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eTens are now available as Kindle eBooks for only $1.99.

 

Tired of having to purchase large compilation books

in order to find quality ten minute plays?

 

Now you can purchase great ten minute plays individually

at a miniscule price.

 


8:55, Tech Center Drive by Eric Eberwein

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female + voiceover

Synops:  A Friday morning conference call warps into weirdness as two co-workers unveil sexual and social secrets. The office park façade melts away in a provocative comedy about the masks we put on at work and the loneliness and angst beneath them. 

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A Little Adventure by Jason D. Martin

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female (Both elderly)

Synops:  An elderly man decides to indulge himself with a life of crime.

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All Professionals are Avaricious Pigs by George Freek

 

Comedy

1 Male, 2 Females

Synops:  When an ambitious 'professional' expertly deals with a refractory client, she earns her boss's respect and a promotion at a high-class house of dubious reputation.

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Back Massage, The by Ginger Reiter

Comedy

3 Females, 1 Male

Synops:  A teenager girl begs her mother for a vibrator for her birthday.

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Beauregard Brains and the Zombie Poet by John Weagly

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female, 1 Either

Synops: At a fair, Beauregard Brains meets a zombie that tells him things he’s been waiting to hear his whole life.

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Beluga Room by Jonathan Josephson

 

Comedy

2 Females

Synops:  Andrea’s husband just left her and she is in her funk. To try and shake her out of it, her best friend Tawny convinces her to break into Sea World to perform and “ancient” ritual that is supposed to bring her good fortune.

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Birthday Wishes by John Kern

 

Comedy

3 Females, 1 Male

Synops:  A dying man asks those closest to him honor him at the cemetery on his birthday after he is gone. Each participant is surprised to learn that others have been invited.

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Black & Decker by Jason Aaron Goldberg

 

Comedy

3 Males

Synops:  As two pals prepare for a Halloween costume party they are visited by Death himself, who is on a break during one his busiest days.

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The Bull by Susan Cinoman

 

Comedy/Drama

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  When a matador is pierced by a bull, he is surprised to find that the bull is really a beautiful woman, whose help he needs to save his life.

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Candy Likes Your Status by Matt Henderson

 

Comedy

2 Females

Synops:  Candy and Sandy are two bright-eyed recent college graduates who are ready to jump into life and love and post about it on Facebook. When one of them starts becoming more successful personally and professionally, however, jealousy and passive aggressive Facebook posts threaten to destroy their once-close friendship in this surreal “online” comedy.

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Cat House by Royal Shiree

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops: Willow and Vester just had their last sup per together.  When Lady dies and the kittens are taken away, Vester tries to comfort mourning Willow. She misses everything about Lady, especially her cooking, because Vester brings the same thing home, every day. But it tasted different this time. He finally confesses where it came from and she realizes that's the place all the cats have been talking about.

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Christmas Eve, Many Years From Now by Martha Patterson

 

Comedy

1 Male, 2 Females

Synops: Two-and-a-half thousand years after the Apocalypse, three cave people celebrate Christmas Eve.

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Close Shave by Werner Treischmann

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female, 1 rowdy electric razor.

Synops: Gerald is given an electric razor for Christmas, it soon comes to life to bully the loveable loser who's life is going down the drain.

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Decomposition by Dennis Schebetta

 

Drama

2 Males

Synops:  An elderly man decides to indulge himself with a life of crime.  A man has been brought into a room for what seems like routine questions but as the plot unfolds his interrogator's harmless queries become torturous and ultimately drive him to confess to a crime he may or may not have committed.

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Delphinium Mansion, The by Libby Leonard

 

Comedy

2 Males

Synops:  Two men on the way to pay their final respects to a friend, find out that the deceased had a few more surprises left up his dead sleeves.

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Encore by Karin Williams

 

Comedy

3-4 Males

Synops:  A pair ask loaded questions about the dead bodies around them at the hands of a mad man and his dog.

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Exit, Cute Ed by Luke Krueger

 

Drama

2 Females

Synops:  Two women from Ed’s life, Mary (his sister) and Johanna (his ex wife), struggle to reconcile their sweet private memories with the very public atrocities Ed has become infamous for.

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Father-Daughter Dance by Luke Krueger

 

Drama

1 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  Wade has been publicly disgraced for videotaping women in changing rooms. Despite the scandal he holds out hope that he can still escort his daughter Jenny to the father-daughter dance at the high school. On this night though, she has come to see Wade at work, to let him know she wants nothing to do with him anymore.

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Famous by Robert Thomas Noll

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female, 1 Either

Synops:  A frustrated artist who wants to be famous meets a homeless man who once was famous, and a homeless woman who wishes to be, causing him to reconsider his own desire.

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Figment by Mark Troy

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  Days before their marriage, a man must spill his "truths" to his fiancé in order to enter the marriage without any guilt. He tells his fiancé that when he was younger he had an imaginary friend... and that "she" has come back into his life... and announced that she is was pregnant with his child.

