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4 in a Loo
1. 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 Anonymous
2. 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 Nation
3. 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 Cow
4. 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 Area
5. 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 Critics
6. 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, The
7. 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 Wish
8. 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 Blonde
9. 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 Talk
10. 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 Break
11. 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 Snooks
12. 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, The
13. 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, The
14. 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 Do
15. 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, The
16. 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

Buzzards
17. 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

Case of Indigestion, A
18. Case of Indigestion, A by Dan Blackley
Cast: 2 M, 3 F, 2 flexible (With doubling: 2 M, 3 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 10 minutes, 9 pgs.

SPOOF. In “A Case of Indigestion,” a private investigator on the hunt for a femme fatale’s missing boyfriend ends up with two corpses, no dinner, and a stinky fish. Included in the short play collec... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Casting the Bard
19. 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 You
20. 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

Checkmate
21. 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

Chicken
22. 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, The
23. 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

Cookies
24. 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 Critical
25. 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 Elementary
26. 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

Cutlery
27. 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 Amoebas
28. 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, The
29. 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 Dyslexia
30. 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 Destroy
31. 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 Cleaning
32. 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

Doggone It!  A Story of a Boy and His Dog
33. Doggone It! A Story of a Boy and His Dog by Dan Blackley NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 3 F, 7 flexible (With doubling: 3 M, 3 F, 4 flexible)
Time: Approximately 15 minutes, 12 pgs.

SPOOF. In “Doggone It,” a heartfelt novel about a boy and a stray dog has been cut to 20 minutes due to the short attention span of today’s youth. Included in the short play collection "A Case of In... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Don't Wake the President
34. 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 Flavors
35. 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 Memory
36. 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 Lucidity
37. 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'acte
38. 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 People
39. 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 Feeble
40. 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 Fare
41. 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 Honor
42. 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 Feign
43. 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

Ferns
44. 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 Hood
45. 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-Upper
46. 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 Fine
47. 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 Date
48. 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 Options
49. 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 Daddy
50. 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 Water
51. 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, The
52. 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, The
53. 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 Geek
54. 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-Ups
55. 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, The
56. 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 Homework
57. 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

Head
58. 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 Gold
59. 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 Story
60. 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 Insurance
61. 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

Humiliation
62. 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-ball
63. 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?
64. 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, The
65. 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 Dilemma
66. 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 Romain
67. 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…
68. 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 Desserts
69. 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

Lemmings
70. 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 Lessen
71. 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

Lionizing
72. 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 Letters
73. 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, The
74. 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 Form
75. 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, The
76. 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 Bonding
77. 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 It
78. 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, The
79. 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?
80. 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, The
81. 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 Moan
82. 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 Season
83. 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"
84. 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 Homework
85. 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, The
86. 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 Camp
87. 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, The
88. 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, The
89. 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, The
90. 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 Gold
91. 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 Day
92. 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, The
93. 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 Passed
94. 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 Patchy
95. 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

Perceptions
96. 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, The
97. 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 Piety
98. 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

Pigeons
99. 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 Male
100. 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, The
101. 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 Plie
102. 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 Plumb
103. 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 Mantis
104. 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 Espresso
105. 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

Prom Directive, The
106. Prom Directive, The by Dan Blackley NEW!
Cast: 7 M, 5 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 15-20 minutes, 13 pgs.

SPOOF. In “The Prom Directive,” the U.S.S. Enterprising crew organizes a prom to bring peace to Auditoriumus, a planet resembling 1980s Earth inhabited by teen aliens. Included in the short play col... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Raven, The
107. 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, The
108. 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, The
109. 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 Me
110. 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 Sail
111. 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, The
112. 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 Scrapes
113. 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 So
114. 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

Shannon Is Gone
115. 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, The
116. 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

Some Words With a Mummy
117. 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

Spiders
118. 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' Rights
119. 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, The
120. 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-Hell
121. 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 Sleepwear
122. 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 Mittens
123. 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

Teacherdroid
124. 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, The
125. 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, A
126. 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 Week
127. 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)
128. 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 Bite
129. 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 Station
130. 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, A
131. 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!
132. 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, The
133. 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 Wafers
134. 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 Leash
135. 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, The
136. 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 Seconds
137. 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 Cooler
138. 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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