Playwriting Curriculum
& Script Library

Julie Jensen's Playwriting Curriculum + Videos (K-6)


Playwriting with Young People is our free K-6 playwriting curriculum from Utah’s most produced playwright Julie Jensen, illustrated by Andrew Livingston.

  • 16-page curriculum, downloadable (English and Spanish)
  • audio recordings of the curriculum for students to use at home (English and Spanish)
  • videos and downloadable pacing guides (English), worksheets (English and Spanish) and lesson plans (English) for teachers to use in the classroom
  • videos and downloadable worksheets for students to use at home (English and Spanish)
Free Elementary School Tour Scripts & Study Guides (K-6)

PRESENTING: SUPER CAT & REPTILE ROBOT by Rachel Bublitz (excerpt, 2-4)  |  Catalyst Magazine

FLORA MEETS A BEE by Morag Shepherd (K-3)  |  Catalyst Magazine

ZOMBIE THOUGHTS by Jenny Kokai & Oliver Kokai-Means (4-6)  |  Catalyst Magazine

RIVER.SWAMP.CAVE.MOUNTAIN. by Elaine Jarvik (K-3)  |  Catalyst Magazine

THE EDIBLE COMPLEX by Melissa Leilani Larson (4-6)  |  Catalyst Magazine

RUFF! by Jenifer Nii (K-3)  |  Catalyst Magazine

DIFFERENT=AMAZING by Matthew Ivan Bennett (4-6)  |  The Salt Lake Tribune

 

Additional Scripts (K-6)

The six additional (very) short plays below are downloadable as PDFs and available royalty free. They were created to be performed by student actors; those marked * require a teacher to narrate.

Script: THE TEN MILE DAY by the 2018/19 students in Kelsey Hokanson’s 4th grade class, Oakridge Elementary with guidance from Melissa Leilani Larson & Brandan Ngo (4) 

Script: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER * by Sharah Meservy (K)

Script: I DREAM OF A FAMILY * by Victoria Petro-Eschler (1)

Script: TREES ARE IMPORTANT * by Victoria Petro-Eschler (2)

Script: CINDERELLA by Sharah Meservy (3-6)

Script: THE NORSE LEGEND OF THE MISTLETOE by Sharah Meservy (5)

Script: THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Tyson Baker & Latoya Cameron of Pop-Up Puppet Theater (K-6), commissioned by Utah Division of Arts & Museums, available royalty free with permission: click here to email the playwrights

Additional Scripts (7-12)

The two In the Classroom plays and two Play at Home plays below are downloadable as PDFs and include details on securing performance rights. They were created to be performed by larger casts of either student or adult actors.

Script: THE POST OFFICE by Melissa Leilani Larson (9-12+), perfect for high school one-act competition!  |  Catalyst Magazine

Script & Study Guide: CARAVAN: A HAPPY JOURNEY THROUGH WISDOM TALES OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY & ISLAM by Carol Lynn Pearson (7-12+), available royalty free with permission: click here to email the playwright  |  Spokane FAVS (review)

Script: SHINE A LIGHT by Tito Livas (7-12+), commissioned as part of the Play at Home initiative, available royalty free with permission: click here to email the playwright

Script: STRANDED by Brandan Ngo (7-12+), commissioned as part of the Play at Home initiative, available royalty free with permission: click here to email the playwright

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