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Published One-Act Plays

A Deep Poetic Journey Into Something


Jane  is a high school senior who just wants to break out of the box.   Through a series of events, Jane comes to a revelation on how to live  her life.  This innovative drama was created for the high school one-act  play competition and advanced to the state level of competition on its  premiere run.

Unit Set (4F, 3M, 6E) 30 minutes in length.

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  1. Rushford-Peterson Schools, Rushford, MN  (Premiere)
  2. King Fork High, Suffolk, VA 
  3. Luling High, Luling, TX
  4. Northwestern High, Salem, OH 
  5. Brandon High, Brandon, MN
  6.  North Salinas HS, Salinas, CA 
  7. Wakefield Schools, Wakefield, NE
  8. Ste. Genevieve HS, Ste. Genevieve, MO 
  9. Lee Jr. High School, Copproas Cove, TX
  10. Chilhowie HS, Chilhowie, VA 
  11. Kadoka HS, Kadoka, SD
  12. South Tama HS, Tama, IA 
  13. Winona Public HS, Winona, MN
  14. Canby High School, Canby, OR



When an egotistical high school director decides to do a cutting from the play Equus for  the high school one-act play competition, the students decide to rebel  and disqualify themselves at the first level of competition.   (Subsection and Section Champs, State Participant on its premiere run.)

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Unit Set (2M, 7F, 6E) 30 minutes


  1. Rushford-Peterson High School, Rushford, MN (Premiere)
  2. Dawson High, Dawson, MN 
  3. Griffin MS, Griffin, IN
  4. Holy Trinity Catholic HS, Temple, TX 
  5. Creston MS, Indianapolis, IN
  6. Southern School District, Wymore, NE 
  7. Canyon Del Oro HS, Oro Valley, AZ

And They All Lived...


A comedy that takes place in Onceuponatime  Land, where the evil witch has erased color from the land.  Various  characters from familiar fairy tales band together and set off on a  quest to find the person who can make the color come back.  Little do  they know the one who can save them is within their midst.  Perfect for  all ages!

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Unit Set (3M, 5F, 4E)  35 minutes in length.


  1. Studio Academy, Rochester, MN (Premiere)
  2. Madison Central High School, Madison, MS 
  3. Montgomery City, MO
  4. Batavia High School, Butarian, OH 
  5. Clarkesville, TN
  6. Hutto Middle School, Huho, TX 
  7. Iowa City, IA
  8. Iolani Schools, Honolulu, HI 
  9. Ackley, IA
  10. Bridge Players, Lumberton, NJ 
  11. Montezuma, IA
  12. Rainham Theatrical Society, Kent, England
  13.      Lawrencesielle, NJ
  14. Pinewood Christian Academy, Belleville, GA 
  15. RCTA, Vidallia, GA
  16. On The Town Community Theater, Anthem, AZ 
  17. Colbert, OK
  18. Zion Benton Township, Zion, IL Chambers, NE
  19. SE Nebraska Schools, Stella, NE Chappell, NE
  20. Napoleon High School, Napoleon, OH 
  21. Ford Middle School, Allen, TX
  22. Archbishop Bergan Catholic, Fremont, NE 
  23. Sawyer Public, Sawyer, ND
  24. Holy Name Central Catholic, Grafton, MA
  25.  Advantage Academy, Grand Prairie, TX
  26. Harbor Christian, Gig Harbor, WA 
  27. Trafalgar Castle, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
  28. Glenns Ferry ASP, Glenns Ferry, ID 
  29. Highstown High School, Highstown, NJ
  30. Next Generation Homeschool Coop, Brunswick, GA  
  31. Vernon School, Portland, OR
  32. CCE of Jefferson County, Watertown, NY 
  33. Whitfield School, St. Louis, MO
  34. Toombs County High School, Lyons, GA 
  35. Carney Public, Carney, OK
  36. Estelline High Schook, Estelline, SD 
  37. Village of Evergreen Park, IL
  38. Birch Grove Elementary, Brooklyn Park, MN 
  39. Zion Benton, Zion, IL
  40. Kenmare High School, Kenmare, ND 
  41. Bentworth MS, Bentleyville, PA
  42. Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines, NC 
  43. Deadham HS, Deadham, MA
  44. Stoughton Center, Stoughton, WI 
  45. New Mark MS, Kansas City, MO
  46. Alamo Heights MS, San Antonio, TX 
  47. Paul Dunbar MS, Fort Myers, FL
  48. Wakefield, The Plains, VA
  49. Treynor High School, Treynor, IA

Black and White


A  spoof of the family sitcoms from the fifties and sixties, where a lot  of the issues and portrayal of gender roles are considered taboo now.   The play is unique visually as it is actually portrayed in black and  white.  

