Hacks, A Short Play, To Be Performed Over Zoom Tonight

My short play Hacks, a story of two old Hollywood hack screenwriters, is going to be presented tonight over Zoom along with other short plays by the Wine Box Players. Showtime is on September 22 at 7:40PM EDT and will go until 10:30PM EDT, 4:40PM-7:30PM PDT, here's link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3080641380 In Hacks, Nathanael and Herman come … Continue reading Hacks, A Short Play, To Be Performed Over Zoom Tonight

Your Worst Nightmare: A Game Show

(A short stage play in which the main character is stuck inside the darkness of a nightmare, then comes across something unexpected. I originally wrote this for a theatre company in San Francisco looking for nightmare themed short plays, but it was turned down, so I rewrote it and posted it here.) CAST OF CHARACTERS … Continue reading Your Worst Nightmare: A Game Show

Beach Hill Reopens Beaches

(I initially wrote this for an online satirical website, but it was turned down, so I rewrote it for my site.  Beach Hill is a fictitious beach town along the California coast and the events in this piece are also fictitious, but like all satire it's based on real events.) Despite the recent increase in … Continue reading Beach Hill Reopens Beaches

Quarantine Activities

(I originally wrote this piece for another site, but it was turned down so I'm posting it here. Seemed like a timely and much needed bit of humor. I kept it as is and didn't modify it to fit the aesthetic of my site, except for one minor addition to the final sentence.) The quarantine … Continue reading Quarantine Activities

Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 3

(A sequel to the earlier Current Affairs short plays, episode 3 continues the theme of the absurdly failed political career of the obstreperous Arnie Fowler, a comically tragic fictitious congressman inspired by the current political landscape, which also drove me to reference a famous American drama about a woman who loses her grip on reality.) … Continue reading Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 3

Pacific Television Theater – Episode 6

Episode 6 of Pacific TV was a pair of short plays.  I Can Quit Anytime is a humorous look at Facebook addiction, and What's Hiding in Your Tree? is a fictitious ancestry show.  It was performed and live broadcast from Community Television of Santa Cruz on March 14th, 2019. Caveat: this show was performed and … Continue reading Pacific Television Theater – Episode 6

Power Trip – A 5 Minute Play

(A comedic look at workplace hierarchy/pecking order, first performed as a staged reading at Community TV of Santa Cruz.) CHARACTERS LEONARD – middle management GORDON – recently promoted to middle management CLAUSEN – upper management Place: LEONARD'S workplace office Time: Contemporary (LEONARD is sitting at his desk and writing on some paperwork. GORDON enters.) LEONARD:  … Continue reading Power Trip – A 5 Minute 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