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

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

See our updated To Kill A Mockingbird announcement. | Ship times are not guaranteed. Learn More.

One Act Plays

Currently Filtered by:
  1. Remove This Item Target Audience: Young Audiences
  2. Remove This Item Target Audience: Praise Groups
Filter By
Category
  1. New In Print (9)
  2. Full Length Plays (442)
  3. One Act Plays (205)
  4. One Act Competition Winners (9)
  5. UIL Approved Titles (109)
  6. Musicals (168)
  7. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (81)
  8. Collections (41)
  9. Scenes and Monologues (1)
  10. Ten-minute Theatre (12)
  11. Bilingual Titles (21)
  12. Non-Royalty Titles (2)
  13. Audience Participation (56)
  14. Radio Plays (5)
  15. Books (1)
  16. 1-Person Plays (3)
  17. Livestream Titles (576)
  18. Deaf Culture (3)
  19. Autism Awareness (3)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (198)
  2. Middle School (379)
  3. High School (441)
  4. College and Adult (395)
  5. Family (all ages) (283)
  6. Senior Adults (75)
  7. Praise Groups (18)
Themes
  1. Crime (10)
  2. Culture (29)
  3. Entertainment (24)
  4. Relationship/Family (79)
  5. Religion (25)
  6. School Issues (42)
  7. Death/Dying (1)
  8. Holiday (29)
  9. Illness/Disability (1)
  10. Substance Abuse (1)
  11. World Issues (3)
Sub-theme
  1. Murder (4)
  2. Stealing (5)
  3. Sexual Abuse (1)
  4. British (5)
  5. Black (6)
  6. African (2)
  7. Hispanic/Latino (2)
  8. German (1)
  9. Asian (2)
  10. Sports (1)
  11. Showbiz (10)
  12. Visual Arts (3)
  13. Music (2)
  14. Dance (1)
  15. Marriage & Divorce (13)
  16. Abusive Relationships (9)
  17. Infidelity/Cheating (2)
  18. Dating (13)
  19. Christianity (17)
  20. Judaism (7)
  21. Buddhism (1)
  22. Islam (1)
  23. Teaching (8)
  24. Bullying (22)
  25. Cheating (2)
  26. Christmas (25)
  27. Halloween (2)
  28. Thanksgiving (1)
  29. Easter (2)
  30. Hanukkah (1)
  31. New Year's Eve (1)
  32. Alcohol Abuse (1)
  33. Drug Abuse (1)
  34. Prejudice (3)
  35. Racial Issues (3)
  36. Immigration (2)
  37. Environmental Issues (1)
Show Less Show More
Genre
  1. Comedy (129)
  2. Drama (113)
  3. Farce (21)
  4. Satire (12)
  5. Tragedy (8)
  6. Melodrama (9)
Sub-genre
  1. Fairy Tale (48)
  2. Romantic Comedy (2)
  3. Biographical (7)
  4. Magical Realism (36)
  5. Avant-garde/Experimental (7)
  6. Mystery/Murder Mystery (5)
  7. Historical (17)
  8. Action/Adventure (29)
  9. Fantasy (60)
  10. Fables/Folklore (55)
  11. Romance (6)
  12. Science Fiction (6)
  13. Horror/Gothic (5)
  14. Commedia dell'arte (5)
  15. Mythology (7)
  16. Western (2)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (61)
  2. Middle School (165)
  3. High School (165)
  4. College Theatre (103)
  5. Community Theatre (8)
  6. Professional Theatre (24)
  7. TYA (73)
  8. Senior Theatre (15)
  9. Touring Group (90)
  10. Praise Group (15)
  11. Dinner Theatre (12)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
10m 60m 10m to 60m
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 205 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

List  Grid 

  1. 10 Seconds

    10 Seconds

    By Miriam Gonzales.

