21 Best One-Act Plays for High School offers students and drama teachers a variety of 10 minute plays for license-free productions.
21 Best One-Act Plays for High School
DESPITE THE RAIN
Elizabeth has psychic powers and clairvoyant investigator Harry meets her for the first time.
WASTE OF TIME
Byron is ahead of his time being a teenager who has started a successful bike company, but school and his parents stand in his way of growing his brand.
DON’T LEAVE ME WITHOUT MUFFIN
Ginger is caught in the act of running away from home.
DUST IN OUR EYES
Dean tries to lift his friend Paula’s spirits by revealing how his perspective on life.
Three friends hang out beside a toxic lake and one of them gets dared to go for a swim.
OTHER SIDE OF THE CHASM
Chad has never felt like he fits in at school and despite his only friend Lia being there for him, he still is down on himself.
SIREN IN THE NIGHT
Crystal is a runaway who runs into her former best friend’s father in a parking lot.
TREAT ME DIFFERENT
Marshall is struggling to come to terms with his identity and despite his efforts he tries to indiscreetly talk to his father.
MY SIDE OF THINGS
Sisters Clara and Tyra try to work out their differences after speaking honestly about their issues.
THE OUTCOME OF DESIGN
Jeffrey and Gesebel contemplate the true meaning of life.
ROSE TO ASH
Aggie has been raised in poverty by her good for nothing uncle and without an escape plan ready, she may do something way more unexpected.
Kendra suffers from a lung disease that prevents her from experiencing life as she wishes she could. When a young man visits her, her mother doesn’t approve.
LAUGHTER IN THE DISTANCE
Marva has been putting pressure on her son without realizing it due to the fact that she is a dying woman.
NOWHERE NEAR HAPPY
Ava is a successful teenage entrepreneur who wants to help her family out financially but they won’t permit her due to traditional values.
Matt confesses a painful reality of guilt he’s been living with after witnessing a terrible incident and failing to do anything to stop it.
Kyle is a new student who has transferred schools and is already getting into all sorts of trouble.
Jud needs a gun and turns to her best friend Willa to see if she can borrow her her daddy’s gun.
Bella confronts her mother with the truth that she feels invisible whenever they engage in conversation.
Abby secretly talks to the dolls she makes as if they were really alive…are they?
WHISPERS OF TREES
Nate is doing everything he can to achieve more in life but the pressure is overwhelming. His girlfriend Shelly tries to help him.
MORE WAYS THAN ONE
Porterfield has the reputation of being a bad kid and when brought in yet again to the principal’s office, a surprising option offered to him can help turn his life around.