LIST OF PLAYS, SCRIPTS, AND SKITS BY AUTHOR
The following writers have provided us with adaptations of old and modern classics. You can find dramas, comedies, melodramas, collections of short-shorts for senior performers, Shakespeare and other literary classics for young people, as well as original one-act and full-length dramas and comedies, Ideal for mainstage or black box stage in regional, community or college and university theatres, as well as scripts and skits for religious occasions and Sunday school programs.
Several of our writers have turned their talents toward developing plays, scripts, and skits especially for seniors and retirement facility venues. If you download our catalog, you will find a special readers’ theater section with plays... comedies, dramas, one-acts, and full-lengths... adapted for reading in either the classroom or the senior center meeting room.
She’ll Find Her Way Home: a romance of Mound Bayou, Mississippi, in two acts
The Moral of the Story: an ancient African comic fable for elementary and middle-school in one act
Robert P. Arthur
Front Porch Trilogy: three comic and touching plays from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Phaedra: a mythic drama in 7 scenes
Hymn to the Chesapeake: a haunting musical of the Eastern Shore
Back in the Groove: a musical comedy revue of the 1960's
Short Shorts for Seniors: a collection of short plays for senior cast
Roy C. Booth
The Lovely Red Flower: a children’s fable in one act.
The Unmasking of Yetta Brean: a family comedy/drama in two acts.
Oliver Twist: a holiday play in thirteen scenes
Snow White: a rollicking adaptation from the original fairy tale in two acts
Herschel and Happy: a participatory comic play for children by Mickey Coburn.
Cinderella: a stylish comedy for children, teens, and adults from Charles Perrault’s fairytale
The Sleeping Beauty: a gently humorous adaptation of the original fairy tale
Baba Yaga Acts Up: a participatory comedy in six scenes
D. D. Delaney
The Concise Dickens’ Christmas Carol A 50-minute tour-de-force bringing Dickens’ classic powerfully to life by D. D. Delaney
Shakespeare Playing for Laughs: a comedy for the stage in one act for teens
Shakespeare After School: a comedy for teens in one act by D. D. Delaney.
The Pears of Heaven: A Passion Play for the Spring Equinox
Nativity: part of a series of plays relating to the soltice, entitled Pastures of the Sun
John F. X. Delaney
The Aviators: a senior performer comedy/drama in one act
Brendan’s Journey: a full length spiritual adventure tale
The Selfish Giant: a full-length fantasy based on Oscar Wilde’s story for children, teens, and adults
Everykid: a moral comedy based on the Everyman tale: a play for children and teens
The Tempest: an adaptation of Shakespeare’s romance
MacBeth for Kids: An adaptation for young audiences
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: retold for young audiences
For the Least of These: inspirational monologues
Spread your Garment over Me: more inspirational
Brendan’s Journey: a full length adventure
More . . . Old Testament Bible Sketches For Children
More. . . New Testament Bible Sketches For Children
Campers: A one-act slice-of-life comedy
Birdwatchers: another slice-of-life comedy by B. A. Hite.
In the Second Place: a one-act award winning comedy
A Chair: a one-act comedy for senior cast
Michael J. Hotchkiss
Happy Occasions: a family comedy in one act.
Fall Back, Spring Ahead: a comedy in one act
Bible Bits and Skits for Teens: ten short plays for Sunday School
David H. Klein
An Evening with Joyce’s Women: three one act plays from James Joyce’s classic “Dubliners”
The Dead: a one-act adaptation from Joyce’s “Dubliners”
The Boarding House: a one-act adaptation from Joyce’s Dubliners
Eveline: a one-act adaptation from Joyce’s
Jean H. Klein and David H. Klein
An Enemy of the People--“En Folkefiende”: a comedy in two acts
Jean H. Klein
The Chimes: a classic Dickens New Year script.
The Passing of Grandison: a full-length comedy adapted from Charles Chestnutt’s story
The Best is Yet to Be: a family comedy in one act
The Devil’s Due: a one-act psychological comedy
Nightside: an urban comedy in one act
The Pinch Hitter: a contemporary comedy in one act
Jean Klein and Fred Ewing
The Thieves' Christmas: a comic holiday musical
The Three Thieves: a light-hearted family musical
H. L. Liptak
Mystery of the Pirate’s Cave: a rip-roaring middle-school comedy
Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus: a comic thriller adapted for the stage from Mary Shelley’s novel
Planetary Prelude: a comedy in one act, for performers who speak sign language (a play for elementary and middle-school)
Alice’s Adventures: a comedy in eight scenes adapted from Lewis Carroll’s Classics
The Emperor’s New Clothes: stage adaptation with roles for for VSAarts performers
The Red Shoes: a one-act stage adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story
Robin of Sherwood Forest: a one-act play in four scenes adapted from the original tales of Robin Hood
Beauty and the Beast: adapted from the classic 12th century French Folk Tale
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: a simple-to-act adaptation
Kathleen Lockwood and Anna Barker
Back in the Groove: a musical comedy revue of the 1960's
Best Always, Marilyn Monroe: a play in two acts
Charlotte Bronte Remembers...
...the afternoon of ‘noms de plume’: a drama in one act
A Tall Turkey Tale from Old Virginia: a one act Thanksgiving comedy
Fanny and Manny Tie the Knot: Delicious Dinner Comedy
Playing in the Liturgy: a collection of short plays enacting the seasonal gospel
From the Back Seat: A family comedy in one act featuring senior performers
Oregon Fever: a compelling American play in one act
Christmas in Montana: a hilarious one-act comedy for young actors
P. A. Wray
Lamentations of a Demented Old Woman: a play in minutes for senior casting
Funding Follies: a one-act musical revue in six scenes