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 Themes: Entertainment
  2. Remove This Item Sub-theme: Marriage & Divorce
Filter By
Category
  1. Full Length Plays (10)
  2. One Act Plays (8)
  3. UIL Approved Titles (2)
  4. Musicals (2)
  5. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (1)
  6. Bilingual Titles (1)
  7. Audience Participation (3)
  8. Livestream Titles (16)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (3)
  2. Middle School (5)
  3. High School (6)
  4. College and Adult (5)
  5. Family (all ages) (5)
Themes
  1. Crime (2)
  2. Culture (4)
  3. Entertainment (8)
  4. Relationship/Family (8)
  5. School Issues (1)
Sub-theme
  1. Murder (2)
  2. Stealing (1)
  3. British (1)
  4. Hispanic/Latino (1)
  5. French (1)
  6. Showbiz (6)
  7. Music (1)
  8. Dance (1)
  9. Marriage & Divorce (8)
  10. Abusive Relationships (2)
  11. Infidelity/Cheating (1)
  12. Dating (2)
  13. Bullying (1)
Genre
  1. Comedy (7)
  2. Drama (4)
  3. Farce (3)
  4. Satire (4)
  5. Tragedy (3)
  6. Melodrama (3)
Sub-genre
  1. Magical Realism (1)
  2. Avant-garde/Experimental (3)
  3. Mystery/Murder Mystery (2)
  4. Historical (1)
  5. Action/Adventure (2)
  6. Fantasy (1)
  7. Fables/Folklore (2)
  8. Romance (1)
  9. Horror/Gothic (2)
  10. Commedia dell'arte (1)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Middle School (5)
  2. High School (6)
  3. College Theatre (5)
  4. Community Theatre (1)
  5. TYA (3)
  6. Touring Group (1)
  7. Dinner Theatre (4)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
25m 45m 25m to 45m
Total Cast Size
1 50 1 to 50
Female Cast Members
0 32 0 to 32
Male Cast Members
0 34 0 to 34

8 Item(s)

per page

List  Grid 

  1. Kindness

    Kindness

    By Dennis Foon.

    Product Code: K35000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | College | TYA
    • 4 to17 actors (gender flexible).

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This play sensitively captures the reality of children's feelings as it tells the story of three kids as they navigate the small and large catastrophes in their lives. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  2. Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    By Nancy Linehan Charles. From William Shakespeare

    Product Code: R74000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 4m., 4w. (plus 21 either gender.)

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    No one can remember why Romeo and Juliet's families hate one another, but the feud continues on. Tracking the star-crossed lovers, and the downward spiral of a courtship to its horrible conclusion, the story tellers fire off comments of premature marriage. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. All Out

    All Out

    By John Zodrow.

    Product Code: AA8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire | Tragedy
    • College | Community
    • 6m., 4w., 6 to 7 extras.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/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
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 15+ either gender, expandable to include all.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This dramatic adaptation, sprinkled with comedic commentary, is a winner for elementary, middle, and early high school. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theatre frame. Macbeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Shakespeare characters speak the Bard's words, while storytellers fill in plot and comment wryly on the escalating action. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. Roomers

    Roomers

    By Jerome McDonough.

    Product Code: RC7000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 5m., 9w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    Roomers is a play in which madness rules with no hint of underlying black comedy or horror. The people of this comedy are fresh, creative and unpredictable. From the avaricious landlady who rents the pantry as a bedroom—so what if the bed has to be leaned against the wall—to the man on the roof trying to develop homing vultures, this is a rooming house filled with a wild assortment of characters. Each has his own problems, most of them weird and unsolvable, and the plot is involved with trying to solve them. In short, Roomers is fun. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. The Pot Boiler

    The Pot Boiler

    Adapted by I. E. Clark. From the one-act satire by Alice Gerstenberg.

    Product Code: PJ6000

    • Comedy | Melodrama | Satire
    • High School | College
    • 6m., 3w., or 4m., 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    The Pot Boiler is a classic of the American stage. It shows Mr. Sud demonstrating how a truly great playwright (himself) constructs a play. For blocking, he uses desktop items such as Mrs. Pencil, Mr. Ruler, Mr. and Miss Ivory (letter openers, of course) and Mr. Inkwell. As he piles cliché upon cliché and the melodramatic plot unfolds, it becomes obvious that this brilliant satire might be describing one or more prominent playwrights of today. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  7. Jocko or, The Monkey's Husband

    Jocko or, The Monkey's Husband

    By Tim Kelly. Based on the French classic, Jocko La Singe.

    Product Code: J61000

    • Comedy | Satire | Tragedy
    • High School | College
    • 13+ actors, flexible, 2m., 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    Based on one of the French Boulevard plays of the 1800's, in which Jocko (a monkey) falls in love with a European man. They endure the comments of a contemporary theatre audience as well as family and authorities as they pursue their relationship. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  8. The Three Old Women's Bet

    The Three Old Women's Bet

    By R. Rex Stephenson.

    Product Code: TR3000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School
    • 4m., 4w., extras

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    This Blue Ridge Mountain folktale comedy is about three competitive sisters who each try to prove their husband is the most foolish. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

8 Item(s)

per page

List  Grid