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Calling All Grade 12s: Guide to One Acts – Theatre Alberta

Calling All Grade 12s: Guide to One Acts – Theatre Alberta


Going in to Grade 12 this year? Putting on a One Act? Still looking for a play that you’re excited about doing? Check out this list the Theatre Alberta Library has put together! There are a few classic high school One Acts, as well as some others we’re excited to share.

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  • The Insanity of Mary Girard by Lanie Robertson – three male; four female
  • Never Swim Alone by Daniel MacIvor – two male; one female
  • Cagebirds by David Campton – eight female
  • The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George – four female
  • The Best Short Plays 1983 contains “Am I Blue” by Beth Henley – three male; four female
  • Check, Please by Jonathan Rand – seven male; seven female (flexible casting)
  • Zoo Story by Edward Albee – two male
  • It Snows by Bryony Lavery* – large cast / flexible casting
  • A Vampire Story by Moira Buffini* – six male; eleven female; two male or female
  • All in the Timing contains “Variations on the Death of Trotsky” by David Ives – two male; one female
  • Art by Yasmina Reza – three male
  • Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You by Christopher Durang – three male; three female

 *“It Snows” and “A Vampire Story” can both be found in New Connection 2008

If none of these are quite what you’re looking for, have a look through our indexes. You can perform a Find to search for keywords, like “satire” or “three male; three female,” to narrow down the options; or call us at the Library! We’ll be happy to help you find what you need.

Any One Acts you would recommend? Let us know! Suggest A Script through our website or tweet @TheatreAlberta with the hashtag #suggestAscript stating the play and playwright. Who knows – you may see it in the library soon!

 – Written by Silverius Materi

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