Jacqx Melilli

Jacqx - One-Act Plays

Australian playwright, Jacqx Melilli, has a background in theatre, film and television. Jacqx’s one-act, award-winning, plays focus on issues faced by children ranging from being an only child, the frustration of trying to communicate, living in a single parent home, pressure to live your parent’s dream rather than your own, gender expectations, addictions and the danger of social media.

Jacqx Melilli’s one-act plays are ideal for performing at schools, Eisteddfods, Theatre Festivals and for traveling troupes.


Can Anybody Hear Me? - One Act Play by Jacqx Melilli
Can Anybody Hear Me

One-Act Play


Amidst her parents arguing Sarah wants to be heard, instead she gets sent to her room. One magical night, Sarah’s toys come to life to help her sort out her frustration. Teddy thinks cuddles fix everything; Barbie thinks looking beautiful will get you through; Rag Doll bakes delicious treats in times of stress; Ballerina believes focus and discipline work best; Clown thinks laughter is the best cure, and Mechanical Man tries to solve everyone’s problems or is he the cause of them?

Cast of nine. One Act: Approximately 20 minutes.

Foreigners in Oztralia - One Act Play by Jacqx Melilli
Foreigners In Oztralia

One-Act Play


It’s a holiday from hell when Anita and Frederick Higginbotham, an upper crust couple from England, visit the outback for a taste of the real Australia, as portrayed in the travel brochure. The shock of outback living proves too much for them when they touch down in the sticks and meet their layback hosts, Bazza, Shazza and their six kids.

Cast of ten – 3 males/3 females & 4 children can be male or female. One Act: Approximately 20 minutes.

Little Red Meets the Dingo - One Act Play by Jacqx Melilli
Little Red Meets the Dingo

One-Act Play


Award Winner – Spring on Stage Theatre Festival (previously known as Twin Red Riding Hoods. Coming soon on DVD)

Little Red is addicted to social media. Her new friend, Din is overly keen to meet up. She ignores her mother’s warnings about online predators and invites Din to Granny’s birthday party with disastrous results. Little Red is taken hostage by Din’s dopey accomplice, Der, whilst Granny is being made to sign over her fortune to Din as ransom for Little Red. Does the woodchopper come to the rescue? Does Din get his just desserts? You bet!

Cast of six – 3 females/3 males. One act play. Approximately 25 minutes.

Goldisocks and the Three Koalas - One Act Play by Jacqx Melilli
Goldisocks & the Three Koalas

One-Act Play


Award Winner – Spring on Stage Theatre Festival (coming soon on DVD)

Goldilocks is ready to retire from her fairytale career and has placed all her hopes that her daughter Goldisocks will take over her role. The problem is, Goldisocks has her own dreams to play professional soccer. Goldisocks is pressured to audition for the upcoming Goldilocks musical. She dreads confessing to her parents that she’s been sneaking off to play soccer instead of going to her singing and dancing lessons. She decides to run away with a rest stop at the Three Koalas treehouse where a twist of fate and a change of roles with Baby Koala makes dreams come true.

Cast of six: 3 females/3 males. One act: Approximately 20 minutes.

Jacqx - Two-Act Plays

Lost Child - Two Act Play

Two-Act Play


Jade and Lexie are lured into a world of drugs and prostitution when they meet the undesirable Tarik. Jade’s younger sister, Skye is caught in the middle, bailing Jade out when things get tough.

Cast of eight: 6 females/2 males or 4 females/2 males with voice overs. Two acts: Approximately 40 mins.

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