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At you'll find a variety of one-act plays by award-winning playwright Jonathan Mayer. From comedies to dramas, from duets to large casts, from outrageous farces to intellectual explorations, we have a great play for you. There are plays perfect for youth and adult audiences. Whether you're looking for a 10-minute one-act for an in-class performance or a 40-minute one-act for a school play, you will find something of interest on this site.

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I, Thespian

Genre: Comedy
Length: 40 minutes
Cast: 25 total (9F,11M,5E)
        (12-45 actors possible;
         gender flexible)
Set: Some chairs
Audience: Youth

Overdramatic, gossipy, eccentric.everything you love about high school Thespians takes center stage in this farce! Toby and Kristen need to put down an activity for their college applications, so they join their high school Thespian Troupe. What starts off as a "normal" Thespian meeting with Thespis worshipping and drama gossiping transforms into a hectic battle for survival.

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