One-Act & Short Plays

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.

* SELECTION:Luna Stage 6th Annual New Moon Short Play Festival
* SELECTION: Fusion Theatre's The Seven
* PUBLISHED:
The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2019
Productions:

NJ Rep - West End Festival of the Arts: Theatre Brut - Long Branch, NJ (September 2018)
Directed by Mikaela Kafka
with Anna Gion & Stephanie Windland


Academy Theatre, Tapas 3: The Reckoning - Atlanta, GA (June 2018)
Directed by Fracena Byrd
with Ashe Kazanjian and Leica Wilde


Fusion Theatre, The Seven - Albuquerque, NM (June 2018)



Workshops:

Luna Stage - West Orange, NJ (May 2018)
Directed by Mikaela Kafka
with Anna Gion & Stephanie Windland


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.

* SELECTION:Luna Stage 4th Annual New Moon Short Play Festival
* WINNER: Jeffrey Award
* PUBLISHED: The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2017
Productions:

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:

Luna Stage - West Orange, NJ (May 2016)
Directed by Jane Mandel
with Elsbeth Denman & Rachel Faison


For Unto Us

(1M/1F) 10 minutes - Mary and Joseph, two 5-year-olds, discuss religion, different kinds of families and gender roles as they play with Mary’s new Christmas present, a doll. 

* WINNER: Acadia University MiniFest Selection & Best Play
* WINNER: Second Place, Storefront Theatre - We Like Short-Shorts Festival
* SELECTION:
Luna Stage 3rd Annual New Moon Short Play Festival
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


Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham's Dance Studio

(3F) 8 minutes - Two giants face off over the nature of art.


* PUBLISHED:
105 FIVE-MINUTE PLAYS – Publisher: Smith & Kraus
Productions:

Project Y Theatre - NY New Playwright Festival - New York, NY (October 2015)
Directed by Leta Tremblay
with Madeline Chilese, Maia Karo, & Bethany Nicole Taylor



In Mrs. Baker's Room

(2M/1F) 25 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. 

* WINNER: Center for Spiritual Living Playwriting Contest
* WINNER: Father Hamblin Award for Outstanding Playwriting
* COMMISSION: Abingdon Theatre Company
* SEMI-FINALIST: Drury University One-Act Playwriting Competition
Productions:

Theatre Southwest - Houston, TX (July 2015)
Directed by Lisa Schofield
with Sam Martinez, Elizabeth Barry and Andrew Nurre


Readings:

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


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.

* WINNERBlank Theatre Company, Young Playwrights Competition
* WINNERCity Theater Company’s Delaware 10-Minute Play Contest
Readings:

Theatre Southwest - Houston, TX (November 2015)

Productions:

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

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.

* WINNER: Kitchen Sink Festival
Productions:

Expanded Arts - New York, NY
Directed by Stephen Kaplan
with: Farah Alvin, Spencer Aste, Wade Gasque, Melissa McKee, John P. Moore, Will Nolan & Andrea Schell


And Jack Came Tumbling After 

(2M/1F) 20 minutes - A black comedy dealing with the battle of the sexes. Jack and Jill have just killed Jill's former lover "Harry."  Throughout the course of the play, however, the audience learns that Harry's real name is also Jack and that Jill has a plot to kill every Jack in the world because of the "Jack and Jill" nursery rhyme which she feels teaches women to be subservient to men by having them "fetch the pail of water" for him and come "tumbling after" him.  

Published as part ofFour Play With A Gun

* WINNER: Blank Theatre Company, Young Playwrights Competition
* WINNER: California Young Playwrights Competition
* WINNER: International Thespian Society Playworks Competition

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

The Long Walk To Forever
Book & Lyrics by Stephen Kaplan
Music by Steve Yorra

(1M/1F) 10 mintues - 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.

 

Recordings:

Just A Walk - Live Recording (Sung by Farah Alvin)

Readings:


BMI Musical Theatre Workshop - New York, NY

Directed by Will Nolan
with Farah Alvin and Stephen Kaplan


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.  

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

Productions:


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

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.  

* WINNER: Blank Theatre Company, Young Playwrights Competition

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

The Drill

(1M/F, Flexible) 1 minute - The sad nonchalance of a safety drill at a high school.

* PUBLISHED: One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre
* PODCAST: Onstage: On-Air

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



The Choice

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

* PUBLISHED: One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre

Productions:


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


Happy Meal

(2M/F) 1 minute - A parent confronts a McDonalds cashier about the gender appropriateness of a Happy Meal.


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

Father's Day

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


Productions:


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