AND ONE FINE MORNING
by Nathan Hilgartner
THE WINNER OF THE $1000
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Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Winter One Act Play Competition 2013
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by James Best
Calvin meets a girl so perfect for him he could have thought her up.
DO I KNOW YOU
by Phil Way
Using Facebook while drunk may result in a quirky stranger on your doorstep wanting to hang out, but it may also lead to a lesson on the importance of friendship.
by Peter Dorogoff
A gay couple struggles with the ramifications of their brief marriage gone wrong which becomes a trigger of strong emotions, deep seated bigotry, and ulterior motives for the families involved. A drama written and directed by Peter Dorogoff.
ALASKA IN THE SUMMERTIME
by Anna Fox
In Alaska, in the summertime, where the sun never sets, a truck driver makes his way across the open road, and the North Wind ice fishes, not sure of what to do in his off season. So when they separately encounter ethereal women in the forms of an opera singer, and a runaway teenager, both men begin to question the nature of reality and what it’s truly like to be alone.
QUICK BRIGHT THINGS IN CLIP IN TIES
by Colleen Scriven
Quick Bright Things In Clip On Ties, a comedy about one man's mission to pop the question and his friends' mission to protect him from the answer.
by Scott Decker
Unapologetic social commentary is nothing new for Scott Decker. "REVOLUTION" is no exception. Nothing is sacred in this blistering, innovative approach to stream of consciousness theatre. With a powerhouse eclectic cast and Decker's trademark venom, this revolution changes everything.
HARLAND WHITTAKER IS COMING TO GET YA!
by Debbie Workman
After a friendly game of racquetball, two best friends have a heart to heart talk about women, love and life in the locker room.
by Matthew Klein
In BLACK FRIDAY, Hank and Darryl meet for coffee to discuss getting gifts for their Granddad's birthday. When the conversation turns dangerous, more than coffee might be spilt.
A SERIOUS PERSON
by John Doble
A man meets a beautiful woman with outlandish opinions about everything under the sun, including evolution.
EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURTS
by Dre Davis
In EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURTS Natasha and Bobby have been together for a year. Natasha might want out. But first he'd have to untie her.
by Calliope Bardunias
An unlikely couple trying desperately to communicate with each other. Elizabeth is starving for an emotional connection, Tommy fears taking that risk. It all culminates with a confession that nobody sees coming.
by Brian Kirchner
After a failed attempt at the perfect shot, a photographer and model grapple over the fleetingness of inspiration and creativity.
by Lawrence Kessenich
In this short, poignant play, the hot new car a couple's son bought right out of high school becomes the focal point of their individual and shared memories of him.
PLAYING FOR KEEPS
by Matthew Nicholson
Are these two boys ready to stop playing games with each other and step into reality?
JUST A WORD.
by Michelle L. Antelo
JUST A WORD. is a play that asks the question: If you live a lie, can you die honestly?
A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
by LB Hamilton
"A Midnight Clear" mix-up re-unites ex-lovers Luke and Paul: One now a victim of hate crime, the other now "straight" for Christ.
by Allison Lee Flom
DSM #290.12 is narrated from inside a psychiatric institution by a woman in the aftermath of a tragedy. It is about isolation, love, and loss in a society that is quick to push out those who are different.
by Mark Tjarks
A playwright has trouble creating a three dimensional female
character to complement his Hero.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID
by Margot Perry
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID is a murder mystery for the social media obsessed youth. When seven guests respond to an ad on Craigslist, they discover that they’re there for David’s gruesome birthday surprise.
AND ONE FINE MORNING
by Nathan Hilgartner
AND ONE FINE MORNING erupts into a heated exchange about art and greatness between a waitress and a man who insists he's the reincarnation of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
THE LATE MRS. CHADWICK
by Phoebe Roberts
In THE LATE MRS. CHADWICK, two stuffy, stiff-upper-lip-type British gentlemen try to have a genteel conversation in a parlor, despite the shenanigans of the howling specter of one of the men's late wife, who has recently taken up residence haunting the house.
by Izze Gibson
A diverse group of students grieve a murdered classmate while serving detention.
I HATE NEW YEARS
by Helene Ellford
I Hate New Years, is a one-act comedy about relationships or the lack thereof. Centered around the holiday where everybody is supposed to celebrate closeness, this play examines alone togetherness in a city of strangers, so they think.
by Michael Reisman
In TICKET, a fractured family reunites in a dusty convenience store over a lottery ticket. Is it a winner? Can it help them relive a past they never had? Are they doomed?
IN DARKNESS, OUR VOICES ECHO
by Albert Garcia
"I need to know what happens if things change."
A BROKEN LIVER AND A CATARACT
by The Jeffrey Kupperman
In a weirdly dystopian future where Shakespeare is banned and professional writers of all kinds are ostracized, two homeless brothers and former wordsmiths try to eek out a life after their only marketable skills have been rendered taboo.
LOVE AND APOCALYPSE
by Mark Zdancewicz
Love and the Apocalypse answers the age old question. Should we spend our last twelve minutes on earth having sex or cuddling?