Plays with Flexible Casting

(These plays contain characters which can be played by either male or female actors.)

A Tree Called Aesop Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

A Tree Called Aesop
Full-length play for 20-60 actors. Features ten fables told individually. Flexible cast! (10 credits.)

Stone Soup Script
10 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for ages 6-10. Includes study guide, production notes and more! (3 credits.)

Study guide that gives a brief synopsis of the story. List of discussion questions related to the folk tale. Two pages of extension activities. Production notes that list tips for performing the story in an ordinary school setting.

La Mariposa Script and Activities
20+ parts, but can be flexible. Includes production notes, discussion questions and extension activities! (3 credits.)

Latin America play script-How the Beetle Got Her Colors

How the Beetle Got Her Colors
19+ characters; 2M, 1F, 16 Either; Flexible casting; 36 pages in length. Approximately 45 minutes running time. A musical play about Latin folktales written by Carlos Perez.

Native American Folk Tale Play-Spider Besider

Spider Besider

16 characters. Flexible casting; 15 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A Native American folktale (with classroom materials) adapted by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

Fable Play Script-Deer Mouse Vs. The World

Deer Mouse Vs. The World
16 characters; 10M, 6F; Flexible casting; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedic, Southeast Asian fable for children written by Gemma Goodwin.

Cormorant And Rainbow Snake Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Cormorant and Rainbow Snake
Short script based on a Venezuelan myth. Parts for 15, flexible cast. Ages 6-10. Includes activities and more! (3 credits.)

The Best Treasure ever

The Best Treasure Ever
14 characters. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Tall tale adaptation of a Polish folk tale-includes song lyrics.

African folk-tale play for schools-Fancy Nancy & the Ants

Fancy Nancy & the Ants
14 characters. Flexible casting; 16 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A West African folktale (with classroom materials) adapted by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

Robin Hood Funny Play Script for Kids

Robin Hood
10 characters; 5M, 1F, 4Either; Flexible casting; 14 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedic adaptation of the English folktale by written by Andy Pavey.

The-Noblemans-Bride

The Nobleman’s Bride
8-12 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play about a nobleman who goes about finding a wife the wrong way. By Debra A. Cole.

How Anansi Got His Stories Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

How Anansi Got His Stories
9-15 characters, for ages 6-10. Ten-minute play based on a popular African folk-tale.

The Corpse Bride
8 characters. 3F, 2M, 3 Either; Flexible casting; 15 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. A Jewish folktale for teens written by Jack Helbig.

Play script for schools-Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock
7+ characters. Flexible casting; 8 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. An African folktale about Anansi the Spider adapted by Jenifer King.

The Fox and the Crow Play Script for Schools

The Fox and the Crow
7 characters; Flexible Cast; 11 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedic adaptation of the fable written by Andy Pavey.

Jump

Jump
7 characters; 6M, 1F; Flexible casting; 13 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fable written by Marino-Moana Begman.

Chicken Little Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Chicken Little
7 characters; Flexible cast; 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedy based on the classic fairy tale written by Andy Pavey.

Belling the Cat Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Belling the Cat
7 characters; Flexible cast. 6 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedic adaptation of the classic fable written by Andy Pavey.

The Straw Millionaire Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Straw Millionaire
7 characters; Flexible cast; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedy based on the Japanese folk tale written by Andy Pavey.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle
7 characters; Flexible cast. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. An adaptation of the nursery rhyme written by Andy Pavey.

The Unlucky Man Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Unlucky Man
7 characters; Flexible cast. 3 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time (depending on casting). An Irish folk-tale adapted by Janea Dahl.

Boogie Shoes

Boogie Shoes
7 characters, any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Adaptation of a Japanese folk tale.

Honey-cakes

Honey Cakes
7 characters, 4M 3F flexible casting. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play adaptation from a story in ‘The Arabian Nights’ by Debra A. Cole.

Cutting-the-strings

Cutting the Strings
6 characters, flexible gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Play adaptation of a Burmese folk tale. Students play life-sized puppets!

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The First Fire

The First Fire
6+ characters; Flexible cast. 1 page in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time (depending on casting). An Aboriginal pantomime play for children adapted by Janea Dahl.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Three Fish Friends

Three Fish Friends
6 characters; Flexible casting. 3 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. An adaptation of an Indian Panchatantra fable written by Neha Bhatt.

