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.
"Chile Pepper Chicks" Short comedy about a couple of guys who meet their favorite country singer. 3m 3w
"Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate"
"Snow White and the 7 Kachus"
short comedy play for kids
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