Power Play

(This is the second installment of the Andrew chronicles; a hapless, comical figure trying to get through life. In the first installment, Diridon Station, Andrew runs into an old flame that he has a hard time remembering. In this story, we see Andrew at his workplace.) Andrew left the break room after lunch feeling sated … Continue reading Power Play

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

From The Archives – The A.P. P.R. Firm – A 10 Minute Play

(I first wrote this play seven years ago and presented it at a Santa Cruz Actors' Theatre workshop on July 21, 2009. The events and topical references are from that time and may appear dated, but the underlying theme of disinformation from high places is still relevant.) CAST OF CHARACTERS CHAIRMAN MR. CARNEY MR. GRAMM … Continue reading From The Archives – The A.P. P.R. Firm – A 10 Minute Play

Your Place Or Mine? – A 10 Minute Play

(I wrote this play in 2012 and rewrote it in 2015, so the news references are from those times.) CHARACTERS SHEILA - a woman of about 30 GEORGE - a man of about 30 UNCLE LEO - Sheila's uncle, about 50 AMY - Sheila's daughter, 10 BRIAN - Sheila's brother, early to mid 20s Scene: … Continue reading Your Place Or Mine? – A 10 Minute Play

From The Archives – Diridon Station

(I first wrote this story three years ago while taking a class at Cabrillo College and posted it on my old blog.  This is a rewrite of that previous version.  It's a tale of love lost, then found again...sort of.) Andrew and his briefcase were pulled along by a mass of evening commuters moving through … Continue reading From The Archives – Diridon Station