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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.
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.
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 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 Mandolinian by Jack Bates (10-12 min. Cut as Needed, M/F), Humorous$10.00
Storylines blur in this parody of a pop culture phenomenon as a lone mandolin playing soldier sets off to reunite a lost child with his families. Along the way, they gain allies, battle enemies, and run into a lot of bad puns.
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.
The Problem with Girls by Tim Mogford (10-12 min. Cut as needed 1M) Humorous$7.00
Do you know something I don’t get? Girls. I don’t get girls. I’m not dumb, I mean fractions didn’t throw me at all and I can count to ten in three completely different languages, so I’m not an idiot. Is what I’m saying. But I feel like an idiot when it comes to girls. Like, pretty much all the time. It’s not just that they seem to know stuff my friends and me don’t. Stuff about – I don’t know, feelings and what you’re supposed to do in life. And it’s not that they’re all taller than me. I mean they were, not that long ago. Taller, and louder. And a bit scary, actually.
The Super Rangers by Stephen Mizell (10-12 min Cut as needed) M, Dramatic$7.00
Billy loves games, toys, and his twin brother. They are inseparable, and their favorite game is Super Rangers. But today, the game does not go as planned and their lives are changed forever. A wonderful script for someone who can capture the spirit of childhood.
The Valley Lake Thirteen by Matt Mills (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Humorous$7.00
There is a massive overarching conspiracy at Valley Lake Middle School and only one team of thirteen twelve-year-old girls can stop it. With an impassioned debriefing of their mission from their fearless leader Charlotte Walburn, The Valley Lake Thirteen just might stop the administration’s dastardly plans.