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

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

Please click here to read an important message regarding Covid-19. Also 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: Praise Groups
Filter By
Category
  1. Full Length Plays (53)
  2. One Act Plays (22)
  3. One Act Competition Winners (1)
  4. UIL Approved Titles (10)
  5. Musicals (11)
  6. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (3)
  7. Collections (2)
  8. Audience Participation (2)
  9. Radio Plays (1)
  10. Digital Scripts (10)
  11. 1-Person Plays (1)
  12. Livestream Titles (37)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (189)
  2. Middle School (361)
  3. High School (413)
  4. College and Adult (362)
  5. Family (all ages) (267)
  6. Senior Adults (69)
  7. Praise Groups (22)
Themes
  1. Crime (2)
  2. Culture (1)
  3. Entertainment (2)
  4. Relationship/Family (10)
  5. Religion (12)
  6. School Issues (5)
  7. Holiday (9)
  8. Substance Abuse (1)
Sub-theme
  1. Murder (1)
  2. Sexual Abuse (1)
  3. Showbiz (1)
  4. Visual Arts (1)
  5. Marriage & Divorce (1)
  6. Abusive Relationships (2)
  7. Dating (2)
  8. Christianity (9)
  9. Judaism (2)
  10. Buddhism (1)
  11. Islam (1)
  12. Teaching (2)
  13. Bullying (3)
  14. Christmas (6)
  15. Thanksgiving (1)
  16. Easter (2)
  17. Alcohol Abuse (1)
  18. Drug Abuse (1)
Genre
  1. Comedy (7)
  2. Drama (17)
  3. Farce (2)
  4. Satire (1)
  5. Tragedy (3)
  6. Melodrama (1)
Sub-genre
  1. Fairy Tale (4)
  2. Biographical (2)
  3. Magical Realism (4)
  4. Historical (2)
  5. Fantasy (4)
  6. Fables/Folklore (4)
  7. Romance (1)
  8. Commedia dell'arte (1)
  9. Mythology (1)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (5)
  2. Middle School (14)
  3. High School (20)
  4. College Theatre (18)
  5. Professional Theatre (2)
  6. TYA (4)
  7. Senior Theatre (4)
  8. Touring Group (10)
  9. Praise Group (15)
  10. Dinner Theatre (2)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
25m 45m 25m to 45m
Total Cast Size
1 50 1 to 50
Female Cast Members
0 28 0 to 28
Male Cast Members
0 28 0 to 28

Items 1 to 10 of 22 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

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.

      Digital Script Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 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. hard 2 spel dad

    hard 2 spel dad

    By Linda Daugherty and Mary Rohde Scudday.

    Product Code: HA9000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Professional | TYA
    • 3m., 5w.
    • 40 min.
    Hope triumphs in this story about the loss of self-esteem, isolation and risky behaviors that too often accompany learning differences. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. dont u luv me?

    dont u luv me?

    By Linda Daugherty.

    Product Code: DA8000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 4m., 5w.

      Limited Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 40 min.
    Angela has a new boyfriend. He is amazingly handsome and romantic, but one night he roughly grabs Angela's arm and later texts, begging for forgiveness. The relationship continues, but C.J. now exerts his control, isolating Angela from her family and friends as the relationship spirals dangerously downward. This well-researched and thought-provoking play explores the hidden world of aggression and violence in teen dating while encouraging young people to make choices that result in healthy relationships. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. The Audition

    The Audition

    By Matt Thompson.

    Product Code: AC6000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 1m., 2w., 4 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    With stopwatch in hand, the exceptionally organized and time-conscious stage manager meticulously micromanages every minute of the Medea audition process for the local theatre. After dealing with some very colorful actors, the stage manager loses all patience, and we soon find out that one of the actors is not who he/she appears to be. This play is theatrical mayhem with a twist that will have you rolling in the aisles! Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. The Secret Life of Girls

    The Secret Life of Girls

    By Linda Daugherty.

    Product Code: SN8000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Professional | TYA
    • 9 to 10w.

      Limited Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 40 min.
    In this honest and unflinching dramatization of teen-girl angst, a window is opened into the tumultuous and destructive world of girls' bullying. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/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. A Little Princess

    A Little Princess

    By R.N. Sandberg. Adapted from A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett.

    Product Code: LE2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College
    • 2 to 4m., 7 to 9w., wth extras. May be expanded to 20 to 25.
    • 40 min.
    A girl who speaks English, French and Hindustani is left in a boarding school in London, but when news arrives that her army captain father has died and their fortune lost, she must live in the attic as a servant until the attic is magically transformed. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  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. 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
  10. 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

Items 1 to 10 of 22 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

List  Grid