THE WINNER OF MANHATTAN REP'S

SPRING ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION IS:

 

IN THE THIRD PERSON by Chip Bolcik

 

Congrats to Chip and his wonderful creative team

and thanks to all who participated! 


SERIES 1

WARM BODIES, UNACTED DESIRES

by Zoe Lasden-Lyman

Nobody wants to talk to a stranger at 5 AM on the subway, but sometimes you don’t have a choice.

HUMAN RESOURCES by Alex Jensen is a short session with a lazy cohort of coworkers who volunteer for an HR focus group, which turns bloody when they realize somebody's job depends on their decision. It could even be their own.

Triple Sec by Jack Rushton

As Wheezy asks Markie for help, they learn something about themselves.

Fox & Grapes by Kevin James Hollenbeck is a show about an estranged family reuniting only to discover they are all dying.

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MRT Dramaturg Supreme

In The Third Person by Chip Bolcik - A tale of two romantic comedy writers who know everything about love, except how to be in it.


SERIES 2

 

The Miss Woman Pageant

by Hannah Mary Fazio

This is the Miss Woman Pageant 2013.  Three contestants will enter, but only one can win.  You decide who it will be.  

The Kingdom, The Power and The Glory

by Kevin Slack  

The president of a major football university uses intimidation, bribery, and blackmail in an attempt to cover up a grisly rape by student-athletes. The revenue from college sports allows him to do a lot of good, but how far is too far?

THE AMAZING IRENE CRAIGMILE

by David Stattan White

After seventy years of marriage, Irene doesn’t believe that there are any secrets left inside her for her husband Bill to discover. 

Bill disagrees.

Eat your peas.

FIREFLIES 

by Hilary Osborn

FIREFLIES is probably a play about a man and his a journey upwards, or maybe it's about human trajectory while truly facing the world we live in, or perhaps it simply begs the question, does anyone know where we're going?

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Actress, Poet, and Treat-Monger

DRUNK DRIVER

by Rachel Arbeit

After a bar show in New York City a woman tries to convince her friend not to drink drunk, before learning that fate may have already taken care of the issue.  



SERIES 3

BISCUITS

by Tim Simon

Charles, the head of a "Biscuit Empire," wants to pass down the reigns of his corporation to his son, Daniel. But, Daniel is resistant. Exactly how far will Charles go?

The Queen Fairy And The Darkness: A Sort Of Children's Play That's Not Even Remotely For Kids. 

by Ira Gamerman

When the "lighting elves" cause a blackout in the middle of her show, Ms. Fairy must give hope that the queen is still alive… despite abundant evidence to the contrary.

ONE LIFE

by Jacob Scarf

ONE LIFE...is about a cat: Samuel. Wildly depressed by all his wasted lives, Samuel finds himself hopelessly bound at the end of an 80 proof rope. But when he meets an unexpected stranger, he is shown a new perspective that could alter his life forever. 

STUCK

by Jane E. Bolster

Stuck tells the tale of young Will who’s stuck and wants to stick it to his boss.

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Director, and High Priestess of Manhattan Rep!

Wishing Well

by Jennifer Kulaya & Scott Ferrara

It's about hopes, dreams, and change,

and being careful with what you wish for. 


SERIES 4

IMPERFECTLY FRANK

by Seth Freeman

In trying to adapt the tradition of arranged marriage to today’s possibilities, a family’s best laid plans spin wildly out of control.

ESCAPE FROM GARDEN GROVE

by Mathilde Dratwa

In ESCAPE FROM GARDEN GROVE, Sophie is 15 and hates home.  So she’s kidnapping her grandma from the nursing home, and they’re running away to Belgium.  If only the bus would come.  If only grandma knew where Belgium was.

THE WAITING ROOM

by Ryan Correll

Set in the afterlife, new residents fill out official forms. They engage in amusing, poignant conversations about the dreams they’ve realized and those that never came to pass.

You Should Message Me If...

by Kristin Taylor

YOU SHOULD MESSAGE ME IF...” is a tale of online-dating. A tale of the land of creeps, weirdos, misfit pedophiles, and Kate - a heartbroken college student searching for a soulmate.

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Artistic Dogrector, Manhattan Rep

THE SEAHORSE EFFECT 

by K.R. Farrell

THE SEAHORSE EFFECT explores a pregnant man and his love stricken neighbor who, with the help of an estranged stranger, realize you have to break down before you can break through.


SERIES 5

EIGHT RULES OF UNDERWARD 

by Lisa Reinke

In EIGHT RULES OF UNDERWEAR, Artem disguises his best friend Sasha as a geisha drag queen to make her feel sexy and in control, but she is horrified by his Orientalism and uses her newfound power to teach him a lesson about the danger of manipulating others.

GET BACK 

by Alan Braunstein

When self-centered, opportunistic businessman Jack Becker unexpectedly

chokes to death at a restaurant, he finds himself in hell with a forceful,

female Satan who shows him no mercy.  Despite his best attempts at seducing,bribing and pleading with her, he's forced to own up to the time he's spent ignoring his family and cheating on his wife.  But even after Jack receives his last chance at redemption,a final surprise awaits.

JOHNN BE GOOD

by Margaret Andrus

In the summer of 1966 a seemingly perfect family is torn apart, as cultural and political revolutions force them to reconsider their values and feelings towards each other. 

POSTCARD

by Jack Wernick  

An artistic teen and his macho jock father from Boston clash over how to best spend the afternoon on a holiday visit to Miami.

RHYMES

by Mara Nelson-Greenberg

 Annabelle and Emmy visit a bar in their hometown after the funeral of their dear friend-in-common.  As they drink up, they reflect on what has changed and what has stayed the same since high school.

This Is Me Stripped

by Felix Hiciano

This is Me Stripped is true story about my life, my struggles, and triumphs which has shaped me to the man I am today.

"Life throws many obstacles your way. Inner strength and faith can guide you in the right direction. Believe in yourself."


SERIES 6

PLAY

by Alex Gherardi

When we become adults, do we forget how to play?

POMP, CIRCUMSTANCE, and FORMALDEHYDE

by Colleen Scriven

Just before graduation, a med student is struggling to finish his final assignment when he gets some very unexpected help and (ironically) life advice.

OFFICE SPOUSE

by Robert Grogan

Newly-hired Yancy Clement tries to dodge the pitfalls of a seemingly new corporate environment.  Will clueless co-workers, well-meaning misogynists, and the stigma of having an office spouse get in her way...again? 

ON THE UPTOWN 2 EXPRESS TRAIN

by Nicole DiMattei

Many journeys, one destination.  Strangers, friends, lovers...maybe even yourself -- you never know who you'll see On the Uptown 2 Express Train.

NACHTSCHACHTEL 2013

A Performance

by Anne Porst & Erin Roth

OLD HEAD 

by Margaret McCloskey

In the provincial Irish town of Old Head, Annie, an American traveler, meets a charming librarian -- but their innocent flirtation has deep consequences.  Exploring the complicated relationship between the mentally ill and their caretakers, OLD HEAD is a new examination of one of life’s oldest battles: pleasure versus duty.