Drama

Drama Play Scripts

Find a great selection of drama play scripts in English for performance on stage. A dramatic play script has essential elements, including comedy, tragedy, portraying life or characters, telling a story usually involving conflicts and emotions through action and dialogue.

Here you will find drama plays, serious plays that make students and audiences think and reflect. You’ll find drama scripts for middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities and play scripts for community theatres, professional theatres and senior groups. You will find excellent play scripts for full length plays, short plays, one-act plays, plays for kids, children’s plays and edgy scripts for student theatre programs and theatre companies and actors looking for a challenge.

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  • the crying tree play about slavery book cover

    The Crying Tree

    by Peter Gunter
    • 110 Minutes
    • 4 Males/3Females/Max/Min 7

    AFrican-American theme, Colleges, Community, Diverse Cast

    The Crying Tree is a stunning, dramatic reminder that the politics of money and the politics of slavery in America are joined at the hip. In his new full length drama with great comic scenes, Peter Gunter reminds us that the roots of racial division ran as deep as kudzu and that our newly discovered “enlightenment” is planted in shallow ground.

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    $11.00$125.00
  • alice in wonderland play script cover

    Alice in Wonderland

    by Robyn Hilt
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 4 Male 5 Female Min 9/ Max 15+

    Children's Theatre, Comedy, Community, Doubling Possible, Large Cast

    A delightful, one-act play script adapted from the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Staying true to the original, this adaptation for the stage brings all the characters of the original Wonderland to life. Great for classrooms with a diverse student body, for children’s theater, competitions and for reader’s theater.

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    $8.99$125.00
  • Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, LGTBQ, gay romance, plays for college, university plays

    Tom and Huck–Breakin’ the Law

    by Gregory Fletcher
    • 110 Minutes
    • M 5-6/ F 2-3/Max 9/Min 7

    Colleges, Comedy, Competitions, Doubling Possible, Edgy Play, Friendship, High School, Teens

    A romantic comedy that envisions Tom and Huck as gay sixteen-year-olds, trapped in the 1850’s in St. Petersburg, Missouri. The adventures will be familiar, yet comically twisted, filled with teenage angst, and discovery of one’s own sexuality and identity. By the end, the boys find their place in this world from the power of extended family.

    The beloved characters in this send-up remain innocent and faithful to the loving spirit of Twain’s original novels. Written by the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting, Gregory Fletcher, presented by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

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    $9.95$125.00
  • A large trunk sits abandoned at a railway station

    The Trunk

    by L. Elizabeth Powers
    • 15 minutes
    • 2 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    Competitions, Fantasy, Simple Set, Small Cast

    A man is about to board a mysterious train when he is stopped because of the size of his luggage. What is in his trunk that he is so reluctant to part with? And where is the train going? In this 15-minute play, L. Elizabeth Powers bears witness to the fact that it’s never too late to take a different path.

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    $6.97$48.00
  • short plays for long lives play collection front cover

    Short Plays for Long Lives

    by Ed Friedman
    • 10 - 60 minutes

    Collection, Doubling Possible, Flexible Casting

    A collection of six 10-minute plays for seniors. With mostly senior cast members, these short comedies play well for senior groups and senior actors.  They may be produced as Readers Theater, or on stage individually or as a group. A downloadable PDF is available.

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    $7.95$40.00
  • angel band script cover

    Angel Band

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 110 Minutes
    • 14 Males, 5 Females, Max. 19+/Min 15

    Drama, Edgy Play, Large Cast, Lust, Prejudice, Tolerance

    Leaders of the snake-handling Signs Following Church in the hills of Appalachia are threatened by the snakes they handle to prove their Godliness and by the law enforcement and child welfare agencies of the surrounding community.  They live side-by-side with the Blue People, a society of outcasts whose skin is marked by a blue skin tone.  Into the mix comes Jay, a shy, possibly autistic, journalist intent on uncovering the secret world of these hidden cultures.

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    $7.99$110.00
  • play script n-word front cover

    N

    by Adrienne Pender
    • 100 minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female

    Diverse Cast, Drama

    Adrienne Earle Pender’s “N” dramatizes the struggle between playwright Eugene O’Neill and actor Charles Sidney Gilpin over the inclusion of the “N” word in O’Neill’s script in 1920, as they mount O’Neill’s first box office hit, The Emperor Jones. They fight from rehearsal to Broadway run and, eventually, to the London tour. To Eugene O’Neill, a word is just a word.  For Charles Gilpin, who becomes the first black man to be honored by the Drama League of New York, those six letters have the power to unravel everything that he has ever worked for. At stake for O’Neill? His artistic vision. For Gilpin? His entire career and family.