Unit Set (3M, 2F) 25 minutes in length.

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  1. Studio Academy, Rochester, MN  (Premiere)
  2. South Effingham School, Guyton, GA 
  3. Ripley High School, Ripley, WV
  4. Actsmart Teen Theater, Livermore, CA 
  5. A.C.T.S., Russellville, AR
  6. Andrews, NC 
  7. Madison School, Madison, SD
  8. Spring Ridge Academy, Spring Valley, AZ 
  9. Red Lodge, MT
  10. Timiskaming, New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada 
  11. Horizon Christian, Cumming, GA
  12. Linsly School, Wheeling, WV 
  13. Reynolds HS, Reynolds, ND
  14. Mid-Michigan Family Theatre, Haslett, MI
  15.  Westlake HS, Westlake Village, CA
  16. Oldham-Romona HS, Romona, SD 
  17. Waubay School, Waubay, SD
  18. Borealis Bards, International Falls, MN
  19. Clare High School, Clare, MI

The Blind Date


A  comedy about an upscale restaurant trying to become popular.  Their  success is hindered by the incompetent and weird staff it employs.  The  play centers around a couple who are on a blind date, but the real  action occurs around them as the staff attempts to do their work.   Therefore, the couple is "blind" to activity around them.  This is a  fast-paced show and is reliant on lots of physical movement.  Good for  competitions!

Unit Set (4M, 9F) 30 minutes in length.

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  1. Studio Academy, Rochester, MN  (Premiere)
  2. Allan Composite School, Allan, SK, Canada
  3. Patrick Marsh, Sun Prairie, WI
  4. Smith Middle School, Troy, MI 
  5. Sawyer Public, Sawyer, ND
  6. Diller-Odell School, Odell, NE 
  7. Manassas, Las Vegas, NV
  8. Unity Stageless Players, Unity, SK, Canada 
  9. Oakes School, Oakes, ND
  10. Silver Grove Schools, Silver Grove, KY 
  11. Cotter High, Winona, MN
  12. Majorie Book Cont. Education, Cincinnati, OH 
  13. Hershey HS, Hershey, PA
  14. Uniontown HS, Uniontown, OA 
  15. Keota High School, Keota, IA
  16. Farmersville Jr HS, Farmersville, LA 
  17. Eisenhower HS, Shelby, MI
  18. Theater Kent, Chatham, ON, Canada 
  19. Hay Springs HS, Hay Springs, NE
  20. Jack Jouett MS, Charlottesvillem VA

Bomb Art


What  do you get when you mix a splash of eccentric family with a dab of  innocent neighbor? Bomb Art.  This dark comedy paints a vivid picture of  a strange family as they hunker down in a homemade bomb shelter with  their next-door neighbor.  Will they survive to see the apocalypse? This  play was co-written with Sara Holmberg.

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Unit Set (3M, 5F) 30 minutes in length.


  1.  Studio Academy, Rochester, MN
  2. Science Hill High School, Kingsport, TN 
  3. Tofield School, Tofield, AB, Canada
  4. Grayslake North School, Grayslake, IL 
  5. Rockland DHS, Orleans, ON, Canada
  6. Dawson-Boyd School, Dawson, MN 
  7. Miller School, Charlottesville, VA
  8. Arvada, CO 
  9. Tofield School, Tofield, AB, Canada
  10. Science Hill, Johnson City, TN 
  11. Clark County HS, Berryville, VA
  12. Hayes Center, NE
  13. Chatooga HS, Summerville, GA
  14. Cleveland HS, Cleveland, TN
  15. S. St. Paul HS, St. Paul, MN
  16. Fayetteville, AR
  17. Leonardtown, MD
  18. Gilbert HS, Gilbert, SC
  19. Tofield, AB, Canada



A  fast-paced comedy about a variety show that plays live over the  Internet, enlightening viewers on the subject of love, relationships and  the family unit. Complete with a nasty virus and pop-up commercials,  the play satirizes society's relationship with the computers and  questions whether we control the computers, or if they control us.  A  proven winner at one-act play competitions!

