Category Archives: Dramas

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Robotic Love – science fiction drama script

science fiction drama script

ROBOTIC LOVE – SCIENCE FICTION DRAMA SCRIPT

A great scientist finds that he has cancer and is dying. He’s forced to re-connect with a powerful business partner as he has an unrealised ambition – to build a perfect human. He has the knowledge to create life and before he dies, he wants his dream fulfilled in this science fiction drama script.

Once the perfect body has been created, he uploads a specialized program into it, bringing his robot called Persephone to life. He invites his star student and his girlfriend in to help to teach this robot all about life and what it is to be human. Things start out well but as the relationship grows she changes from his daughter to his lover, his prodigy and finally to his slave.

In his quest to build the perfect human he forgets what being human really is. Becoming more and more obsessed with controlling Persephone, he gradually loses his grip on reality with tragic consequences.

Other dramas – Baggage Claim – tense drama about a mysterious package left by a terrorist group that can either contain money or death by playwright Simon Parker.

Author: Simon Parker

Genre: Science fiction drama script

Type: Three act play

Cast: Mains: 2M 2F, rest 1M 1N

Ages of the actors: Two older M, one doctor, three young.

Suitable for: Adults – some violence

Set: Robert’s home including a put together lecture hall, a workshop

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building to a climax of tension and tragedy

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Copyright © October 2017 Simon Parker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other full length science fiction dramas:

A Second Chance – a group of dead people are given the chance to change history
Lovely, dark and deep – a man crosses a portal into another sinister world and has to escape
Teru’ah – alternate history – a future world where the second world war ended differently leads to anti Semitic riots

Crossword – Award Winning play about murder

play about murder

CROSSWORD – AWARD WINNING PLAY ABOUT MURDER

A play about murder with a surprising  twist at the end.   Do you know the person, or the parts of yourself you wish you didn’t?

He’s the boy who delivers Maureen’s groceries. That is all. Ben is his name. He’s rather young (23 to be exact), sweet yet slightly annoying and quite nosy. For all his lack of charm, he’s quite harmless to old Maureen and he’s very helpful with her crossword puzzle, amongst other things. He helps with the puzzle and she makes him a cup of tea. She initially tended to rebuff his desire to keep her company a while but she nonetheless appreciates the gesture as she lives alone. She’s lived that way for many, many years now.

Ben found out she lived alone on the last day she saw him. He used that information to his best interests when he asked her to share her living space with him as he was looking for new accommodation. He told her the move was necessary but the truth about his past would soon come to light. Maureen resisted as Ben persisted. He grew hungrier for her approval and she grew wary of his intentions. The rest was, as Ben stated when he tackled the first word of Maureen’s crossword, that day, ‘’Murder.’’

‘Crossword’won 2 best new play awards in 2016. Read other plays by Sean – Is this seat taken – a multi award winning one act play.

Author: Sean Baker

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama, thriller

Cast: Main Characters: 1 – F, 1 – M

Ages of the actors: F – older, M – young

Suitable for: PG 10 violence.

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: The kitchen of a typical house. A table and two chairs R. On the table is newspaper, pen, teapot, mug. A door L is the back door. USC is a window with kitchen unit beneath. A second door R leads to the hallway and the rest of the house. A stool DSL. Clock on the wall.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – building tension to a shocking climax.

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Copyright © September 2017 Sean Baker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other thrillers for you to enjoy:

Lonely birds and Shadow Figures – Psycho Thriller Script
Scream – one act suspense thriller about the end of the world
Thank you for shopping Hoochum’s Bargain Basement- funny thriller

In Tents – one act play about bullying

play about bullying

IN TENTS – ONE ACT PLAY ABOUT BULLYING

It’s your typical high school camping trip, except not so typical. Forced to come up with an alternative trip due to budget cuts (little Jimmy only got a B in Lit and his daddy sued the school), our home room teacher has come up with a plan. Camping out in the cellar. Six students are chosen and put together for this assignment. Six students who have nothing to do with each other and who will have to get to know each other over the course of an evening. The students are free to leave at any time, but if they do, they fail the class. All they have is a tent (in a bag), a microwave, some microwave meals and some jars (for the necessary). How will they survive the night?

Read other teen dramas – Friends and Family by Pearson.

