800-448-7469 Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm CST

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

One Act Plays

Currently Filtered by:
  1. Remove This Item Genre: Comedy
Filter By
Category
  1. One Act Plays (345)
  2. Full Length Plays (595)
  3. Musicals (177)
  4. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (66)
  5. Collections (93)
  6. Books (1)
  7. Monologues (16)
  8. Scenes (13)
  9. UIL Approved Titles (136)
  10. Bilingual Titles (10)
  11. Non-Royalty Titles (3)
  12. Audience Participation (58)
  13. Ten-minute Theatre (103)
  14. Award-Winning (171)
  15. Radio Plays (7)
  16. New In Print (28)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (136)
  2. Middle School (198)
  3. High School (223)
  4. College and Adult (194)
  5. Family (all ages) (183)
  6. Senior Adults (67)
  7. Praise Groups (14)
Themes
  1. Crime (20)
  2. Culture (38)
  3. Entertainment (37)
  4. Relationship/Family (109)
  5. Religion (17)
  6. School Issues (48)
  7. Holiday (20)
  8. Illness/Disability (1)
  9. Substance Abuse (1)
Sub-theme
  1. Murder (7)
  2. Stealing (10)
  3. Russian (2)
  4. British (12)
  5. Black (1)
  6. African (1)
  7. Hispanic/Latino (4)
  8. German (1)
  9. Asian (2)
  10. Native American (1)
  11. French (3)
  12. Showbiz (17)
  13. Visual Arts (5)
  14. Music (2)
  15. Dance (2)
  16. Marriage & Divorce (32)
  17. Abusive Relationships (10)
  18. Infidelity/Cheating (12)
  19. Dating (34)
  20. Christianity (9)
  21. Judaism (9)
  22. Buddhism (1)
  23. Islam (1)
  24. Teaching (9)
  25. Bullying (29)
  26. Cheating (2)
  27. Christmas (17)
  28. Halloween (1)
  29. Thanksgiving (1)
  30. Easter (1)
  31. Hanukkah (2)
  32. New Year's Eve (1)
  33. Drug Abuse (1)
Show Less Show More
Genre
  1. Comedy (345)
  2. Drama (109)
  3. Farce (45)
  4. Satire (26)
  5. Tragedy (9)
  6. Melodrama (14)
Sub-genre
  1. Fairy Tale (41)
  2. Romantic Comedy (36)
  3. Biographical (5)
  4. Magical Realism (32)
  5. Avant-garde/Experimental (10)
  6. Mystery/Murder Mystery (8)
  7. Historical (15)
  8. Action/Adventure (30)
  9. Fantasy (59)
  10. Fables/Folklore (52)
  11. Romance (19)
  12. Science Fiction (4)
  13. Horror/Gothic (2)
  14. Commedia dell'arte (7)
  15. Mythology (6)
  16. Western (4)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (44)
  2. Middle School (179)
  3. High School (279)
  4. College Theatre (289)
  5. Community Theatre (273)
  6. Professional Theatre (157)
  7. TYA (103)
  8. Senior Theatre (85)
  9. Touring Group (145)
  10. Praise Group (14)
  11. Dinner Theatre (39)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
5m 60m 5m to 60m
Total Cast Size
1 50 1 to 50
Female Cast Members
0 45 0 to 45
Male Cast Members
0 48 0 to 48

Items 1 to 10 of 345 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

List  Grid 

  1. This Is a Test

    This Is a Test

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: T73000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 13 to 15 either gender.
    • 30 min.

    As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn't get the review sheets, the teacher doesn't like you and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news—it's an opinion essay. The bad news—it's in Chinese. And things aren't going to get better!

    Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  2. Paper or Plastic: The Ice Storm

    Paper or Plastic: The Ice Storm

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: PL9000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • Up to 2m., 2 to 5w., 9 to 14 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    As an ice storm approaches, Sarah, a cashier, is hastily given—maybe tricked into?—the job of assistant manager She is happy about the promotion until she realizes that with great power comes even more grocery store insanity. There are stubborn customers, unruly kids, the cane-wielding head of Skybell Ice Cream, striking baggers and a mysterious figure known as "El Diablo." Will there be anything left on the shelves? Will Sarah survive? The answers and laughs are in the forecast of this play! Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. Farmageddon and the Undercover Crop

    Farmageddon and the Undercover Crop

    By Victoria Sayeg.

