Short plays

 
Unicycle Unicycle - Passage Theatre Company PlayLab Short Play Festival

Unicycle Unicycle - Passage Theatre Company PlayLab Short Play Festival

Queens of the Realm - Dordt College (Photo by Josiah Wallace)

Queens of the Realm - Dordt College (Photo by Josiah Wallace)

X-Ray Vision at the Motel 9 - Seoul Players 10 Minute Play Festival

X-Ray Vision at the Motel 9 - Seoul Players 10 Minute Play Festival

The Saga of Ginny - NJ Repertory Company Theatre Brut Short Play Festival

The Saga of Ginny - NJ Repertory Company Theatre Brut Short Play Festival

The Saga of Ginny - Inspirato 10 Minute Play Festival

The Saga of Ginny - Inspirato 10 Minute Play Festival

Eleanor Descending a Staircase - Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Program (Photo by Joseph O’Malley)

Eleanor Descending a Staircase - Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Program (Photo by Joseph O’Malley)

Abraham on the Mount: The Week Before - It is the week prior to the Biblical story of Abraham and his son Isaac, and old Abraham travels to the top of the mountain to sacrifice a goat for the glory of the Lord.  Unfortunately, no one bothered to mention this to the goat! (COMEDY, 2M, 10 Minutes.) Published by the One-Act Play Depot.

Battlefield - Sherrie and Tiffany are best friends, bonded by big hair, Belinda Carlysle, and a mutual love of Erik Estrada. When Anthony Montone offers Sherrie a cigarette behind the J.C. Penney’s, it’s love at first sight, but endings are not always happy in the dark comedy about the unbreakable bonds of friendship. (COMEDY, 2W, 15 Minutes.)

Compelling Spencer - When Spencer is arrested for arson, his guilt seems pretty clear—but all is not what it appears in this queer comedy about cigarettes, socks, and romantic compulsion. (COMEDY, 1W / 2M, 10 Minutes.)

Deliver Us - Melanie isn’t sure she’s ready to have this baby. After all—who knows what kind of child her daughter will be? But no one could prepare Melanie for the child she delivers—a full-grown teenager with cute shoes and an attitude problem! (COMEDY, 2W / 1M, 10 Minutes.) Published by Smith and Kraus.

Eleanor Descending a Staircase - Eleanor would like to buy a print of Marcel Duchamp's famous painting for her husband, but what seems like a simple transaction soon becomes a maddening journey around the globe! Eleanor Descending a Staircase is a ridiculous comedy infused with tasteless puns, overwrought accents, and occasional echoes of Dadaist philosophy. (COMEDY, 1M / 1W, 10 Minutes.)

Frozen Foods - Linda finds Carol in the middle of the frozen foods aisle of the Superfood Market having an existential crisis. Can she snap her friend out of it or will she be sucked into the never-ending cycle of despair? (COMEDY, 2W, 10 Minutes.)

Godfrey - Godfrey has just been the victim of a vicious gaybashing in the West Village of Manhattan. When Helen, a Good Samaritan, arrives to help, Godfrey is skeptical of her words of hope, especially when she reveals to him that she is, in fact, the Tooth Fairy. Godfrey shows how a bit of good will and an optimistic spirit can shine a ray of hope through the darkest of times. (DRAMA, 1W / 1M, 10 Minutes.) Published by Smith and Kraus.

How to Survive in Corporate America - A manual in eight steps, How to Survive in Corporate America is a narrated instructional with techniques to assist You surviving in corporate America. ‘Nuff said. (COMEDY, 2M / 1N, 15 Minutes.) Published by Smith and Kraus.

In Snow - It’s the middle of the night, and Jamie has had an unnerving dream.  Hopefully, Bit will be able to help work out just what it all means. (COMEDY, 2M or 2W, 10 Minutes.)

Le Supermarché or What I Did for Lunch - A Girl and a Boy meet in the colorful aisles of Le Supermarché.  They blend well and marry, and move to a little cottage in the country.  But the Girl begins to curdle in her milquetoast life, and when she returns to the market she finds a strange old man, who offers a delicious but dangerous solution to her marital woes.  A Fairy Tale in Foodspeak, Le Supermarché is the story of cream colored romance and frosty revenge, wrapped in wit and warmth and topped with bits of bacon. (COMEDY, 1W / 1M / 1N, 10 Minutes.) Published by Samuel French Inc.

