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Plays written for children or alternatively, plays that could have a child cast

Forgotten – two act fantasy play for high school

 

play for high school

FORGOTTEN – TWO ACT FANTASY PLAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL – what happened after Neverland?

Gwendolyn is a young schoolgirl plagued by recurring dreams of an imaginary place and time, not of this earth. Despite her best efforts to control her dreams, they are becoming more real and frequent than ever. But when she wakes up, she cannot remember anything at all, other than a fear of falling. When she sleepwalks and almost falls to her death, her school decide to send her home again. Once home she is sent to a specialist doctor for treatment to try to cure of of her mysterious illness that is causing her nightmares.

fantasy play for high school

But it seems that the imaginary place is very real indeed. Gwendolyn is “Wendy” and she dreams of a very real Neverland. Peter Pan has left Neverland to try and find her, risking the lives of all the people who live there, including the infamous Captain Hook. For Neverland cannot survive without Peter Pan. Hook, desperate to save Neverland, and of course himself, has followed Peter back to our world to find Wendy and to make her forget once and for all.

“Forgotten” is an exploration of J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s story, “Peter Pan” and poses the question of whether it was simply a story, a figment of Wendy’s imagination or a real place. In the 21st century we are accustomed to the concepts of time travel and alternate universes. This fantasy play for high school cleverly switches between, so to speak, the alternate Earths in the story.

A fun play that mixes pirates and adventure with 1906 England. I thoroughly recommend it! Altaire Gural, the playwright is a member of the playwright’s guild of Canada. 

Have a look at a sample of the play on Youtube

Production history

Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen, Scotland – 2016

Ferny Grove State School, Australia – 2017. 

 

Author: Altaire Gural

Genre: Fantasy, fairytale play script

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Large cast – suitable for high school or community theatre productions. 13F 17M and many smaller parts of either gender

Ages of the actors: Children to adult actors

Length: Two hours long

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The set alternates between a school, Wendy’s home, and Neverland, where Peter pan lives and a pirate ship

Level of difficulty: 7/10 Frequent set changes will need good back-stage work. The characters don’t have difficult parts, the story carries the play. Wendy requires more ability than the other characters.

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Copyright © November 2015 Altaire Gural and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other full length fantasy plays in stock:

Dr George’s magnificent Zeppelin – a musical play
Wotcha! Gotcha! Steam punk Alice in Wonderland pantomime
The Robber Baron and the Baker thief – teen medieval adventure play

Wotcha! Gotcha! Steam Punk Funny Pantomime

funny pantomime

WOTCHA! GOTCHA! STEAM PUNK FUNNY PANTOMIME

In this zany but extremely funny steam punk pantomime script, loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell is kidnapped by the villains Mad Hat and Moriarty and taken through the looking glass to an alternate universe and imprisoned in their Dirigible because they want to take over her world and they have a cunning plan to get their way.

Her friends Dodgson and Prince Leopold enlist the help of the slightly less famous Shamrock Holmes and his sidekick, James Watson to get her back to their side of the looking glass. Together with the Dame and the Baker Street Irregulars, they set out to rescue her and save their world from imminent disaster.

They win, of course!

This panto has one written song in it, but songs can easily be added at the director’s discretion.

Wotcha! Gotcha! had a very successful two week run in New Jersey. Read a review about it in the Huffington Post.

Author: Gareth Jones

Genre: Steam punk funny pantomime

Type: Three act play

Cast: Large cast play with 26 named characters but smaller parts may be doubled or the sex of roles reversed.

Ages of the actors: Play with cast of children and adults

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Length: Play two hours long

Set: The set in act one and two is divided between Alice’s sitting room and the inside of the dirigible. Act three is divided between a concert hall and the dirigible. The inside of the dirigible can have decor that is steam punk in nature.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – written as a classic British panto with cockney accents

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Cost is $6 for this previously staged popular pantomime with a successful run

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Copyright © October 2015 Gareth Jones and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this panto? Other funny pantomime script and children’s musicals that we stock:

Dr George’s Magnificent Zeppelin – musicals for children
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – Traditional British Snow White Panto script
Sleeping Beauty – modern day Sleeping beauty Pantomime

Handsome and Griddle – funny short skit

funny short skit

HANDSOME AND GRIDDLE – FUNNY SHORT SKIT

When Handsome and Griddle’s henpecked father conveniently ‘loses’ them in the forest because their stepmother needs ‘her sanity,’ the local witch finds them and takes them home for a nice bath in her cauldron. She’s had to give up her lovely gingerbread cottage because the property taxes were killing her, but she plans to cook them anyway…

Read about playwrights Lois and Kelly Corcoran. Other skits (Orphan Antsy) by Lois and Kelly Corcoran.

