One Act Plays

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Order Play 'With my plays, when the lights go down, at least the audience isn't thinking, Oh, God, two more hours of this.'

-- David Ives







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Short plays, or one-acts, start at about 10 pages. More than a few Literary Managers will see a play running about an hour as falling in a limbo between a one-act and a full-length play: it's too short to feel like a full evening for an audience and too long to be easily produced as part of a bill of multiple one-acts. But there's a way around this if short plays seem like your thing . . .

 


Tips for Writing One-Acts


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