 min Cut as needed) F, Dramatic$7.00
Being raised in the church Sally always found comfort in her faith. Church and God were the center of her life. However when she is faced with a horrific tragedy she finds herself facing more questions than comfort and must find a way to overcome the grief and pain.