Author: Pearson Kunz

Type: One act play

Genre: Play about bullying, comedy-drama

Cast: Six students (3M, 3F) and one teacher (F)

Ages of the actors: Teens in high school and teacher is an adult in her thirties.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Forty minutes

Set: The cellar of a school. An armchair sits apart from the rest of the scene, which includes six chairs, a microwave,a tent in a bag, with two doors and a cupboard.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization – the students are typical types of students and should be played carefully, but not over the top.

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Like this play? Other teen dramas and comedies for you to enjoy:

Boy-1 – science fiction play for teens
Choices – South African teen play
Conformity – play for high school about a detention class

The Smith Mountain Hunting Club – one act drama for cast of 7

one act drama for cast of 7

THE SMITH MOUNTAIN HUNTING CLUB – ONE ACT DRAMA FOR CAST OF 7

This town ain’t like the rest of the USA. This town is strictly regulated by the mayor himself. You see, a few years back he passed some weird law that nobody was allowed to own or use a gun, ‘cept if you were part of law enforcement or the Smith Mountain Hunting Club. Now, the Smith Mountain Hunting club is pretty exclusive. There’s just a few of us. You see, you got to be able to shoot well to be here. About three miles away, there’s a valley with bird nests. All you have to do is shoot one of them mid flight. Now, they’re fast. Real fast. But if you can do that, you’re in. A gritty one act drama for cast of 7 actors.

Now today, we have another tryout. This time it’s young Jacob, a troubled youth just recently released from juvenile detention. The club is divided about whether we should give him a chance, knowing his record. But the rules are clear. If he can kill that bird, he’s in.

This one act drama for a cast of 7 won 3rd place at the 2016 Virginia Theatre Association New One-Act Play Writing competition. Read other one act plays by Landen – A mayor for Dixie – one act comedy about running for Mayor.

Author: Landen Swain

Type: One act drama play

Genre: One act drama for a cast of 7

Cast: 6M 1F

Ages of the actors: Teen to adult

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: Five chairs sitting in a semi circle, with a cooler filled with cans of drink sitting in the middle. A stand is set up upstage of the chairs, with a hunting trophy of some sort on it.)

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – static set.

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Copyright © September 2017 Landen Swain and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other chilling one act dramas with twists for you to enjoy:

Restaurants at beautiful times – one act drama for four actors
First to see the lights go on – drama about postnatal depression
Lovely, Dark and Deep – one act drama about a journey to another world

The Case of Ivan Kane, serial killer script

serial killer script

THE CASE OF IVAN KANE – SERIAL KILLER SCRIPT

When Ivan Kane hands himself into the local police for multiple murders that have just been committed by simply calling 911 and identifying himself as the murderer, the Detective is at first puzzled then intrigued.  Ivan tells his story and a sequence of horrific events unfold, starting with a seemingly innocent drink in a local bar and ending with a surprising twist that Ivan seems to have plotted all along in this serial killer script.

A thoroughly enjoyable script for all those fascinated by the mind of the serial killer from best selling author Naadir Joseph. Read other scripts by Naadir – The Book of Souls – a teen play about some teens who find the book of souls and try to bring people back from the dead.

Author: Naadir Joseph

Genre: Crime, serial killer script

Type: One act play

Cast: 5M, 1F (M Bartender could be played by either sex)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Older teens and adults due to violence

Length: Fifteen to Twenty minutes

Set: A prison cell which becomes a bar as he thinks back. Easy to achieve with some tables and stools.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – building a climax with the twist at the end

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Copyright © September 2017 Naadir Joseph and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other crime scripts for your enjoyment:

You do love me, don’t you? Psycho thriller about a boyfriend who isn’t all that he seems
All in the Past – murder mystery set in Shanghai in the 1930’s
Questions – play for 3 actresses about a murder that has just been committed. By one of them.
The play’s the thing – script about an almost perfect murder

Tales of Dark Imagination: The Many Ghosts of Doctor Lazarus

tales of dark imagination

TALES OF DARK IMAGINATION: THE MANY GHOSTS OF DOCTOR LAZARUS

If it’s ghostly services you require Lucinda Lazarus is your woman. Lucinda and her occasional shamanic partner, Victor Valiant, have gained some notoriety for their night work: getting rid of the wicked supernatural forces that torment unsuspecting folk.

