Competition

Competition Plays for High School

There are over 20 plays suitable for Competition Pieces. Written by award-winning authors. Winning one-act plays that fit the competition rules. Take them to your next competition with confidence. Clever comedies, winning adaptations, comic takes on Cinderella, a pact with the devil, romantic couples, monologues, duologues,  award-winning comedies – and more.

AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATRE FESTIVAL — IRENE RYAN COMPETITION

Students do not need to apply for permission to present monologues/scenes as audition pieces in the American College Theatre Festival’s Irene Ryan Competition. You may perform monologues/scenes from any of our plays without written permission or paying a royalty fee.

Performance rights only need to be applied for and secured if a student progresses to the final round, where the monologues/scenes are presented at the Kennedy Center. 

Do not send us an application for the earlier rounds of the competition. If you have further questions go to The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival site and contact the representative in your district.

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    Behind Closed Doors

    by Doris Gwaltney
    • 15 - 90 Minutes
    • 1+ Male 1+ Female Max 16 Min 2

    Collection, Simple Props, Simple Set

    These historical monologues and dialogues are gripping fictional insights into the psyches of historical married couples. Sir Walter Ralegh and Bess ThrockmortonMarie Antoinette and Louis XviWilliam And Catherine BlakeTheodore and Alice RooseveltSigmund and Martha FreudVirginia and Leonard WoolfAdolf Hitler and Eva Braun. Performance fees for individual monologues are available.

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