New Scripts!

These scripts are in various stages of pre-publication, and I may be able to send you a free perusal or license them directly to you! Read more about each script below and contact me at tracywellsplaywright@gmail.com for more information!  

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Night of The Macabre

Running Time: 90 minutes

Cast: 32+

 

A hunt for horror finds four friends at the Museum of the Macabre…a wax museum displaying scenes from short stories by some of the great authors of Gothic Horror…Poe, Hawthorne, Irving, and more. But as unnerving as the exhibits-and the stories behind them-are…the real terror for the fearless four comes when the exhibits start to come to life!

This easy to stage play celebrates the great short stories from Gothic Horror including “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Hand” by Guy De Maupassant, “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs, “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Red Room” by H.G. Wells, “The Velvet Ribbon” by Washington Irving, “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Shadows on the Wall” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. Similar to a vignette style, each scene “comes to life” telling their chilling classic tales, while an underlying story of four friends in a Gothic Horror wax museum ties them all together. Perfect for Halloween, one act competitions, or in collaboration with English Lit teachers, this flexible, large cast play will delight audiences and actors alike.

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The Con

Time: available as a  45 min one act or a 75 min full length 

Cast: 30+

 

In this hilarious heist who-dun-it, a rare first issue comic is up for grabs. Set in a Comic Con, this play consists of a series of vignettes, each with its own stand alone story depicting an aspect of Comic Con, while also furthering the underlying plot of a con in progress. There’s a bat-tactic hero clowning around with his foe in “The LARP Knight Rises”, a Mario Kart menace who loses it in more ways than one in, “A Plumber Cracks,” a D&D newbie who wants to let her inner gnome shine in, “The Ballad of Lena Moonfallen,” some costumed competitors who will stop at nothing to complete their quartet in, “Cosplaying With Fire” and much more! Keep your audience laughing, and guessing with this clever Comic Con caper!

Finding Corey Taylor

Time: available as a  45 min one act or a 75 min full length 

Cast: 25+

 

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 in finding other Corey Taylors, she’ll also find herself. Each scene takes Corey to a new part of America-from a rustic home in Possum Trot, KY, to backstage at a cabaret theater in NYC, to the home of a reclusive author in Lebanon, KA, to a bohemian colony in Austin, TX, to a wide open ranch in Sioux Falls, SD. But it’s a surprise last minute stop that put everything in focus for Corey, and she learns that finding herself is a journey, not a destination.

The Herald Angels Learn To Sing

Time: about 50 minutes 

Cast: 20+

 

It’s Christmas in Herald and there’s nothing this small town loves more than its annual Christmas pageant…except maybe for their baseball team, the Herald Angels.  So, when half the cast of the pageant comes down with laryngitis, it’s up to the beloved baseball players to save the day…if they can learn to sing, that is.  But with their own invitation to play in the big city Winter Classic on the line, will the Herald Angels step in and sing?  Or is the Christmas pageant doomed after all? This slice of small-town Americana will delight audiences of all ages and culminates in a beautiful reminder of what Christmas is all about.

O Night Divine

Time: about 20 minutes 

Cast: 13+

 

In easy to stage shadow pageant, one or more narrators describe the scene as your actors create the nativity story behind a backlit white screen or sheet. Using this unique storytelling format, actors of any age will only need one or two rehearsals to create a beautiful shadow retelling of what Christmas is all about—the birth of Jesus.

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A Trip To The Moon

Time: about 120 minutes (or can be cut to any length)

Cast: flexible cast of 45+, Optional Doubling

 

Set in the transformative summer of 1969, A TRIP TO THE MOON tells the story of people reaching for their dreams…dreams of love, dreams of equality, dreams of the stars. Told around time of the moon landing, this vignette style play is comprised of 16 scenes, each named after an iconic song from 1969–from a girl trying to convince her parent to let her go to Woodstock in “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, to a woman trying to get a job at NASA in “Bad Moon Rising,” to a soldier giving the new guy a reality check in “Fortunate Son” to a group of protestors showing a girl how to fight for what’s right in “Come Together”, to a party clown with her eyes on the horizon in “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window”, these scenes and more use humor and heart to teach us about who we once were, reflect on who we could be, and reminds us that to achieve the impossible, we must reach for the stars.

***Note that this script has been acqruired by Dramatic Publishing and will be available in their catalog in late 2022/early 2023.  For licensing requests, email me and I will put you in contact with a customer service representative who can assist you.

At The Table

Cast: 19

Running time:  30-45 minutes

This play is a collection of monologues and duets that depict the events of Holy Week from Palm Sunday to The Last Supper through the voices of the disciples and others who encountered Jesus that week. It is told as Jesus and his disciples gather in the upper room for the Passover feast.