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Asking which publishing website do most junior high dram teachers use for finding plays?

  • 1.  Asking which publishing website do most junior high dram teachers use for finding plays?

    Posted 01-05-2019 17:13
    I am a playwright who has had my play for middle school students produced at about twelve locations and would like to submit it for publication at the few publishing websites I see cater to young audiences. I was curious where the junior high drama teachers out there get their plays? I’m finding it almost impossible to get an original play produced! My play was produced many years ago and marketing it has become more difficult in the last few years.


  • 2.  RE: Asking which publishing website do most junior high dram teachers use for finding plays?

    Posted 01-06-2019 07:17
    There are precious few these days. Eldridge, theatrefolk, and YouthPlays are my go-tos. Good luck!

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    Andrea Rassler
    Concord NC
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  • 3.  RE: Asking which publishing website do most junior high dram teachers use for finding plays?

    Posted 01-06-2019 15:48
    For plays I look at Sam French, Dramatists, Dramatic Publishing and Playscripts.





  • 4.  RE: Asking which publishing website do most junior high dram teachers use for finding plays?

    Posted 01-07-2019 08:50
    Edited by Kristin Hall 01-07-2019 08:51
    I have used pretty much all of them.  Dramatic Publishing the most, due to the high quality.  Also Eldridge, Theatrefolk, Playscripts, Pioneer, Plays for Young Audiences, Heuer, and YouthPlays.  Sam French seems to have fewer middle school appropriate shows, though I still search through their stuff.

    It is hard to find large cast, high quality shows that aren't farces.  Farce is fine now and then, but not all the time!

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    Kristin Hall
    Drama Director
    Lincoln Public Schools
    Arlington MA
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  • 5.  RE: Asking which publishing website do most junior high dram teachers use for finding plays?

    Posted 01-07-2019 11:10
    I usually find plays for middle school students at:


    https://www.yourstagepartners.com/



    I know there are others, but these are my "go-to" sites.
    Hope this helps!

    Joy Hammond
    Drama Teacher, Club Sponsor
    Junior Thespian Troupe #89129 Director
    The Champion School
    A Traditional Theme Middle School
    678-875-1576 - direct
    404-452-8745 - cell