Playwriting Curriculum
& Script Library

Julie Jensen's Playwriting Curriculum (K-6)

Download Playwriting with Young People: The Essentials, a new K-6 playwriting curriculum from Utah’s most produced playwright Julie Jensen (based on her book Playwriting: Brief & Brilliant), illustrated by Andrew Livingston.

Lesson plans and video tutorials coming November 1, 2019.

Scripts (7-12)

The two In the Classroom 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 fee  |  Spokane FAVS (review)

Free Elementary School Tour Scripts & Study Guides (K-12)

The seven Free Elementary School plays below are downloadable as PDFs (with the exception of PETER AND THE WOLF) and include details on securing performance rights. They were created to be performed by two adult actors but may be performed by student actors. Those marked * may be performed by larger student casts.

Script & Study Guide: FLORA MEETS A BEE (K-3)
by Morag Shepherd
Profile on the play: Catalyst Magazine

Script & Study Guide: ZOMBIE THOUGHTS (4-6) * 
by Jenny Kokai & Oliver Kokai-Means
Profile on the play: Catalyst Magazine

Script & Study Guide: RIVER.SWAMP.CAVE.MOUNTAIN. (K-3) *
by Elaine Jarvik
Profile on the play: Catalyst Magazine

Script & Study Guide: THE EDIBLE COMPLEX (4-6) *
by Melissa Leilani Larson
Profile on the play: Catalyst Magazine

Script & Study Guide: RUFF! (K-3)
by Jenifer Nii
Profile on the play: Catalyst Magazine

Script & Study Guide: DIFFERENT=AMAZING (4-6) *
by Matthew Ivan Bennett
Profile on the play: The Salt Lake Tribune

PETER AND THE WOLF (K-3)
by Sergei Prokofiev
Study Guide  |  Sheet Music

Scripts (K-6)

The five 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)

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