NOBODY GETS PAID

Solos, duos and trios tell the story of a jazz club from inside out. The club owner laments "Memory is a mistake and there ain't no cure for it." Musicians debate the word "professional." They also tell jokes. Form, function and lingo sing the lives behind America's original art form.

1 f, 3-8 m

MRS. JENNINGS' SITTER

*Great Plains Theatre Conference Mainstage Selection

 

In an affluent suburb of everyday America, a kleptomaniac high school babysitter catches Mrs. Jennings lying to her husband about the authenticity of a new handbag.  Accusations accompany blackmail and the two women enter into an embattled, frequently comic contest for insight involving prescription pills, Ding Dongs, motherhood, world religion and scrapbooking.

2 f 

MOUNTAIN LION

* Great Plains Theatre Conference Playlab Selection

 

Boyd and Peggy's dog may or may not be missing.  There may or may not be a mountain lion lurking about.  Their baseball star son may or may not be an arsonist.  Something is definitely wrong in suburban America.

1f , 2m

Ten-minute Plays

BROWN SPOTS AND BIRD WOUNDS

A careworn caregiver is hanging apples off her coat rack, much to the concern of her significant other. Poetic imagery and language fight for memory and family stories.

2 actors 

ASSHAT POETRY

Goethe and Schiller decide to write Die Xenien, a collection of poetry, to humiliate their detractors. Humor, bromance and theatre history combine in this tribute to friendship.

2 actors

 
 
 
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