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Stage Partners is home to some of the best one-act play scripts for high schools, middle schools, and theatres. From large cast comedies to intimate dramas for competition, Stage Partners' exciting collection of short plays features some of the most popular playwrights in the world. 

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  • In the Forests of the Night - Stage Partners

    In the Forests of the Night

    Written By: Del Martin
    Length: 25-30 minutes
    Cast Size: 13 actors (suggested casting: 13 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Thirteen students are compelled by their dreams to play a game in the woods to keep a mysterious monster at bay. Not everyone gets to play it again. (If you like The Giver consider In the Forests of the Night.)
  • Baby Yoga by Elissa C. Huang, a ten-minute play, part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies - Stage Partners

    Baby Yoga

    Written By: Elissa C. Huang
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 7 actors (7F)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Some mothers always seem to have it all together, and others... not so much. When Chaos Mom and Chaos Baby arrive in a community yoga class for babies and mothers, all pretenses and expectations of what motherhood should be quickly fall apart. Baby Yoga is a hilarious ode to all those moms who are just trying to get through the day. This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish...
  • Assembly - Stage Partners

    Assembly

    Written By: Barry Weber
    Length: 25-30 minutes
    Cast Size: 16-50+ actors (suggested casting: 30, any gender)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    This is not your typical school assembly. Or is it? After yesterday's mysterious incident, all classes are gathered to learn how to be better students and more importantly how to sell more jalapeño creamed corn cookies for the school fundraiser. Let the safety experts explain how to stop a bear from attacking your school and sitting on you. And, if you are really good, you may even be treated to...
  • The Lost Art of Finding - Stage Partners

    The Lost Art of Finding

    Written By: Alan Haehnel
    Length: 25-30 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 15 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Say what you will about Sophie, she is focused. On Something, a crucial Something, and she won't give up until she has It. A pushy salesman, a mob of celebrity hounds, the celebrity himself, even a well-meaning, potential friend will not distract Sophie from her quest. This large cast, gender-flexible one-act will both entertain and intrigue, inviting viewers to question what their particular Some...
  • Week Daze

    Week Daze

    Written By: Hillary DePiano
    Length: 30-40 minutes
    Cast Size: 7 actors (7 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Has TJ’s comfortable routine become a rut? When an old friend comes to town with a challenge, TJ’s got to figure out what it really means to live a little without changing your life to meet someone else’s expectations. Week Daze zooms out and looks at our daily routines from a new perspective as all five weekdays play out simultaneously across the stage in a comic ballet. A virtual version...
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