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Unit Set (12E) 30 minutes in length.


  1. Rushford-Peterson Schools, Rushford, MN (Premiere)
  2. Chosen Valley High School, Chatfield, MN
  3.  Westside School, Jonesboro, AZ
  4. Britton High School, Britton, SD 
  5. Hudson High School, Hudson, MI
  6. RC-L Community School, Rockell City, IA
  7. Oswego High School, Oswego, KS
  8. Grove Middle School, Edson, AB, Candada 
  9. Napoleon High, Napoleon, OH
  10. Pequannock High, Pompton Plains, NJ
  11.  Alogona High, Algona, IA
  12. Rockwell City-Lytton High, Rockwell City, IA 
  13. Schrade Middle School, Rowlette, TX 
  14. Prescott College, Prospect, Australia  
  15. Deshler Schools, Deshler, NE 
  16. Brandon Schools, Brandon, MN 
  17. R-T-R Schools, Russel, MN
  18. Prince of Peace Academy, Clinton, IA
  19.  Covenant Day Schools, Matthews, NC
  20. Pauline Johnson CVS, Brantford, ON, Canada
  21. Elida Municipal, Elida, NM
  22. Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans, VT 
  23. PMS, Virginia Beach, VA
  24. Falls City Schools, Falls City, NE 
  25. Gray Avenue MS, Yuba City, CA
  26. Hillsboro Schools, Hillsboro, OH 
  27. Luverne High, Luverne, MN
  28. Miller School, Charlottesville, VA
  29. Verndale HS, Vendale, MN
  30. Campus HS, Haysville, KS

Happily Ever After


Four pairs of  disgruntled fairy tail characters compete on a game show for the chance  to live happily ever after. Little do they know that the host of the  show, the wicked witch, isn't about to let that happen.

Unit Set (4M, 5F)  30 minutes in length.

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  1. Studio Academy, Rochester, MN  (Premiere)
  2. Florence High School, Florence, WI
  3. Faith Middle, Fort Benning, GA
  4. Low Country Prep, Pawley's Island, SC 
  5. Nimitz Academy, San Antonio, TX
  6. Kent City Middle School, Kent City, MI 
  7. Jefferson High, Rockford, IL
  8. Neuqua Valley High, Lomard, IL 
  9. East Central High, Miles, IA
  10. Rouleau 4H Club, Rouleau, SK, Canada 
  11. Noe Middle, Louisville, KY
  12. North Salinas Theater Dept., Salinas, CA 
  13. Kansas CUSD, Kansas, IL
  14. OHCHS Drama Club, South Paris, ME
  15. Gilbert Elementary, Gilbert, SC
  16. VBCPS- Plaza Middle School, Virginia Beach, VA 
  17. Faith Middle, Fort Benning, GA
  18. Cedar Park Christian School, Bothell, WA 
  19. Clinton High, Clinton, NY
  20. Two Saucy Wenches Theater Group, Edmond, OK 
  21. Empowerment Prep, Houston, TX
  22. WNCC Upward Bound, Scottsbluff, NE 
  23. Village Elementary, Hilton, NY
  24. Howland HS, Warren, OH 
  25. Eminence R-1, Eminence, MO
  26. Boys Town, Boys Town, NE 
  27. NBHSA, Merritt Island, FL
  28. Delhi Charter School, Delhi, LA 
  29. Moscow MS, Moscow, ID
  30. St. Catherine, Wixom, MI 
  31. Meridian, Daykin, NE
  32. Pine View MS, Land O' Lakes, FL 
  33. Waskom High, Waskom, TX
  34. Lawrence-Nelson, Nelson, NE 
  35. Noe Jr. High, Louisville, KY
  36. Centennial Jr. High, Kaysville, UT 
  37. Calvary Christian, Columbus, GA
  38. Global Education Academy, L.A., 
  39. CA Newton Conover MS, Conover, NC
  40. Pinecrest HS, Pinecrest, NC 
  41. Palmview EL, West Palm Beach, FL  
  42. Palestine HS, Palestine, IL 
  43. Moscow MS, Moscow, ID 