In Tales of Dark Imagination, Lucinda recounts some standout cases that both she and Victor have been called on to investigate. In act one, Abigail Prescott, director of Foxmoor School for girls, enlists the help of Lucinda and Victor after a ghost she has become accustomed to, starts behaving violently towards the inhabitants of Foxmoor.

Act two sees Lucinda and Victor learning that in some instances, life truly does imitate art and act three puts Lucinda in the middle of a ghastly love triangle that ends as ghostly tales tend to. All in a day’s work for the minders of the mysterious metaphysical and The Many Ghosts of Lucinda Lazarus.

If you sit on their graves, they will not sleep. An adaptation of a story by Edgar Allen Poe – “The Oval Portrait.”

Read about playwright David Schmidt. Read chapter one of Tales of Dark Imagination: The Golden Raven Society.

Author: David Schmidt

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Ghost story, horror

Cast: Mains: 1F 1M. (6F, 2M)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Older teens and adults to watch and perform

Length: 60 minutes

Set: The description of the set can be found in the opening of each play. It is one stationary set each show using different set pieces to make it look different. This makes for an easy production to put on. It can, of course, be as simple or as elaborate as you like.
Act 1: The walls of the chamber are made of polished wood. UC is an archway with a staircase leading up. DR is a writing table. C is a sofa and an overstuffed chair. Entrances and exits are made from the archway.
Act 2: The walls of the chamber here are made of polished wood. UC is an archway leading on and off stage. R of the archway is a cold fireplace. Hanging above the fireplace is an oval portrait of a beautiful young woman. C is a sofa. DR of the sofa is a writing desk.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building a climax

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Copyright © August 2017 David Schmidt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this scary play? Other ghost stories for you to shiver through:

The Release of Theodore Marlow – when your love beckons from beyond the grave
Victims of the Forest – medieval ghostly scary plays
the witch’s cackle – scary ghost play for Halloween

Transcendental Exercises – drama script about a marriage falling apart

script about a marriage falling apart

TRANSCENDENTAL EXERCISES – DRAMA SCRIPT ABOUT A MARRIAGE FALLING APART

In Transcendental Exercises we are introduced to the Goodall family. Harold – a surgeon, his wife Louise and their soon-to-be divorced son Albert. Harold is a forthright and practical man, void of any
agendas, Louise is, well, special or rather, one who would find ease in even the most uncomfortable situations, while their son Albert walks and talks according to the wisdom of his own inner voice (a
sign to some of madness) in this drama script about a marriage falling apart.

Perhaps the madness within is what attracted Albert to his soon-to-be ex wife Jennifer who pays the Goodall family one last visit before she makes her grand exit. As most young women are, Jennifer is volatile, passionate, mischievous, emotional, impetuous and fearless (a perfect villain) and she has one last seed to sew in the lives of the ‘’family’’ she was once a part of.

The seed is one of doubt. For it only takes the tiniest dose to set an entire world on fire. A dose that might confirm Louise’s hunch that her husband’s relationship with her daughter-in-law is
inappropriate, a dose that might get Harold thinking seriously about the random men who visit Albert, a dose that may confirm Harold’s suspicions about Albert’s character as one that is weak and
insignificant. It is the last card that Jennifer will play and she won’t even be around to see the consequences of her dalliance with said, doubt.

To call their lives a mess would be unreasonable. To call it human nature, would be logical.

Transcendental Exercises has been produced at the Corner Theatre in Baltimore. I feel this play is the very best play of George’s we have published on Off The Wall Plays. 

Read about playwright George Freek. Other plays by George – You do what you can – a parody on Macbeth.

Author: George Freek

Genre: Drama script about a marriage falling apart

Type:The play is written in four scenes so how it is played can be at the director’s discretion. Breaking it into two acts of two scenes each would be logical.

Length: 80 minutes

Cast: Mains: 2M 2F and a two small parts – 2M (can be played by the same actor)

Ages of the actors: Adults – two older, two younger (young man)

Suitable for: Adults only – references to sex.

Set: Harold and Louise’s Living room in a Midwestern City of 160,000.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – the play has a twist at the end which makes how the lines are performed throughout the play quite interesting.

