QUARAN-TEENS

Collection of 15 Monologues 

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Favorite teen scene writer Laurie Allen has created this powerful collection of 15 original monologues, each ranging from four to seven minutes, that explores a variety of teen responses to the pandemic and the safer-at-home restrictions that come with it.  From restoring old friendships and keeping traditions alive to missing baseball, graduation, prom, and so much more, each monologue offers a unique, true-to-life point of view of this real-world crisis. 

 

These monologues can be performed virtually or live, individually or all together to create a moving one-hour program.  Nobody captures the teen voice better than Laurie Allen, and here, she has given each character an arc to move past their anger, disappointment, and bitterness.  Quaran-Teens celebrates the resiliency of teens, who, despite feeling lonely and sacrificing their own special moments, maintain an element of hope for a brighter future. 



NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS AFTER MIDNIGHT

 15 minute play, Comedy (2M, 2F)

NEW RELEASE!

There’s no doubt why this fast and funny comedy was the first play selected by Taphouse Theatre for their Shelter-in-Place virtual performances!  Your favorite comedy sketch writer, Laurie Allen, has hit it out of the ballpark with this hysterical 15-minute play, ideal for community theatres or high schools.

 

Taking place in April 2020, bride-to-be Savannah learns the hard way that being quarantined alone in her apartment does not mix well with pre-wedding jitters.  With her fiance, Billy, quarantined with his parents, she relies on video conference calls with Billy and her parents for support.  But one fateful night with a pair of scissors and a poor — very poor — attempt at hair dressing might jeopardize the festivities.  

 

Your audience will split their sides laughing as they watch first her parents’ then Billy’s reactions to her butchered haircut.  A small cast and super easy costuming and backgrounds make this virtual play a snap to produce! 

 

See more photos of NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS AFTER MIDNIGHT productions HERE.

 

NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS AFTER MIDNIGHT was picked up and published only days after it's debut performance!

 

Nothing Good Happens After Midnight

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OUR STORY

Monologue (1F)

A high school senior expresses her anger at God for missing out on her graduation. In the end, she finds hope for herself and her class of 2020. "Class of 2020, we've got this!"

 

See more photos of OUR STORY productions HERE.

 

 OUR STORY is now published in Laurie Allen's new book, QUARAN-TEENS!



COMING TO YOU LIVE

 10 minute play, Comedy (1M, 1F)

Jade, a social media influencer, tries to juggle her livestream to her followers as her husband, Chad juggles talking around the livestream. Can this couple handle constantly being around each other in the age of quarantine?

 

See more photos of COMING TO YOU LIVE productions HERE.

 

To request unpublished play scripts, contact Laurie Allen.


Web Of Deception

 1 act play, Drama (1M, 1F)

Sixteen-year-old Claire learns the hard way that people on the internet aren’t always who they seem in this chilling thriller about an online predator and a naïve teen who doesn’t heed the warning signs. 

 

Claire makes a friend online, and without telling her parents, agrees to meet Jake in person.  She’s surprised to discover he’s much older than he said, yet he seems kind and charming, so she agrees to go to his house to see his dog.  Once there, it’s not long before she realizes he’s not who she thinks he is.  As Claire starts to put the pieces together — too many locks for just one door, a boarded-up window, no dog in sight — Jake takes control and panic sets in. 

 

The more they talk, the more Claire learns that everything she thought she knew about Jake was a lie.  Feeling the walls closing in and time running out, Claire comes up with a desperate plan.  But will it be too late? 

Web of Deception is an intense and dramatic dual character study and the perfect contest piece for the right pair of mature actors.

 

 

 

Web of Deception

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The New Meteorologist

10 Minute Play, Comedy (1M, 4 Optional)

When the News Station’s Meteorologist calls in sick, the Producer is desperate to find someone to fill in since they go live in minutes!  Wait!  Someone ordered a Pepperoni Pizza to be delivered?  Could this be our new Meteorologist?

 

See more photos of THE NEW METEOROLOGIST productions HERE.

 

THE NEW METEOROLOGIST is published in 22 COMEDY 10-MINUTE PLAYS by Laurie Allen.

 

 

 

22 Comedy Ten-Minute Plays

Paperback - August 12, 2019

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Go to the Light

10 Minute play, Comedy (2M, 2F)

Daddy is on death’s door and his children are growing weary of his refusal to let go. Plus, Daddy is obsessed with Facebook and even though the end is near, he insists on posting one last status update.  Then another.  And another.  Daddy is so addicted to seeing the number of likes he gets, that he just can’t let go.  Irritated, his children encourage him to, “Go to the light!”  

 

See more photos of GO TO THE LIGHT productions HERE.

