Plays Scripts About Depression
These play scripts deal with depression and related mental health issues.
In The Trunk, a man is enraged becuase he is prevented from boarding a mysterious train because of the size of his luggage. What is he escaping from? What belongings will he leave behind?
In The Devil’s Due, a one-act drama/comedy, an artist facing a failing marriage and career and suffering from depression is offered a solution by an unconventional psychiatrist practicing from his apartment in New York. But is he a psychiatrist?
Ophelia Lives! is a one-act play for teens that deals honestly and openly with depression and suicidal impulses among teens. Set during a class rehearsal of Hamlet, personal issues – cutting, eating disorders and low self-esteem begin to emerge.
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- $7.97 – $40.00
This’ll Only Take a Second
- 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.Read More
- $9.97 – $85.00
PTSD & Me
- 60 - 90 minutes
- 1 F
Monologue, Poetic Drama, Bare Stage, Community
A 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.Read More
- $11.97 – $80.00
Ghosts of Silver Beach Road
- 60 Minutes
- 2 Males, 1 Female
Classroom Use, Poetic Drama, Spoken Word Theatre, Bare Stage, Colleges, Competitions, Reader's Theater
- $12.95 – $75.00
ABC’s of Memory
- 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.Read More
- $11.00 – $60.00
The Hidden Stream
- 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.Read More
- $7.00 – $70.00
The Pinch Hitter
- 30 minutes
- 3 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 5
A one-act family comedy for 5 actors. A woman is pushed to the limits by the needs of her family. Her husband is overwhelmed by a new business venture, two of her children are self-absorbed, and her eldest son copes, with her help, with mild mental retardation. What will they do when she goes on strike?
Great for middle school, high school, community theater, school competitions, and groups for women. Downloadable, printable PDF available.Read More
- $7.00 – $75.00
The Devil’s Due
- 45 Minutes
- 2 Males 2 Females Max 4 Min 4
Choices, Competitions, Depression, Mania
In The Devil’s Due, a one-act drama/comedy, an artist, Eric Talmadge, confronts the decline of his aesthetic powers and the possible dissolution of his marriage. In a satiric tour de force, a visitor—possibly a neighboring psychiatrist and possibly a more fearsome presence—offers him a possible way out of his dilemma. Is M. Boudreaux really an unorthodox psychiatrist practicing from his apartment in NYC or does he represent a power other than the mind? And what choice does he give Eric in order to regain his peace of mind and his artistic abilities?Read More
- $9.00 – $75.00
- 45 Minutes
- 3 Males, 2 Females, Max/Min Cast 5
Depression, Simple Set, Small Cast, Teen Suicide, Touring
This one-act play for teens deals honestly and openly with depression and suicidal impulses among teens. Set backstage in a high school theater, a high school drama class is rehearsing Hamlet and personal issues–cutting, eating disorders and low self-esteem–that are seldom discussed begin to emerge after the teacher discovers a suicide note.
Ideal for middle school and high school students. Easy to tour with a simple set. PDF available.Read More