    Product Code: TX8000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 3m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    In a world where deeply rooted biases and misperceptions easily take hold, life can often feel unnerving—a journey that can change for better or worse in a blink of an eye depending on how we see each other. In 10 Seconds, we see through the eyes of Ray and Jimi, who navigate their young adult worlds and what it means to be young Black men in the city. Ray tells the story of a day that he and Jimi will never forget, sharing not only their perspectives, but also the views of the police they encounter. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  2. Checking In CT6000

    Checking In

    By Tracy Wells.

    Product Code: CT6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 2 to 5m., 3 to 5w., 5 to 20 any gender, flexible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Checking In tells a lifetime of stories including an expectant mom going into labor, a teenager learning to see the world beyond a screen, a couple finding love, the craziness of traveling with kids and, finally, waiting too long to take that dream vacation. These stories, and more, reflect the theme that “life is a journey—travel it well” and remind us that as we travel through life, it's the people we journey with who make it special. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. Mariposa/Butterfly MS5000

    Mariposa/Butterfly

    By Sandra Fenichel Asher and José Casas.

    Product Code: MS5000

    • Comedy
    • College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 3 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    Two neighbors live side-by-side in Texas. A low fence separates their gardens, but much more divides them. One grows flowers; the other raises vegetables. One was born in the U.S., the other in Mexico. One speaks English, the other Spanish. Their differences have kept them so far apart that even the arrival of a caterpillar causes disagreement—until the resulting mariposa/butterfly, and its eventual departure, unites them in wonder, sadness and a new understanding of the beautiful world they share. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. Desvelado DH9000

    Desvelado

    By José Casas.

    Product Code: DH9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • TYA
    • 2 to 3 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    A young child named Little One is having trouble sleeping. Little One's family has moved to a new neighborhood, and he is nervous about attending a new school. With the help of la luna, a.k.a. Harvest, Música and the audience, Little One learns that everything will be all right and that new friends and experiences are a good thing. The show is designed to create a truly interactive experience for young audiences. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane MR9000

    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    Adapted by Dwayne Hartford. From the book by Kate DiCamillo.

    Product Code: MR9000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 2m., 2w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is vain, self-centered and has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey—a journey over which he has no control, for he can neither move nor speak. As years pass, Edward meets many different people in many different situations, learning what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. Lift Every Voice

    Lift Every Voice

    By G. Riley Mills and Prince Roc.

    Product Code: LN3000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 6 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    Lift Every Voice, which is based on a true story, explores the impact of racism in an urban high school. When the class president of an elite inner-city high school posts a racially inflammatory message on social media, tensions explode, loyalties are tested and long-simmering resentments boil over as the six members of the student council grapple with the fallout and how to move forward. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  7. This Is a Test (Online Theatre Edition)

    This Is a Test (Online Theatre Edition)

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: TW9000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 13 to 15 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn't get the review sheets, the teacher doesn't like you, and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news—it's an opinion essay. The bad news—it's in Chinese. And things aren't going to get better! Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  8. In the Tank (En El Tanque) IF8000

    In the Tank (En El Tanque)

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey. Translation by Gustavo Ott.

    Product Code: IF8000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  9. Clever Rachel

    Clever Rachel

    By Moses Goldberg.

    Product Code: CQ9000

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

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Rachel has a reputation as a clever girl who can figure out answers to the most challenging riddles. But the traditional roles of men and women don't allow for women to be intellectuals. When Jacob, the smartest boy in town, challenges her to a contest of wits, somehow they both win and find something that neither had before—a friend. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  10. Polly Wants a Curtain Call

    Polly Wants a Curtain Call

    By Victoria Sayeg.

    Product Code: PM5000

    • Comedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 6w., 14 to 23 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    One day, in the midst of a ship-looting-gone-wrong, Pauline, the Shakespeare-reciting, gluten-intolerant parrot flies away to pursue her acting career in Pollywood. When the pirates discover that she has run away, they experience an awakening and determine that it is not too late to change their scoundrel ways, which leads them directly to Aargaholics Anonymous! Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

Items 1 to 10 of 205 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

List  Grid