Funny Plays for Kids and Teens - Ages Five Through Eleven

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Comedy play scripts ages 5-11

(In order of cast size, largest first.)

Toy Store Play Script for Kids

Toy Store
5-30 characters (13 characters as written), approximately 10 minutes running time. When the shop owner leaves, all the toys come to life! (1 credit)

The Monsters of Hodgepodge Forest Play Script

Monsters of Hodgepodge Forest
15 minutes long. Parts for 25+ actors. Original monster-themed play best suited for ages 5-11. (3 credits.)

Legend of the Blue Sapphire Play Script

The Legend of the Blue Sapphire
45-minute adventure/comedy. Parts for 25 young actors. Ages 8-12. Flexible casting! (5 credits)

Short, funny play for teens-The Magic Necklace

The Magic Necklace
24+ characters. Flexible casting. 5 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A magical comedy for children and teens by Barbara Henderson.

Mystery of the Missing Medallion Play Script

The Mystery of the Missing Medallion
45-minute adventure/comedy. Parts for 23 young actors. Ages 8-12. Flexible casting! (5 credits)

Weather Play Script for Schools-Weird World of Weather

Weird World of Weather
21 characters. 2M, 3F, 16 Either. 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedy for children about the unpredictability of the weather by Barbara Henderson.

Thirteen Colonies Game Show Play Cover

Thirteen Colonies Game Show
20+ characters. 8 pages long. Approximately 10 minutes running time. American history play in which students portray the original thirteen colonies.

Play Script for Kids-In the Box

In the Box
5-19 characters. 14 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A spoof on television for kids by playwright Elizabeth Rapoza.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Doctor Mercury

Doctor Mercury
16 characters. 8M, 8F, Flexible Cast; 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A time-travelling comedy for children written by Terence Patrick Hughes.

Dolly the Polka Dotted Llama and the Mackindo Zoo

Dolly the Polka Dotted Lama and the Mackindoo Zoo
15+ characters of any gender. Approximately 20 minutes running time. Dolly has a hard time fitting in because she looks different, but it is her uniqueness that ultimately saves the day. Comedy for all ages by Chuck Novatka.

Fred the Skunk

Fred the Skunk
15 characters. Flexible gender casting, as characters are all animals. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play about a skunk who wants to make friends.

Short funny play for kids-A Fly In The Eye

A Fly In The Eye
15 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedy for children and teens about a scientific experiment gone wrong by Barbara Henderson.

Mother Duck and the Golden Goose Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Mother Duck and the Golden Goose
14 fairy-tale characters. Approximately 30 minutes running time. Fun, mixed-up fairytale/nursery rhyme play! (3 credits.)

Ear Today, Gone Tomorrow
14 characters. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Short play about fitting in, featuring an all-animal cast!

Peter Pan for Young Performers

Peter Pan for Young Performers
13+ characters. Approximately 20 minutes long. Includes simple songs from the public domain. Early reader script based on the classic story of Peter Pan.

Kid Superheroes on the Rise

Kid Superheroes on the Rise
13+ characters, flexible casting. Approximately 20 minutes long. Comedy adventure script about kid superheroes who use their imaginations and work together to fight bad guys.

Alice in Paris
13+ characters, flexible casting, approximately 15 minutes long. A fantastical story about a young girl named Alice who travels to Paris during Fashion Week, meets interesting characters, and uses her imagination to save the day.

Peter Pan in Thirty Minutes

Peter Pan in Thirty Minutes
12+ characters, flexible casting. Approximately 30 minutes long. Includes songs from the public domain. Comedy adventure script based on the classic story of Peter Pan.

Dorothy’s Adventure in the Magical Kingdom of Oz
12+ characters. Approximately 10 minutes running time.

A Pirate’s Tale
18 minutes long. Parts for 12+ actors. Original pirate-themed play best suited for ages 7-13.

Last Chance Tuesday

Last Chance Tuesday
9 characters, approximately 25 minutes long. Funny and touching script about friendship. Three kennel dogs dream of their forever homes. Will they be adopted?

Funny Play Script-A History of Messy Rooms

A History of Messy Rooms
12 characters; 4M, 5F, 2Either; Flexible casting; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. An historical comedy about bed-making written by Wade Bradford.

Merlin and the Dragons

Merlin and the Dragons
10+ characters with flexible casting. Approximately 15 minutes running time. A simple and funny play about the legend of the Sword and the Stone.

The Big Top

The Big Top
10+ characters, flexible casting. Approximately 15 minutes long. Original script by Laura Rohrman and her young students.

A Million Cats

A Million Cats
10+ characters. 1M, 1F, 8 or more of any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Classic story about an old man who brings home millions of cats to his wife.

