10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Don Zolidis

Productions (2347)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 5 W, 3 M, 2 Any (8-24 actors possible: 5-13 W, 3-11 M)

It's the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Read more

Container of Sharks!

Container of Sharks!
Don Zolidis

Productions (11)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 19 Any (19-24 actors possible)

Welcome to Container of Sharks, a TV show where entrepreneurs put their ideas to the test in the hopes of winning start-up money from a panel of billionaire investors and one actual shark. Read more

Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)

Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)
Ed Monk

Productions (670)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 65 minutes
  • 6 W, 4 M, 16 Any (12-31 actors possible: 6-27 W, 4-25 M)

It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative. Read more

Oz

Oz
Don Zolidis

Productions (650)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 4 W, 4 M, 4 Any (8-16 actors possible: 4-8 W, 4-8 M)

Reeling from her sister's death, Beth suddenly finds herself journeying through a world suspiciously resembling the film The Wizard of Oz. Read more

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Middle School (but were too busy being stuffed in a locker to ask)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Middle School (but were too busy being stuffed in a locker to ask)
Werner Trieschmann

Productions (56)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 30 minutes
  • 4 W, 1 M, 17 Any (9-40 actors possible: 4-39 W, 1-36 M)

Helpful narrators Denice and Roman are here to answer your questions. Read more

10 Ways to Survive the End of the World

10 Ways to Survive the End of the World
Don Zolidis

Productions (210)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 2 W, 2 M, 6 Any (8-26 actors possible: 2-24 W, 2-24 M)

Any way the end times arrive, you just might have a shot at survival with this hilarious new how-to guide. Read more

Help Desk

Help Desk
Don Zolidis

Productions (14)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 4 Any (4-30 actors possible: 4-30 W, 4-30 M)

When you call the help desk, you're looking for a solution - but your problems might just be beginning when these customer service calls spiral into absurdity. Read more

Influencer Nation

Influencer Nation
Meg McCrossen

Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 10 Any (3-13 actors possible: 0-13 W, 0-13 M)

The two uptight hosts of the Kennedy Center Honors find themselves broadcasting live from their nightmares when they are forced to honor some of the nation’s most ridiculous internet influencers. Read more

Zoodate

Zoodate
Don Zolidis

Productions (2)
  • Comedy
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 17 W, 12 M, 1 Any (5-30 actors possible)

Dating is wild, especially if you’re a praying mantis and your date might bite your head off. Luckily there’s Zoodate, the first-ever dating app for animals. Read more

Declaration

Declaration
Jonathan Dorf

Productions (59)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 50 minutes
  • 6 W, 6 M, 10 Any (10-55 actors possible: 5-53 W, 2-50 M)

A group of students gets up in the morning, jumping into the expected cycle of every school day--but today, the school they go to is part of a larger, terrifying cycle of mass shootings. Read more

One-Act Comedies

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Game of Tiaras

Game of Tiaras (one-act)
Don Zolidis

Productions (500)
  • Comedy
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 5 W, 10 M, 14 Any (18-32 actors possible: 4-20 W, 5-25 M)

When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom (England) decides to split his empire between his three daughters, terrible, hilarious tragedy ensues. Read more

Bad Auditions by Bad Actors

Bad Auditions by Bad Actors
Ian McWethy

Productions (968)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 30 minutes
  • 7 W, 4 M, 3 Any (4-14 actors possible: 0-14 W, 0-14 M)

A casting director struggles to find the leads for a community theater production of Romeo and Juliet. Read more

The SeussOdyssey

The SeussOdyssey (one-act)
Don Zolidis

Productions (178)
  • Comedy
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 10 W, 15 M, 10 Any (8-60 actors possible: 4-30 W, 4-30 M)

Complete with a singing Cyclops, the slaughter of the suitors acted out with teddy bears, and the sorceress Circe serving up crew members with a side of green eggs, The SeussOdyssey is a hilarious and speedy reimagining of the classic epic. Read more

The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time

The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time
Ian McWethy

Productions (572)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 12 W, 13 M, 1 Any (7-34 actors possible: 4-22 W, 3-23 M)

Eve Tonsil, an employee of the nonprofit company "Relationships for a Better Tomorrow" is here to take you on a tour of the nine worst breakups of all time. Read more

The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza

The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza (one-act)
Don Zolidis

Productions (629)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 55 minutes
  • 3 W, 3 M, 6 Any (8-35 actors possible: 1-35 W, 1-35 M)

Two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek mythology using audience participation, cross-dressing, and general theatrical insanity. Read more

This Is Your Brain on Social Media

This Is Your Brain on Social Media
Ian McWethy

Productions (154)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 11 W, 5 M, 7 Any (6-30 actors possible: 3-27 W, 3-27 M)

