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Short Plays
The Author's Autopsy

2 minutes
2 M or F
A pathologist and assistant open up a deceased writer and riffle through his brainstorms, drafts, and dreams to determine what did him in.

2 minutes
2 M or F

A pathologist and assistant open up a deceased writer and riffle through his brainstorms, drafts, and dreams to determine what did him in.

Bitches on Good Behavior

1 minute
1 M, 1 F
A man calls a woman a bitch when she turns down his offer to buy her a drink.

1 minute
1 M, 1 F

A man calls a woman a bitch when she turns down his offer to buy her a drink.

Caged to Perfection

1 minute
1 M, 1 F
An imaginary boyfriend, held captive by his creator, tries to persuade her to let him into her real world.

1 minute
1 M, 1 F

An imaginary boyfriend, held captive by his creator, tries to persuade her to let him into her real world.

Checkered Past

1 minute
3 M or F, 2 F V.O. 
Ants at a picnic debate the risks and rewards of pursing their delicious desires.

1 minute
3 M or F, 2 F V.O.
 
Ants at a picnic debate the risks and rewards of pursing their delicious desires.

Cold

1 minute
1 M, 1 F
A sickly woman catches her boyfriend licking her phone.

1 minute
1 M, 1 F

A sickly woman catches her boyfriend licking her phone.

Dirty Laundry

1 minute
2 F
Accusations and confessions fly when a young woman finds something in her roommate's jeans pocket. 

1 minute
2 F

Accusations and confessions fly when a young woman finds something in her roommate's jeans pocket. 

Goddess of Grey

2 minutes
2 F
A woman is being sketched by an artist. Her requests for body improvements and the artist's eagerness to comply fill the subject with self-loathing

5 minutes
1 M

A lonely man taunts the audience with a hundred dollar bill, claiming that he will give it to the first audience member who comes up on stage and hugs him.

2 minutes
1 M, 1 F
 
A desperate man with a hard to reach itch asks a stranger for assistance.  

The Hundred Dollar Hug

5 minutes
1 M
A lonely man taunts the audience with a hundred dollar bill, claiming that he will give it to the first audience member who comes up on stage and hugs him.

2 minutes
2 M or F

A pet owner considers freeing a parrot after being moved by poetry
.


Itch This

2 minutes
1 M, 1 F
A desperate man with a hard to reach itch asks a stranger for assistance.  

2 minutes
1 M, 1 F, 1 F V.O.

The star-crossed lovers' epic encounter at the masquerade takes a turn when they decide to exchange phone numbers and in doing so get too much information.



Kissing Boo Boos

5 minutes
1 M, 2 F, 1 M or F
The hypocrisy of gender roles is exposed when a child gets injured on a playground.

Peek

1 minute
1 M, 1 F  
A gift tempts a man to take a look inside while his girlfriend is in the other room.

5 minutes
1 M, 2 F, 1 M or F

The hypocrisy of gender roles is exposed when a child gets injured on a playground.

Pet Names

1 minute
1 M, 1 F
An eager wife and an eager-to-leave husband fail to capture the perfect photograph of their little darling.

2 minutes
2 F

A woman is being sketched by an artist. Her requests for body improvements and the artist's eagerness to comply fill the subject with self-loathing.

Pulse

2 minutes
1 F  
An actress's woeful monologue is interrupted by a cell phone ringing in the audience. She retaliates by destroying the phone that destroyed her art.

1 minute
1 M, 1 F
 
A gift tempts a man to take a look inside while his girlfriend is in the other room.

Scratched

1 minute
2 M or F, 1 M  V.O.  
A losing instant lottery ticket envies the limitless potential of its not-yet scratched off companion.

1 minute
1 M, 1 F

An eager wife and an eager-to-leave husband fail to capture the perfect photograph of their little darling.

Shelter Skelter

1 minute
2 F, 1 M
A woman picks out a kitten at an animal shelter, when the ghost of her recently deceased cat arrives to object. 

2 minutes
1 M or F 
 
An actor's woeful monologue is interrupted by a cell phone ringing in the audience. The angry actor retaliates by destroying the phone that destroyed the art.

Shoebox

1 minute
2 - 20 M or F
A woman's journey from cradle to grave is documented in greeting cards.

1 minute
2 M or F, 1 M  V.O. 
 
A losing instant lottery ticket envies the limitless potential of its not-yet scratched off companion.

Stalemate

1 minute
2 M or F, 1 M or F  V.O.
A day old doughnut and a cinnamon roll anxiously await their fates in a food kiosk at the airport. 
1 minute
2 F, 1 M

A woman picks out a kitten at an animal shelter, when the ghost of her recently deceased cat arrives to object. 

A Steal Down Memory Lane

2 minutes        
2 F
A purse-snatching goes awry when the victim recognizes the robber as an old high school friend.

1 minute
2 - 20 M or F

A woman's journey from cradle to grave is documented in greeting cards.

Tummy Tirade

1 minute
1 F, 1 M V.O.
A woman on a diet competes in a battle of willpower with her talkative tummy.

1 minute
2 M or F, 1 M or F  V.O.

A day-old doughnut and a cinnamon roll anxiously await their fates in a food kiosk at the airport. 
The Unwelcome Mat

1 minute
1 M, 1 F
A young lady is ridiculed by a worn out welcome mat while waiting for her boyfriend to answer his door.

2 minutes        
2 F

A purse-snatching goes awry when the victim recognizes the robber as an old high school friend.

5 minutes        
1 F

A woman struggles with her self-esteem when her peaceful haven at her apartment swimming pool is taken over by a group of rowdy young men.


1 minute
1 F, 1 M V.O.

A woman on a diet competes in a battle of willpower with her talkative tummy.

1 minute
1 M, 1 F

A young lady is ridiculed by a worn out welcome mat while waiting for her boyfriend to answer his door.


8 minutes
1 F

A happily married woman's brother-in-law's wife volunteers to be her surrogate and egg donor, even though she was never asked.



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