The Moon Dream

The Moon Dream
10+ characters, flexible casting. Approximately 15 minutes long. A dog dreams of going to the moon. Original script by Laura Rohrman and her young students.

Alice in Wonderland in 20 Minutes

Alice in Wonderland in 20 Minutes
Flexible casting for 10+ characters. Approximately 20 minutes running time with ideas for adding creative movement. Traditional Alice in Wonderland story, perfect for elementary through high school. Includes suggestions for adding more Lewis Carroll poetry to your production.

Alice in Wonderland Seussic

Alice in Wonderland Seussical Style
Flexible casting for 10+ characters. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Narration and rhyming make it perfect for elementary and middle school. Suggestions for adding more Lewis Carroll poetry to your performance.

Peter Pan and the Lost Girl

Peter Pan and the Lost Girl
10+ characters, flexible casting. Approximately 15 minutes long. Peter Pan meets Little Red Riding Hood in this short play by Willow Rowe. Fun for all ages.

Space Travel Rap

Space Travel Rap
10+ characters. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Fun space-themed short play featuring a ‘rapping’ chorus!

The Jabberwocky Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Jabberwocky
Approximately five-minutes long. 10 characters. Humorous re-telling of the classic Lewis Carroll poem.

night crew

Night Crew
10 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 12 minutes running time. Short, comedic play about imaginary characters who visit children at bedtime.

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The Kids and The Fairy Tree
9+ characters. 4F, 4M, 1+ Either; Flexible casting; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for children about teamwork written by Daniel Guyton.

Winnie the Pooh and a Library Too

Winnie the Pooh and a Library Too
9 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 20 minutes long. Winnie the Pooh and his friends help Piglet learn to read. Perfect for elementary and middle school. Focus on SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening
Approximately 8 minutes long. 9 characters. Comic re-telling of the classic Robert Frost poem.

Why The Bullfrog Croaks

Why The Bullfrog Croaks
9 characters. Flexible casting; 7 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. An comedy for children about humility written by Karleen Hayden.

The Day Global Trade was Saved by Kids from PS188
9 characters. Approximately 5 minutes long. Short funny play about global economics, politics, and making compromises!

Funny Thanksgiving Play for Kids-Terri and the Turkey

Terri and the Turkey
9 characters; 4M, 3F, 2Either; Flexible casting; 5 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. A Thanksgiving comedy about the perils of being a turkey written by Wade Bradford

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Man Who Loved Clocks

Narrator Gone Bad
Approximately 7 minutes long. 9 characters. A twisted narrator brings a play to life in real-time.

Bumpy Ride

Bumpy Ride
8 characters, flexible gender casting. Approximately 6 minutes running time. A moose needs help on her way to work, but various animals refuse to come to her aid.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Pirate Treasure

Pirate Treasure
8 characters; Flexible Cast. 9 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for young performers written by Andy Pavey.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Pirates and the Monster

The Pirates and the Monster
8 characters, flexible cast, 7 minutes long. Best for ages 7-10. A monster tries to outsmart a band of pirates.

Funny Barnyard Play-Why Pig Likes the Mud

Why Pig Likes the Mud
8 characters. 1M, 7F; Flexible casting; 5 pages long. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A germaphobic barnyard comedy written by Evan Baughfman.

Rainbowland Play Script

Rainbowland
7+characters. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Colorful characters like fairies, knights, witches, and butterflies share a message of kindness. Leading narration makes it easy for young children to perform. Written by Jennifer Reif.

Island 2050

Island 2050
7+ characters, flexible casting. Approximately 20 minutes long. In this futuristic comedy, characters pursue their dreams in search of The Golden Burrito! Original script by Laura Rohrman and her young students.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Superhero Rejects

Superhero Rejects
7 characters; 1F; 1M; 5 Either. 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedy for teens written by Andy Pavey.

Tom Sawyer and the Picket Fence Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Tom Sawyer and the Picket Fence Approximately 8 minutes long. 7 characters. Short play adaptation of the classic Mark Twain story!

Tasty Vegetables

Tasty Vegetables
7 characters, any gender…they’re vegetables. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A gang of vegetables devises a plan for getting kids to like them.

Peter's Big Adventure Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Peter Rabbit’s Adventure
7 minutes long, parts for 7 actors. Ages 7-10. Adaptation of the classic story by Beatrix Potter.

Little Miss Muffet Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Little Miss Muffet
7 characters; 2F; 3M; 2 M or F. 5 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. An adaptation of the nursery rhyme written by Andy Pavey.