Author: Lois and Kelly Corcoran

Type: Funny short skit

Genre: Fairytale skits

Cast: Cast of 6, 2M 3F 1N

Ages of the actors: Any age of actors – can be performed by children to adults or a mix

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages, great for schools, churches, scouts, clubs and just for fun

Length: 4 minutes long

Set: Simple set – cauldron/picture of one needed

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy fun skit for everyone

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Copyright © September 2015 Lois and Kelly Corcoran and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Read about it – short romantic comedy where two middle aged widowed people meet at a bus stop
Call of the Riled – short skit for Thanksgiving
Bob – 5 minute comedy skits

Snow White and the Seven Ugly Sisters – Snow White Pantomime Script

snow white pantomime script

snow white pantomime script

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN UGLY SISTERS – SNOW WHITE PANTOMIME SCRIPT

Once upon a time, there was a wicked queen with an evil sidekick of a magic mirror. She was also the most beautiful woman in the world. Unfortunately this didn’t bode well for anyone else who was well, even remotely good looking. When the Princess Snow White blossoms into beauty, and the mirror informs the queen that she is shortly (well next Tuesday to be exact) to move to second place, the queen decides that someone else needs to take drastic action, and she sends her huntsman to kill the princess and bring back her spleen. Since she doesn’t actually know what a spleen is, Snow White and the Huntsman fool the queen, and Snow White runs away into the deep forest.

There she meets the seven ugly sisters who kindly take her under their wing when they hear the queen’s evil plan. In the meantime, the mirror has informed the evil queen that actually, Snow white is still alive and kicking in the woods. The Queen decides to do her in with the aid of a magical nuclear cigar, delivered by Royal Mail.

The seven ugly sisters leave for work as air hostesses on Goldonian airways, leaving Snow White alone in the cottage with strict instructions not to accept any multicoloured apples from strange old women.
Snow white is interrupted by the arrival of the ever so sexy (but boy does he know it) Prince Valiant, who is Revolta’s (one of the ugly sisters) brother. He brings an invitation to his engagement party for his sister, Revolta.

Snow White is surprised to find that he not only has no idea who his bride to be actually is, but that she should count herself lucky to have him as a husband! He tries to flirt with her but fails horribly and leaves, but not before accepting a package from Royal Mail for her (The postman is the queen in disguise) containing two nuclear cigars. When the seven sisters arrive back from work, they’re all excited by the package, but when Snow White lights the cigar for Hideosa, it backfires, sending her into a magical sleep.

The girls summon Valiant who happily kisses Snow White and wakes her up. He in turn is amazed to find that she actually doesn’t want to marry him on the spot. They are interrupted by the arrival of the queen who has decided to kill Snow herself (properly this time.) The sisters save the day by lighting the other cigar and aiming it at the queen, sending her into a magical sleep. Snow White becomes the new queen of the magical kingdom and they all live happily ever after.

A fun non traditional pantomime filled with cleverly adapted  Show tunes and witty dialogue by best selling playwright Claire Demmer.  This pantomime would suit a typical drama group where the majority of the players are female – but the sisters can just as easily (and humorously be played by males.)

Notes: The author will allow workshopping of the script.  All of the songs can be substituted at the director’s discretion.  The nuclear cigars can be substituted for any other weapon of choice.

Production History

Kainon School, Westville, South Africa – 2016

Read about playwright Claire Linda Demmer. Other pantomimes (Wizard of Odd) by Claire Demmer.

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Genre: Snow White pantomime script, alternative pantomime Snow White

Type: Two-act musical show

Cast: 13 minimum.  2M, 3F, 8 N or either sex

Ages of the actors: Actors mixed ages

Suitable for: Suitable for children

Length: 70-80 minutes long

Set: Act one is set in the castle and the forest, act two in the sister’s cottage.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a medium cast pantomime for a smaller venue

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarves -traditional British panto script
Trolls stole the North Pole – musical Christmas play
Sleeping Beauty – modern day pantomime script

King of the Sea – short play for children

short play for children

KING OF THE SEA – SHORT PLAY FOR CHILDREN

In this short play for children, all the creatures in the sea get together to decide who should be their king. Each creature gets his or her turn to tell the others why they think they should be king.

