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Waiting – two hander one act plays


two hander one act plays

A short snappy comedy set in the queue where two people, a slightly nerdy guy and a prim, but ordinary woman are waiting to go to the toilet in a crowded shopping mall. Why do woman take so long to go to the loo? What are they really doing inside the cubicles? A dry comedy that takes the battle of the sexes to infinity and beyond.

Performance History

Waiting – a two hander one act comedy was staged by the Crouch End Players as part of the annual Crouch End arts festival in North London in June 2014.

Flagler University – 2016

Read more about award winning playwright Claire Linda Demmer. Other plays by Claire Linda Demmer.

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Genre: Comedy

Type: Two hander one act plays

Length: Twenty-Twenty five minutes, 20-25 mins

Number of actors: Two, 1M 1F any age

Suitable for: PG 10 – mild language

Set: Simple – can be a black box set, possibly with a toilet sign

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – not allowing the play to become static as it is simply a conversation between two people in a queue.

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Copyright May 2014 Claire Demmer and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Road Rage – a one act comedy play

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In this one act comedy play, a woman knocks and enters a man’s office, making sure she has the right person and indicating she is a messenger. He shows his annoyance and, in a silly charade, pretends he is not who she is looking for, but it turns out she is not who she says she is. Eventually, she reveals who she is and why she is there and takes him through various stages of emotion, eventually taking the audience by surprise and leading to a dramatic climax.

Leonard has written about a dozen full length plays and somewhat more one act plays. Some have won prizes: full length plays “Laramie, Equal Rights” and “Clara” won awards at the Shoreline Readers Theater, 2009 and 2010, in Washington State. “Road Rage” and “Apartment 4G” won in the 2010-2011Ink to Boards” One-Act Play Competition at Wildfire Arts.   Several plays have been produced locally in the Seattle, Washington and in New York are others have been read at writers’ workshops, and some at festivals.


St John’s school, TX, USA – 2018
Chapel Hill Thespians, NC, USA – 2019
The Little Theatre Cleadon, South Tyneside, UK – 2020

The author will allow workshopping of the play, subject to the right of refusal and he must be notified through us of any suggested modifications two weeks in advance. Read about playwright Leonard Goodisman

Author: Leonard Goodisman

Type: One 1 act play

Genre: Comedy, but can be played as a drama

Length:  Ten 10 minutes

Number of actors:  Two 2

Age of actors: Adult any age

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Simple, an office

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – maintaining tension and building to a climax

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