A Hotel Room in Cleveland

5 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Tonight's the night Dylan finally surpasses his wife Jules' point total in bed.

A Tragic Story

1 Minutes - 1W, 0M

Fondella sits on a stool and tells us a tragic story. The end.

Screaming Media Productions

All About Art

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Jesse's art is suffering because his therapist is perhaps too good. Together they take steps to remedy the situation.

AND Theatre Company
City Theater Company (Wilmington)
Flush Ink Productions
MadLab
Theatre Neo

Allison

5 Minutes - 2W, 1M

Allison is tired of having two bodies and her psychiatrist is at his wits end.

MadLab
SKITSoid
Theatre Neo

Amnesia

5 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Phyllis and her husband Kent find themselves standing over a dead body in their bedroom and no recollection what happened.

KDC Theatre
Madhouse Theater
Madhouse Theater

Balding

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Dave has something trapped inside him that he needs to set free and until he does so his hair will keep falling out.

City Theater Company (Wilmington)
MadLab
SKITSoid

Bear Skin Rug Burns

3 Minutes - 3W, 1M

A sign language expert is given the daunting task of signing an adult film for the hearing impaired.

Cartwheel

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

It's 1979 and Lori, the chief editor at "The Times", assigns Wolfson, her star reporter, with the suddenly urgent task of writing Lori's obituary.

Chance Meetings

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Karen somehow talks her gay best friend Gary into bed and he gives it the old college try.

City Theater Company (Wilmington)
MadLab
Theatre Neo

Christmas Lights

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Things go awry when Edgar tries to spice up things in the bedroom with his wife Crystal.

Secret Room Theatre

Clean Break

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Glen and Margaret finally sign the divorce papers and are set free. It's all sweet and no bitter.

Coloring

4 Minutes - 2W, 2M

As Wendy peels the labels off the crayons for her daughter her oldest friend and long-ago ex, re-declares his love for her.

reWrights

Corn Pads

3 Minutes - 2W, 1M

Mavis's eighty-year-old mother uses a trip to the drug store for some corn pads to seduce Mavis's unsuspecting but perhaps willing husband Marvin.

Theatre Neo

Coveralls And Hairnets

3 Minutes - 2W, 0M

Gloria and Norma are on their shift at the nuclear power plant in the Silkwood 80's. When Norma reveals her husband is leaving her, Gloria has her own existential crisis.

Dead Men Walken

1 Minutes - 1W, 2M

Derrick and his friends can't talking like Christopher Walken and his wife Kelly has had just about enough.

Deep In The Rotunda

5 Minutes - 0W, 2M

Jeff tries to help his friend Lee overcome an irrational fear of the long-dead Marlon Brando.

Manhattan Theatre Source
SKITSoid

Downstairs at Quantico

6 Minutes - 1W, 1M

FBI Agent Ron has a theory that the serial killer has been bowling his victims to death.

City Theater Company (Wilmington)
MadLab
SKITSoid
SKITSoid
Theatre Neo

Driven

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Olive and Kenneth have both lost their sex drive at exactly the same moment on a Thursday night.

Cone Man Running Productions

Everybody Has Brown Hair

6 Minutes - 1W, 1M

An assassin does everything in his power to hurry along his partner whose mind is on everything but eradicating the crime scene of all forensic evidence.

City Theater Company (Wilmington)
Philadelphia Dramatists Center

Executive Secretary

4 Minutes - 2W, 0M

Carolyn learns the ins-and-outs and ins-and-outs of sleeping her way to the top.

MadLab
Madhouse Theater
SKITSoid
Theatre Neo

Existential Angst

4 Minutes - 1W, 2M

In the distant future, a female humanoid attempts find a mate while still accepting life as the existential nothingness that it is.

MadLab
SKITSoid
SKITSoid
SKITSoid
Theatre Neo

Finger Guns

1 Minutes - 0W, 3M

Two friends freak out when their finger guns actually start to work.

One Minute Play Festival

Framed

5 Minutes - 2W, 1M

A popular theme restaurant that locks you in a jail cell and feeds you prison gruel turns out to be something far worse.

Company of Angels

Gary Dies Alone

1 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Time starts to move backward for two bank robbers after the security guard kills them.

One Minute Play Festival

George and The Evil Bastard

4 Minutes - 0W, 2M

George has perhaps just learned how this dystopian world he's stuck in works.

