Here are descriptions of several plays, full-length and one-act, that I will send to anyone who requests them. Most have been published or performed, but I retain all rights for further performance. Although written for the stage, most could be adapted relatively easily for film.
If you would like to receive an electronic copy of one or more, send me a message with the titles you want and your email address.
MASKS – Four Acts of Misdirection
Four one-acts on similar themes. Can be a single evening with 2 (or more) lead actors.
I. LAMB SHANKS
Molly, an attractive but tough woman who appears to be in her late 20s
Ted, a quietly attractive man in his early 30s
SETTING – 1948
Gloria, in her 40’s or so, much used by life
Barney, a slick guy, also in his 40’s or so
Waitress, experienced in her trade and anywhere from 25 to 60
SETTING – 1978
III. INCIDENT AT INTAKE
Wilma Proctor, a social worker in her late 30’s
“Snake Eyes” Rossetti, a burnt-out case of the same age
Ruiz, an orderly (male or female), any age from 30’s to 40’s
SETTING – 1998
IV. ANCIENT CONCEPTS
Helen, an attractive woman, somewhere around 40
Simon, an attractive man of similar age
SETTING – Today
THE LIGHT IN YOUR HEART
A full-length comedy-mystery-romance, which was described by one scholar as “Shakespearean in scope,” but at the same time is funny and unpretentious.
The action follows Susan in the noir world of a 1950s small city, escaping murderous parents in the company of a high school football coach, a gangster, the mayor’s daughter, and the young man who is infatuated with her. (Cast of 10.)
The play has had a few workshop readings but has yet to be produced. The title is a quotation from the work of Roger Frederick Veale, an imaginary writer.
JUMP AROUND A LOT – Seven Tales of Olden Times For Grown-Ups Only
The Princess & the Unicorn
Snow White & the Seven Deadly Sins
The Captain & the Cabin Boy
Commedia del’ Deli
TALES OF THE MIDDLESEX CANAL
Historical and personal takes in a full-length presentation of life then and now in a town north of Boston. This has been presented numerous times, often by a cast of as few as four actors, plus a musician. Cast size can be increased to eight or more.
SMOOTHIES AND 19 OTHER 10-MINUTE-AND-UNDER PLAYS
These are mostly comedies. Cast size (speaking roles) varies from 1 to 4.
ADVENTURES IN ELDER PORN – One-Act
Richard, an older gentleman
Deb, his daughter
Marcy, Deb’s daughter, 18
WHEELS OF JUSTICE – One-Act
With a cast of two, Wheels of Justice presents an intense dramatic confrontation between Charles and Bruce, brothers who as adults have had little to do with each other.
Charles, a pragmatist, has made a great success of the family business, while Bruce made a stab at a career in stand-up comedy but now faces a prison term for vehicular manslaughter.
Charles tries to convince Bruce to fight the charges against him. As they rehash old grievances and reveal a great deal about their lives and their differing values, the brothers begin to express some level of understanding and caring about each other. But when Bruce discovers Charles’s true agenda in wanting him to fight, it confirms his decision to accept his fate in an attempt to rebuild his life.