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Ten-Minute Plays

Stage Partners is home to exciting new 10-minute plays. Whether you are a student-director, or producer putting on an evening of short plays, this collection features some of the most exciting playwrights working in theatre today.

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  • The Last Cookie by Laura Neill, a ten-minute play, part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies - Stage Partners

    The Last Cookie

    Written By: Laura Neill
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 2 actors (2 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Bri and Lou are roommates and friends. But those bonds are tested when they find themselves stuck at home with only one remaining, delicious cookie. The Last Cookie is a sweet, and funny story about friendship. This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies.
  • The Bargain by Kathryn Funkhouser, a ten-minute play, part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies - Stage Partners

    The Bargain

    Written By: Kathryn Funkhouser
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 3 actors (suggested casting: 1F, 1M, 1 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    When you sell your soul, Dan is the demon who comes to collect. But things aren't as simple as that  - especially if evil coworkers object to working overtime, people don't respect a cool trench coat, and worst of all, the doomed mortal has a cat.     This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies.
  • Ten(ish): Horror - Transfer by Elinor T Vanderburg. 10-minute horror play

    Transfer

    Written By: Elinor T Vanderburg
    Length: 10 - 20 minutes
    Cast Size: 5 actors (suggested casting: 4F, 1M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Bow returns to her senior year of high school after a personal tragedy that no one wants to discuss head-on. But coming back isn't easy – especially not with the presence of a transfer student who is all smiles, light, and brilliance – and taking over every relationship Bow holds dear. A little Black Swan, a little more Hitchcock, Transfer is a sparse, noir-inspired drama t...
  • A Talkback by Patrick Greene, a ten-minute play, part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies - Stage Partners

    A Talkback

    Written By: Patrick Greene
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 6 actors (6 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Once in a while, after the actors have taken their final bows, the audience of a play is given the opportunity to interact with an actual, living playwright. But talkbacks don't always go as planned, and sometimes a writer can face difficult questions, and hungry theatregoers that demand more than the playwright is willing to give. A Talkback is a comedy about the absurdity of facing your aud...
  • A Stitch Here or There: A Sock Tragedy in One Act by Aeneas Sagar Hemphill, a ten-minute play, part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies - Stage Partners

    A Stitch Here or There: A Sock Tragedy in One Act

    Written By: Aeneas Sagar Hemphill
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 3-6 actors
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    What happens to the socks that disappear in the laundry? What about the ones left behind? When Cotton loses the other half of her pair, she looks for answers. A Stitch Here or There is a soulful comedy about loss... with sock puppets. This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies.
  • Reindeer Games - a short holiday play by Rachel Bublitz in the ten-minute play collection Holly, Jolly, & Extra Folly

    Reindeer Games

    Written By: Rachel Bublitz
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 5 actors (5 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Reindeer game night becomes an intervention for a new celebrity with an out-of-control ego. This play is part of the short play collection Holly, Jolly, & Extra Folly  and can be licensed separately or as part of the collection.
  • Two Ships Passing, a ten-minute play by Ian McWethy, part of the short play collection Rogues' Gallery - Stage Partners

    Two Ships Passing

    Written By: Ian McWethy
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 6 actors (suggested casting: 3F, 1M, 2 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Meeting up is tough when your phone is dead, and even tougher when the lines of reality may or may not have evaporated. This play is part of the short play collection Rogues' Gallery and can be licensed separately or as part of the collection.
  • The Participant, a ten-minute play by Jason Pizzarello, part of the short play collection Rogues' Gallery - Stage Partners

    The Participant

    Written By: Jason Pizzarello
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 4-5 actors (suggested casting: 1F, 1M, 3 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A young man asks an elderly stranger in the gallery for help, but there’s more to both than meets the eye. This play is part of the short play collection Rogues' Gallery and can be licensed separately or as part of the collection.
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