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Copyright © August 2017 George Freek and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family dramas for you to enjoy:

Memory Palace a family drama spanning generations
Irish Jack – family drama comedy about marrying outside your culture
The Best policy – drama about the death of a spouse who you then suspect of having an affair

The Girl Who Didn’t Exist – one act drama for 4 actors

one act drama for 4 actors

THE GIRL WHO DIDN’T EXIST – ONE ACT DRAMA FOR 4 ACTORS

Lucan is a bitter old man, on his deathbed. His only company is his dead wife, Maria, who may either be a ghost or part of Lucan’s imagination, depending on how the play is interpreted. Lucan’s children haven’t talked to their father for years, but now that they realise that he is ill, they have come back into his life. Lucan is bitter, feeling that the only reason they are there is for their inheritance. Have they truly come to make amends in this one act drama for 4 actors?

Other family dramas by James Hanson – A Castle: Broken Apart – drama about leaving home and your sister behind with a bitter crazy old father

Author: James Hanson

Genre: One act drama for 4 actors

Type: 1 act play

Cast: Cast of four – 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: One elderly, three in their 20’s-30’s

Suitable for: All ages to watch and also suitable for all ages to perform

Length: 15 minutes

Set: Lucan’s room, with a bed, a dresser with a glass of water on top of it.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – creating a real situation and a ghost who is real to Lucan at the same time

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Copyright © July 2017 James Hanson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

The Promise – an eerie psycho thriller script
Tranquility Disturbed – comedy drama about a frazzled family and dying grandmother
Aldous remembers – drama about a man who battles to remember reality

Fervan Cerato does not exist – one act political drama

one act political drama

FERVAN CERATO DOES NOT EXIST – ONE ACT POLITICAL DRAMA

This one act political drama is set in an unnamed undemocratic country ruled by the narcissistic President Cerato who has a daughter named Fervan. Fervan’s mother, the President’s wife and a former pop star, has disowned Fervan because she is so unattractive. The official line is that Fervan died at birth and Fervan’s existence isn’t known outside the Presidential Palace.

A tourist from the West, artist Stafford Careen, is arrested and held on supposed charges of espionage but they promise him a pardon and that he will be released in return for painting a portrait of the President. He is transported to the presidential palace to paint the portrait and there he meets Fervan.

Fervan is desperate to experience sex as she sees Stafford as an exotic foreigner who would be willing, she thinks. Fervan also wants Stafford to help her escape the confines of the Palace and flee the country but Stafford isn’t sure, as he doesn’t see how that can possibly happen.

Stafford completes the portrait and is promised that his passport will be returned the following day. What he doesn’t count on is a coup to overthrow the president.

Read other award winning plays by James – Prelude to Macbeth.

Author: James Chalmers

Type: One act play

Genre: One act political drama

Length: 40-45 minutes

Cast: 3M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Adults only – sexual language

Set: A room in the Presidential Palace set up as an artist’s studio. Consisting of a chair in front of a plain fabric screen. This is where President Cerato sits for his portrait (The Company may wish to include a low rostrum). A little way from this is a canvas on an easel. The easel is turned away from the audience so that the developing portrait of the President can’t be seen. (The picture is never revealed) Alongside the easel is a small table on which there are tubes of paint, palette, brushes etc. Also in the “room” a dining table (robust enough for Corvis to sit on) and a chair. The Company may wish to have something that represents a window at front of stage – left or right. Stafford’s cabin bag and suitcase are on stage.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – this is a well written script – creating tensions and anxieties to portray realistic characters in a country that is foreign to our western way of thinking

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Copyright © July 2017 James Chalmers and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political dramas:

Teru ‘ah – Jewish political script set in an alternate future
Shadow Government – two people take it upon themselves to point the finger at a middle Eastern man living in their building
Foreign Gifts – drama about socialism and capitalism set at the height of the cold war

Juan and Emmett – a tragic LGBT love story script

lgbt love story script

JUAN AND EMMETT – TRAGIC LGBT LOVE STORY SCRIPT

The hardest pills to swallow are the ones we recognise well; it is difficult to accept the life your heart did not expect. Even more difficult to see the life you could be living as it passes you by and most difficult to dare explore that life. Emmett is a father, husband to Linda and a successful lawyer who lives, yes, but is not really alive…until he meets Juan. Younger, beautiful and bursting with joie de vivre, Emmett cannot deny the attraction he feels to this man; he must talk to him, befriend him, love him, protect him, save him. In this two-act tragic LGBT love story script, loneliness is dissected to reveal that even the simplest or briefest encounters, can provide a long-lasting cure to a disease that still goes otherwise undetected, even today. The ache in Emmett’s soul led him to Juan’s heart, but even a heart as young as Juan’s can struggle to accept the life (love) he could (should) be living.

