Our best one-acts for your perusing pleasure! Tried and true comedies and dramas that are perfect for classroom use, competition submissions, and curation for a night of short plays. Simply click on the "READ NOW" button below (scroll over the title), sign into or create your account, and read. Enjoy!
The SeussOdyssey (one-act)
Don Zolidis
Let Narrators 1 and 2 take you on a literary journey, and watch as Homer's Odyssey is transformed into the style of Dr. Seuss.
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Comedy
40 - 50 minutes
10 W, 15 M, 10 Any (8-60 actors possible: 4-30 W, 4-30 M)
Help Desk
Don Zolidis
When you call the help desk, you're looking for a solution - but your problems might just be beginning.
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Comedy
30 - 40 minutes
4 Any (4-30 actors possible: 4-30 W, 4-30 M)
dirt
Mandy Conner
When the 1935 Dust Bowl batters the Texas Panhandle with drought, dirt, and devastation, the Loftin family is hit especially hard.
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Drama
25 - 35 minutes
5 W, 8 M, 5 Any (13-20 actors possible: 4-13 W, 7-16 M)
An Absolutely True Story (As Told by a Bunch of Lying Liars)
Ian McWethy
Someone is in enormous trouble for breaking the priceless heirloom vase in the Peterson living room. But who? Someone is lying.
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Comedy
35 - 45 minutes
7 W, 7 M, 1 Any (11-31 actors possible: 5-26 W, 5-26 M)
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (one-act)
Don Zolidis
Two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza.
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Comedy
35 - 50 minutes
1 W, 1 M, 3 Any (5-20 actors possible: 1-19 W, 1-19 M)
Game of Tiaras (one-act)
Don Zolidis
Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of Game of Thrones, and the soul-numbing despair of Shakespearean tragedy, this adaptation of King Lear will leave you dying with laughter as the body count mounts.
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Comedy
35 - 45 minutes
5 W, 10 M, 14 Any (18-32 actors possible: 4-20 W, 5-25 M)
Cut
Ed Monk
A group of actors rehearses a play within a play within a play. As the plot complications multiply, the actors begin to forget who is playing whom and who is the real director -- as opposed to the actor who is playing the director, or vice versa.
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Comedy
30 - 40 minutes
5 W, 6 M, 3 Any (10-14 actors possible: 0-14 W, 0-14 M)
The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN!
Ian McWethy
Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a few facts on the internet first. Will she finish her paper and escape with her life before the school bell rings?
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Comedy
30 - 35 minutes
5 W, 3 M, 12 Any (5-18 actors possible: 5-17 W, 3-15 M)