THE FINALISTS!  6 PLAYS COMPETE FOR A $1000 PRIZE!


30 One Act Plays Compete for a $1000 cash prize!

MUSHROOM MELTDOWN

by Dana Marisa Schoenfeld

Eliza's perfect world is challenged when an unexpected guest arrives at her Tribeca Dinner Party.  

 

MEMORY SHOW

by Alaina Hammond

Willa explores the bittersweet memory of "the best day of her life," which by definition is ephemeral.

 

HERO

by Thomas Michael Quinn

 

THROUGH THE CRACKS

by Karen Cecila

THROUGH THE CRACKS tells the story of two women who meet in a homeless shelter and connect over their love of poetry. Yet their connection is so much more then they could haveimagined.

 

BIMBO FEMINIST

by Alisa Sniderman

Bimbo Feminist is a story about love in the age of Tinder, sex-positive feminism, and seduction manuals. What are the new rules and what does it mean to win? 

 


DRAFT RESISTER

by Steve Sloane

On the first anniversary of Martin Luther King, Junior's assassination, a draft resister encounters the mother of a recently killed black soldier.  Together they explore violence, and politics, discovering the power of love.

 

REUNION

by Jacob Roger-Gordon

REUNION is the story of young man who returns home for the first time, after fleeing from the Vietnam draft forced him to leave home for five years.

 

FOOLS' PICNIC

by Phil Way

When two interfering strangers take an interest in Charlie’s picnic basket, his simple picnic in the park takes a bizarre turn in this absurd comedy.  

Warning: May Contain Gluten!

 

SWEATSHIRT

by Al Monaco

One girl's journey from violation to healing and to empowerment.

 

BANANA TIME

BANANA TIME is about a master and his servant. It’s about isolation, power and control. It’s about one’s relationship to food. It’s about anger and love and the fight to figure out how to communicate both of those things.


SHOOTING PRACTICE

by Elizabeth Keyser

A father teaches his daughter the rules about guns… but righteousness rules, and that’s not always right.

 

TOGETHER IN UNITY

by Matt Gorsky

TOGETHER IN UNITY tells the story of an idealist who longs for a way
for better relations between church and state
as well as better understanding between law enforcement and civilians.

 

ETHEREAL KILLER

by Zanne Hall

In the dark comedy ETHEREAL KILLER, Midge Evans discovers in her first psychotherapy session with bizarre Dr. Scott that murder can be both therapeutic and profitable.  

 

FLABBERGASTED

by Josh Kaiser

An intrauterine comedy, Flabbergasted explores the relationship between siblings Pat and Jamie and their minute epiphanies within the confines of the womb.'


BREASTIMONIALS

by Kaedy Fischer

Breastimonials consists of 8 monologues based on interviews with several women’s experiences with their bodies. It sheds light on what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. Funny, dramatic, dark, and gritty, this show bares it all. 

 

SOMETIMES I TALK TO MYSELF

by Uzunma Udeh

Sometimes I talk to myself; do you? Yes? Wonderful. Sometimes I talk to myself like I'm in my own nighttime talk show complete with commercial interruptions, outside callers, and bedtime stories; do you? No? Me neither...I was just kidding. I joke…ish.

 

THE VIRGIN SLAYER

by Melissa Edelblum & Gregory Davis

Meet Coco D’more. She's a 33 year old prostitute who specializes in taking virginities. What's your darkest, kinkiest fantasy? Star Wars themed, the classic doctor/patient scenario, animated characters from 90s sitcoms? She’s seen it all and can make it happen...until one day an unexpected guest comes by and the world of virgins is changed forever!

 

THE ELEPHANT'S REPRISAL

by Georgia King & Alessandra Varsano

The Elephant's Reprisal... a tale of rivalry between two passionate performers and their elephant in the room.

 

BRENTWOOD FEVER

by Michael Ker

On Halloween, a seemingly “perfect” Brentwood marriage is put to the test after a wife catches her husband in a lie and the facades of their relationship begin to slowly peel away. 


THE SECOND COMING OUT

by Victor Vauban Junior

After being abandoned by her husband who took away their first born, Alberta finds herself brokenhearted and delusional.  Unable to cope with the new reality she finds solace on alcohol.

 

BLESS ME FATHER

by Joe Starzyk

A young man specifically seeks out a certain priest looking for more than absolution. In an attempt to find resolution the young man receives comfort in the words of Corinthians. But how he incorporates the message is the key.

 

HELPLESS PLASTIC

by Zachary Kelley

Three dolls. One angry, little girl. A hamster. A lighter. What’s the worst that can happen? Playtime has never been so gruesome and plastic has never melted so beautifully.

 

DRINK AND A DRAG

by Melissa Maney

 DRINK AND A DRAG delves into a young girl’s abusive past and her to struggle to face everything she’s been afraid of. 

 

THE GUARDIAN

by Coni Koepfinger

Best-selling author, Jojo Fagoli finds herself at the mercy of her new psychiatrist, who seeks only revenge. Will she be able to convince her old doctor to help her now? Or maybe it's time to call for THE GUARDIAN.


MIRRORS

by Michael Zalta

Mirrors evaluates the fine line drawn between self-reflection and
self-indulgence. Ray Feldman is forced to see himself beyond his own
performativity and beyond the blindness and silence which he
receives from his high school friends.

 

NATURAL HISTORY X

by Charlie Schulman

Quick change comedy mayhem! A historic global war council of representatives from the animal kingdom has been called in a last ditch effort to defeat the humans and save the planet. Rivalries, resentments and petty grievances threaten to derail consensus while time is running out.

 

90 DAYS

by Rolando Sanchez

90 DAYS is about a Father seeking approval and forgiveness from his estranged daughter, but at what cost?

 

HOOK OR CROOK

by Joshua Kaplan

Patricia Wheeler is old and fed-up, a dangerous combination. When she's had enough of her son's meddling, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

 

THE DRUNKEN GURU

by Gloria Craig


More info about the competing plays posted soon!