Two lives, six stories, one tragedy.

Author: Alan Baxter

Type: Two-act drama

Genre: LGBT love story script, a tragedy

Cast: Main characters: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Four in their twenties up, two middle aged

Suitable for: Adults only, LSV

Length: Two hours

Set: Linda and Emmett’s upper middle class apartment and Juan’s working class apartment, the strip club. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a challenging piece that will inspire the actors and enthrall the audience as it reaches the tragic climax. 

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Copyright © June 2017 Alan Baxter and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other LGBT plays for you to enjoy:

Love is a Stranger – British LGBT play about a young man who loves someone he never should have.
Boise, USA – play about the homosexuality scandal in 1950’s USA
Marvin’s Fetish – award winning gay drama for 2M

Grace will lead me home – heart warming adventure play for teens

adventure play for teens

GRACE WILL LEAD ME HOME – HEART WARMING ADVENTURE PLAY FOR TEENS

For Grace, loving and letting go is not an option. The answer to her mother, Rachel’s, terminal cancer is the Giant Squid Curatio. This mythical creature, whose venom holds the cure to save Rachel, has Grace literally cross bodies of water in her quest in this adventure play for teens.

In Grace Will Lead Me Home, Grace and her friends Sam, Dana and Dylan (who are sort of on her side most of the time) embark on a journey to find her squid, putting her at the mercy of ‘young genius’ Carol Bishop, making business deals with the likes of pirates and risking death itself to capture the elusive squid. It’s the power of a dream like this, the dream of a life with her mom and Grace has no choice but to see it through.

Decisions, Actions, Courage and Faith.

Author: Alexia Tiches

Genre: Adventure, teen drama

Type: Two-act adventure play for teens

Cast: 13M, 6F (Casting is flexible – for example the pirates could be male/female, the nurse either male/female

Ages of the actors: Teen and up

Suitable for : All ages to watch, young teens up to perform

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Various – the stage is divided into the hospital, Grace’s bedroom, Carol’s bedroom, the Dock, a restaurant, the boat.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – easy dialogue, scene changes and some creativity with them.

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Like this play? Other teen adventure plays:

Enchanted – two scouts lost in the woods encounter a magical kingdom
Peter’s dream – three act play for teens
The Blueberry balladeer – a group of desperate people must save the blueberries!

The book of souls – short teen play

short teen play

THE BOOK OF SOULS – SHORT TEEN PLAY ABOUT FINDING THE BOOK OF SOULS

Three teens find the book of souls and decide to use it. Although it is just an ordinary book in appearance, it has the power to bring animals and people back from the dead. They do a trial run, bringing Cameron’s dog, Rex back from the dead. Rex died in a car accident many years ago. They then get the idea to bring Cameron’s mother, Jason’s dad and Sylvia’s sister back from the dead. There’s just a small snag in their plans. The book is owned by Life, who comes back to claim it from the three. Life has the power to take back the souls revived from the book of the dead, and she’s also a pretty heartless, not to mention peed off about the fact they took her book in this short teen play.

Read more plays by best selling playwright Naadir Joseph.

Author: Naadir Joseph

Type: One act play, short teen plays

Genre: Dramedy, ten minute plays

Cast: 3M, 4F

Ages of the actors: Four teen, three adult

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: Ten minutes

Set: Simple background only

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – an easy script for teens

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Copyright © June 2017 Naadir Joseph and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other slightly scary teen dramas and comedies:

Mirror – play about a princess who ‘disappears’ all her suitors into a magical mirror.
Someone to remember – teen drama, or ghost story?
The astounding works of Simon Trout – hilarious teen play about a sprite who can change the future to the way you want it to be. Or do you?

Style – one act drama about factory workers on the line

drama about factory workers

STYLE – ONE ACT DRAMA ABOUT FACTORY WORKERS ON THE LINE

Very much in the style of “Waiting for Godot,” this one act drama about factory workers is about 6 men employed in the shipping room of a coat factory who spend their time arguing, eating, sleeping, playing the Jackpot and shooting craps rather than working.