City Theater Company (Wilmington)
MadLab
SKITSoid

Gluten

1 Minutes - 2W, 2M

Beth and Zach's intense love for each other has turned into a mutual OCD.

How It Ends

3 Minutes - 1W, 1M

A detective finally figures out the case she's working on ends with her dead.

In The Air Duct

6 Minutes - 1W, 1M

A reporter and her camera man are trapped in the air-duct of the government installation about to perform the first alien autopsy.

Philadelphia Dramatists Center

In the Shadows

3 Minutes - 0W, 2M

Two men in a dark tunnel in the middle of the night are suddenly in danger.

Inside Inside

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Exes Brian and Jenny run into each other by chance on the street and it doesn't go how either imagined.

Lava Floor

6 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Bill and Nancy want to go to bed and play lava floor in their messy living room to get to the bedroom. But this is not a game.

City Theater Company (Wilmington)
Madhouse Theater
South Street Players

Lemonade

3 Minutes - 2W, 0M

In their own vernacular, Sisterella relays the events of catching her boyfriend cheating on her to her best friend Jade.

City Theater Company (Wilmington)
Theatre Neo

Licking The Floor

4 Minutes - 1W, 2M

Doctor and nurse discuss treatment options for a patient with a floor-licking compulsion.

Looking Back

6 Minutes - 2W, 2M

Eric bittersweetly looks back at a fond memory of his three friends from graduate school he has since lost touch with, and perhaps rewrites a little history.

Theatre Neo

Lucy Takes a Year Off

5 Minutes - 2W, 1M

After a bad breakup, Lucy declares she's taking a year off from men, but her best friend Kate is not having it.

Minor Disagreement

6 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Louise and Dale never fight and agree about everything, including that they should probably try having a fight.

City Theater Company (Wilmington)
MadLab
SKITSoid

Morning Exercise

1 Minutes - 0W, 1M

A middle-aged man preps for his day by dancing gloriously, only to realize that he will eventually die and this is perhaps all pointless.

Oliver Plummets to His Eventual Death

1 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Sarah proves that gravity is a state of mind but Oliver's mind has a different agenda.

Screaming Media Productions

On The Couch

5 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Mrs. Powell is annoyed to find her daughter's boyfriend, Eugene, on her couch and alarmed to learn that perhaps he knows her daughter better than she does.

City Paper

On The Floor

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Gary is on the floor of his office, having lost all incentive to fight gravity. Marlene tries to help him get back up.

AND Theatre Company
AND Theatre Company
Big Head Productions
City Theater Company (Wilmington)
MadLab
Theatre Neo
Yonsei University Social Science Theatre Club

Pills

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Martin and Shelly wonder how their marriage would fare without pharmaceutical intervention.

Reanecdoting

6 Minutes - 2W, 0M

Sharon and Libby have a fight about how they always have the same fight about telling the same anecdotes over and over.

Women in Theatre

Remission

6 Minutes - 1W, 1M

John's doctor breaks the news that he's so healthy that it's killing him and there is no cure.

Round Peg

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Jason just can't quite figure out the trick to getting the round peg in the round hole.

MadLab
SKITSoid
SKITSoid
SKITSoid
Theatre Neo

Scream Into My Breasts

5 Minutes - 3W, 2M

Outside Doug's apartment on the night he ends a nine year self-imposed celibacy, a reporter interviews all involved parties then inserts herself into the story.

Theatre Neo

She Licks His Face in the End

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Spoiler alert, she licks his face in the end.

Cone Man Running Productions
MadLab
SPARK Festival

Short Play #38

3 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Hacker Suzanne has fallen in love with a man who still has seven more years on his jail sentence, but she has figured out a way to meet with him in a virtual reality game and give him the tools to hack himself out of jail.

Company of Angels

Sister Lola

3 Minutes - 1W, 1M

In a full body cast, David has broken ever bone in his body except his jaw which he desperately wants Sister Lola to break for him.

Theatre Neo

Skank by Proxy

4 Minutes - 2W, 0M

Two women take a smoke break outside their office building and perhaps finally find each other.

