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 Themes: Religion
  5. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Fairy Tale
  6. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Mystery/Murder Mystery
  7. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Fables/Folklore
Filter By
Category
  1. New In Print (1)
  2. Full Length Plays (7)
  3. One Act Plays (8)
  4. UIL Approved Titles (3)
  5. Musicals (1)
  6. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (1)
  7. Digital Scripts (3)
  8. Livestream Titles (7)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (5)
  2. Middle School (8)
  3. High School (7)
  4. College and Adult (7)
  5. Family (all ages) (8)
  6. Senior Adults (2)
  7. Praise Groups (3)
Themes
  1. Crime (1)
  2. Relationship/Family (2)
  3. Religion (8)
  4. School Issues (1)
  5. Holiday (3)
Sub-theme
  1. Murder (1)
  2. Christianity (6)
  3. Judaism (2)
  4. Buddhism (1)
  5. Islam (1)
  6. Teaching (1)
  7. Christmas (3)
  8. Thanksgiving (1)
  9. Easter (1)
Genre
  1. Comedy (3)
  2. Drama (6)
  3. Tragedy (2)
  4. Melodrama (1)
Sub-genre
  1. Fairy Tale (4)
  2. Biographical (4)
  3. Magical Realism (9)
  4. Avant-garde/Experimental (2)
  5. Mystery/Murder Mystery (1)
  6. Historical (7)
  7. Action/Adventure (2)
  8. Fantasy (6)
  9. Fables/Folklore (5)
  10. Romance (1)
  11. Science Fiction (2)
  12. Mythology (2)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (4)
  2. Middle School (6)
  3. High School (8)
  4. College Theatre (3)
  5. Touring Group (5)
  6. Praise Group (3)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
20m 45m 20m to 45m
Total Cast Size
1 50 1 to 50
Female Cast Members
1 20 1 to 20
Male Cast Members
2 20 2 to 20

8 Item(s)

per page

List  Grid 

  1. 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
  2. Boid & Oskar

    Boid & Oskar

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: BA7000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 2w. (plus many gender-neutral ensemble roles; may be done with 3m., 3 w. with doubling.)
    • 45 min.
    Inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince,this play is a hip, humorous and heartwarming parable about sacrifice and the lessons of true friendship. Prince Oskar is the spirit of a shiny, red, classic Corvette convertible—without a care in the world. But, placed as a monument high above the city, he alone sees the suffering below—a young girl conflicted by feelings of inferiority, a young boy without a home living in the streets, a writer who has lost the desire to write. With the help of a wise-cracking sparrow named Boid, the prince makes it his mission to help the townspeople. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. The Happy Prince

    The Happy Prince

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: H82000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 3m., 5w. (plus 2 either gender, or 4m., 4w. with doubling, plus extras.)
    • 45 min.
    This spiritually compelling play tells the story of a migrating swallow who befriends a prince made of stone. Together, they learn the lessons of friendship and sacrifice. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. The Fourth Wise Man

    The Fourth Wise Man

    Book by Joy Chaitin, Sarah Stevens and Marilyn D. Anderson. Music arranged by Joy Chaitin and Sarah Stevens-Estabrook. Based on The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke.

    Product Code: F09000

    • Melodrama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 10 to 20m., 10 to 20w.
    • 30 min.
    Musical version of the tale of the fourth wiseman, who chooses to help others rather than give his gifts to the baby Jesus, thereby learning the true meaning of Christ-like love at the first Christmas. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. Episode on an Autumn Evening

    Episode on an Autumn Evening

    By Friedrich Durrenmatt.

    Product Code: E16000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 4m., 2w.
    • 40 min.
    An amateur detective visits a novelist. He's noticed that the 21 murder mysteries the novelist is famed for just happen to coincide with 21 unsolved actual murders—and the novelist just happened to be in the vicinity at the time of each murder. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. The Christmas Dream

    The Christmas Dream

    Adapted by I. E. Clark. Based on a poem by Edwin Markham.

    Product Code: CL3000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 3m., 3w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 20 min.
    A humble cobbler awaits a visit from the Lord as told to him in a dream, while several unexpected guests stop by his home. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  7. The Happy Scarecrow

    The Happy Scarecrow

    By I. E. Clark.

    Product Code: HC9000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 6m., 5w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    A mean witch dares a frilly little fairy to prove there's such a thing as happiness. So the fairy brings a scarecrow to life and promises to make him a real man if he can find happiness. It's a strange search, sometimes comical, sometimes sad. The scarecrow meets a variety of characters, each providing an insight into human relations as well as excellent roles for your actors and actresses. The scarecrow's search evokes a little smile, a little fright and perhaps a little tear. What is happiness? Philosophers have struggled with this question for centuries. But sometimes answers are found by simple people with humble aims. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  8. The Wise Men of Chelm

    The Wise Men of Chelm

    By Sandra Fenichel Asher. Based on Jewish folktales.

    Product Code: W73000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 4m., 2w. Expandable to 10 roles, plus extras.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    Tales of the eternally good-natured but misguided wise men of Chelm and favorites from Jewish folklore said to date back to the 1500s, are woven together with traditional folk dance and humor. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

8 Item(s)

per page

List  Grid