Dinner for Lion Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Dinner for Lion
6 characters; flexible casting; 2 pages in length. Approximately 3 minutes running time. A short African folk tale.

The-Honorable-Woodsman

The Honorable Woodsman
5 characters, 1M, 2F, 2 any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Play adaptation of a Jean La Fontaine fable.

Play Scripts for Schools-The Stonecutter

Stonecutter Script
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.

Jaguar and Deer Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Jaguar and Deer
5+ characters; Flexible cast. 3 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. A South American folk tale adapted by Janea Dahl.

The Moon and Her Mother

The Moon and Her Mother
5+ characters. Approximately 3 minutes running time. Short play based on an Aesop fable.

The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse
5 characters; Flexible cast; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedy for children based on the classic folk tale written by Andy Pavey.

The-Wishing-Pond

The Wishing Pond
6 characters, 1F, 5 any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play based on an African American folk tale.

A-Golden-Peace-of-Mind

A Golden Peace of Mind
4 characters, 1M, 1F, 2 any gender. Approximately 7 minutes running time. Short play that teaches the value of believing in yourself!

The Lost Letters of Mother Goose

The Lost Letters of Mother Goose
4+ characters; 1F; 3+ Either; Flexible casting; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy based on a nursery rhyme written by Robin Blasberg.

The Smell of Soup the Sound of Money Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Smell of Soup the Sound of Money
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. Includes one page of extension activities and discussion questions.

Stone Soup Radio Play

Stone Soup Radio Play
3-9 characters. 9 pages long. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Radio play adaptation of the classic fable.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Boomerang

Boomerang
3 characters; Flexible cast. 2 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. An Australian folk tale adaptation written by Janea Dahl.

Whole Class Plays
A Tree Called Aesop Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

A Tree Called Aesop
Full-length play for 20-60 actors. Features ten fables told individually. Flexible cast! (10 credits.)

Baba Yaga Play Script-Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Baba Yaga
25+ characters. 1M, 7F, 17+ Either; 50 pages in length. Approximately 50-60 minutes running time. A comedic folktale for children and teens written by Jack Helbig. (10 credits)

Native American Cinderella play script-The Rough-Face Girl

The Rough-Face Girl
10-30 characters. 5+F, 3+M; 10 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A Native American Cinderella story adapted by Jenifer King.

Stone Soup Script
10 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for ages 6-10. Includes study guide, production notes and more! (3 credits.)

Study guide that gives a brief synopsis of the story. List of discussion questions related to the folk tale. Two pages of extension activities. Production notes that list tips for performing the story in an ordinary school setting.

La Mariposa Script and Activities
20+ parts, but can be flexible. Includes production notes, discussion questions and extension activities! (3 credits.)

Latin America play script-How the Beetle Got Her Colors

How the Beetle Got Her Colors
19+ characters; 2M, 1F, 16 Either; Flexible casting; 36 pages in length. Approximately 45 minutes running time. A musical play about Latin folktales written by Carlos Perez.

Fables to Perform in Drama Class

Fables to Perform
34 fables in paragraph (not script) form, ready to print and perform with your group!

Drama Workshop Lesson Plan-Stories from Around the World

Short Stories from Around the World
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.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Nasrudin Stories

Nasrudin Stories to Perform
40 funny short stories that 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.

Plays for Smaller Groups
Native American Cinderella play script-The Rough-Face Girl

The Rough-Face Girl
10-30 characters. 5+F, 3+M; 10 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A Native American Cinderella story adapted by Jenifer King.

Kiwis Gift Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Kiwis Gift
7-30+ characters, for ages 6-10. Ten-minute play based on a popular New Zealand folk tale.

Little Red Hen Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Little Red Hen
5-22 characters, for ages 6-10. Ten-minute play based on a popular European folk-tale.(3 credits)

How Anansi Got His Stories Royalty-free Fable Play Script for Schools-

How Anansi Got His Stories
4 minutes long. Parts for 10-20 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

Native American Folk Tale Play-Spider Besider

Spider Besider

16 characters. Flexible casting; 15 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A Native American folktale (with classroom materials) adapted by August Mergelman. (3 Credits)

Fable Play Script-Deer Mouse Vs. The World

Deer Mouse Vs. The World
16 characters; 10M, 6F; Flexible casting; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedic, Southeast Asian fable for children written by Gemma Goodwin.

