Plays

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BOBBY RISING

Full-Length (95 pgs.),3 Females, 2 Males, Contemporary, Unit Set

A fundamentalist radio-minister, a recovering corporate lawyer turned teacher, Henrik Ibsen, a doting mother, sports, romance, and a delusional homeless woman compete for the heart and mind of a fourteen year-old boy in Edenview, Kansas. And root beer. And love.

* Semi-finalist O’Neill Center National Playwrights Conference
* Outstanding Original Play: IMEA (International Media and Entertainment) Awards
* Finalist AAUK (American Actors United Kingdom) Festival
* Semi-finalist New American Voices
* Semi-finalist Actors Theatre of Charlotte Playwright’s Competition
* Semi-Finalist Bay Area Playwrights Festival

DANCING TURBO CHESS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

Full-Length (97 pgs.),3 Males, 2 Females, Contemporary, Unit Set

David Braylock explains his discovery of the Braylock Deduction as he, his family and a guest live out the Deduction’s underlying dynamic - the tendency of form to seek chaos and chaos to seek form. There is a gun involved. And true love. And Fluxons. The play explores the deepest secrets of the universe, of human nature and of the repercussions of living the American dream circa the early twenty-first century – oh yeah, that’s now, huh?

* Semi-finalist - O’Neill Center National Playwrights Conference
* Selection - Great Plains Theatre Conference

IN THE DREAM CASTLE

Full-Length (86 pgs.), 2 Females, Contemporary (span of 70+ years), Multi-functional Set Pieces

An exploration of the relationship between lifelong female friends from its early days in childhood through its confrontation with mortality. While the journey is personal and ultimately serious, it takes a prodding, humorous look at a number of the key cultural and social issues that have impacted, and continue to impact, the Boomer generation. Deirdre and Fergus are first seen in their early sixties as Deirdre prepares for an incomprehensible relocation. Each subsequent scene steps back in time to major life events, revealing information about mates, children, careers, fears, hopes, American culture, and the mysterious glue that bonds people together.

* Selection - Ashland Playwrights Festival
* Semi-finalist - BHTG (Beverly HIlls Theatre Guild)/Julie Harris Playwrights Award Competition

A RARE AND FLEETING THING

One-Act (38 pgs.),1 Female, 1 Male, Contemporary, Single Set

A loyal secretary who is a long-time employee, confronts her younger boss, a corporate hotshot, after he has her terminate her own employment. This comedy with a serious purpose follows her pursuit of grace in the midst of despair as she ultimately forces her boss to walk a mile in her shoes.

* GCSU (Georgia College and State University) Arts and Letters Prize for Drama

THE PARADIGM

One-Act (25 pgs.), 2 Males, Contemporary, No Set (A Bench)

Two brothers, meet weekly to catch up with each other, but something is different today. The normally more passive of the two keeps introducing new ideas into the conversation – activity that is unexpected by both brothers and far from welcome by the usually dominant one, causing confusion and frustration and conflict. A comedy of consequence.

* Ellen Idelson Award

’TIL THE GARDEN COMES

One-Act (35 pgs.), 1 Female, 1 Male, Contemporary, Single Setting

An absurdist look at the increasingalienation,fostered bytechnology and marketing, of humanity from the rest of nature. A middle-aged couple livedependent on television for all there information,intellectual guidance, and material needs. Theircomplacency becomes challenged when the wife, Lillian,becomes enchanted by a flower that appears in a commercial, inspiring her to want to create a garden.

TIRED OF LOOKING FOR BARRYMORE

One-Act (15 pgs.), 2 Males, Contemporary, Empty Stage

A father and son attempt to communicate through walls that have taken their lifetimes to build; having not seen each other in a long time and possibly not to see each other again. Each has need to make contact with the other, yet each is invested in the safety of the status quo. All transpires as they wander through Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills, looking for the grave marker of John Barrymore.

*“In minutes we get a relationship, a tension, a history, a well of emotion, a conflict of generations, a miniature canvas of spoiled lives and empty dreams. And it’s a comedy— or at least it’s very funny when it’s not breaking the heartstring that stretches between fathers and sons, parents and children. It’s an impressive piece of writing, everything a one-act should be…” - LA Herald Examiner


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