6 m, 7 w, extras
Overcome with guilt over her late husband's creation of the Winchester rifle, Sarah Winchester became quite eccentric and to appease her ghosts, started building a mansion in San Jose, CA. She feared that if ever construction stopped, so would her life. Here's an excellent choral speaking piece as the maids, butlers, and workmen tell Sarah's story speaking in rhymed meter, echoing the rap tap tap of the never-ending hammers.
By Dennis Bush
By Dennis Bush
The thoughts, hopes, fears, dreams - the important things in the lives of teens - are explored honestly in this collection of 18 monologues. For humor, two of our favorites are "Studs," about trying to don a tux for the first time while running late for the prom, and "Bubbacar," about a teen's first car which is so ugly it should only be driven at night. We can all identify longing for Saturdays after tough school days in "Making It to the Weekend," or laugh at the frustration in "The Proper Way to Wear a School Uniform." In addition to those typical "teen pr...
2 m, 1 w, 3 flexible, 1 offstage voice
It's Hogwarts meets Zoom! The students of Dogwarts have their first day in Professor Snope’s virtual classroom. How are they supposed to practice the magical arts of wizardry on a computer? What’s in Plotter’s closet? And what about this year’s prom? This ten-minute comedy was written to be performed online.
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3 m, 5 w, 1 flexible
It is the spring of 2020. Humans are staying home, practicing social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The pets of these humans are confused. Their lives have been changed by the sudden constant presence of their human companions. Eight pets tell their stories of confinement. This play is designed to be performed online. Actors can portray the animals with their faces visible on conferencing software or choose an avatar image of the animal they are pla...
1 m, 1 w, 5-8 flexible
As a fleet of spaceships is returning home from a mission, they are ambushed by a horde of angry Zumitron aliens. The pilots are rendered defenseless against Zumite, the Supreme Commander of the Zumitrons, forcing those back on the command ship to find a way to defeat aliens and free the captured pilots. This short comedy was written to be performed online.
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Willow is home alone this evening. Growing more and more anxious she connects with her friends on video chat. Each friend begins to hear bumps, bangs, and thuds. Isn’t this how all horror films begin?
This show does not mention COVID-19 thus giving teens the opportunity to have a break from the pandemic.
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