When a school stages an intervention for three of their most social-media obsessed students, the ultra-righteous Amanda Boseman arrives armed with an array of cautionary tales. Read more

Appropriate Audience Behavior

Appropriate Audience Behavior
Ian McWethy

Productions (385)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 9 W, 8 M, 3 Any (5-20 actors possible: 0-20 W, 0-20 M)

Carol and Ashley are expecting a tale of woe as they take their seats to watch Hamlet, but the real tragedy is that they're sitting next to the world's noisiest weirdos. Read more

An Absolutely True Story (As Told by a Bunch of Lying Liars)

An Absolutely True Story (As Told by a Bunch of Lying Liars)
Ian McWethy

Productions (240)
  • Comedy
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 7 W, 7 M, 1 Any (11-31 actors possible: 5-26 W, 5-26 M)

Someone is in enormous trouble for breaking the priceless heirloom vase in the Peterson living room. But who? Someone is lying. Read more

SUPERHEROES

SUPERHEROES
Ian McWethy

Productions (521)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 12 W, 11 M, 10 Any (5-33 actors possible: 1-23 W, 4-31 M)

SUPERHEROES is a funny, fast-paced series of vignettes that explores how the caped crusaders deal with life in street clothes. Read more

The One-Act Play Disaster

The One-Act Play Disaster
Don Zolidis

Productions (131)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 5 W, 5 M, 5 Any (15-30 actors possible: 4-26 W, 4-26 M)

Pulling off a heist is pretty tough. But that's nothing compared to pulling off an unauthorized adaptation of a popular heist movie onstage. Can the group survive a run-through? Read more

Full-Length Comedies

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Back to the 80s

Back to the 80s
Dean O'Carroll

Productions (73)
  • Parody
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 15 W, 7 M,  (11-116 actors possible: 5-99 W, 1-111 M)

Hold on to your hoverboards, we're taking a trip Back to the 80s! When modern teen Mary Fitzfry gets sent back in time by an eccentric professor, she finds herself in the middle of a totally tubular cavalcade of 80s pop culture. Read more

A Simpler Time

A Simpler Time
Jonathan Dorf

Productions (122)
  • Comedy
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 8 W, 8 M, 14 Any (16-55 actors possible: 8-47 W, 8-47 M)

Designed to be flexible for your trip through the fourth dimension, these plays can be performed in any combination, and you can choose to thread them together with optional interludes that form a tale of three time travelers. Read more

The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN!

The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN! (full-length)
Ian McWethy

Productions (116)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 5 W, 3 M, 10 Any (8-45 actors possible: 0-45 W, 0-45 M)

Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby, but the internet threatens to take over her schoolwork. Read more

The Alibis

The Alibis
Jonathan Dorf

Productions (226)
  • Murder-Mystery Comedy
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 3 W, 2 M, 10 Any (10-55 actors possible: 3-53 W, 2-52 M)

When eccentric billionaire J. Leslie Arlington is murdered, a clueless detective finds the suspects are all reluctant to admit their alibis . . . because they were all committing other ridiculous crimes at the time. Read more

Lions in Illyria

Lions in Illyria
Robert Kauzlaric

Productions (29)
  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 2 W, 2 M,  (4-8 actors possible: 2-4 W, 2-4 M)

Giraffes are gentlemen, aardvarks are card sharks, and animals rule the world in this retelling of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.... Read more

Mutually Assured Destruction: 10 Plays About Brothers and Sisters by Don Zolidis

Mutually Assured Destruction: 10 Plays About Brothers and Sisters
Don Zolidis

Productions (148)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 11 W, 9 M,  (4-20 actors possible: 2-11 W, 2-9 M)

A century's worth of sibling squabbles is boiled down into ten vignettes in this era-hopping tribute to family. Read more

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (full-length)
Don Zolidis

Productions (1518)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 1 W, 1 M, 3 Any (5-43 actors possible: 1-41 W, 1-42 M)

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories. Read more

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet (full-length)
Peter Bloedel

Productions (140)
  • Comedy
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 4 W, 13 M, 4 Any (21 actors possible: 4-8 W, 13-17 M)

A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines. Read more

30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play

30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play
Alan Haehnel

Productions (613)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 39 W, 33 M,  (20-132 actors possible: 3-129 W, 3-125 M)

Stage kisses, pinkeye, inciting World War III -- these are only a few of the many things that can go wrong during the production of a play. Read more

I Hate Shakespeare!

