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Love, Norman – Drama for four actors about suicide, family and everything that comes with that.

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LOVE, NORMAN – A DRAMA FOR FOUR ACTORS ABOUT SUICIDE, FAMILY AND EVERYTHING THAT COMES WITH THAT

When Estelle decided to ‘dump’ her ill father Frank on her brother Norman for a few days while she would be out of town, she initially had no idea that a visit to Norman’s apartment would end up being the intervention, reckoning, counselling, cleansing and reunion session that the family didn’t plan for but certainly needed. Without a mother, Estelle would go on to overcompensate for the lack of one, Norman would lose his nerve without her presence in his life and their father would blame Norman for her death. In Love, Norman, a drama for four actors, Estelle and her family’s dysfunction are exposed in a major way all the while happening in Norman’s tiny apartment…this is Norman’s, not Estelle’s story after all. And in keeping with the theme, it is Norman’s attempt at suicide, homosexuality and alleged son, Jerome which the play reveals to us all and grapples with in the most sincere way.

This is him, this is Norman and he sends his love. A beautifully written drama that is both challenging and human at the same time.

Other drama plays – Jars a short play about the love between two women by American playwright Jordan Morille

Author: Jordan Morille

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Drama for four actors, dealing with suicide, homosexuality and family

Cast: 3 – m, 1 – f

Ages of the actors: 1 teen, 1 elderly man, two middle aged M and F

Suitable for: Adults and older teens only, not for school productions – language

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Norman’s apartment. It is small, very small. One could almost remain in the center of the apartment and have access to every amenity inside, not unlike a spider in its web.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – characterisation.

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Copyright © July 2018 Jordan Morille and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

My Child – drama about a teen who falls pregnant and the woman who wants her baby
Never alone – play about depression and suicide
Behind the Nets – drama set in a small town where a woman finds out her husband is gay

Ascorbic Acid Freak – play about HIV AIDS

gay play about hiv

ASCORBIC ACID FREAK – DARK COMEDY PLAY ABOUT HIV

It’s the late eighties and Mark is infected with HIV, a new supposedly lethal virus that affects the immune system. Mark, a typical gay man living with this new form of 1980’s plague, has begun to invest in all sorts of cures from taking a huge volume of ascorbic acid every day (to boost his immune system) to paying a quack doctor known as Dr Purgess to cure him with all manner of weird and wonderful drugs. Dr Purgess does not believe in the power of Ascorbic acid at all and instead arrives regularly armed with the latest cure all drug in this dark comedy play about HIV AIDS.

Mark’s housemate and companion Stephan both loves Mark and tolerates his hypochondria (which may not be unfounded) and tries to get Mark out and away from dwelling on his health all the time. Enter Wanda and Julie from Mark’s old theatre days who offer him a chance to get back on stage, something that would definitely take his mind off of everything.

But their plans may just be put on hold by Dr Purgess’ latest cure, which may be just the opposite!

Other plays by playwright Grant Sutor Vuille – Wall flower house – play about agoraphobia.

Author: Grant Sutor Vuille

Type: One act play about HIV

Genre: Dark comedy

Cast: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: All the characters except the doctor are in their twenties or thirties. The doctor may be older.

Suitable for: Adults only to perform and watch. (language, sex)

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: Mark and Stephan’s apartment with a kitchen and a living room attached.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the characters right and the feel of the play – comedy with a dark side to it.

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Copyright © June 2018 Grant Sutor Vuille and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar vein:

The Simple Hard – South African drama about living with HIV aids
Chicken, Airbags and Wors – South African play about a sex change op
Dinner at Dario’s – romantic gay comedies

Twisted Lucy Fans – one act dark comedy about Lucille Ball fans

Dark COMEDY ABOUT LUCILLE BALL FANS

TWISTED LUCY FANS – ONE ACT DARK COMEDY ABOUT LUCILLE BALL FANS

It’s 1989.  Lucille Ball, the iconic actress and star of “I Love Lucy” has just died. Italian-American (not that it matters… much) writer and prince of princes, Alex, is being interviewed for his contributions to gay culture and his work as a novelist in this dark comedy about Lucille Ball fans.  Though he’s not quite a successful author, who’s really, keenly, seriously keeping tabs on that point?

Enter (literally, into the interview) Todd,  Mike’s diva extraordinaire of a friend, who believes Mike is at most a sketchy if not at the least unreliable in his knowledge of everything gay and in particular the life and times of the gay goddess Lucille Ball. The young, straight and very handsome Kyle should be interviewing Todd instead, according to Todd. It seems, however, that all of  Alex’s associates, friends and brother Mike want in on the interview, and they take over the conversation.

Kyle bravely and patiently soldiers on through the frustrating, interesting and brutally honest telling of the nitty gritty of what, who and how a gay man exists in the world. It isn’t until a shocking scandal befalls the unsung author that Kyle realizes he just may have an exclusive on his hands. He also believes the scandal will catapult the romance novelist into a media sensation-which is guaranteed to increase the sales and interest of Alex’s novels!