Peter Rabbit Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Peter Rabbit
7 characters; 4F; 3M. 7 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. An adaptation of the classic tale written by Andy Pavey.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Happiness Stan

Happiness Stan
Approximately 6 minutes long. 7 characters. A mystical fairy tale based on lyrics from a 1960’s song.

A Big Mess

A Big Mess
6 characters. 3M, 3F, flexible casting. Short play by Debra A. Cole about the importance of staying organized.

The Sleepy Bear

The Sleepy Bear
6 characters, 1F, 5 any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Comedic play by Debra A. Cole about natural disasters.

Funny Short Play Script-The Amazing Rat

The Amazing Rat
6 characters. 2M, 4F; Flexible casting. 9 pages long. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A sci-fi rodent comedy written by Evan Baughfman.

Grateful Granny Pageant

Grateful Granny Pageant
6 characters, 1M, 5F. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Five modern grannies compete in a beauty pageant.

Dinner Lessons

Dinner Lessons
6 characters, 3M, 3F. Approximately 10 minutes running time. The class prankster gets a surprise when his teacher comes to his house for dinner.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Don Quixote

Don Quixote
6 characters; 2F; 2M; 2 Either. 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedic adaptation written by Andy Pavey.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Pizza Man's Problem

The Pizza Man’s Problem
6 characters, 4 M, 2 F. (Mechanic could be female.) Approximately 7 minutes long. Best for ages 8-11. A funny play about a pizza man who cannot make pizza.

The-Price-of-Gold

The Price of Gold
5M characters-all male cast. Approximately 10 minutes running time. This amusing short play by Debra A. Cole is a cautionary tale about greed.

the secret

The Secret
5 characters, 1M, 1F, 3 any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Funny short play about keeping secrets.

Funny play for kids-Why Crocodile is so Snappy

Why Crocodile is so Snappy
5 characters. Flexible casting; 6 pages long. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedy about the crocodile written by Evan Baughfman.

Lunch Time

Lunch Time
5 characters, 4F, 1 any gender. Approximately 7 minutes running time. A family of bunnies outwits a wily fox.

Stinky Frank

Stinky Frank
5 characters. 3 M, 2 F. Approximately 7 minutes running time. Short play by Debra A. Cole about personal hygiene.

Short Play Script for Children-Calypso, the Royal Dragon

Calypso, the Royal Dragon
4 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a worried dragon written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son
4 characters, all male. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play by Debra A. Cole, in which two boys brag about their fathers.

Boy Lizard

Boy Lizard
4 characters. 3M 1F, flexible casting. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Short wizard-themed skit, parodying Harry Potter.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Cloud 9.45B

Cloud 9.45B
3 characters; 1F, 2M; 10 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for young performers written by Sarah Thewlis.

Princess Play Script for Children-The Best Birthday Ever

The Best Birthday Ever
3 characters. 2F, 1M. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a gift for a princess written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Play script for kids-Pirate Treasure

Pirate Treasure
3 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a pirate adventure written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Short play script for children-Hiccups

Hiccups
3 characters. 3F. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about friendship, written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Short Fairy Tale Play Script for Childen-Gloomy, Rainy Day

Gloomy, Rainy Day
3 characters. 2F, 1M. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about bringing cheer to the royal family written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Christmas Play for Kids-For You or for Me?

For You or for Me?
3 characters. 1F, 1M, 1Either. 3 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about the perfect Christmas gift written by Phyllis J. Perry.

snow day superstitions

Snow Day Superstitions
3 characters. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play about kids wishing for a snow day.

Play Script for Children-Never Empty Stew Pot

Never Empty Stew Pot
3 characters. 3F. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a very special birthday gift written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Short Play Script for Children-In the Cave

In the Cave
2 characters. 2F. 3 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a spooky hiking trip written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Bus Lessons

Bus Lessons
2 characters; 1F, 1M; 13 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for teens written by Luke Stapleton.

Royalty-free Pirate Play Script for Schools Captain Stragglybeard's Apprentice

Captain Stragglybeard’s Apprentice
2 characters. 5 pages. A puppet play written by award-winning playwright Barbara Henderson.

Short Play Script for Children-The Magic Hat

The Magic Hat
2 characters. 2F. 4 pages. A short play for children about an enchanted hat written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Play Script for Young Children-Two Fussy Frogs

Two Fussy Frogs
2 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages. A short play for children about two sneaky frogs written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Have A Hoppy Holiday

Have A Hoppy Holiday
2 characters. 3 pages. A comedy for children about the loss of a pet by playwright Scot Walker.

Play Script for Young Children-Lost and Found

Lost and Found
2 characters. Flexible casting. 3 pages. A short play for children about disorganization written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Comedy play scripts ages 12 and up

(In order of cast size, largest first.)

