American Plays – contemporary 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
A Smart Alec and Two Idiots walk into a Closet – short one act comedy script
A Walk in the Park – five minute romantic drama for seniors
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
Another Anansi – traditional children’s play script about a cheeky spider!
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
Barfly – ten minute romantic comedy about a blind date
Bertie – one act thriller for a cast of 3
Blind Date – 20 minute comedy for two 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
Calpurnia’s Misfortune – Ten minute Quirky Comedy
Cancelled – One act comedy set in radio station which is held hostage by a member of the mob
Christmas in Cape Coral – romantic comedy for the holidays
Clear as Clear –Cowboy drama

Conformity – drama for high school students
Crooked Hand – funny film noir script
Crooked Hand: Game of Cups. Comical whodunit!


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!


Goon Today – funny fairy tale script for adults and older teens
Great Land -A romantic journey for two people down to Graceland to see The King


Handsome and Griddle – short skit on Hansel and Gretel
Happy Wife – a drama about newlywed infidelity
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


Jake Revolver – Freelance Secret Agent – a comedy whodunit
Jars – drama about love between two women
Juan and Emmett – tragic LGBT love story
Judge Chewout – courtroom comedy skit
Juleo and Romiet – skit on Romeo and Juliet
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


No-Thanks-Giving! Skit
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
Second Glance – one hour drama about estranged family
Shady Ladies – a play about scriptwriting and the perfect con!
She’s a Pill – ten minute dark comedy about a thirteen year old who tries to kill her mom’s boyfriend
Sindication – one act commentary on modern society that breaks the fourth wall

Snow in July – a collection of one act plays
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

Strange Bedfellows – a true story about a fateful night in the American war of independence
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


Take my wife, please! A funny and farcical sex comedy
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
Temp Work – ten minute comedy about a sleazy boss
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 Henderson Hall Horror – one act horror script
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 Makeover – comedy about seeing an old flame again
The Mayhem Motel – Two-act American farce
The Memory Jar – American family drama play
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 Summoning – audience participation comedy horror sketch
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
Two cousins and a Pizza – Italian American ten minute comedy play


Uncovered – romantic drama script set in a Chicago apartment


Vet Skit – short skit set at the vet
Villains incorporated – award winning Teen one act


Waiting – short romantic comedy about a blind date

War Stories –  Three act cop drama about corrupt cops
What happens in the sky – drama about suspected infidelity
What the old guy said – funny senior monologue
When Santa got caught – skit for the holidays
Where’s Mr M? – sci fi stage play set in an America where you think you control your life. But you don’t.


X’s and O’s – five minute comedy sketch for seniors


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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