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Dislocations – One act American drama

one act American drama


In a split second, your life can change. Just ask Levar Penningsworth, an African-American man who gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Levar is having a really bad day, and the day gets even worse during a fit of road rage that leads him to a world he could hardly have imagined – all he wants to do is get home.

Out of gas and hopelessly lost in a small suburb where he is an outsider, he wonders just how possible it’s going to be for him to return home unscathed. He meets two characters, one of whom can get him the gas he needs to get out of town, but will he give it to him?

Everyone’s been lost before in a city they’ve never been in, or a road they shouldn’t have turned on. “Dislocations” is a horror story without supernatural monsters, vampires or werewolves. It explores the stereotype of the “angry black man,” and the consequences of living up to that stereotype. It’s a story about America through the lens of an African-American searching for his way home.


Winthrop University Theatre and Dance, SC, USA – 2018

Author: Cornelius Fortune

Genre: One act American Drama

Type: One act play

Cast: Mains 4M 1F. Smaller parts 2M 4F 6N (1 liners or no lines) These smaller parts are not integral to the story.

Ages of the actors: Adult actors

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Play Twenty minutes Long

Set: Black box set (minimal set)

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the set is imaginary and actor driven so a great play for festivals.

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Choices – South African teen play



A teenage girl learns too late that her mother really loved her and and how she took her for granted. A South African teen play about family, friends and love.


This all female play was first staged at Pinetown Girls’ High School in October 2008.
Holy Rosary School, Johannesburg, South Africa – 2021

This play forms part of our collection of South African plays. Off The Wall plays is proud to be a supporter of playwrights in South Africa.

Author: Shannan Browne

Genre: South African teen play, drama

Type: One act play

Cast: Six F

Ages of the actors: Mostly teens, one adult

Suitable for: Teenagers

Length: Twenty five minutes

Set:  A South African kitchen with a rectangular table and four chairs, one chair on stage left of table and one on stage right. Two chairs are centre of the table facing the audience.

Far stage left is a little table with a telephone on it {possibly a stool next it, should space allow}. At the back of the stage is a small preparation / storage table with 4 bowls, 4 mugs and 4 glasses on it to be used to set up meals. One box of cereal could be used, alternatively mimed. Far downstage right is where the backdoor to the street is situated, far upstage left is the doorway to the rest of the house {no real door is required on either side}, to be used for entrances and exits.

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – getting the emotions right.

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Cost is $9.00 for this previously produced digital play. Just click Shakespeare!

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License Choices for production

© July 2014 Shannan Browne and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this  play? Other plays for teenagers

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