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Forget-Me-Not by Bara Swain

 

2 Females

Synops:  FORGET-ME-NOT explores young widowhood, mother/daughter relationships, and the inability to let go in a two-hander featuring Judith Katz (40-s50s) and her daughter, Mariel (18).

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Fork in the Life by Mark aloysius Kenneally

 

Comedy

2 Females, 1 Male

Synops:  Two women struggle with their understanding of life and men... while standing at the edge of a bridge.

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Georgie Gets a Facelift by Daniel Guyton

 

Black Comedy

1 Male, 2 Females

Synops:  A young man tries to kill himself in this dark, disturbing comedy, but an accidental murder puts things into perspective. Mature audiences only.

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Group Therapy and the Undead by Jason D. Martin

 

Comedy

3 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  A vampire in bright pastel colors, a female zombie rotting away, and a werewolf are attending a self-help group.

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Home Invasion by Robin Hack

 

Comedy

2 Males

Synops:  A man returns home after a long day at work only to discover someone waiting for him; an unstable telemarketer whom he had hung up on the night before.

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How to Kill Yourself with a Gun and a Bottle of Pills by Ron Riekke

 

Comedy

3 Males

Synops:  Ricky and Allen decide to kill themselves before Ricky's wife returns from vacation.  But things get complicated when next-door neighbor Ron tries to get included in the suicide pact.

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How to Make a Brain Soufflé by Roy C. Booth & Justin Pilon

Comedy

3 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  Famed author, businessman. And TV personality Aldrich Byrne is dead. And though he looks (and smells) as rotted as the next zombie, he has managed to retain (most of) his intellect and motor skills. Because of this Aldrich has dedicated himself to the noble pursuit of “elevating” the zombie race, along with his faithful zombie sidekick and (unwilling) human assistant, through literature, snappy dressing, and . . . haute zombie cuisine a la Martha Stewart on local access cable television. Let the show begin!

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How to Make a Mobile by Randy Wyatt

Drama/Comedy
2 Females
Synopsis: LILA discovers that she may not know everything about her daughter COLLEEN—or about Alexander Calder.


 

Increments by Mark aloysius Kenneally

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  When a new wife begins treating every instant as cause for celebration, it begins to send the new husband over the edge.

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Is Anyone Sitting Here? by John C. Davenport

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  While trying to work on a new piece in her local coffee shop, aspiring playwright Eleanor meets her muse; his name is Phil.

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Jesus Christ is a Communist by Jason D. Martin

 

Comedy

3 Males

Synops:  Two rednecks mistake a hippie hiker for a post-apocalyptic Jesus.

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Kill Me, Please! by Rhea MacCallum

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:   It’s late at night. The street is deserted. A serial killer is on the loose. A young woman sits and waits. Expectantly. 

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Kiss Today Goodbye by Jack Dyville

 

Comedy

1 Male, 2 Females

Synops:  Deep in Alaska, a young and untested Sarah Palin awakes from a dream and must then convince her husband Todd and daughter Bristol that she saw the future and will soon be on the McCain presidential ticket.

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The Man-Gift by Marie Elliott

 

Comedy

2 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  A couple celebrates their third anniversary, and while his gift to her is going to be a night of passion, her gift to him is a Playstation 3.  Immediately, he forgets all about their night together, and invites a buddy over so they can play.  The girlfriend ends up pleasuring herself to some very suspect dialogue that the two men are exchanging as they connect the system to surround sound.

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Material Girl by Dennis Schebetta

 

Comedy

1 Female

Synops:  A monologue about expectations and belief, when Celia, a 15 year old Madonna fanatic tries to prove to herself that God exists by waiting in line outside a TV studio for her idol to come out and sign her True Blue album.

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Mixed Emotions by Réal Carpentier

 

Comedy

3 Males, 2 Females, 1 Either

Synops:  A “man” (never seen) who has a dinner date with a woman, soon learns that his emotions are all over the place. The “man’s” emotions, Anger, Humor, Happiness, Fear, and Ecstasy are the principle characters, as they try to get along and follow strict instructions from the executive commander, Brain. When Brain tries to keep things under control for the “man”, emotions run wild and cause more problems than Brain bargained for. Things go from bad to worse, in this tale of emotions with a mind of their own.

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Mutual Mastication by Justin Warner

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  Parish newcomer Sharon Donnelly is driving Father Kobak crazy with her loud communion-chewing.  But he discovers there's much more than lip-smacking involved.

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My Name is Art by Peter Snoad

 

Comedy

2 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  At a modern art museum, a plumber and an architect debate the merits of a massive installation of Styrofoam boxes. Is it art? Crap? Democracy in action? Enter a man named Art with his own surprising contribution….

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My Youth Blew Up (But I'm Still Here) by Eric Eberwein

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  Jake’s favorite 7-11 exploded yesterday. It was where he loitered and skated, and hid from the fact that his life was going nowhere. But yesterday was no ordinary day for this ordinary dude: when he said, "Fuck. Smoke. Run.", he saved some lives ... and a friendship across cultures blossoms in the rubble.

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Naked Man, The by Laurie Allen

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  One never knows what one might find behind a closed door. However, an open mind may just lead to a new beginning.

