One-Act Plays

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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
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 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


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





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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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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
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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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
New Jersey 1-Minute Play Festival, Luna Stage, NJ (May 2015)
Directed by Drew Dix





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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


PRODUCTIONS 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


PRODUCTIONS
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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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


PRODUCTIONS 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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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


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





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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.  

Production History


PRODUCTIONS 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





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

Just A Walk - Live Recording Sung by Farah Alvin
00:00 / 02:33

Production History


PRODUCTIONS
New Jersey 1-Minute Play Festival, Luna Stage, NJ (May 2015)
Directed by Drew Dix





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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


PRODUCTIONS
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





One-Minute Plays

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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
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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Father's Day

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

Production History


PRODUCTIONS
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


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