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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
Great Pompachelli, The51. Great Pompachelli, The by Kory Howard
Cast: 2 M, 3 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 mins, 11 pgs.
FARCE. In “The Great Pompachelli,” a “love expert” helps a lonely guy woo the girl of his dreams with famous movie lines. Included in the short play collection, "Bathroom Break."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Greek or Geek52. Greek or Geek by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 3 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. Three Greeks contemplate whether a temple is art or merely a nice-looking bunch of marble. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Grown-Ups53. Grown-Ups by Clint Snyder
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 6 pgs
FARCE. A job seeker who sucks her thumb interviews for a job with a business owner who wears adult diapers. Included in the play collection “Baby Talk.”... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Happy Prince, The54. Happy Prince, The by Doug Goheen
Cast: 2 M, 3 F, 15 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 11 pgs
CLASSIC. Adapted from the fairy tale by Oscar Wilde. The statue of a prince comes to life and is determined to help the poor by giving away the jewels and gold that adorn him. Included in the short... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Harmonious Homework55. Harmonious Homework by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 mins, 2 pgs.
COMEDY MONOLOGUE. An energetic, charming student hasn’t done her math homework. Oops! Included in the monologue collection, "Is This Seat Taken?"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Head56. Head by Ed Vela
Cast: 3 M
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs
COMEDY. A father, in the midst of fixing the toilet, is taken off guard when his son decides to make a rather comical confession. Included in the short play collection "The Long Ride Home."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Heart of Gold57. Heart of Gold by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 F
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A woman confronts her ex-boyfriend with her new love, a goldfish. Included in the monologue collection "Another Golden Cow."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
History or His Story58. History or His Story by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 3 M, 1 F, 16 flexible
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 3 pgs
COMEDY. A history professor lectures on the history of hobbies. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Home Insurance59. Home Insurance by Steven Stack
Cast: 2 M, 2 F, 2 flexible (With doubling: 2 M, 2 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 10 mins, 8 pgs.
FARCE. In “Home Insurance,” a vegetarian wolf who sells home insurance meets Little Red Riding Hood in the forest and ends up at Grandma’s house hoping to end his sales slump. Included in the short... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Humiliation60. Humiliation by Doug Goheen
Cast: 2 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs
CLASSIC. Adapted from the short story by Guy de Maupassant. A Parisian socialite recounts how she was cleverly duped by her personal maid. Included in the short play collection "'The Necklace' and ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Hyperbole or Hyper-ball61. Hyperbole or Hyper-ball by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 3 M or 3 F
Time: Approximately 1 minute, 1 pg
COMEDY. A collector of string meets up with collectors of foil and rubberbands. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Is This Seat Taken?62. Is This Seat Taken? by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 mins, 2 pgs.
COMEDY MONOLOGUE. A new student who has a tendency to talk too much when he’s nervous finds someone to eat lunch with. Included in the monologue collection, "Is This Seat Taken?"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Island, The63. Island, The by Steven Stack
Cast: 3 F
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 4 pgs.
COMEDY. Three BFFs are stranded together on a deserted island. Included in "BFFN: Best Friends…for Now."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Jack's Dilemma64. Jack's Dilemma by Len Cuthbert
Cast: 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 6 pgs
COMEDY. Jack arrives at a local diner and tries to make amends with a long-lost friend by offering him a cup of coffee, some money, and a heart-felt apology. The only problem is that the man at the d... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Julie Romain65. Julie Romain by Doug Goheen
Cast: 2 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 6 pgs
CLASSIC. Adapted from the short story by Guy de Maupassant. A young fan visits an elderly French actress who is mired in the nostalgia of an illusionary past. Included in the short play collection... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Just a Few Brief Notes…66. Just a Few Brief Notes… by Ed Vela
Cast: 2 M, 1 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 8 pgs
COMEDY. The director of a school production of “Tom Sawyer” struggles to direct a surfer cast as Huck; an uptight shoe-wearing Tom Sawyer; and a Becky Thatcher who thinks she’s tongue-zilla. Include... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Just Desserts67. Just Desserts by Mark Dietrich Wyss
