Spring Into Summer with Five New One Acts
☀️ Summer is here and so are our latest plays! From comedy to tragedy to parody, we've got five new one-acts that you can read for FREE today. Kick back, relax, and get ready to be entertained with these plays young artists and audiences will love!
Silenced on Barbour Street
On July 6, 1944, a fire ripped through the tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, claiming the lives of 144 spectators. In this ensemble driven drama by William Prenetta, 15 victims of this tragedy must face their guilt and deepest fears in order to escape from a sadistic ringmaster who has trapped them in a mysterious circus purgatory.
- Mystery/Drama, 40-50 minutes
- 10-30 actors, gender flexible
Get lost in the Big Top: Read Silenced on Barbour Street for free today!
This revue-style show by Mike Swift channels the spirit of American Vaudeville and once that action starts the laughs keep on rolling! Everyone gets a turn in the spotlight when the host loses his scene partner mid-show: Comics, clowns, doctors, coppers, gangsters, and jokesters of all kinds.
This bawdy, fun play brings back the silly wordplay and charm of an artform of yesteryear!
- Comedy, 30-35 minutes
- 6-17 actors, flexible
- Get ready to be entertained: Read It's Vaudeville for FREE!
The Trojan Women
Euripides' classic tragedy comes to life in this new adaptation by theatrical master playwright Jon Jory!
The play follows the fate of the women of Troy after their devastating loss in the Trojan War. Brought to the stage by Jon Jory, this taut, accessible adaptation with a flexible, all-female cast is the perfect one-act drama for competition.
- Tragedy, 25-30 minutes
- 12-24 actors
- Take a trip to ancient Greece: Read The Trojan Women by Jon Jory (for free!).
School of Sharks
Does your school have what it takes to come up with the next million dollar idea? Find out when everyone’s favorite startup competition comes to town in Chris Barlow's hilarious new parody!
Students, teachers, and parents all gather to pitch their wildest and weirdest business ideas to a panel of eccentric investors in a reality show unlike any other (well... except for one). With bonus scenes, flexible casting, and a customizable runtime, School of Sharks is the perfect play to take a bite out of boredom in your school.
- Parody, 30-50 minutes
- 9-22 actors, gender flexible
- Get ready to swim with the sharks: Read the full play for FREE today!
The unexpected divorce of Madison’s parents relocates her to New York City in Emily Hageman's stirring new drama.
When Madison finds a shoebox full of letters belonging to a mysterious young woman a connection is formed that forever changes the course of her life. Back Cover is a story of loss, courage, humanity, and the painful— but wonderful— experience of growing up.
- Drama, 40-45 minutes
- 10 actors
- Open the book on a moving story: Read Back Cover for FREE today!