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Full-Length Dramas

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  • 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.)
  • 8 Minutes Left - Stage Partners

    8 Minutes Left

    Written By: e.b. lee
    Length: 90-100 minutes
    Cast Size: 7-22 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 5 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Drama
    Synopsis:
    The world is coming to an end at exactly 4:44PM today, and no one has had any time to prepare. 8 Minutes Left follows the residents of Charlesville, NJ as they navigate their final moments on this Earth – from a couple with a bunker in their backyard who can’t quite figure out how to get in, to two elderly frenemies who fight over their favorite park bench, to a mother observing her children o...
  • Soundscapes full-length drama by Claudia Haas and Sarah Kraning - Stage Partners

    Soundscapes

    Length: 70-80 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-30+ actors (suggested casting: 5F, 2M, 10 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Iris has synesthesia. She has no idea. At first, she simply thinks that everyone sees colors and shapes when music plays, but by the time she's a teenager, it's clear that others don't understand. Struggling to downplay the way she experiences the world, and worrying what it might mean to be different, the young artist is at war with herself until she meets a new friend - and he sees the colors to...
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Stage Partners

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    Adapted by Hans Bloedel & Peter Bloedel from the tale by Washington Irving
    Length: 90-100 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 7F, 8M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    America’s first great ghost story, Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow follows the quirky and superstitious antics of schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, who is haunted by the dreaded Headless Horseman. This imaginative adaptation stays true to the world that Irving creates in this American gothic tale, but adds a lyrical quality that further enhances the humor, the magic, and the ter...
  • The Velveteen Rabbit - Stage Partners

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    Adapted by Janet Allard from the book by Margery Williams
    Length: 65-75 minutes
    Cast Size: 9-14 actors (suggested casting: 3F, 3M, 3 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    “Once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.” A stuffed toy rabbit’s quest to become real through the love of a child drives this adaptation of Margery Williams’ timeless tale that celebrates the power of love to transform out lives. Join a boy and his rabbit in a world of strange and wonderful magic with talking toys, wild adventures, and secret burrows, as they...
  • Elephant/Man - Del Martin - Stage Partners

    Elephant/Man

    Adapted by Del Martin
    Length: 100 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-30+ actors (suggested casting: 2F, 2M, 8 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    The story of Joseph Merrick (a.k.a. The Elephant Man) comes to life in this highly theatrical retelling featuring an ensemble of performers that share the role of Merrick. Whether on a bare stage or with an elaborate set, this adaptable play shines the spotlight on the vivid inner life of Joseph Merrick, and his relationship with the good Dr. Treves. This classic story of the ultimate outcast feel...
  • Spoon River - Stage Partners

    Spoon River

    Adapted by Jason Pizzarello from The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
    Length: 75-90 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-50 actors (suggested casting: 17F, 23M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak from the grave of the day-to-day hopes and dreams of their lives. Touching, anguished, and contemptuous, their voices and stories weave together in this fresh new take on a modern American classic. You won't forget what you've heard from these distinctively small-town folk as they evoke universal themes of hope, despair, and love. (A one-act ver...
  • Trials: The Story of Joan of Arc (and Beth)

    Trials: The Story of Joan of Arc (and Beth)

    Written By: James DeVita
    Length: 75-90 minutes
    Cast Size: 7-26 actors (suggested casting: 3F, 4M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Before the myth, there was a girl. Beth’s constant clashes with her family make home feel like an emotional battleground. As Beth becomes immersed in a project about Joan of Arc, past and present poignantly intertwine onstage as both conflicted young women face the realities around them – and learn unexpected truths about themselves.
  • The Search for Delicious - Stage Partners

    The Search for Delicious

    Adapted by Mark Frattaroli from the novel by Natalie Babbitt
    Length: 65-80 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-25 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 5 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    In this magical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s classic tale, a troupe of actors recreate a mythical medieval kingdom in the midst of a fierce disagreement over the most “delicious” food. To avoid a civil war, the kingdom sends 12-year-old Gaylen (and his loyal horse, Marrow) on a journey to settle the definition once and for all. On their quest, Gaylen and Marrow must face the evil Hemlock...
  • The Scarlet Letter - Stage Partners

    The Scarlet Letter

    Adapted by Carrie McCrossen from the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Length: 80-90 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-25 actors (suggested casting: 6F, 6M, 1 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    In this new and theatrical retelling of the classic tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter on her chest as punishment for committing adultery in Puritan New England. Throughout time, The Scarlet Letter has endured as a way to examine societal expressions of shame, guilt, and ultimately, redemption.  (A one-act version of this play is also avai...
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