Category Archives: One act plays

plays in one act usually between 25-35 minutes long

Adam and Yoshi – award winning one act comedy-drama

award winning one act comedy-drama

ADAM AND YOSHI – AWARD WINNING ONE ACT COMEDY-DRAMA

Trying to pick up the pieces while going through a divorce, Adam moves back in with his mother. The arrangement gives him the liberty and creative freedom to write, as he tries to come to terms with the loss of his other half which interestingly enough coincides with the appearance of Yoshi, his new girlfriend… kind of. Yoshi and Adam have a normal relationship; they met at a comic’s convention, she pops in through his window consistently dressed in the same superhero garb (mask included), they fight and talk and talk while fighting and then they make love in this award winning comedy-drama.

Yoshi’s full name, ‘’Yoshi, Warrior Princess of the Divine Order of Nesparotu of the Kiuan on the planet Darden’’ maintains that she is from the planet Darden and her purpose is to copulate with an Earthling, so as to impregnate her. Okay, so not much of a ”normal” relationship, but this comedy-drama in one act does explore the dynamics that every person in the world goes and grows through when they choose, yet again, to open their hearts.

When Yoshi reveals a shocking truth to Adam he faces a future that is more uneasy than he had anticipated his life would become after his divorce.

ADAM & YOSHI DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

2013 – Play Club West, Los Angeles, CA – Staged Reading
2013 – WINNER – The Make the House Roar Prize for Comedy, The Lionheart Theater of GA.
2013 – McKinney Repertory Theatre Festival, McKinney, TX – Finalist w/ Staged Reading
2013 – New American Playwrights Development Project at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City Utah – Finalist w/ 4 Workshop Production followed by audience Q&A sessions.
2015 – Special Workshop Production – The Flea Theater, NYC – Presented by the In-Residence-Director for consideration in the 2015 & 2016 Seasons for the Artistic Director and staff.

Author: Tom Cavanaugh

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Award winning one act comedy-drama, dramedy.

Cast: Main Characters 1 – M, 1 – F , one offstage voice (his mother)

Ages of the actors: 20’s-30’s

Suitable for: Adults to perform and watch

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Adam’s bedroom with a bed, desk, laptop and an open window

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a award winning deep play that focuses on character and intent

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Copyright © January 2018 Tom Cavanaugh and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other full length dramas for two actors you’ll enjoy:

A Field of Glory – American Civil war Drama
Crossword – British award winning play about a murder
On Golden Wings – play about the composer Giuseppe Verdi

Christopher goes through a breakup – funny one act comedy script

funny one act comedy script

CHRISTOPHER GOES THROUGH A BREAKUP – FUNNY ONE ACT COMEDY SCRIPT

Christopher is devotedly and passionately in love with Quinn, his girlfriend. She is a very goddess and he worships the ground she walks on. So when his room mate Lazlo brings him a simple note stuck under the door saying that she’s dumping him for her Icelandic swimming instructor, Christopher falls apart in this funny one act comedy script. Lazlo, ever the metrosexual modern male tries to feed him comfort food (quinoa, kale, carrots) but unsurprisingly these things just don’t work.

Determined to get her back, Christopher follows Lazlo to a party where Quinn’s sister will be, planning to crash the party and talk Quinn’s sister into persuading her sister to give him one more chance. Unfortunately it’s a dark and stormy night and the two guys find themselves not at ‘O’Leary’s’ pub, but at  a much dodgier ‘O’Leery’s’ pub. With a severe weather warning, the two are forced to spend the evening at the wrong pub with some quite unusual characters including a slightly alcoholic Irish priest and two grumpy old men.

But when an extremely attractive woman enters the bar and it turns out that she’s just dumped her boyfriend, things start to take an abrupt turn…

Author: Aisha Tritle

Type: One act play script

Genre: Funny one act comedy script

Cast: 9M, 2F (some smaller cast members could be cast as women if need be)

Ages of the actors: Adult – main characters late twenties, priest, bartender and other customers middle aged up.

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: 45 minutes

Set: Christopher and Lazlo’s flat/apartment and then the Irish pub, slightly dinghy in appearance.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – very funny script with great chance for comedic characterization

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Copyright © January 2018 Aisha Tritle and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about breaking up:

For Never, not always – when your husband dumps you at the altar. For the best man
101 ways to dump someone in five minutes
The Perfect Partnership – romantic comedy about a lost puppy and bitchy girlfriend

A likely story – five minute comedy filler

five minute comedy filler

A LIKELY STORY – FIVE MINUTE COMEDY FILLER SKETCH

In this five minute comedy filler, Miss Hastings is summoned to the manager’s office after a series of unfortunate events starting with the purchase of twelve expensive cashmere sweaters with tiny buttons. Now the very same twelve expensive cashmere sweaters with tiny buttons result in a chain of events leading to amoungst other things a colleague copping a feel of Miss Hasting’s breast, a large spider, a sexual harassment suit and a run on the store with a mass return of the same cashmere sweaters.

