One-Act Plays

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Right Field of Dreams

(1M/1F/1N) 10-year-old Tim would much rather be watching "Damn Yankees" than playing right field in his Little League game. A visit from an unexpected guest helps Tim reveal his true feelings to his coach.

Production History

PRODUCTIONS

Mile Square Theatre - Hoboken, New Jersey (June 2022)

Directed by Andrew Baldwin


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Death Defying

(2F) 10 minutes - Zazel and Airabella, two circus aerialists from different eras, find themselves trapped in a waiting room as they await their fate which depends on someone knowing their real names.

Production History

PRODUCTIONS


Mount Saint Mary's University - Emmitsburg, Maryland (November 2020)

Directed by Elena Rittie


Short+Sweet - Sydney - Sydney, Australia (February 2019)

Directed by Oliver Walton


NJ Rep - West End Festival of the Arts: Theatre Brut - Long Branch, NJ (September 2018)

Directed by Mikaela Kafka

with Anna Gion & Stephanie Windland


Academy Theatre, Tapas 3: The Reckoning - Atlanta, GA (June 2018)

Directed by Fracena Byrd

with Ashe Kazanjian and Leica Wilde


Fusion Theatre, The Seven - Albuquerque, NM (June 2018)


READINGS


Luna Stage - West Orange, NJ (May 2018)

Directed by Mikaela Kafka

with Anna Gion & Stephanie Windland


Itinerant Theatre: The Plays the Thing, Women Leading - Lake Charles, LA (April 2019)

with Heather Phillips & Amanda Boutin 

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For Unto Us

(1M/1F) 10 minutes - Mary and Joseph are a pair of 5-year-olds playing with a doll. But before they can start, they’ll need to debate gender stereotypes, the relative merits of Christmas versus Hanukkah, the nature of God, and what it means to have two dads.

Production History

PRODUCTIONS



Phoenix Stage Company - Oakvile, CT (June 2016)


Directed by Ed Bassett

with Becky Venable and Aric Martin


Exit 7 Players - Ludlow, MA (February 2016)

Directed by Thomas LeCourt

with Jami Wilson and Adam Malmborg


OnStage Atlanta - Atlanta, GA (December 2015)

Directed by Judith Beasley

with Katy Clarke & Robert Wayne


Lionheart Theatre - Norcross, GA (December 2015)

Directed by Dot Reilley

with Janel Stover & Jacob Geerling


The Players Guild Of Leonia - Leonia, NJ (June 2015)

Directed by Robert Klein

with Terianne Shetler & Darren Carfano


Stage Q - Madison, WI (June 2015)

Directed by Francisco C. Torres

with Simone LaPierre & Brian Belz


La Strada Ensemble Theater - Asbury Park, NJ (June 2015)

Directed by A.J. Ciccotelli

with Joy Chanik & Daniel Chase


Barrington Stage Company - Pittsfield, MA (February 2015)

Directed by Julianne Boyd

with Jessie Shelton & Zach Wymore


Acadia Theatre Company - Nova Scotia, Canada (January 2015)

Directed by Charissa Sanche

with Jenna Newcomb & Steve Roberts


READINGS


The Barnstormers - Tamworth, NH (September 2021)

Directed by Bob Shea

with Penny Purcell & Bob Bates



Theatre Southwest - Houston, TX (November 2015)


Village Playwrights - New York, NY (June 2015)

Directed by Lara Gold

with Kelly Klein & Darren Carfano


Luna Stage - West Orange, NJ (May 2015)

Directed by John Michael DiResta

with Monica Wyche & Eric Shorey


Storefront Theatre - Waxhaw, NC (March 2015)

with Nicole DePietro & Daniel Stanford

Four Quarter Theatre - New York, NY (March 2015) Directed by Dana Trottier with Kirby Mason & Eric Szkarlat Boyd

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The Last Night

(2F) 10 minutes - On the last night of Hanukkah, a young woman must decide whether to finally open a special gift from her mother.

Production History

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Atlanta Radio Theatre Company - Atlanta, GA (December 2020)


Kent Denver School - Englewood, CO (May 2018)

with Danielle Tamkin and Sadie Mauger


Short & Sweet Festival - Sydney, Australia (2017)

Directed by Alick Draper



Short & Sweet Festival - Wellington, New Zealand (Oct 2016)

Directed by Shannon Friday

with Ania Upstill & Sabrina Martin


READINGS


Theatre Ariel, Theatre & Nosh - Philadelphia, PA (December 2018) Directed by Deborah Baer Mozes with Marissa Barnathan and Victoria Rose Bonito Luna Stage - West Orange, NJ (May 2016) Directed by Jane Mandel with Elsbeth Denman & Rachel Faison

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Telephone

(6) 10-25 minutes - Avery and Jordan get a call that seems to be coming from Avery's own telephone number. Who they discover on the other end of the line will challenge their understanding of time, friendship, and connections.

