"The Ghosts of Detention" (aka The Wedgie Club)
A full length play about young adults (teens / teenagers) who find themselves in trouble at their high school and end up in detention. The script takes place in the 1980s but the students from detention end up performing a 1920's play within the play. There is a lot of comedy and excellent monologues throughout the script and even some songs. This play has a flexible cast of 11 to 26.
“The Weird, Wild and Wonderful Days of School” A full length play about young adults who are dealing with change. This play has a flexible cast from 7 to 49. A full length play about young adults who are dealing with growing up. This play has a flexible cast. Not all scenes need to be performed. And actors can play multiple parts because no characters repeat from scene to scene. The smallest cast you could have by doing all the scripts would be three males and four females. But there are many as 49 speaking roles possible.
"Rock! Sword! Firecracker!"
A wacky comedy about the history of the game Rock, Paper, Scissors.
MASTER: Master of the game of Rock, Sword, Firecracker
MEL and KELLY: Rock, Scissors, Paper Players.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: If you have more actors, you can divide up Mel and Kelly's lines and have actors become the characters in the master's story.
"Flowers in the Desert" Full Length Drama - 7 w 2 m A full length play scripts about a group home for troubled girls isolated in the desert. Ma and Sarge watch over the girls and try to guide the teens to make better decisions for their lives, but it proves to be as challenging as growing flowers in the desert. Background on the play, I often get questions about this play, so here is a little bit on the inspiration for the play: "Flowers in the Desert" is based on my grandparents experiences running a group home for troubled youth. The characters in the script, especially Ma and Sarge, are based on real people and some of the moments in the script are based on stories they told me. Their group home was in Washington State and they worked with youth in the 1960s and 70s. I started writing this play in the 1990s and have changes the time period and setting many times from Washington to Idaho to New Mexico and from the 70s to the present. I don't think the setting or time period is important; honoring these amazing people who had a major impact on my life matters more. This is one of my favorite plays I've written because of that special connection to my grandparents. I hope this play keeps their memory alive and captures the spirit of how amazing they were.
Peggy is a teen who has gone to heaven but must complete a mission to earn her angel wings. But her mission proves to be difficult when she discovers that she is helping a loved one she left behind. One Act stage play with optional music selections so it can be a musical - 5 w 2 m extras
Series of Monologue for Teens about Bullying: "The Bullied, Bungled and Botched" "Bullied, Bungled and Botched" is a series of monologues for the stage about young adults who are dealing with bullies and depression. They share their struggles, hopes and dreams and eventually find a way to work together and support each other through this difficult time in their lives. This play is an excellent tool for discussion the topics of bullying and depression, as well as teach communication and public speaking skills.