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5 Minute Plays/Scenes

5 Minute Plays/Scenes

5 Minute Plays & Scenes  are short plays and pieces of plays that only take about 5 minutes to perform.  They are great for classrooms, festivals, showcases or perform several of them as a full show.

The plays are written on 2nd-4th grade reading levels, but are great for teens and adults as well.


  • Scripts: $3.00 each
  • Licensing: $10 per performance*
  • Series Licensing (up to 4 titles at once): $25 per performance

*Licensing is FREE for classroom performances where there is NO CHARGE for admission and the audience is under 50 persons.

Titles in Development:

  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • Foolish Fishers

Check out our other plays: 15 Minute Plays  |  Kids Plays  |  Pre-Teen Plays  |  Teen Plays  |  Adult Plays

Item Number: 978-1-56608-104-7
The unique format of this book will get students talking whether they’re actors or not!  Duologues are not scenes for two people; rather, they are a pair of monologues about the same subject but from different viewpoints.  Likewise, triologues offer three perspectives on the same topic, wi..
Item Number: 978-1-56608-177-1
Teachers and directors just can’t get enough of Laurie Allen’s sketches for teens, ideal for classroom practice or contest use.  This new collection of plays and scenes for teens offers more real-life situations for student actors to perform, portraying characters like themselves and their frie..
Item Number: 978-1-56608-192-4
These royalty-free scenes are laugh-out-loud funny and clever, to boot!  Based on familiar nursery rhyme characters, Ewen put a comedic spin on their situations.  For instance, ESPN newscasters are interviewing Jack out at the track where he does his training for candlestick jumping. ..
Item Number: 978-1-56608-020-0
A superb resource for speech competitions, acting exercises, auditions, discussion starters, or variety shows.  The fifty-five original monologues in this collection are warm, funny, and best of all — real!  Any young person will relate to the topics of the scripts in this drama book, and ..
Author: Joe Ferriero Item Number: 1012
The story follows a stranger who visits the village seeking food. Unfortunately, the villagers are all poor and have nothing to share. The stranger decides to make "stone soup" and requests a pot of water and fire to heat it up. One by one, the villagers offer to help by contributing ingredients suc..
Author: Twisted Plays Item Number: FREE_DB
A deer being chased by hunters takes refuge in a barn.  It escapes the hunters, but when the master discovers the deer, the stable boys kill it. (Aesop)This show/script is FREE -- add to your cart and it will appear in your downloads...
Author: Twisted Plays Item Number: FREE_FO
When some young frogs are frightened by an ox, their father tries to prove that he can be as big as the ox. (Aesop)This show/script is FREE -- add to your cart and it will appear in your downloads...
Item Number: RtR
Based on the Canadian Fairy Tale "The Old Witch" this is a heartwarming tale of kindness, compassion, and the rewards of helping others.Setting: A small village, a forest, an old witch's house, and a wealthy man's home.Plot: Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived a couple who had two..
Item Number: TORTHARE
This play is a retelling of the classic fable "The Tortoise and the Hare". It features a group of animals in the forest who gather to witness a race between the boastful Hare and the quiet Tortoise. The Hare, overconfident in his speed, takes a nap midway through the race while the Tortoise keeps pl..
Author: Joe Ferriero Item Number: TWOCHAR
These 7 scenes help young actors work on character development.  Each scene draws on the day-to-day life of teen situations. Each scene is written for 2 teenagers. All scenes are family-friendly and school appropriate.  These can be presented individually or as a full showcase. The scenes ..
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