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

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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

99 Word Prompt: Lighthouse

https://carrotranch.com/2017/07/07/july-6-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ Wendy and Jack approached the old lighthouse with other tourists. "I just love these old buildings!" Wendy gushed.  "Don't you, dear?" "They're okay, I guess," Jack replied. "But it's so grand looking!  They knew how to build things then." "It's just an archaic brick building with no more use.  Modern ships rely on more … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Lighthouse

99 Word Prompt: Honeymoon

Inspired by a prompt from Two On a Rant, punchline plagiarized from an old Saturday Night Live sketch.  I wanted to use an image of the two actors who appear in the sketch (Gilda Radner and Chevy Chase), but they're all copyrighted by NBC. Source: 99 word prompt: honeymoon The young couple checked into the … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Honeymoon

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

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

Tonight! Episode 2!

Tonight will the airing and live broadcast of the second episode of Pacific Television Theater (formerly Pacific Avenue Theater).  Tonight's half hour episode will feature two short plays. Gateway is about a new resident at a gated community who soon discovers that the problems he was looking to escape from the outside world also exist … Continue reading Tonight! Episode 2!

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