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the-collective

  The Collective

Fantasy by Brent Holland

The Collective has called an Inquiry for Inclusion to decide if all of humanity is to be allowed into their enlightened community. Seven representatives for all of humanity are questioned by opposing sides to see if we are indeed worthy of being considered an advanced and enlightened species. About 35-40 minutes.



32 pages. 12 roles. While 10 roles are flexible, 2 of them are better played by females.
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  A Caterpillar’s Tale

Children by Carlos Perez

A screenplay adaptation of this play is an Official Selection of the 2022 San Diego International Kids' Film Festival. 

 

Periwinkle, a curious caterpillar, feels compelled to find out what happens when caterpillars climb up the Great Tree –and never return! He decides to follow grumpy Thistle, who seems to be next to do the climb, but Periwinkle encounters some big obstacles he must overcome, including evading the clutches of a black widow ...



39 pages. Flexible cast of 8 to 15. Min: 1 m, 1 w, 6 flexible
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  I Can't Wait for Christmas

Christmas Musical by Keith Klewer

David and Ashley Johnson and their six children are excited about the upcoming holidays singing gleefully “I Can’t Wait for Christmas.” But like most families today, they are over-extended and over-committed! That’s why on Christmas Eve they still need to hit the mall to shop for gifts, stop at a local tree lot to buy the perfect tree, and once home, dig out the old decorations for said tree -- and the rest of the house! The family is so consumed with all the last-minute secular preparations they ignore the most important reasons for the holiday, even when th...



70 pages. 4 m, 1 w, 3 male teens, 4 female teens, 1 girl, 2 flexible, extras
aftermath

  Aftermath

Drama by Jonathan Turner Smith

Time and time again, we hear about ordinary people who become extraordinary human beings in the face of traumatic experiences, placing others before themselves in selfless and fearless acts of courage. During two simultaneous therapy sessions, one for students and one for staff, and guided by two grief counselors, we experience the events of a school shooting through those who experienced it firsthand. Blue stage lights mark flashbacks, and ensemble casting allows each character to tell their story. This one-act play allows directors to address the importance...



44 pages. 6 m, 5 w, 2 flexible
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  Operation: Whispering Pines

Christmas Comedy by Karen Jones

Whispering Pines is a small, homey assistant living facility but for how long? On the death of the owner, the facility has passed to his daughter who is determined to unload this “albatross.” She has lined up buyers but there’s only one problem. Or really, six problems: the current residents. And together they agree they are not going out without a fight! Knowing that the new owner must find another facility to take them in, they come up with a plan. It’s an elaborate scheme that will ensure that no one else will accept them. So “Operation: Whispering Pines” ...



28 pages. 3 m, 5 w, 8 flexible, children, doubling possible
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  The Queen’s Guard

Drama by Patti Veconi

It is the winter of 1859 and scarlet fever is rife in New England. As two children, Frances and Julianne Beale, are recovering together, they amuse themselves by playing a game of chess. But it is no ordinary game. Frances is following a historical chess book and convinces Julianne to turn their chess pieces into imaginary characters who come alive on the stage. What follows is a melodrama of sword fighting, murder, betrayal, love, and sacrifice, all against the background of a large chess board and moveable pieces. The Alabaster king has died and his widow, ...



88 pages. 4 m, 4 w, 14 flexible, extras, doubling possible