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

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

Please click here to read an important COVID-19 messageAlso note that our same day shipping cut off has been temporarily been moved to 10AM CST. 

One Act Plays

Currently Filtered by:
  1. Remove This Item Target Audience: High School
  2. Remove This Item Target Audience: College and Adult
  3. Remove This Item Target Audience: Praise Groups
  4. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Fairy Tale
  5. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Fables/Folklore
Filter By
Category
  1. New In Print (6)
  2. Full Length Plays (100)
  3. One Act Plays (39)
  4. One Act Competition Winners (2)
  5. UIL Approved Titles (29)
  6. Musicals (39)
  7. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (20)
  8. Collections (12)
  9. Ten-minute Theatre (4)
  10. Bilingual Titles (4)
  11. Audience Participation (8)
  12. Radio Plays (1)
  13. Digital Scripts (28)
  14. Livestream Titles (112)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (76)
  2. Middle School (74)
  3. High School (37)
  4. College and Adult (25)
  5. Family (all ages) (72)
  6. Senior Adults (6)
  7. Praise Groups (4)
Themes
  1. Crime (2)
  2. Culture (7)
  3. Entertainment (8)
  4. Relationship/Family (14)
  5. Religion (7)
  6. School Issues (5)
  7. Holiday (5)
Sub-theme
  1. Stealing (2)
  2. British (1)
  3. Hispanic/Latino (1)
  4. Asian (1)
  5. French (1)
  6. Showbiz (3)
  7. Visual Arts (3)
  8. Music (1)
  9. Dance (1)
  10. Marriage & Divorce (4)
  11. Abusive Relationships (2)
  12. Dating (2)
  13. Christianity (5)
  14. Judaism (2)
  15. Buddhism (1)
  16. Islam (1)
  17. Teaching (3)
  18. Bullying (2)
  19. Cheating (1)
  20. Christmas (5)
  21. Thanksgiving (1)
  22. Easter (1)
  23. New Year's Eve (1)
Genre
  1. Comedy (25)
  2. Drama (18)
  3. Farce (10)
  4. Satire (4)
  5. Tragedy (3)
  6. Melodrama (2)
Sub-genre
  1. Fairy Tale (18)
  2. Romantic Comedy (33)
  3. Biographical (12)
  4. Magical Realism (26)
  5. Avant-garde/Experimental (19)
  6. Mystery/Murder Mystery (27)
  7. Historical (44)
  8. Action/Adventure (28)
  9. Fantasy (38)
  10. Fables/Folklore (30)
  11. Romance (30)
  12. Science Fiction (8)
  13. Horror/Gothic (15)
  14. Commedia dell'arte (6)
  15. Mythology (12)
  16. Western (5)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (9)
  2. Middle School (24)
  3. High School (36)
  4. College Theatre (22)
  5. Professional Theatre (1)
  6. TYA (7)
  7. Senior Theatre (2)
  8. Touring Group (19)
  9. Praise Group (3)
  10. Dinner Theatre (4)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
10m 45m 10m to 45m
Total Cast Size
1 50 1 to 50
Female Cast Members
0 24 0 to 24
Male Cast Members
0 21 0 to 21

Items 1 to 10 of 39 total

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

List  Grid 

  1. The Happy Prince: A Radio Play

    The Happy Prince: A Radio Play

    By Andrew J. Fenady and Duke Fenady. Based on Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince.

    Product Code: HG1000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 7m., 6w., doubling or extras possible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    The statue of a bejeweled happy prince overlooks a once shining city whose residents are despondent and many are leaving. The prince, once a selfish man, now turned to stone, implores a migrating swallow to be his messenger. The residents decide to stay and help make it, once again, a shining city on the hill. The prince and the little swallow pay the ultimate price for their goodness, but they receive, in return, a heavenly reward. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  2. Aunt Leaf

    Aunt Leaf

    By Barbara Wiechmann.

    Product Code: AF7000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | TYA
    • 3 actors, gender flexible. Expansion possible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    It is 1910. An 11-year-old girl is sent into the woods by her widowed great-aunt to look for the ghost of her dead husband. The girl brings back made up stories to cheer up the old woman and soon comes to believe her own stories are true. The shared adventure, both dangerous and hopeful, serves as a dual passage for the child into adolescence and the old woman into a more peaceful death. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. Selkie

    Selkie

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: SW7000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 3m., 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    In Scotland, selkies transform into lasses on Midsummer's Eve and dance on the beach. This play chronicles the story of a 16-year-old who discovers a pelt that unlocks the mystery foretold. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN6000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 4 actors.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 15 min.
    Think living in a fishbowl is tough? Try a fruit bowl. All the regulars are there: the self-centered star, the guy hiding a secret and the budding philosopher. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    Adapted by R.N. Sandberg from Homer's epic story.

    Product Code: O73000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 4 to 20+ actors, gender flexible.

      Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 40 min.
    In this ancient story, the hero Odysseus journeys home from the Trojan War, encountering the Cyclops, Circe, and raging seas. His son, Telemachus, fights his mother's greedy suitors and sets sail to find his father. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. Coffee With God

    Coffee With God

    By Kal Wagenheim.

    Product Code: CE4000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 3m., 1w. or 2m., 2w. The role of God may be played by a man or woman.
    • 40 min.
    A man is enjoying coffee and a bagel at his favorite New Jersey diner when God, carrying a laptop computer, enters, sits next to him and seems to know all about him. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  7. Rumple Schmumple

    Rumple Schmumple

    By Megan Gogerty

    Product Code: R77000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College
    • 1m., 1w.
    • 10 min.
    An eager queen is more than willing to give up her child to the fiendish Rumpelstiltskin. Learn More
    View Collection
  8. Furry Tails With a Twist

    Furry Tails With a Twist

    By Jennifer Hickok DeFratis.

    Product Code: FB9000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College
    • 1m., 1w., or up to 8 (1m., 1w., 6 either gender).
    • 45 min.
    Two actors accidentally scramble beloved fairy tales and perform "Goldilocks and the Three Wolves," "The Three Billy Trolls Gruff" and "The Three Little Bears." Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  9. Heubner the Reluctant

    Heubner the Reluctant

    By Alan Haehnel.

    Product Code: H87000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 12w.,10 either gender. (May also be done with an all-female cast.)
    • 45 min.
    A starving beggar's disturbing dream follows him into wakefulness when he is told he is "The Chosen." Although he tries to deny his destiny and run from his duty to save his village from an evil army, a secret from his past reveals how he through the gift of storytelling, can indeed be "The Chosen." Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  10. Hey Diddle Diddle!

    Hey Diddle Diddle!

    Adapted by Marilee Hebert Miller.

    Product Code: HB3000

    • Comedy
    • ensemble version 5 to 12 skilled actors. Large-cast version 12+ with roles distributed and extras.
    • 40 min.
    This play with music brings to astonishing life the characters of childlike fantasy such as Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, the Grand Old Duke of York and many others, evoking the joyful imagination of children of all ages. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

Items 1 to 10 of 39 total

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

List  Grid