Thanksgiving Readers Theater

These two plays are inside "Six Holiday Plays," which is also on the "Plays and Fiction" page.

About the Book

Two Thanksgiving plays appropriate for grades 3rd through 6th.  


“Squanto and Friends.” 8 actors, six to ten minutes. It’s the Thanksgiving season, the early 1600’s. The native Americans and the Pilgrims are all hunting game to prepare for the big upcoming feast. But two of the natives have walked away and gotten lost from the other natives. The Pilgrims come across the natives and try to help them get back to their friends.


“Poxy Helps the Pilgrims.” 6 actors, six to ten minutes. Miles and Bradley, two Pilgrims, are in the middle of a disagreement, and Poxy, a local native American, attempts to help them out. Can she do it?


These short plays are simply meant to depict and celebrate the relationship between the Pilgrims and native American Wampanoag tribe, leading up to the harvest feast that the two groups shared. It is not a depiction of the entire native American experience across the United States.

About the Author
John Glass

John Glass is a playwright and a short story writer. In 2013 he co-founded Student Plays, which has scripts for 5th grade through college. John has self-produced three full-length plays, and has had one-acts produced in Michigan, New York, Texas, Alabama and California. John has also published short stories in six different literary journals, and has published three collections of fiction, Pumpkins and Paint, Hardball, Hi-Hats, and Haunts, and Bigfoot Stole Evel’s Bike. You may contact him at [email protected].

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