I Hate Shakespeare!
Steph DeFerie

Productions (677)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 3 W, 2 M,  (5-43 actors possible: 0-43 W, 0-43 M)

We hate Shakespeare! At least that's what the audience thinks until they get a rip-roaring rundown of Shakespeare's classics.... Read more

Scared Silly

Scared Silly
Peter Bloedel

Productions (124)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 8 W, 8 M, 14 Any (16-85 actors possible: 8-62 W, 8-54 M)

Designed to be flexible for your evil plans, these plays can be performed in any combination. Every spooky tale in this collection has a twist. Read more

21 Guaranteed Ways to Get Detention

21 Guaranteed Ways to Get Detention
Ian McWethy

Productions (179)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 45 minutes
  • 11 W, 13 M, 3 Any (4-30 actors possible: 0-30 W, 0-30 M)

Meet the world's most obvious cheater, a ruthless Girl Scout cookie mogul, the captain of the Cat Football League, and many more in this cavalcade of hilariously bad behavior. Read more

Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains
Deborah Craig

Productions (200)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 10 W, 5 M, 2 Any (8-27 actors possible: 5-15 W, 3-12 M)

Based on primary records from the Children's Aid Society of New York, Orphan Trains brings this compelling story of hardships and victories to life, resonating with the authentic voices of a diverse group of children. Read more

Lafayette No.1

Lafayette No. 1
Mandy Conner

Productions (251)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 8 W, 7 M,  (15-25 actors possible: 8-13 W, 7-12 M)

As the yellow fever epidemic ravages the streets of 1816 New Orleans, no one thinks of the orphans known as the Forgotten--except for Lizzie Landry. Read more

Antigone Now

Antigone Now
Melissa Cooper

Productions (370)
  • Drama
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 3 W, 1 M,  (4-11 actors possible: 2-10 W, 1-9 M)

In the midst of a bombed-out city still feeling the aftershocks of war, the rebellious and intense Antigone defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. Read more

"dirt" by Mandy Conner

dirt
Mandy Conner

Productions (57)
  • Drama
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 5 W, 8 M, 5 Any (13-20 actors possible: 4-13 W, 7-16 M)

A moment in American history sets the stage for this personal, immediate drama about finding purpose amid overwhelming disaster. Read more

Booby Trap by Ed Monk

Booby Trap
Ed Monk

Productions (621)
  • Drama
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 6 W, 5 M, 6 Any (11-17 actors possible: 5-12 W, 5-12 M)

In the near future, an American soldier sits in a combat zone, trapped by a land mine. As he waits to see what will happen to him, scenes from his past, present, and future unfold around him. Read more

4 A.M.

4 A.M.
Jonathan Dorf

Productions (566)
  • Dramedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 3 W, 3 M, 6 Any (6-40 actors possible: 3-20 W, 3-20 M)

Meet an early-morning jogger, a radio DJ whose show may have an audience of none, a modern Romeo and Juliet, the author of a most unusual letter, and many other teen characters as they search for connection in the magic hour. Read more

Property Rites

Property Rites
Alan Haehnel

Productions (659)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 55 minutes
  • 4 W, 4 M, 13 Any (12-30 actors possible: 2-30 W, 2-30 M)

Kyle Macmanus has invested millions in a high-tech work of art -- fifteen human-figure sculptures programmed to perform thousands of movements, monologues, dialogues, and more. But just when Kyle is about to sell the sculpture, it malfunctions. Read more

A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story

A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story
Elizabeth Downing

Productions (88)
  • Historical Drama
  • 70 - 85 minutes
  • 7 W, 3 M, 5 Any (13-18 actors possible: 7-15 W, 3-8 M)

When the Nurse Family is accused of witchcraft, 15-year-old Abigail Hobbs accidentally uncovers information that could save them. She is faced with a difficult choice: Will she remain silent and let the witch hunt continue? Read more

Little Women

Little Women (one-act)
Marisha Chamberlain

Productions (251)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 55 minutes
  • 7 W, 4 M, 

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. Read more

Fire Exit

Fire Exit
Stacie Lents

Productions (136)
  • Drama
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 3 W, 2 M, 3 Any (4-8 actors possible: 2-6 W, 2-5 M)

Fire Exit opens in the aftermath, as the community faces what appears to be a prank gone terribly wrong. But as the kids and adults open up about their lives and the bigger picture of the day's events emerges, the truth proves to be far less simple. Read more

We Are The Sea

We Are The Sea
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (86)
  • Drama
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 3 W, 2 M, 7 Any (12-30 actors possible: 3-28 W, 2-27 M)

Norah, Una, and Iseult set sail from Ireland to escape the ravages of hunger, only to find a new set of dangers on their ocean voyage. Read more

Digging Up the Boys

Digging Up the Boys
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (145)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 3 W, 4 M, 1 Any (8 actors possible: 3-4 W, 4-5 M)

The mine where Floyd, Paul, and Jack work is old, nearly picked clean and about to be closed, when part of it collapses, trapping them. Read more

Full-Length Dramas

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The Bullying Collection

The Bullying Collection
E. M. Bell

Productions (140)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 100 - 105 minutes
  • 10 W, 5 M, 15 Any (13-95 actors possible: 5-86 W, 5-67 M)

