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The listed playscripts for college students to perform avoid ” cuteness”. They reveal and question the darker aspects of human nature in a safe way and often with comedy.

Discover one-act comedy plays and full-length drama scripts for college and university students in theatre training programs and drama education. Many of the scripts are suitable for College readers’ theatre scripts.

Scripts for plays for performance by college students offer challenges for young actors. Many plays are suitable for college theater departments, theater classes and student drama groups.

The scripts are valuable plays for college students because they involve the audience in big questions of modern life, including drug misuse, sexual abuse, school shootings, faith, belief, racism, the environment, twists on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, famous marriages from history.

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  • 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

    An award-winning romantic comedy that imagines 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, full of teenage angst, and discovery of one’s sexuality and uniqueness.

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    $9.95$125.00
  • N

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

    Colleges, Community, Diverse Cast, Drama

    Adrienne Earle Pender gives us the influential and momentous “N” play, that  dramatizes the struggle between playwright Eugene O’Neill and actor Charles Sidney Gilpin over the inclusion of the “N” word in the script for O’Neill’s first box office hit, The Emperor Jones.  in 1920. The play was turned into a film “The Black Emperor of Broadway” , screened in 2020 to great acclaim.

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    $11.00$125.00
  • 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
  • PTSD

    PTSD & Me

    by Erika Renee Land
    • 60 - 90 minutes
    • 1 F

    Monologue, Poetic Drama, Bare Stage, Community

    one-woman play script consisting of a collection of poetic monologues, that is irresistibly lined with head-bopping rhythms and palpable poetry, is Spoken Word Poetry at its best. Lays bare the horror and humor of war.

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    $9.97$85.00
  • Drowning Ophelia

    by Rachel Luann Strayer
    • 60 - 90 minutes
    • 2 Male, 2 Female, Max 4/Min4

    Dramedy, Poetic Drama, sexual abuse, Comedy, Edgy Play, Highly Theatrrical, Trust

    The set of this one-act comedy for four actors is Jane’s bathtub. She finds it inhabited by a strange, Shakespearean woman whose enigmatic commentary intrudes on Jane’s thoughts and her new romantic relationship. This dark comedy is about the long-term consequences of childhood abuse and a love letter to those who have suffered. There is always hope.

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    $11.97$125.00
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    Ghosts of Silver Beach Road

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 60 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female

    Classroom Use, Poetic Drama, Spoken Word Theatre, Bare Stage, Colleges, Competitions, Reader's Theater

    A 3-character poem-play that reveals the first ten years of the life of an abused child struggling on the cusp of mental illness and successfully hiding it from his dysfunctional family.

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    $11.97$80.00
  • ABC's of Memory-lenny Lianne

    ABC’s of Memory

    by Lenny Lianne
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 50 M or F

    Auditions, Monologue, spoken word, Spoken Word Theatre, Variable Length, Reader's Theater

    Lianne’s ABCs of Memory touch on cultural milestones such as Elvis, Nancy Drew, Wonder Bread, 9-11, and Ty Cobb, as well as personal memories of family life. These poems both celebrate and mourn America’s past and present.

    These are dramatic poems. Life happens. Events occur. Here is an elegy for our American Dream. As such. these poems are naturals for forensics, scene study, and spoken word events.

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    $12.95$75.00
  • Floyd Collins and the White Angels of Sand Cave

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 120 Minutes
    • 3-7M/2-3F - MAX 50+/MIN 7

    Colleges, Community, Doubling Possible, Drama, Edgy Play, Highly Theatrical, Large Cast

    In Kentucky, caves were popular tourist attractions and a source of revenue. In 1925 Floyd Collins hoped to find another entrance to the Mammoth Cave, He got trapped undergound for two weeks  and a frantic media circus ensued, heightened by a new invention, public radio broadcasts.

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    $11.00$115.00
  • Rasputin – the Libertine

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 120 Minutes
    • M 12; F 6; M/F 4+ Doubling possible

    Dramedy, Colleges, Community, Doubling Roles, Staging Design Potential

    From a murky past, Rasputin disrupts Russian society with his charismatic fervor. Despite several assassination attempts, Rasputin survives and thrives. Will nothing rid of us this meddlesome priest?

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    $11.97$127.90
  • Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol

    by Steven Young
    • 90 Minutes
    • 21M; 25F Max 60+/ Min 20

    Young Audience, Aging, Children's Theatre, Colleges, Comedy, Community, Theatrical Staging Possible

    This large-cast play with a variable cast, preserves the original story of A Christmas Carol while revealing the story of its author Charles Dickens. Two families, one fictional, one historical, find their way to a brighter New Year for themselves and others around them. God Bless Us Everyone. Great for school, community, LORT, and professional theatres for a new twist on an old tale.

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    $9.97$239.70
  • The Hidden Stream

    by Stephanie Sugioka
    • 15 -90 minutes
    • 1 F

    Monologue, Poetic Drama, Reader's Theater

    A moving, insightful autobiography combining poetry and reflection reveals the emerging life and art of a poet.

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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
  • Kings and Pawns

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 5-6 M; I F

    Farce, Bare Stage, Lust

    Kings and Pawns is a comic 10-minute play based on the story of David and Bathsheba–a contemporary-sounding look at the spoils of love and war.

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    $6.97$39.97
  • 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
  • Original Relocation

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    Fable, Farce, 2-Character, Bare Stage, Comedy

    Adam and Eve start the first world war as they negotiate an uneasy peace when they are banished from Paradise. A funny take on the likely conversation after being ejected from Paradise. And of course, there are rules about Apples.

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    $6.97$29.95

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