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TEN-MINUTE PLAYS (AND SHORTER!)

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Two superheroes are chained to chairs while a supervillain rants
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

 

Two parents and their daughter are questioned by a school official
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. Finalist for the Heideman Award.

 

Comedy, 2 males, 3 females

 

A young man and woman talk holding cellphones
I, Phone

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

 

Comedy, 2 males, 2 females

 

A boss in a suit points a gun at a woman in camouflage
Breakout

 

A progressive-minded worker at an educational software company is horrified to find out some of the side business the firm engages in.

 

Comedy, 3 males, 2 females

 

A woman yells at a man with his hands over his ears
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

 

A man and a woman talk on a hiking trail

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

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

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

 

Downtown Odds: A skeptical young man and the man who's about marry his father have it out over a game of craps. Comedy, 2 males, 1 any gender

Engels in the Outfield: The founders of Communism take in a baseball game. Co-written with Marty Moran. Musical comedy, 4 males

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 any gender

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): Henry David Thoreau escapes his cabin on Walden Pond to invade his sister's on pizza night. Co-written with Marty Moran. Musical 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

By Request (1-minute play): A criminal on the run calls in to a radio request show. Comedy, 1 male, 1 female

WTF (1-minute play): A couple communicate with each other through increasingly obscure and complicated acronyms. Comedy, 1 male, 1 female

 

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