Members of the New Play Exchange can download the play for free.

The Radio Version of the play is published in Gather by the Ghost Light - Year Three.
Gather by the Ghost Light - Year Three

The play will be published in The Best 10-Minute Plays 2024, coming soon from Smith & Kraus!
Smith & Kraus - Best 10-Minute Plays 2024

New Kid Next Door
A ten minute horror play for 3 teens.
When the creepy new kid comes over for July 4th, two siblings clash over whether to play nice... or run screaming.

Time: July 4th, the present.
Setting: A front yard.

Characters: (3, any gender.)
SIMONE (or SIMON) - Younger sibling
KEVIN (or KERRI) - Older sibling
RAZIELLE (or RAZIEL) - The new kid from next door.

World premiere at
Anchorage East High School
October, 2019

About New Kid Next Door

Horror, 10 min, 3 teens

New Kid Next Door
New Kid Next Door premiered at the Anchorage East High School
Anchorage, Alaska, October 2019. Directed by Jill Bess Neimeyer.

In the play, Simone and Kevin are stuck with the awkward - and increasingly unsettling - new neighbor kid Razielle. As they talk about the Fourth and plans for the day, the two siblings gradually come to realize that this kid is more than just creepy, they may not even be human - with disastrous consequences neither of them could foresee.


Why this play?

New Kid Next Door was originally written for a collection of high school horror plays that YouthPLAYS was putting together, along with Ashes. Ashes is published by YouthPLAYS, but I was still trying to get the tone of this one right when the deadline screamed past me and vanished into the distance with a mournful wail. It was in rewrites for the first production that I think I finally got it to work.


New Kid Next Door is now online as a radio play by Gather by the Ghostlight Podcast, hosted by Jonathan Cook, performed by Luke Romagnoli, Kelsie Johnson, and Sophie Cook. The radio script is included in their new collection!

Gather by the Ghostlight Podcast Gather by the Ghost Light - Year Three

US Premiere at the East Anchorage High School.

New Kid Next Door had its US premiere, alongside Ashes, as part of East Anchorage High School's Terrifying Tales halloween show in October of 2019.

East High Drama

Sample Dialogue...

New Kid Next Door Dialogue

New Play Exchange Reviews

New Kid Next Door Reviews

This one is available for production from the playwright. Contact me.