All In The Island – A 10 Minute Play

A Gilligan’s Island spoof in which the roles of the Skipper and Gilligan are reimagined as played by Carol O’Connor (he read for the part of the Skipper) and Rob Reiner. The rest of the castaways should appear as portrayed by their original actors. Gilligan’s Island debuted on CBS on September 26, 1964, about a … Continue reading All In The Island – A 10 Minute Play

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99 Word Prompt: Property Values

https://carrotranch.com/2018/05/17/may-17-flash-fiction-challenge/ "And if you look here," the real estate agent said, "you'll see that the fire damage didn't destroy the entire kitchen." "Well that's good," said the husband. "A fixer upper!" his wife added optimistically. "Can we see the master bedroom?" the husband asked. "Sorry, can't do that," the agent replied.  "The ceiling caved in." … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Property Values

99 Word Prompt: Fishy Story

https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/26/april-26-flash-fiction-challenge/ "So I caught a fish this big," said a fisherman, his hands slightly apart. "Oh yeah? Well I caught one this big," bragged another fisherman, his arms stretched out farther. "That's nothing," another fisherman chimed in. "I caught one this big!" He strained his arms apart as far as they could stretch. "Hey, guys!" … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Fishy Story

99 Word Prompt: Sun Silly

https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/05/april-5-flash-fiction/ Horace ran around the town square under the midday sun laughing and whooping while doing flips and cartwheels. "Horace is acting rather strange," a townsperson observed. "He sure is," another concurred. "Must be because it's spring," a third interjected.  "He does act strange when the seasons change." "But this is out of control," the … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Sun Silly

Ailurophobia – A 10 Minute Play

(This play was inspired by Mooch, the tuxedo cat in the above picture. He belongs to my girlfriend, and when I was rehearsing another play at her townhouse, Mooch would join us, bother the actors, and generally make himself the center of attention. Good kitty.) CHARACTERS DARCY – A tenant ROSEANNE – A tenant TABITHA … Continue reading Ailurophobia – A 10 Minute Play

Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 2

(Originally written as a short play during the summer of this year, posting it here after failing to get it staged.) CHARACTERS CHARLENE BEAUMONT AMELIA KIRBY HARVEY CHESWICK REX PAULSON Scene: A local television station (A local television studio where an afternoon talk show is about to air. The host and the three guests are … Continue reading Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 2

Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show

(Inspired by the peculiar election season of 2016) CHARACTERS LIONEL TROWBRIDGE – The interviewer TANYA BICKFORD – The interviewee Scene: An interview studio LIONEL Good evening, and welcome to Current Affairs. I am your host, Lionel Trowbridge.  Tonight we’ll be discussing the entertaining, if not controversial, congressional campaign of Arnie Fowler with his most recent … Continue reading Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show

Tales From The Studio

A friend from college who's been making industrial films for 25 years allowed me to guest post on his blog Tales From The Set, a behind the scenes look at his film making.  My post is about the making of my live TV show Pacific Television Theater and is called Tales From The Studio.  In … Continue reading Tales From The Studio

Pacific Television Theater – Gateway/Reunion

The second episode of my live televised drama anthology show!  Episode 2 is two short plays.  Gateway is about a new resident to a gated community who discovers that the aberrant behavior he thought he was leaving behind in the outside world also exists within the confines of his new community.  Reunion is about two … Continue reading Pacific Television Theater – Gateway/Reunion