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

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

One Act Plays

Currently Filtered by:
  1. Remove This Item Themes: Culture
  2. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Fantasy
  3. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Horror/Gothic
  4. Remove This Item Performing Group: High School
  5. Remove This Item Performing Group: Community Theatre
  6. Remove This Item Performing Group: Professional Theatre
  7. Remove This Item Performing Group: Senior Theatre
Filter By
Category
  1. New In Print (3)
  2. Full Length Plays (25)
  3. One Act Plays (11)
  4. UIL Approved Titles (5)
  5. Musicals (9)
  6. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (5)
  7. Collections (2)
  8. Bilingual Titles (4)
  9. Audience Participation (3)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (6)
  2. Middle School (10)
  3. High School (9)
  4. College and Adult (6)
  5. Family (all ages) (9)
  6. Senior Adults (2)
Themes
  1. Crime (3)
  2. Culture (11)
  3. Entertainment (4)
  4. Relationship/Family (5)
  5. Religion (1)
  6. School Issues (2)
  7. Illness/Disability (1)
  8. World Issues (1)
Sub-theme
  1. Murder (3)
  2. Stealing (1)
  3. British (6)
  4. Asian (1)
  5. Showbiz (2)
  6. Visual Arts (1)
  7. Music (1)
  8. Dance (1)
  9. Marriage & Divorce (4)
  10. Abusive Relationships (2)
  11. Infidelity/Cheating (1)
  12. Dating (2)
  13. Judaism (1)
  14. Teaching (1)
  15. Bullying (1)
  16. Mental Disability (1)
  17. War (1)
Genre
  1. Comedy (7)
  2. Drama (6)
  3. Farce (5)
  4. Satire (5)
  5. Tragedy (1)
  6. Melodrama (2)
Sub-genre
  1. Romantic Comedy (10)
  2. Biographical (2)
  3. Magical Realism (7)
  4. Avant-garde/Experimental (5)
  5. Mystery/Murder Mystery (4)
  6. Historical (11)
  7. Action/Adventure (8)
  8. Fantasy (6)
  9. Fables/Folklore (9)
  10. Romance (4)
  11. Science Fiction (2)
  12. Horror/Gothic (5)
  13. Commedia dell'arte (3)
  14. Mythology (3)
  15. Western (3)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (5)
  2. Middle School (11)
  3. High School (9)
  4. College Theatre (5)
  5. Community Theatre (1)
  6. Professional Theatre (1)
  7. TYA (4)
  8. Senior Theatre (1)
  9. Touring Group (5)
  10. Dinner Theatre (1)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
20m 45m 20m to 45m
Total Cast Size
1 50 1 to 50
Female Cast Members
0 48 0 to 48
Male Cast Members
0 48 0 to 48

Items 1 to 10 of 11 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2

List  Grid 

  1. Hamlet and Zombies! - HH7000

    Hamlet and Zombies!

    By Will Averill.

    Product Code: HH7000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 5m., 2w., 13 to 33 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Something is rotting in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet may be the only one who is on to it. With the help of Horatio and Laertes, Hamlet solves the mystery of his mother’s marriage to his uncle, observes his father’s transformation from king to zombie king, saves his love, Ophelia, and fends off both the Norwegians and the zombie hordes. This adaptation is perfect for those who are looking for a spooky retelling of one of the Bard’s classics with lots of fun and a little bite. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  2. Cucarachas

    Cucarachas

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN5000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 3 either gender.
    • 20 min.
    A trio of cockroaches in a research lab live a life of ease and are joined by a cockroach bred aboard a spaceship, who encourages them to be independent and ignore the rules. He's independent, he moves differently, he even thinks! If the other roaches change their pattern, will it be the dawn of a new day? Or will it mean curtains for cucarachas? Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. In the Tank

    In the Tank

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: I90000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.
    • 25 min.
    Two lobsters find themselves in the tank of a seafood restaurant: one plays dead to avoid being chosen, and the other is philosophical, wondering what the point of living is if you are always acting dead. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. Jane Eyre: Life at Lowood

    Jane Eyre: Life at Lowood

    By Robert Johanson. Based on Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.

    Product Code: J38000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 3m., 13w, extras and/or doubling possible.
    • 40 min.
    Jane Eyre is one of literature's most compelling heroines. This one act focuses on her difficult youth as an orphan left with uncaring relatives who eventually send her to a poor boarding school. Her experience is ultimately one of triumph and prepares her for her future as a governess. There are many wonderful roles for women, and the Lowood students can number as many as you like. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. Miss Havisham's Expectations

    Miss Havisham's Expectations

    By Robert Johanson. Based on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

    Product Code: MD5000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 6m., 7w., doubling possible.
    • 45 min.
    This one-act focuses on Dickens' Great Expectations' mad Miss Havisham, the jilted bride who shut herself away in her mysterious mansion. Now many years later she invites young Pip to "come and play" with her beautiful and spoiled ward, Estella. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. All Out

    All Out

    By John Zodrow.

    Product Code: AA8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire | Tragedy
    • College | Community
    • 6m., 4w., 6 to 7 extras.
    • 30 min.
    To what extremes will the game show contestants go to win a prize of $100,000? This play is about lack of ethics and what people will do for money. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  7. Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.

    Product Code: MB8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 15+ either gender, expandable to include all.
    • 45 min.
    This dramatic adaptation, sprinkled with comedic commentary, is a winner for elementary, middle, and early high school. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theatre frame. Macbeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Shakespeare characters speak the Bard's words, while storytellers fill in plot and comment wryly on the escalating action. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  8. In Other Words

    In Other Words

    By Sharon Elizabeth Doyle.

    Product Code: IB3000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • College | Professional | TYA
    • 6 either gender, with option to add more.
    • 45 min.
    Ideal for either in-school or theatre performances, this title is designed to stimulate the creative actor and delight the child in all of us with human cartoons. Join Professor Fleetfoot and his madcap friends on a zany exploration of communication. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  9. Alice

    Alice

    Adapted by Jerome McDonough. Based on the novels by Lewis Carroll.

    Product Code: AG9000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 10+ actors, flexible.
    • 35 min.
    This one-act dramatization of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is distinguished by the ingenious directions for making all the magical special effects easy to stage. It is both fun to do and fun to watch. Most of the revered characters are here: the rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, and, perhaps best of all, the Oyster show. With no front curtain, the main stage is skeletal and a bit dark. Recommended for contest, children's theatre and workshops. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  10. Dragon of the Winds

    Dragon of the Winds

    By Carson Wright.

    Product Code: D53000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 9m., 6w. (extras.)
    • 40 min.
    When Hanazo, the kite maker, bullies Uji, an innocent sign painter, into helping play a hoax on his fellow villagers concerning the arrival of a dragon, they find themselves faced with ridicule , pangs of conscience, and the magic of miracles. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

Items 1 to 10 of 11 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2

List  Grid