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4 Senses by Stephanie Christensen (10-12 min, 1M) Dramatic$6.50
Alexander Vassenberg is a renowned chef who works in a French restaurant in Brussels. However, he is unique in his profession because he cannot see. A blind chef, he shares his passion for the culinary arts as he leads guests on a tour through the restaurant where he works. As he introduces them into his world, he is forced to resurface some of the trauma and pain of his own past and recognize that healing is a long, brave process.
Act II Scene II by Kindra Campbell (7-10 min. Cut as needed M or F) Humorous$6.50
A director faces the most difficult challenges of the trade as the show is set to open in under twenty hours and the actors are not yet ready. As various character enters the scene, the audience is shown the director’s reactions to each of as they only seem to complicate matters.
Aw Nuts! by Abram Sand (10-12 min) Humorous$10.00
A boy tries to get rid of peanut allergy after falling head over heels in love for a peanut fanatic. Along the way he meets a hippy shopkeeper obsessed with “herbal remedies,” an old witch who practices, “Legume Voodoo,” and even the ghost of George Washington Carver himself. In the end he discovers that this newfound love might not be all it’s cracked up to be. This also could be performed as a Duo.
Bailey by Ed Vela (10-12 min. Cut as needed, M or F) Dramatic$6.50
Bailey was born for one purpose and one purpose only, to save a crumbling marriage.
Beauty Sleep by Meghan C. Hakes (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Humorous$6.50
What happens after the fairytale ends? Some ride off into the sunset, some live happily ever after, but for Sleeping Beauty it’s a different story.
Breaking Up Texting Style by Ed Vela (8-10 min, Cut as needed, 1F) Humorous$6.50
Zanetta is the type of girl that is well acquainted with boyfriends and breakups, but has trouble coping with the more tech savvy world of relationships as she struggles with her latest BF’s rejection in this hilarious monologue that shows a wide emotional range for the actress and offers an alternate ending. Props may be used or pantomimed by the performer.
Cardboard Signs by Linda Kao (7-10 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic$6.50
You never realize how far you can fall until the drop begins. In this monologue, the young narrator struggles to decide what to write on the sign she will hold as she begs. How much truth do you tell? She recounts the changes in her life that made leaving home the only answer. In spite of her circumstances, she remains strong, uncertain of the future but ready to face tomorrow.
Chains by Stephanie Christensen(12-15 min) Dramatic$6.50
The United States currently has the second highest incarceration rate in the world. Each day U.S. prisons get fuller. A huge contributor to this high incarceration rate is the stringent laws against drug possession. Centering around Alexandra Drake, an up-and-coming novel writer, this Dramatic explores the United States justice system and how its merciless policies create the prison system we see today. With the story of Alexandra Drake, the stereotypical image of a “criminal” gets painted in a unique, more personal, and more tragic light.
Collarbone by Stephanie Christensen (12-15 min) Dramatic$6.50
Rosanella Moretti grew up with a love of food, especially because of its strong connection to her Italian roots. But with the words of her older brother haunting her, Rosanella shuns her own skin and develops an eating disorder. She diminishes her own self-worth to the visibility of her collarbones. This Dramatic explores the impact that words can have on someone, especially words coming from family. Full of honesty, this script demonstrates how bullying can double down on one's negative self-perceptions, and exposes the pressures that the world puts on women to be skinny, even at a young age.
Cutters by Meghan C. Hakes (12-15 min. Cut as needed) Dramatic$10.00
This intense drama, was originally a readers theater, however it would make an excellent dramatic. The characters bring the audience into the very thoughts and feelings of those who cut themselves. Their reasons may vary, but their pain is the same. A script best suited for mature actors and audiences, please use discretion.
Dating Dilemma’s by Marla Crowe (15-20 min. Cut as needed, M or F) Humorous$10.00
This hilarious humorous, originally a readers theater depicts today’s “new” dating technique, speed dating in an extreme fashion. If offers creative opportunities for those actors and actresses that do well with characters that need to be played to the utmost.
Delaila by Meghan C. Hakes (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F)Dramatic$6.50
Bearing the marks of a childhood trauma, we follow Delaila as she battles the demons of multiple personality disorder in her adult life. She comes home to find her husband has cheated on her, on their anniversary, with her co-worker, and playing on the radio is a song that brings back terrible memories for her. Great for the actress who can capture several personalities.
Every Morning I WaKe Up by Pamela Love (7-10 min. Cut as needed M or F) Dramatic$6.50
“Every morning I wake up and bury people who didn’t.” A worldwide plague has struck, yet life goes on. Told from the perspective of a freelance gravedigger, facing survivor’s guilt and the very real possibility of being the next to die.
Flight 212 to LA by D’Arcy Robb (12-15 min. Cut as needed M or F) Humorous$10.00
All she wants to do is catch flight 212 to Los Angeles. But as our heroine attempts to make her way through a crowded international airport, a cast of obnoxious strangers – a way-too-friendly security agent, a panicked fearful flyer, an Elvis impersonator and more – seem determined to attach themselves to her!
Free at Last by Dee Cliburn (10-12 min. Cut as needed, M or F) Dramatic$6.50
This dramatic takes the audience to a world filled with guilt and isolation. The man’s wife is dead, but her eyes refuse to leave. Can guilt lead to insanity? When will he be free, free at last. Powerful dramatic full of remorse and suspense.
Gloves for a Princess by Charlotte Jones (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic$6.50
In this dramatic, a homeless woman brings the audience to her world filled with royalty and sadness. She shares her turmoil against her losing battle with reality and any hope of a normal life. Her fantasies shield her from the harshness of the streets.