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The Poachers and the Beast by Porphyro
Price: Free! Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Fantasy, Plays » American / African American
After being CHASED and OUT-OF-BREATHED through the deep, dark woods, three men come across an abandoned cabin. Though it’s spooky and dark and suspiciously THERE, the three of them decide to go in and hide from The Beast—the terror that’s been stalking them. Soon after, they debate each other. Should they run, run and regather? Or just calmly and plainly (and COWARDLY-LIKE) accept their deaths?
The Day of Choice by BrianWare
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Plays » American / African American
This is a one act play. Siegfried is hiding from the Nazi's in a mountain cabin owned by his family. His brother, Fritz, arrives and expresses his anger at Siegfried getting involved in politics. While they argue, they identify both past and present choices and how they determine the future path for each of them. This play is relevant to today's current events.
Mindfulness by Jim Pangrazio
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,880. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Four persons in their early 20’s have decided that a more satisfying life may be achieved with a few minor social adjustments. Toward that goal they are participating in group therapy sessions conducted by Lauren, a practitioner of dialectical cognitive behavioral therapy. A certain camaraderie develops between all involved including therapist Lauren and her friend Miguel.
Up By Wednesday by Robert Patrick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017 by Michael McGrinder. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » American / African American
Four one-act plays from early Off-Off-Broadway's golden age by the era's most prolific playwright.
Meet Me On Lanai by J. R. Duke
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 31,220. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
A crazy priestess on the island of Lanai escapes from prison and seeks revenge by performing human sacrifices. In other words, this is a comedy. The potential victims have all been tricked into coming to the island for love, money, and adventure. What follows is a French farce in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with mistaken identities, plot twists galore, and grass huts with slamming doors.
Lincoln's Luck by Paul Olson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Nonfiction » History » American
How does a motherless boy of an impoverished, illiterate farmer become the greatest President in the history of the United States? This full-length play follows the early life of Abraham Lincoln and his startlingly rocky road to greatness. A great play for a high school theatre or a young community theatre.
Clinically Un-Depressed by Will Holcomb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Plays » American / African American
Clinically Un-Depressed is a dramatic comedy about a boy with a chemical imbalance which causes him to not be able to be angry or sad. Due to his condition, his psychologically abusive father and the grumpy old man in the neighborhood have to deal with him differently than they deal with other people. Anger does not work with the boy.
My Lani by J. R. Duke
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 30,230. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » American / African American
We all have regrets. Lani has more than her share including the biggest one, shooting somebody. Unable to face the consequences she hides from the truth, seeks solace in alcohol, and contemplates turning the gun on herself. Her mother will have none of that. Although dead for many years she visits Lani in spirit to help sort out her life and come to grips with her past, present, and future.
Oubliette by Justin Blasdel
Price: Free! Words: 20,590. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
A group of insane individuals are cruelly kept in a prison where the only things to pass the time are to fight, fornicate, and play cards to see who can win each other's turns in standing in the light that infrequently shines down. All the while the doctors above analyze their patient's mental progress, and they don't always agree if kindness or torture are the best tools for the job.
Veteran's Day by Robert P. Wells
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,770. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
A Dark Comedy in One Act, based on a true story. Set in Southern California just after the fall of Saigon, three ex-Marines, now butchers working at an Alpha Beta Supermarket, are on strike, manning the graveyard shift picket line. As they talk while playing poker, comic confessions and darker secrets emerge. And these aren’t the only surprises that happen in the dead of night.
Gun Control: The Debate by Jim Pangrazio
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Prison inmate Clem has been selected to participate in a debate on gun control before his fellow inmates. Initially he is afraid that being selected to defend gun control will harm his chances for parole. But during the debate gun violence in another part of the country causes increased security in the prison which then results in a surprising action by the outside debating team.
Monastery by Francis Bass
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
In the near future, Academic Campuses offer an affordable, but longer and more intensive, alternative to universities. In this play, the editors of a campus lit journal meet just before the start of summer to finish up the latest issue and celebrate their success. A hypothetical conversation about graduating early and starting up a magazine outside the "monastery" turns into a spirited argument.
Love Beyond Prejudice by Chizoba Austin Jack
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Gubernatorial pardon for a homosexual threatens to tear the state apart, while affection between the governor’s daughter and a puper undergraduate threatens to tear the governor’s home apart. How will prejudice fight fairness, and how would fairness whether the storm to victory? 4052 words for your pleasure.
...And Then He Kissed Me by Dottie Pratt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2016. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Plays » American / African American
Few experiences are as memorable as a first kiss. Here you will find 32 entertaining monologues gathered from people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you're looking for an audition piece or putting on a simple hour-long play with one or multiple actors, ...And Then He Kissed Me delivers heartbreaking, hilarious, and honest tales of first kisses gone right, wrong, and every other way it can go.
The 10 Children of Celeste Pastry by Debbie Soni
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,130. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Adventure » General
Celeste is daring to live out her dream and having to take care of 10 children will not stop her. She is determined to open her own pastry and get out of the shadow of her mean boss. As obstacles, family obligations, and her boss threaten her dream and as romance tries to find its way back into her life, Celeste's decisions change her life and family forever.
Bottling Tennessee: A Davy Crockett Tall Tale by Haley Whitehall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Plays » American / African American
After the Indian Bill passes forcing Native Americans onto Indian Reservations, Davy Crockett leaves Congress determined to help them. Along the way, he tames a black bear he names Death Hug. He bottles Tennessee air, soil, and water, and together they take the long journey to visit his Native American friends and help them.