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Chicken Salad – one act drama for two women

one act drama for two women


Chicken Salad depicts a difficult confrontation between a woman and her mother following the woman’s husband’s funeral. People grieve in different ways. The bonds that exists in families is more fragile than people think, possibly because the deep bonds between family makes them assume that other family members think the same way they do. At the same time, when a wound is incurred, it goes a lot deeper. And it makes forgiveness a lot harder.

Chicken Salad was produced originally as part of the Source Washington Theatre Festival. It has been produced professionally by Tavern Stage (Washington DC) and the Potomac Theatre Company (Potomac MD), as well as at a community theater, Cedar Lane Stage (Bethesda, MD), by The Command Performers (UK) – 2018, at Mary Washington College (Staunton VA) and by Harding University, AZ, USA in 2020.
Friends University, KS, USA – 2022

Read about playwright Paul Donnelly. Other dramas (Survivors include) by Paul Donnelly.

Author: Paul Donnelly

Genre: Drama for two women

Type: One act play

Cast: 2F

Ages of the actors: Drama for one older woman and one young to early middle aged

Suitable for: Adults

Length: Twenty five to thirty minutes

Set: A small galley-type kitchen UR, a dining area C
and an entrance hallway UL. There is lots of counter space
between the kitchen and dining area. The furnishngs are
HUB/Marlow Dutch Colonial.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – challenging play for two women which should reflect the complexity of their mother daughter relationship.

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Like this drama for two women? Other two handers for women:

My child – drama about a teenage unwanted pregnancy
My middle name is angry – award winning comedy script
Nights – funny musical Arabian Nights


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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Like this play? Other American and African American plays:

A Deep Rural Tract – African American Court case Drama script
Early Liberty – American drama about a crumbling family in a crumbling hotel
Great Land – drama about two people on their trip to Graceland