Friday, October 4, 2019

Stage Plays: 10-Minutes or Less

Looking for a short play that audiences will love? Below are some scripts we publish, all are under 10-minutes in performance time. Each script is available to download in a printable PDF. Information about how to produce one of these plays is available here.

Also, check out our free scenes and our monologues - all from plays that we publish.

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STAGE PLAYS: 10-MINUTES OR LESS 


AWAKE - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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BOXCAR - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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Featured in Limelight: A Collection of Short Plays

THE CLUTCH - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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Featured in Limelight: A Collection of Short Plays


DEFENSELESS - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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JUST BEFORE THE DROP - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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Featured in Limelight: A Collection of Short Plays

LAST DANCE - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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LET'S NOT CONFUSE THE SITUATION - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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Featured in Limelight: A Collection of Short Plays

NUMBER 76 - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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Featured in Limelight: A Collection of Short Plays


PUNCH BOWL - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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A RUM CAKE FOR RITA - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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Featured in Limelight: A Collection of Short Plays

SYRUP - WHERE TO PURCHASE
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Featured in Limelight: A Collection of Short Plays

TAKING OFF - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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Featured in Limelight: A Collection of Short Plays


TROPHY - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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Featured in Limelight: A Collection of Short Plays

VIXEN - WHERE TO PURCHASE THIS SCRIPT
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Featured in PLAY Noir 2017
Featured in Limelight: A Collection of Short Plays

Monday, September 30, 2019

Free Scenes for Actors

Please enjoy these complimentary scenes, all from plays we publish. We add new scenes often, so please check back frequently. Each scene is available to download in a printable PDF.

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Better Places to Go: Scene One
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (both characters are in their 20's; the role of Ricardo is written for a Latin actor to perform.)
Scene Summary: Rosie, an embittered waitress, confronts her co-worker, a busboy named Ricardo. This scene contains adult language and subject matter.
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Better Places to Go: Scene Two
Cast: 2 men (both characters are in their 20's; the role of Ricardo is written for a Latin actor to perform.)
Scene Summary: Tired of keeping their relationship a secret, manic Derek tries to convince Ricardo they should run away together. This scene contains adult language and subject matter.
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Frozen Stars: Scene One
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (both characters are in high school)
Scene Summary: Moments before she leaves to embark on a new life, high school student Patti is shocked when the guy she's had a crush on announces he wants to go with her.
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Frozen Stars: Scene Two
Cast: 2 men (both characters are in high school; the role of Javier is written for a Latin actor to perform.)
Scene Summary: High school student Manny admits his feelings for Javier, a young aspiring artist.
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Sky Lines: Scene One
Cast: 2 women (both characters are in their late 20's/early 30's; the role of Venita is written for a black actress to perform)
Scene Summary: In the year 1972, neighbors Venita and Maggie compare notes on their marriages.
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Sky Lines: Scene Two
Cast: 2 women (both characters are in their 50's; the role of Venita is written for a black actress to perform).
Scene Summary: In this scene set in 1999, Maggie reveals to her best friend that she's been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Somebody's Baby: Scene One
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (both characters are in their late teens)
Scene Summary: After escaping a near date-rape situation, Tabitha stumbled into a coffee shop in Chicago where she meets William, a young man who is dying of AIDS. This award-winning play for young people is set in the year 1997.
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Stay: Scene One
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (both characters are in their late teens)
Scene Summary: Moments after he arrives home from serving a sentence at a work camp, Jessie realizes the girlfriend he left behind has changed.
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Threnody: Scene One 
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (both characters are in their 20's)
Scene Summary: Dana and Jake are a young couple who suffer from a horrible drug addiction and a volatile love affair. Threnody is an in-depth and frightening exploration of the disintegration of two people, grasping for any signs of hope or human compassion in a world where none exists. This scene contains adult language and subject matter.
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The Truants: Scene One
Cast: 2 women (both characters are in high school)
Scene Summary: Best friends Sandi and Jana talk about what it's like to be a teenage girl. The year is 1989.
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The Truants: Scene Two
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (both characters are in high school)
Scene Summary: Chad's best friend Jana reveals to him that the boy he has a crush on has mutual feelings. The year is 1989.
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The Truants: Scene Three
Cast: 2 men (both characters are in high school)
Scene Summary: Ethan's best friend Marc confronts him about his sexuality. The year is 1989.
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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Used Cars by David-Matthew Barnes


David-Matthew's poem Used Cars is featured in the Car Poems series of the literary journal Politics/Letters. The poem will be featured in his forthcoming collection of poetry, Love and Detours.

About the poem, the editor says, "Installment 44 evokes landscapes of isolation and secrecy: queer kids driving under the radar, forced outside of the lines. David-Matthew Barnes makes every word and line matter, conjuring rich life worlds with his concise simplicity."