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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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  • Some Assembly Required, a ten-minute play by Ruben Carbajal, part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies - Stage Partners

    Some Assembly Required

    Written By: Ruben Carbajal
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 3 actors (suggested casting: 1F, 1M, 1 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    While attempting to assemble a dresser from a certain Swedish furniture company, a long-married couple inadvertently activate a plot to end the world. Some Assembly Required is a comedy for all those who have battled unintelligible instructions.  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.
  • 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 - The Dead Queen Requests The Honor of Your Presence at Dinner by Leah Barker - 10-minute horror play

    The Dead Queen Requests the Honor of Your Presence at Dinner

    Written By: Leah Barker
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 3 actors (3F)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
     In a clearing deep in a forest, the Dead Queen sits at a magnificent dining table. As her servant puts the final shine on the glassware, they await the evening’s guest.  This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Horror.
  • Ten(ish): Horror - Capsule by Heather McDonald, 10-minute horror play

    Capsule

    Written By: Heather McDonald
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 3 actors (2M, 1 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    When a beloved park is scheduled to become a parking lot, three friends are forced to dig up their time capsule a bit earlier than they had planned. What they dig up about their shared past will change them all forever.  This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Horror.
  • Ten(ish): Horror - Mirror by Elissa Huang, 10-minute horror play

    Mirror

    Written By: Elissa C. Huang
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 3 actors (3F)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    When Juniper purchases an old mirror at a garage sale, she gets more than she bargained for. What awakens when she gazes within? A haunting and evocative play about the demons we try to forget. This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Horror.
  • Ten(ish): Horror - Trust Fall by Weston Scott 10-minute play

    Trust Fall

    Written By: Weston Scott
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 3 actors (3F)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Jackie hasn’t been the same since her sister Sadie died. Luckily, Dani has been there to guide her through her grief. But when Jackie leads Dani to the maw of a cave on the one year anniversary of Sadie’s death, this friendship will be pushed to the limit as they step further and further into the darkness.   This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Horror.
  • Ten(ish): Horror - Getting To The Bottom by Frank Harts. 10-minute horror play

    Getting to the Bottom

    Written By: Frank Harts
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 2 actors (1M, 1 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Ben has nowhere to hide from his intense fear of clowns when best buddy Jordan takes it upon himself to rid Ben of his phobia once and for all in this immersive, nightmare of a play. This play is part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Horror.
  • Un-Help Desk - Stage Partners

    Un-Help Desk

    Written By: Emily McClain
    Length: 10-15 minutes
    Cast Size: 2 actors (1F, 1M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Jerry discovers his friendly attempts to help a young library patron find a topic for her paper to be unappreciated and unwanted. 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 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.
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