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

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

One Act Plays

Currently Filtered by:
  1. Remove This Item Themes: Culture
  2. Remove This Item Themes: Relationship/Family
  3. Remove This Item Performing Group: Middle School
  4. Remove This Item Performing Group: Touring Group
Filter By
Category
  1. One Act Plays (21)
  2. Full Length Plays (47)
  3. Musicals (11)
  4. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (6)
  5. Collections (2)
  6. Scenes and Monologues (1)
  7. UIL Approved Titles (9)
  8. Bilingual Titles (5)
  9. Audience Participation (3)
  10. Award-Winning (9)
  11. New In Print (2)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (10)
  2. Middle School (19)
  3. High School (18)
  4. College and Adult (13)
  5. Family (all ages) (18)
  6. Senior Adults (6)
  7. Praise Groups (1)
Themes
  1. Crime (5)
  2. Culture (21)
  3. Entertainment (7)
  4. Relationship/Family (21)
  5. Religion (3)
  6. School Issues (1)
  7. Holiday (1)
  8. Illness/Disability (1)
  9. Substance Abuse (1)
  10. World Issues (1)
Sub-theme
  1. Murder (4)
  2. Stealing (2)
  3. Russian (1)
  4. British (9)
  5. Black (2)
  6. African (3)
  7. Hispanic/Latino (2)
  8. German (2)
  9. Asian (2)
  10. French (2)
  11. Showbiz (2)
  12. Dance (1)
  13. Marriage & Divorce (10)
  14. Abusive Relationships (6)
  15. Infidelity/Cheating (3)
  16. Dating (7)
  17. Christianity (2)
  18. Judaism (2)
  19. Hanukkah (1)
  20. Alcohol Abuse (1)
  21. Drug Abuse (1)
  22. Mental Disability (1)
  23. War (1)
Genre
  1. Comedy (15)
  2. Drama (9)
  3. Farce (5)
  4. Satire (3)
  5. Tragedy (2)
  6. Melodrama (3)
Sub-genre
  1. Fairy Tale (1)
  2. Romantic Comedy (5)
  3. Biographical (1)
  4. Magical Realism (3)
  5. Avant-garde/Experimental (3)
  6. Mystery/Murder Mystery (3)
  7. Historical (6)
  8. Action/Adventure (4)
  9. Fantasy (3)
  10. Fables/Folklore (5)
  11. Romance (1)
  12. Horror/Gothic (3)
  13. Commedia dell'arte (3)
  14. Mythology (2)
  15. Western (1)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (3)
  2. Middle School (16)
  3. High School (27)
  4. College Theatre (24)
  5. Professional Theatre (5)
  6. TYA (7)
  7. Senior Theatre (6)
  8. Touring Group (12)
  9. Praise Group (1)
  10. Dinner Theatre (11)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
25m 45m 25m to 45m
Total Cast Size
1 50 1 to 50
Female Cast Members
0 35 0 to 35
Male Cast Members
0 38 0 to 38

Items 1 to 10 of 21 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

List  Grid 

  1. Hamlet and Zombies! - HH7000

    Hamlet and Zombies!

    By Will Averill.

    Product Code: HH7000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 5m., 2w., 13 to 33 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Something is rotting in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet may be the only one who is on to it. With the help of Horatio and Laertes, Hamlet solves the mystery of his mother’s marriage to his uncle, observes his father’s transformation from king to zombie king, saves his love, Ophelia, and fends off both the Norwegians and the zombie hordes. This adaptation is perfect for those who are looking for a spooky retelling of one of the Bard’s classics with lots of fun and a little bite. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  2. All Out

    All Out

    By John Zodrow.

    Product Code: AA8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 6m., 4w., 6 to 7 extras.
    • 30 min.
    To what extremes will the game show contestants go to win a prize of $100,000? This play is about lack of ethics and what people will do for money. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. The Slave Dancer's Choice

    The Slave Dancer's Choice

    By Frank Higgins

    Product Code: SH6000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 2w. (plus others of either gender as desired.)
    • 45 min.
    Drawn from historical sources about the Atlantic slave trade, this play follows the journey of Danny who faces a difficult choice when he is tricked into serving on a slave ship in exchange for his family's freedom. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.

    Product Code: MB8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • large and flexible. A minimum of 15 actors, expandable to include all. Storytellers, witches, messengers and soldiers are perfect for gender-blind casting.
    • 45 min.
    Macbeth and his lady covet the riches and crown, while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers battle for good vs. evil. Macbeth, with his dry, forward attitude speaks poorly to the witches, which does not help him in the least. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. Things Can Always Be Worse!

    Things Can Always Be Worse!

    By Lois Kipnis.

    Product Code: TB5000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 30 roles for a minimum of 8 actors. may be further expanded.
    • 45 min.
    Rich with Jewish tradition, this is the story of an argumentative family living in a tiny hut who, following a Rabbi's advice, bring their animals into the hut. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. Letters to an Alien

    Letters to an Alien

    By Robert Caisley.

    Product Code: L58000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 6m, 1 to 2w.
    • 45 min.
    Aliens arrive on earth and uncover that Hannah's grandfather survived life in the camps and cannot confront his own painful memories. To help Hannah understand her heritage, the aliens take her back in time to Poland in 1943 and she is finally able to fully understand the magnitude of the Holocaust. The aliens gather much information about human beings and the foreign concept of "hate." Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  7. Goodbye Marianne

    Goodbye Marianne

    By Irene Kirstein Watts.

    Product Code: G98000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., 1 boy, 2 girls, or 3 minimum (1m. 2w.) with doubling.
    • 45 min.
    A true story of the author's childhood experience of hope in a time of terror. Set in Nazi Germany in the days following the Night of Broken Glass. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  8. The Oldest Story Ever Told

    The Oldest Story Ever Told

    By David F. Eliet. Music by Kenneth Kacmar.

    Product Code: O79000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., with doubling or up to 15 (5m., 10w.) with roles distributed.
    • 45 min.
    All of the beloved and familiar elements of the Cinderella are here, but with highly theatrical variations representing the different cultures of Africa, India and China. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  9. In Other Words

    In Other Words

    By Sharon Elizabeth Doyle.

    Product Code: IB3000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 6 either gender, with option to add more.
    • 45 min.
    Ideal for either in-school or theatre performances, this title is designed to stimulate the creative actor and delight the child in all of us with human cartoons. Join Professor Fleetfoot and his madcap friends on a zany exploration of communication. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  10. As You Like It

    As You Like It

    Adapted by I. E. Clark from William Shakespeare's play.

    Product Code: AH9000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 6 to 8m., 4 to 5w.
    • 40 min.
    Adaption of Shakespeare's As You Like It. Young couples court in the forest where not everyone is who they appear to be. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

Items 1 to 10 of 21 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

List  Grid