This is a simple assignment used at the end of the semester for a composition class, and it was the only creative writing opportunity for many students. The download gives a simple format to follow in order to create a one act play.
I did not have my students act the plays out, but many of the teachers at my school who also used this shared assignment did make that part of the final. It works really well if speaking or performance is part of what you want to require for a class.
This might be a very effective tool for a World Language or ESL class, as well. Have them dress up and video tape it to use as evidence you're doing some rigorous activities.
Download includes a sample play.
If you want to read a great high school / college / Broadway musical play, download
Philadelphia Store: The Musical