One-Act Plays

One-Act Plays

FAR NORTH (15-minute monologue/dramedy)
1 w
At a cocktail party, urbane Phyllis speaks into a cell phone camera as she gives advice to a newborn on living a civilized life.  But, as the party progresses, her proper veneer begins to crack, revealing a secret long ago buried in the Far North.

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  • Fly Center New Works Festival (staged reading), Shelbyville, TN. August 2017

  • Berrie Center New Play Festival at Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ. April-May 2014

  • Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn, NJ. February 2013.

    • Nominated for the 2013 Perry Award for Best Production of an Original Play by the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters.

  • Winner, Warner International Playwrights Festival, Torrington, CT. July 2012

  • Gallery Players Black Box New Play Festival, Brooklyn, NY. June 2012

INVISIBLE, Fly Center New Works Festival, TN. (Andy Landis, Arabelle Pollick, dir. Shannon Graves Rossi)

INVISIBLE, Fly Center New Works Festival, TN. (Andy Landis, Arabelle Pollick, dir. Shannon Graves Rossi)

INVISIBLE (30 minutes/dramedy)
3 w
When a woman of a certain age starts to lose her looks and can't find work, her younger selves know exactly what she should do about it.

  • Last Frontier Theatre Conference (staged reading), Valdez, AK. June 2018

  • Fly Center New Works Festival (staged reading), Shelbyville, TN. August 2017

  • Finalist, Warner International Playwrights Festival, Torrington, CT. August 2017

  • Selected for production, 2015 Shoebox Theatre Festival of Magical Realism, EagerRisk Theater, New York, NY. September 2015


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WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT (#AFTER THE BANS) (15- minute monologue/ black comedy)
1 m
In the near future, after abortion bans have been instituted nationwide, a cop in your city gives a lecture-demo to a group of arrested women. His goal: to convince them they should not attempt abortions on themselves. But his audience isn't buying it.

  • Breaking the Law (staged reading,) The Rum Diaries Presents, Glasgow, UK. September 2019

BOTTOM OF THE ORDER (13-minute drama)
(formerly entitled BreakFast)
2 m
In a 1970’s kitchen, the morning after a violent family fight, a 15-year-old boy engages in an almost silent battle of wills with his unpredictable and dangerous father. Can the kid get out the door before the next round begins?

  • Berrie Center New Play Festival at Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ. April-May 2014

  • Semi-Finalist, Warner International Playwrights Festival, Torrington, CT. July 2013

  • Selected for production, Live a Little One-Act Series, Palace Theater, Seguin, TX. June 2012

 

ROCKAWAY PARK (15 minutes, interactive)
2 w/2 m.  
One audience member (the protagonist) and three "inter-actors" (trained in acting, improvisation and psychology) work their way through this interactive story.
 
In the Rockaways, ten days after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, neighbors Helen and Roxanne wait for the Red Cross and FEMA to help them clean up their basements and resume a normal life.

  • Presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference, Orlando, FLA. Directed by Jeff Wirth. August 2013

 

QUARRY HEIGHTS (45 minutes/comedy)

2w/2m
Sam, a doctor, and Renee, a secretary, meet on a blind date on a beach in Westchester County, N.Y.. But where are the other guests, and who, exactly, is doing the social climbing?

Staged Readings:

  • (Excerpt:) HB Playwrights Foundation Theater, New York, NY. April 2006

  • (Excerpt:) Red Room, New York, NY. May 2005.

  • WLRT, Goshen, CT. July 2004.