Available Scripts

FULL-LENGTH PLAYS

The Candidate
Comedy
Run time: 90 minutes
Audience: Adult

The Candidate takes place in the run-up to the 2014 mid-term elections that, in a historic moment, swung the Senate from blue to red. African-American Nicole is working as the Assistant Communications Director for the campaign of Republican Barbara, a white woman running for Senate. When Nicole and her Latino husband Mateo are unexpectedly recruited to star in a campaign ad for Barbara, Nicole discovers that she is becoming uncertain of her own political leanings. With the campaign on the line, Nicole must decide where she stands – for the sake of her job, her family, and her candidate.

• Cast Requirements: 4 Women (late 20's, African American; late-teens/early 20's, Caucasian; late 40's, Caucasian; late 50's, Caucasian); 1 Man (late 20's, Latino)

• Set Requirements: flexible/changeable, campaign office and various suggested places

Outside/Inside
Comedy
Previously Produced
Run time: 110 minutes
Audience: Adult

Outside/Inside is a comedy that explores race and cultural identity in the modern era. When Chinese American Ken meets the China-born, American-raised daughter of his white boss, his ideas about assimilation and who “owns” a culture are turned on their heads. Suddenly, he is certain that he and his white wife Lacy are the perfect couple to adopt a child from China. All he needs to do is convince Lacy, without offending his boss in the process.

• Cast Requirements: 3 Women (30's, 50's, Caucasian; teen, Asian); 2 Men (30's, Asian; 50's Caucasian)

• Set Requirements: flexible/changeable, apartment and office

Quest
Action/Adventure/Comedy/Drama
Unproduced
Runtime: 90 minutes
Audience: Young adult and Adult

Quest is an action-packed fantasy that plays with the mechanics and tropes of myths and fairytales, reimagining the classic adventure story from the perspective of the lowly sidekick character. In Quest, Ryll, an academic with the powers of elemental manipulation, must subvert her status as a mere companion and learn to tell her own story, all while helping the ass-kicking “chosen one” Jo save the world from imminent destruction.

• Cast Requirements: 4 Women (20's, 30's, older, Caucasian; 20's, Latina); 2 Men (20's-30's, any; 40-50's Middle Eastern); 2+ any age, any gender

• Set Requirements: flexible/changeable, multiple locations in a fantasy land

Reckoning
Drama
Unproduced
Run time: 90 minutes
Audience: Adult

• Synopsis: Reckoning is the story of three generations of travellers (Irish gypsies) – matriarch Mae Deacon, daughter Carrie, and Carrie’s daughter Vivian. When Carrie’s 16-year old niece Jessica announces her impending marriage and asks Mae to make her a wedding dress, unexpected turmoil upsets the Deacon’s quiet life. Together, they are forced to face a past that haunts them – and avenge a grave transgression that was committed against their family. The first in a series of plays about travellers, which also includes Henry Moore is Melting and The Traveller of Tenby.

• Cast Requirements: 4 Women (teen, 30's, 40's, 70's); 1 Girl (9-10); 2 Men (20's, 40's); all Caucasian

• Set Requirements: 1 unit, realistic, living room of a mobile home, outside of a home

Henry Moore is Melting
Drama
Previously Produced
Run time: 90 minutes
Audience: Adult

• In 2005, a 2-ton metal sculpture went missing from the grounds of a museum near London, England. The perpetrators were no art thieves – they were travellers (Irish gypsies) who sold the priceless work for scrap. Henry Moore is Melting imagines the story behind the true-life heist, examining the consequences for one traveller who values art more highly than the bonds of his community. The second in a series of plays about travellers, which also includes Reckoning and The Traveller of Tenby.

• Cast Requirements: 6 Men (20's, 20's, 40's, 50's, 50's, 50-60); 1 Woman (30's); all Caucasian

• Set Requirements: 3 locations – outside of a travellers' caravan, a bar, an office at Scotland Yard

The Travellers of Tenby
Drama
Unproduced
Run times: 90 minutes
Audience: Adult

• Irish gypsy Finn Barrett has done an unconscionable thing to save his family and himself. Now he’s come to a small coastal town in Wales to seek absolution and bring peace to the lives he has destroyed. But forgiveness does not come easily from fellow traveller Carrie, who bears the weight of Finn’s actions more heavily than he can imagine. The third in a series of plays about travellers, which also includes Reckoning and Henry Moore is Melting.

