TEN-MINUTE PLAYS

These scripts are available royalty-free, but please contact me for permission.

A scene from the Fairbanks, Alaska production of "Duo," a riotous short comedy about an old-fashioned superhero saddled with both a ticking time bomb and a stridently feminist new sidekick. Available royalty-free from Alaskan playwright Tom Moran.
Duo

An old-fashioned superhero has to deal with both a ticking time bomb and his stridently feminist new sidekick. Produced nine times.

 

Comedy, 2 males, 1 female

 

Scene from the Theatre Three (NY) production of "Back to Normal," a ten-minute comedy about the inevitable future of ADHD. Available royalty-free from Alaskan playwright Tom Moran.
Back to Normal

The Jacobses are called into the school psychiatrist’s office to learn their daughter’s calm demeanor and exemplary study habits are evidence of a horrible new malady.

 

Comedy, 2 males, 3 females

 

I, Phone

Melanie thinks she's heading out on a first date. But her phone has other ideas. Produced 5 times.

 

Comedy, 2 males, 2 females

 

Admission Impossible: Mark comes to a college admissions office with an unusual offer: he wants to bribe them to reject his daughter so he doesn't have to pay for college. Comedy, 1 male, 1 female

 

Altar Ego: Carl will go any length to win the affections of his brother’s fiancée, even if it happens to be her wedding day. Actually, especially because it happens to be her wedding day. Comedy, 1 male, 3 females

 

Bad Necromance: An underachieving necromancer gets hired to resurrect a dead cat - but that's just for starters. Comedy, 1 male, 1 female

The Book of Miriam: Moses’ sister Miriam is sick of working in a back room writing the Bible while her brother gets all the credit. Comedy, 2 males, 1 female

 

Breakout: A progressive-minded worker at an educational software company is horrified to find out some of the side business the firm engages in. Produced in both Germany and Italy. Comedy, 3 males, 2 females

 

Dolls and Guys: A CPR instructor gets a little too attached to his Resusci-Annie dummy. Finalist for the Heideman Award. Comedy, 2 males, 2 females

 

Further Reflection: A shiftless 19-year-old is having trouble telling his parents he wants to drop out of college, so he recruits a bystander to help. But Paul has his own family problems to work through. Comedy, 2 males, 1 female

Letting Go: A dad decides the family will be better off if he fires his 11-year-old son. Comedy, 2 males, 2 females

 

Remainders: A group of books relegated to the library book sale have mixed reactions to their impending fates. Comedy, 2 males, 2 females

Replay: Faded videogame superstar Pac-Man gets another shot at stardom when he is found by an old nemesis. Comedy, 1 male, 2 males/females

Roadkill: Two redneck brothers try to top each other’s stories about what they ran over with their trucks. Comedy, 3 males

 

Schrodinger's Flat: A pair of academics arrive at an apartment-sitting gig to find they’ve been put in charge of an ethically dubious science experiment. Comedy, 1 male, 1 female

Star League: Matt hopes to cheer up his seriously ill brother Jason by getting him into fantasy football. Jason isn’t having it, but does have his own peculiar ideas about a fantasy league. Comedy, 2 males

Sojourn! (A Pizza Story): In this short musical, Henry David Thoreau escapes his cabin on Walden Pond to invade his sister's on pizza night. Co-written with Marty Moran. Comedy, 2 males, 1 female

 

The Stars in our Faults: Josh and Patty's relationship is built around Zodiac signs. So what happens when Josh finds out he may have gotten his birthdate wrong? Comedy, 3 males, 3 females

 

WYWH: A teenage girl in a chat room pursues romance with an unexpected new friend – a telegraph operator in 1881. Comedy, 2 males, 2 females

 

You Damn Well Can Take it With You: A professor turns to the Egyptian afterlife in an attempt to win back his ex-wife. Comedy, 1 male, 1 female