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One Act plays for High School students

 

ONE-ACT PLAYS:
Cost of script: $5
Photocopy rights: $40
Royalties: $30 per performance

TWO-ACT PLAYS:
Cost of script: $15
Photocopy rights: $50
Royalties: $105

CHILDREN'S MUSICALS:
Cost of script: $15
Photocopy rights: $100
Royalties: $120 per performance
Piano score: $40
Band parts: $200
Production CD $100

 

WINDSONG

DRAMA:
Drama for teenagers, first produced at Brisbane Arts Theatre play festival in 1994. Rewritten for young adults, August, 1997, Performed at Brisbane Arts Theatre Festival. Won Best Actress for Courtney Taylor, and John Donovan Memorial Award for the actor with best potential for Josh Hewitt.

CAST:
Three females and one male.

RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes.

SYNOPSIS:
Kirsty's sister Karen died after falling from a cliff top while chasing a Frisbee. Kirsty, who threw the Frisbee blamed herself for Karen's death and, after suffering a nervous breakdown and attempting suicide she is visiting Karen's ghost at the point of her death. Josh is a student in town and his girlfriend Erika visits him. She is a psychic and while visiting the cliff top she makes contact with Karen. She becomes involved in the drama. Kirsty is told that her parents are taking her away from town and she threatens to kill herself, but eventually Kirsty talks her out of it.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:

"A realistic and delightful play."
Beverly Wood, adjudicator at BRISBANE ARTS THEATRE FESTIVAL

"A strange and ethereal play, well acted. It had a minimal set, but with words like that who needs a set."
Babette Stephens, AM, MBE, ADJUDICATOR AT BRISBANE ARTS THEATRE FESTIVAL

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MELISSA

DRAMA:
Appeared in the Book TAKE FIVE. Copyright now returned to Eric Scott. This play has been performed many times by many schools and theatre in Australia.

CAST:
Seven females and three males.

RUNNING TIME: 40 Minutes.

SYNOPSIS:
It's Melissa's birthday sleepover and four of her school friends join her and her young sister for a night of fun. Wind blows, telephone lines are cut and two invaders scare the girls.

 

WHICH PRETTY LITTLE GIRL IS GOING TO BE NEXT?

DRAMA:
Appeared in the Book TAKE FIVE. Copyright now returned to Eric Scott. This play has been performed many times by many schools and theatre in Australia.

CAST:
Four female, three male.

RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes.

SYNOPSIS:
Friends meet in a coffee shop and find out a deranged teenage killer has escaped custody. Is one of the strangers that enter the coffee shop him?

 

LITTLE ANGELS

COMEDY/DRAMA:
Appeared in the Book TAKE FIVE. Copyright now returned to Eric Scott. This play has been performed many times by many schools and theatre in Australia

CAST:
Eight female and five male.

RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes.

SYNOPSIS:
Jasmine is an accident-prone, scatterbrained girl who dies when she drops her hairdryer in the bath. She is assigned to Angel Troop and goes back to earth top looks after t5eenagers in trouble.

 

HE PARTY SPIRIT

SUPERNATURAL THRILLER:
Appeared in the Book TAKE FIVE. Copyright now returned to Eric Scott. This play has been performed many times by many schools and theatre in Australia.

CAST:
Seven females.

RUNNING TIME: "TIME"

SYNOPSIS:
Deborah and her friends are going to a fancy dress party. Sam is the new kid on the block and she claims to be a psychic. She says the house is haunted. Out comes the ouija board and the girtls try to contact the ghosts with surprising results.

 

AFTER THE BEAUTIKILL

ALEGORICAL STORY:
Appeared in the Book TAKE FIVE. Copyright now returned to Eric Scott. This play has been performed many times by many schools and theatre in Australia

CAST:
Six male or female or mixed.

RUNNING TIME: 35 minutes.

SYNOPSIS:
The Beautiful survivors of the sunbomb live in peace and harmony. Once in a lifetime at their Coming of Age, they see the Ugliness. Tinus sees his Ugliness and Throm sees his beauty. What happens when they meet? Which is beauty and which is ugliness?

