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  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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  The Curious Tale of Rip Van Winkle

Musical by Vincent Bonvissuto

Set amidst the dark mists of the Catskill Mountains, The Curious Tale of Rip Van Winkle journeys to the colonial Dutch village of Knickerbocker, where legendary loafer Rip Van Winkle holds court. One fateful evening, Rip ventures into the woods, encountering the spirits of Henry Hudson and his crew. After drinking a flagon of "Hudson's Hearty Ale," Rip falls into a 16-year sleep, awakening in the midst of the Revolutionary War! Sparkling with Dutch dances ("Welcome To Knickerbocker") and rousing village choruses ("Responsibility"), this show will lea...



59 pages. 7 m, 6 w, 3 boys, 1 girl, extras and doubling possible
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  Ellis Island Ahead!

Drama by Nora Louise Syran

On the eve of the 1954 closing of Ellis Island, two teenagers, an Italian-American and an Irish-American, sneak inside the main building to see it for themselves. They meet an older man, now a janitor after serving as an inspector on the island since the early 1900s. The teens are drawn into his stories from the past and his memories come alive with an ensemble of people from all nationalities and backgrounds. Some of the immigrants are already famous, some will become famous and many, many others are “famous” only within their own families. But they all shar...



33 pages. Ensemble (6 m, 8 w), 40+ roles with no doubling
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  Live From Mistletoe Ridge

Christmas Comedy by Brian Sylvia

Without their knowledge, the residents of the sleepy country town of Mistletoe Ridge are about to be on national television. When TV producer Nash Adams is stranded in the town and forced to stay at the Pear Tree Inn, he meets the proprietor, Trixiebelle Partridge – and a few other colorful residents who are obsessed with the Christmas holidays. With the Tearjerker Television Network’s failing ratings, Nash Adams realizes that an undercover Christmas special about them would be the perfect solution!

 

Add in apocal...



38 pages. (4 m, 4 w [1 is a teenager])
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  Totally Awesome!

Musical by Stephen Murray

The Awesome family has been so successful at fighting Champion City crime that they have decided to release all the villains. Yes, General Mayhem, Corporal Punishment, and the others in the Army of Evil are free. 

 

The Awesome family now travels to where crime fighters are needed.  Meanwhile the youngest, Annie Awesome, is at odds with being in a superhero family as she’s often stuck doing not so heroic tasks. She meets normal citizen Fiona who dreams of making a real difference in the...



40 pages. 1 m, 5 w, 15 or more flexible, extras and doubling possible