Robin Hood and the Unnecessary Rescue

Robin Hood and the Unnecessary Rescue
27+ characters. Approximately 35 minutes running time. Comedic version of Robin Hood (sequel to Robin Hood and the Wedding of Doom).

The Three Musketeers and the Very Pretty Diamond

The Three Musketeers and the Very Pretty Diamond
27 characters. Flexible casting. Approximately 40 minutes running time. An English French farce with sword-fighting and attitude!

Jackie & the Beans Talk
27 characters. 3F; 3M; 21 Either; Flexible casting; 18 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A modernist comedy (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Catch the Waves

Catch the Waves
18-26 characters. Flexible Cast; 46 pages in length. Approximately 45-50 minutes running time. A space comedy for teens written by Patti Veconi. (10 credits)

Alice in Wonderland - Full Length

Alice in Wonderland
Flexible casting for 25+ characters. Traditional story and characters. Approximately 60 minutes running time.

The Wind-Up Rookie

The Wind-up Rookie
25+ characters 15 minutes running time. Flexible casting. A comedy about an epic baseball game, written in verse.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Surviving Braces

Surviving Braces
24 characters. 85 pages in length. Approximately 90 minutes running time. A hilarious and heartfelt play for teens written by Richard Broadhurst. (10 credits)

Cabaret style play for schools-The Cat Noir

The Cat Noir
22 characters. 5F; 7M; 10 Either; Flexible casting; 15 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. A canine Cabaret play (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

puppetry play for kids-the-weaver girl and the cowherd

The Weaver Girl & the Cowherd
21 characters. 14 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. An Asian puppetry play (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

The Clearing

The Clearing
6-20 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 30 minutes long. 10 vignettes are set in a clearing in the woods and woven together with wit, wonder, and wisdom. Written by Jennifer Reif. (5 credits)

The Crossroads

The Crossroads
6-21 characters, flexible casting, approximately 30 minutes. 11 vignettes set at a crossroads in the woods, woven together with wit, wonder, and wisdom. Written by Jennifer Reif. (5 credits)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Roll of the Dice

Roll of the Dice
20 characters. 6 pages long. Approximately 7 minutes running time. A short comedy by playwright, Barbara Henderson.

A Midsummer Camp’s Dream-Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

A Midsummer Camp’s Dream
19 characters. 10M, 9F, Flexible cast; 47 pages in length. Approximately 45-50 minutes running time. A modern Shakespeare comedy for teens written by Terence Patrick Hughes. (10 credits).

Doc Faustus

Doc Faustus
19 characters. Approximately one-hour running time. Comedic modern adaptation of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.

The Tempest-Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

The Tempest
19 characters. 11M, 6F, 2Either; 53 pages in length. Approximately 45-60 minutes running time. A comic Shakespeare adaptation written by Terence Patrick Hughes. (10 credits)

The Magic Lunchbox

The Magic Lunch Box
18 characters. Flexible casting. 14 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A magical Australian tale.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Here We come

Here we Come
18 characters. 6 pages long. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A short comedy by playwright, Barbara Henderson.

Boss Boudicca and her Fearsome Friends

Boss Boudicca and her Fearsome Friends
18 characters. Flexible casting. Approximately 45 minutes running time. Comedic Roman history play about an ancient British Queen who led an uprising against invading Roman forces.

Funny Romeo and Juliet Play Script-Romayo and Julie

Funny Romeo and Juliet
7 characters. 11F, 6M, Flexible cast; 23 pages long. Approximately 20-30 minutes running time. A comedy for teens written by Quinn Baldwin.

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The Great Chicago Fire/The Trial of Bessie
16 characters. 4F, 5M, 7Either; Flexible casting; 10 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A cowtastrophe written by Holly Winn.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Split Decision

Split Decision
16 characters. 9F, 5M, 2 Either; 30 pages long. Approximately 20-30 minutes running time. A comedy for teens written by Quinn Baldwin.

Halloween Play Script for Schools-Poulter Guise

Poulter Guise
15+ characters. 3-6M, 12-14F; Flexible cast; 28 pages in length. Approximately 30-45 minutes running time. A supernatural comedy for teens by playwright, Elizabeth Rapoza.

A Merry Interlude at Camelot

A Merry Interlude at Camelot
15 characters. 4F; 3M; 8 Either; Flexible casting; 14 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A Medieval comedy (with classroom materials) adapted by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus and Juliet

The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus and Juliet
15 characters; 7M, 8F; 36 pages in length. Approximately 30-45 minutes running time. A comedy for teens written by Ryan Bultrowicz.