Oh and then at some point when tensions could not get any higher the instigator of incest, overly-degenerate ‘degenerate’ and obvious source of ‘beastly’ desires amongst these men,  Mike,  finds a gun. Mike aims it at Alex’s newest (really new, even for him) lover Stefano. Someone gets shot… and it ain’t Stefano.

Read other scripts – Marvin’s Fetish – a tension filled gay drama for two actors by Sal Anzalone

Author: Sal Anzalone

Type:  Full length one act dark comedy

Genre: Dark comedy about Lucille Ball fans

Cast: Cast of eight 6M, 1F, 1 transgender.

Ages of the actors: All adult, Kyle should be young and well built.

Suitable for: Adults only

Length: One hour

Set: The spacious kitchen of the eccentric Rizzo household. It is Thursday, April 27, 1989—the morning after Lucille Ball’s death.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a dark comedy with characterization being fundamental

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Copyright © March 2018 Sal Anzalone and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? other similar scripts for you to enjoy:

Chicken, airbags and wors – one act South African gay comedy about a sex change op
Dinner at Dario’s – comedy about the new man and the old ex
For Never, not always – when the groom dumps the bride at the altar – for the best man!

Juan and Emmett – a tragic LGBT love story script

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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

Marvin’s Fetish – Gay drama for two actors

gay drama for two actors

MARVIN’S FETISH – GAY DRAMA FOR TWO ACTORS

For one night you would have yourself a married man. One elegant night he would be yours. Yours to caress, laugh with, divulge your darkest secrets to and indulge in your sweetest fantasies with.
One night. One night only. Marvin had this one night planned out to a T; from the manner in which John would address him and others around them, to what he would wear, Marvin left nothing to be
desired, after all he was paying for the ‘services’ of a flawlessly masculine man; he was paying for the ‘services’ of John.

In this gay drama for two actors, we discover what a burning passion for the popular high school jock has become for old Marvin. But (“but’s” seem to be the norm for these tricky transactions) there was more to it than a payment received when it came to Johns’ M.O. And his M.O. would prove a bit too fabulous for the one night Marvin had prepared.

Marvin’s Fetish achieved finalist status in Tennessee Williams’ prestigious one-act play festival in New Orleans, and has been hailed as one of the most original two-character gay plays that has ever been written and as one of the most clever and unpredictable psychological thrillers of recent times.

 To date, Marvin’s Fetish has enjoyed three performances: The LGBT Center at 208 West 13th Street, New York City, Kairo’s Poety Café at 81 Christopher Street, New York City, and Moonfire (courtesy of Amethyst Nemzoff) at 305 Seventh Avenue, New York City. The last two readings were directed by Alan Baxter and featured DeAngelo Justice (as Marvin Casper) and Mark Parker (as John Corelli).

Read about playwright S.R. Anzalone.

Author: S.R. Anzalone

Genre: Gay drama for two actors, psychological thriller

Type: One act play

Cast: Two men, 2M

Ages of the actors: Thirtyish

Suitable for: PG 13 (subject matter)

Length: Forty five to sixty minutes

Set: Small sofa (room for two) Two arm chairs; coffee table; book shelf; one or two Marilyn Monroe movie posters from either The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes or a large portrait of Marilyn Monroe; One or two posters from any of the following classics: The Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a challenging but fulfilling script that morphs from a light script into a heavier psychological gay thriller as it progresses.

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Copyright © August 2016 S.R. Anzalone and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other LGBT plays to peruse:

Love is a Stranger – British one act gay play about forbidden love
Behind the Nets – period drama in which a woman in a small town find’s out her husband’s secret
For Never, not always – comedy where the bride gets dumped at the altar. For the best man!

 

Three’s a Crowd – One act for three actors

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THREE’S A CROWD – ONE ACT FOR THREE ACTORS

A story of two best friends, their simple enough lives and their complicated relationships. Simon and Kerry have both reached the point of no return in the way they lead their love lives. Kerry has ended it with her physically and mentally abusive boyfriend Dylan, whilst Simon has recently come out and is embarking on his first relationship with another man. Kerry and Simon hide zero elements of their lives from one another but have never had the most intimately delicate parts intersect… That is until Simon realizes he is in love with Kerry’s ex, Malcolm. When Simon and Kerry’s friendship takes a turn for the less friendly and more romantic road, they have no choice but to face their uncertain futures with or without each other.

… Because girls and boys can never just be friends.

Read more about playwright Ashley Nader. Other plays (Cheesecake) by Ashley.

Playwright: Ashley Nader

Genre: Drama, romance

Type: One act for three actors

Length: 25 minutes

Cast: 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult, young adult

Suitable for: Adults

Set: Various – but easy to move in a one act situation. Table and chairs represent a restaurant on one side of the stage and on the other is a living room in a flat.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – revealing the pain of the characters , easy to remember words with everyday spoken English, ideal for festival play

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Copyright © February 2016 Ashley Nader and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other drama-romances in stock:

Great land – two act drama with romance. And The King!
The Encounter – short one act drama romance
Used hearts – romantic drama script

 

Surprises – short drama for two women

drama for two women

SURPRISES – SHORT DRAMA FOR TWO WOMEN

Bryn arrives home with the Christmas shopping which includes a surprisingly large parcel. Is it a surprise? Who is it for? The women had agreed not to exchange or buy Christmas presents, but why has Bryn bought it? Christmas for many people is a time when emotions and expectations run high, and this Christmas is no different. The parcel sparks a somewhat poignant slightly bitter conversation between Bryn and her companion, Sarah.

