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The Wrong side of the road – Drama for Teens about a Car Accident

DRAMA FOR TEENS ABOUT A CAR ACCIDENT

THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD – DRAMA FOR TEENS ABOUT A CAR ACCIDENT

Imagine that, in a moment of thoughtlessness your life would change for ever, and would even be over.
It’s the holidays and three teens, Danny, Ben and Rachael are going to spend the holidays at the cottage owned by Danny’s father. Danny, egged on by Ben, has driven there in his father’s car without his father’s consent. Danny also hasn’t got a driving licence or insurance in this drama for teens about a car accident.

Just a matter of a few minutes from their destination, Danny takes a bend on the wrong side of the road, resulting in another car swerving out the way to avoid them and crashing, with fatalities highly likely. In a moment of panic, Danny doesn’t stop at the scene of the accident.

When Rachael arrives at the holiday cottage on her motorbike a little later she brings news. The car they hit had one survivor, a policeman. She then produces a gun she took from the scene of the crime. What she suggests next is unthinkable.

The wrong side of the road was was one of nine scripts short-listed in the 2009 Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award competition.

Author: James Chalmers

Genre: Drama for teens about a car accident

Type: One act play

Length: 25 minutes (One Act)

Cast: 2 Male 1 Female

Ages of players: 14 to 18

Suitable for: Teens and young adults

Set: A holiday cottage

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a good play for one act festivals with growing tension throughout.

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Copyright © July 2018 James Chalmers and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other similar plays for you to enjoy:

Road Toll – one act drama in which police bring news of a fatal crash in which the person who died was thought to have died years before
The Back Seat – drama about college rape
Questions – one act drama about a murder

Style – one act drama about factory workers on the line

drama about factory workers

STYLE – ONE ACT DRAMA ABOUT FACTORY WORKERS ON THE LINE

Very much in the style of “Waiting for Godot,” this one act drama about factory workers is about 6 men employed in the shipping room of a coat factory who spend their time arguing, eating, sleeping, playing the Jackpot and shooting craps rather than working.

Their boss, Irving, tries to get them to work, even resorting to letters of warning but to no avail.  Then Irving comes in, and gives them the news – the factory’s days are numbered and that they will soon be out of work. Every man there knows that this job is not what he wanted to do with his life, and they all have dreams of doing something better. But as time passes, the dreams became less real and the day to day hopelessness set in.

The play accurately portrays the despair, lost hopes and defiance of marginalized workers. The people we, as society need and see, but never think of.

STYLE, originally titled RACK, was first presented by The Minnesota Ensemble Theatre of Minneapolis in 1973

Read about playwright James Campbell. Other dramas (First to see the lights go on – a drama about postnatal depression) by James.

Author: James Campbell

Genre: Drama about factory workers

Type: One act play

Cast: 8M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult, young to very old

Suitable for: Adults only. Language.

Length: 40-50 minutes

Set: A mid-western coat factory; the early 1970s; the shipping room. There are: four work benches, cardboard box forms, racks of coat orders next to each desk, a time clock, a refrigerator, a coffee urn, a radio, a full-length mirror, and one chair, CAJUN’s personal chair. There is a chute or slide used to send bundles of coats into the shipping department from another building, an exit leading to a stock area.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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Copyright © May 2017 James Campbell and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act dramas for you to get your teeth into:

A Castle:broken apart – drama about leaving a broken home
A Man’s Home – one act American family drama
Love is a stranger – British play about forbidden love and desires

Restaurants at Beautiful Times – one act drama for four actors

short one act dramas

RESTAURANTS AT BEAUTIFUL TIMES – ONE ACT DRAMA FOR FOUR ACTORS

In this one act drama for four actors, the stage and the actor’s lives are divided into the ‘restaurant’ and the ‘place where the food is prepared.’   Jean and Myceneaus live and work in the place where the food is prepared. They have never known another existence, and theirs is grim existence at best.  Their only interaction is with the head waiter who liaises between both sides of the stage – both worlds, as it were.  This one act drama for four actors compares the worlds of the very rich and the very poor, and plays on the fact that neither side has any no idea what happens on ‘the other side.’  The play has been produced in Las Vegas by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre and in New York by Working Man’s Clothes thus far.

The author would request that he approves/disapproves any dialogue changes or renaming of characters, but genders may be altered at the theatre’s discretion. Read more about David McGinnis

Author: David McGinnis

Genre: Drama

Type: One Act Play

Suitable for: All ages

Number of actors: four, 4

Ages of actors:  Middle aged actors

Set: Simple. A table, a chair, a rope hung from the fly/ceiling/rafters, and some clutter in Jean and Myceneaus’ area.

Level of  Difficulty:  6/10 – achieving tension and maintaining it

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