One-Acts                                                                                   Short Plays

Five Degrees                                                                             Emoticonnections

Floating on Hope Ave                                                               Nothing Less

Frick Frack Knick Knack                                                         Solemn Process

One Angry Gay Man

Popcorn from Trash Baskets


(1m, 1f) Two friends who haven't seen each other for over a year get together and discuss what really matters in life: social media.                            

                                                                                          Five Degrees 

Five characters (3m, 2f), five ensemble members (2m, 3f). Minimal set. Target actors: ages 18-21. Mature sexual themes; infrequent language

Two pairs of established college roommates and a freshman are followed over one year of college. Their lives are co-mingled as they explore the very nature of connectedness through theatrical analogies. Vinny is an unsure-of-himself actor. His best friend, Adam, is almost a substitute lover. Brad, a cocky gay ingénue, steals Vinny’s heart. Shelley is Vinny’s friend who stays on the periphery but is most attune to what’s going on. Her roommate, Kim, helps the group explore the concept of six degrees of separation. Ensemble members play additional silent background roles and voice-over roles as indicated in the script.

                                                                             Floating on Hope Ave 

(6m) All of the characters in Floating on Hope Ave are simultaneously seeking and running away from connection. Four stories unfold within the play. Martin’s entire story takes place in one day. Alex and Brian’s story takes place in one week. Caleb and Dean’s story takes place in one month. George’s story takes place in a time span of one year. Both Martin and George break the fourth wall for the entire play. Alex/Brian’s and Caleb/Dean’s contributions are two-person scenes, except for Movement 6. Adult themes. All characters are gay or bisexual men. 

                                                                            Frick Frack Knick Knack

(3m, 1f) Frick and Frack are both experienced male actors who struggle with where they currently are in their respective artistic careers. Knick is a female who ponders the role anxiety plays in her life. 'Knack' plays multiple roles, switching between them within three of his monologues as well as two other characters. Told through a combination of scenes and monologues, the multiple characters have crossover relationships within themselves and the stories told. 

                                                                                              Nothing Less 

(2m) A four-minute play in which two men meet for a job interview, or so it seems 

                                                                            One Angry Gay Man 

 (1m)  One Angry Gay Man is a seven-character solo act. The title comes from the character of Reese and his internalized homophobia. Seven stories are told concurrently. Each character has his own story arc, with some more resolved than others by the end of the play. Some characters display characteristics of an angry nature – both explosive and implosive - while at least two are generally happy men.

Jacob – an older actor in training; Charles – an adult child, alcoholic; Derek – dissatisfied, angry; Gordon – stereotypical queen; Reese – a nice guy who plays a role to get by; Clifford – a snob, content with his choices and opinions; William – a sex addict


                                                                                          Popcorn from Trash Baskets

(18 member ensemble, flexible gender casting) Told through a combination of brief scenes and monologues, Popcorn from Trash Baskets explores the struggles to connect and communicate in our society.  

                                                                           Solemn Process

(2m) A film director has cast a stage actor for a bit part in his film. This ten-minute comedy focuses on the clash between styles.