Making Babies, a one-act play


Paxton Farrar's original one-act comedy, Making Babies, was a winner of the 2009 Baker’s Plays High School Playwriting Competition. In 2010, Baker’s Plays published the work in the anthology Dramatic Debuts Volume 2.

Making Babies debuted in the 2008 Roosevelt High School Drama Fest of one-act plays. It drew an enthusiastic audience of over 500 -- a school record for the event.

Making Babies is set inside a human embryo, shortly after conception, and shortly before the cell splits. During this time, the genes meet to design and build the DNA of the child. The actors represent various stereotypes in a boardroom-like atmosphere of satire and parody.

Ideal for high school one-act festivals, Making Babies has large roles for a variety of actors, flexible gender roles, and lots of appealing humor that won’t alarm the high school administration.

Go to Samuel French for scripts of Making Babies for your production.