A HISTORY. Short and physically based: A brief and partial history of the judicial world as it is know to some. 10 mins. 1 female/1 male.
AMERICAN ROSE. Full-length. An ensemble cast portrays the changing lives of American women who enter war production workplaces and wartime situations during the 1940s. Their stories are juxtaposed with additional roles iconic of U.S. female individuals from the WWII period. Large female ensemble, multi-ethnic. 75 mins.
AN OCEAN OF BEES. Full-length. It's a post-apocalyptic future: Four characters remain to represent the human species. Will they find their humanity? 2 female or female-identified actors, 2 male or male-identified actors, all four actors are race-neutral but as a group should be diversity-representative. 75 mins.
AT DAWN WITH THE RAIN AND THE STARS. Full-length. Four actors create multiple roles in a story about women who live in extraordinary times. In Part One, the actors come alive as under-appreciated historical personages faced with decisions of monumental significance during the 1930s. In Part Two, the actors become French Partisans arrested on the eve of the Paris deportations during WWII. In Part Three, the actors step outside the characters they have created in order to make a contemporary contribution to the period drama they are about to stage. 4 females. 90 minutes.
EVERY CONCENTRATED FRAGMENT. One-act. An exploration of the relationships, lives, and the life-outcomes of four factually-based French female Partisan resisters arrested on the eve of the Paris deportations during WWII. 4 females. Available in 30-minute or 45-minute versions.
IN THE BEGINNING... Short rom-com: In the Garden of Eden... Redux. 1 female, 1 male, race neutral or any. 10 minutes.
LITTLE KINGS. One-act. Five family members exist as present-day fractured-fairy-tale-versions of characters from King Lear, via an originally conceived satire that sends-up 400 years of human civilization and family history. A hilarious and thought-provoking tour de force. 2 female or female-identified, 2 male or male-identified, 1 of either or trans, all race-neutral or any. 60 minutes.MARY MARY. Short. A holiday-themed speed-play presented in 3 vivid snapshot flash-acts. Each act is set in the same suburban California family home at Christmas Dinner; each dinner takes place in a different, consecutive decade. 3 females, 2 males, race-neutral or any. 15 minutes.
MY MEDEA. Full-length. A vibrant, accessible, and relevant re-telling of Medea, imbued with current events cut from the American landscape. Large ensemble, both males and females, multi-ethnic. 80 minutes.
WE ARE ALL DICK 3. One-act. Two actors present their love/story mash-up by way of re-imagined Richard the Third material, with romantic subplots and cultural machinations spun from current news and entertainment factories. A stand-alone compressed-comedy-drama of warring-yet-peace-making female/male relationships composed as a classic 60-minute one-act play. 1 female, 1 male, race-neutral or any.
WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE? One-Act. In a poignant comedy, two friends, both originally from the East Coast and recently relocated to Southern California, search for an affordable Emergency Room on the Eve of 9/11. A naturalistic and classical one-act in 60-minutes that can be staged with as few as 3 actors or as many as an ensemble, if desired, of any ethnicity, with 2 females and 1 male required at minimum.
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