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Minimal Set Requirements

Great theatre does not require elaborate sets. 

This collection of exciting plays for schools and theatres features plays that can be produced with little to no set.

Browse our selection below and read every play script for free!

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  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Teachers (but were afraid to ask) - Stage Partners

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Teachers (but were afraid to ask)

    Written By: Jason Pizzarello
    Length: 30-45 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-50 actors (suggested casting: 20 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Finally your timeless questions about teachers will be answered through a series of hilarious revelations -- from a gameshow revealing your teacher's teenage years to a battle of core subject teachers vs. electives... By the end you'll know why teachers drink so much coffee and what to do if an unexpected encounter occurs in public.
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good Actors - Stage Partners

    When Bad Things Happen to Good Actors

    Written by Jason Pizzarello and Ian McWethy
    Length: 25-30 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 3M, 10 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A simple one-act production of The Wizard of Oz gets derailed by missed cues, forgotten lines, and a renegade sound board op who refuses to play anything but dinosaur noises. A comedy that proves, when it comes to live theatre, everything that can go wrong, will go wrong, and it will be hilarious.
  • Queens - one-act version - Stage Partners.

    Queens (one-act)

    Written By: Kristen Doherty
    Length: 40-45 minutes
    Cast Size: 9-35 actors (suggested casting: 6F, 2M, 7 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    King Henry VIII is trapped in purgatory, bound to his throne by a sinister Fool and the ghostly Women in White. Here in his gilded cage, he is forced to relive the sins he committed against his queens, mistresses and people of the court, over and over again, for an eternity. (A full-length version of this play is also available.)
  • In the Forests of the Night - Stage Partners

    In the Forests of the Night

    Written By: Del Martin
    Length: 25-30 minutes
    Cast Size: 13 actors (suggested casting: 13 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Thirteen students are compelled by their dreams to play a game in the woods to keep a mysterious monster at bay. Not everyone gets to play it again. (If you like The Giver consider In the Forests of the Night.)
  • Queens - Stage Partners

    Queens

    Written By: Kristen Doherty
    Length: 90 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-35 actors (suggested casting: 7F, 2M, 7 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    King Henry VIII is trapped in purgatory, bound to his throne by a sinister Fool and the ghostly Women in White. Here in his gilded cage, he is forced to relive the sins he committed against his queens, mistresses and people of the court, over and over again, for an eternity. (A one-act version of this play is also available.)
  • This Murder Was Staged, a murder mystery comedy play script by Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello

    This Murder Was Staged

    Length: 100-120 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-25 actors
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    It's opening night of a brand-new mystery play, but just as the killer is about to be revealed, the body of the play's director falls onstage instead. In that moment, the theater becomes an active crime scene, and everyone from cast to crew to even the audience becomes a suspect. But how is the intrepid detective supposed to find the killer when everyone and their mother (literally) has a motive t...
  • Will You Be My Nemesis? - Kathryn Funkhouser - Stage Partners

    Will You Be My Nemesis?

    Written By: Kathryn Funkhouser
    Length: 35-40 minutes
    Cast Size: 5-30 actors (suggested casting: 10 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    It's hard to find your perfect match, someone you really connect with; someone who will dedicate their life to destroying you at all costs. Yes, sometimes it feels like you'll NEVER meet your nemesis. But Captain Battle and Dr. Nightmare are willing to try out every hero and villain in town to find the enemy of their dreams. Of course, you're going to meet a few weirdos along the way... An ultra-f...
  • Masterclasses

    Masterclasses

    Written By: Patrick Greene
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-25 actors (suggested casting: 1F, 9 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Acting. Is. Life. If you are going to be a student at The Morley Buck School of Serious Acting for Extraordinary Actors, you need to commit to your craft. But acting isn't all soliloquies and dramatic scenes; to be a true Actor (with a capital "A") you need to perfect moments such as being Startled Awake, Underwater Thinking, or being hit by a laser B.E.A.M. These are just some of the hyper-specif...
  • A Night Under the Stars - Stage Partners

    A Night Under the Stars

    Written By: Tracy Wells
    Length: 90-100 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-31 actors (suggested casting: 15 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The great outdoors…for some this is a place of peace and tranquility and for others it’s…well…a little messy. A Night Under the Stars is a story about people—people looking to get away from it all, people looking to connect…with nature, with one another, and with the undeniable human spirit that overcomes obstacles, no matter what is thrown our way. And whether it’s attempting to mak...
  • I Quit! - A Guide To Leaving Your Job in Style

    I Quit! - A Guide To Leaving Your Job in Style

    Written By: Patrick Greene
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 5-30+ actors (suggested casting: 15 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Are you ready to leave that horrible job, but you want to go out in style? Well, you've come to the right place. Join Gayle Staverson and her group of players as they teach you a variety of fun ways to quit your job with a flourish. From bringing your own audience, to singing the perfect "I quit!" song, Gayle and company will show you how to leave your job and never be forgotten. So come on down t...
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