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Behind Their Eyes by Taylor Seymour
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short two act drama set in a school.
SynopsisThe hidden personal lives of a group of students at an American High School are brought into the open in this poignant examination of teenagers coming of age.
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Being Rose by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Requires 5 actresses of varying ages to play the title character. Every male character is intended to be played by the same actor, and every female character (aside from Rose) by the same actress.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA powerful one act play with various settings.
SynopsisRose looks back on her life from old age but as we see her memories replayed before us, differences emerge between her stories and reality. As her confusion increases, a doctor's diagnosis explains all. In this emotional look at the devastating effects of dementia, Rose is able to recollect momentous emotional events in her life which are vividly and evocatively played out on stage.
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Bellybuttons by Michael B. Malone
Runner-up in the SCDA One Act Play competition, 1996. Winner of the SCDA Billy Gordon Trophy for best youth entry, 2015.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Characters are aged around 11-12 years old, though for added comic effect the play could be performed by older children or adults acting as children.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a simple setting. Scottish English.
SynopsisA group of boys and girls delve into the murky world of relationships with an endearing and comical naivety.
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Brief Lives by Andrew Beattie
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama for young actors. Traces of black comedy and strong language. Two simple settings.
SynopsisTwo teenage boys are presented with a difficult situation when, arriving for his regular music lesson, one of them discovers the dead body of his elderly music teacher.
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Bully Dancers by Frank Gibbons
Winner of the Annual Derek Lomas Playwriting Competition (youth section), 2005.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Characters are teenagers with a range of ages, plus two adults (intended to be played by teenagers).
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicIt is open to the Producer to select dance music appropriate for the script and the specific cast! Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play for teenagers on the subject of bullying.
SynopsisTwo rival dance troupes are preparing for a local competition, but they have to share rehearsal space. Their proximity increases the rivalry until tragedy strikes, provoking unexpected changes.
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Call To Duty by Nettie Baskcomb Brown
The original production won the Five Counties and Mercia division trophies and was a semi-finalist in 2014 All England Theatre Festival, winning adjudicator's award for excellence.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAward winning One Act play for youth theatre with various (simple) settings.
SynopsisSam is bored by his school history and drama lessons about the First World War, but through his brother's console games, he learns more than he expected.
The play vividly brings to life the bravery of ordinary soldiers who fought in World War One by merging modern virtual war games with the shocking reality of the WW1 trenches and using comedy and tragedy to take actors and audiences on an emotional, thought provoking journey.
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The Delphi Dilemma by Jonathan Caldicot
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for teenage cast, set at an archaeological dig in Greece.
SynopsisA school party have been set a discovery quiz on their educational trip to Greece. All goes smoothly, if a little competitively, until a schoolboy prank goes badly wrong.
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Detention by Donna Brightwell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. One character should be older than the rest of the cast.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for teenage actors, with a divided stage set.
SynopsisThere's been a minor fire in the school Science Lab, and now a group of students find themselves in Detention Hall - until the Principal has spoken to them all and discovered who is behind it. They learn more about each other than the fire.
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Droolin' Banjos by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Youthful characters may be played by an older cast.
Run TimeAround 53 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicFour pieces of music are suggested in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn offbeat, single set, one act black comedy, which has language advisory notes.
SynopsisStevie is definitely going back to jail, but he has to speak to his children first. It's very important that they go back to school and avoid making his mistakes. They're not enthusiastic about this plan, but he has another detail to explain - for every day of school they miss, he serves one more in prison.
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Free Time by Helen Foster
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a single (school staff room) setting.
SynopsisThree teachers find themselves trapped in the staff room with no apparent avenue for escape, and with a drop of whisky - handily available! Their previously distant relationships become much closer as they cope with their situation.
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