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs
COMEDY. A husband tries to woo his wife with a romantic weekend getaway, but his plan backfires when his wife falls in love with a piece of chocolate cake. Included in the short play collection "Ju... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Lemmings68. Lemmings by Dwayne Yancey
Cast: 3 F
Time: Approximately 5-6 minutes, 4 pgs
COMEDY. Three lemmings perched on a cliff off the coast of Norway discuss how to jump off: cannonball, head first, or swan dive. Included in the short play collection "Animal Instinct."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Lesson or Lessen69. Lesson or Lessen by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A student consults a teacher about what to do with his life. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Lionizing70. Lionizing by Albert T. Viola
Cast: 7 M, 6 F, 9 flexible (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs
CLASSIC/SATIRE. Adapted from the tale by Edgar Allan Poe. Thomas falls in love with his own nose and sets forth to learn all he can on the subject of Nosology. As his nose’s reputation grows, it be... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Loathe Letters71. Loathe Letters by Ed Vela
Cast: 2 M
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 6 pgs
COMEDY. Mel, an Italian deli owner, sends his son, Kip, to summer camp to toughen him up. Stir-crazy, stressed-out, damp, and suffering, Kip begins sending desperate letters to his dad begging to co... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Long Ride Home, The72. Long Ride Home, The by Ed Vela
Cast: 3 M
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 3 pgs
COMEDY. A little-leaguer suffers the agony of defeat when he loses the championship game for his team and realizes his father’s disappointment. Included in the short play collection "The Long Ride ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Lying to Mom as an Art Form73. Lying to Mom as an Art Form by Ed Vela
Cast: 1 M
Time: Approximately 2 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A father recounts his first camping trip as a boy and vows never to inflict the same torture on his sons. Included in the short play collection "Male Bonding."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Maladroit Romeo, The74. Maladroit Romeo, The by Len Cuthbert
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 8 pgs
COMEDY. Bob loves Angelina but when it comes to romance, he can be a little inept. Bob’s plan to propose to Angelina in the college library where they first met studying “Romeo and Juliet” goes awry... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Male Bonding75. Male Bonding by Ed Vela
Cast: 2 M
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs
COMEDY. A mother who is afraid her teenage son is in danger of becoming an interior decorator sends her husband and son out into the wilds of Texas to do some male bonding. But after being sprayed b... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Merit or Mar It76. Merit or Mar It by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 1 M
Time: Approximately 1-2 minutes, 1 pg
COMEDY. A Boy Scout discusses his favorite merit badges. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Miller's Tale, The77. Miller's Tale, The by R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 4 M, 6 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 25 minutes, 24 pgs.
CLASSIC. Adapted from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. A gullible carpenter is duped into thinking a great flood is coming. Included in "The Canterbury Tales."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Mind If I Sit Next to You?78. Mind If I Sit Next to You? by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 1-2 mins, 1 pgs.
COMEDY MONOLOGUE. A new student has a tendency to talk too much about shrews when he’s nervous. Included in the monologue collection, "Is This Seat Taken?"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Miracle Worker, The79. Miracle Worker, The by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 mins, 2 pgs.
COMEDY MONOLOGUE. A student pretends to be sick so she doesn’t have to go to math class. Included in the monologue collection, "Is This Seat Taken?"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Mona or Moan80. Mona or Moan by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 1 F
Time: Approximately 1-2 minutes, 1 pg
COMEDY. The Mona Lisa speaks her mind. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Muletide Season81. Muletide Season by Kari Catton
Cast: 1 M, 3 flexible
Time: Approximately 5-10 mins, 7 pgs.
HOLIDAY. In “Muletide Season,” a merry mule who calls himself the “Muletide King” tries to spread some muletide cheer by singing muletide carols and delivering a muletide log. Included in the holida... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Mumford E. Squirrel in "How to Ask a Girl Out"82. Mumford E. Squirrel in "How to Ask a Girl Out" by Steven Stack
Cast: 2 M, 2 F, 1 flexible (With doubling: 1 M, 2 F)
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs.
FARCE. A boy who has difficulty talking to girls calls upon his guardian squirrel to help him woo a girl. Included in the short play collection "Tied Up!"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
My Cat Ate My Homework83. My Cat Ate My Homework by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 4 pgs.
