35th Annual Original One Act Festival

The productions that have already been livestreamed are all available to watch any time.  Suggested donation $5 per person viewing.  To donate online before viewing, select "Donate Now and Watch".   If you plan to mail in a check or make a donation later, select "Watch Now Without Donation"


The Shows

… but I’m just not IN LOVE with it

By Michael Lucchesi

Live-streamed Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:30 PM

Good Neighbors

By Marjorie Pagel

Livestreamed November 10, 2020.

The Oldest Crawford County Widow Explains It All

By Gary Jones

Livestreamed November 10, 2020

The Interview

By Carol Ratliff Drury

Livestreamed January 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Old Friends

By Jon Kolb

Livestreamed January 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM


by sabley sabin

Live March 9th, 2021 at 7:30 PM

The Visitation

By Mike Willis

Live March 9th, 2021 at 7:30 PM

and ...

on May 11th, 2021 ...

The two runner up scripts for the 36th Annual Original One Act Festival will get the live treatment!


Upcoming One Act Events

  • The Visitation and blending
    Tue, Mar 09
    Mar 09, 7:30 PM
  • Script Submission Deadline
    Mon, Feb 15
    Feb 15, 12:00 PM
    The deadline to submit scripts for the 36th Annual Original One Act Festival has been extended to February 15, 2021! The festival will run June 10 - 20, 2021. Visit www.villageplayhouse.org/one-act-script-submission-2 for details.

The One Act Festival is back again year with a new crop of scripts from Wisconsin playwrights.

The Village Playhouse’s Original One Act Festival has been an ongoing project for over 30 years. The festival is intended to give playwrights a means to see their work move from the paper to the stage. Working together, a playwright, a director, a cast, and a crew develop and polish scripts for presentation to an audience over the course of three weekends.

The Village Playhouse is proud to have been the first (and we like to think the best) to implement the concept of an original one act play festival here in Wisconsin.

Due to COVID-19 to 35th Annual Original One Act Festival was canceled. However, we are proud to announce that the festival will now continue online! Throughout the 2020-2021 season we will feature the plays selected from the 35th Festival in special livestream events. We are very excited to use technology to still be able to bring you these great plays by local playwrights.

In addition (pandemic permitting) we are currently planning to have a traditional in person run of this festival for one weekend only, June 4 – 6, 2021. More details to come, watch this page for updates.

For information on submitting scripts to the 36th Annual Festival, click here. 


It takes a Village to do what we do so we would greatly appreciate your financial support.  

Checks may be mailed to Village Playhouse; 1500 South 73rd Street; West Allis, WI 53214.

Village Playhouse is a 501c3 organization and donations are tax-deductible per IRS guidelines.


(414) 207-4879

1500 S 73rd St, West Allis, WI 53214, USA

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