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10 One-Act Plays to Get Excited About!
Playscripts is the home for some of the most-produced One-Act Plays in the United States, including Check, Please and 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse! [1]

Now, check out some of the newest titles added to our catalogue that are hot on the High School and Middle School markets!


1. The One-Act Play Disaster by Don Zolidis

25-35 Minutes
5f, 5m, 5 either

When a group of student actors tries to put on an unauthorized
adaptation of a popular heist movie, everything that can go ...
Playscripts Acquires Rights to THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
Playscripts has acquired the performance rights to The Shawshank Redemption, adapted by Owen O'Neill and Dave Johns from Stephen King's novel and subsequent film.
Based on the 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by celebrated author Stephen King, the play examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum-security facility. The 1994 feature film, regularly voted the number one all-time movie, starred Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne and Morgan Freeman as Ellis 'Red' Redding and was nominated for seven Academy ...
By: Keith A. Jones
Ike Holter is a celebrated playwright whose poignant stories chronicle life in modern America with quick wit and exceptional relevance. Holter is the resident playwright of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. He is also the 2017 winner of the Windham-Campbell Prize for drama.
Playscripts is proud to to license Exit Strategy, Holter’s play about the fate of a Chicago school seemingly doomed to close, and the community and the energy of the teachers and students within it.
Check out this interview about his work!
By: Keith A. Jones

Idris Goodwin is an innovative playwright with strikingly relevant plays, many of which cover aspects of life as an African- American in modern America. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Stage One Family Theater in Louisville, Kentucky. He also has authored many books as well, coining the term “break beat poet.”

Playscripts Inc. is proud to license many of his plays.

Check out this interview about one of his works, Blackademics and his other contributions to the artistic world.

By: Keith A. Jones
Mora V. Harris is a fantastical playwright whose plays have been produced nationwide. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and Theater from Oberlin College, and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh and is the Pittsburgh Regional Co- Representative of the Dramatist's Guild. On her work, she has stated, “At the nerdiest, most formal level, my work is always an experiment in comedy and the place laughter holds in a world that feels violent and heartbreaking.”

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Lundgren Smith

By: Nik Sorocenski
A playwright since 1999, Laura Lundgren Smith's plays have had over 200 award-winning productions all around the world. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Theatre and English and a Master of Arts in Theatre from Texas A&M University at Commerce. She was awarded an Arts Council of Ireland Commissions Grant in 2004 for playwriting. In 2007, her play Seamless was chosen by Dallas' Kitchen Dog Theatre to be part of their renowned New Works Festival. In 2011, she won the Stage West Texas Playwriting Competition. Her work has been published ...
AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: John Leverett & Whitney Teubner

By: Nik Sorocenski
We're wrapping up 2018 with an interview of the playwriting team behind How to Ruin a Promposal. Learn more about John & Whitney...
Playscripts: Tell us about how each of your writing journeys began.

John Leverett: I fell in love with stories and writing in my creative writing classes in sixth grade. Letting my imagination run wild and creating a cast of characters in faraway places was always fun for me. I also loved comedies and musicals, so I absorbed all that I could. These passions led me to working and ...

By: Nik Soroenski
We sat down with Playwright Kat Funkhouser, author of “Double, Double” and co-author of “Unbreakable Timmy Cratchit”.
Playscripts: Tell us how you first got into playwriting!
Kat Funkhouser: I believe my first attempt at playwriting was an elementary school masterpiece called “Superman at the Dry Cleaners” which was exactly what it sounds like. (Yes, DC Comics, I am available.) I was always really into theatre and writing as separate pursuits as a kid, then when I was a teenager I found a way to merge the two things that I ...
By: Nik Sorocenski
Playscripts sat down with successful playwright Ginna Hoben, author of "12 Days of Christmas" Learn more about Ginna below...
Playscripts: Tell us how your writing journey began.
Ginna Hoben: My writing grew out of my acting. I got a BFA in Acting as an undergraduate at Wright State University in Ohio and then later, got my MFA in Acting from Penn State. (I joke that I have the most redundant education possible.) There were plenty of differences in the programs, but each happen to assign a very similar final thesis project: the performance ...
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