Deus Ex Machina


Due  to space issues, the school administration has decided to turn the high  school theater into a faculty lounge, complete with a large pop machine  located center stage.  The theater director and her Drama Club students  must scramble to create a play using the pop machine as the focus.   This is a hilarious parody of well-known plays and movies and is a  proven contender in one-act play competitions.

Unit Set (8F, 3M min. - Can cast up to 41 people!) 30 minutes in length.

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  1. Rushford-Peterson, Rushford, MN  (Premiere)
  2. South St. Paul High, St. Paul, MN 
  3. Barnesville High, Barnesville, MN
  4. South Kingstown High, Shannock, RI 
  5. Henley Middle, Crozet, VA
  6.  Johnson-Brock High, Johnson, NE 
  7. Hemingford High, Hemingford, NE
  8. Clark Land Middle School, Waterford, CT 
  9. Old Quarry Middle, Lemont, IL
  10. St. Mary's High, Woodstock, ON, Canada 
  11. Robert E. Lee HS, Staunton, VA
  12. American Leadership Academy, Spanish Fork, UT 
  13. Lebanon HS, Lebanon, VA
  14. Dixie HS, New Lebanon, VA 
  15. Fairview HS, Fairview, TN
  16. Denison HS, Denison, IA 
  17. Conroe HS, Conroe, TX
  18. Arthur County, Arthur, TX 
  19. Kidder County, Steele, ND
  20. St. Stephans and St. Agnes MS, Alexandria, VA 
  21. Cimarron HS, Cimarron, KS
  22. Tekamah-Herman HS, Tekamah, NE
  23. Weld Central HS, Keenesburg, CO
  24. South Kingston HS, Wakefield, RI 
  25. Brighter Horizons Academy, TX
  26. Atlee HS, Mechanicsville, VA 
  27. Fairmount HS, Fairmount, ND
  28. August HS, Eau Claire, WI
  29. Progress Village, Tampa, FL
  30. Riverview HS, Riverview, FL
  31. Cienega HS, Tuscan, AZ

The Flecks


Thanks  to a magical spell cast by a fairy, the audience is able to see things  they've never seen before: microscopic bugs called Flecks and a  misunderstood Dust Bunny, who are all on the look-out for the ever  dangerous broom.  This comedy teaches us about manners, how to treat  others and how to use our imagination.  With plenty of audience  participation, this is a cute play for young audiences.

Unit Set (1M, 2F, 5E) 40 minutes in length.

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  1. Studio Academy, Rochester, MN  (Premiere)
  2. Pleasant View Warehouse, Stillwater, OK 
  3. Eminence High, Eminence, KY
  4. Lawerence High School, Lawerence, NJ Elkhorn High, Elkhorn, NE
  5. Turkey Foot Middle School, Edgewood, KY 
  6. Evergreen Park, IL
  7. Summit Academy, Westminister, CO
  8. My Churches, North Liberty, IA
  9. Our Savior Lutheran Church, Elmwood Park, NJ



My  first play to be published.  A funny and poignant, fast-paced shows  about teen concerns. Includes sequences of poetry, spontaneous skits,  and comments about the joy and pain of being a teen.  Students portray,  jocks, preps, rebels, nerds, exchange students and more.  Subjects  include: grades, teachers, parents, drugs, drunk driving, being cool,  anorexia, crushes, fitting in, computers, love and more.

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Unit Set (9E) 25 minutes in length.


*note-  There have been more performances of this show that what is listed, but  the publishing company does not readily share this information.  If you  are a school or organization that has done this show, please drop me a  note, and I'll post the information.

