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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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Cost is $8.00 for this previously staged digital script

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Lies You Can’t Make Up – a drama script about JFK


drama script about JFK



Two-to-eight actors portray galvanizing characters in this drama script about JFK, and who he was and what he represented. The play is non-linear with flashbacks and flash forwards.  The characters are taken from history of the twentieth century and various facts are put forward about their interactions with each other, some true and some fictional.  The real question is –  Which are facts and which are fiction?

At indicated times the characters speak as a unified voice, and may be considered a Greek chorus — which initiated fervent non-linear mantras and morality tales about the complexity and inherent corruption of giving birth and rebirth to democracy.

Read more about playwright James Kent.

Author: James Kent

Genre: Historical Drama

Type: Full length drama script about JFK

Length: 120 minutes, two hours.

Actors: Two to eight actors play a variety of characters from history

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All Ages

Set: Staging in a black box features a hierarchy of low, medium and high performance platforms. Perhaps intervals of fog suggest a non-place or, specifically, inside the human mind attuned to the American Experience.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – challenge lies in holding audience attention as most of the play is a conversation between characters in history.

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Cost is $6 for this digital script

Cost is £5.00 for this digital script

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Copyright September 2013 James Kent and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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