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

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

Click to view an important COVID-19 messagePlease note that due to precautions being taken some orders may be delayed and shipping times are not guaranteed. Please note our summer hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm and Friday, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm CST. 

One Act Plays

Currently Filtered by:
  1. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Romance
  2. Remove This Item Performing Group: Middle School
Filter By
Category
  1. New In Print (1)
  2. Full Length Plays (41)
  3. One Act Plays (17)
  4. One Act Competition Winners (1)
  5. UIL Approved Titles (15)
  6. Musicals (16)
  7. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (8)
  8. Bilingual Titles (1)
  9. Audience Participation (1)
  10. Digital Scripts (18)
  11. Livestream Titles (58)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (3)
  2. Middle School (17)
  3. High School (16)
  4. College and Adult (12)
  5. Family (all ages) (13)
  6. Senior Adults (2)
Themes
  1. Crime (1)
  2. Culture (4)
  3. Entertainment (2)
  4. Relationship/Family (9)
  5. School Issues (1)
  6. Illness/Disability (1)
  7. Substance Abuse (1)
Sub-theme
  1. Stealing (1)
  2. British (3)
  3. French (1)
  4. Showbiz (1)
  5. Dance (2)
  6. Marriage & Divorce (1)
  7. Abusive Relationships (1)
  8. Infidelity/Cheating (2)
  9. Dating (6)
  10. Bullying (1)
  11. Drug Abuse (1)
  12. Mental Illness (1)
Genre
  1. Comedy (11)
  2. Drama (10)
  3. Farce (3)
  4. Satire (1)
  5. Tragedy (1)
  6. Melodrama (4)
Sub-genre
  1. Fairy Tale (39)
  2. Romantic Comedy (15)
  3. Biographical (5)
  4. Magical Realism (30)
  5. Avant-garde/Experimental (8)
  6. Mystery/Murder Mystery (14)
  7. Historical (27)
  8. Action/Adventure (36)
  9. Fantasy (59)
  10. Fables/Folklore (48)
  11. Romance (17)
  12. Science Fiction (10)
  13. Horror/Gothic (11)
  14. Commedia dell'arte (3)
  15. Mythology (10)
  16. Western (3)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (1)
  2. Middle School (17)
  3. High School (26)
  4. College Theatre (19)
  5. Professional Theatre (3)
  6. TYA (2)
  7. Senior Theatre (1)
  8. Touring Group (9)
  9. Praise Group (1)
  10. Dinner Theatre (4)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
25m 45m 25m to 45m
Total Cast Size
1 50 1 to 50
Female Cast Members
0 25 0 to 25
Male Cast Members
0 25 0 to 25

Items 1 to 10 of 17 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2

List  Grid 

  1. Pirates! Cover PM9000

    Pirates!

    A one-act nonmusical by Jon Jory. Freely adapted from The Pirates of Penzance.

    Product Code: PM9000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 6m., 9w., 3 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    Pirates! is an adaptation of the operetta without the music. On turning 21, Frederic is released from his apprenticeship with a band of soft-hearted pirates. He hears a chorus of girls and falls instantly in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major General Stanley. Complications abound when Frederic learns that, because he was born on Leap Day, a day that occurs every four years, he has had far fewer birthdays and is still indentured to the pirates! This hilarious adaptation uses some of the original song lyrics as dialogue. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  2. Off Road - OA9000

    Off Road

    By Julianna Gross.

    Product Code: OA9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 2 to 3m., 2w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    When their car breaks down, high schoolers Mel and Oliver are stuck on the side of the road, forced to make small talk over cupcakes, road trips and Charlotte—Mel’s best friend, and Oliver’s girlfriend. Amid flashbacks of awkward dates and unfinished moments, and surrounded by pressures from school and the inevitable question of Charlotte, Mel and Oliver find themselves outside it all. After all, how can you know what’s right when you don’t know what could have been? Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. Why We Like Love Stories

    Why We Like Love Stories

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: WJ6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 2w., or 4 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    In the hills above Pin Cushion, California, students go to talk of the world, flirt and yearn. It’s a place where heartbreak awaits. Chloe breaks up with Crooper. Months later, Crooper ineptly attempts to use a mathematical equation to break up with Jessica. Months later, Jessica rebuffs Bark, who pines for her. But then things come full circle. Bark and Chloe—outsiders both—take an awkward, fumbling-for-words walk in the hills and discover a surprising connection that, for the moment at least, promises a future. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. This Is a Text

    This Is a Text

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: T59000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 11 to 17 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    If Sophia gets a 61 on her exam, she'll get into Coldwater State. But she was up all night, distracted by a mysterious text, and now she can't focus. Sophia's only hope: Flowcus, the concentration pill that sits tantalizingly close on the teacher's desk. This play illustrates a battle against an exam, waged during the age of distraction. Sophia's quest to get into Coldwater State ends in a way that neither she nor the teacher could have anticipated and leads to a conclusion that's both surprising and unexpectedly moving. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    By Nancy Linehan Charles. From William Shakespeare

    Product Code: R74000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 4m., 4w. (plus 21 either gender.)

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    No one can remember why Romeo and Juliet's families hate one another, but the feud continues on. Tracking the star-crossed lovers, and the downward spiral of a courtship to its horrible conclusion, the story tellers fire off comments of premature marriage. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. 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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
  7. 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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
  8. Uncool

    Uncool

    By Vin Morreale Jr.

    Product Code: U24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 3m., 6w., extras as desired.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    In this teen comedy, Jenny is part of the popular crowd that rules the school, while Beth is the new girl trying desperately to fit in. Together they must come to terms with what it means to be cool, what is uncool and why it is so important to simply be yourself. Issues of self-worth, mutual respect and tolerance of those who are different are explored against a backdrop of humorous teen-oriented dialogue that will leave audiences dizzy with laughter. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  9. Lost In Tumblerock or, They Took the Wrong Road

    Lost In Tumblerock or, They Took the Wrong Road

    By Katie Reed.

    Product Code: LJ9000

    • Comedy | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 7m., 8w., extras.
    • 45 min.
    This comic melodrama is complete with rowdy ranch hands and beautiful French cancan dancers and will have the audience cheering the heroes and booing the villains. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    Out of stock

    More Info Learn More
  10. Bernice Bobs Her Hair

    Bernice Bobs Her Hair

    Dramatized by D.D. Brooke. Based on the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    Product Code: B50000

    • Comedy | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 7m., 6w., extras.
    • 35 min.
    Bernice, an insecure young woman of 18, is visiting her popular cousin Marjorie. At a series of country club dances, Bernice is, at first, a wallflower. Marjorie tries to help her gain popularity and succeeds beyond the wildest expectations of either girl. When Bernice wins Yale man Warren away from Marjorie, Marjorie exacts a terrible revenge. Bernice, learning from the experience, turns the tables in a surprise ending. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

Items 1 to 10 of 17 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2

List  Grid