The Winner of the $1000 prize for BEST PLAY

in Manhattan Repertory Theatre's

FALL ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2015 IS:

Congratulations to Wayne and Stephanie and their amazing cast!

And also, heartfelt thanks to the other 29 plays participating.  This one was fun!


IT AIN'T JUST DAVE I'M PRAYING FOR...

by Mark Schofield

When Charlie uses the unfortunate occasion of Dave's eulogy to give a lecture about human redundancy, one parishioner takes radical action to make his disapproval known. 

 

HAYWIRE

by Matthew McLachlan

When Erica confesses her love for him over dinner, Allan, who has lived his whole life as an academic, fails miserably at articulating his feelings. Together, they struggle to find a middle ground in their ever present battle between head and the heart.

 

THE CITY OF FEAR

by Gloria Craig

A bereft American couple take their last trip to Paris in order to fulfill a wife's dying wish. In a Paris park, they meet a French prostitute, who is also dying of cancer, and who gives them their shared wish: laughter, in the face of death.

 

MEN versus WOMEN

by Steve Gold

Love and marriage, love and marriage 

Go together like divorce and leverage.

 

THE EIGHTH DWARF

by Stephen Loomis


UHAUL TO THE MOON

by Sorcha Fatooh

Two futuristic space explorers crash land on the moon and discover ancient remnants of a lesbian separatist moon colony, whose presences linger and have a history that mirrors their own. 

 

YOU ARE COULD I

by Steve McMahon

A man. A woman. A door that will not open. A life and a love unfolds.

 

THE PARK BENCH

by Yvonne Hernandez

 

THE YELLOW PEOPLE

by Kerri Quinn

Elizabeth and Patrick, who have been together since college, are forced to confront their past and the current state of their relationship.

 

DETENTION

by Gwyn Ballard

Trapped in detention, two "delinquents" become unlikely friends. As they engage in more felonious activity together, they learn that their lives may intersect in more ways than they thought.


WAITING ROOM

by Rachel Covey

Written and performed by 17 year old Rachel Covey, WAITING ROOM follows five actresses awaiting their turns for an audition. This one-woman dramedy steps inside the world of professional theatre. 

 

LOST AND FOUND

by Toure Muhammed

Love should never REGRET!!

 

50 LOVE LETTERS

by Mercilee Jenkins

Jana discovers 50 love letters from her first love.  Desperate to be rid of them and the passions reawakened, she finds unexpected help from three strangers on the subway. 

 

TRASH

by Justice Hehir and Alyssa Krompier

When stationed to pick up trash for court-mandated community service on a Newark highway, two very different women find common ground as they sift through things left behind, discarded, and misplaced.

 

I LOVE DEAD CAT

by Lauren Ebner

BFFs Kiwi and Tulip kneel on frozen peas to numb their broken hearts, and there's a cat downstairs. Quinnifer's cat.


CELLAR DOOR

by Christine R. Ondris

Cellar Door is for anyone who has ever examined a failed romantic relationship and found themselves shocked by the staggering lack of linguistics and architecture in their everyday life.

 

HEAVEN SENT

by Wayne J. Keeley and Stephanie C. Lyons

Heaven Sent is a window into the life of a love-struck young man with early onset ALS who has been granted his one life’s wish.

 

HEAD

by Tessa Borbridge

When two sisters get together for their mother's 60th birthday, they discover how far apart they are.

 

GOLIATH

by Matt Nestor

Because the original version of Michelangelo's David looked a teensy bit different than the statue we have now...

 

ONE HAND CLAPPING IN THE WIND

by Nicholas Rey

One hand clapping in the wind is a play about a woman's right to be a freethinking independent individual outside of the conditions of a monogamous relationship and her decision to choose the course of her own destiny.

 


PERSONALLY YOURS

by Lawrence F. Schwabacher

Responding to a profile on a dating website could make you think twice before doing it again.

 

AN ACTOR'S LIFE FOR ME

by Bryon Kruger and Jordon Gwiazdowski

A former child stars looks to get back in the limelight at a local community theater.

 

DISPOSITION

by Evangelos Arabatzis

 

HOLY SWISS!

by Phil Paradis

A neighborhood deli man faces off with a cranky customer in a holey war.

 

THE CRIME IS IN GETTING CAUGHT

by Raven Petretti


TINDER MEETS CUTE

by Ericka Mitton

TINDER MEET CUTE explores the fascinating world of millennial app dating; set in a restaurant with two couples, a dj and a waitress deciding to swipe right or left. 

 

AN EMPTY GLASS

by Juliany Taveras

home [hōm, hohm], nou. 

a sea of dots on a map; a wavering reflection at the bottom of an empty glass.

 

GRAY

by Janaya Williams

A couple learns the hard way that what brought them together can be what breaks them apart.

 

THE SUN ALSO SETS

by James Peter Stanton

While waiting for a Spanish train, a young woman makes a daring, perhaps life-changing decision about her next destination.

 

I DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WANT YOU TO TEMPT ME

by Bianca Rose Ambrosio