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One-act plays for middle school and high school

  • 1.  One-act plays for middle school and high school

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hello! I am looking for one-act play suggestions for a fall performance the week before Thanksgiving. I have been reading older threads on one-act plays and the current threads on upcoming seasons, and I thought I would give some details and see if anyone was inspired with ideas!

    • Our drama club encompasses students in Grades 4-12. Last year was my first year at the school, and we did one outdoor play in the spring with 15 performers, so I need small/flexible casts.
    • My hope is to find a mix of one-acts with some connection. Currently I'm leaning toward doing a pair - one more geared toward middle school and one to inspire the high schoolers.
    • It would help with recruitment (especially since I'm still new) if there was something familiar about the material. For example, I was considering The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza, Alice in Wonderland, and Shakespeare variations. Our spring musical will be Into the Woods Jr., so I was avoiding fairy tales.
    • The performance may be in the theater or outdoors, depending on protocols.

      Thank you for sharing any suggestions that come to mind!


    Laura Butchy
    BASIS Independent McLean