50+ plays that can be performed online, on Zoom or other platforms.

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Free Monologues for Kids and Teens

Performing monologues are a great way to go for a Zoom performance!

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50 Skits for Kids

These short skits are mostly between two players and many of them do not require blocking.

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20 Short Practice Scenes for Pairs

These are one-page scenes that would be easy to perform on Zoom.

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Murder Mysteries

These are like murder mystery dinner parties but can be acted out online with the detective interviewing one suspicious character at a time.

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Radio Plays

Here is our collection of radio plays. They are very easy to perform on Zoom, as there is no blocking.

Plays for Young Children

(In order of cast size, largest first.)

Fred the Skunk

Fred the Skunk

15 characters. 8 pages. This script features a skunk who is trying to make friends. Other animal actors enter one at a time, so it could be done on Zoom.

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Kiwi’s Gift

7+ characters. 7 pages. This short play for young actors is based on a fable. It has narration for stage direction and features a variety of different bird characters.

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Little Miss Muffet

7 characters. 5 pages. This short play based on the nursery rhyme takes place in one location.

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Three Fish Friends

6 characters. 3 pages. This script has a narrator, so action can be narrated rather than blocked onstage.

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Dog, Cat and the Red Bird

6 characters. 3 pages. This short scene for very young actors is mostly dialogue. You can put the character names in the Zoom windows.

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The Banyan Tree and the Little Grass

5+ characters. 5 pages. This play has two storytellers. Students could have a lot of fun dressing up as a tree, rain clouds, and grass.

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The Little Grey Cloud

4 characters. 5 pages. This short play for young actors does not require much blocking, and relies mostly on spoken word. Great for Zoom!

Plays for Children

(In order of cast size, largest first.)

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Nightmares to Perform

30 original nightmares. These are nightmares written as monologues. For a performance, each student could recite a nightmare.

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Kiwi’s Gift

22 characters. 7 pages. In this play, Rumpelstiltskin must find the most famous fairy tale character in all the land. Each student plays a colorful, meaningful part.

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Thirteen Colonies Game Show

20+ characters. 8 pages. This script features a game show host who announces thirteen different colonies-each performs a short monologue.

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The Little Mermaid

17+ characters. 25 pages. This script based on the original fairy tale has a lot of the action delivered in spoken word by a chorus. It’s quite lyrical and a lot could be done with undersea backgrounds.

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2. Bremen Town Rock Musicians

14 characters. Flexible cast; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A twisted version of the classic fairy tale for children and teens written by Rhonwen McCormack.

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Baba Yaga’s Black Geese

11-12 actors. 3 pages. This short play based on the classic fable has narration which makes it easier to perform on Zoom.

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The Ever Changing Story

10+ characters. 5 pages. In this play, the narrator keeps changing the story. This could be a lot of fun on Zoom if students played with backgrounds and fast costume changes.

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Night Crew

10 characters. 11 pages. This fun play for kids and teens features a cast of night-time characters who fight over their roles at bedtime.

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The Jabberwocky

10 characters. 4 pages. This script is basically Lewis Carrol’s poem recited by different characters, and would work well on Zoom.

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Stone Soup

10 characters. 4 pages. This script is basically Lewis Carrol’s poem recited by different characters, and would work well on Zoom.

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Social Media

7 characters. 10 pages. This play features a bragging session between different social media apps. On Zoom, their windows could have their names: Facebook; Instagram; etc.

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Superhero Rejects

7 characters. 8 pages. This play has a narrator and takes place in a support group for superheroes.

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The Unlucky Man

7 characters. 3 pages. This script is narrated and features an unlucky man who runs across different characters, one at a time in his quest.

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Tasty Vegetables

7 characters. 8 pages. In this play, various vegetables, such as Broccoli and Kale complain about children hating them. Great for Zoom!

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The Unlucky Man

7 characters. 6 pages. This fun Halloween play features a delightful cast of monsters and ghouls, and could be produced on Zoom.

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Monsters Anonymous

6 characters. 9 pages. This fun play features a support group for monsters. Great for Zoom!

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Grateful Granny Pageant

6 characters. 8 pages. This short play has a pageant host and several ‘grannies’ who each deliver a speech.

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Fairy Tale Game Show

5 characters. 8 pages. This fun play for kids and teens can easily be performed on Zoom.

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The Fisherman and His Wife

5+ characters. 9 pages. The action is largely narrated in this play based on the classic fable.

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The Allergens

5 characters. 5 pages. In this play, various ‘allergens,’ such as a peanut and a bee bemoan their fate in life. Great for Zoom!

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Stinky Frank

5 characters. 7 pages. Cute play for kids about personal hygiene. The action all takes place in a classroom.