MadLab
Madhouse Theater
Secret Room Theatre

Slap Happy

3 Minutes - 2W, 0M

Co-workers Pam and Noreen take full-advantage of National Slap Your Co-Worker Day

AND Theatre Company
Big Head Productions
Brick Playhouse
City Theater Company (Wilmington)
Cone Man Running Productions
Lake-Sumter State College
MadLab
Madhouse Theater
Madhouse Theater
SKITSoid

Sounds Like Teen Spirit

5 Minutes - 1W, 1M

A disco gospel choir helps a young man finally come out.

City Theater Company (Wilmington)

Submission

3 Minutes - 2W, 0M

Joan likes to dominate. Her girlfriend Joanne likes to submit. Or did.

Act for Charity
Brick Playhouse
Theatre Neo

The A#%hole

1 Minutes - 1W, 1M

A woman gives a man sixty seconds to prove he's not an a#%hole. He fails.

One Minute Play Festival

The Backup Singers

4 Minutes - 3W, 1M

Three backup singers have lost their groove.

Theatre Neo

The Bananas

3 Minutes - 1W, 2M

Two competing banana companies have gone to war and a reporter reports in real time as the army rescues the Chiquita Banana woman after a tense five day hostage stand off in a South American jungle.

The Beauty Pageant

3 Minutes - 4W, 1M

The question portion of a 1980's beauty pageant goes quickly awry.

Good Dog Productions
Theatre Neo

The Bland Man

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

A beautiful unattainable woman is attained.

Brick Playhouse
Theatre Neo

The Caveman

3 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Cavewoman Inga is evolving much faster than her Neanderthal husband, Nagog, and she finds this just exhausting.

Cone Man Running Productions
SKITSoid
Theatre Neo

The Cheese

4 Minutes - 1W, 2M

A woman seeks sanctuary in a monastery after she unknowingly gnawed upon the sacrificial cheese loaf made from the milk of the lamb of God.

SKITSoid
Theatre Neo

The Cranks

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Fran and her husband Frank are equally tired and cranky on the same night.

Brick Playhouse
City Theater Company (Wilmington)
Colonial Playhouse
MadLab
Theatre Neo

The Eskimos

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Papuk finally gets the courage to tell his mother he wants to move out of the igloo and go South.

SKITSoid
Theatre Neo

The Flashlights

5 Minutes - 2W, 2M

Scientists investigate when Marge gets stuck to the ceiling after gravity reverses itself in her apartment.

Theatre Neo

The Four And A Half Minute All-Cliché Murder Mystery

5 Minutes - 4W, 7M

Exactly that.

SKITSoid
Theatre Neo

The Go-Go Dancer

4 Minutes - 2W, 0M

Go-Go dancer Dot has an existential crisis when she gets stuck in her cage.

Theatre Neo

The Grey Widow

3 Minutes - 0W, 2M

A very short play written in verse about a man in love with a woman who makes him sick.

The Hanging Burglar

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

It's the middle of the night and a burglar is confronted by the maid and they discover they went to high school together.

The History Of Dance

1 Minutes - 3W, 3M

A frantic one-minute history of dance.

Screaming Media Productions

The Left One

4 Minutes - 2W, 1M

Jeanine learns the painful truth that she's not as bilaterally perky as she thought she was.

Flush Ink Productions
Theatre Neo

The List

4 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Ginger decides to make a list of all the things that annoy her about Craig so Craig makes a list of all the things that annoy him about Ginger.

Philadelphia Dramatists Center

The Mathematical Equation

6 Minutes - 1W, 2M

Alan breaks down a simple mathematical equation for Craig and Brenda until it's about way more than math.

StageQ

The Meaning of Life

3 Minutes - 1W, 1M

After decades of research in the lab, Cate and Sam finally uncover the meaning of life. Now they have to figure out to navigate the new rules of the universe.

The Songwriter

3 Minutes - 1W, 1M

A songwriter tells her husband the song she wrote about having an affair is, yes, based on real life.

MadLab
SKITSoid
Theatre Neo

The Spaceship

4 Minutes - 1W, 2M

The captain is the sole survivor when his space ship violates the airspace of a party planet.

Theatre Neo

The Stripper

5 Minutes - 1W, 3M

Three naked men pay to watch an attractive woman to put her clothes on.

SKITSoid
Theatre Neo

The Wandering Blues

5 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Tanya is about to get on the tour bus with her banjo and leave her boyfriend Scott behind once again.

AND Theatre Company
AND Theatre Company
Flush Ink Productions