The play is written in rhyming verse, which makes it easy for younger children to remember and ideal for school productions for younger school children up to the age of eight.  It is also suitable for students whose second language is English.

Author: Olga Gavrilova

Genre: Short play for children

Type: 5 minute one act play

Length: 5 minutes

Cast:  8 children plus chorus as ‘the waves’

Ages of the actors: Suitable for children aged 5-8 years of age

Suitable for: Infant school, primary school

Set: Simple – school stage setting of ”under the sea.”

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – easy to remember words, but obviously age dependent. 

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Copyright September 2015 Olga Gavrilova and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Snow White and the seven dwarves – Pantomime Snow White

pantomime snow white

one act comedy

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES – PANTOMIME SNOW WHITE

Many years ago, in the kingdom lived a beautiful princess, Snow White who was forced to work in the castle for her stepmother, the Evil Queen Evilynn, along with Delilah Dumpling (the cook), Douglas (Delilah’s assistant) and Rose Red (The kitchen maid). One day, a handsome Prince, Prince Valliant, arrives in the kingdom in search of ‘The most beautiful lady in the land.’ Queen Evilynn likes the look of the Prince and wants to marry him but unfortunately he fancies Snow White.

That very day, the Queen’s magic mirror tells her again that Snow White is fairest in all the land, so she plots to kill her. Mandalay, the Queen’s henchman is asked to take Snow White on a picnic with the wood choppers (Horace, Doris, Norris and Boris). Mandalay can’t carry out his task and the wood choppers come up with the idea that Snow White remains behind in the forest. After saying goodbye to her friends Snow White becomes scared and faints. Fairy Good-at-heart sends her to live with the Seven Dwarves, who take Snow White into their home.

Thinking she has won, Queen Evilynn plans a big celebration but is soon told that Mandalay failed in his task and she poisons Snow White. The Prince has learned of the Queen’s evil plan and sets out along with Sir Richard, Delilah, Douglas, Rose Red and the wood choppers. The Prince gets there to find Snow White ‘dead’ but he wakes her with a kiss. The good fairy defeats Queen Evilynn, with the help of the audience, and all is well again.

This is a pantomime Snow White packed full of songs, jokes, slapstick and family entertainment.

Other plays (Aladdin) by playwright Bradley Coffey.

Author: Bradley Coffey

Genre: Pantomime snow white

Type: One act play

Length: 60 minutes

Cast: 15 M (if one takes all the dwarves as M, but they could be mixed M and F if one has a larger female cast, 6F, and chorus

Ages of the actors: Cast all ages

Suitable for: Panto suitable for all ages

Set: Simple set but various decorations at director’s discretion. Locations include the market square, the forest, the caste etc.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – simple fun panto with a large cast to suit schools, amdram and community theatre.

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Copyright © September 2015 Bradley Coffey and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other pantomimes and musicals for the holidays:

Trolls Stole the North Pole – musical Christmas play
Dr George’s Magnificent Zeppelin – musical plays for children
The Wizard of Odd – pantomime wizard of Oz

 

The Blueberry Balladeer – plays for Youth Theatre

plays for youth theatre

short play for youth theatre

 

The Blueberry Balladeer visits the farmers in Washington
County every year, and she sings a lullaby to put all the
berry blights and pests to sleep until it’s harvest time. But
one year, an ancient pestilence known as the Willisoggle
gives the Balladeer a cold, so she can’t sing. The farmers,
the families and an assortment of characters — from a beauty
queen to a beekeeper to a pair of Bavarian gnomes — have to
band together to figure out how to defeat the Willisoggle
before it eats the entire blueberry harvest!

More about playwright Andrew M. Frohdahl.

Author: Andrew M. Frodahl

Genre: Plays for youth theatre

Type: Two act play

Cast: The cast size is 19 characters. 10M, 6F and 3M or F
*Cast doubling can be done to bring it to 4F and 5M.
*Titus the Honeybee is a sound cue.
*Cast size can be increased with having the bees be actors
rather than sound cues.
*Loafer the Dog can be a stuffed animal attached to Vernon’s
walker or an added actor.

