Plays and One-Acts

Full Length Plays and Collections

Carol Ketay, Dee Freeman, and Kirsten Vangsness is a pre-production photo of David Lewison's "Ancient Voices"

Carol Ketay, Dee Freeman, and Kirsten Vangsness in a pre-production photo from the Chautauqua Theatre production of “Ancient Voices”

@NIGHT : Nocturnally-themed short-short plays and monologues focusing on the dark, the unusual, and the surreal…

ANCIENT VOICES (11W): In a series of narratively-linked monologues, the events of the Trojan War are filtered through a modern perspective and experienced through the lives of eleven women from the world of ancient Greek myth.

DAYS OF AWE (2W, 3M): When a Hasidic Jew who runs a computer repair shop in L.A.’s Fairfax neighborhood strikes up a friendship with a non-observant woman who is an artist and teacher, they both struggle to balance their differeing beliefs and lifestyles with their growing mutual attraction…

GOOSE HOLLOW (3W, 3M): When a free-spirited young actress visits her older sister in eco-friendly Portland, Oregon, she finds herself torn between an attraction for what may be her new home and the continuing attempts at reconciliation by an ex-boyfriend still trying to persuade her to return to Los Angeles…

Tom Bottelsen in "Real Men and Others"

Tom Bottelsen in the Theatre Neo production of “Real Men and Others”

REAL MEN AND OTHERS (12M): Thematically-linked monologues for and about men, the way they see themselves, and the ways they relate to women…

RED HILL (1W, 2M): In the bohemian Echo Park neighborhood in 1930’s Los Angeles, a brilliant but self-destructive young painter finds his life spiraling out of control at the same time that his best friend and girlfriend are discovering a strong mutual attraction…

One-Act Plays

A WOMAN WALKS INTO A BAR (2M, 1W): Two regulars in a local bar trade insults on what turns out to be an irregular night…

BLUE BIKINI (1W, 1M): A young woman and young man each recall the long summer in which they never quite manage to meet…

THE BOOTH (2M): In the 1980’s, a college student’s job from hell as projectionist in a porno theater grows worse with the arrival of his hostile, insinuating boss…

Cassie Gilling and LeBron Lackey in "Cat, Woman" at the Secret Theatre

Cassie Gilling and LeBron Lackey in “Cat, Woman” at the Secret Theatre

CAT, WOMAN (1M, 1W): A dating couple who are deeply attracted to each other find their budding relationship threatened by the woman’s intense devotion to her increasingly aggressive cat…

CRAZY (4M, 1W): When a single woman snaps and begins questioning random passing strangers about their relationship status, she ends up meeting the one man who might just be right for her…

FINN, AGAIN (2M, 1W): Finn is still searching for love, while his friend Eddie is now cynical and disillusioned. The two men drink together in a bar, awaiting the arrival of a beautiful young woman whom Finn claims to have met the week before, and whom Eddie suspects may not even exist at all…

MONTCLAIR (1W, 1M): During the holiday season in suburban New Jersey, two grown siblings reconnect and discover that old resentments…and old bonds…still remain…

MARYANNE (1W, 1 W or M): In the near future, a lonely old woman has a household computer to watch over her every need. But what will she do when her computer falls in love…with her?

THE OSTRICH PARK RAILWAY (1W, 1M): On a Sunday afternoon in the 1880’s, a woman of means and a well-educated train conductor discover a mutual sympathy as the closing of the train line threatens to end their casual encounters…

PAPAYA (1W or M, 1M): A new attendant in an assisted living center attempts to establish a rapport with a lonely old man who still retains vivid memories of his own youth…

PERSEPHONE AT THE MOTEL 6 (2W): A mother and her 19 year-old daughter, still on uneasy terms after the daughter has quit school to move in with a young man her own age, have a tense encounter in a low-rent motel room at the end of a three day visit.

Heather Horton and Anthony Marquez in “The Proposal” at Neo Ensemble Theatre

THE PROPOSAL (3M, 5W): When a young man’s girlfriend turns down his romantic street corner proposal, he turns to random passing pedestrians for a second chance at finding a life partner – with unexpected results.

Christine Andronico Trageser and Steve Sears

Christine Andronico Trageser and Steve Sears in “Walking Distance at Red Brick Road Theatre

TEN EXPOSURES (2W): An art photographer and her subject find personal and artistic issues intertwining as they collaborate together on a photo shoot.

WALKING DISTANCE (1W, 1M) In a neighborhood bar, a young woman who thinks she’s only out for a good time faces unusual obstacles when she meets a likable man whose interest in her runs deeper than she is expecting…