Production History

PRODUCTIONS


Ohlone College Playwrights Festival - Fremont, CA (May 2020)

Directed by David Mesropyan

with Owase Ahmed, Sydney Bush, Rhys Cooper, Zeus Cuthbert, Omar Gomez, and Leah Robertson Assistant Directed by Yorick Moran, Understudy: Tera Vitek


Bergen County Acadmies - Hackensack, NJ (June 2020)

Directed by Edie Crowley & Liz Farias

with Bella Castillo, Maya Monteleone, Sage Placer, Sarah Cassell, Miles Rosenberg, and Anna Kordzakhia

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In Mrs. Baker's Room

(2M/1F) 10 minutes - Jacob Ritter has modeled everything he does and teaches in his fifth grade classroom on his own fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Baker. Everything. The only thing missing from his perfect classroom is Mrs. Baker herself.

Production History

PRODUCTIONS


The Sauk - Jonesville, MI (April 2022)

Directed by Mari Nuñez


Theatre Southwest - Houston, TX (July 2015)

Directed by Lisa Schofield

with Sam Martinez, Elizabeth Barry and Andrew Nurre


READINGS


City Theatre - Miami, FL

Directed by Alex Alvarez

with Jovon Jacobs, Karen Stephens, and Brant Boehm


Center for Spiritual Living - Princeton, NJ

Directed by Jon Heron

with Kyrus Keenan Westcott, Lori Foltz Fabian and Pat Byrne


Abingdon Theatre Company @ Christ Church - Bay Ridge, NY

Directed by Bara Swain

with Carole Monferdini, Stephen Kaplan and Scott Davis

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Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham's Dance Studio

(3F) 8 minutes - Two giants face off over the nature of art.

Production History

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YES! Dance Festival - Firehouse Theatre - Richmond, VA (December 2018)

Directed by Jacqueline Jones

with Maggie Roop,Kaye Weinstein Gary, & Kelly Kennedy


Project Y Theatre - NY New Playwright Festival - New York, NY (October 2015)

Directed by Leta Tremblay

with Madeline Chilese, Maia Karo, & Bethany Nicole Taylor

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Tim Eless, Private Eye

(1M/1F) 10 minutes - Tim is a private eye with short-term memory. Laura is the leggy femme fatale that comes to him with a mysterious case. If only Tim can remember why she's there. And what she wants. And why she's there.

Production History

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The Barnstormers - Tamworth, NH (September 2021)

Directed by Bob Shea

with Jordan Stanley & Rachel Alexa Norman


Mercy College - Irvington, NY (April 2019)

with Reeyaz Bettencourt and Mikayla Newham


Bergen County Players - Oradell, NJ (June 2016)

Directed by Frank Osmers

with David Luke and Debbie Zika


Seoul Players - Seoul, Korea (November 2015)

Directed by Joon Hur

with Jema Abbate and Henry Ball


Theatre Southwest - Houston, TX (November 2015)


The Players Guild of Leonia - Leonia, NJ (June 2015)

Directed by Carol Fisher

with Chris Milone, Jeanmarie Garver-Gaydos


Blank Theatre Company - Los Angeles, CA

Directed by Jonathan T. Hagan

with Jeremy Green, Noah Wyle and Julie Goldstein


New York University - New York, NY

Directed by Will Nolan

with Noelle Romano, Jim Weitzer


City Theater Company - Wilmington, DE

Directed by Tom Shade




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Oh, Happy We

(1M/1F) 15 minutes - An allegorical drama in which Evelyn, an elderly woman, meets up with David, a young man, at a deserted bus stop on a rainy night. The play deals with issues of mortality, the will to live, and companionship.

* WINNER: Blank Theatre Company, Young Playwrights Competition
* WINNER: Northwestern University’s Short Play Competition
* WINNER: Vanguard Theatre West Coast 10-Minute Play Contest

Production History

PRODUCTIONS

Vivid Stage - Summit, NJ (April 2019)


Mercy College - Irvington, NY (April 2019)

with Angelica Campoverde and Jonathan Delgado


Second Stage Theatre, Blank Theatre Company - Los Angeles, CA

Directed by Marisa Ryan

with Eric Michael Cole & Jane Singer


Theatre Studio Inc. - New York, NY

Directed by Terry Seeberg

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And Jack Came Tumbling After

(2M/1F) 20 minutes - Jack is Jill's naive paramour who lets himself be talked into a murder scheme that causes him to come tumbling after her. The nursery rhyme will never be quite the same.

