We're less than two weeks away from the submission deadline for It's Her Say, our new collection of plays with strong female characters by awesome female drama teachers!
If you're anything like me you know nothing gets the gears of inspiration moving like a good deadline, so now's the perfect time to get started on your original 10-minute play for young actors and young actresses. Click here to learn more about this amazing opportunity to join our playwriting family. We can't wait to read your submissions!
Need a little inspiration? Check out these five phenomenal one-acts and full-length plays written by fantastic female playwrights. They're all FREE to read here at Stage Partners!
One-act (30-35 minutes)
7-30+ actors, all female w/ gender-flexible chorus
In this ensemble-driven drama featuring an all-female cast, five high school girls recount a cruel locker room bullying incident that is initially cloaked in secrecy, but ultimately goes viral online.
What happens next forces the students to question their respective roles in the events that unfolded in that fateful day. #VIRAL is a female-driven drama with fantastic roles for young actresses.
- One-act (25-30 minutes)
- 12-25 actors, gender flexible
In this Jane Austen parody, the Ashworth daughters (of which there are twelve— or is it thirteen?) struggle to find suitors that will meet their mother's high standard. Her standard, of course, being that they must be filthy rich.
And if that's not tough enough, their task is made all the more difficult because their choices are so limited (due to the high number of potential suitors who have been killed when their horses fell on top of them). In the meantime, they must fend off unwanted proposals, snooty cousins, and the dreaded Dowager Countess.
Get ready for courtship, countesses, and more in Too Many Daughters!
Read the play for free!
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Full-length (85-95 minutes)
- 8-40 actors, gender flexible
- Also available as a one-act
Sophie Scholl was a member of the White Rose Society in Nazi Germany which encouraged passive resistance against the totalitarian government.
Antigone in Munich chronicles her coming of age and development from bystander to witness to activist— inspired by Sophocles' Greek tragedy Antigone which asks “What do you do when the laws of man contradict the laws of God?”
- One-act (35-40 minutes)
10 actors, mostly female cast
A young teacher hoping to be hired as a coach at a private boys school is instead assigned as literature and theatre teacher at its sister school— a private school for girls. There he is charged with the task of directing Shakespeare's The Tempest with his motley crew of adolescent female scholars, a play that effectuates an inner storm for all involved with the production.
Wild Waves Whist is a heartfelt story of self-discovery, loss, love, and forgiveness.
- One-act (40-45 minutes)
- 10 actors, large female cast
- Shorter competition version also available
The unexpected divorce of Madison’s parents relocated her to New York City— a place that she has vowed to loathe. Through incredible coincidence, Madison finds a shoebox full of letters belonging to a young woman named Jessica. A connection is formed that will forever change the course of Madison’s life.
Narrated by Madison’s older self, Back Cover is a story of loss, courage, humanity, and the painful— but wonderful— experience of growing up.
It's Your say
Stage Partners wants YOUR best 10-minute play for our next collection. We all want strong women characters for our young actresses to play, and who knows better how to write those women than YOU.