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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.
  • Eating Crayons by Ryan M. Bultrowicz, a ten-minute play, part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies - Stage Partners

    Eating Crayons

    Written By: Ryan M. Bultrowicz
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 3 actors (2F, 1M)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Growing up, we shared their classrooms. We may have even judged them. Now it's their turn to speak. Eating Crayons is a delightful ode to the beautiful misfits who dared to taste the many colors of  every kid's world. This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies.
  • Happy Birthday To Me by Alle Mims, a ten-minute play, part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies - Stage Partners

    Happy Birthday To Me

    Written By: Alle Mims
    Length: 10
    Cast Size: 2 actors (2F)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    It's Chelsea's 14th birthday at midnight tonight - but until then, her older sister, Andrea is in charge. The sleepover guests are due any minute... aren't they? Unless something else is going on... This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies.
  • Ten(ish): Horror - Peace and Quiet by Katie Peña-Van Zile. 10-minute horror play

    Peace and Quiet

    Written By: Katie Peña-Van Zile
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 4 actors (suggested casting: 2F, 2M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
     A support group for individuals suffering from tinnitus takes an eerie turn when they discover the cause of the ringing in their ears might be more sinister than actual science.    This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Horror.
  • Ten(ish): Horrors - Viewings by Del Martin, 10-minute horror play

    Viewings

    Written By: Del Martin
    Length: 10 - 15 minutes
    Cast Size: 5-6 actors (suggested casting: 6F)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    You never quite know what you're getting when you buy an old house. The past may still echo within its walls. For Deirdre, who is on the run from her own past, a new home means an escape, but it also comes with some unexpected inhabitants.   This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Horror.
  • 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.
  • The Stakeout - Stage Partners

    The Stakeout

    Written By: K. Alexa Mavromatis
    Length: 10-15 minutes
    Cast Size: 2 actors (2F)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Two teenage girls watch every move inside a large house from their post on the sidewalk. For one, it’s a chance to emulate her TV heroes; for the other, an opportunity to glimpse the father she’s never known. This play is part of the short play collection It's Her Say and can be licensed separately or as part of the collection.
  • The Collector a ten-minute play by Tyler Dwiggins, part of the short play collection Rogues' Gallery - Stage Partners

    The Sketch Pod

    Written By: Tyler Dwiggins
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 5 actors (suggested casting: 2F, 2M, 1 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A couple on a disastrous art gallery date are unwillingly drawn into their worst nightmare: a live podcast. 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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