FARCE. A teenage witch has to deal with a cat that won’t stop eating her chemistry homework. Included in the short play collection "Delight in a Fright Night."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Necklace, The84. Necklace, The by Doug Goheen
Cast: 1 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 10-15 minutes, 10 pgs
CLASSIC. Adapted from the short story by Guy de Maupassant. Mathilde and her husband work extra jobs and live in extreme poverty for 10 years to pay for a diamond necklace, only to discover it is a ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
New Parent Boot Camp85. New Parent Boot Camp by Christian Kiley
Cast: 5 M, 4 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 10 pgs
COMEDY. An overzealous parenting coach schools four couples on the art of childbirth by inserting a 7-pound watermelon inside her unsuspecting husband’s stomach and feeding him chocolate laxatives. ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Night of the Living Lunch Ladies, The86. Night of the Living Lunch Ladies, The by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 5 pgs.
FARCE. A student suspects the lunch ladies may be zombies. Included in the short play collection "Delight in a Fright Night."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Nightingale and the Rose, The87. Nightingale and the Rose, The by Doug Goheen
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 6 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs
CLASSIC. Adapted from the fairy tale by Oscar Wilde. A poor tutor must find one red rose to win a chance to dance with the princess at the ball. Included in the short play collection "Wilde Tales."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Nun's Priest's Tale, The88. Nun's Priest's Tale, The by R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 1 M, 8 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 8 pgs.
CLASSIC. Adapted from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. A nun tells the fable of how a proud rooster falls victim to flattery. Included in "The Canterbury Tales."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Olympic Gold89. Olympic Gold by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A young mother proudly watches her child participate in her first gymnastics class. Included in the monologue collection "Another Golden Cow."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
One Year One Day90. One Year One Day by Len Cuthbert
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs
COMEDY. It's Bob and Angelina's one-year anniversary and Bob accidentally surprises Angelina with 1.7 tons of chicken rock instead of concert tickets. But in the end, it may be Angelina who has the... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Pardoner's Tale, The91. Pardoner's Tale, The by R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 3 M, 1 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 12 minutes, 11 pgs.
CLASSIC. Adapted from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. A pardoner tells the story of how three revelers foolishly set out to kill Death. Included in "The Canterbury Tales."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Past or Passed92. Past or Passed by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 18 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. Kids with their favorite toys pair up with corresponding adults. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Patches or Patchy93. Patches or Patchy by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 4 F
Time: Approximately 3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. Three pilgrim women gossip as they work on a quilt. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Perceptions94. Perceptions by Kamron Klitgaard
Cast: 1 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs
FARCE. A mother treats her grown son like a baby...literally. Included in the short play collection "Evil People."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Phantom of the Gymnasium, The95. Phantom of the Gymnasium, The by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 8 F
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 5 pgs.
FARCE. A ghost earns a spot on the cheerleading squad. Included in the short play collection "Delight in a Fright Night."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Pieta or Piety96. Pieta or Piety by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 1 M, 3 flexible
Time: Approximately 1-2 minutes, 2 pgs
DRAMA. A man attacks a statue with a hammer. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Pigeons97. Pigeons by Larry Fraller
Cast: 2 F
Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes, 6 pgs
DRAMA. The emotional divide between a daughter and her aging mother is made painfully evident when the two encounter an injured mourning dove while window-shopping. Included in the short play collec... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Planet Male98. Planet Male by Christian Kiley
Cast: 5 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs
COMEDY. With the use of an electric man zapper, a therapist tries to help four fem-phobic men overcome their fear of women. Winner, Outstanding Production, University of La Verne One-Act Festival, 2... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Play god, The99. Play god, The by Kamron Klitgaard
Cast: 1 M, 2 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 6 pgs
COMEDY. Characters discuss whether they believe in the existence of their creator, an all-powerful playwright who controls their every move. Included in the play collection “When Clowns Attack!”... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Play or Plie100. Play or Plie by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 6-8+ M
Time: Approximately 1-2 minutes, 1 pg
COMEDY. Two football teams dance ballet in this silent skit. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Plum or Plumb101. Plum or Plumb by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 2 M
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A plumber explains to his apprentice why he enjoys being a plumber. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Praying Mantis102. Praying Mantis by Dwayne Yancey
Cast: 2 M, 3 F, 1 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs
COMEDY Amy bites the head off of her boyfriend and then seeks solace from her friends to assuage her guilt. Included in the short play collection "Animal Instinct."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Presto Espresso103. Presto Espresso by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A small town resident drinks a few too many frappuccinos and lattes when a new coffee shop opens. Included in the monologue collection "Another Golden Cow."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Raven, The104. Raven, The by Albert T. Viola
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes, 6 pgs
CLASSIC HORROR. Adapted from the poem by Edgar Allan Poe. The author is lamenting the death of his true love, Lenore, when he hears a rapping on his chamber door and is visited by a raven. As the a... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Ravens, The105. Ravens, The by Steven Stack
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 mins, 9 pgs.
