Review copies available via email (24 hour turn-around time upon payment. ) Click on play title for sample dialogue and and order productions or hard copies.
Snapshots by Jean Klein: This 3-actor touching comedy captures the high and low points of a 30-year marriage. Winner of the Kernodle One-Act Play Competition in 2010. (3o minutes/ 3 actors: 2M; 1F)
Shadowland by David Poyer: Tune and memory play havoc with a woman's recollection of an accident, (3o minutes/ 3 actors: 2M; 1F)
TheTrial of Mary and Joseph by Father Matthew Powell: A Play for Advent and Christmas from the Coventry Cycle of Medieval English Mystery Plays by Matthew Powell, O.P. (30 minutes, 6 actors M/F)
Nat's Last Struggleby P. A. Wray: In this one-man show, Nat Turner tries to come to terms with the life he has lived. (60 minutes/ 1 actor; 1M)
Reverse Hamletby George Freek: Have you ever chuckled during Hamlet? Try this one. A one-act comedy which addresses the old question: What is Hamlet Really about? Won 2nd place in thee 2009 Stage Door Productions One Act Play Festival
New Full-Length Plays
(1 - 2 hours)
Preview copies available via email (24 hour turn-around time upon payment.
Click on play title for more information about the play and the cost for performance.
Best Always, Marilyn Monroeby Kathleen McBlair: “Best Always” is a study of the famous blonde bombshell in what might be called the limited private moments of her life after she became a star. Her life was eerily lonely and filled with long telephone conversations with friends, doctors and strangers. The rest of her days and nights were filled with the business of making films and appearances. This play was a finalist in the 1988 Virginia Prize for Playwriting.
Haunted Houses by Ludmilla Bollow: An abandoned farmhouse is being checked for a spectacular Haunted House Tour. Scary things begin happening right away as Zerlina, the eccentric caretaker, tells of a horror movie company that vacated the site quickly. When Edsel, a 50's Retro, and Laurel, a timid teenager, come to help, even more frightening events occur, both fake and real. Scary things come out of the walls. Horrors and intrigues abound, even dead bodies. But it's the family clashes-- the haunted house within each character that are revealed in even greater depths.
Brendan's Journey by Gillette Elvgren: Brendan Finnloag was a sixth century monk from Ireland who followed in the footsteps of St. Patrick. He was known as a great evangelist, but perhaps is best known today as the monk who sailed from Ireland to Nova Scotia (and beyond). In this picaresque two person show Brendan and his companion Birt journey to the "promised land over the waves." The actors often step out of their roles to portray characters such as Judas, Leviathan, and Cara, the love of Brit's life who has a secret of her own. In the tradition of "The Odyssey" they contend with a variety of beasts and men with both humor and spiritual fervor, but the real struggle is between the two travelers themselves, their disparate backgrounds and their shared secrets.
Canterbury Tales by Gillette Elvgren: A new adaptation of an old classic, this version of Chaucer’s famous tales captures the wonderful picaresque energy of the original in dramatic form. Presented in this full length treatment are the Prologue, The Wife of Bath’s Tale, The Miller’s Tale, The Man of Law’s Tale, the Pardoner’s Tale and The Nun’s Priests Tale.
Group S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver: Two plays about the survivors of sexual abuse as they come to terms with their stories in group therapy. Meet the men and women who confront or deny what happened to them with humor and with pain. The book offers dramatic male and female versions of the crises faced as people they cope with abuse. Also included is a production history of the plays, with excellent notes by the directors, a facilitator's guide for handling a talkback after the performance, and suggestions for using the plays in the process of training new clinicians
Also, see our new page of short-shorts: 10 to 15 minutes each, available via email upon purchase. Topics range from reincarnation, marriage, and tax woes to spiritual awakening.