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Free Short Play Scripts

Short plays (also known as skits) are an excellent way for new actors start out.
Shorts are a wonderful tool for actors, directors, teacher and students.

Check out some of the recommended scripts below.

"Weird" scene for 2 female actors from the play "Flowers in the Desert" available from ISBN-13: 978-1530169085

"Lincoln Jefferson Jones" scene for 2 female actors from the play "Flowers in the Desert" available from ISBN-13: 978-1530169085

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

"Call for Help" (for 2 actors) from "Death of an Insurance Salesman" ISBN-13: 978-1518665547

"Okay Gang Let's Split Up" (for 3 actors) from "Death of an Insurance Salesman" ISBN-13: 978-1518665547

"The Boogie Man" (for 2 actors) from "Death of an Insurance Salesman" ISBN-13: 978-1518665547

"Dead End Job" (for 3 actors) from "Death of an Insurance Salesman" ISBN-13: 978-1518665547

"You Look Amazing" (2 actors - 1 male 1 female) from the play "Big Nose" available on ISBN-13: 978-1542471077

"Ow!" scene for 3 actors from the play "Holka Polka" available on ISBN-13: 978-1502445490

"Pig Nose Princesses" scene for 5 actors from the play "Holka Polka" available on ISBN-13: 978-1502445490

"Deadly Fighting Princess" scene for 2 actors from the play "Holka Polka" available on ISBN-13: 978-1502445490

"Blondes Prefer Gentlemen"
ISBN-13: 978-1985331877
Book and Kindle

Buy a Low Cost PDF of "Professor What" Scene at

Low cost PDF of full play "Blondes Prefer Gentlemen

More short scenes from "Blondes Prefer Gentlemen":

Pieces of My Heart scene for 3 actors

Phone It In scene for 4 actors

Peanut Butter Flavored Toothpaste scene for 2 actors

Dotty's New Show scene for 5 actors

NEW IN 2018! "Rednecks vs Aliens" is a wacky comedy scene for 2 males and 2 females about a redneck named JJ who is kidnapped by two beautiful alien women.

Free scene preview:
Scene for 4 Actors on Freedrama Blog

Buy a low cost PDF of the entire crazy comedy script at

More Scenes from "Rednecks vs Aliens:

The Skunk in the Trunk scene for 4 actors

Professor Probe scene for 3 males

"Grace" Short drama of an angel who has fallen in love with a mortal. 2w 1m. From the published play "Secrets of My Soul" ISBN-13: 978-1493533589

If you want to find a funny (humorous) skit, go to Short Comedy Scripts.

Or if you need a script for two performers, try our
Duologues (2 Actor Scripts).

Or use this link for some school friendly plays:
Short Scripts for Actors of All Ages

"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

"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. Buy a low cost PDF at

"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! Buy a low cost PDF at

"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. Buy a low cost PDF at

"Blinded by the Knight" comedy play about a comic books store, a couple of nerds and beauty queen - 3 m 2 f

"You Make Me Look Skinnier" is a short play for 2 female actors about bullying with audience participation

snow white child children stage play short

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

This 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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