Published Plays

Eldridge

THE LOSERS' CLUB

“The Losers' Club” is a group of outcast students at Clarksville High School in the small town of Clarksville, Texas. On homecoming evening, these students kidnap the Star football player, Joe Taylor, and homecoming queen nominee, Tawny Harris, who have both ridiculed and bullied members of the Club for years. Lead by Trenton, a 17 year old Goth, “The Losers' Club” puts Joe and Tawny on trial for “crimes committed against their fellow students.” Each member of the “jury” details how he/she has been harassed by Joe, Tawny, and their friends and how their lives have been affected by the abuse. What is revealed in the testimonies and the result of the trial is a surprise to all.”

From the Publisher: “An excellent play to serve as a catalyst for realistic discussions about bullying in schools across America.”

Eldridge Publishing
histage.com
Play #: 2348
Pages: 36 pgs
Cast: 8 m, 6 w doubling possible

TLC PLAY POSTER 2

Winner of over 15 Area and
State High School Theatre Awards

THE LOSERS' CLUB REVIEWS

"This play is a middle school Drama teacher's dream.  Let's start with the production requirements.  Couldn't be simpler or cheaper to produce.  We are talking one set here, and that set is comprised of junky pieces you would find in an abandoned classroom.  It is modern, so kids can wear their own clothes as costumes.  It is a one act, so the material is extremely manageable. Now let's get to the more important stuff.  The kids love it!  For the first time in my 15 years of teaching Drama, kids spontaneously erupted into applause at the conclusion of the first read.  The script really spoke to them. Our production was hugely successful.  Students, parents, and teachers were wowed by it.  The discussions it spurred were priceless.  I cannot recommend this piece highly enough.  Do it, you will not be sorry.”

TLC POSTER 1000

THE LOSERS’ CLUB 1st Six Pages

Publisher Status Pending

AFTERMATH

Aftermath is a dramatic one-act play about discovery, recovery, and ultimately healing after a school shooting. Two simultaneous therapy sessions - one with teachers and the other one composed of students, share their experiences on that fateful day that changed their lives forever. Accusations fly, secrets revealed, and facades broken as each participant finds their humanity while trying to make sense of such a horrific event .

48 pgs
Cast: 7m, 6w
Roles may be interchanged

AFTERMATH 20

AFTERMATH 1st Thirteen Pages

Eldridge

THE ELECTION

Eight diverse candidates who are running for student body president have two minutes to present their platform and to convince fellow Roosevelt High students to vote for them. From the narcissistic varsity cheerleader, to the disdainful brainiac, and from the star quarterback to the tongue-tied farm boy, every candidate is unique. Their speeches veer from the serious to the hilarious and, with several mimed action scenes, even reach the absurd! During the question-and-answer segment of the forum, however, one student asks the candidates to do something about those students who do not qualify for the free lunch program, many of whom are homeless as well. Learning that fellow students are suffering shocks the candidates so much they all decide to do something about it, uniting them in one cause. As they think of ways to help, they begin to truly listen to one another and realize that working together to end hunger and homelessness -- at least in their school -- is far more important than winning an election.

Eldridge Publishing
histage.com
Play #: 2538
Pages: 40 pgs
Cast: 6 m, 9 w, and ensemble of 10, doubling possible

THE ELECTION w: CAPTION

THE ELECTION 1st Thirteen Pages

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WHOSE HIGH SCHOOL IS IT ANYWAY?

Read the Play (minus the ending)

by: Jonathan Turner Smith

A Full-length Play with
Scenes & Monologues for Teens
by Jonathan Turner Smith
Flexible Cast 8-19
Minimum 4F/4M
Approximate Playing Time: 90 Min.

WHOSE LIFE COVER
WHSIIA COLLAGE

If you are looking for a great play for teens with the flexibility of adapting the cast size and material content to fit your specific needs, than this is among the best! Whose High School is it Anyway? explores themes from jealousy and insecurity to bullying and sex through a collection of humorous, satirical and serious scenes and monologues which may be cut and adapted to fit your school and your cast. Jonathan Turner Smith uses his extensive experience working with youth to craft relatable characters and situations that will challenge student actors and provide insights into the trials and tribulations of teens in a typical modern high school.

Heartland Plays
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