Short Plays

Ado: An Adaptation of Much Ado about Nothing

Heather and Jake are college students, studying Shakespeare. An hour before their test, Jake wakes Heather to ask for help studying Much Ado about Nothing. They enter into a shortened version of the play in order to understand the highlights and techniques that Shakespeare uses to make his works great. (one act - 50 minutes) Produced at Marian University, 2012.
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Aloha Apocalypse

Ed and Sophie wake up on January 13, 2018, to learn that their Hawaiian vacation is being interrupted by nuclear war. (10 minute play) Produced at the Indiana Ten Minute Play Festival. Forthcoming: Spark Creative Works Women's Writing Festival on Zoom (New York, 2020)
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Five Things

After a seminar on negativity, two people have to share five things that they're really good at. Battling negativity has never been so awkward. (10 minute play)
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When Alex made a wish on his birthday, he had no idea it would come true. (This play was commissioned by Cardinal Stage in Bloomington, Indiana. 10 minute play)
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Once upon a Train

Two strangers meet on a commuter train and wish the other could solve their problems. (1 minute play) Produced in the Fat Turtle Theatre's One Minute Play Festival (Zoom, 2020).
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Owning Shakespeare

The year is 1754. Reverend Francis Gastrell bought and tore down the house that William Shakespeare lived and died in -- New Place. Now, he wants to own the bones of the Bard himself. (10 minute play)
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Klara and Jeff are on their first date. When they're accosted by two teenagers, Klara and Jeff have a defining moment. (10 minute play) Finalist in the Lakeshore Players Theatre’s 16th Annual Ten-Minute Playwriting Contest.
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She Fed the Devil

Jessie gets a visit from Satan after worrying that she's going to Hell for putting her father in a nursing home. (8 minute play)
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Sisyphus's Interview

Sisyphus arrives in Hades/Hell and gets career counseling from Minos. (1 minute play)
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