Pom Freets - Gladys is uncomfortable.  Harold took her to Chez Paris to celebrate their anniversary, but it’s far too fancy for them, and Gladys would rather be back at the Irish Pub nibbling French fries.  As her anxiety mounts, Gladys resorts to behaviors she worked very hard to suppress.  (COMEDY, 1W / 1M / 2N, 10 Minutes.)

Queens of the Realm - Four hundred years after the destruction of the earth, in the Land of the Realm, two rival queens vie for control of the kingdom. But when Queen Becky the Brave thwarts the royal ambitions of Queen Molly the Magnificent, can all-out war be far behind? Queens of the Realm is a fantastical comedy about power, strategy, and sibling rivalry. (COMEDY, 2W, 10 Minutes.) Published by Smith and Kraus.

Rookie of the Year - Dale is ready for his first big television interview since signing a contract to be an MLB shortstop. But the story of his love of the game doesn’t seem sexy enough for the interviewer, and so he’ll have to… embellish a little. Can Dale maintain his dignity and still deliver on his television debut? (COMEDY, 1M / 1N, 10 Minutes.)

The Saga of Ginny - The Seussian tale of a young woman descending further into depravity gets interrupted by a decency monitor by the name of Frances Carter Cresswell. A hilarious and energetic comedy about censorship. (COMEDY, 1W / 1M / 1N, 10 Minutes.)

The Title Fight - Haunted by the ghost of their dead father, Milo and Teddy square off to determine who gets to claim their family’s birthright in this taut drama. (DRAMA, 3M, 10 Minutes.) Published by Smith and Kraus.

Unicycle Unicycle, or This Happy Dream - When Cassie meets the Unicycle Man in the park, she is so certain as to what her future will hold. But as the Unicycle Man will show her, nothing goes as planned. (DRAMA, 1W / 1M, 10 Minutes.)

Venus Ascendant - Lucy doesn’t want anything in the divorce, much to her mother Sandra’s chagrin, but she does want to find some way to communicate with her teenage daughter, Lydia about what’s happening to their family. Lydia, however, only wants to look through her telescope. A dramatic play about generations, expectations, and how to move forward in difficult circumstances. (DRAMA, 3W, 10 Minutes.)

Waiting for Lightning - Maggie stands in a field with an umbrella although it is not raining, desperate to be struck by lightning. Can Jones convince Maggie to abandon her efforts and save herself? (DRAMA, 1W / 1M, 10 Minutes.)

X-Ray Vision at the Motel 9 - When Joe tries to get his disabled brother Hank ready for church, Hank reveals a secret that might tear their relationship apart. X-Ray Vision at the Motel 9 is a story about trust, loyalty, and love inspired by Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. (DRAMA, 2M, 10 Minutes.)

NOTE: In casting breakdown, N means not gender specific.

Deliver Us - NJ Repertory Company Theatre Brut Short Play Festival

Deliver Us - NJ Repertory Company Theatre Brut Short Play Festival

How to Survive in Corporate America - Rapscallion Theatre Company Salute UR Shorts Festival

How to Survive in Corporate America - Rapscallion Theatre Company Salute UR Shorts Festival

Frozen Foods - Nylon Fusion Theatre Company (Photo by Al Foote III.)

Frozen Foods - Nylon Fusion Theatre Company (Photo by Al Foote III.)

Queens of the Realm - Write Now 6 Jack Studio Theatre (Photo by Tim Stubbs Hughes)

Queens of the Realm - Write Now 6 Jack Studio Theatre (Photo by Tim Stubbs Hughes)

The Saga of Ginny - Inspirato 10 Minute Play Festival

The Saga of Ginny - Inspirato 10 Minute Play Festival

Queens of the Realm - Dordt College (Photo by Josiah Wallace)

Queens of the Realm - Dordt College (Photo by Josiah Wallace)

Unicycle Unicycle - Passage Theatre Company PlayLab Short Play Festival

Unicycle Unicycle - Passage Theatre Company PlayLab Short Play Festival

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