    Downloadable PDF available.  Diverse casting. Available in USA Script Format Only prior to publication. 

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    $11.00$125.00
  • refraction of light play script cover

    Refraction of Light

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 100 minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    Professional, Simple Set

    On the day World War II ends, another war begins.  Joe Taylor, an African-American veteran decides he wants to marry Nettie French, a childhood sweetheart, and buy the house belonging to Rose Beauchamp. Rose is a white teacher who has befriended both Nettie and Joe and encouraged their friendship and academic aspirations. Rose’s prejudice rears its head and her reluctance to sell her house to Joe sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to destroy all their futures. Harry Rosen, a Jewish immigrant from Nazi Germany, enters their lives and helps them find their way home.

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    $9.00$60.00
  • a touch of frost play script cover

    A Touch of Frost

    by Jan Quackenbush
    • 20 - 60 minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female Max/Min 3

    School Touring, Simple Set, Touring

    Three short comedies in one act.  Wilford, from New York, has just bought and moved to a new homestead in Vermont, but he realizes that his new neighbors may not be from this planet! Mila, her son Klig, and husband Kulerie Klee, live on a farm next to Wilford’s and their adjoining farms are separated only by a stone wall which is beginning to fall apart. What to do? Knock it down? Build it back? – and what are they walling in and walling out? Can be performed by high school, college, university students or groups.

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    $9.95$50.00
  • humans remain play script cover

    Humans Remain

    by Robin Rice
    • 110 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 5 Females; 1 African dancer (optional) (small roles are doubled).

    Doubling Possible, Staging Design Potential

    A hidden society fearful of the outside. A curious stranger accidentally pulled into their world. A romance that threatens their survival. Humans Remain is a celebration of love, familial responsibility, and honor. A full-length drama script for a play by Robin Rice, Humans Remain challenges our views on cultural bias, assimilation, values, and assumptions. A well-meaning “foreigner” attempts to rescue the White Cliff Kinfolk – a mixed-race society isolated from civilization in the hills of New Jersey for over 200 years. Love. Death. History. Magic. Nature. Belief. All of these are played out on the stage. All but one character are mixed race, mainly African-American. One character is specified as African-American. The others are as diverse as desired. Highly theatrical staging possible.

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    $9.95$80.00
  • Play Script front cover - Inside and Out

    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 by Jean Klein 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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    $5.00$20.00
  • PLays Poems and Pratfalls - Will Shakespeare an Introduction

    Plays, Poems and Pratfalls: Will Shakespeare, An Introduction

    by Evan Guilford-Blake
    • 45 Minutes
    • 1 or 2 Males, 1 or 2 Females

    A 45-minute introduction to various works of The Bard. Written to be performed by 2 or 4 actors within a single class period. ideal for ages 8 – 12. Includes excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, As You Like It, and one of the sonnets: number 18. Printable PDF available

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    $7.95$40.00
  • Monologues for Men - Voices from the Old Testament

    Monologues for Men: Voices from the Old Testament

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 10 - 60 minutes

    In these voices from the Old Testament, prolific Christian writer Gillette Elvgren brings to live both characters from the Bible, but also voices of contemporary men of faith, struggling or affirming their beliefs. Perfect not only for inclusion in religious services and programs, but also as audition pieces.

    For performance rights for individual monologues, please contact HaveScripts/Blue Moon Plays for information at [email protected].

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    $9.95$50.00
  • Group S.O.S. Play Collection - Front cover

    Group S.O.S.: Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 50 - 60 minutes

    In GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, the S.O.S stands for Survivors Of Sexual abuse.  In two separate 1-hour plays, male or female survivors both confront and comfort one another as they begin their processes of healing. Appropriate for a teen or adult audience, previous productions of these plays have led to audience members seeking help as they begin to recognize themselves among the characters.

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    $13.95
  • Front cover Shorts for All Seasons America Revisited - 6 Satirical short Plays

    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
  • I Am The Brother of Dragons Play Script Book cover

    I Am The Brother of Dragons

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 50 - 60 minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Max/Min Cast 5

    Collection, Simple Set, Touring

    collection of 50-minute plays for teens by Gillette Elvgren.  Teen suicide, drug abuse, school drop out, and peer pressure are among the teen challenges that form the substance of the dramas in these 50-minute plays. With simple sets, props, and masks, these teen plays provide a springboard for meaningful discussion.

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    $13.95

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