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Break My Face on Your Hand

Author: Daniel Talbott
Flashes of violence have slammed high schoolers Bear and Trev into one another, and now they have to sit together in the afternoons at Bear’s grandmother’s kitchen table, their shared history and peach cobbler between them.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/24/2014

Commedia Dell Smartass

Author: Sonya Sobieski
A Machiavellian fencing team captain convinces his nerdy friend to woo and win the school hottie, an overachieving Girl Scout—but only so that he can break them apart.
Content Advisory: Occasional/optional strong language, some kissing, mime
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 8/21/2012

Die For Me

Author: Ethan Ness
Allie and Reese, two high schoolers deeply in love, decide to forge a suicide pact in this drama inspired by "Romeo and Juliet."
Content Advisory: Some Strong language, mature themes
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/10/2016

Diva

Author: S.P. Monahan
Moments before execution, Desmond Channing, a dethroned high school drama queen/murderer, sees his life flash before his eyes as a cabaret act.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, descriptions of violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/3/2013

Dov & Ali

Author: Anna Ziegler
In a high school English class in Detroit, an Orthodox Jewish teacher, Dov, and his student, Ali, a strict Muslim, get caught in a cultural crossfire, and both are confronted with the same choice: stand by their beliefs or face the devastating consequences?
Content Advisory: Some kissing
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 3/7/2012

Join the Circus: A Collection of Short Plays

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Experience the consequences of puberty, the afterlife of a runner, a nightmarish audition, a psychotic Craigslist couple, and competing spermatozoa as you ride this collection of serious and not so serious short plays.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/25/2012

Lake Water

Author: Troy Deutsch
Out on a dock, surrounded by green water, the two friends untangle the painful events of their past and struggle to face the limits of their lives. Full of humor and hope, LAKE WATER sheds some light on an all-too-common small-town American tragedy.
Content Advisory: strong language, violence
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/2/2013

Little Town Blues

Author: James Presson and Rachel B. Joyce
Navigating through delight and devastation, the boarding students of Deforest-Martin Prep rage against the machine of structured academia with the fire of a teenage rebel and the depth of a Russian poet.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/29/2012

Louise in Charlestown

Author: Penny Jackson
Twelve year old Patty, who lives in a segregated Irish Catholic community in Boston in the 1980s, has a new best friend from Jamaica and quickly learns how racism and hatred can destroy families and lives.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 35 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/22/2015

Many Snows Ago

Author: Midge Guerrera
As winter winds howl outside a Lenape longhouse, an ensemble uses a story theatre approach to share the folklore, history and values of Eastern Woodland Indians.
Content Advisory: None - it is suitable for children and family audiences
1 Act, 55 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males, 28 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/22/2014

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Author: Mark J. Mirsky
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is a comedy about family in which a father turns into a parasite and the mother and children's attempts to curb his behavior with the help of a professional exterminator turns everything upside down.
Content Advisory: Strong language hinted at but not spoken
2 Acts, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 8/1/2013

or what she will

Author: Charly E. Simpson
The story of Willa and Faulkner, adolescent twins whose literature-filled lives are changed forever in an instant by a traumatic event.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual & gun violence
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/4/2012

Pink!

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Left to their own devices, the 12 year-old campers of Bunk 14 navigate a strict social caste system with hilarious and increasingly terrifying results.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes. Recommended for audiences 16+
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/1/2011

Recess

Author: Una Aya Osato
Focusing on a group of 7-year-olds, the play takes the audience into the hearts and minds of children navigating their way through life and public school in NYC.
Content Advisory: Some strong language (if produced for young audiences or educational institutions where inappropriate the curses may be omitted, please check with the author first)
1 Act, 57 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Sex and Death in London

Author: Crystal Skillman
In the South London pub they have broken into during the riots, two girls find themselves confronted by their worst fear as the violence mounts around them: their best friend’s father looking for his missing daughter.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/24/2014

Silence

Author: Brian Dykstra
Based on a true story, Silence, is the story of a group of “at risk” high school students at a summer arts camp in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s a coming out and coming of age story about self-expression, censorship and growing up.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
7 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 10/14/2011

Svetlyachki

Author: Alla Ilyasova
Six orphans struggle to survive in a small Russian village just after the Civil War.
Content Advisory: Some violence and stage combat.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

The Color Brunette

Author: Ed Malin
Short comic scenes on the theme of color, both regarding racial discrimination and "difference" in general, and scientific discussion of optics.
Content Advisory: Some cursing and sexual situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/5/2013

The Orange Person

Author: Brian Rady, Jeremy Bloom and Laura Dunn
At last, the story of The Orange Person, told from the perspective of the people who actually experienced it - a celebration of existence, of difference, and of song. From within both sides of a duplex in Terlingua, a rural town in the south Texan desert, a family confronts a medical marvel: an orange baby is born.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/6/2012

The Raccoon

Author: Dano Madden
The students of Oakwoods High are celebrating their graduation, when the appearance of an old friend forces them to confront their memory of the one day when their desire to get back at the class troublemaker went horribly wrong.
Content Advisory: Intended to be performed by junior high and high school students
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 12/18/2011

The Visible Horse

Author: Mara Lathrop
On the first anniversary of his father's death in a car accident, Scott accidentally conjurs Dad back from the great beyond. Unfortunately, Dad arrives as a monster who sets up shop under the bed.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 1/25/2012

Wild Dogs

Author: Carol Carpenter
Small-town locals sabotage a visiting Disney movie production.
Content Advisory: Strong language and sexuality
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 3/20/2013