"We opened [The Birds] last night and the response from the audience was tremendous. People laughed from start to finish. The chair of the Department of Classics from the University of Vermont was in the crowd. He tracked me down during intermission to request a script; he enjoyed himself immensely."
-Leesa Guay Timpson, Drama Director, Burlington High School

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I have written a crap-ton of one-acts. Seriously. A lot of them I wrote when I taught high school and middle school and instead of doing "lessons", I wrote plays for my students. Once we finished one play, it was either "teach" them something, or write another play. As you can imagine, I wrote a lot of plays. I've only listed the published ones here - there are some other plays (I call them the "terrible" plays), which are unpublished, and I can show them to you if you are a glutton for punishment.

Rather than put a million descriptions of the plays here, I've put links to where they are published. You can read most of them online by clicking on "free sample" at the publisher's websites.

Are you following me on twitter at @donzolidis? If you're not, you're probably missing a whole lot of great things about life.


10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse - 700 productions!
#3 Most Produced One-Act in American Schools, (2013-14)
(comedy, 8-24+ actors possible)

937 - New 2015!
(historical drama, 6F 5M 4 either, 15-22 actors possible)
 
Alice's Adventures With Poorly Cooked Cafeteria Seafood - 50 productions!
(comedy, 3F, 3M, 6 either (12-22 actors possible)

Anna and August - 50 productions!
(comedy, 2F, 2M, 4-8 actors possible)

!Artistic Inspiration - 100 productions!
(comedy, 5 either, 5-26 actors possible)

The Audition - 600 productions!
This is a great competition play! It has won contests in numerous states.
(comedic drama, 10F, 3M, 11 either, 13-30 actors)

Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows - New 2015!
(comedy, 8 f, 6 m, 2 either (14-53 actors possible: 8-40 f, 6-40 m)

The Bells of Charlemont
(historical drama, 2 f, 6 m, 7 either (13-30 actors possible: 2-20 f, 6-20 m)

Bobby Wilson Can Eat His Own Face - 100 productions!
- one of my very first published plays!
(comedy, 11 f, 7 m, 2 either (10-20 actors possible: 7-16 f, 4-13 m)
 
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (one-act) - 1,000 productions!
One of the top-10 most-produced one-acts in American schools for the past 7 years
(comedy, 1M, 1F, 3 either, 5-20 actors possible)
 
Cheaters
(drama, 18 either)
 
Crushed - 200 productions!
(comedy, 4 f, 4 m (8-29 actors possible: 4-14 f, 4-15 m)
 
The Devil in Sherman Marsh
(comedy, 8 f, 6 m, 6 either (10-30 actors possible: 3-15 f, 3-20 m)
 
Driver's Test
(comedy, 2 F)
 
Dystopia! The Hungry Maze Games of Divergent Death - New 2015!
(comedy, 17 either (17-30 actors possible: 0-30 f, 0-30 m)
 
Employees Must Was Hands... Before Murder - 100 productions!
(murder mystery comedy, 8 f, 1 m, 10 either (14-19 actors possible: 8-11 f, 6-8 m)
 
Everything you need to know about the Scarlet Letter in 10 minutes or less - Newish 2014!
(10 minute comedy, 1-8 F, 1-8 M, 2-16 actors)
 
Family Meeting - Newish 2014!
(10 minute comedy, 2M 2F)
 
Feed the Whales: The Saga of the Boy Band Oreo
(comedy, 13 f, 6 m, 1 either (14-20 actors possible: 7-17 f, 3-7 m)
 
The Firecracker Incident
(comedic drama, 4-10 M, 5-10 F, up to 20 actors)
 
First Person Shooter
(drama, 5-10 M, 4-10 F, up to 20 actors)
 
Game of Tiaras (one-act) - New 2015!
(comedy, 5 f, 10 m, 14 either (18-32 actors possible: 4-20 f, 5-25 m))
 
The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza (Iliad Iliad Iliad!)
(comedy, 6 f, 6 m (6-50 actors possible: 3-25 f, 3-25 m))
 
The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza (one-act) - 200 productions!
(comedy, 3 f, 3 m, 6 either (8-35 actors possible: 1-35 f, 1-35 m))
 
The Hamlet Thrill-ma-Geddon (one-act) - 50 productions!
(comedy, 7 f, 7 m, 15 either (14-47 actors possible: 7-21 f, 7-26 m))
 
High School Musipocalypse - 50 productions!
(comedy, 5 f, 4 m, 11 either (12-40 actors possible: 3-25 f, 3-25 m))
 
It's not you, It's me - 400 productions!
(comedy, 6 f, 7 m, 1 either (5-20 actors possible: 2-10 f, 2-10 m))
 
Little Women 2: Wrath of the Undead - Newish 2014!
(comedy, 5 f, 1 either (6-20 actors possible: 5-10 f, 0-10 m))
 
Miss Beth
(comedy, 9 f, 4 m (12-23 actors possible: 7-23 f, 0-11 m))
 
Miss Polly's Institute for Criminally Damaged Young Ladies Puts on a Show
-One of my very first publshed plays! 150 productions!
(comedy, 14 f, 1 m, 1 either (16 actors possible: 12-15 f, 1-4 m))
 
The Murderous Mansion of Mr. Uno - 100 productions!
(murder mystery comedy, 5 f, 6 m (11 actors possible: 5-6 f, 5-6 m))
 
The NSA's Guide to Winning Friends and Influencing People - Newish 2014!
(satire, 3 f, 3 m, 23 either (6-29 actors possible: 3-26 f, 3-26 m))
 
Oz - 100 productions!
(dramatic comedy, 4 f, 4 m, 4 either (8-16 actors possible: 4-8 f, 4-8 m))
 
The Rehearsal - 100 productions!
(dramatic comedy, 8 f, 6 m, 3 either (17-40 actors possible: 8-30 f, 6-12 m))
 
The Seussodyssey (one-act) - 100 productions!
(comedy, 10 f, 15 m, 10 either (8-60 actors possible: 4-30 f, 4-30 m))
 
Snappy's Happy Half-Hour - 100 productions!
This is probably my favorite one.
(comedy, 8 f, 6 m, 4 either (18 actors possible: 0-18 f, 0-18 m))
 
The Staggering Heartbreak of Jasmine Merriwether
(dramatic comedy, 4 f, 5 m, 1 either (7-12 actors possible: 2-7 f, 2-8 m))
 
That's Not How I Remember It - Newish 2014! 50 Productions!
(comedy, 8 f, 8 m, 6 either (13-22 actors possible: 6-14 f, 6-14 m))
 
This Side of Heaven - New 2015!
(drama, 1F, 1M, 1 either)