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  • Rogues' Gallery - Stage Partners

    Rogues' Gallery

    Length: 120-130 minutes, flexible (each play is 10 minutes)
    Cast Size: 6-35+ actors (suggested casting: 9F, 6M, 5 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Two hapless security guards must investigate who destroyed the art gallery's prize sculpture - but every suspect caused mayhem that day, from would-be art thieves and confused tourists, to fumbling custodians and fiendish pranksters. Whodunnit? The better question is, who didn't? And can the guards come up with a really good excuse before the artist comes back? This hilarious build-...
  • Beware The House on Haunted Hill! - Stage Partners

    Beware the House on Haunted Hill!

    Adapted by Matthew Byrd & Kathryn Funkhouser from the 1959 film House on Haunted Hill, written by Robb White, directed by William Castle, starring Vincent Price
    Length: 85-90 minutes
    Cast Size: 9 actors (suggested casting: 3F, 3M, 3 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Come to the party…stay if you dare. An eccentric millionaire promises six guests a mysterious prize if they can survive the night at the only truly haunted house in the world. Everyone invited has a few skeletons in their closets though, and screwball scares lurk around every corner. The classic 50s horror movie House on Haunted Hill becomes a campy whodunnit in this low-tech stage adaptation. J...
  • Tooth & Tail

    Tooth & Tail

    Written By: Elizabeth A.M. Keel
    Length: 100-120 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-20+ actors (suggested casting: 6F, 2M)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Tooth & Tail is a fantastic swashbuckler that explores the dynamics of female friendship. When Princess Plumeria is kidnapped, Vixen LaFey and her dragon Flicker are determined to rescue her – and bring her home for the reward money. But along the way, they must face pirates, a witch who won’t stop rhyming, curses, and monsters of all kinds. From the dazzling dangers of the forests, to the...
  • I, Chorus - Stage Partners

    I, Chorus

    Written By: Ian McWethy
    Length: 35-40 minutes
    Cast Size: 18-30 actors (suggested casting 2F, 1M, 15 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    College-drop out Elle is lost and trying to find her place in the world until she meets a Greek Chorus completely devoted to each other and speaking in unison. And doing other things in unison. Like getting a job a Walmart and going on a date. To join them, Elle has to give up everything and everyone she knows, but maybe this is exactly what she has been looking for...
  • Finding Corey Taylor - one-act version - Stage Partners

    Finding Corey Taylor (one-act)

    Written By: Tracy Wells
    Length: 40-45 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-25 actors (suggested casting: 25 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Corey is lost. It’s the day of her high school graduation and her unsigned yearbook confirms what she already suspects…no one knows who Corey Taylor is. And how can she blame them when Corey hardly knows herself? When her best friend, Reese, suggests a road trip across America to meet other people named Corey Taylor, Corey reluctantly agrees, and embarks on the trip of a lifetime, hoping that...
  • Finding Corey Taylor

    Finding Corey Taylor

    Written By: Tracy Wells
    Length: 75-85 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 29 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Corey is lost. It’s the day of her high school graduation and her unsigned yearbook confirms what she already suspects…no one knows who Corey Taylor is. And how can she blame them when Corey hardly knows herself? When her best friend, Reese, suggests a road trip across America to meet other people named Corey Taylor, Corey reluctantly agrees, and embarks on the trip of a lifetime, hoping that...
  • Lawbreakers - A Fast and Furious History of Women's Suffrage - Diana Grisanti

    Lawbreakers! (a fast and furious history of women’s suffrage)

    Written By: Diana Grisanti
    Length: 60 minutes
    Cast Size: 6-19 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 1M)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A pair of feuding modern-day stepsisters wake up at the Akron Women's Rights Convention of 1851, and find themselves on a whirlwind journey through US history. As they face the challenges of each time with fascinating suffragists, abolitionists, and freedom fighters like Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells, the young women must decide what they really believe and what kind of world they want to stand...
  • The Inseparables - Stage Partners

    The Inseparables

    Written By: TJ Young
    Length: 90-100 minutes
    Cast Size: 9 actors (9 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The North American Unified Theatre Collaborators of the West really want to put on a show. Like, really bad. Under the leadership of their founder and director, this group of actors has decided to stage a new adaptation of The Three Musketeers. Only, they aren't nearly as prepared as they should be. With puppets and pool noodles, this theatre group prepares for their glorious comeback...that may n...
  • Ten(ish): Comedies

    Ten(ish): Comedies

    Length: Ten 10-Minute Plays
    Cast Size: Varies by Title
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A killer robot, grieving socks, a hilariously bad job interview, a stressed mother, delicious… crayons. What do these random things have in common? They are just some of the elements that you’ll find in Ten(ish): Comedies - an anthology of short plays by some of the most exciting playwrights working today.   Ten(ish): Comedies is edited by Brendan Conheady, and features the follow...
  • Ten(ish): Comedies

    Ten(ish): Comedies

    Length: Ten 10-Minute Plays
    Cast Size: Varies by Title
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A killer robot, grieving socks, a hilariously bad job interview, a stressed mother, delicious… crayons. What do these random things have in common? They are just some of the elements that you’ll find in Ten(ish): Comedies - an anthology of short plays by some of the most exciting playwrights working today.   Ten(ish): Comedies is edited by Brendan Conheady, and features the follow...
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