Now what has Miss Hastings to say for herself?

Read about playwright Jean Blasiar. Other short comedy plays – “Read about it” by Jean.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: Five minute comedy thriller, one act, comedy sketch

Genre: Comedy, sketch

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: M – 40’s, F 20-30’s

Suitable for: All ages to watch and adults up to perform

Length: Five minutes

Set: A desk and chair and a carpet in front of it. A typical office

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – comedic reactions

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Copyright © December 2017 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other comedy sketches and fillers:

Hell Froze Over – one act comedy sketch about sports
Would you let me finish? Skit for two women
The Duel – Ten Minute Comedy Sketch

Undressed – monologue about being a stripper

monogue about being a stripper

UNDRESSED – MONOLOGUE ABOUT BEING A STRIPPER

Nobody chooses to be a stripper or hooker. In most cases, girls (or guys) end up doing it because they’re trying to make ends meet. But they all have their big dreams. In Zoey’s case, she writes music and is just waiting for her big break. In this monologue about being a stripper cum hooker, Zoey is determined to make enough money this New Years so she volunteers to work on the day that nobody really wants to be working. The bar is eerily quiet, and the only customer is a bald man none of the girls want but who they are all determined to get some money out of. Then Zoey sees him – sitting at the end of the bar. He gorgeous and a music producer as well.

But what will happen. Will Zoey finally realise her dream or get her heart broken?

Read other female monologues by Macee Binns – Static – a short comedy monologue for a female about working out.

Author: Macee Binns

Type: Monologue about being a stripper

Genre: Drama

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 1F

Ages of the actor: Twenties to forties

Set: An empty club on New Year’s Eve. A bar table and two chairs are
set on the stage.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization – the exhausted and exploited yet beautiful look.

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Copyright © December 2017 Macee Binns and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this monologue? Other monologues that may suit you:

After the pyre – male monologue about picking up the pieces
Finding my Root – South African monologue about rape
The Any key – male monologue about life in the big city

A House of dolls – script about a crazy family

script about a crazy family

A HOUSE OF DOLLS – SCRIPT ABOUT A CRAZY FAMILY

In this script about a crazy family, Delilah, a young girl studying at college makes a big mistake by inviting her study partner (who just happens to be a boy) round to her house to study together.

Now the females in Delilah’s family, the ‘Austen girls’ are basically made up of women who in their own words “Love men who then break their hearts and leave them!” Besides this tragic characteristic, they all share another – they are beautifully made up and very concerned with their appearances to the point where Delilah’s granny, mother and sister all look very similar, like dolls even. Their world is an old fashioned one – titivate yourself, meet the man of your dreams and get married. That’s what the Austen women do. The fact that Delilah is a physics major baffles them and the fact that she doesn’t want to take over the family hairdressing salon is equally puzzling.

But the real problem for them is that Delilah seems to be making no effort to catch a man. So when she actually brings one round to the house, Heaven help him!

Other comedies by playwright James Hanson – The Fence – a comedy about guys and girls

Author: James Hanson

Type: One act play, ten minute play

Genre: Comedy, script about a crazy family

Cast: 4F, 1M

Ages of the actors: 3 teens or early twenties, 1 forties, 1 seventies

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Set: The living room in the perfect house.

Length: Ten Minutes

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – comedic characterization.

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Like this play? Other funny plays about bringing boys home:

Mother – a comedy about being politically correct
Moose Tracks – a dark comedy about your evil family, your boyfriend and of course the Moose on the wall
Love in the time of Tourette’s – one act romantic comedy. Bastard.

North fork – script about brothers loving the same girl.

script about brothers loving the same girl

North Fork – drama script about brothers loving the same girl

It’s summer on the East End of Long Island, a magical time for everyone, especially the young.  Joe and David are local boys, born and raised in Laurel. Even though New York City is only 90 miles away they have only been there a couple of times, to the zoo or a baseball game. Summers for teenagers on the North Fork are spent on the beach, in the water, hanging out with friends and making new friends with the summer rental “city folk” in this script about brothers loving the same girl.

This summer David and Joe have  fallen in love with Angela, a brown eyed girl renting next door. The matriarch of the family, Nana, sees what’s happening and senses a “storm” brewing. She warns Joseph not to interfere with his younger brother.

