In 1979, Freelance Players, Inc. began publishing its original musical theater productions under the Freelance Press to ensure our repertoire of original productions were available to music and theater educators who are seeking age-appropriate material for their students.

Our plays and scores are developed by a national network of arts programs and children’s theaters. Playwrights and composers, working directly with young actors and singers, have created shows to match the voices, interests and sensibilities of young people, ages eight to eighteen.

All Freelance Press plays have been tested in successful productions with children of many ages. They can accommodate large casts, allowing an entire class or theater company to participate, as well as flexible casting of male/female, according to the director’s needs.

Whether adaptations of classics or original works that address contemporary themes, Freelance Press plays have excited and entertained audiences young and old with wit and sophistication. Treat your actors and audiences to an original play from Freelance Press!

Royalty fees are listed with the plays in the catalogs below. Click the buttons below to view the catalogs and further details on purchasing scripts.


  • Cyrano
  • Lord Scarecrow
  • Mything Links
  • Pied Piper
  • Rip’s New Wrinkle
  • King Arthur’s Knights & Days
  • The Adventures of the Redcrosse Knight in the Land of the Faerie Queene
  • To Find a Rose
  • Young Country


  • Buzz On
  • Chanticleer
  • Clam’s Casino
  • Don’t Touch That Dial
  • Family Court
  • Family Tree
  • Food for Thought
  • Jigsaw
  • Left Out
  • Monopoly
  • Mystery at the Hopeless Hotel
  • Power Play
  • The Cookie Crumbl’d
  • The Dreammakers
  • The Writing on the Wall
  • Tortoise vs. Hare
  • Tumbleweed
  • WCRT


Compiled by Priscilla B. Dewey, the former director of the Charles River Creative Arts Program, this handbook is a step-by-step guide to the operation of a program that the National Endowment for the Arts designated a model arts education project.

The Multi-Arts Handbook details every aspect of the program and contains samples of successful budgets, course descriptions, administrative forms, press releases, grant proposals, and salary schedules. It has been used in national seminars for arts educators and administrators and is a comprehensive tool for any arts education program.


  • Cost: $50.00 per handbook
  • Ordering: Call 617-524-7045, during office hours (M-F/8:00a-4:00p, EST)and/or leave a voicemail for a return call
  • Inquiries: You may email inquiries to:
  • Shipping: Shipping costs will reflect current rates and be determined at the time of the order

Our summer program has taken off – we’re turning them away this year. The handbook has been an important resource for us. It helped enormously with establishing our Creative Arts program.

Sara Stevenson, Director of Country Day Creative Arts Program at the Metairie Park Country Day School, Metaririe, LA