 

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY

COMEDY:
Appeared in the Book FIVE MORE. Copyright now returned to Eric Scott. This play has been performed many times by many schools and theatre in Australia.

CAST:
Six females, two males.

RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes.

SYNOPSIS:
Allison has written a play about the environment. Now she wants it performed. Unfortunately, the worst bunch of acting misfits in the school turn up for auditions. Thankfully she has David to help her out and sooth her shattered nerves as disaster follows disaster. A fun-filled look at environmental issues.

 

A QUESTION OF ORIGIN

SCI FI COMEDY:
Appeared in the Book FIVE MORE. Copyright now returned to Eric Scott. This play has been performed many times by many schools and theatre in Australia.

CAST:
Nine female two males. Some roles are interchangeable.

RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes.

SYNOPSIS:
Two very "ethnic" Indians arrive at school. The bully racists take umbrage at what they see as the Asianisation of their school. Melinda and Duffy give fair-minded opposition. Then rumours of flying saucers landing cause an uproar and people wonder exactly who the ethnic visitors are.

 

THEY'RE MY FRIENDS, SEE?

DRAMA:
Appeared in the Book FIVE MORE. Copyright now returned to Eric Scott. This play has been performed many times by many schools and theatres in Australia.

CAST:
Seven females, three males.

RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes.

SYNOPSIS:
Selina, a street kid with a care and protection order is sent to be fostered by a well-to-do suburban family, much to the disgust of the two sisters and the joy of their young brother. Their friends are curious, and even a bit scared of the tough talking newcomer. And intriguing look at a clash of lifestyles.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:

"All the plays carry the kind of message society tries to inculcate into the young - tolerance, neighbourly love, giving the underdog a chance, respecting others, protecting the environment etc .."
Herb Hild, THE CATHOLIC LEADER

 

THE FANCY DRESS PHANTOM

DRAMA:
Appeared in the Book FIVE MORE. Copyright now returned to Eric Scott. This play has been performed many times by many schools and theatre in Australia.

CAST:
Six females, four males.

RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes.

SYNOPSIS:
It's the end of school year dance - in fancy dress. Lauren is the new girl, unsure of herself and lonely. Daniel is the school's champion athlete who is keen on classmate Wendy. During the evening valuables disappear and Daniel is the suspect who is caught in the act, or so it seems, by Lauren. Whose work is taken as the truth? Explores relationships, suspicions and one-parent families.

 

HI! MY NAME'S SERAFINA

SUPERNATURAL THRILLER:
Appeared in the Book FIVE MORE. Copyright now returned to Eric Scott. This play has been performed many times by many schools and theatre in Australia.

CAST:
Nine females, two male.

RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes.

SYNOPSIS:
This play sees the return of characters from LITTLE ANGELS and THE PARTY SPIRIT. Jasmine is called in to sort out and cunning evil spirit and help two friendly ghosts to go home.

 

Full length plays for High School students

 

WINDSONG 2

DRAMA:
A two-act extension of the one act play.

CAST:
Four females, three males.

RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes.

SYNOPSIS:
Windsong:
Kirsty's sister Karen died after falling from a cliff top while chasing a Frisbee. Kirsty, who threw the Frisbee blamed herself for Karen's death and, after suffering a nervous breakdown and attempting suicide she is visiting Karen's ghost at the point of her death. Josh is a student in town and his girlfriend Erika visits him. She is a psychic and while visiting the cliff top she makes contact with Karen. She becomes involved in the drama. Kirsty is told that her parents are taking her away from town and she threatens to kill herself, but eventually Kirsty talks her out of it.  The Windsong 2 plot follows the same line as Windsong, but there is the further involvement with Kirsty's former boyfriend, Scott, and test tube twins Ben and Jenny Crosswell. The story involves dramatic clashes and is a powerful drama that is enjoyed by adults and children alike. Copyright owned by author.