Summer vacation never felt so good! After a year of Zoom and Google Meet and plastic desk dividers and quarantines, Summer Break has been well earned by Theatre Teachers and students alike. Theatres are gearing up for re-opening across the globe. While you linger over your morning coffee or enjoy a day at the beach, we have your New Play Summer Reading List right here.

Check out these new, exciting plays and consider them for your upcoming theatre season. Need a great fall play to hook your students back in? Want to keep the fun of Outdoor Theatre going in the spring? Planning on creating an Audio Play for the winter months? This list will have you covered. Want to read more? Read all of the plays in their entirety for free!

Our New Play Summer Reading List 2021:

Fall Play Ideas

Dear Anne, From Nina
A Wind in the Door
Reunion (After the End of the World)

Holiday Play Ideas

The 24 Days Before Christmas
I Hate Valentine's Day
A Christmas Carol (one-act version)
Alice in Winter Wonderland

Spring Play Ideas

How to Survive Being in a Shakespeare Play
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (one-act)
The Search for Delicious
The Cast List

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About the Author:

Maria McConville has been a NYC Public School teaching artist since 2005. In the past she has worked with the Theatre Development Fund, LeAP! Onstage, and Periwinkle Theater for Youth, and as a Shakespeare and Playwriting teaching artist with Theatre For A New Audience. Her students have performed and adapted the work of Shakespeare, written their own plays, devised ensemble performance pieces, sang and danced in musical productions, and performed their peers work on a Broadway stage. Maria is also the playwright of #Censored and #Viral (Stage Partners) and other plays.