  1. Rushford-Peterson, Rushford, MN  (Premiere)
  2. Oak Hall School, Gainesville, FL 
  3. Lisbon High School, ME



What  if the whole world were made of candy?  Con is the emperor of JaCandy,  and his sweet tooth has made him rotten.  Jade, his wife, has a big  secret that may change everything.  A tasty treat for young audiences.

Unit Set (2M, 2F, 2E)  25 minutes in length.

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  1. Studio Academy, Rochester, MN  (Premiere)
  2. Chireno High School, Chireno, TX 
  3. Cedar Park Christian School, Bothell, WA
  4. Waller Middle School, Enid, OK

Odin's Tales


Odin  serves as the narrator as he leads us through several traditional  Norwegian folk tales, which includes Three Billy Goats Gruff and a  humorous look on how Norwegian food was created.  Great for younger  audiences and large casts.

Unit Set (6M, 5F, 8E) 30 minutes in length.

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Richland HS, Colfax, ND  (Premiere)

Point Blank


When  Frankie the hit man is hired to do a job, little does he know that he's  part of an elaborate scheme concocted by shady producers of a reality  show called Point Blank.  Follow Frankie as he stumbles through three separate versions of the same show in this fast-paced comedy.

Unit Set (5M, 4F) 25 minutes in length.

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  1. Studio Academy, Rochester, MN  (Premiere)
  2. WInter Springs, FL



A  good educational play for high schools and adults, this piece explores  what a stereotype is through the use of humor and drama.  This play does  not hold back with its observations on race and sexual orientation.

Unit Set (10E) 35 minutes in length.

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  1. Studio Academy, Rochester, MN  (Premiere)
  2. Bishop White School, Port Rexton, NL, Canada



When  four-year old Tatum is scared of the monsters under her bed, her toys  come to life and try to defeat the monster.  Good for younger audiences.

Unit Set (1M, 6F, 4E) 25 minutes of length.

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  1. Studio Academy, Rochester, MN  (Premiere)
  2. Monson High, Monson, MA 
  3. Northland Prep, Flagstaff, AZ
  4. Fisher Public School, Fisher, MN 
  5. Magnolia Heights, Senatobia, MS
  6. Mountain Brook Jr. High, Birmingham, AL 
  7. Beaver Civic Arts, Beaver, UT
  8. Texico Municipal Schools, Texico, NM
  9. Goodridge Schools, Goodridge, MN
  10. Village of Evergreen Park, Evergreen Park, IL 
  11. Burke HS, Omaha, NE
  12. Taylor County Middle, Butler, GA
  13. Trinity Christian, Dublin, GA
  14. South Platte Schools. Big Springs, NE
  15. Hazen HS, Hazen, ND
  16. Trafalgar, Whitby, ON, Canada 
  17. Carey Jr HS, Cheyenne, WY
  18. Portal HS, Portal, GA 
  19. Spirit Lake, IA
  20. Red Rock Central, Lamberton, MN
  21. MACCRAY HS, Clara City, MN

The Young and the Senseless: A Tale of Utter Stupidity


A fun spoof on soap operas and melodramas, a high school nerd plots to win the love of his life over the high school jock.

Unit Set (2M, 2F, 4E) 20-25 minutes in length.

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  1. Studio Academy, Rochester, MN  (Premiere)
  2. Dongola District 66, Dongola, IL 
  3. Pine Island High, Pine Island, MN
  4. Timberland High, St. Stephen, SC 
  5. Hudson High, Hudson, IA 
  6. Cathedral Academy, Charleston, SC 
  7. Norlina Christian, Norlian, SC
  8. Wilson Central, Lebanon, TN 
  9. Lee High, Jonesville, VA
  10. Unalaska, AK 
  11. Rock River, Laramie, WY
  12. AGWSR Community, Ackley, IA 
  13. Chavez High, Stockton, CA
  14. Southport High, Indianapolis, IN 
  15. Denn John MS, Kissimee, FL
  16. Maple Valley HS, Tower City, ND 
  17. Tellico Plains, Tellico Plains, TN
  18. Green Run HS, Virginia Beach, VA 
  19. Murdock HS, Winchendon, MA