short plays
(Selected)

For a full list of short plays, visit my NPX page. 

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Bartleby & Bess

5-10 minutes

 

1M, 1F

 

SYNOPSIS

A man contemplates life, love, and airplane trips while anxiously awaiting the arrival of an old flame after 408 days of being apart.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Three x Three: Uprisings, Rough Magic Shakespeare Company

Facebook Live, Daytona, FL

July 9, 2020

Directed by Betty Mitchell

D.I.T.A. One-Act Play Festival

Burke Black Box, Denison University, Granville, OH

December 12-13, 2008

Directed by Becca McGlynn

Brothers on a Hotel Bed

10-20 minutes

 

2M

SYNOPSIS

Sam and James, having only just met each other, and tired after a long day of driving, enter their hotel room to discover there is only one bed.

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PRODUCTION HISTORY

The Oregon One Act Festival

The Actors Conservatory

Portland, Oregon

May 21 & 23, 2021

Kentwood Players

New Playwrights' Virtual Theater Series

Los Angeles, CA

Crossroads Theatre Shed

Jerusalem, Israel

November 12, 2020

Directed by C.B. Davies

 

Acting Out INKFest, 2 Cents Theatre Group

The Hudson Theatres, Hollywood, CA

March 29-31, 2019

Directed by Matt Aaron Krinsky

Scripts Out of Hand

Miami University, Oxford, OH

March 1, 2013

Directed by Laura Ferdinand

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Happy Holidays (Or Bust)

2M, 2F

 

SYNOPSIS

New mom Claire is less than thrilled with her mother's choice of photo for the family Christmas card.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Theatre Roulette

MadLab

Columbus, OH                                 *Audience Favorite

May 12-28, 2022

Directed by Becky Horseman 

 

Spectrum 2021 Short Play Festival

First Run Theatre

St. Louis, MO

September 24-26 and October 1-3, 2021

NIXIN' NIXON

1M, 2F

 

SYNOPSIS

Jane, a college student, comes home with exciting news: her longtime crush is coming over. Tonight. Her one problem? Her roommate Maggie's preferred bathroom decor. Will Jane convince Maggie to redecorate before it's too late?

PRODUCTION HISTORY

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Contemporary Theatre at Boston College

Boston, MA

April 1, 2022

Directed by Franny Giangiulio

Directing Final Showcase

St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN

December 2021

Directed by Brigit van Gemeren

16th Annual ISU Theatre 10 Minute Play Festival

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

May 3-4, 2021

Directed by Abbigail Markus

 

SWAN DAY Festival, Play Club West

Los Angeles, CA

April 11, 2021

Directed by Sarah Hunter

"Love and..." Showcase, Digital Dramatists

Chicago, IL

February 12-14, 2021

Directed by Jacob David Lang

The Masked Collective

Facebook Live, Harrisonburg, VA

October 24, 2020

Directed by Taylor Autumn

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