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Short Plays

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even when it is not shining

(one-act)

SUMMARY:

In the Warsaw ghetto, a pregnant Jewish woman and her impromptu obstetrician discuss the reality of whether or not she’d be able to give birth.  

CAST:

(1F, 1M)

Lena

Jakub

(F, 20s)

(M, 40s)

Alterations to age or gender are not only permitted but celebrated. Lena must be played by a Jewish actor.

Winner of the Susan Glaspell Playwriting Award. 

 
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the south will rise again

(one-act)

SUMMARY:

An American woman, in the hospital for getting shot in the arm, has her amputation stalled due to the legal realization that her arm has a pulse. Along the way, Amerigo Vespucci, a Congressman permanently clutching assault rifles, and an American deity enter to give their opinions on the matter.

CAST:

(3F, 2M)

Jane / Buck

Nurse

Dr. McCorvey

Amerigo Vespucci

Congressman Dick

(F)

(F)

(M)

(F)

(M)

Alterations to gender are not only permitted but celebrated. 

Read over stream for The Regular Theatre's 48 Hour Virtual Theatre Festival.

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COFFIN

(one-act)

SUMMARY:

Three childhood friends all lost their fathers: Marlene to abandonment years ago, Lucy to suicide months ago, and John to drunk driving weeks ago. On Halloween, 2004, these three reunite to contact Lucy's dead mother from beyond to help Lucy steal her identity and flee the country. But the ghosts of their fathers haunt them this night, and, inevitably, cast a shadow over who these three are.

CAST:

(2F, 2M)

Lucy

John

Marlene

Dad

(F, 16)

(M, 16)

(F, 16)

(M, 40s)

Alterations to age or gender are not only permitted but celebrated.

Commissioned at Outvisible Theatre Company as the full-length play My Dad was Fifteen Feet Tall.

 
 
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forever boy

(10-minute)

SUMMARY:

Once a superhero, Forever Boy now lives disgraced after accusations of sexual misconduct.  

CAST:

(2F, 1M)

Bartender

Woman

Man

(F, 20s)

(F, 20s)

(M, 40s)

Alterations to age or gender are not only permitted but celebrated. 

Read over stream for The Regular Theatre's 48 Hour Virtual Theatre Festival.

 
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Reflection

(10-minute)

SUMMARY:

A pill trip becomes a nightmare when a man sees a woman in the mirror who knows his darkest secrets.

CAST:

(1F, 1M)

Reflection

Nathan

(F, 40s)

(M, 30s)

Alterations to age or gender are not only permitted but celebrated. 

 

If you wish to produce any of these plays with the following...

  1. A minimum half non-male cast

  2. A minimum half cast of color

  3. A seating occupancy of 50 or less

... please inquire about having your rights' fees waived by the playwright.