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All plays available: contact BriandanielOglesby@gmail.com
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The Clown Chorus of the Carnival del Dolcevita Proudly Presents the Sad Tale of the Turbinado Triplets
2 hours w/ breaks
9-19 (12 ideal)MS and olderDrama, LGBTQ+, carnivalesque
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/1947844/dolcevita-or-clown-chorus-carnival-del-dolcevita-proudly-presents-sad-tale-turbinado
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/dolcevita-or-the-clown-chorus-of-the-carnival-del-dolcevita-proudly-presents-the-sad-tale-of-the-turbinado-triplets/
Needs strong actors. Triplets live such different lives it's like they are from different eras.
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Forever Christmastown90-100 mins10+ (13+ ideal)HS and olderComedy
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/1688753/forever-christmastown
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/forever-christmastown/
Broad comedy in a poorly run holiday-inspired theme park. Bes produced in May
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On the Other Side of the Mirror60-95 mins**10-21+MS and HSComedy, fantasy, immersive
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/1461121/other-side-mirror-play-teenya-actors
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/on-the-other-side-of-the-mirror/
Two stories told simultaneously in the style of 80s fantasy
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[a different] Romeo & Juliet60 mins8-20+MSLGBTQ+, comedy/drama
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/153161/different-romeo-juliet
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/a-different-romeo-juliet/
Gay reimagination of the classic tale, for middle schoolers
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The Untitled Pirate Play75 mins10-20+MS and olderPirate melodrama, fantasy adventure, slapstick
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/149069/untitled-pirate-play-sea-shanty
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/the-untitled-pirate-play/
Campy Tempest/Treasure Island with surprising ending
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And Then, She Picks Up the Sword90 mins*
12-20 (5W, 3M,4+any)
MS, HS, and older
Fantasy, comedy, adventure, pastoral
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/209591/and-then-she-picks-sword-theatre-teens-version
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/and-then-she-picks-up-the-sword/
Strong female roles, a different take on the Shakespeare comedies
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Space Carl or How to Get Lost on Planet Venus85 mins9-20 (any)MS and olderComedy, sci-fi meets fantasy, adventure
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/405874/space-carl-or-how-get-lost-planet-venus
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/space-carl-or-how-to-get-lost-on-planet-venus/
Alien abduction in the time of swords and knights
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Begin Anywhere, Little One; Spin the Lonely World, and Where You Land is Where You Start
10-75 mins**9-25+MS and older
Short connected pieces with magical transformation
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/1065154/virtual-performance-edition-begin-anywhere-little-one-spin-lonely-world-and-where-you
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/begin-anywhere-little-one-spin-the-lonely-world-and-where-you-land-is-where-you-start/
Plays of transformation and love connected through a ring passed from character to character
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Deleted Scenes from Fairy TalesFlexible**AnyMSComedy, short satires, fairy tales
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/153157/deleted-scenes-fairy-tales
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/deleted-scenes-from-fairy-tales/
Contemporary takes on old tales
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More Deleted Scenes from Fairy TalesFlexible**AnyMSComedy, short satires, fairy tales
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/294119/more-deleted-scenes-fairy-tales
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/more-deleted-scenes-from-fairy-tales/
Contemporary takes on old tales
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The Apocalypse Project99 mins9-23+HS and YADrama, post-apocalyptic, realism
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/804531/apocalypse-project
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/the-apocalypse-project/
A tale of survival after all the adults on the planet disappear
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Icarus Livingstone Falls Into the Sea 100 mins12+HS and YADrama, theatrical
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/349387/icarus-livingstone-falls-sea
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/icarus-livingstone-falls-into-the-sea/
Reimagination of the Icarus/Theseus/Minotaur as a coming-of-age story
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Basement Demons and Trailer Saints100 mins6 (3F, 2M, 1NB)HS and YADrama, realism, some magical elements
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/215959/basement-demons-and-trailer-saints
https://briandanieloglesby.com/theatre/basement-demons-and-trailer-saints/
Catfishing on another level when he turns out to be a demon
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The Twelve Huntsmen90-150 mins**17-80 (13+F,4+M)HS and olderComedy, fairy tales, LGBTQ, high energy
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/153173/twelve-huntsmen
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/the-twelve-huntsmen/
Insanely flexible, majority female, nontraditional storytelling
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The Secret Lives of Gamers and Dead Astronauts90 mins
5-6 (1 cisM, 1 cisF, 1 transM, 2 any)
HS and olderDrama, realism, LGBTQ, some sci-fi elements
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/1217692/secret-lives-gamers-and-dead-astronauts
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/the-secret-lives-of-gamers-and-dead-astronauts/
About connecting and disconnecting over great distances.
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Nameless in the Desert80 mins*5-50
MS, HS, and older
Adventure comedy with dramatic elements, camp theatrical
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/153160/nameless-desert
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/nameless-in-the-desert/
High energy, hero's journey of a sort
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Very Best Coffee80 mins10+ (4+F, 6+M)HSQuirky comedy, satire
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/153162/very-best-coffee
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/very-best-coffee/
Quirky comedy about what happens when a stranger meets a traditional town
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The Jungle Book 80 mins*13+
MS, HS, and older
Comedy, adaptation
https://www.stagerights.com/blog/play-of-the-week-jungle-book/
A modern, environmentalist take on an old story
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Two Truths and Lies110 mins9 (5F, 3M, 1 any) HSDrama, realism
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/153163/two-truths-and-lies
https://briandanieloglesby.com/plays-for-teens/two-truths-and-lies/
At a summer camp. Great play for scene work / character work
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NOTES: I specialize in campy comedies that become dramatic and hear-driven. In almost every play, there's something you haven't seen in theatre-for-teens
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*shorter version already available
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**varies depending on how produced
MS = Middle School
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"and older" = appropriate for HS, college, AND community or nonprofit theatre
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YA = young adult (college age)
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