FARCE. In “The Ravens,” a melancholy girl is visited on a stormy night by three annoying ravens, who she hopes will never darken her doorstep again. Included in the short play collection, "The End ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Reeve's Tale, The106. Reeve's Tale, The by R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 3 M, 3 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 20 minutes, 17 pgs.
CLASSIC. Adapted from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. A reeve tells the tale of a thieving miller who tries to cheat a young couple and winds up getting his just desserts. Included in "Th... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Remember Me107. Remember Me by Larry Fraller
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs
DRAMA. Two lonely nursing-home residents befriend each other and find comfort in knowing that though they have been forgotten by family and friends, they will remember one another. Included in the s... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Sale or Sail108. Sale or Sail by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 2 M, 2 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 4 pgs
COMEDY. An artist sells one of his works and realizes why he is an artist. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Scoop, The109. Scoop, The by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 mins, 2 pgs.
COMEDY MONOLOGUE. A student journalist is sent to the principal’s office for being tardy. Included in the monologue collection, "Is This Seat Taken?"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Scraps or Scrapes110. Scraps or Scrapes by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 1 F
Time: Approximately 1-2 minutes, 1 pg
COMEDY. A scrap-booker remembers her dead husband. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Sew or So111. Sew or So by Rob Roznowski
Cast: 6 F, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. Fabric store customers stand in line with their fabrics of choice. Included in the skit/monologue collection "Arts or Crafts."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Sexual Conspiracy, The112. Sexual Conspiracy, The by Bradley Hayward
Cast: 2 M
Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes, 6 pgs
COMEDY. Joshua wakes up one morning and discovers he is gay even though everyone else has known for years, including his mother. Included in the short play collection "Sneezing With Your Eyes Open."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Shannon Is Gone113. Shannon Is Gone by Len Cuthbert
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs
COMEDY. A groom sings a “magical” wedding song, which makes his overbearing, abusive bride disappear. Finalist, Camino Real Playhouse ShowOff! Festival, 2005. Included in the short play collection... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Sit-in, The114. Sit-in, The by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 M
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A diner patron demonstrates his love for one of the servers. Included in the monologue collection "Another Golden Cow."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Sneezing With Your Eyes Open115. Sneezing With Your Eyes Open by Bradley Hayward
Cast: 1 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 5-6 minutes, 4 pgs
COMEDY. Zane discovers that he is actually a straight man posing as a gay man just to be trendy. Included in the short play collection "Sneezing With Your Eyes Open."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Some Words With a Mummy116. Some Words With a Mummy by Albert T. Viola
Cast: 5 M, 5 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 20 minutes, 18 pgs
CLASSIC/SATIRE. Adapted from the tale by Edgar Allan Poe. A group of scientists unwrap a mummy and bring him back to life only to find out that not only is the mummy completely unimpressed with the ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Spiders117. Spiders by Dwayne Yancey
Cast: 4 M, 4 F
Time: Approximately 20 minutes, 20 pgs
COMEDY. A group of arachnids plots revenge against humans and their most deadly spider-killing weapon...the daily newspaper. Included in the short play collection "Animal Instinct."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Squatters' Rights118. Squatters' Rights by Steven Stack
Cast: 3 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 8 pgs.
FARCE. A teenager tries to rid herself of two annoying ghosts who refuse to move out of her bedroom and think it’s hilarious for real ghosts to wear sheets. Included in the short play collection "Ti... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Star-Child, The119. Star-Child, The by Doug Goheen
Cast: 4 M, 3 F, 4 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 20 minutes, 18 pgs
CLASSIC. Adapted from the fairy tale by Oscar Wilde. A poor woodcutter rescues an infant and raises the child as his own even though he barely has enough food for his own family. Included in the sh... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Step-Hell120. Step-Hell by Ed Vela
Cast: 1 M
Time: Approximately 1-2 minutes, 1 pgs
COMEDY. A teenager recounts the first time he called his stepfather “Dad” and the first time his stepfather called him “Son.” Included in the short play collection "The Long Ride Home."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Stylish Sleepwear121. Stylish Sleepwear by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 1 F
Time: Approximately 2-3 mins, 3 pgs.
