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  • Shorts for All Seasons: America Revisited

    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 Male 1 Female Max 6 Min 2

    Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    A collection of six 10-minute satires – plays written by the renowned Virginia Playwrights Forum, lampoons the American political and social landscape. From taxes and lotteries, to classroom education and TV talk show hosts, the foibles of present-day America are revealed.

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    $13.95
  • Drake Disappears

    by Matthew S. Hinton
    • 10 minutes
    • 2F2M

    Simple Set

    Playroom is a series of comedies created by the author as a way to explore the short play and “one act” format, one setting (and one evening) at a time.
    An otherwise ordinary family, the characters of Hinton’s Playroom are thrust into extraordinary, supernatural, and preternatural circumstances. Each work in the series is set in a different room of their house, and serves as an exploration into the very rooms and spaces that we all inhabit: the kitchen, the bathroom, the attic, the bedroom, the garage, the back yard, the dining room, and finally, the living room. Along the way, the settings themselves complicate matters in strange and inexplicable ways – the fridge turns out to be a time machine, ghosts and zombies inhabit the attic and garage, demons and misguided hippies and a clairvoyant become interlopers.
    As they discover the ups and downs of their home, the family must also confront themselves and each other. Like most families, they learn each other’s secrets and fears, habits and pet-peeves, problems and joys. Sometimes their encounters are as fragmented and twisted as the room they are in, and sometimes they manage to put pieces of their lives back together. More often, they take the time to offer each other hope and love in the face of uncertain circumstances.
    At its heart, Playroom is a series about exploring the hidden value of everyday spaces, as well as connecting (and reconnecting) with loved ones. Playroom is a theatrical experiment that examines the relationships of the nuclear family against the backdrops of a seemingly normal home.

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    $8.00$35.00
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    A Dark Day for Hinkley, J.

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 2F1M

    Simple Set

    John Hinkley Jr. (attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan) must use his newly-learned coping skills to deal with the news that the “love of his life”, Jodie Foster, is not “playing on the same team” that he’d always assumed she was.

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    $8.00$35.00
  • moments of madness 10 minute play collection

    Moments of Madness

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 2-9 VARIABLE

    Auditions, Classroom Use, Farce, Mental Health Issues, Seniors, Bare Stage, Collection, Colleges, Comedy, Community, Competitions, Doubling Roles

    A short play collection by Jack J. Berry consists mainly of short comedies. Berry loves to stand the world on its head. A comedy about attempted assassin John J. Hinkley? Travel from Old Testament to WWII in a matter of minutes? These short plays can be produced as an evening of theater or individually as introductions to meetings and events. 

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    $11.27$65.29
  • MONOLOGUE

    This’ll Only Take a Second

    by Zach Davis
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 1 F

    Classroom Use, Competitions, Depression, Simple Set

    As Miranda prepares to go to sleep, she recounts the events of her day—and her life—through a series of imagined and surreal interactions with her parents and psychiatrist.

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    $7.97$40.00
  • The Hidden Stream

    by Stephanie Sugioka
    • 15 - 90 Minutes
    • 1 F

    Monologue, Poetic Drama, Reader's Theater

    A Poetry Collection For Spoken Word Theater. A moving, insightful autobiography combining poetry and reflection reveals the emerging life and art of a poet. Can be used selectively to construct short one-act plays. The poems are superb for spoken word theater, solo acting scripts, one-person shows, monologue plays scripts. See the script extract.

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    $11.00$60.00
  • Monsters

    by Chris Bullard
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1-6M; 1F; Min 1, Max 7

    Auditions, Monologue, Poetic Drama, Variable Length, Bare Stage, Collection, Highly Theatrrical, Reader's Theater

    Seven contemporary monologues that take the audience into a roller coaster ride of the psyche from predators to bizarre takes on the afterlife. Featuring an electric chair experiment, missing body parts and a weird scientific experiment to name a few. Great solo performance ideas.

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    $10.80$79.98
  • Dreams of Glass

    by Margaret McSeveney
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 F

    Monologue, Colleges, Community, Competitions, Teens

    A one-woman short play with comedic and dramatic elements. Daisi Dickie, a young woman with dreams of becoming a clairvoyant and a changer of lives discovers her power to influence her own life.

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    $9.97$60.00
  • The Yellow Brick Road Trip

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 1M / 3F 4 Max/Min

    Fable, Fairy Tale, Farce, Community

    A very different Dorothy lands in Oz to find some romantic interest from one of the Munchkins and a conflict over language and meaning from the Good Witch.

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    $6.97$30.00
  • Numbers Have Feelings

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 1M/4M or F

    Fable, Farce, Young Audience, Fantasy, Middle School

    What if numbers could feel? Does a number feel diminished when it is subtracted? Originally written for a math-tutoring business open house, this short script is perfect as a classroom or meeting diversion.

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    $6.97$39.79
  • The Don

    by William Heyen
    • 1 - 60 min
    • 1 - 50 M or F

    Fable, Farce, Bare Stage, Collection, Community, Doubling Possible

    41 Plays-On-A-Page convey slices of sometimes fantastical life. Sometimes biting social commentary, sometimes whimsical asides. These short dramas and comedies leave the audience guessing about their own lives and the world around them. William Heyen, National Book Award Finalist and major American poet, has turned his pen to the stage, with stellar results.

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    $11.95$89.87
  • Ten After Ten: Ten 10-Minute Comedies

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 2 M/F - 20+ M/ F Doubling possible

    Classroom Use, Farce, Seniors, Collection, Comedy

    In Ten After Ten, Jack J. Berry uses unique settings to highlight current problems and issues. These short comedies can be performed as a single evening or used separately as part of a larger presentation to underscore a point. Excellent for classroom, church, or senior facility.

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    $9.97$69.95
  • Silver Beach Road

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 7 M or F

    Spoken Word Theatre, High School, Reader's Theater, Theatrical Staging Possible, Touring

    This collection of over 50 poems has all of Robert P. Arthur’s skill and lovely, rhythmical language, but also a sense of loss of both life and love, the former viewed with both curiosity and indifference, the latter producing some of the author’s most moving love poems. The sea is. however, ever-present, just like in his other works.

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    $14.97
  • Inside and Out

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female. 1 M or F. Max 3, Min 3

    Competitions, Fantasy, Simple Set

    This 10-minute poetic play dramatizes a mother’s attempt to reach inside the autistic mind of her young son. Characters include Jonah, the boy, his mother, Jonah’s mind. The play is a great change of pace in an evening of short plays and as an introduction to discussion groups and classes in social work and mental health settings.

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    $7.99$30.00
  • A Slippery Slope

    by P. A. Wray
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 Male, 2 Females, Max/Min cast 3

    Simple Set

    A middle-school teacher is in a war zone between two students when both their reports turn out to be about the Layson Albatross. Does she side with Davy whose report says that Layson couples raising their chicks are sometimes both female? Or does she come to Beth’s defense when Beth wants to silence Davy’s report as “fake news.”

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    $6.95$30.00
  • Shakespeare-On-The-Go: 4 Touring Plays For Young Audiences

    by Gillette Elvgren

    Collection, Touring

    4 skilfully adapted plays for young audiences: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, A Midnight Summer’s Dream, and Macbeth. Plays are each around 45 to 50 minutes, are fast-paced, engaging, and make the language more accessible to young audiences, while including both Shakespeare’s original language and theatrical devices. As exciting participatory theater they appeal to elementary school students. With the participatory elements removed, each play’s frame story is producible as a play for teens or for teen drama groups to perform for a younger audience.

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    $13.95$60.00

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