PUBLICATIONS

Best 10-Minute Plays: 2021

Here is our 31st Anniversary edition of exciting ten-minute plays. In this volume you will find thirty terrific new ten-minute plays written in a variety of styles, some are realistic plays; some are not. Some are comic, some dramatic. The ten-minute play form lends itself well to experimentation in style. A playwright can have fun with a device which couldn't be sustained well in a longer play.

Best 10-Minute Plays: 2021

Smith & Kraus

The Best Women's Stage Monologues 2020

Here is our 30th Anniversary edition of an exciting collection of monologues for women, most of which are from plays for ages 13 to 70+ and some ageless too! The age of the character is indicated in each monologue. All represent the best in contemporary playwriting. Included are monologues by June Guralnick, Christopher Woods, Susan Eva Haar, Jonathan Josephson, John McEneny, Kerry Muir, Carol Lashof, Aleks Merilo, Dorothea Cahan, James McLindon, Rex McGregor, Andrea Fleck Clardy, Gabriel Davis, Monte Monteleagre, Diana Burbano, Cassie Seinuk, Elayne Heilveil, Jennifer Fell Hayes, T.J. Walsh, Bill Manley, Stephen Laroque, Arthur Boatin, Adam Szymkowicz, Barbara Blatner, Michael Hilton, Bara Swain, Ralph Greco, Jr., David-Matthew Barnes, David Simpatico, Donna Spector.

The Best Women's Stage Monologues 2020

Smith & Kraus

Stage It! 5

Featuring my schmatltzy-sweet short play, Jorge Hosts Chanukah.


Twenty plays selected from the international competition Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival through the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. Authors include Lynn Aylward, Stephanie Bok, Dan Borengasser, Steven Bucko, Aladen Gulmohamad, Uma Incrocci, Jonathan Josephson, Jim Lunsford, Craig Moeckly, John Molina, Morey Norkin, Madeline Puccioni, Shelley Stolaroff Segal, Frank Shima, Judd Lear Silverman, Daniel Tobias, Carl L. Williams, Dawn Wilson and Davoud Zarif. Playwrights hail from across the USA and include writers from Japan and Iran! An eclectic set of short plays from comedy to drama to existential to Zoom, and everything in between.

Stage It! 5

Bonita Springs Performing Arts Center

Seven Deadly Tens

 

1. LUST:  THIS HUNGRY CHURCHYARD - Three days after the star-crossed lovers met their untimely end, Benvolio and Rosaline confront their innermost desires.  (2 M, 2 F)

2.  PRIDE:  DAVE'S EPIC 40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY - Is revenge a dish best served cold? Or steaming, sweltering hot…  (2 M)

3.  GREED:  THE TALE OF DAKOTA DAWSON - A comic riff on a Wild West shoot out, set in a San Francisco ad agency.  (1 M, 1 F, 2 Any)

4.  ENVY:  DOSTOEVSKY - Bros-turned-frenemies finally clash when office politics get personal.  (3 M)

5.  GLUTTONY:  THE CAUTIONARY TALE OF "BIG ED" DELAHANTY - The true story of the mysterious death of a 19th century Hall of Fame baseball player.  (1 M, 2 F, 3 Any)

6.  WRATH:  RUNED - Can Bunning and his hapless sidekicks survive a dire curse by pulling a fast one on a crazed literary rival?  (4 Any)

7.  SLOTH:  TUPPERWARE - Zeke hasn’t been paying attention. His life is falling apart all around him and his friends are the only ones who see it.  (4 M)

Seven Deadly Tens

Original Works Publishing

OOB 41st Collection

After a hate crime shocks their community, newly instated Rabbi Gold will try to help Grandpa widen his world view.
This ain't gonna be easy.

Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi premiered in the 41st Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (FESTIVAL WINNER)

OOB 41st Collection

Concord Theatricals

Humana Festival 2013

Includes my 10-minute play and a host of fantastic scripts  by some of my all time favorite playwrights.

For licensing information, please visit PlayScripts.com.

Humana Festival 2013

Playscripts

Wicked Lit: Volume I

The collection includes my adaptations of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "The Chimes: A Goblin Story," "Las Llaronas" and "The Grove of Rashomon."

 

"Wicked Lit" is a dynamic new collection of plays adapted from the classic horror literature of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving, H.P. Lovecraft, and more. These timeless stories have been ambitiously reimagined to create surprising and impactful theatrical experiences. Originally devised as immersive theater, the shows in the "Wicked Lit" collection have previously been staged in cemeteries, museums, mansions, and hotels. Produce them in a theater or in a creative guerrilla setting and watch these chilling horror classics come alive.

For licensing information please visit stagerights.com.

Wicked Lit: Volume I

Stage Rights

Wicked Lit: Volume II

The collection includes my adaptations of "A Ghost Story," "The New Catacomb," and "Anansi and the Demons."

 

"Wickedly creative!" —Pasadena Weekly "There is nothing else quite like 'Wicked Lit.'" —LA Examiner "'Wicked Lit' is an amazing opportunity to feel the thrill of true fear!" —Scary Horror News "Wicked Lit" is a dynamic new collection of plays adapted from the classic horror literature of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving, H.P. Lovecraft, and more. These timeless stories have been ambitiously reimagined to create surprising and impactful theatrical experiences. Originally devised as immersive theater, the shows in the "Wicked Lit" collection have previously been staged in cemeteries, museums, mansions, and hotels. Produce them in a theater or in a creative guerrilla setting and watch these chilling horror classics come alive.

For licensing information please visit stagerights.com.

Wicked Lit: Volume II

Stage Rights

The Legend(s) of Sleepy Hollow

You know one version, the popular version, of Washington Irving’s tale of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow – but wouldn’t you like to know what really happened on that fateful night that Ichabod encountered the Horseman? This play reveals all from the point-of-view of the one character who was there and knows the whole truth: Ichabod Cranes’s horse, Gunpowder.

For licensing information please visit stagerights.com.

The Legend(s) of Sleepy Hollow

Stage Rights

Great Short Plays Volume 10

This collection includes the licensing edition of 27 Ways I Didn't Say "Hi" to Laurence Fishburne as well as nine other wildly funny and dramatic short plays.

For licensing information, please visit playscripts.com.

Great Short Plays Volume 10

Playscripts

Best 10-minute Plays of 2019

Welcome to our new book of ten-minute plays, chosen for you by the team at True Acting Institute. For the first time, the content of this classic book was chosen as a result of a playwriting competition with three winning categories.


The collection includes recognition of two of my plays named Second Place Winners (top 60 out of over 3,000 submissions): The Tale of Dakota Dawson and Phone Friend.

Best 10-minute Plays of 2019

Smith & Kraus

Stage It! 3

Third installment of the popular STAGE IT! series of short play collections. Mostly comedies in this edition but all types of plays are here. Verse play, existential, dramas... These are the winners of the 2019 Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival.

The collection includes my short comedy This Hungry Churchyard, an Act VI, Scene I of Romeo and Juliet.

Stage It! 3

Bonita Springs Performing Arts Center