 

 To request unpublished play scripts, contact Laurie Allen.


Forever Has Now Arrived

10 minute play (1M, 1F, 1 Optional)

Kevin arrives in Heaven and tries to figure out how he got there and how he can convince the welcoming Angel to zap him back to Earth.

 

See more photos of FOREVER HAS NOW ARRIVED productions HERE.

 

FOREVER HAS NOW ARRIVED is published in 22 COMEDY 10-MINUTE PLAYS by Laurie Allen. Purchase from Pioneer Drama Service HERE.

 

 

 

 22 Comedy Ten-Minute Plays 

Paperback – August 12, 2019 

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What You See is What You Get

10 minute play, drama (2F)

This play examines the difficult relationship between a conservative mother and her daughter who is a lesbian.

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET is published in POWER PLAYS by Laurie Allen with Added Bonus of Jasmine's and Mom's Character Monologue. Purchase from Pioneer Drama Service HERE. 

 

Power Plays: Dramatic Short Plays for Acting Students 

Paperback – July 1, 2016

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Dynamite & Sassy Pants

10 minute play, Comedy (1M, 1F)

This play takes place outside of the Loving Arms Nursing Home. Two residents, Frank and Ruby, meet, fall in love and decide to runaway together. 

 

See more photos of DYNAMITE & SASSY PANTS productions HERE.

 

To request unpublished play scripts, contact Laurie Allen.


Collisions

Full-Length play (2M, 2F) Drama

Collisions tells the story of Bill Bennett, a man whose life was destroyed when his wife and daughter were killed by a drunk driver.   Now himself a drunk, he’s bitter and angry, fighting to drown out the pain that resides within his soul.  When Jaime, his sixteen-year-old neighbor invades his life, Bill is forced to connect to another human being once again. 

 

See more photos of COLLISIONS productions HERE.

 

To request unpublished play scripts, contact Laurie Allen.


The Naked Man  

10-minute play, Comedy (1M, 1F)

Do clothes really make the man?  Calvin Bartley, a successful attorney is also a naturist.  When Jamie Teague enters his office after hours to inquire about a cleaning job, she is both startled and embarrassed to walk in on this nude attorney sitting behind his desk.  

 

See more photos of THE NAKED MAN productions HERE.

 

THE NAKED MAN is published by Original Works Publishing and can be ordered HERE.

 

 



It Is Well With My Soul

One-Act play, Christian Drama (4M, 4F)

It Is Well With My Soul is based on the true story of Horatio G. Spafford, Jr. who penned one of the most beautiful and comforting Christian Hymns after losing his four daughters when the Ville du Harve sank in the Atlantic Ocean in November 1873. 

 

To request unpublished play scripts, contact Laurie Allen.


Trailer Trash

One-Act play, Drama (1M, 3F)

A drama that revolves around the the complicated relationshop between two long term residents of a trailer park, five times divorced Roxanne and prim Doris, who lost everything in a fire and who has been forced to live in an old school bus because she has nowhere else to go.  When the landlord announces that he is going to evict Doris from her bus, Doris turns to Roxanne for help.  This drama builds on the evolving relationship between the two women.

 

See more photos of TRAILER TRASH productions HERE.

 

 

TRAILER TRASH is published by Off The Wall Plays and can be purchased HERE.


Cakes Galore

Full-Length Play, Comedy (3M, 5F)

Here's a delicious comedy which can be followed by your own dessert sale or cakewalk. Two older ladies, Helen and Fern, are the force behind the church's program to feed the poor. (Well, actually Helen thinks it is she herself who must do everything to get it done right, with Fern as her helper.) But their outreach program of serving soup and sandwiches may not last much longer because the church just doesn't have the funds. That's a real blow since the church across town puts out a much better spread and more often! Helen decides the only way to continue is to ask for donations from the hungry people who show up. Naturally the few coins she collects won't go far, so she borrows one of the "Will work for food" signs from one of the bums and begs for money on a busy street corner. The pastor is appalled and rushes off to get her back. Sugar, an ex-stripper who finds the shy pastor attractive, suggests they hold a fundraiser, a `50s-themed bash. Helen is able to get more than a hundred cakes "donated" from the local groceries which they will raffle off. Unfortunately, they hold their event on the same night as the town's high school football's homecoming and the rival church's free complete turkey dinner! When no one shows up, Autumn, a young woman who has been posing as a homeless person, suggests a great alternative to use these "Cakes Galore!"

 

See more photos of CAKES GALORE Productions HERE.

 

CAKES GALORE is published by Eldridge Plays & Musicals and can be purchased HERE.

 

 

 

 

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