He doesn’t listen to her and one day Joe and Angela disappear. They are found days later in Montauk. Angela’s father threatens to have Joe charged with statutory rape. He’s innocent, but it is agreed by the families that Joe be sent away to live with relatives. David can’t forgive him. This causes a split in the family until they meet again, another summer 20 years later

Read other scripts by Timothy Brown – Irish Jack – Script about falling in love with a girl outside your culture

Author: Timothy Brown

Genre: Drama script about brothers loving the same girl

Type: One act play

Cast: Cast of 9, 4F 5M. Two of the characters are young and older versions of themselves.

Ages of the actors: Teen and adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens upward to perform

Length: Forty minutes

Set: The Beach House, Laurel NY

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – past and present.

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Copyright © December 2017 Timothy Brown and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it – about love and about brothers:

Two Brothers – play about brothers dealing with a parent with Alzheimer’s
Getting this close – award winning play about loving your best friend
Taylor – a father struggles to come to terms with his wife’s death and his new love

Home – a romantic drama play for two actors

romantic drama play

HOME – ROMANTIC DRAMA PLAY FOR TWO ACTORS

Two people in their thirties meet on a park bench over looking a lake. They’ve both experienced loss in their lives, but as they chat and get to skimming stones on the lake they realise that although their lives have been different, they have a lot in common. They meet up again and again, until at last they know deep down that with each other they are finally at home in this romantic drama play for two actors.

Author: Yael Brunnert

Type: One act play, could also be adapted to a short screenplay.

Genre: Romantic drama play

Cast: 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Both are in their thirties

Suitable for: All ages to watch and adults to perform

Length: Fifteen minutes

Set: A lake with a bench. A climbable tree.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – set. The dialogue is easy, the tree may be more challenging.

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Copyright © November 2017 Yael Brennert and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other romantic dramas to stir your soul:

The release of Theodore Marlow – the love his life visits a man from beyond the grave
Shadows of time – romantic sci-fi screenplay in which a man falls in love with a girl from the past and travels through time to meet her
Yvette – period romantic drama script about a young girl growing up in Paris

So Easy a Caveman can do it – short skit about inventing the wheel

skit about inventing the wheel

SO EASY A CAVEMAN CAN DO IT – SHORT SKIT ABOUT INVENTING THE WHEEL

Grok just invent wheel. Using only a rock and, er another rock. (But it was a Phillips rock) . And he’s very proud of it. Zorg not interested – he dig hole to catch girl for prom night. However (But) Grok not realise (know) he need things like insurance for his wheel. Dis wheel making thing more complicated (hard/difficult) than Grok think (knew). So he gets girl and goes off over the mountain on the wheel to get insurance. But Grok did not know he need seatbelts (To keep the girl from falling off) in this short skit about inventing the wheel.

Read about playwrights Lois and Kelly Corcoran. Other skits by Lois and Kelly – Judge Chewout – scary or not?

Author: Lois and Kelly Cocoran

Type: Skit, comedy, one act

Genre: Short skit about inventing the wheel

Cast: 3 – 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Older kids up to adults

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Two – three minutes (1.5 pages)

Set: Blackbox set. PROPS: Horn hats, shovel, cardboard wheel, cell phone, caveman costumes

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – fun easy skit for all to enjoy.

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Copyright © Lois and Kelly Corcoran and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this skit? Other skits to perform:

Attorney skit – we’ll get what you paid for!
Cupid’s bad day – skit for valentine’s day
The Masked Avenger – superhero comedy skit

More Pasta – ten minute comedy about family and veganism

ten minute comedy about family

MORE PASTA – TEN MINUTE COMEDY ABOUT FAMILY AND VEGANISM

Not everyone eats as much meat as they used to nowadays. Doctors warn it makes your cholesterol high, and let’s face it, there’s a lot more pressure from the vegans than there used to be. But Mike never dreamed it would enter his home. Mike is Italian and every good Italian boy knows that whenever he needs to, he can go home to momma and she’ll cook him a meal fit for a king. Spagetti and meatballs, for instance. But when Mike goes round to visit his folks, he finds that things are just a little different from what they used to be and momma is – well let’s just say she’s embraced her new lifestyle with a never seen before fervor.

‘More pasta’ won the Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre and KTDT Digital Radio Players competition in 2009.

