ONE-ACT PLAYS

The following is a selection of one-act play scripts by Terry Dugan. Click a link to go to the play’s page and download the play script for free.


30 MINUTES

FENG SHUI FOR CUBISTS: An advertising copywriter is hired by a top agency to help its client sell an ice-cream-like treat made from the by-products of hydraulic fracturing.


THE DILETTANTES: Two art aficionados take pictures of all their favorite works but struggle to find meaning when the lens is pointed at them.


TIS BETTER TO BE VILE THAN VILE ESTEEM’D: Benjamin’s plan to butter up his boss backfires when the boss brings Benjamin’s former lover to dinner.


20 MINUTES

STAGING LIFE: A famous director replays the scenes of her family life in her final days.


THE CLOSEST DISTANCE: A drug-addicted woman tries to unlock happier times from the mind of her dementia-stricken mother.


10 MINUTES

DIES: Two rival, aging actresses compete with a transvestite for the role of Juliet.


10 MINUTES – PRAGUE STORIES COMPILATION

THE LOVE THIEF AND HIS ACCOMPLICES: The newest member of the Chamber of Deputies steals more than hearts during his meteoric political rise.


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH: A woman attempts to get a copy of her husband’s death certificate from the state, without having to dig him up.


JSEM ROBOT: Two fat American mice become lost in the back alleys of Prague where they cross paths with an old robot with a deathwish.