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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.
The Confessions of Isobel Gowdie by Michael McGrinder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,360. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Michael McGrinder tells Isobel Gowdie, The Witch Queen of Scotland’s story on a grand canvas spanning a period of 17 years. This full-length play is not for the prudish nor for the faint-hearted, but neither is it for those without a sense of humor or deep compassion. It is for those who like a good story well-told and for those especially who enjoy a love story and who appreciate great theatre!
The Classroom Alienation by Sharon Forester
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
A bad school system. A misguided teacher. A mysterious stranger calling himself an alien claiming to have "friends" that have all the right answers about education. What can go wrong?
We'll Tell Happy Stories by Francis Bass
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,340. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Boa and Ardom are two refugees posing as ambassadors, who have survived for years pretending that their home country, Choroa, is still perfectly stable. When a royal edict orders that all Choroans must leave the country or face enslavement, Boa and Ardom must reveal harsh truths and spin fanciful stories in order to convince their hosts to allow themselves and their daughter to stay.
Beach Realty of Sandcastle Isle by Francis Bass
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Ray is the CEO of Mare Realty, an old, moneyed company which has a near total monopoly on Sandcastle Isle. Sandra Holt works for the newer, less successful BRSI. Sandra, pretending she's only a tourist, befriends and manipulates Ray, and the power dynamic between the two companies begins to shift. With each passing scene, the stage is constricted as the water rises, and the beach steadily erodes.
Insane urchins by Thabiso Mgidi VIII
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Insane Urchins is a story based on the lives of a certain group of insane urchins at school and the strange thing they encountered one day on their way home.
Show Me the Franklins! by Amanda Kemp
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 11,910. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
This play brings to life the enslaved people in Benjamin Franklin's households and workshops in Philadelphia, London, and Paris. Complete with endnotes and discussion questions, this is a great publication for reading groups and schools. K-12 Teachers, please contact me directly regarding your needs.
Forests of the [K]Night by Richard Jesson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,990. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Screenplays » Biographical
75-min. play requires 2 veteran actors, 1 exceptional young black actor. Famous writer who cannot write, paranoid, depressed, suicidal. Rough ballplayer surprisingly literate. Young orderly can morph into psychoanalyst & statistics prof. Solemn nurse with sinister history. On one autumn day in 1960, the trio restore the writer's creative powers and postpone electroconvulsive therapy and suicide.
The Five Aspects of a Witch by Porphyro
Price: Free! Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Plays » American / African American
Five stories about five different types of witches. Because there ARE different types of witches...didn't you know? Well if you didn't, there's the Witch, the witch; there's the witch, the wife; there's the witch, the troublemaker; there's...but you get the idea. Some stories are in play format. Other stories are in story format. Most stories could have been written by a drunk.
Dance Pe Chance by Sudipta Bhawmik
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: Bengali. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » American / African American
“Dance Pe Chance”, is a satirical comedy on the craze of ‘Reality Shows’, where the lure of becoming an overnight celebrity becomes stronger than the urge to create good art. Few wannabe dancers of our community decide to participate in a dance competition to be judged by one of the top Bollywood celebrity. What follows next is a laugh riot that sends the audience rolling down the aisles.
Trumpilius J. Caesar by Marty Kirby
Price: Free! Words: 19,520. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » Shakespeare
Chock-full of conspiracy and double-crosses, Trumpilius J. Caesar is a five-act play that examines the pain and pressure of modern politics. The play features an orange-faced lout running for president against an establishment candidate with her own dark past.