Searching for One-Acts

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This guide will assist you in finding great one-act plays in Theatre Alberta’s library collection. If you need more help, our librarians welcome any questions you may have regarding your search.

Our Online Catalogue

A great way to start your search is by accessing our online catalogue. To locate one act plays, use the Advance Search page . Choose (a) search term(s) and then check off the boxes beside one of the following:

  • COA Canadian One Acts
  • GOA General One Acts
  • YOA Young Adult One Acts
  • CHO Children’s One Acts

Library Indexes

Theatre Alberta publishes indexes that contain detailed information on scripts in our collection. These indexes are updated in March of every year and can be viewed online by going to Library Indexes in the Library menu. The following indexes, which include the number of actors and a brief synopsis of each play, list one-act plays in our collection:

*These indexes were made prior to the change to our new library program in 2019, so the indexes are not up to date. As KOHA (our new library catalog program) is easier to search, we will not be updating these indexes.

  • Canadian One-Acts
  • Canadian One-Acts in Collections
  • One-Act Comedies (1-3 actors)
  • One-Act Comedies in Collections (1-3 actors)
  • One-Act Comedies (4-6 actors)
  • One-Act Comedies in Collections (4-6 actors)
  • One-Act Comedies (7+ actors)
  • One-Act Comedies in Collections (7+ actors)
  • One-Act Dramas (1-3 actors)
  • One-Act Dramas in Collections (1-3 actors)
  • One-Act Dramas (4-6 actors)
  • One-Act Dramas in Collections (4-6 actors)
  • One-Act Dramas (7+ actors)
  • One-Act Dramas in Collections (7+ actors)
  • Children’s One-Acts
  • Children’s One-Acts in Collections
  • Young Adult One-Acts
  • Young Adult One-Acts in Collections

Recommended Titles

While Theatre Alberta has many of the suggested titles in these documents, we, unfortunately, do not have all of them.

Popular Titles for High School:


Publisher Recommended Titles for High School:

 

Other Resources:

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Children’s Literature on Stage

Adaptations of: Stuart Little; Wind in the Willows; Getting Near to Baby; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Charlotte’s Web; Hanna’s Suitcase; Treasure Island; The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Neverending Story; The Velveteen Rabbit; The Bridge to Terabithia; Little Women; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; The Cay; and the Adventures of Robin Hood are all available at the Theatre Alberta Library.