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Metamorphosis

5 characters. 10 pages. Fun play for girls that involves a variety of costume pieces. Could be visually really fun on Zoom.

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Around the Campfire

5 characters. 5 pages. In this short play for kids and teens, ghosts and ghouls tell nightmares about people around the campfire.

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Hiccups

3 characters. 4 pages. This fun, short play for kids features a group of friends who try to rid their friend of hiccups. This would be adorable on Zoom.

Plays for Pre-Teens and Teens

(In order of cast size, largest first.)

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A Midsummer Camp’s Dream

19 characters. 47 pages. This full-length play for teens has already been successfully produced on Zoom.

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Treasure Island

18 characters. 28 pages. This is a radio play and can easily be done on Zoom.

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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)

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The Little Mermaid

17+ characters. 25 pages. This script based on the original fairy tale has a lot of the action delivered in spoken word by a chorus. It’s quite lyrical and a lot could be done with undersea backgrounds.

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Ahead of the Game

16 characters. 65 pages. This full-length play for teens takes place in one location and would be a good fit for Zoom.

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The Ever Changing Story

10 characters. 5 pages. In this play, the narrator keeps changing the story. This could be a lot of fun on Zoom if students played with backgrounds and fast costume changes.

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Aunt Lottie’s Leftover Café

9 characters. 3 pages. This comedic radio play commercial can easily be done on Zoom.

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Canary, Cockroach, Phoenix

8+ characters. 35 pages. This lyrical one-act play takes place in one location and has already been done on Zoom.

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Social Media

7 characters. 10 pages. This play features a bragging session between different social media apps. On Zoom, their windows could have their names: Facebook; Instagram; etc.

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Monsters Anonymous

6 characters. 9 pages. This fun play features a support group for monsters. Great for Zoom!

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Truth or Dare

6 characters. 8 pages. This short play for pre-teens and teens takes place at a slumber party (one location) and would work well on Zoom.

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All is Fair in Show Business

6 characters. 17 pages. This fun one-act play for teens features a teenage actor who wants to land a TV commercial for a fast-food restaurant.

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The Tablecloth

6 characters. 8 pages. This is a radio play and can easily be done on Zoom.

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He Who Speaks

5 characters. 12 pages. This thought-provoking play for teens is lyrical and stylized and could make for a very creative Zoom performance.

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Around the Campfire

5 characters. 5 pages. In this short play for kids and teens, ghosts and ghouls tell nightmares about people around the campfire.

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Fairy Tale Game Show

5 characters. 8 pages. This fun play for kids and teens can easily be performed on Zoom.

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Camp Soggy Lake

5 characters. 12 pages. This short play for teens takes place at the edge of a lake. A counselor tries to get distracted teens interested in nature.

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Lab Report

4 characters. 10 pages. This short play for teens features three teenagers speaking to a psychiatrist. Would work well on Zoom!

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Mama Threw Me So High

4 characters. 17 pages. This lyrical one-act play takes place in one location and can easily be done on Zoom.

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Get Over Your Selfie

4 characters. 3 pages. This is a short comedy about two teens who are discussing a recent family vacation.

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Angels and Pastrami

4 characters. 12 pages. This short play about homelessness takes place in one location: a park.

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Masks

3 characters. 11 pages. This scene takes place on a bus stop bench, and can easily be done on Zoom.

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Thirteen

2 characters. 3 pages. This short scene takes place between girlfriends planning a sleepover. Can be done in chat windows.

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The Greatest of Expectations

2 characters. 6 pages. This scene for teens features two actors playing Charles Dickens and a cleaning lady. It takes place in one location: a museum.

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Visiting

2 characters. 9 pages. This short play for two teenagers takes place in the visiting area of a jail. Would work well on Zoom!

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Confession

2 characters. 11 pages. This short play for teens features a priest taking a confession. Great for Zoom!

Christmas Plays

(In order of cast size, largest first.)

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Funny Letters to Santa

31 letters. Students read hilarious letters to Santa in character, one at a time.

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas-A Radio Play

6 characters. 6 pages. This is a radio play and can easily be done on Zoom.

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The Little Drummer Boy-A Radio Play

5-6 characters. 4 pages. This is a radio play and can easily be done on Zoom.

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Mr. Gruber’s Silent Night

5 characters. 8 pages. This is a radio play and can easily be done on Zoom.

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Elf Locker Room

3 characters. 4 pages. This funny Christmas play takes place in one location and is a great fit for Zoom.

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Fruitcake, the Gift that Keeps on Giving

3 characters. 3 pages. This is a radio play and can easily be done on Zoom.