Ages of the actors:  Anything from young teens to an adult cast

Suitable for: All ages, youth theatre, community theatre, school plays

Length: 1.5 –  2 hours

Set: Various – Office of the Berry Pickers Guild, The Giles Farm, The Blueberry Factory, The Barrens, The Berry Bluffs.  Set can be simplified to various offices and outdoor scenes. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – managing large cast, scene changes

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Copyright © August 2015 Andrew M. Frohdahl and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for youth theatre:

Aladdin – comedy script
Alice in Football Land – comedy version of Alice in Wonderland
The Robber Baron and the Baker Thief – teen adventure play

 

Dr George’s Magnificent Zeppelin – children’s musical plays

 

children's musical plays

DR GEORGE’S MAGNIFICENT ZEPPELIN – CHILDREN’S MUSICAL PLAYS

“Doctor George’s Magnificent Zeppelin” involves a zany cluster of characters who are zestfully, if not reluctantly determined to save the globe from the dire consequences of exploitation, prejudice, greed, and the evils of unrepentant egotism. Doctor George’s adventurous crew encounters mermaids, pirates, fairies, an evil queen, and a reluctant dragon. Spirited musical lyrics convey the plot and intentions of the characters. In the guise of a children’s story it pokes fun at the powers that be who mistreat the populace they engage. Cruelty, greed, dictators, and terrorists are all held up to the mirror of vanity, exposing them to the light of repentance and love. Doctor George and his crew continue their journey to save the world and to shed light on the ravages of egotistical tyrants.

Read about playwright Grant Vuille

Author: Grant Vuille

Genre: Children’s musical plays

Type: Two-act play

Cast: 9M 9F

Ages of the actors: Adult – young adult to old

Length: Two hours

Suitable for: The whole family

Set: Doctor George’s home in the land of the free, the United States of America, the skies on the way to Mermaid’s Isle, the pirate’s oceanic domain, and the fabulous, exotic Isle of Jaggar (a.k.a. Jaggar’s Isle) home to King Jaggar, his misguided want-to-be-evil-terrorist wife, Queen Thirteen, a plethora of mischievous Fairies, and Jumper the Dragon.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – keeping the focus of the audience

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Copyright © 2011 Grant Sutor Vuille

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Molly and the Magic phone – short musical for children
The Wizard of Odd – pantomime wizard of Oz
Trolls stole the North Pole – Christmas musicals

 

Wilson – one act duologue

one act duologue

one act duologue

WILSON – ONE ACT DUOLOGUE

In this one act duologue for 1M and 1F, a man and a woman meet in an art gallery. Both teach at the same school and both share a common enemy, the new teacher, ‘Wilson.’ As they converse about the painting, the conversation turns to how much they both dislike Wilson. The conversation takes a sinister but erotically charged turn as they talk about what they’d like to do to him and another teacher at the school.

An interesting piece that can be played as either a straight slightly eerie drama, or as a dark comedy, depending on the director’s discretion. This one act duologue is one of the plays from the award winning ‘Ugly Art’ series of short one act plays.

WILSON
… was one of 10 plays selected for the 1999 Vortex Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival, Albuquerque, NM.
… was one of 4 plays selected for the 1999 Living Art Play Festival, Charlotte, NC.
… was selected for the 1999 Theatre Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) One-Act Series.

Read about award winning playwright Terry Roeche. Other plays by Terry Roeche.

Author: Terry Roeche

Type: One act duologue

Genre: Drama or comedy

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Both older in their fifties

Suitable for: PG 12 – suggestion of violence

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set: Blank stage or a single red painting on the stage.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – depending on discretion can be played as either dark comedy or drama

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Copyright © June 2015 Terry Roeche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other duologues that we stock:

Believe – ten minute play script about psychic powers
Lies you can’t make up – playscript about JFK
My child – drama about a baby and unwanted teen pregnancy

Alien Research – funny play for primary school

funny play for primary school

 

ALIEN RESEARCH – FUNNY PLAY FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

In a Galaxy far far away, on Planet Varney, some time in the future… Captain Skirt from the Alien Research Unit has just returned from his journey to Planet Earth. Earth was abandoned by its population some time ago, after all the trees were destroyed, and life was no longer sustainable. A colony of people from Earth is now living on a planet called ‘Vif’. Captain Skirt has returned from his mission with an interesting discovery: Books! In order to study the contents of the books that he has brought, the Head of the Alien research unit brings each book to life. They reveal fascinating information about the ‘aliens’ and what life was like on Planet Earth. A funny play for primary school with a big cast.

Production History

Brewer Middle School, SC, USA – 2017

Read about playwright Kate Goddard.

Author: Kate Goddard

Genre: Play for children, children’s play

Type: One act play

Cast: Up to 40 children but many parts can easily be played by the same children for a smaller class. A minimum of 15 children would be needed to allow for costume changes.

Length: 25-30 minutes but cutting is allowed.

