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, 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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- 110 Minutes
- 2 Males, 5 Females; 1 African dancer (optional) (small roles are doubled).
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.
Inside and Out
- 10 minutes
- 1 Male, 1 Female. 1 M or F. Max 3, Min 3
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. This 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.Read More
Plays, Poems and Pratfalls: Will Shakespeare, An Introduction
- 45 Minutes
- 1 or 2 Males, 1 or 2 Females
Plays, Poems, and Pratfalls: Will Shakespeare, an Introduction, by Evan Guilford-Blake is 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. Printable PDF availableRead More
Monologues for Men: Voices from the Old Testament
- 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@example.com.Read More
Group S.O.S.: Survivors Of Sexual Abuse
- 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.Read More
Shorts for All Seasons: America Revisited
Shorts for All Seasons: America Revisited – a collection of six 10-minute plays written by the Virginia Playwrights Forum, skewers the American political and social landscape. From taxes and lotteries, to classrooms and talk show hosts, the foibles of present-day America are revealed.Read More
Shakespeare-On-The-Go: 4 Touring Plays For Young Audiences
These 4 adapatations of Shakespeare plays are skilfully adapted for young audiences and include: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, A Midnight Summer’s Dream, and Macbeth. Plays are each approximately 45 to 50 minutes. They are all fast paced, engaging, and include both Shakespeare’s original language as well as theatrical devices that make the language more accessible to young audiences. 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.Read More
- 20 - 60 minutes
- Variable Casting--roles for actors from 4 to 100
Lamb’s Tales: Four Simple Nativity Plays for the Littlest Lambs and Six Christmas Pageants for the Flock by Gerald Gurka, consists of skits and pageants for the Christian holiday. Short plays to be performed by children as young as 4 and adults will allow everyone in a religious community to star in their church’s celebration.Read More
A Mirror in Time
- 10 - 60 minutes
- 2-6 M. 2-6 F, Max 12, Min 2
The monologues in A Mirror in Time: History in First Person–Reflections on Love, Relationships & Marriage by Doris Gwaltney focus on how love and marriage may have changed course of history. Tense and revealing, sometimes comic, selected monologues have created successful evenings of Readers Theater for community theaters and schools. They are also ideal for use in English and history courses in middle school and high school.
Short Skits for Long Lives
- 10 - 60 minutes
Short Skits for Long Lives by Ed Friedman, contains 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.
Should children interfere in the romantic lives of their parents? What happens when a son discovers that there’s more to his mother then he realized? How does an aging parent know when it’s time to give up the car key? These issues and more are explored in this collection of 10-minute plays written to spark conversations between the generations.Read More
Romeo and Juliet in Fewer Words, Words, Words
- 50 Minutes
- 5+ Females 5+ Males Minimum 10 Maximum 20+
This adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” by Robyn Hilt pares down the original but retains the major plot points and beauty of the poetry. “Romeo & Juliet in Fewer Words, Words, Words” is an ideal choice for classroom presentation. All of the major scenes and plot points are intact, as well as the humor of the Nurse and Mercutio. Students take one role and develop that character through analyzing motives and decisions.Read More
Group S.O.S. Female Version
- 50 Minutes
- 6 Females
GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, consists of two versions of the same play, which run about an hour each. The plays are male and female explorations of a therapy group for survivors of sexual abuse in which the characters meet, clash with, and eventually work to heal one another. The language and delicacy with which the subject matter is handled makes it accessible to high school and college students, a number of whom, statistically, have probably experienced some of the situations in the plays.Read More
Spread Your Garment Over Me
- 10 - 60 minutes
- 1 - 12 Females
A monologue collection by Gillette Elvgren, based on women from the Bible, presents issues of faith, religion, and contemporary challenges. SPREAD YOUR GARMENT OVER ME (Ruth, 3:9) is written as a series of monologues and songs which capture the spirit and character of several women revealed to us in the Bible. Monologues may be used separately as part of a church service or be performed by 1 or more actors an a production. For use of individual monologues, email firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
In the Pastures of the Sun
- 120 minutes/play
- 4 Males, 4 Females, Minimum Cast, 8 Maximum Cast 20+5
The plays in this collection are based on 8 ancient solar festivals. Funny, irreverent, and fanciful they take us on journeys with one foot in this life and the other in . . . well, another world whose planet is somewhere between poetry and outer space. Read more to see a list of the plays in the collection.Read More