One Act Plays and Scenes
Cowboys and Idiots - Scene One
In the funniest western comedy since Blazing Saddles, two idiots who are searching for money, revenge, and the meaning of life. Cowboys and Idiots is based upon a 2004 film, written and directed by Wade Bradford (with a lot of help from Joshua Eklund!).
Cowboys and Idiots - Part Two
A scene from the play Cowboys and Idiots, written by Wade Bradford. Free to use for students and drama teachers (for educational purposes).
Cowboys and Idiots - Scene Three
In this stage play adaptation, Tucker and Heck are trying to reclaim their rightfully stolen money. "Cowboys and Idiots" is a free-to-use script, avaialable for educational and non-profit purposes.
Cowboys and Idiots - Scene Four
Cowboys and Idiots is a two act comedy play by Wade Bradford.
Cowboys and Idiots - Scene Five
Free to use scenes and monologues from a selection of Wade Bradford's play, Cowboys and Idiots.
Cowboys and Idiots - Scene Six
A scene from the stage play, Cowbvoys and Idiots, by Wade Bradford. A cowboy explains the myth of Hades and Persephone.
Cowboys and Idiots - Scene Seven
Heck and Tucker talk to the Professor about love and science.
Free Play for Kids - "A History of Messy Rooms"
Why Do I Have to Make My Bed, or a History of Messy Rooms is based on the picture book by Wade Bradford. This free play may be used for educational purposes. It is a funny play for young students that teaches about history and family.
Time Trippers - Funny Script for Child Actors
Time Trippers is written by Wade Bradford. The following script was adapted into a short web series by Wade Bradford and John Medlen.
Three Person Scene from "Curse of the Pharaoh's Kiss"
A scene from "Curse of the Pharaoh's Kiss" featuring a funny monologue for actresses. This is a free two person scene from a comedy script written by wade Bradford.
A History of Messy Rooms - Part Two
The second part of a free children's play, "A History of Messy Rooms" based upon Wade Bradford's book, "Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?"
Back to the Summer (Act One)
"Back to the Summer" is a free-to-use play written by Wade Bradford. Schools and non-profit organizations may perform this work without paying any royalties.
Rainbow Connections (Part One)
"Rainbow Connections" is a free-to-use script intended for schools, drama clubs, and non-profit organizations. It is written by Wade Bradford, and was originally performed as a non-profit fundraising event. Throughout this children's play there are moments in which songs and/or dance numbers may be incorporated. Directors may choose to skip...
Rainbow Connections (Part Three)
The third part of "Rainbow Connections," a free play for children, drama students, community theaters, and schools.
Rainbow Connections (Part Two)
"Rainbow Connections" is a free-to-use script intended for schools, drama clubs, charity events, and non-profit organizations. It is written by Wade Bradford, and was originally performed as a non-profit fundraising event. This script indicates moments in which songs and/or dance numbers may be incorporated. Directors may choose to skip those...
Rainbow Connections (Part four)
The fourth installment of "Rainbow Connections," a free-to-use play written by Wade Bradford. Available for free use for educational institutions and non-profit organizations.
"Terri and the Turkey" - Thanksgiving Day Play
In this short Thanksgiving play, a young girl saves the life of a Thanksgiving turkey. A family-friendly Thanksgiving skit.
12 Angry Pigs - Original Ten Minute Play
Free one act play, free for students and drama clubs to use. This comedic parody of "Twelve Angry Men" is about a jury of pigs who must decide on the guilt or innocence of the so-called Big Bad Wolf.
"Cinema Limbo" - Two Person Scene - Ten Minute Play
This free ten-minute play is a comic, two person exchange between two movie theater employees. It is a short play by Wade Bradford, and it can be used, free of charge, for educational purposes and amateur productions.
Free One Act Plays
Attention drama teachers, directors and theater students! Looking for royalty-free One Act plays, scenes, comedies, and dramas? This annotated list will steer you towards that perfect play for your cast and/or classroom.
"Impressions of the Yesterday" - Free One Act about the Impressionism
Free One Act Play - "Impressions of Yesterday." A play about impressionist painters. Two modern day sisters discover an old trunk which is magically connected to Paris during the turn of the 19th century. Out of the suitcase famous painters emerge, such as Mary Cassat, Degas, Monet, and Manet. The sisters learn about each person’s life and their artistic genius.
Comic Female Scene from Shaw's "Pygmalion"
A terrific comedy scene for female performers. In perhaps the funniest scene of the play, Liza has been trained how to speak the “Queen’s English.” Although she pronounces things perfectly, she still chooses “lower class” words.
Comic 4 Person Scene from Shaw's "Pygmalion" ("My Fair Lady")
A comic scene between Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins from the play "Pygmalion" (and its musical adaptation "My Fair Lady").
Scene from "Man and Superman" (Act Four)
Two person scene from George Bernard Shaw's "Man and Superman." Ann Whitefield and Jack Tanner argue over whether or not they will be married.
Angry Pigs Handout
Angry Pigs Handout