Suitable for: Children

Ages of the actors: 7-12

Set: Simple – the alien research unit – there should be a screen or large cloth but the set is at the discretion of the director.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – the scenes are short and funny and the kids can play around with them and enjoy them without being bogged down by learning too many words.

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Copyright © April 2015 Kate Goddard and Off the Wall Play Publishers

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Trolls stole the North Pole – musical play for the holidays
Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy in Lochloosa – children’s adventure play
A fairly tall adventure – adventure plays for kids

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Puppet show – a short play for children

short play for children

PUPPET SHOW – SHORT PLAY FOR CHILDREN

In this short play for children, a child loses his or her new teddy bear and enlists their older sibling’s help to find it. There are three versions of the play – one with all girls, one with all boys and one with a mixed cast. The short play is ideal for junior or primary school for children aged 7-11 years of age. The play has been previously produced.

Read more about playwright Evan Guilford Blake. Other children’s plays by Evan.

Author: Evan Guilford-Blake

Genre: Children’s play

Type: Short one act play

Length: Five 5 minutes

Cast: Three – two younger and one older child. The script is available for either an all boy, all girl or mixed cast.

Ages of the actors: Ages 7-11

Suitable for: Children

Set: A bedroom shared by the twins. It has two beds, a desk, at least two chairs and a closet. The closet door may be suggested rather than actual.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – a nice interactive children’s piece. The most difficult thing may be moving the set itself.

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Copyright © 2002 as an unpublished dramatic work by Guilford-Blake Corp

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A fairly tall adventure – adventure play for kids
Adventures of Mojoe and Snowy in Lochloosa – kids play set in the alligator filled swamps of Florida
Aladdin – comedy script

 

Trolls Stole the North Pole – Musical Christmas Play

musical Christmas play

TROLLS STOLE THE NORTH POLE – MUSICAL CHRISTMAS PLAY

In this musical Christmas play, the trolls decide to steal the ‘North Pole’ and switch it with the very similar looking ‘South Pole’ (It’s literally a pole) That way, Santa’s workshop won’t get any vital deliveries he needs to make presents this year and everyone on earth will be forced to buy the Troll’s toys instead.

What will Santa do? How will he save the day? Or will his wife do it?

A lovely funny play for the holidays for the whole family. TROLLS STOLE THE NORTH POLE was first produced on November 24, 2012 at the Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood, California. It ran for seven weeks, through January 6, 2013.

This play is a musical and the music for the play is available through Off the Wall Plays as well.

Author: Art Shulman

Genre: Musical Christmas Play, play for the holidays

Type: Two act musical

Length: 75 minutes

Cast: Twelve, 6M 6F.

Ages of the actors: Children to adult

Suitable for: The whole family

Set: A stage with a pole on it saying ‘North Pole’ on the one side and on the other side, a similar ‘South Pole.’

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – fun lines that need to be delivered quickly to get the humour across.

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© Copyright 2013 Art Shulman

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Molly and the Magic Phone – musical for children

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MOLLY AND THE MAGIC PHONE – MUSICAL FOR CHILDREN

This is a one act musical for children. Written with age eleven and under in mind – although it is suitable for children up to around fifteen years old. A serious story with touches of comedy – with scope for being directed in a number of different ways – the emphasis being on participation for the children and entertainment for a young or adult audience.

Author: James Chalmers

Genre: Musical for children

Type: One act musical

Cast: Minimum of 10 and up to 15 children

Ages of the actors: Age 11 and under but ages of up to 15 would work

Length: 25 – 30 minutes

Suitable for: Children and the whole family

Set: No set required although the play might benefit from being performed in front of some plain flats – possibly decorated lightly with graffiti. At the front of the stage on either side – are tables for the cards carrying the text messages. The Presenters pick up cards from one side – walk across the front of the stage holding the words up for the audience to read – then they place the cards on the other table. They wait there until the next text message is to be displayed – and they walk back across the other way with the appropriate cards. The words should be on both sides of the cards because the messages are cues for the actor playing the part of Molly.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a nice play suitable for a small drama class

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© October 2014 James Chalmers and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Adventures of Mojoe and Snowy in Lochloosa
Dreidel – Jewish Children’s plays

 

ESPN, B.C. – Teen scripts about sports

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ESPN – TEEN SCRIPTS ABOUT SPORTS

A fun play for teens and older children about caveman teens and how they developed all the popular sports we play today. It’s all done with actions and no words so there’s loads of room for a director’s creativity. A short play that’s less than ten minutes in length.

