Short Plays for Youth Groups

The Bully Game

Bully Game, The

Bullying hurts.

It's a brand-new reality show at your school: Three bullies compete to see who can do the best job of abusing their victim...

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| 15-20 minutes | 2 males, 3 females, 1 either gender


Clean-Up Cantata

Clean-Up Cantata

Teamwork is always a good idea. Even when it comes to toilet papering.

Mr. Wilson, a high school band teacher, tries to determine the students responsible for toilet papering his house...

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| 7 minutes | 2 males, 2 females, extras


Coming Home

Coming Home

If Mom and Dad drink, why shouldn't their teenage son?

Chris comes home after curfew with alcohol on his breath. Stacy, his mother, is furious...

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| 6 minutes | 1 male, 1 female


The Dance

Dance, The

Heather spent her whole life dancing...until a car accident took it all away.

Heather, a skilled ballerina since she was a little girl, recently suffered a horrible accident that left her confined to a wheelchair...

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| 9 minutes | 1 male, 2 females


Easter Readings

Easter Readings

A collection of dramatic readings for Holy Week.

Six selections on topics including the Last Supper, the Cross, and the Resurrection.

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| 3-8 minutes per reading | 1-5 storytellers, either gender


Eulogy

Eulogy

Tasha died as a teenager, but her legacy will live forever.

Roger remembers his girlfriend Tasha at her funeral...

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| 5 minutes | 1 male


Free Cookies

Free Cookies

Almost anybody will get saved if you offer them free cookies.

Matt and George, two misguided young evangelists, try to persuade Toby to "accept Jesus into his heart"...

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| 6 minutes | 3 males


Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

A death in the family and a looming graduation cause a teen to reflect on her own mortality.

Mandy, a high school junior who should be studying for the SAT with her friends, only wants to play "Hide and Seek"...

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| 10 minutes | 1 male, 2 females


How to Impress Women

How to Impress Women

You can't bribe God...but that isn't going to stop George from trying!

George has a crush on his friend Holly, so he wants to impress her...

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| 8 minutes | 1 male, 2 females


Inconspicuous

Inconspicuous

How would you respond if God called you to be a missionary?

It's Missions Conference time, and that means He's looking! Ryan is terrified that God will call him to serve overseas...

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| 5 minutes | 2 males


Jerry's Kids

Jerry’s Kids

Greg doesn't usually make fun of kids who are "different." But for Jerry, he'll make an exception.

Jerry, a mentally handicapped high school student, is taking silly pictures of Greg, who is trying to befriend him...

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| 5 minutes | 2 males, 1 female


May Bear

May Bear

The scars of sexual abuse can last a lifetime.

Lyla, a teenage girl, relates the story of how she was molested at age six.

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| 4 minutes | 1 female


Past Tense

Past Tense

Sex always transforms teen relationships--and not for the better.

A teenage guy meets his girlfriend “the morning after” they have slept together for the first time...

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| 8 minutes | 1 male, 1 female


SafeSex Man

SafeSex Man

An over-the-top comedy about why sex is worth waiting for.

Rob, a high school student and certified “Horny Little Devil,” tries to talk his girlfriend Amy into a “date” that has huge potential for trouble...

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| 6 minutes | 2 males, 1 female


Senior Trip

Senior Trip

Confession may be good for the soul, but it doesn't erase the consequences.

Scott Anderson, who had a reputation as a troublemaker in high school, returns to his old principal’s office after graduation...

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| 8 minutes | 3 males


Since I Got Saved

Since I Got Saved

Isn't life supposed to be perfect after you accept Jesus as savior?

Five teenagers have become disillusioned with God for a variety of reasons...

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| 5 minutes | 2 males, 3 females


The Steeple's Court

Steeple’s Court, The

Is there enough evidence to convict you of being a Christian?

John Q. Public, age 16, stands accused of being one of those "born-again weirdos" in this courtroom spoof...

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| 15 minutes | 4 males, 3 females, 2 either gender


Testimony

Testimony

Believing in God is hard sometimes. When he doesn't answer your greatest prayer, for instance.

Andrew, a college freshman who’s drifted away from the Church, visits his old pastor to explain his reasons for not following Christianity anymore...

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| 6 minutes | 1 male


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