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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
Cutlery26. Cutlery by Bradley Hayward
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs
COMEDY. A wife and husband argue over how to place the knives in the dishwasher. Included in the short play collection "Sneezing With Your Eyes Open."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Dancing Under the Amoebas27. Dancing Under the Amoebas by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 mins, 3 pgs.
COMEDY MONOLOGUE. A bookish, opinionated student tries to convince the student council that the theme for the spring dance should be “Dancing Under the Amoebas." Included in the monologue collectio... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Dead Body Play, The28. Dead Body Play, The by Bradley Hayward
Cast: 3 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes, 6 pgs
COMEDY. This play features a love triangle that has gone very, very wrong. Included in the short play collection "Sneezing With Your Eyes Open."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Death By Dyslexia29. Death By Dyslexia by Len Cuthbert
Cast: 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs
COMEDY. A dyslexic hit man arrives at the wrong house because he keeps getting the house numbers mixed up. Included in the short play collection "4 in a Loo."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Destry or Destroy30. Destry or Destroy by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 9 M, 3 F, 10 flexible
Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes, 6 pgs
COMEDY. A host of entertaining characters discuss the merits of art. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Do a Little Cleaning31. Do a Little Cleaning by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 mins, 2 pgs.
COMEDY MONOLOGUE. A student argues that her messy bedroom is actually a highly efficient organizational system. Included in the monologue collection, "Is This Seat Taken?"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Don't Wake the President32. Don't Wake the President by Paul DiLella
Cast: 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes, 6 pgs
COMEDY. Two White House officers must decide which major international event warrants waking the President from his deep slumber: a French military installation break-in, major flooding in India, No... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Easy Flavors33. Easy Flavors by Kamron Klitgaard
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs
SATIRE. A stranger arrives in a town where everything proves to be too easy. Included in the short play collection "Evil People."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Emory or Memory34. Emory or Memory by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 5 F
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 3 pgs
COMEDY. A woman has to decide whether to keep her husband or her long nails. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Enigmatic Lucidity35. Enigmatic Lucidity by Len Cuthbert
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs
COMEDY. As Bob and Angelina settle into married life, they discover that marriage can be, literally, a series of nightmares. Finalist, Lakeshore Player’s 10-Minute Play Contest, White Bear Lake, MN,... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Entr'acte36. Entr'acte by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 13 flexible
Time: Approximately 5-7 minutes, 5 pgs
COMEDY. A set designer, playwright, lighting designer, and costume designer think their works are true originals until they meet their predecessors. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts o... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Evil People37. Evil People by Kamron Klitgaard
Cast: 7 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 11 pgs
SATIRE. Seven people meet to define “evil” and to decide the fate of all “evil” people. Included in the short play collection "Evil People."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Fable or Feeble38. Fable or Feeble by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 1 M
Time: Approximately 1 minute, 1 pg
MONOLOGUE. "Theatre" laments theater's demise. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Fair or Fare39. Fair or Fare by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 1 M, 3 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 4 pgs
COMEDY. A couple attends a craft fair where they meet a town crier, a showgirl, a poet, and an interpretive dancer. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Family Honor40. Family Honor by Larry Fraller
Cast: 2 M
Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes, 5 pgs
DRAMA. A frustrated war veteran urges his grandson, JJ, to uphold the family’s honor by joining the Army, but JJ sees no honor in risking his life for family or country. Included in the short play c... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Fan or Feign41. Fan or Feign by Rob Roznowski
Cast: I M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 3 pgs
COMEDY. A community theatre actor meets an overzealous fan. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Ferns42. Ferns by Steven Stack
Cast: 1 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 4 pgs.
COMEDY. Three girls seek vengeance on a boy who has done them wrong. Included in "BFFN: Best Friends…for Now."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Finding Little Red Riding Hood43. Finding Little Red Riding Hood by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 mins, 2 pgs.
COMEDY MONOLOGUE. A student playwright holds auditions for her new play but wants to cast herself in all the roles. Included in the monologue collection, "Is This Seat Taken?"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Fixer-Upper44. Fixer-Upper by Paul DiLella
Cast: 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes, 6 pgs
COMEDY. A real-estate salesman is desperate to make a quick sale so that he doesn’t have to go back to teaching. With the housing market soaring in Los Angeles, he sets out to sell the only affordab... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Folk or Fine45. Folk or Fine by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 1-2 minutes, 1 pg
COMEDY. A hillbilly and a sommelier face off in this silent skit. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Franken Date46. Franken Date by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 2 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 4 pgs.
FARCE. A science geek creates her perfect prom date. Included in the short play collection "Delight in a Fright Night."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Frosted Options47. Frosted Options by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A runner finds a Pop-Tart on the road and decides to eat it. Included in the monologue collection "Another Golden Cow."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Girl's Little Daddy48. Girl's Little Daddy by Clint Snyder
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 5 pgs
FARCE. A father visits his “adorable” daughter in a juvenile prison, where she threatens to stab him with a Barbie shank if he doesn’t buy her a videogame. Included in the short play collection "Wom... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Glass of Water49. Glass of Water by Steven Stack
Cast: 3 F
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 3 pgs.
COMEDY. A girl dumps her best friend because she didn’t guard a glass of water properly. Included in "BFFN: Best Friends…for Now."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Golden Arm Returns…to Whom It Originally Belonged, The50. Golden Arm Returns…to Whom It Originally Belonged, The by Steven Stack
Cast: 1 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 10 mins, 10 pgs.
FARCE. In “The Golden Arm Returns…to Whom it Originally Belonged,” a ghost helps Jamie and Sal find true love in a spiritual kind of way. Included in the short play collection, "The End of Ever Aft... READ MORE | BUY NOW

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