Play Script for Schools-The Little Known Voyage of Christina Columbus

The Little Known Voyage of Christina Columbus
15 characters. 7M, 8F; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A semi-historical comedy for children written by Terence Patrick Hughes.

Vaudevill play for teens-Penny From Heaven

Penny from Heaven
14+ characters. 4F; 5M; 5+ Either; Flexible casting; 10 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. A vaudeville comedy for teens (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman.

Robin Hood and the Wedding of Doom

Robin Hood and the Wedding of Doom
14+ characters. Flexible casting. Approximately 30 minutes long. Comedy Robin Hood melodrama script.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Adventures of Christina and Viperina

The Adventures of Christina and Viperina
14+ characters; 5M, 4F; 5 Either; 39 pages in length. Approximately 30-45 minutes running time. A comedy for children and teens written by Carlos Perez.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Peggy Mae Leon

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

The Plucky Wives of Henry VIII

The Plucky Wives of Henry VIII
14 characters. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Comedic script featuring the many wives of Henry VIII.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Afternoon at the Improv

Afternoon at the Improv
14 characters. 8F, 6M; 13 pages long. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for teens by playwright, Elizabeth Rapoza.

The Shadow of Peter Pan

The Shadow of Peter Pan
14 characters, flexible casting, approximately 15 minutes. Comedy script about Peter Pan’s “Shadow” breaking free to live an independent existence. Perfect for middle and high school.

Kid Superheroes on the Rise

Kid Superheroes on the Rise
13+ characters, flexible casting. Approximately 20 minutes long. Comedy adventure script about kid superheroes who use their imaginations and work together to fight bad guys.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The News Done Spread

The News Done Spread
13+ characters; Flexible cast. 12 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for teens about gossip written by Jonathan Joy.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Princess Alexandria Isn’t Very Happy

Princess Alexandra Isn’t Very Happy
13 characters; 4M, 6F, 3 Either; 32 pages in length plus a 9 page study guide. Approximately 35 minutes running time. A a spoof on traditional fairy tales written by Sandy Barker.(3 credits).

The Little Prince In Egypt

The Little Prince in Egypt
13 characters, flexible casting, approximately 15 minutes. Comedy script set about Egyptian mythology. Perfect for older elementary through high school.

Middle School Brain

Middle School Brain
13 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 10 minutes running time. One teen character is split into many aspects of her personality in this entertaining short play by Debra A. Cole.

Peter Pan in Thirty Minutes

Peter Pan in Thirty Minutes
12+ characters, flexible casting. Approximately 30 minutes long. Includes songs from the public domain. Comedy adventure script based on the classic story of Peter Pan.

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The Imaginary Friends Detective Agency
12+ characters. 9F, 7M; Flexible casting; 45 pages in length. Approximately 45 minutes running time. A lighthearted drama about loss written by Trevor Suthers. (5 credits)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Secret Life of Catarina Brown

The Secret Life of Catarina Brown
12+ characters; 4M, 7F, 2+ Either; 42 pages in length. Approximately 30-45 minutes running time. A contemporary comedy for teens with study guide written by Sandy Barker. (3 credits)

The Constitution Puppet Show

The Constitution Puppet Show
12 characters. 12 minutes running time. Short play featuring the founding fathers of the United States.

Play Script for Schools-Idols

Idols
11+ characters. 6F, 5M, 2+ Either; 13 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A one-act comedy for teens about obsession written by Donald Arneson.

A Middle School Science Project Time Machine

A Middle School Science Project Time Machine
11 characters. Approximately ten minutes running time. Middle school students travel to a bleak future during the science fair.

Short, funny play for kids and teens-The Vixen

The Vixen
11 characters. 4F; 5M; 2 Either; Flexible casting; 17 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A Renaissance comedy (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-NC's Big Night

NC’s Big Night
11 characters. 9F, 2M; 20 pages in length. Approximately 20-30 minutes running time. A comedy for teens by playwright, Elizabeth Rapoza.

Alice in Wonderland in 20 Minutes

Alice in Wonderland in 20 Minutes
Flexible casting for 10+ characters. Approximately 20 minutes running time with ideas for adding creative movement. Traditional Alice in Wonderland story, perfect for elementary through high school. Includes suggestions for adding more Lewis Carroll poetry to your production.

Short melodrama play for kids-Lady Scottish Play

Lady Scottish Play
10 characters. 3F; 2M; 5 Either; Flexible casting; 14 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. A melodrama for teens (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

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Polly Peachum & the Pirates
10 characters. 5F; 5M; 17 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. A comic opera (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

Folk comedy play for kids-Mum's the Word

Mum’s the Word
10 characters. 1F; 3M; 6 Either; Flexible casting; 13 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. An English folk comedy (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

Thanksgiving Play for Schools-A Very Odd Harvest Play

A Very Odd Harvest Play
10 characters. 5F, 3M, 2 Either; 22 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A mythological/intergalactic comedy for teens by playwright Elizabeth Rapoza.

