Are you ready for summer camp – and all of the ups and downs that go along with it? Then you’re ready for the awesome character play, Finishing Sentences, by Scott Giessler – an issue-based dramedy that your students won’t want to miss.

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One Act

One-Act Plays

The Absolutely Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About Cat Hair

by Bradley Walton

Cat hair is taking over the world in this hilarious huge cast one act.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender, Plus ensemble of 8-100
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Alice

adapted by Lindsay Price from Lewis Carroll

An adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic book. Practical solutions to all special effects. A magical trip to Wonderland!

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 8 Any Gender, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

Almost History: that whole space time continuum thing

by Treanor Baring

A Reporter and a Sidekick livestream from great moments in American history.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender, Expandable to 37
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Among Friends and Clutter

by Lindsay Price

This character-driven piece explores the most important relationships in life: friends, family, and love.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 43 pages

...and a Groundhog in a Pear Tree

book & lyrics by Lindsay Pricemusic by Kristin Gauthier

The Twelve Days of Christmas go on strike. Will the holidays be the same? A one act romp with music.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W + 12 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 60 pages

Anne-Arky

by Lindsay Price

A production prepares for opening night. Everything starts out normally, until a rumour spreads that there is an agent in the audience. Anarchy ensues!

  • About 45 minutes
  • 5 M + 5 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

Anonymous

by Allison Green

Anonymous is a story of every teenager: trying to fit in, trying to belong, trying to fall in love. It's hard to be an individual when you're trying to survive.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 15 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 32 pages

La Ansiedad es Naranja

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of the vignette play Anxiety is Orange.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 7 W + 12 Any Gender, Doubling possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 pages

Anxiety is Orange

by Lindsay Price

Join the characters in this vignette play as they navigate the world, each other, and the greens, greys, blues, reds, pinks, yellows, and oranges around them.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 7 W + 12 Any Gender, Doubling possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

Apostrophe's

by Bradley Hayward

A silly comedy about how the misuse of apostrophes are ruining the lives of students. Flexible casting, audience participation, and fun staging.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

Arctic Adventure Theatre: The Case of the Crazed Crashers

by Matthew Webster

A big fun online-friendly show in the style of a radio serial.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 13 Any Gender
  • Radio Play
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Ariadne's Thread, The Adventures of Theseus and the Minotaur

by Judith White

Theseus is a young man on an adventure. As he makes his way to Athens to meet his father he must fight bandits, carnivorous pigs, and travel the underworld.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 9 Any Gender, Plus Chorus
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

The Art of Rejection: Two One Act Plays

by Christian Kiley

R is the only letter in a sea of numbers. Potential sits in a chair. These two one acts - Art of Rejection and Chaired can be performed separately or together.

  • 1 M + 1 W + 27 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 pages
This collection contains The Art of Rejection and Chaired

As You Like It

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's love filled comedy.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 9 M + 4 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

Baalzebub

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

  • About 80 minutes
  • 1 M + 11 W, Easily expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 71 pages

Baalzebub - One Act Version

by Rachel Atkins

Will they establish civility or fall apart?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 11 W, Easily expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

Backspace

by Lindsay Price

In this world writing is a struggle, a battle, a war. Backspace explores personification and characterization like no other play.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 6 W + 15 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 pages

The Baloney, the Pickle, the Zombies, and Other Things I Hide From My Mother

by Bradley Walton

Trevor is in the basement experimenting. He wants to build an army of zombies... by bringing baloney to life. Will his plan work before the expiry date?

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 W + 7 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 34 pages

Beauty and the Bee

by Lindsay Price

Catherine is a beauty queen. Cosette is a homeschooled spelling bee champion. Two sisters could not be farther apart. When their worlds collide, sparks fly.

  • About 38 minutes
  • 2 M + 6 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

Being Bianca: The Semi-Complete Guide

by Alan Haehnel

Bianca wants to help everyone be the best they can be. Well, she wants everyone to be just like her. Because what's better than being Bianca? Huge cast comedy.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 10 W + 38 Any Gender, Doubling and Tripling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

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