Cormorant And Rainbow Snake Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Cormorant and Rainbow Snake
Short script based on a Venezuelan myth. Parts for 15, flexible cast. Ages 6-10. Includes activities and more! (3 credits.)

Anansi and the Weird Rock Royalty-free Fable Play Script for Schools-

Anansi and the Weird Rock
4 minutes long. Parts for 7-15 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

African folk-tale play for schools-Fancy Nancy & the Ants

Fancy Nancy & the Ants
4 minutes long. Parts for 7-15 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

Rainbow Crow Royalty-free Fable Play Script for Schools-

Rainbow Crow
4 minutes long. Parts for 10-14 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

The-Mind-Boggling-Spine-Tingling-Math-Race-scaled

The Mind-Boggling, Spine-Tingling Math Race Between Cottontails and Turtledoves
12 characters. 6F, 6M, 17 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. An adaptation of Aesop’s fable written by Denis Meadows.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The King is in Double Trouble

The King is in Double Trouble
13 characters. 7M, 6F; 16 pages in length. Approximately 15-20 minutes running time. A medieval comedy for children and teens written by Terence Patrick Hughes.

Tall Tale Play Script for Schools-Pecos Bill and the Rip-Roaring Tornado

Pecos Bill and the Rip-Roaring Tornado
12 characters. 2M, 4F, 6 Either; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A western adventure for children written by Corinna Rezzelle.

Royalty-free Native American Play Script for Schools-Turtles-Race-With-Beaver

Turtle’s Race with Beaver
6 minutes long. Parts for 12 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

Baba Yaga’s Black Geese Royalty-free Fable Play Script for Schools-

Baba Yaga’s Black Geese
3 minutes long. Parts for 11-12 actors. Best suited for ages 8-12.

Stowaway Toad Royalty-free Fable Play Script for Schools-

Stowaway Toad
2 minutes long. Parts for 8-12 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

Chipmunk and Bear Royalty-free Fable Play Script for Schools-

Chipmunk and Bear
6 minutes long. Parts for 11 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

Robin Hood Funny Play Script for Kids

Robin Hood
10 characters; 5M, 1F, 4Either; Flexible casting; 14 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedic adaptation of the English folktale by written by Andy Pavey.

How Anansi Got His Stories Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

How Anansi Got His Stories
9-15 characters, for ages 6-10. Ten-minute play based on a popular African folk-tale.

The Tortoise and the Hare Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Tortoise and the Hare
8 minutes long. Parts for ten actors. Humorous re-telling of the classic Aesop’s fable. Best suited for ages 6-11.

The Corpse Bride
8 characters. 3F, 2M, 3 Either; Flexible casting; 15 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. A Jewish folktale for teens written by Jack Helbig.

Fables to Perform in Drama Class

Fables to Perform
34 fables in paragraph (not script) form, ready to print and perform with your group!

Monkey Hats Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

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

The Stonecutter Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Stonecutter
9 characters. 4M, 1F, 4 Either; 10 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. An adaptation of the folktale about humility by Terence Patrick Hughes.

The Enormous Turnip Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Enormous Turnip
9 characters; Flexible cast. 3 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time (depending on casting). A Russian folktale for children with study guide adapted by Janea Dahl.

Monkey And The Mango Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Monkey and the Mango
8+ characters, for ages 6-10. Ten-minute play based on a popular Asian folk-tale.

Billy Goats Gruff Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Billy Goats Gruff
7 minutes long. Parts for 8 actors. Humorous re-telling of the classic Norwegian fairy tale. For ages 7-10.

The Firefly and the Ants Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Firefly and the Ants
8 characters; Flexible Cast; 5 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedic fable written by Andy Pavey.

Play script for schools-Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock
7+ characters. Flexible casting; 8 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. An African folktale about Anansi the Spider adapted by Jenifer King.

The Fox and the Crow Play Script for Schools

The Fox and the Crow
7 characters; Flexible Cast; 11 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedic adaptation of the fable written by Andy Pavey.

Jump

Jump
7 characters; 6M, 1F; Flexible casting; 13 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fable written by Marino-Moana Begman.

Chicken Little Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Chicken Little
7 characters; Flexible cast; 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedy based on the classic fairy tale written by Andy Pavey.

