Get Ready to Perform

18 page guide that walks you through the process of creating a themed-show that is fully created by the students.

Complete guide to putting on an original holiday showcase. 74 pages including rehearsal schedule, set design ideas, monologues, stories, poems and more!

No more hurt feelings when it comes to casting!

Short guide for putting on a show with younger students. Includes expert tips on casting, staging and rehearsing!

Ten pages of ideas for putting on a themed-show with your group!

Two versions of an actor’s contract for students to sign when committing to a show.

Ready-to-print medical release form to use with student actors.

Easy layout idea for a play program that can be printed on just one sheet of paper.

Example of a flyer to help promote your show/class/workshop.

Simple rehearsal schedule outline!

Fairy Tale Scripts

The Little Mermaid

9 pages, approximately 20 minutes. Parts for 15+ actors. Ages 9-18.

The Ugly Duckling

16 pages. 7 page script. Parts for 25+ actors. Includes extension activities, study guide and more. For ages nine and up.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

15 pages. Parts for 16-23 characters. Includes extension activities, study guide and more. For ages nine and up.

The Princess and the Pea

15 pages. Parts for at least 8 characters. Includes extension activities, study guide and more.

5 pages, approximately 10 minutes. Parts for 7 actors. Ages 7-13.

5 pages, approximately 10 minutes. Parts for 5+ actors. Ages 9-18.

5 pages, approximately 10 minutes. Parts for 12+ actors. Ages 9-18.

3 pages, approximately 6 minutes. Parts for 6 actors. Ages 9-18.

7 pages, approximately 15 minutes. Parts for 11+ actors. Ages 9-18.

4 pages, approximately 8 minutes. Parts for 6 actors. Ages 7-13.

6 pages, approximately 12 minutes. Parts for 9 actors. Ages 8-12.

4 pages, approximately 8 minutes. Parts for 7 actors. Ages 7-18.

9 pages, approximately 20 minutes. Parts for 15+ actors. Ages 9-18.

3 pages, approximately six minutes. Parts for 8+ actors. Ages 8-18.

Scripts for Younger Students

Looking for free plays to use with your group? Check out this curated collection on Drama Notebook. There are over 400 plays that have been categorized so that you can easily find what you are looking for!

10 minutes long. Parts for 15-30 students. Winter animal story best for younger students.

15 minutes long. Parts for 25+ actors. Original monster-themed play best suited
for ages 5-11.

15 minutes long. Parts for 25+ actors. Original monster-themed play
best suited for ages 5-11.

18 minutes long. Parts for 12+ actors. Original pirate-themed play best suited for ages 7-13.

Flexible run time, flexible cast. Use this easy outline to fully create a show based on the poems of Shel Silverstein.

10 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for ages 6-10.

5 minutes long. Parts for 9+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for ages 6-10.

5 minutes long. Parts for 6 actors. Best suited for ages 7-13, however, this story is really ageless and may be performed by children all the way up to adults.

Ten minutes long. Parts for 16+ actors. Best suited for ages 9-13, however, this story is really ageless and may be performed by children all the way up to adults.

3 minutes long. Parts for 4 actors. Best suited for ages 7-13, however, this story is really ageless and may be performed by children all the way up to adults.

2 minutes long. Parts for 4+ actors. Best suited for very young children.

2 minutes. Parts for 3+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for very young children.

15 minutes long. Parts for 15-40 actors (flexible cast.) Best suited for ages 7-14.

24 page outline for a variety show featuring the work of Dr. Seuss!

Ten minutes long. Parts for 15-40 actors. Best suited for ages 7-14.

15 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors. Best suited for ages 7-12.

12 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for ages 8-12.

15 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors. Best suited for ages 7-13.

34 short stories from around the world for students of all ages to turn into skits and short plays. Includes instructions for younger students and older students.

Scripts for Older Students

Looking for free plays to use with your group? Check out this curated collection on Drama Notebook. There are over 400 plays that have been categorized so that you can easily find what you are looking for!

Ten one-page scenes that can be acted out immediately!

How to create and perform a play with your students in one day! Great spring performance idea or fundraiser.

24 page outline for a variety show featuring the work of Dr. Seuss!

One-act modern day parody of Pygmalion. 14 characters. 30 minutes. Ages 12 and up.

35 minutes. 13 characters. Best for older students.

40 minutes long. Parts for 15+ characters (flexible cast). Greek tragedy best suited for older students.

35-40 minutes long. Parts for 15+ characters (flexible cast). Best suited for ages 13-16.

A long collection of epitaphs delivered by the (fictitious) deceased residents of Spoon River. Each page is designed to print out the monologues without having them cross over onto another page.

Here is the entire play reduced to nine scenes on six pages featuring nine characters!

Four edited scenes from the play, plus a three-page version of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream!’

Three versions of Romeo and Juliet in ten lines, a three page version of the play and more!

Three short versions of Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet.

Two fantastic short versions of Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth.

Much Ado Scripts

Two scripted versions of Shakespeare’s play ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ Two-page version and ten-minute version!

Twelfth Night Scripts

Two scripted versions of Shakespeare’s play ‘Twelfth Night.’ Two-page version and ten-minute version!

Mini Melodrama Scripts

Here are three high-energy short scripts to use when teaching melodrama!

Radio Plays

Radio Plays

14 pages. For ages nine and up. Students learn all about creating their own radio theatre show!

Radio Play Sound Effects

4 pages. For ages nine and up.

Radio Play Commercials

6 pages. For ages nine and up.

Poems To Perform

14 mystery animal poems for students to read aloud and/or act out.

Innovative crow haikus and a short story to act out.

Sixteen hilarious short poems for younger students to perform.

Eight poems full of sounds and tongue twisters for students to perform in small groups.

58 beautiful winter haikus for students of all ages to perform.

Eight winter poems with parts for one to sixteen actors.

Eight short rhythmic poems for older students to practice cadence and creative movement.

Fourteen Lewis Carroll poems that lend themselves well to performance.

35 Rumi poems for students of all ages to perform.

Twelve Days of Winter Break

For ages 10 and up. Students create a modern version of the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Stories and More to Perform

34 fables ready to print and use with your group!

26 dreams to use as monologues or to adapt into short plays!

30 short nightmares to perform as short plays or monologues. Great for a Halloween activity, or as a warm-up to a monologue writing activity.

List of eleven books for elementary students to act out—complete with story descriptions and tips for staging.

40 short stories that are funny and offer life lessons. Organized by number of parts and set up so that they are easy to print, cut apart and hand out to groups.

A Twisted Christmas Carol

Students create their own twisted version of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol.