One Act Plays

Following is my collection of one act plays. They range from 15 minutes to 1 hour.  I have included the length, casting requirements, synopsis and any performances/awards each play has received. Perusal copies of the script are available through my agent Playmarket – [email protected]

 

Timber

Length: 20min Genre: Comedy

Cast 4: 1F 50’s, 1F 60’s, 1M 50 ’s, 1M 60’s

Synopsis: A cliff top hike to find love is never going to be a smooth path. To find it, you’re going to need to be prepared to fall from a great height.

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Performances/Awards-

Presented by Marshall Area Stage Company (MASC) Minnesota for their 7th Biennial Short Play Festival, March 2024

Presented by the Geneva Theatre Guild, NY, for their 2024 Playwrights Reading Programme April 2024

Selected by Eden Prairie Players for the Women’s One Acts 2024

Selected for ATC Sydney Bareboards One Act Series 2022

Crafton Hills College New Works Festival 2023

Selected for Theatre Workshop of Owensboro Summer Shorts Festival 2021 in Kentucky

Shortlisted for Act Your Age theatre New Writing Showcase in Manchester 2020

 

Jack the Stripper

Length: 15-20min Genre: Comedy

Cast 3: 1F 20’s, 1M 20’s, 1F 40+

Synopsis: When your part time job is a little risqué, it’s only natural to want to keep it under wraps. But what happens when your mum finds out and you’re forced to lay the truth bare?

Performances/Awards-

Selected for the 3rd Annual Crafton Hills New Works Festival 2022, California 

Selected for Scripts Aloud Reading, Manchester 2022

Selected for ATC Sydney Bareboards One Act Series 2023

 

A Safe Love 

Length: 20min Genre: Drama

Cast 3: 1F 30’s, 1M 30’s, 1 M/F any age (plays guitar)

Synopsis: A woman on the eve of her wedding is forced to confront the past she hasn’t quite let go of.

Performances/Awards-

Selected for LabWorks Staged Reading Series 2019, Pittsburgh 

Selected for Theatre Southwest: Festival of Originals 2020, Houston 

Selected for The 2nd Annual Crafton Hills New Works Festival 2021, California

 

A Lovely Day for a Boating Trip (and to kill your spouse)

Length: 30min Genre: Dark Comedy

Cast 2: 1F 40’s, 1M 40’s

Synopsis: The open water, a small row boat and a marriage on the brink. Just how far would you trust your spouse?

Performances/Awards-

Winner in the Galaxy Theatre One Act Competition 2022, Chicago 

Winner of the Chameleon Theatre Circle’s 22nd Annual New Play Contest 2021, Minnesota

2nd Place in the 43 Annual Dubuque County Fine Arts Players National One Act Playwriting Competition, Iowa

Finalist in the Shawnee Original Playwrights Series 2021, Pennsylvania

2nd place in the 2021 Frostburg State University, Center for Literary Arts One-Act Play Competition

Finalist for Central PA Theatre and Dance Festival 2021, Pennsylvania

Shortlisted for Act Your Age Theatre New Writing Showcase 2020, Manchester

Long Listed for the British Theatre Challenge 2021

Performed by Point Park University, Pittsburgh, 2022

 

A Lovely Day for a Boating Trip (and to escape your own wedding)

Length: 25min Genre: Comedy/Drama

Cast 2: 2F late 20’s/early 30’s

Synopsis: Two best friends, one wedding and only one means of escape. A bride will test the limits of friendship and learn some hard truths in the process.

Performances/Awards-

Winner of the Mixing it Up Productions New York One Act Competition 2022

Semifinalist for Patchwork Play Festival 2022 with Eclectic Theatre Company, Chicago

Selected for Dolphin Theatre One Act Festival 2023

Selected for ATC Sydney Bareboards One Act Series 2022

Long listed for the Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award 2022

 

Cyber Love Criminal

Length: 30min Genre: Comedy

Cast 3: 1F 20’s, 1F 40’s, 1 M/F 30+

Synopsis: Online dating. The perfect match is only a click away. So what if sometimes you swipe left when you should have swiped right? Or if you make up a few details in your profile? It’s not a crime. Or is it? There’s a new squad in town and they’re here to round up those cyber love criminals.

Performances/Awards-

Selected for performance by Sky Pilot Theatre, LA, for their One Act  Festival April 2024.

Winner Central PA Playwriting Festival 2023, Pennsylvania

Winner of the PANZ One Act Competition 2023

 

A Lovely Day for a Boating Trip (and to get rid of a body)

Length: 1hr Genre: Dark Comedy

Cast 3: 1F 20’s, 1F 70+, 1M 20’s

Synopsis: An afternoon boating trip is a wonderful way to bond with your boyfriend’s disapproving Grandmother. That is, until dead bodies start turning up.

Performances/Awards-

Honourable Mention in the William Faulkner Literary Competition 2021, Mississippi

Performed by Naenae College, Wellington,  June 2024

  

The (un)Welcoming Committee

Length: 45min Genre: Comedy

Cast 4: 3F 30’s, 1F 20’s

Synopsis: After moving to a new town, Josephine has not quite found the fresh start she was hoping for. Sick of being the scapegoat for the town’s problems, and the wandering eyes of its inhabitants, she’s facing her accusers and she’s not holding back. Neither is the town matriarch, Marion, who is determined to see her gone.

Performances/Awards-

Selected for a Reading with LAB Theatre Project 2023