Peter Pan and the Lost Girl

Peter Pan and the Lost Girl
10+ characters, flexible casting. Approximately 15 minutes long. Peter Pan meets Little Red Riding Hood in this short play by Willow Rowe. Fun for all ages.

Incognito

Incognito
10 characters, 3M, 2F, 3 any gender. Approximately 7 minutes running time. Funny short play about Superman wanting a day off!

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By Jove
10 characters. 4F; 6M; 15 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A Roman comedy (with classroom materials) adapted by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-It’s All In Your Head

It’s All In Your Head
One-act play for middle school and high school. 10 characters; 1M, 1F, 8 Either; 14 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for teens written by Frannie Dove.

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The Honest Impostor
Short play for kids and teens. 10 characters. 5F; 5M; 14 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for teens (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

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Trade Trade Secrets
10 characters. 8F; 2M; 13 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. A comedic revue play script for schools (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

The Burglar Alarm-Mark Twain Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Burglar Alarm
4-10 characters, flexible casting. Approximately ten-minutes running time. Comedy based on a Mark Twain story.

Short play for kids-A Trip To The Forest

A Trip to the Forest
9+ characters. 3M, 3F, 3+ Either; 4 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. A short, family play for kids and teens by Jasmine Rodgers’s Class.

Alice in Wonderland Script - Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party
12 characters. 12 minutes running time. Short play based on ‘Through the Looking Glass.’

Play Script for Schools-School Work

School Work
9 characters. 5M, 4F; Flexible cast; 19 pages in length. Approximately 20-25 minutes running time. An extraterrestrial comedy for teens by playwright, Elizabeth Rapoza.

Last Chance Tuesday

Last Chance Tuesday
9 characters, approximately 25 minutes long. Funny and touching script about friendship. Three kennel dogs dream of their forever homes. Will they be adopted?

Couth-Spanish Golden age play script for kids and teens.

Couth
9 characters. 3F; 3M; 3 Either; Flexible casting; 17 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A Spanish Golden Age comedy (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

Little Bigfoot

Little Bigfoot
6-9 characters, any gender. Approximately 15 minutes long. Three kids encounter Little Bigfoot, a race of Sasquatch rejected because of their size, lack of hair, and “bad” behavior. Fun for middle and high school.

Animal Farm Script for Kids

Animal Farm
8+ characters; 3M, 5+Either; Flexible casting; 8 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A comedic adaptation of George Orwell’s story by written by Andy Pavey.

Snowbound Mark Twain Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Snowbound
8-14 characters, 2 F, 6-12 M. Approximately 12-15 minutes running time. Dark comedy based on a Mark Twain tale..

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Search for a Director

The Search for a Director
8 parts, 9 pages. Short script for use in a directing class. Best suited for ages 10-13.

Commedia dell’arte play for kids and teens-Pantalone's New Pantalones

Pantalone’s New Pantalones
8 characters. 3F; 3M; 2 Either; Flexible casting; 13 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A Commedia dell’arte play (with classroom materials) written by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Misadventures of Frog Girl

The Misadventures of Frog Girl
8 characters; 2F, 6 Either; 20 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A comedy for children written by Carlos Perez.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Test Ride

Test Ride
8 characters. 3F, 3M, 2 Either; 13 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A sci-fi comedy for teens by playwright, Elizabeth Rapoza.

Killing-Death

Killing Death
7+ characters. 5M, 2+ Either; Flexible casting; 10 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A dark comedy about Death for teens written by Jack Helbig. (Contains some strong language.)

Whitney Darling

Whitney Darling, A Modern Peter Pan Story
7 Characters. Flexible Casting. Approximately 30 minutes running time. A modern telling of Peter Pan.

Play Script for Schools-Pool Party

Pool Party
7 characters. 7F; 27 pages in length. Approximately 20-30 minutes running time. A party planning dramedy for teens written by Patti Veconi.

Social Media

Social Media
Five different social media characters argue over who does the least harm. 7 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 10 minutes running time.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button-Play Script for Schools

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
7 characters; 5M; 2F; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedic adaptation about aging written by Andy Pavey.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-THE MAYPOLE, or My Problem with Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Maypole
6+ characters. Flexible cast. 5 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A rapping comedy for teens written by Germaine Shames.

Useful Women, A Victorian Chat Show

Useful Women
6 characters. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Historical and comedic script featuring exceptional women in the 19th Century. Suitable for elementary, middle and high school students, especially those studying 19th century England.