Read about playwright Jean Blasiar.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Genre: Teen scripts

Type: One act play

Length: 5-10 minutes

Number of actors: 7, 1 man 5 boys and 1 woman

Suitable for: All ages

Ages of the actors: 5 teen 2 teen to adult

Set: Simple – a cave with some “rocks” that the boys throw around and a basket of apples with twigs

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – doing all the actions without words.

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© August 2014 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Rebecca, the child – short play about peer pressure
Someone to remember – short one act teen drama
Family exercise – short one act drama

Holiday Shorts- collection of plays for the holidays

HOLIDAY SHORTS – A COLLECTION OF PLAYS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Christmas plays

plays for the holidays

Seven short plays for both children and adults written around various festivals and the holidays such as Chanukah, the Chinese New year and Christmas. The entire evening of Holiday Shorts may be done in approximately 60 minutes, or one or several plays may be performed individually.  Together, there are about 35 roles. No play calls for more than seven actors. The use of puppets is encouraged.

Anansi and his children: An African folk tale about how the fantastic children of Anansi save him when he is swallowed by a giant fish.

Dreidel: A lovely Jewish children’s play set around the festival of Chanukah. A grandparent tells his young granddaughter, Rachel the story of a miracle, that occurred when he was just eight years old. It tells how he accidentally broke his Dreidel that he had carefully made for Chaunkah, and how he was unable to get clay to make another. Until a miracle happened.

First Christmas: A married couple spends their first Christmas together and, despite various setbacks, they discover that their love for each other is all that they need to make Christmas special.

Gifts of the Magi: an adaption of the famous O.Henry tale. A beautiful story about how a poor young couple give up their prized possession to be able to buy each other the perfect Christmas gift.

The Nian: set at the Chinese New Year, a folk tale that tells of how the terrible Nian was banished forever from China by a clever couple that arrive unexpectedly at a terrified village and how the Chinese New year is celebrated every year because of this.

O, Tannenbaum: – a young boy finds his voice at summer camp which brings him closer to his taciturn grandfather.

Yes, Virginia:  a young girl isn’t sure that Santa Claus exists anymore.

Performance History:

December 2015 – The Overseas American Army as part of their Christmas plays

Read more about playwright Evan Guilford Blake. Other plays by Evan.

Recently, Evan’ story My Father’s Robe was published online in Wisdom Crieth Without. This is a traditional story, a very gentle piece that I think will appeal, especially, to those who have aging parents.

Author: Evan Guilford-Blake

Genre: Christmas, festival and plays for the holidays for both adults and children. Includes plays to celebrate the African Kwanzaa and the Chinese new year.

Type: Collection of short one act plays

Length: The entire evening of Holiday Shorts may be done in approximately 60 minutes, or one or several plays may be performed individually.

  • Anansi and his Children – nine minutes
  • Dreidel -Twelve minutes
  • First Christmas – Six minutes
  • Gifts of the Magi – Twelve minutes
  • The Nian – Eight minutes
  • O, Tannenbaum – Eleven minutes
  • Yes, Virginia – Eight minutes

Number and ages of actors: Together, there are about 35 roles. No play calls for more than seven actors. The use of puppets is encouraged.

  • Anansi and his Children: 2w (any age), 2m (1 20-50, 1 any age), 1 either (any age), 2 children (1 girl, 1 boy)
  • Dreidel: (1m (80), 1w (45-50), 1 either (50+), 2 children (girl, 8; boy, 8)
  • First Christmas: 1m (54); 1w (37)
  • Gifts of the Magi: 2w (early 20s, 30+), 1m (25), 3 either
  • The Nian: ( 1m (30+), 3 either (2 any age, 1 40+), 2 children (1girl, 1 boy)
  • O, Tannenbaum: 3w (30s, 60s, 30-65), 2m (35-50, 60s), 1 child (boy, 10)
  • Yes, Virginia: 1m (28-35), 3 either (any ages), 1 child (girl, 8)

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Simple – staging with a few simple furnishings can easily be achieved

Level of difficulty:  7/10 – crowd control if the entire show is performed

Read a Sample of Anansi and his children

Read a Sample of Dreidel

Read a Sample of First Christmas




Cost is $17 for the whole collection

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Copyright © 2009 as an unpublished dramatic work by
Guilford-Blake corporation. © Off The Wall Plays July 2014 as a published work

Like this play? Other seasonal and festival plays:

A manger carol – nativity play
Santa’s holiday – South African Christmas play script
A Contemporary Christmas carol – modern day Scrooge