COMEDY MONOLOGUE. An insecure girl tries to figure out what to wear to a sleepover but her dad is of little help. Included in the monologue collection, "Is This Seat Taken?"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Tao of Mittens122. Tao of Mittens by Mark Dietrich Wyss
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 8 pgs
COMEDY. A couple debates the great mysteries of life like where all the missing socks go, why you can’t find anything when you’re looking for it, and why no one claims anything from the lost and foun... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Teacherdroid123. Teacherdroid by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. A student suspects that her history teacher is a cyborg. Included in the monologue collection "Another Golden Cow."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Tell-Tale Heart, The124. Tell-Tale Heart, The by Albert T. Viola
Cast: 4 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs
CLASSIC HORROR. Adapted from the tale by Edgar Allan Poe. A murderer begins to hear the heartbeat of his victim as he is being questioned by police. As the heartbeat grows louder, the murderer beco... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Thousand Words, A125. Thousand Words, A by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 F
Time: Approximately 2-3 minutes, 2 pgs
COMEDY. Sarah meets her future in-laws and realizes she might be marrying into the wrong family. Included in the monologue collection "Another Golden Cow."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Three Sundays in a Week126. Three Sundays in a Week by Albert T. Viola
Cast: 2 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 8 pgs
CLASSIC/SATIRE. Adapted from the tale by Edgar Allan Poe. A young couple must solve a riddle put forth by their stern aunt before they can get married. Included in the short play collection "Three ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Tied Up! (Single play)127. Tied Up! (Single play) by Steven Stack
Cast: 2 F
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 6 pgs.
FARCE. A woman who is about to be run over by a train tries to convince a passerby to untie her before it is too late. Included in the short play collection "Tied Up!"... READ MORE | BUY NOW
To Bite or Not to Bite128. To Bite or Not to Bite by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 2 M, 1 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 8 pgs.
FARCE. Two old-school vampires from Transylvania realize they can’t compete with younger, hipper vampires when it comes to luring hapless victims. Included in the short play collection "Delight in a... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Train Station129. Train Station by Kamron Klitgaard
Cast: 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 5 minutes, 4 pgs
SATIRE. A man waiting for a train encounters a beggar in this silent, absurdist play. Included in the short play collection "Evil People."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Tree in the House, A130. Tree in the House, A by Kari Catton
Cast: 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 mins, 7 pgs.
HOLIDAY. In “A Tree in the House,” an older dog explains to a puppy why his owners have brought a tree into the house and decorated it with chew toys. Included in the holiday short play collection,... READ MORE | BUY NOW
When Clowns Attack!131. When Clowns Attack! by Kamron Klitgaard
Cast: 2 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 8 pgs
FARCE. An overly optimistic father living in denial finds himself repeatedly attacked by a horde of clowns. Included in the play collection “When Clowns Attack!”... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Wife of Bath's Tale, The132. Wife of Bath's Tale, The by R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 2 M, 14 F
Time: Approximately 12 minutes, 12 pgs.
CLASSIC. Adapted from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. The Wife of Bath, who has been married five times, tells the tale of how a knight discovers what all women want most. Included in "Th... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Wine and Wafers133. Wine and Wafers by Ed Vela
Cast: 3 M, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 7 pgs
COMEDY. Norman decides to break the news to his brother and father during communion that he has broken up with his girlfriend and is now dating a Jewish boy. Included in the short play collection "... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Woman Holding a Leash134. Woman Holding a Leash by Clint Snyder
Cast: 1 M, 1F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 8 pgs
FARCE. A grown son asks for a longer leash, literally, since his mother makes him wear a dog collar and leash in public. Included in the short play collection "Woman Holding a Leash."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Yogurt Connection, The135. Yogurt Connection, The by Bradley Hayward
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes, 6 pgs
COMEDY. A man and woman find love in the dairy section of a supermarket. Included in the short play collection "Sneezing With Your Eyes Open."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Zero to Love in 6.5 Seconds136. Zero to Love in 6.5 Seconds by Christian Kiley
Cast: 5 M, 5 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 10 pgs
COMEDY. Ten individuals search for true love but instead discover the horrors of speed dating. Included in the short play collection "Zero to Love in 6.5 Seconds."... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Zombie in a Cooler137. Zombie in a Cooler by Clint Snyder
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 5 pgs
FARCE. A frightened baseball player captures a zombie and holds it captive in a large cooler. Included in the play collection “Baby Talk.”... READ MORE | BUY NOW

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