Play Script for Teens-All is Fair in Show Business

All is Fair in Show Business
6 characters; 4F, 2 Either; 17 pages in length. Approximately 10-20 minutes running time. A comedy for teens written by Barry M. Putt, Jr.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-KAOS-TV

KAOS
6 characters; 3F, 2M, 1 Either; 26 pages in length. Approximately 20-30 minutes running time. A one-act comedy for teens written by James Rayfield.

The Contest

The Contest
6 characters, 3M, 3F. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Funny short play that teaches a lesson about being stubborn and fighting with your siblings or friends.

The Big Dance

The Big Dance
6 characters, all female. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Cute play by Debra A. Cole about a group of teenage girls who are attending their first school dance.

Learn German with Ollendorff! Mark Twain Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Learn German with Ollendorff!
6 characters, 3F, 3M. Approximately 12 minutes running time. Ages 12 and up. Short version of a full-length Mark Twain play.

Project Humans

Project Humans
5 characters, any gender. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Alien abduction comedy!

The-Price-of-Gold

The Price of Gold
5M characters-all male cast. Approximately 10 minutes running time. This amusing short play by Debra A. Cole is a cautionary tale about greed.

Play Script for Elementary Students-Camp Soggy Lake

Camp Soggy Lake
5 characters. 2M, 3F; 12 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A nature comedy for teens written by Thomas J. Misuraca.

Super Me

Super Me
A bullied teen gets unexpected help from his/her superhero alter-ego. 5 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 10 minutes running time.

Brighter than Others

Brighter Than Others
7 characters. Ten minutes running time. Funny scene in which cave people hold a board meeting.

The Spy Next Door

The Spy Next Door
Short play about a group of students who think their teacher is a spy! 5 characters, flexible casting. Approximately ten minutes running time.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Almost Fairy Time

Almost Fairy Time
4 characters. Flexible cast. 8 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A Shakespearean fairy play for children and teens written by Diana Burbano.

Honestly

Honestly
5 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short, modern play by Debra A. Cole based on a West African folk tale.

The Burglar Alarm-Mark Twain Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Burglar Alarm
4-10 characters, flexible casting. Approximately ten-minutes running time. Comedy based on a Mark Twain story.

The Adventures of Don Marcos Sebastian Guevara Fantastico

The Adventures of Don Marcos Sebastian Guevara Fantastico
4 Characters. Approximately 30 minutes running time. An unlikely pair teams up to defeat the school bullies in this playful script. Perfect for elementary, middle school, or school assemblies.

DN-Script-Looking-for-Juliet

Looking for Juliet
4 characters. 1M, 3F; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A short comedy for teens about a Shakespeare audition written by Teresa Fogel.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Stinky Bird

Stinky Bird
4 characters; 3M; 1F. 10 pages in length. Approximately 10-20 minutes running time. A comedy for young performers written by Seth Freeman.

Geointerfering Inc.

Geointerfering Inc.
4 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 10 minutes long. An absurdist comedy about the environmental crisis by Leonard Goodisman.

Canine Connection

Canine Connection
4 characters, (3 speaking, 1 non-speaking) Gender flexible. All characters are dogs. Approximately 8 minutes running time. Hilarious play where dogs run a radio call-in show. Perfect for middle and high school.

Zero Hour

Zero Hour
4 characters. 6 minutes running time. Comedic scene in which a group of turkeys brace themselves against an unknown enemy.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Transmorpher

Transmorpher
4 characters. 4M; 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A science fair comedy for teens by playwright, Elizabeth Rapoza.

Lab-Report

Lab Report
4 characters. Flexible casting. 10 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A short play for teens about therapy written by Louise Scoville.

Yes, Indeed

Yes, Indeed
4 characters, flexible casting, Approximately 10 minutes running time. Four intrepid explorers lead the audience to rediscover the value of imagination. Comedy script perfect for commedia dell’arte, clowning, or physical theatre. Great for teens.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Beauty Kweens

Beauty Kweens
4 characters. 3F, 1M. 9 pages in length.Approximately 5-10 minutes running time.A competitive comedy for teens written by Diana Burbano.

The Ghost in My Tent
4 characters. 4F; 9 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A ghost story for teens written by Elizabeth Rapoza.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Get Over Your Selfie

Get Over Your Selfie
4 characters. 2F, 2M. 3 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short, selfie-absorbed comedy for children and teens written by Donna Latham.

Benchmark

Benchmark
4 characters, all males. Approximately 10 minutes. A funny yet sentimental script about true friendship. Perfect for middle school and high school students.

