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Bullies are Everywhere by Jim Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
Bullies are Everywhere is a play about Nicki 14, and Eddie 12. They live on a property, with their parents, far away from towns or cities. Their mother is sick and the family has to go to the city so she can get medical help on a weekly basis. Nicki and Eddie enroll at a local high school that is full of bullies. The play has 12 characters, suitable for middle school students and drama programs.
Rats! by John Summons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,280. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Gasp, eek, shock and horror! Warning – dramatic rats at large! See, as Daddy Rat, Mummy Rat and Sonny Rat have their very agreeable lives upset by Rebel Rat, Mauler the Cat and the sinister new Science Teacher. Set in a rat’s cage in a school science laboratory “Rats!” is a satirical look at male chauvinism as revealed through the situation of a family of rats.
The Egyptian ~ Moaning at MONA by Eero Tarik
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Plays » Australian & Oceanian
This short play is set in the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania on a cool summer's day. Susan takes Erik on his first visit to the iconic museum of art but they are in for a shock at one exhibit. Join them on this fast paced romp. Eero Tarik is one of the world's most prolific short story writers and from time to time pops out a short play or five.
Amina by Wendy Beach
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: Australian English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Plays » Australian & Oceanian
'Amina' is a ten minute play script. A tragedy. Three characters (2m/1f). One or some of the characters are ghosts. The audience will not know who is alive, and who is not until the end. The piece is set in 1980s Lebanon, during the long civil war, in the basement of an apartment building that has collapsed due to bombing. Khalil says he has come from the future, in a near-death, drug induced sp
The Day God Returned by Eero Tarik
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Plays » Australian & Oceanian
This is a short play that looks at the day God returns and sits down and has a chat with a patron of the local pub. Funny and thought provoking for those with an open mind. Can you handle it?
Topless in Sydney by Miles Tredinnick
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
Topless in Sydney is a one-woman monologue stage comedy ideally suited for both amateur and professional productions. It can also be used as an audition piece.
Dreamers - the play by B E Turner
Price: Free! Words: 14,410. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian(5.00 from 1 review)
Thomas, the proprietor of a second hand bookshop is middle aged and has seen better days. Kate, who is half his age, comes into his shop to by an old volume to prop up a table in a school play. There is an instant attraction however they can only come together in the mystical world of dreams. This play has been converted into a short novel which is available at Smashwords.
Chrissy by B E Turner
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
Chrissy is a one act play concerning the attitude of society to the disadvantaged. Chrissy is an attractive young woman with mental problems. We see how a do-good couple, a hoon of a boyfriend and the medical establishment react to her. The play had a successful production at BATS theater in Wellington, New Zealand.
The Cranial Equity Loan by Charlie Canning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,820. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Screenplays » Comedy
Finalist, Stage Plays, 2015 New York Screenplay Contest A three-act satire of modern life, the banking industry and consumer credit played against the backdrop of the Melbourne Cup, the most prestigious horse race in Australia and possibly the biggest fashion event of the year. Horseplay in three acts.
Three Points of Contact by Shaun Charles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,960. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013 by Lucy & Ruth. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
A ferocious black comedy by Australian playwright, Shaun Charles. Samantha and Michael have everything: great incomes, great apartment, great views of the Brisbane River and great sex. If only they could get rid of Lucy, the house guest from hell ... oh and then there's the issue of a rogue lion roaming the streets of Brisbane.
Penalty Shot by Daynan Brazil
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,030. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013 by Lucy & Ruth. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Football is a religion to Rudi and his mates - who are all back in Sydney. Lee hates football, he hates sport full stop. He’d rather be jamming with his punk band in Brisbane. But at a new school – in a new town – what can you do? A play for teenage audiences, Penalty Shot has toured NSW and Victoria and was nominated for an Australian Writers’ Guild award (AWGIE) in 2008.
His ... Or Her ... Suicide. by Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A short play about suicide, written in the absurdist tradition. First published in "Antithesis" by the University of Melbourne English Department, 14, 2004, pp. 151-155. There are no fees for production of this play, as long as the author is correctly attributed, no major changes are made without permission from the author and the author is informed of the play's public performance/s.
All Fours by Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian(5.00 from 6 reviews)
A short play about gender differences, written in the absurdist tradition. First published in "Movimiento Paroxista Revista Literatura" (online) by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the University of North Carolina, 1.1, 2011, pp. 17-25. This play is royalty free.
Grace & Another Dead Rock Star by Shaun Charles
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by Lucy & Ruth. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
A macabre and absurd double-bill by Shaun Charles. In Grace a lonely woman throws a party to show her neighbours she is coping with a tragic loss but it’s not quite the celebration everyone was expecting. In Another Dead Rock Star Sebastian and Neil are depressed flatmates who come up with a plan to give their lives meaning and direction.
Conversion Rites and Wrongs by Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Plays » Religious & Liturgical(4.75 from 4 reviews)
This is a short play for a man and a woman, in which they discuss the pros and cons of converting to Islam. It is meanty to be comedic, not didactic. There are no fees for performance as long as the author is correctly attributed.
In The Big Picture, He'll Be Happier... by Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Inspirational(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"In The Big Picture, He'll Be Happier..." is the touching story of how one family deals with a mentally challenged loved one: A short play for two females and two males. This play is free of charge to perform as long as authorship is correctly attributed, no major changes are made without the author's permission, and the author is kept informed regarding any public performance/s.