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

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

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.

Belling the Cat Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Belling the Cat
7 characters; Flexible cast. 6 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedic adaptation of the classic fable written by Andy Pavey.

The Straw Millionaire Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Straw Millionaire
7 characters; Flexible cast; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedy based on the Japanese folk tale written by Andy Pavey.

Three Blind Mice Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Three Blind Mice
7 characters; 1M, 1F; 5 Either; 5 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedy for children based on the nursery rhyme written by Andy Pavey.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle
7 characters; Flexible cast. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. An adaptation of the nursery rhyme written by Andy Pavey.

The Unlucky Man Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Unlucky Man
7 characters; Flexible cast. 3 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time (depending on casting). An Irish folk-tale adapted by Janea Dahl.

Boogie Shoes

Boogie Shoes
7 characters, any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Adaptation of a Japanese folk tale.

Nanuk And The Hunter Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Nanuk and the Hunter
Short script based on a Canadian legend. Parts for 7 actors. Ages 6-10. Includes activities and more! (3 credits).

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The First Fire

The First Fire
6+ characters; Flexible cast. 1 page in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time (depending on casting). An Aboriginal pantomime play for children adapted by Janea Dahl.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Miser and His Gold

The Miser and His Gold
6 characters; 2M, 2F, 2Either; 9 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedic adaptation of the fable written by Andy Pavey.

The Ants and the Grasshopper Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Ants and the Grasshopper
6 minutes long. Parts for six actors. Humorous re-telling of the classic folk-tale.

Mary Had a Little Lamb Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Mary Had a Little Lamb
5 minutes long. Parts for 6 actors. Comedic short script based on the traditional nursery rhyme.

Anansi the Trickster Spider and a Witch Named ‘Five’ Royalty-free Fable Play Script for Schools-

Anansi the Trickster Spider and a Witch Named ‘Five’
3 minutes long. Parts for 6 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Three Fish Friends

Three Fish Friends
6 characters; Flexible casting. 3 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. An adaptation of an Indian Panchatantra fable written by Neha Bhatt.

Dinner for Lion Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Dinner for Lion
6 characters; flexible casting; 2 pages in length. Approximately 3 minutes running time. A short African folk tale.

The-Honorable-Woodsman

The Honorable Woodsman
5 characters, 1M, 2F, 2 any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Play adaptation of a Jean La Fontaine fable.

Play Scripts for Schools-The Stonecutter

Stonecutter Script
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.

Jaguar and Deer Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Jaguar and Deer
5+ characters; Flexible cast. 3 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. A South American folk tale adapted by Janea Dahl.

The Moon and Her Mother

The Moon and Her Mother
5+ characters. Approximately 3 minutes running time. Short play based on an Aesop fable.

The Lost Letters of Mother Goose

The Lost Letters of Mother Goose
4+ characters; 1F; 3+ Either; Flexible casting; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy based on a nursery rhyme written by Robin Blasberg.

The Smell of Soup the Sound of Money Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Smell of Soup the Sound of Money
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. Includes one page of extension activities and discussion questions.

Stone Soup Radio Play

Stone Soup Radio Play
3-9 characters. 9 pages long. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Radio play adaptation of the classic fable.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Boomerang

Boomerang
3 characters; Flexible cast. 2 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. An Australian folk tale adaptation written by Janea Dahl.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-A Day In the Life of Bear

A Day In the Life of Bear
5 characters; 3M; 2F; 7 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedy based on the classic nursery rhyme written by Andy Pavey.

Humpty Dumpty Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Humpty Dumpty
5 characters; 2M; 3Either; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedy based on the classic nursery rhyme written by Andy Pavey.

The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse
5 characters; Flexible cast; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedy for children based on the classic folk tale written by Andy Pavey.

The-Wishing-Pond

The Wishing Pond
6 characters, 1F, 5 any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play based on an African American folk tale.

A-Golden-Peace-of-Mind

A Golden Peace of Mind
4 characters, 1M, 1F, 2 any gender. Approximately 7 minutes running time. Short play that teaches the value of believing in yourself!

Chinese New Year Script

Chinese New Year Script
4 characters, 3 minutes running time. Simple script in which a student from China explains the Chinese New Year to three friends.

DN Share the Burden

Share the Burden
4 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play based on an African Trickster Tale by Debra A. Cole.