Author: Leon Kaye

Type: Ten minute comedy script

Genre: Ten minute comedy about family

Cast: 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Two middle aged (the parents) and one son (20)

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and all ages to watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A dining room table, which is set. Two pots simmer on the stove.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a fun comedy for three actors that plays on characterization

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Copyright © November 2017 Leon Kaye and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

Mother – a comedy about being a little too politically correct because of your embarrassing mother
Something’s got to give – family comedy play
Irish Jack – family dramedy script about marrying outside your culture

The Dummies Guide to Saving the U.s.a. – CIA Comedy script

CIA comedy script

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO SAVING THE U.s.a – CIA Comedy Script

In this CIA comedy script, a band of evil doers – a.k.a Connie and Blyde (who work for Al Tyrone and his bunch of goons) attack the Whitehouse and the CIA’s base of operations and kidnap the vice president as part of their cunning and devious plan they wish to fulfill.

With the CIA crippled they only have one agent left for the job. However, he has no field training and there is no time to learn. He has to learn how to be an agent ON THE JOB while trying to take down a villainous master of mischief, gangsters, and criminal icon copycats. His name: Wilbur.

Read another script by best selling playwright Jonathan Smith – The Fourth Wall – a behind the scenes teen adventure comedy script.

Author: Jonathan Smith

Type: Full length one act comedy (but could easily be split with an interval into a two act comedy)

Genre: CIA comedy script

Cast: 11M, 5F – some roles can be doubled. Can be performed with a minimum of 10-12 actors.

Length: 50-60 minutes (an hour with scene changes)

Ages of the actors: Teen up

Suitable for: Teens to adult to both watch and perform

Set: Simple – the stage is split in two halves so the action takes place on one side then switches to the other, or both are used to represent different locations. Desks and chairs and phones are needed.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – scene changes.

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Copyright © November 2017 Jonathan Smith and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other adventure comedy scripts for you to enjoy:

Explain the Handcuffs – sci-fi time travelling adventure comedy script
Pirate appreciation day – comedy about pirates. Aargh!!
Goddle – sci-fi adventure comedy script

Trump: American Nightmare – short Donald Trump skit

short Donald Trump skit

DONALD TRUMP: AMERICAN NIGHTMARE – SHORT DONALD TRUMP SKIT

It’s the night before the election results are announced and Donald Trump’s second worst nightmare is about to come true (The worst nightmare being his hair thinning a little on the top). The second worst nightmare is that he’s terribly, terribly afraid that he’s actually going to be made President – something he really doesn’t want at all. He never expected it to happen and now it looks like it’s about to come to pass. What will he do?

In a thoughtless moment he calls Hillary and Bill and tries to bargain with them, even bribing Bill with interns in a moment of desperation. But will they succumb in this short Donald Trump skit?

Other comedies by Demarquis – Out on a Date – the comedy about dumping someone and social media knowing about it before you do it. 

Author: Demarquis Johnson

Genre: Short Donald Trump skit

Type: Comedy skit or sketch, one act

Cast: 2M, 2F, 2N

Ages of the actors: Teen up.

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: 4-5 minutes

Set: Black box set. A laptop/tablet and a phone are needed

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Impersonating famous people convincingly and with humor

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Copyright © November 2017 Demarquis Johnson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political skits for you to enjoy:

Ye’ll vote for me – Irish political skit
Trump:wolf of Pennsylvania Avenue
Attorney skit – we’ll get what you paid for!

A Tale of Two balconies – modern Romeo and Juliet comedy

modern Romeo and Juliet comedy

A TALE OF TWO BALCONIES – MODERN ROMEO AND JULIET COMEDY

Sorry, love, the old Romeo can’t come to the phone right now – he’s too busy thinking of the paths to his beloved’s (Juliet’s) heart …but the new Romeo can come to the phone, in fact he’s glued to it ‘cause the hot Juliet, is on the other line. In A Tale of Two Balconies, modern Romeo/Juliet and Shakespearean Juliet/Romeo share with us the agony of love in a one act comedy that boldly puts the ‘crossed’ in ‘star-crossed’ as the two couples intertwine in a quirky retelling of the dramatic classic. The differences between modern-day flirting and the courtships of yesteryear are explored in the most comical yet thought-provoking way and in an illuminating style, the whims and wild imaginings of teenagers are studied. It wouldn’t be ‘Romeo and Juliet’ without the element of disaster we’ve come to associate with the romance and when the Romeo and Juliet pairs cross paths, hilarious consequences arise leading to the conclusion that boys will be boys and are indeed from Mars and girls? Well, we all know (or don’t know) about them in this modern Romeo and Juliet comedy.

Tis awesome to feel the fluttering’s that arise from the passions of the heart!

