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Plays*

*Samples can be found on New Play Exchange.

Longer Plays (30+ minutes)

 

take care

2 Unspecified
After an accident leaves Eden in the hospital, a childhood friend reappears for the first time in years. Divided by distance, memories, and an 80" hospital bed - Elijah & Eden have a single night to reconnect or remember why they stopped talking 3+ years ago.

Through scars, old games, and new stories they determine whether they can help each other heal now or if they will simply reopen old wounds. take care is a darkly funny semi-love story about healing, forgiveness, and love in all forms that reminds us: mental & physical illnesses exist together, and scars are formed whether you leave or stay.

The Good Book of Hate
(in development) (working title)

3M, 2W, 1 Unspecified
After learning of his late Uncle’s passing, Andrew reopens a book he received from him many years before. Seeking answers, he’s quickly sucked into the gruesome images depicted in the book; a mix between a diary & a doctrine praising the Slender Man, Andrew witness’s his Uncle’s own journey into darkness. In an attempt to possible save his Uncle, he seeks to lure out the Slender Man to confront him. It is a play inspired by the current political climate (hatred without understanding), a deep fascination with horror, and an unfounded love for family member’s I’ve never really known. 

 

 

i hope this comes back to haunt you
(in development) (working title)

3M, 3F
A group of teenagers does something bad. Really bad, and made worse by the fact their friend is found dead the next day.

Afraid it will be traced back to them, they panic, and turn to witchcraft. However, in an attempt to discover whats in the discovered suicide note, they're forced to come face to face with their deceased friend, the consequences of their actions, and even perhaps a demon that snuck through. 

 
 

about // time 
(in development) (working title)

2M, 8W, 1 Unspecified:
A story of growing up told through the eyes of a group of millennials in Texas that makes us questions how much of our own story is actually just our own warped memory of where we've been. 

u n  i   v    e     r      s        e
(in development) (working title)

1W, 8 Unspecified
A 17 year old girl, Mallory embarks on a cross-country trip to attend her girlfriend's Homecoming Dance. Along the way, she encounters Trevor, who is hoping to leave behind his problems with his boyfriend. As their lives quickly become intertwined they’re forced to depend on each other to survive in this unstable state of perpetual motion.

 

The Runaway Project 
(in development) (working title)

3M, 2F, 5 Unspecified
A 17 year old girl, Mallory embarks on a cross-country trip to attend her girlfriend's Homecoming Dance. Along the way, she encounters Trevor, who is hoping to leave behind his problems with his boyfriend. As their lives quickly become intertwined they’re forced to depend on each other to survive in this unstable state of perpetual motion.

Set to the tune of songs like - Carly Rae Jepson’s Runaway with Me, BØRNS’ Electric Love, Troye Sivan's Youth, Bleacher’s Rollercoaster, and Kanye West’s Runaway - The Runaway Project is a play that explores the feelings of wanderlust, and embellishes unbounded feelings of youth.

 

Design by Sam Kerner

Photo by Austin Dowling

Kinderliminal

1M, 2F, 5+ Unspecified
A dance/theatre piece that explores  an enchanted forest as three people (two early twenty-somethings, and one younger sibling) venture into the forest to find a cure for their dad's fatal disease.

Once inside, they are confronted with things they have never seen before, and that will challenge their own beliefs and bonds to one another. 

IMPACT

4M, 3F
Trapped in a classroom in Lloyd B. Jones High School, students and their teacher try to wait out a disaster. Interlaced with monologues, each person recalls what they remember of the incident, and how it's changed their lives since. 

Exploring the controversial topic of a school shooting, IMPACT asks how big one person from the small town of Kingston can be.

Photo by Ian Eisenberg

Shorter Plays
(10 minutes or less)

Shit Outta Luck (The Bathroom Play)
Samantha & The Very Great, Too Large, Universe
Toddl(earn)ers
Small Packages (or Sacramomento)
Late Night Love
f*ckboys 101

Photo by: Andrew Valdez

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