SHORT PLAYS

Unpublished short plays 10 minutes or less.

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RUN.HIDE.FIGHT

10 mins
2F, 2M

When a disgruntled employee disrupts an emergency preparedness drill, crisis actors Soloway and Linnea find themselves trapped in an all too real scenario of workplace violence. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TOWER TATTS

10 mins
2M

A barely employed construction worker who wants to commemorate his gainful employment (clearing away debris at Ground Zero) by getting “some gnarly ink” from his tattoo artist friend.

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
2017 - Funhouse Anthology (Seattle, WA) 

AWARDS/HONORS:
2011 - September Play of the Month - NYC Playwrights blog

 

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LARPERS IN LOVE

10 mins
3F, 3M

Three brave Elven warriors accidentally wander into West Humboldt Park and the hearts of three streetwise teens. 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
2012 - American Theater Company, Big Shoulders Festival (Chicago, IL)

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NOT THIS WHITE WOMAN

10 mins
3F

This is the first time Karen Michelle has truly been ashamed to be an American. She tries desperately to connect with other passengers but for some reason, her safety pin and "Not This White Woman" shirt aren't working . . .

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
2017 - BoxFest Detroit (Detroit, MI)
2017 - arciTEXT "United We Stand" short play festival  (Chicago, IL)
2017 - Indie Boots Theatre Festival, (Chicago, IL)

AWARDS/HONORS:
2017 - Audience Award, Indie Boots Theatre Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURE IS F*****

10 mins
3F, 1M

This very dark sci-fi comedy is set in a futuristic government co-working space where programmer Ronnie and HR director Margaret are the only women left in their department. Ronnie is secretly developing a new system of disarming attackers that is accidentally triggered by a passive-aggressive male intern. 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
2017 - 20% Theatre (Chicago, IL) 

 

 

 

 

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HOW TO TALK TO A GIRL WEARING HEADPHONES

10 mins
1F, 2M

How do you talk to a girl wearing headphones? Start a podcast. 

In this millennial twist on the classic romantic comedy "meet cute," a guy meets a girl wearing headphones. 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
2017 - Shovel Town 10-Minute Play Festival (North Easton, MA)
2017 - The Artistic Home (Chicago, IL)
2017 - PCM Theatre, Life is Strange II  (Hamilton, NJ)
2017 - Short Attention Span Theatre (Chestertown, MD)
2017 - Oakville Players, TOP TEN: A Ten Minute Play Festival (Ontario, CANADA)
2017 - Liberty Lake Theatre, One Act Festival (Liberty Lake, WA)
2017 - Dark Night Players (Allen, TX)
2016 - Britches and Hose Theatre Company (Fairfax, VA)

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
2017 - Reading, Itinerant Theatre, Coffee Shop Theater (Lake Charles, LA)
2017 - Staged Reading,  Black Coffee Productions, Fresh Grind Festival (NYC)

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DIBS

10 mins
3F, 3M

3 Chicago couples compete for a parking spot on a crowded street after a blizzard.

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
2011 - American Theater Company, Big Shoulders Festival (Chicago, IL)

 

 

 

 

 

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IT'S GOODBYE

10 mins
1F, 1M

CUT TO: Former lovers meet for a final drink.

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
2012 - Blue Box World, Sticky Performance Series at the Bowery Poetry Club (NYC)