• Cast Requirements: 1 Woman (30's, Caucasian), 1 Man (20's, Caucasian)

• Set Requirements: 1 location, inside of an apartment/flat – front door, living room, kitchen

TEN-MINUTE PLAYS

August 8, 1974
Drama
Previously Produced
Run time: 10 minutes
Audience: Adult

• On the eve of President Nixon’s resignation, two White House cooks witness the devastating effect that scandal can have on a politician’s family.

• Cast Requirements: 3 Women (40's, 60's; any ethnicity; 60's, Caucasian)

• Set Requirements: 1 location, the White House Kitchen, 1974

The Barber Shop
Drama
Previously Produced
Run time: 10 minutes
Audience: Adult

• Inspired by the painting The Barber Shop by Edward Hopper. Little Italy, 1931 - Georgio disrupts the calm of a barbershop where his wife Rosa and his brother Giuseppe work. The aftermath further deepens the conflict and shared sadness that Rosa and Giuseppe feel over a secret that they both bear.

• Cast Requirements: 1 Woman (40's); 2 Men (40's); all Caucasian

• Set Requirements: 1 location, a barber shop in New York in the 1930's

This is Grand
Romantic Comedy
Previously Produced
Run time: 6 minutes
Audience: Adult

This is Grand presents a chance encounter between two would-be lovers as they inadvertently discover an attraction while enduring a ride on public transit.

• Cast Requirements: 1 Woman (20's/30's); 1 Man (20's/30's); 1 Woman or Man, any age; any ethnicity

• Set Requirements: 1 location, a subway in Chicago

Wet Work
Comedy
Previously Produced
Run time: 10 minutes
Audience: Adult

• Outside of a indie rock club in Chicago, two hipster hitmen, one new to the game and one old pro, await their next hit. Comedy and ironic pop culture references ensue.

• Cast Requirements: 2 Men (20's, any ethnicity)

• Set Requirements: 1 location, outside of an indie club

Boxing St. Stephen's
Comedy, Holiday
Previously Produced
Run time: 10 minutes
Audience: Adult

• In a pub in Belfast, on December 26th, Roj seeks an escape from his family. His wife Fan feels he should be doing otherwise. While debating the history of Boxing Day, also called St. Stephen's Day - and drinking a few pints - they come to a better understanding of each other's position.

• Cast Requirements: 4 Men (30's, Caucasian); 1 Woman (30's, Caucasian)

• Set Requirements: 1 location, inside a bar

SCREENPLAYS

Your Best Life
Comedy
Unproduced
Run time: 90 minutes
Audience: Adult

• After famed talk-show host Lula finds her identity turned on its head, she and her entourage embark on an international voyage of self-discovery, never suspecting that Lula’s long-lost daughter is urgently trying to make a connection. Your Best Life examines the joys and fallacies of aspirational living and personal introspection, while celebrating what it means to enjoy an authentic life.

The Thief
Romantic Comedy, Heist
Unproduced
Run time: 90 minutes
Audience: Adult

• While working in Paris, British pick-pocket Jack falls for his beautiful, soon-to-be married mark, Madeline. But is this mysterious woman all she appears to be? Jack may never know when his pursuit is thwarted by a band of former victims, three Italian brothers who are out for revenge. Suddenly, Jack and his fellow thieves are coerced into stealing a priceless object on the brothers’ behalf – a highly dangerous operation that may send them all to prison. The Thief is a romantic comedy meets heist film, with charm to spare.

Henry Moore is Melting
Drama, Thriller
Unproduced
Run time: 90 minutes
Audience: Adult

• Inspired by a true story. In 2005, a 2-ton metal sculpture went missing from the grounds of a museum near London, England. The perpetrators were no art thieves – they were travellers (Irish gypsies) who sold the priceless work for scrap. Henry Moore is Melting imagines the story behind the true-life heist, examining the consequences for one traveller who values art more highly than the bonds of his community.