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Never Cry Zombie by Daniel Louie

 

Comedy

2 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  Trapped in a basement, friends deal with a zombie friend.

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Ori and Addison by James C. Ferguson

 

Comedy

2 Males

Synops:  Ori, an expectant (and thrifty) father, as well as an ardent Star Wars aficionado, enlists his friend Addison to help him build a unique and ... unorthodox crib.

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Parent Interview by Justin Warner

Comedy

1 Male, 2 Females

Synops:  Amanda and Jeff have a chance to get their daughter into an elite Manhattan preschool – on one shocking condition. 

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Penny Thoughts by Mark aloysius Kenneally

 

Comedy

1 Female, 3 Males

Synops:  A young woman tries to make an audition video for porn at home by calling the Pizza delivery man, Cable Guy, and Phone Repair man.

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Prom: Time Out by Meghan Gambling

Comedy

2 Females

Synops: Popular Lydia drags her mousy best friend Katie out to the car to regroup during the 1989 Encino High School Prom. As the conversation moves from school, to future plans, to boys and sex, an impromptu clandestine tutorial occurs, and tests the boundaries of their friendship.

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The Ref by Michael Wright

 

Comedy

2 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  A football "Ref" tries to score at a party; signals included.

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Romance is Dead by Daniel Guyton

 

Black Comedy

1 Male

Synops:  "I sleep with dead people..." Dr. Edward Bainsbridge has been arrested for a terrible crime - interfering with a dead body. Four dead bodies, to be exact. Come hear his terrible confession, which will shock you, repulse you, and might even make you laugh...

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Rigatoni by Asher Wyndham

 

Comedy

2 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  Pat and Sam, a married gay couple, struggle to keep their daughter in summer craft class. Miss Reynolds gets more than she expected: she has her own surprise for them—and herself. The play addresses alternative parenting, homophobia, and rigatoni as the pasta of choice for craft time. 

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Smile by Nina Mansfield

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  Set in two separate interrogation rooms, a man and a woman give differing accounts of what has just happened.  As the interrogations unfold we learn that the woman has punched the man and feels justified in her actions.  The man feels the woman is completely crazy.  The audience is left to decide.

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Spat! by Daniel Guyton

 

Comedy

2 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  A man and wife have a horrible argument over the wife's affair with an illegal immigrant.

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Spinsters by Barbara Lindsay

 

Comedy

2 Females

Synops:  In the powder room of a restaurant, two women on a double date struggle to control their desperation about men.

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Steel Bird by Victor Bravo

 

Drama

2 Males

Synops:  A Desert Storm veteran suffering from Gulf War Syndrome, trapped by vivid memories of what he believes is his country’s last decisive war encounters a young scrap metal scavenger trying to get to the bottom of his story.

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Tribe by Greg Vovos

 

Comedy

3 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  Every family is a team, but in this family you can be traded.

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Truth and Sex by Susan Cinoman

 

Comedy/Drama

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  A young couple after a date comes to a climactic point when the young woman reveals that she is Jewish, which changes the sexual chemistry between them.

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The Usual by Barbara Lindsay

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  A businessman having lunch at his usual café makes some unusual requests of his waitress.

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We Need to Talk by Kristyn Leigh Robinson

 

Comedy

3 Males, 2 Females

Synops:  For those "tough to break up" situations, call "We Need to Talk, Inc." for safe and easy solutions.

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The Wedding Story by Julianne Homokay

 

Comedy

2 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  A children's storyteller shows that behind the book lies a whole other story.

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What The Puck? by F.J. Hartland

 

Comedy

2 Males

Synops:  Two constructions workers (having lunch on a beam high over the city) make some startling discoveries while discussing a reoccurring dream.

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Widow's Peak by Lucy Wang

Comedy

1 Male, 2 Females, 1 Either

Synops:  Mary, Frank and Portia find it harder and harder to look forward to the holidays so Portia decides it’s time to gift her friends some unconditional love. In the form of a dog. But not just any dog. A dog that reminds them of someone dearly departed. A human. 

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Worse Than Cold Feet by Rebecca O'Neill

Comedy

2 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  Sam is minutes away from the start of his wedding. As he tries to calm his nerves, his bride reveals her guilty secret – alien abduction. With the wedding minutes away, Sam must find a way to forgive – and believe – his bride.

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Write This Way by Donna Hoke

Comedy

2 Males, 1 Female

Synops:  A writer allows characters to take the lead and, in doing so, not only breaks through writer's block but learns a thing or two. 

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The Wrong Mistake by Kim Zelonis

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  A quirky kidnapper grabbed the wrong girl, and she is not okay with that.

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Yellow Means Caution by Gregory Crafts

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  Max comes home and finds that his wife, Loretta has painted every surface in their apartment yellow.  Is it a bold style choice, or a sign that there is something amiss?

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You Again? by Annie Wood

 

Comedy

1 Male, 1 Female

Synops:  Two old flames in their 70's meet in a bar and reminisce.  A reunion of sorts.

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