From a cyberbullying attack that puts a friendship to the test to a group of former bullies that meets regularly to discuss their recovery, the plays range from the tragic to the comedic, but they all work to reveal a new perspective on a common problem. Read more

Trap

Trap
Stephen Gregg

Productions (302)
  • Documentary Theatre/Horror
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 12 W, 10 M, 5 Any (10-46 actors possible: 5-46 W, 2-46 M)

Every person in the audience of a high school play falls unconscious--every person but one. Read more

Snow Angel

Snow Angel
David Lindsay-Abaire

Productions (337)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 8 W, 8 M, 

When the quiet town of Deerpoint, Vermont is hit by the biggest blizzard in 107 years, a mysterious girl named Eva steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers who are asked to help her in her search. Read more

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Jon Jory

Productions (53)
  • Mystery
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 4 W, 6 M,  (8-26 actors possible: 3-14 W, 5-20 M)

he game's afoot and the legendary friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson is born, as they face a quartet of the most confounding crimes to ever cross the threshold of 221B Baker Street. Read more

What I Want to Say But Never Will

What I Want to Say But Never Will
Alan Haehnel

Productions (140)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 20 Any (5-76 actors possible: 0-76 W, 0-76 M)

Based on student responses from around the country, What I Want to Say But Never Will explores this simple but intimate question, offering a glimpse into teenagers' most private thoughts. Read more

Badger

Badger (full-length)
Don Zolidis

Productions (20)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 9 W, 5 M, 1 Any (15-45 actors possible: 9-40 W, 5-36 M)

In 1944, five young women take newly-available jobs at one of the largest munitions factories in the United States: the Badger Ordnance Works. Read more

Anon(ymous)

Anon(ymous)
Naomi Iizuka

Productions (395)
  • Drama
  • 90 minutes
  • 6 W, 5 M,  (11-35 actors possible: 6-20 W, 5-15 M)

Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States in this entrancing adaptation of Homer's Odyssey. Read more

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
Jerry R. Montoya

Productions (47)
  • Drama
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 3 W, 4 M, 1 Any (8-10 actors possible: 3-4 W, 4-7 M)

As she adjusts to her new life at secluded Misselthwaite Manor, orphan Mary Lennox discovers a secret garden. Read more

Dark Road

Dark Road
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (522)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 8 W, 3 M, 1 Any (9-26 actors possible: 9-20 W, 0-6 M)

Kind-hearted Lise is shocked at what her sister becomes when she takes a job as a guard at a concentration camp. Read more

The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza

The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza (one-act)
Don Zolidis

Productions (629)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 55 minutes
  • 3 W, 3 M, 6 Any (8-35 actors possible: 1-35 W, 1-35 M)

Two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek mythology using audience participation, cross-dressing, and general theatrical insanity. Read more

Booby Trap

Booby Trap
Ed Monk

Productions (621)
  • Drama
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 6 W, 5 M, 6 Any (11-17 actors possible: 5-12 W, 5-12 M)

In the near future, an American soldier sits in a combat zone, trapped by a land mine. As he waits to see what will happen to him, scenes from his past, present, and future unfold around him. Read more

And a Child Shall Lead

And a Child Shall Lead
Michael Slade

Productions (295)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 4 W, 4 M,  (8-30 actors possible: 4-15 W, 4-15 M)

This is the heroic and true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the "Jewish city" established by the Nazis near Prague as a way station before the death camps. Read more

Lafayette No. 1

Lafayette No. 1
Mandy Conner

Productions (251)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 8 W, 7 M,  (15-25 actors possible: 8-13 W, 7-12 M)

As the yellow fever epidemic ravages the streets of 1816 New Orleans, no one thinks of the orphans known as the Forgotten--except for Lizzie Landry. Read more

dirt

dirt
Mandy Conner

Productions (57)
  • Drama
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 5 W, 8 M, 5 Any (13-20 actors possible: 4-13 W, 7-16 M)

When the 1935 Dust Bowl batters the Texas Panhandle with drought, dirt, and devastation, the Loftin family is hit especially hard. Read more

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
Monica Flory

Productions (296)
  • Adventure comedy/drama
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 5 W, 4 M, 10 Any (12-22 actors possible: 0-22 W, 0-22 M)

Mowgli grows up believing he's as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities.. Read more

Oz

Oz
Don Zolidis

Productions (650)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 4 W, 4 M, 4 Any (8-16 actors possible: 4-8 W, 4-8 M)

Reeling from her sister's death, Beth suddenly finds herself journeying through a world suspiciously resembling the film The Wizard of Oz. Read more

Peter/Wendy

Peter/Wendy
Jeremy Bloom

Productions (433)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 3 W, 2 M, 2 Any (7-30 actors possible: 3-30 W, 2-30 M)

In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan, Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence. Read more