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4 in a Loo1. 4 in a Loo by Len Cuthbert
Cast: 4 M or 4 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 8 pgs
COMEDY. Four desperate college students fight for the use of a small, cramped bathroom. Semi-finalist, Theatre Oxford, 2006. Included in the short play collection "4 in a Loo."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Addicts Anonymous2. Addicts Anonymous by Kory Howard
Cast: 6 flexible
Time: Approximately 15 mins, 14 pgs.
COMEDY. In “Addicts Anonymous,” five people attend an Addicts Anonymous meeting but it’s not for drug or alcohol abuse―it’s for technology junkies! Included in the short play collection, "Bathroom B... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Amazon Nation3. Amazon Nation by Clint Snyder
Cast: 1 M, 5 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 11 pgs
FARCE. A zookeeper shows some visitors a cage containing the last man on earth and teaches them an ancient form of English called “nagging” so that they can communicate with the beast. Included in t... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Another Golden Cow4. Another Golden Cow by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A frustrated teacher tries to persuade the principal to purchase some red pens, grade books, and light bulbs. Included in the monologue collection "Another Golden Cow."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Aria or Area5. Aria or Area by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 2 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 1-2 minutes, 1 pg
COMEDY. A female pop star and a valkyrie face off. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Art Critics6. Art Critics by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 mins, 2 pgs.
COMEDY MONOLOGUE. An art student turns in a blank piece of paper as her self-portrait. Included in the monologue collection, "Is This Seat Taken?"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Art of Compromise, The7. Art of Compromise, The by Ed Vela
Cast: 1 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 10 pgs
COMEDY. A playwright attempts to compromise with an avant-garde director who wants to transform his modern courtroom drama into the story of a Viking mother brainwashed by a Russian hypnotist. Inclu... READ MORE | BUY NOW
As You Wish8. As You Wish by Kory Howard
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 5-10 mins, 6 pgs.
FARCE. In “As You Wish,” a couple takes turns wishing on shooting stars only to discover that their outrageous wishes actually come true. Included in the short play collection, "Bathroom Break."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Aviation Blonde9. Aviation Blonde by Mark Dietrich Wyss
Cast: 2 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs
COMEDY. A woman betrays the most important man in her life, her hairdresser, to pursue a forbidden desire…blonde hair! Outstanding Play, Third Annual Chester Horn Short Play Festival, 2007. Winner,... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Baby Talk10. Baby Talk by Clint Snyder
Cast: 1 M, 4 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs
FARCE. Dilly shows up at a childbirth class ready to show “sexist Stone Age women” that a man can do anything a woman can do. Included in the play collection “Baby Talk.”... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Bathroom Break11. Bathroom Break by Kory Howard
Cast: 3 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 15 mins, 15 pgs.
COMEDY. In “Bathroom Break,” a mother yearning for some time to herself has to lock herself in the bathroom to get a break from her needy husband and teenaged kids. Included in the short play colle... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Bessie Brooks and Tommy Snooks12. Bessie Brooks and Tommy Snooks by Steven Stack
Cast: 1 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 6 pgs.
FARCE. Two nursery rhyme characters decide to update their boring nursery rhyme by going off-script. Included in the short play collection "Tied Up!"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Black Cat, The13. Black Cat, The by Albert T. Viola
Cast: 3 flexible
Time: Approximately 10-15 minutes, 12 pgs
CLASSIC HORROR. Adapted from the tale by Edgar Allan Poe. A prisoner tells how, in an alcoholic rage, he kills his favorite pet, a black cat, and then murders his wife and entombs her body in the ce... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Blind Date, The14. Blind Date, The by Paul DiLella
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 2 flexible (With doubling: 1 M, 1 F)
Time: Approximately 5-7 minutes, 4 pgs
COMEDY. Two seeing-eye dogs watch with horror as their blind owners go out on a blind date. Included in the short play collection "Fixer-Upper."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Breaking Up is Hard to Do15. Breaking Up is Hard to Do by Steven Stack
Cast: 3 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs.
COMEDY. In “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” two teens decide to break up with their BFF because she died and turned into a zombie. Included in the short play collection "BFFN: Best Friends Forever."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Break-Up, The16. Break-Up, The by Steven Stack
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 5 mins, 5 pgs.
FARCE. In “The Break-Up,” Dylan discovers his girlfriend is actually in love with his identical twin brother. Included in the short play collection, "The End of Ever After."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Buzzards17. Buzzards by Dwayne Yancey
Cast: 2 M
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 4 pgs
COMEDY. Two cowboys stranded in the desert watch as hungry buzzards circle above. The men must find a way to kill the birds before the buzzards make a quick meal of them. Included in the short play... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Casting the Bard18. Casting the Bard by Ed Vela
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 8 pgs
COMEDY. Three exhausted drama teachers find themselves stuck in a precarious position...they have to cast for the role of Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” but they only have three students to choo... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Cecil Clarence Abernathy Explains It All to You19. Cecil Clarence Abernathy Explains It All to You by Ed Vela
Cast: 1 M
Time: Approximately 1-2 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A naïve boy reads a school essay to his classmates relating the events leading up to his parents’ divorce and how the new situation has turned into a real cash cow for him. Included in the ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Checkmate20. Checkmate by Kamron Klitgaard
Cast: 3 M
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs
COMEDY. A college kid becomes obsessed with beating an old man at chess. Included in the play collection “When Clowns Attack!”... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Chicken21. Chicken by Dwayne Yancey
Cast: 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 5-6 minutes, 4 pgs
COMEDY Two hungry people stare into an empty chicken coop and debate whether to cook and eat a nonexistent chicken. Included in the short play collection "Animal Instinct."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Christmas Pickle Tradition, The22. Christmas Pickle Tradition, The by Kari Catton
Cast: 7 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 mins, 9 pgs.
HOLIDAY. In “The Christmas Pickle Tradition,” zoo animals vote on whether the Prairie Chicken’s unusual Christmas ornament should be displayed on the Christmas tree. Included in the holiday short pl... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Cookies23. Cookies by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 F
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A disgruntled girlfriend discovers her boyfriend is only interested in her mother’s cookies. Included in the monologue collection "Another Golden Cow."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Critique or Critical24. Critique or Critical by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 2 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 4 pgs
COMEDY. An actress takes on her theatre critics. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
CSI Elementary25. CSI Elementary by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A crime scene investigator poses as a substitute teacher to solve the mysterious disappearance of an elementary school teacher. Included in the monologue collection "Another Golden Cow."... READ MORE | BUY NOW

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