    Product Code: FF6000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 1m., 1w., 20 to 24 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Everyone loves a good crop circle—that is, everyone but world-renowned peanut planter Farmer Carter. He is devastated to learn his entire year's yield of peanuts has been damaged by someone—or something—just a day before the circus comes to town! With the help of his wife and their junk-food-addicted twin daughters, Farmer Carter hires a private investigator to get to the bottom of this perplexing peanut puzzle. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. The Hundred Dresses

    The Hundred Dresses

    By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills. Based on the book by Eleanor Estes.

    Product Code: HH1000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 3 to 5m., 5w.
    • 45 min.
    Wanda, a second-grader, wears a faded blue dress every day, but she tells her classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home. Soon Wanda's classmates make a game of teasing her about her hundred dresses until she doesn't come to school one day, leaving just an empty seat. As feelings of guilt overtake the children, they decide they must find out what happened to Wanda and make amends for the way they treated her. Bullying, friendship and forgiveness are touched upon in this adaptation. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. The Trial of Goldilocks

    The Trial of Goldilocks

    By Joseph Robinette.

    Product Code: T81000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School
    • 14 to 20 or more.
    • 45 min.
    This exciting comedy examines the familiar fairy tale from three points of view: the traditional, the Bears', then Goldilocks'. Guilty or innocent? From the opening moment, when three vendors attempt to hawk souvenirs among the audience, to the surprising verdict from the jury—and a "happily-ever-after" conclusion—this play, performed completely in verse, is both unique and enchanting. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play

    All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AC7000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 3m., 3w., 11 either gender, expandable.
    • 40 min.
    Based on several disastrous theatrical experiences, this play examines the process of putting on a show that is less than good. We go from the audition—where the director is more worried about roast beef than paying attention to the warm-up exercise, and the neurotic cast pretends to be bacon—to rehearsals—where a passive-aggressive stage manager gives everyone grief. This bad play within a play won't win any awards, but will keep audiences in stitches. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  7. Small Actors

    Small Actors

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: SB8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 4m., 4w., 2 either gender, doubling and extras possible.
    • 35 min.
    Emily desperately wants to play the lead in her high school's production of Romeo and Juliet. Instead, she gets a one-line, four-word role. None the less, she tells her parents (who will be out of town during the performance) that she got the lead, and suddenly, things spin way out of control. Mom and Dad cancel their vacation plans and invite every relative they can round up to come visit and see their daughter play Juliet. This outlandishly funny and very touching play is about the roles we all play—in theatre and in life. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  8. Louder, I Can't Hear You

    Louder, I Can't Hear You

    By William Gleason.

    Product Code: L32000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 40 min.
    In this comedy about the fact that people don't listen anymore, we see a family together but each one entirely in his or her own world. These people who won't or can't hear each other are losing the ability to communicate. The mother, anxious to reach her young people, turns to a psychiatrist for help—only to discover that he can't "hear" either! There's a final effort in which they try to involve themselves a little with each other and a wry, witty conclusion. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  9. All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Murder Mystery

    All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Murder Mystery

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AL5000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 16 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    A band of lovable yet impossibly inept thespians are taking on a genre that will not die—the murder mystery! In this whodunit, the misguided performers attempt to nail down devilish British accents, understand what a red herring is, and figure out how to die onstage without looking all gross and stuff. Meanwhile, the director and stage manager wouldn't really try to murder someone during the murder mystery. Would they?! Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  10. Little Scrooge

    Little Scrooge

    By Patricia Barry Rumble. Based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

    Product Code: LL4000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 4m., 3 to 7w.
    • 45 min.
    In this extremely creative, kid-friendly adaptation of the Charles Dickens' classic, The Ghost of Christmas Past (a surfer dude), the Ghost of Christmas Present (a beautiful spirit with an attitude) and the Ghost of Christmas Future (an eerie figure in white) help young Eben Scrooge to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

Items 1 to 10 of 345 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

List  Grid