Buck Fanshaw’s Funeral Mark Twain Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Buck Fanshaw’s Funeral
3 characters. 1F, 2M. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Comedic short play based on a Mark Twain tale. Very funny use of language!

The Spotted Skink

The Spotted Skink
3+ Characters, Flexible Casting. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Clever and witty script about two young people trying to save their town by claiming they’ve discovered an endangered species. Will they go to any length to convince people?

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Masks

Masks
3 characters. 2M, 1F. 11 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A comedy for teens about social anxiety written by Scott Mullen.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Hungry, Hungry Hippo Burgers

Hungry, Hungry Hippo Burgers
3 characters. 7 pages long. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A fast food comedy for teens and adults by playwright, Scot Walker.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-You Oughta Be In Pictures

You Oughta Be In Pictures
3 characters. 2F,1M; 7 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A science fiction comedy for kids by playwright, Elizabeth Rapoza.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Kidnapped by Pirates

Kidnapped by Pirates
3 characters. 3F; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A Renaissance comedy for teens or adults by playwright, Elizabeth Rapoza.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Music of Love

The Music of Love
3 characters; 1M, 2F; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A romantic comedy for teens written by Robin Blasberg.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Battle of What Bridge

Battle of What Bridge
3 characters. 3M; 5 pages in length. Approximately 3-5 minutes running time. A Renaissance comedy for teens or adults by playwright, Elizabeth Rapoza.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Wrong Way, Dude

Wrong Way, Dude
3 characters, (2M 1F). 21 pages in length. Approximately 20 minutes running time. A one-act comedy for teens written by Robin Rice.

Play Script for Teens-Just Life

Just Life
3 characters. 2F, 1M. 19 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A sweet comedy about getting older written by Corrina Bryant.

Play Script for Schools-Detention is Detention is Detention

Detention is Detention is Detention
3 characters. 1M, 2F; 18 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A comedy about male/female relationships written by Suzanne Dottino. Strong language.

Balloon Ride

Balloon Ride
3 characters. 7 pages long. Approximately 6 minutes running time. Comedy scene that takes place in a hot air balloon.

Cold Case

Cold Case
2 characters, flexible casting. 5 pages. Funny mystery scene for middle and high school students.

The Unfortunate Teller

The Unfortunate Teller
2 characters. 7 pages. A hilarious scene between a fake fortune teller and a customer.

The Present

The Present
2 characters. 11 pages. A comedic scene in which a gift is awkwardly given and received.

The Field Trip

The Field Trip
2 characters. 3 pages. A scene about a couple of students who sneak away from the school field trip.

The Condor Egg

The Condor Egg
2 characters. 6 pages. An imaginative teenager dreams of doing something unusual for the school art show.

A Lively Outfit

A Lively Outfit
2 characters. 10 pages. An eccentric shop owner recruits his assistant to help him with a strange experiment.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Johnson And The Meaning Of Life

Nevada Johnson And The Meaning Of Life
2 characters. 1M, 1F. 10 pages. A comedy adventure for teens by Evan Baughfman.

The Gospel of Mom Mark Twain Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Gospel of Mom
Short Mark Twain play script for two females. Ages 12 and up. 8 pages. Based on the philosophical writings of Mark Twain.

Out on a Limb

Out on a Limb
2 characters. 9 pages. A pair of cats are stuck in a tree and they argue about how to get down.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Puppy Love

Puppy Love
2 characters. 2F. 8 pages. A funny, warm comedy for teens and adults written by Corrina Bryant.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-An Imaginary Friend

An Imaginary Friend
2 characters. 2M. 7 pages. A short play about an imaginary friendship by Martha Patterson.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Revenge of the Howling Ring-Tailed Spider Monkeys

The Revenge of the Howling Ring-Tailed Spider Monkeys
2 characters. Flexible cast. 8 pages. A comedy about a meltdown for teens and adults by playwright, Scot Walker. (Language)

20 Practice Scenes for Pairs for Drama Classroom

20 Practice Scenes
Twenty, one-page scenes that can be acted out immediately!

20 More Short Practice Scenes

20 More Short Practice Scenes
20 more one-page scenes for pairs or three actors!

Another 20 Short Practice Scenes

Another 20 Practice Scenes
Another 20 short practice scenes for pairs.

Practice Scenes for Three Teenage Actors

Practice Scenes for Three
Short scenes for three actors. Best suited for ages 12-18.

Mad Lib Scripts

Mad Libs
Ten funny scenes with five suggestions for how to use them. Great for elementary through high school.

More Mad Libs Scripts

More Mad Libs
Ten funny scenes with five suggestions for how to use them. Great for elementary through high school.