One-Act Plays

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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 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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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
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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In Mrs. Baker's Room

(2M/1F) 10 minutes - When Jacob contacts Mrs. Baker to reconnect, she meets him in his classroom and is stunned to see that his third grade classroom is an exact replica of hers, down to the ditto machine he purchased on E-bay to do his handouts.  He has modeled everything he does and teaches on what he recalls from Mrs. Baker.  Everything.   The only thing missing from his perfect classroom is Mrs. Baker herself. 

Production History


PRODUCTIONS 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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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 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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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 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

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

The Players Guild of Leonia - Leonia, NJ (June 2015)
Directed by Carol Fisher
with Chris Milone, Jeanmarie Garver-Gaydos READINGS
Theatre Southwest - Houston, TX (November 2015)





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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
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





* 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 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 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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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 afterwards.

Production History


PRODUCTIONS
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, NYA
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 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


READINGS
BMI Musical Theatre Workshop - New York, NY
Directed by Will Nolan
with Farah Alvin and Stephen Kaplan





Just A Walk - Live Recording Sung by Farah Alvin
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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
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 Choice

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

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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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


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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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