American Plays


American plays

These American plays are written for American audiences, and reflect the ups and downs of coming from one of the biggest countries in the world. We do have other plays written by Americans that do not appear on this page, as they tend to be more international in feel.


A Blind Date – a one act comedy about two misfits meeting for a blind date
A Contemporary Christmas Carol – modern day Scrooge set in Beverly Hills
A deep rural tract – court case drama script -African American family drama
A House Divided –  Civil war drama
A Manger Carol  – Hilarious alternative nativity play
A Man’s home – one act American drama
A major for Dixie comedy about running for mayor
Adventures of Mojoe and Snowy in Lochloosa – Children’s play with a cast of children plus two adults set in Florida
Agatha the ugly – period drama about friendship
Alice in Football Land – Modern day Alice in Wonderland for young teens


Barred – short one act for 4 actors
Boise, USA – Set in the turmoil of the homosexuality scandal in the 1950’s town of Boise, USA.

By The Rivers of Babylon – American Drama Script


Call of the Riled – Short skit for Thanksgiving
Cancelled – One act comedy set in radio station which is held hostage by a member of the mob
Clear as Clear –Cowboy drama

Conformity – drama for high school students


Disharmony commercial -Skit about online dating website and it all going horribly wrong

Dislocations – drama about an African American man lost in the wrong place at the wrong time
Dreamtime – play about teen murder based on the notorious murders of two Dartmouth Professors in 2001


Early Liberty – Best selling drama set in a crumbling hotel


Faith – Play about abuse of women and its consequences for an African American woman.
Foulweather friend – Dark comedy about finding an audience for your stage play, even if they have to be brought back from the dead!


Great Land – A romantic journey for two people down to Graceland to see The King


Handsome and Griddle – short skit on Hansel and Gretel
Hell Froze over – comedy script about sports taken a BIT too far
Hikers – one act for 2M. Where a chance encounter on a mountainside can change the course of your life forever
Hossback – a satire with cowboys in the old west

Holiday shorts –  Set of short plays for adults and children, perfect for the holidays


If God Ate Fried Chicken – Comedy about priest and nun going on a date to the local fried chicken joint
Insurance on the line – Short one act satire about insurance

Irish Jack – drama comedy about marrying outside your culture


Jumping the league – comedy about a priest who doesn’t want to be


Lies You Can’t Make up – American drama for 2-8 actors about the conspiracy surrounding JFK


Marvin’s Fetish – gay drama for two actors

Meeting Meryl –  Off The Wall comedy about a girl who wants to audition for an acting part alongside Meryl Streep

Memory Palace – lovely script about the life of a typical family spanning generations

Moose Tracks – a dark comedy about a series of missing boyfriends. And a fly, sorry moose on the wall…


Over my dead Body –  Dark comedy about two ghosts who refuse to be evicted


Parade day – drama about Roswell, years later
Parlor City Noir – Classic film noir script
Pigcat – Family drama about a young boy and his imaginary friend who helps him cope with the realities of his situation


Riding a Peacock –  Family drama about the life of two African American families
Roots and wings –  Short two-hander about two men forgotten in the hole they were digging


Sassafras Cannon – Civil war black comedy
Shadow Government – Political thriller about terrorism and suspecting the wrong man
Some Unfinished Chaos – poignant comedy about the relationship between a failing writer and his protege
Straight to the top – Screenplay set in the Prohibition
Survivors include – Teen drama about suicide following the death of a beloved brother in Iraq


Taylor – Beautiful story about finding love again and accepting that love after your spouse has passed away
The Any Key – Monologue for one male actor – drama.
The Appointment with God –  A wealthy man receives a mysterious phone call announcing his appointment with his maker.
The Back Seat – drama about college rape
The Blueberry Balladeer – Zany adventure play for Youth Theatre
The Game of Life – one act comedy plays for 6 actors
The Great Bank Robbery Hostage Crisis two act comedy about a bank robbery gone wrong
The Mayhem Motel – Two-act American farce
The Pied Piper of Hawaii (Trouble in the wild west)

THE ten minute Hamlet – large cast comedy about putting on Hamlet at the old folks home. In ten minutes
The Price of a Ghost – A man is haunted by a mysterious ghost bent on revenge.
The things that happen in New York – drama about a young couple losing their apartment
Twenty First Century Stomp –Rap drama about the recession


Uncovered – romantic drama script set in a Chicago apartment


War Stories –  Three act cop drama about corrupt cops


Villains incorporated – award winning Teen one act


Where’s Mr M? – sci fi stage play set in an America where you think you control your life. But you don’t.


Yoo Hoo, Mister Solomon –  Cute romantic comedy about an elderly Jewish man and his nosy neighbor.
You’re never too old – Comedy about two brothers who hate each other but reluctantly go into business yet again.

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