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One-Act Plays

Distance Learning

by Christian Kiley

A play about trying to survive and thrive in a virtual classroom.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The Dread Pirate Sadie

by Steven Stack

Sadie wishes to leave her life on the high seas to pursue her true passion: theatre.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 1 M + 10 F + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 61 pages

Drop Dead, Juliet!

by Allison Williams

Juliet has had enough! No more poison, stabbing, or dying. Romeo and Juliet will never be the same - or will it? Not everyone's so keen on the changes.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 13 F + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Drum Taps

adapted by Lindsay Price from Walt Whitman

A theatrical adaptation of a selection of Walt Whitman's civil war poems. See the words, the war, the blood come to life.

  • About 35 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 66 pages

Emotional Baggage

by Lindsay Price

Seven strangers meet in a train station. Instead of luggage, they all carry their "emotional baggage." The most unique play we sell - it has no dialogue.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 4 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

Epic Adventures in a Rinky-Dink Art Museum

by Ken Preuss

A character driven comedy about art, romance, and mystery. This rinky-dink art museum holds more interest than what first meets the eye.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 5 M + 7 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 40 pages

Everyman

translated by Lindsay Price from Everyman by Anonymous

A modern translation of the original text

  • About 30 minutes
  • 17 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 24 pages

The Exile and the Onion Girl

adapted by Lindsay Price from Aeschylus' The Libation Bearers

A vividly modern adaptation of Aeschylus' play The Libation Bearers.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 F, Plus Domestics (chorus)
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

The Factory

by Lindsay Price

Robots will always do their jobs better than real people. And rules are what make the Factory productive.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Failure and Fortitude: The Female Edison

by Lindsay Price

Failure and fortitude are the touchstones for every inventor, but even more so for 19th century female inventors.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 F + 12 Any Gender, plus 3 groups (3/4/4)
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Fidget

by Bradley Hayward

Kids are constantly being told to hold still. But that’s impossible when all they want to do is move forward at warp speed.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 6 Any Gender, Expandable to 28
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

Finishing Sentences

by Scott Giessler

A play that forces us to consider the human side of the people we often dismiss.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 F + 8 Any Gender, Easily expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 44 pages

The First Herald Angel

by John Donald O'Shea

On the first Christmas Eve, a shepherd meets an angel who states something miraculous is about to occur. The shepherd's wife has her doubts.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 F + 2 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 15 pages

Flaky Lips

by Lindsay Price

Two girls live in two communities that have been separated by a wall for a hundred years.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 30 pages

Floating on a Don't Care Cloud

by Lindsay Price

An emotional tug of war between a sister and brother and what really happens in the world of teenage marijuana use. A vivid personification of drugs.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 F + 7 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 42 pages

Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo

by Treanor Baring

A mix-up in the chemistry club creates a horrendous goo that takes over John Dalton School.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 F + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo: Competition Version

by Treanor Baring

A 35 minute cutting of the original suitable for competition.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 F + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Franz Kafka Cancels His Cell Phone Plan

by Kirk Shimano

A modern absurdist play that puts elements from three of Franz Kafka’s works into the context of the everyday absurdities of our 21st century lives.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 17 pages

Free - Version 1

by Lindsay Price

A free picnic forces a struggling town to reconcile their belief systems with their greed.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 6 M + 10 F + 3 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

Free - Version 2

by Lindsay Price

A free picnic forces a struggling town to reconcile their belief systems with their greed. More parts for girls in Version 2.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 12 F + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

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