Ten-Minute Plays

Ten-Minute Plays

ON THE CROSS BRONX  (comedy)
1 w/1 m
In a cop car stuck in traffic on the side of the highway, Kate, in labor, refuses to give birth until she can get to the hospital. Officer Joe's job is on the line if she doesn't safely deliver. He just has to figure out what she really wants.

  • Production, Two XX Sketch Women's Sketch Comedy Writing Festival, Columbus, OH. June 2019

  • Production, The New Short Play Festival, New York, NY. March 2019

  • Selected for Production, Short + Sweet Festival, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 2019

  • Shortlisted, Short + Sweet Festival, Sydney, Australia. November 2018

HIGH WATER LINE (fantasy/absurdist comedy)
2 w
Teenage Abby and her mother Elise — stuck in a room together after the ice caps have melted — must either escape or drown. A short climate-change apocalyptic black comedy, maybe impossible to stage. Or maybe not.

  • Upcoming Production, The New Short Play Festival, New York, NY. October 2019


FINAL REST (dark comedy)
2 w
Chris has returned to her childhood home to help her overworked sister Jeannie sprinkle Mom’s ashes in the backyard garden. But, with the house about to be sold tomorrow, Chris invents an alternate plan that threatens to ruin all of it.

  • Upcoming Production, The New Short Play Festival, New York, NY. October 2019

RAW, Warner International Playwrights Festival, Torrington, CT (Deborah Goodman, Brandon Reilly Harris, and Dustin Bingham; dir. Jameson H. Willey)

RAW, Warner International Playwrights Festival, Torrington, CT (Deborah Goodman, Brandon Reilly Harris, and Dustin Bingham; dir. Jameson H. Willey)

RAW (drama)
1 w/2 m or 2 w/1 m
When Sam, a strong-minded urologist, refuses to give a family friend “The Snip,” Sam's wife Grace tries to convince Sam to apologize. But their family dinner spirals out of control, catching ten-year-old son Alan in the crossfire. [NOTE: Alan can also be played as a daughter, Allie.]

  • Pen Parentis (staged reading), New York, NY. March 2019

  • Selected for Production, Short + Sweet Festival, Sydney, Australia. 2019

  • Selected for Production, Short+Sweet Festival, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 2019

  • Winner, Warner International Playwrights Festival, Torrington, CT. October 2018

  • NYU Finalist, Theater Masters National MFA Playwriting Festival, Aspen, CO. October 2014

CIRCLING THE GLOBE, Fly Center New Works Festival, TN. (Sue Arline Thelen, April Glosson-Smith; dir. Wesley Rutledge)

CIRCLING THE GLOBE, Fly Center New Works Festival, TN. (Sue Arline Thelen, April Glosson-Smith; dir. Wesley Rutledge)

CIRCLING THE GLOBE (comedy)
2 w
When world-traveller Adele arrives at the home of daughter Celia -- unannounced, and with a very personal request -- only a secret in Celia’s snow globe collection can bridge the miles between them.

  • Upcoming Production, The New Short Play Festival, New York, NY. October 2019

  • Shortlisted, Slackline Stories, Slackline Productions, London, UK. April 2019

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

  • Winner, 2014 Connecticut Artists and Playwrights Festival, Torrington, CT. October 2014

  • KPBX-FM (radio production), Spokane (Washington's NPR Station.) August 2014

  • Winner, Longwood University's 0 to 60: Ten Minute Play Competition, Farmville, VA. April 2014

  • Actors Studio 10-Minute Play Festival (staged reading), New York, NY. Directed by Norma Medina. September 2013


TIGER LILIES  (fantasy/drama)
2 w
Vanessa’s come home to bury her mother’s ashes in the family garden. But will burying Phyllis really allow Vanessa to let her go?

  • DC Swan Day (staged reading), Washington, DC. March 2011