Read about New Zealand playwright Keith Passmore. Other dramas (The Box)” by Keith.

Performance History:

The overseas American Army Christmas Concert – 2015
Evanston Township High School, USA – 2016

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: Short one act play

Genre: Drama for two women

Cast: Cast of 2F

Ages of the actors: Cast in their early thirties

Suitable for: PG 12 (language)

Length: 10-15 minutes long

Set: The action takes place in a room in a small apartment. The staging is simple, consisting of a table, covered with a cloth, and a chair.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – script with a wide range of emotions to be shown and tempers flare quickly

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Copyright © October 2015 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two handers for women:

My child – drama about an unwanted pregnancy
Nights – funny musical based on the Arabian nights
My middle name is angry – comedy by Ashley Nader for 2F

 

Love is a Stranger – British one act drama about forbidden love

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LOVE IS A STRANGER – BRITISH ONE ACT DRAMA ABOUT FORBIDDEN LOVE

Vivian is a young transgender call girl who has fallen in love for the first time with one of her clients. She dreams of them running away together and has high hopes, until it all comes crashing down around her because of a huge publicity scandal. Her client, it turns out, never gave her his real name and he is, in fact a famous MP, with a wife and a little girl. He is shamed by the press and loses everything, including his life. The play begins after their dirty secret has been made public and deals with three very different characters – Clive, the destroyed MP, Vivian, the call girl and Lucia, a burnt out publicist whose aim it is to reap a profit from the scandal and get Vivian to tell her side of the story in this British one act drama.

A great three hander that explores the human condition: How we deal with sudden awful changes in circumstances. Some will profit, some will fight and some will despair. It’s what at the end of that road that counts.

Other dramas by Joseph Hawkins include Stag.

Author: Joseph Hawkins

Genre: One act drama, gay plays

Type: One act plays

Cast: Cast of three actors, 2M 1F  (The one male should be able to pass for an attractive woman)

Ages of the actors: Cast age late twenties to late forties

Suitable for: Adults only

Length: Play script 35 minutes long

Set: The stage is split between VIVIAN in her room and CLIVE sitting at a table in a quiet, seedy pub.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – challenging dramatic piece with good quality monologues that capture the characters

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Copyright © October 2015 Giles Morris and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other hard hitting dramas in stock:

Choice – Hard hitting British drama scripts about children being prostituted
Survivors include – drama about teen suicide
Behind the nets – 1930’s drama about the effect of coming out in a conservative small town
The restaurants are screaming – period drama set at the end of world war 2

 

For never, not always – one act play scripts

one act play scripts

FOR NEVER, NOT ALWAYS – ONE ACT PLAY SCRIPTS

When Michael breaks up Brenda and Ryan’s wedding and admits to Brenda that he did it because he was secretly in love, she naturally assumes that it is with her. After all, they dated three years ago, and it’s obvious that Michael never really got over his infatuation with her. When Michael confesses his secret love for her fiance, Ryan, Brenda just won’t believe it!

Production History:

The Roial Players, USA – 2016

Author: Jennifer Peters

Genre: Romantic comedy

Type: One act play scripts

Cast: Four 3M 1F.

Ages of the actors: The three main characters are in their twenties, the foreign therapist can be any age.

Suitable for: All ages. (Two men kiss at the end)

Length: 20-25 minutes

Set: The stage is set with a park bench and some scenery stage right. Center stage and Stage left is set up like an apartment with a bedroom and living room.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – an easy script, great for a one act play festival.

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Copyright ©February 2015 Jennifer Peters and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Similar plays that we stock

Bourgeois behavior – a play about coming out of the closet – the wrong way

Boise, USA – play about the homosexuality scandal in 1950’s USA

 

Bourgeois Behavior – Gay stage plays – a play about coming out of the closet – the wrong way

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Bourgeois Behavior – gay stage plays – a play about coming out of the closet – the wrong way

When Roger’s lover, Geeque, gets fed up with Roger living a double life, and juggling his marriage to his wife with his full time affair with Geeque, he ends the affair. Roger’s marriage also falls apart, leaving Roger stranded, with nobody except his best friend Lance to stand by his side. One night, in a nightclub on July 4th, it happens – Roger comes face to face with both his wife, Anita and his ex lover, Geeque at the same club….

Read more about playwright Rico Smith.

Author: Rico Smith

Genre: Drama, gay stage plays

Type: 2 (two) act play, full length stage play

Characters: 5M, 1F

Ages of actors: 20-40s

Suitable for: PG 16

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – maintaining interest in the character’s lives

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Copyright Rico Smith Off The Wall Plays  April 2012