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 country reunion – American comedy about hicks and a bottle o’ moonshine
A deep rural tract – court case drama script -African American family drama
A Famed Life – ten minute comedy about a personal servant leaving her very needy boss who cannot cope without her!
A field of Glory – American Civil War 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
Adam and Yoshi – award winning poignant American comedy
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
Ascorbic Acid Freak – dark comedy about HIV in the 1980’s
A House of Dolls – script about a crazy man obsessed family


Barred – short one act for 4 actors
Bertie – one act thriller for a cast of 3
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

Dueling Chefs – short skit on when chefs fight


Early Liberty – Best selling drama set in a crumbling hotel

Eddie – award winning romantic drama
Ejected – two act comedy about a video store


Faith – Play about abuse of women and its consequences for an African American woman.
Final Conversations – award nominated short drama about the last morning a son spends on earth
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
In tents – one act teen play about bullying
Insurance on the line – Short one act satire about insurance

Irish Jack – drama comedy about marrying outside your culture


Jars – drama about love between two women
Juan and Emmett – tragic LGBT love story
Judge Chewout – courtroom comedy skit
Jumping the league – comedy about a priest who doesn’t want to be


Lemonade Gurus – comedy about two down and out clowns setting up a lemonade stand

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

Love, Norman – drama about suicide, family and all that comes with it


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

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

Mother – a comedy about being politically (in)correct


North Fork – when two brothers love the same girl – it causes a rift in the family that may never heal
Now boarding – one act comedy for 3 women on a plane


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
Puss in Boots in the Wild West – The Pantomine!


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
Static – short female monologue about working out
Stone Cold Sober – monologue by a child of an alcoholic
Straight to the top – Screenplay set in the Prohibition
Stuffed Panda – monologue for 1F about alcoholism
Style – one act drama about factory workers on the line
Survivors include – Teen drama about suicide following the death of a beloved brother in Iraq


Tales of Dark Imagination:The Many Ghosts of Dr. Lazarus – ghost story scripts – based on stories by Edgar Allen Poe

Taylor – Beautiful story about finding love again and accepting that love after your spouse has passed away
Teru’ah – Jewish political drama script set in an alternate reality
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 Best Policy –
when your spouse dies and you think he’s been having an affair

The Blueberry Balladeer – Zany adventure play for Youth Theatre
The Cindy Variations – coming of age cabaret type comedy
The Dummies Guide to saving the USA – CIA comedy script
The Easy Lovin’ Blues – award winning drama
The Franklin Franklin Show – comedy about a retired boxer turned talk show host
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 Hopeful Diamond Caper – two act crime comedy about a huge diamond on a ship, a wealthy woman and a couple of bad guys….
The Mayhem Motel – Two-act American farce
The Mirror – a collection of ten minute plays by an award winning author
The Outlaws – comedy about THE INLAWS…
The Passion of Mary – American historical play about the Quakers
The Pendragon Sacrifice – award winning play about Merlin and King Arthur
The Pied Piper of Hawaii (Trouble in the wild west)
The Smith Mountain Hunting Club – when the new guy in your hunting club is not what he seems
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
Thirds – suburban satire about 3 sisters dividing a house they’ve inherited. Literally.
Thirty Deep – American one act comedy about a taxidermist and an unusual request
Transcendental Exercises – drama about a marriage falling apart from a seed of doubt
Trump: American Nightmare – short Donald Trump skit
Trump: I’m not a RACIST! skit
Trump: Wolf of Pennsylvania Avenue – Trump comedy sketch
Tumbleweed – large cast comedy set in the wild, wild west
Twenty First Century Stomp –Rap drama about the recession
Twisted Lucy Fans – dark comedy about Lucille Ball fans


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


What happens in the sky – drama about suspected infidelity
What the old guy said – funny senior monologue
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 are your own worst enemy – American period comedy about a small town hotel
You’re never too old – Comedy about two brothers who hate each other but reluctantly go into business yet again.


343 Union Street – comedy about living in Brooklyn

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