free short play scripts for the stage

Free Short Play Scripts




Short plays (also known as skits) are an excellent way for new actors start out. Rather than giving them a full play, give them something short to work with and "play" with theatre before jumping into something big. These skits may also be used for Reader's Theatre in the classroom as a quick and easy lesson. Use the short play as an introduction to get students interested in a topic or as a fun way to get students up and moving. Or you can create an entire evening of entertainment in the style of Saturday Night Live by using several sketches (another was of saying a short play or scene). Shorts are a wonderful tool for actors, directors, teacher and students. Check out some of the recommended scripts below or if you want to find a funny skit go to Short Comedy Scripts.

Featured Plays and Skits

"Cell Phone Zombies" Short sketch comedy skit about cell phones and time travel. Written for 4 actors of either gender and options for several extra actors. From the published play "Control the Future" ISBN-13: 978-1540666581

"Hipster Hobos" Short sketch comedy skit about when being too cool is too annoying. 1+ m 1+ w (3-6+ total). From the published play “When Mel Fell for Nell“ ISBN-13: 978-1512007183

"Monster Survival Skills During A Gremlin Outbreak" - Short comedy stage play script for 3 or more actors. From the published play "Control the Future" ISBN-13: 978-1540666581

"Worrying About the Future (A Comedy)" is a scene from the published play "Control the Future" ISBN-13: 978-1540666581. This is a short play script for two either (male or female - one child actor and one adult character - or it could be two siblings - one older and one younger).

"Pain Scale" A wacky comedy scene for two actors any gender but written for 2 men. From the published play "Control the Future" ISBN-13: 978-1540666581

"The Waiting Room" A short dramatic scene for 3 actors (written for 3 men but can be done by any gender) from the published play "Death of an Insurance Salesman" ISBN-13: 978-1518665547


"Death Takes the Train"A short play for four actors about Death's new mode of transportation.

"Touched by an Alien" Short comedy about space explorers that discover a new kind of alien. 5 actors of any gender (plus possible non-speaking roles).

"Grace" Short drama of an angel who has fallen in love with a mortal. 2w 1m

"The Last Can" A short play about two people in love... at the end of the world... with only one can of food left. (for 1 male and 1 female)

"Fart-Zen" - very short comedy for three or more actors (any gender)

"Rock, Sword, Firecracker!" Short comedy about the legend behind the game of Rock, Scissors, Paper. 3+ actors (any gender)


"PokyMonster Murders" short dramatic play for 4 or more actors about the darkside of Pokemon Go

"Polly Wants a Cracker" A short play for two actors (one man, one woman, optional non-speaking extras)

"A Hysterical History of the American Revolution" Short comedy for ten+ actors.

"Hippies, Housewives, and Watering Holes" - 10 minute play - 2 w 1 m

"Chile Pepper Chicks" Short comedy about a couple of guys who meet their favorite country singer. 3m 3w

"Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate"
A play for all ages about a little pirate with big dreams

"Dragon Trouble"

Children's Play: Susie Sally Sassafras and her fairy friends like to make a lot of trouble. They decide to create problems in the peaceful kingdom of Chalupa. The play has a flexible cast with anywhere from 8 characters to dozens of parts. This is a short, one act play.

"The Gingerbread Girl"

This wacky play takes place after the story of the Gingerbread Man. It's a mix of the fairy tales and the story of Frankenstein!


"Metropolis Man" Short romantic comedy play for 2 m 1 f about finding a super man and falling in love

"Stung" A short comedy about someone who wants to be one with nature but nature doesn't like her. (4 speaking parts with possible extras)

"Looks Get in the Way" Short comedy about finding the perfect person. 2-3 m 1-2 w (4 total).

"Rednecks vs Aliens" - short comedy for 4 actors (2 male 2 female)

"The Hysterical History of Cleopatra" - short comedy play about the famous Egyptian Queen - for 9 or more actors (as few as 7 with doubling) 2-4 females and 4-6 of any gender

"Signs of the Times" Short sketch comedy skit about money, taxes, politics and homelessness. Written for 3 males and 1 female but works for 4 actors of either gender. (link goes to Freedrama blog)



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snow white child children stage play short

"Snow White and the 7 Kachus"
short comedy play for kids

This Freedrama.net play features our website mascot the Kachu! Kachus can been found all over the website... on the Freedrama title... acting out some of the plays in pictures... but now you can see these cute little birds in action in a quest for their favorite food... cupcakes! They make friends with Snow White (who makes the best cupcakes ever) and help save her from the evil Queen who wants to stop her from making these treats which give her a tummy ache.

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