Plays with Flexible Casting

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

A Tree Called Aesop

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

DN Stone Soup Script and Activities

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

La Mariposa Script and Activities

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

Cormorant And Rainbow Snake Script

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 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 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.

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

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

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)

DN Stone Soup Script and Activities

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

La Mariposa Script and Activities

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

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

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.

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

Kiwis Gift

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

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

4 minutes long. Parts for 10-20 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

Cormorant And Rainbow Snake Script

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

4 minutes long. Parts for 7-15 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

Rainbow Crow

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

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.

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.

Turtles-Race-With-Beaver

6 minutes long. Parts for 12 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

Baba Yaga’s Black Geese

3 minutes long. Parts for 11-12 actors. Best suited for ages 8-12.

Stowaway Toad

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

Chipmunk and Bear

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

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.

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

Monkey Hats Script

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

7 minutes long, parts for 7 actors. Ages 7-10. Adaptation of the classic story by Beatrix Potter.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Nanuk and the Hunter

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

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.

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

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

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’

3 minutes long. Parts for 6 actors. Best suited for ages 6-10.

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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.

Boomerang

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