Their boss, Irving, tries to get them to work, even resorting to letters of warning but to no avail.  Then Irving comes in, and gives them the news – the factory’s days are numbered and that they will soon be out of work. Every man there knows that this job is not what he wanted to do with his life, and they all have dreams of doing something better. But as time passes, the dreams became less real and the day to day hopelessness set in.

The play accurately portrays the despair, lost hopes and defiance of marginalized workers. The people we, as society need and see, but never think of.

STYLE, originally titled RACK, was first presented by The Minnesota Ensemble Theatre of Minneapolis in 1973

Read about playwright James Campbell. Other dramas (First to see the lights go on – a drama about postnatal depression) by James.

Author: James Campbell

Genre: Drama about factory workers

Type: One act play

Cast: 8M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult, young to very old

Suitable for: Adults only. Language.

Length: 40-50 minutes

Set: A mid-western coat factory; the early 1970s; the shipping room. There are: four work benches, cardboard box forms, racks of coat orders next to each desk, a time clock, a refrigerator, a coffee urn, a radio, a full-length mirror, and one chair, CAJUN’s personal chair. There is a chute or slide used to send bundles of coats into the shipping department from another building, an exit leading to a stock area.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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Copyright © May 2017 James Campbell and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act dramas for you to get your teeth into:

A Castle:broken apart – drama about leaving a broken home
A Man’s Home – one act American family drama
Love is a stranger – British play about forbidden love and desires

Foreign Gifts – a drama about socialism versus capitalism

drama about socialism

FOREIGN GIFTS – DRAMA ABOUT SOCIALISM AND CAPITALISM

Those with authority deny us the possibilities. What possibilities? That of knowing more.

Two speakers – Russian girls, speak for their way of life, the only way of life they know. Socialism or capitalism? Which is the right way? Each girl knows or thinks she knows the answer in this drama about socialism versus capitalism. A simple conversation over the dinner table turns into ‘cold war’ in their very living room.

Socialism is Sonia and capitalism is Raya. Sonia is for everyone and Raya is for herself. Sonia is containment and Raya is release. The two opposing sides are clear as the line drawn in the very room they are in – between The Soviet Union and America – as Raya speaks up for her identity and Sonia tries to convince her she has none. No identity, no self and therefore no cause for the self. Sonia tells Raya all she has been taught at school – the credibility of her facts checked by her teachers. Raya takes it in enough to know that ‘truth’ in the times of denying who we are as individuals, is as credible as fiction.

A powerful play that has the potential to win awards.

Other plays by Nina Kossman (Mirror – teen fantasy one act)

Author: Nina Kossman

Genre: One act drama about socialism

Type: One act play

Main Cast: 2 – F

Ages of the actors: Teens

Suitable for: Teens to both watch and perform.

Length: Twenty five to thirty minutes

Set: SETTING: An apartment in Moscow. A minimal set. A dinner table and two chairs. On the table are two plates: one plate is clean, the remains of a recent meal are on the other. In the beginning of the play, both Sonia and Raya are in the same (“Soviet”) part of the room. Raya is sitting at the table in front of the plate with an unfinished meal. Sonia is standing next to her.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a simple conversation and a game between two girls is layered on top of political nuances.

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Copyright © May 2017 Nina Kossman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political dramas:

Shadow Government – a couple accuses their neighbor of being a terrorist
Teru’ ah – Jewish political drama script set in an alternate reality
By the Rivers of Babylon – American drama about land

Questions – ten minute drama for three actresses

ten minute drama for three actresses

QUESTIONS – TEN MINUTE DRAMA FOR THREE ACTRESSES

In Questions, a ten minute drama for three actresses, Nina has a confession to make to her ‘friend’ Sandra, initially, and Rosie (who is not much of a friend either) as well. If she were honest to herself Nina would conclude two things, the first being: that she has a problem being honest and secondly: that her life is a bit of
a mess. In one hand are the lies and in the other is the mess she’s created with the lies. When both hands have her tied up, the only option she has left is to declare their contents… two days ago.

Well, the brunette stole the blonde’s man and killed him.

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other short dramas – The Box by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Drama

Type: One act play, Ten minute drama for three actresses

Cast: 3F

Ages of the actors: Late thirties

Suitable for: Adults (both to perform and to watch as has some language in it)

Length: Ten minutes, dinner theatre

Set: The living room of a normal flat/house

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – ability to act

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