Author: Kate Cosette

Type: One act Comedy

Genre: Modern Romeo and Juliet Comedy

Length: Twenty five minutes

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: Teenagers

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and to watch

Set: Scene opens on stage split in two: present in both scenes is a balcony. Modern and medieval Juliets both stand on their respective balconies

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy but fun piece that points fun at both modern and medieval ways.

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Copyright © November 2017 Kate Cosette

Like this play? Others like it:

The Ten minute Hamlet – play about putting on a very very short version of Hamlet
The Dane – play about an audition for Hamlet
Cuckold – ten minute seventeenth century comedy about a Cuckold

No Years Eve – play about New Year’s Eve (and the world ending on it)

play about New year's eve

NO YEAR’S EVE – PLAY ABOUT NEW YEAR’S EVE (AND THE WORLD ENDING ON IT)

Christmas is over, and everyone is looking forward to the New Year, until the news breaks that there wasn’t going to be one. A jilted daughter, a nuclear physicist, a flower shop employee, a wayward priest and a thief all join Mr. and Mrs. Drummond for their final moments on earth. Emotions run high, secrets are confessed and love blooms in the face of annihilation.   What will they do when the time comes? And how will they pass the time until then in this play about New Years Eve?

Other plays by Dave Morgan – Le Shaggy Dog – comedy set in wartime France

Production History:

Franklin and Friends on act play festival, Roosevelt Park, South Africa – March 2017
EADS one act play festival – Edenvale, South Africa – May 2017

Author: Dave Morgan

Genre: British Comedy, dramedy

Type: One act play, play about New year’s eve

Cast: 4M, 3F

Ages of the actors: Early twenties up to adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: Standard living room plus big working clock with easy to read pointers set for 11:30 at the start of the play (depending upon the timed dress rehearsal). A door, drinks cabinet, glasses, TV a flat screen from a computer of similar, cups, a tray and a lounge suite etc. Christmas tree, crackers and streamers.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – keeping a level of tension going with everyday occurrences

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Like this play? Other end of the world plays:

God Help Us – the end of the world is nigh – and God’s stuck at a conference
Scream – one act suspense thriller about how people react when they think it’s the end of the world
The End of Class – a teen comedy about the end of class

The Most Important Thing – Christian play for high school

christian play for high school

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING – CHRISTIAN PLAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL

In this Christian play for high school, a teacher sets the students a task – for each of them to get up and say what are the things most important to them, and what are they personally going to do to see to it that those things show up in their lives? Each student has a different answer, from doing their best, to put their whole self into whatever they are doing and to learn from their mistakes. But the student who gets up at the end has the one answer that encompasses all of those things.

Author: Mike Whorley

Type: One act play

Genre: Christian play for high school

Length: 15 minutes

Cast: 4F, 3M, 1N (Teacher)

Ages of the actors: Teens and 1 adult.

Suitable for: Christian schools, teen audiences

Set: A classroom or black box set at the director’s discretion

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy play to perform with a simple message.

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Copyright © October 2017 Mike Whorley and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Christian plays and skits for you to enjoy:

Six Accusers – A man is brought to trial for being a Christian
Holiday shorts – a play collection for the holidays including a Christmas Play
A Manger Carol – comedy nativity play for kids and teens

Listen – soldier’s monologue about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

monologue about post traumatic stress disorder

LISTEN – SOLDIER’S MONOLOGUE ABOUT POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

A monologue from a soldier who used to fight in the Middle East for the British army. He’s returned from war, with the memories of the people he watched die right in the war.  Bodies he had to put together and bury in mass graves. Ordinary people who had families.

Whenever he closes his eyes, all he can see is their faces, disintegrating in front of him as the bomb hits. The only the thing that drowns the pain is booze. He knows he’s killing himself drinking so much. But it’s the only thing that stops him thinking about it in this monologue about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A British monologue but one that could be adapted by actors in other countries.

Read about British playwright Matt Fox. Other dramatic monologues by Matt – Lady Killers – monologues by women who kill.

Author: Matt Fox

Genre: Drama, monologue about post traumatic stress disorder

Type: Ten minute plays – monologue

Cast: 1M

Age of the actor: Middle aged to older

Suitable for: Teens up – graphic descriptions could affect younger kids

Set: Black box set – possibly chair on a stage

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – holding the audience’s attention

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Copyright © October 2017 Matt Fox and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other monologues you may enjoy:

After the Pyre – male monologue – when your life falls apart and you’re left to pick up the pieces, who do you blame?
Finding my Root – South African monologue about rape and trauma
The Any Key – monologues for men and about life in the big city