Production History

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The Barnstormers - Tamworth, NH (September 2021)

Directed by Bob Shea

with Dale Place & Jean Mar Brown



Old Globe Theatre - San Diego, CA

Directed by Julie Wolfson

with Tim West, Jill Drexler, Josh Patrick


HERE & Lincoln Center Theatre's American Living Room - New York, NY

Directed by Stephen Kaplan

with Paul West, Shannon Selbe


Blank Theatre Company - Los Angeles, CA

Directed by Marisa Ryan

with Daniel Henning, Ingrid Berg & Darryl Kurylo


Actors on the Verge @ Creative Acting Company - New York, NY

Directed by Ernio Hernandez

with James Huffman, Stacey Louis & Michael Tyree


Ensemble Studio Theatre - New York, NY

Directed by Aaron Kisner

with Brandon Epland, Jenni-Lyn McMillin & Scott Macmillan


Masquers Club - Los Angeles, CA

Directed by Tom Black

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The Elevator Play: Beyond Thunderdome

(4M/3F) 25 minutes - A farce that takes place in an elevator stuck between the 46th and 47th floors of the offices of Trotsky, Dostoevsky, Hammersmith and Ping, LTD on the day that Tina Turner is scheduled to make a special appearance at the office.

Production History

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Expanded Arts - New York, NY

Directed by Stephen Kaplan

with: Farah Alvin, Spencer Aste, Wade Gasque, Melissa McKee, John P. Moore, Will Nolan & Andrea Schell

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Self-Addressed

(2M) 25 minutes - A drama that tells the story of a 17 year old boy who, upon writing a therapy letter to his dead father, brings his father back to deal with unresolved issues surrounding his death.

Production History

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Second Stage Theatre, Blank Theatre Company - Los Angeles, CA

Directed by Dan Gilmore

with Daniel Henning and Steven Gilborn


Hudson Theatre, Blank Theatre Company - Los Angeles, CA

Directed by Dan Gilmore

with Daniel Henning and Peter Van Norden


Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tartan Palms Theatre Company - Edinburgh, Scotland

Directed by Donna Parish

with Derek Outterston and Simon Tate

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The Long Walk to Forever Book & Lyrics by Stephen Kaplan, Music by Steve Yorra

(1M/1F) 10 minutes - Based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. On the day of her wedding, Catherine is visited by her first love, Newt who takes her on a walk.

Production History

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BMI Musical Theatre Workshop - New York, NY

Directed by Will Nolan

with Farah Alvin and Stephen Kaplan

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The Drill

(1M/F, Flexible) 1 minute - The sad nonchalance of a safety drill at a high school.

Production History

PRODUCTIONS


Playwrights Say #NeverAgain - Nationwide

Numerous productions as part of protest plays against gun violence.


New York Indie Theater 1-Minute Play Festival, New Ohio Theatre, New York, NY (February 2015)

Directed by Ana Margineanu


Gi60 Festival - Brooklyn College, NY (June 2015)

Directed by Eugene Solfanelli

with Katherine Harte-DeCoux and Walter Petryk


Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre Company - Cedar Rapids, IA (May 2018)


Code Red Plays at Steel River Playhouse - Pottstown, PA (September 2018)


Mystic Vision Players - Linden, NJ (April 2019)

Directed by Bobby Devarona

with Erica Boyea, Keith Griggs, Alicia Hayes, Kerala McGrail, Althea Nava, Lydia Szlasa, Howard Whitmore, and James Wrona

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The Choice

(1M/1F) 1 minute - A father buys a dress for his son.

Production History

PRODUCTIONS


Phoenix Repertory Theatre - Gimme a Minute (April 2019)


Garfield Center for the Arts - Hey, Wait a Minute (June 2018)


Stage Left Theater Fast and Furious III (January 2016)


Gi60 Festival - Brooklyn College, NY (June 2015)

Directed by Rebecca Guskin

with Heather Zoll and Mickey Ryan


New York Indie Theater 1-Minute Play Festival, New Ohio Theatre, New York, NY (February 2015)

Directed by Leta Tremblay

with Leah Dietrich and Thomas Muccioli

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Happy Meal

(2M/F) 1 minute - A parent confronts a McDonalds cashier about the gender appropriateness of a Happy Meal.

Production History

PRODUCTIONS


Stage Left Theater Fast and Furious III (January 2016)


New Jersey 1-Minute Play Festival, Luna Stage, NJ (May 2015)

Directed by Drew Dix

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Father's Day

(1M/1F) 1 minute - A new father surprises a grocery store cashier.

Production History

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New Jersey 1-Minute Play Festival, Luna Stage, NJ (May 2015)

Directed by Drew Dix

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Pride

(2 Any) 1 minute - Two friends argue about the meaning of Gay Pride.

Production History

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Stonewall 50, Queens, NY (June 2019) Directed by Katie Kay Chelena Featuring Hennessey and Stacey Raymond