Two beautiful vases sit on an art gallery shelf, but why does only one glow from within? A spiritual play. Dramedy (2F plus 2 offstage voices, one male, one female). Published in THE BEST 5-MINUTE PLAYS (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, a Division of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group).
Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters New! A struggling writer is visited by her deceased parents, who offer opposing advice on art versus commerce. Dramedy (1M, 2F).
The Cop and the Casting Director
An L.A. casting director desperately seeking a cop to cast in her new play tangles with a literal‐minded, newly‐arrived Midwestern transplant. Comedy (1M, 1F).
Gotta Say Goodbye New! A brush with death alters a woman's perspective on love. Dark comedy (1M, 2F).
Ten-Minute Play Descriptions:
Carwash; or In This Town, You Are What You Drive
A top movie producer, a newly-arrived small town girl, a wannabe starlet and a colorful carwash cashier cross paths at an L.A. carwash, but which car is whose? And does it really matter? Comedy (2M, 2F). Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2010, availablehere.
Frytz Mor and Kathryn Taylor
The Leading LadyNew! Two young actresses are auditioning; one always gets cast because of her "surgically enhanced" body. Will today be any different? And, who's really the leading lady? Comedy (3F).
A single woman visits an empty Southern California model home and fantasizes about living there, when surprised by a "family" just like the one she had been imagining. Comedy (1M, 2F, boy, girl).
Published in THE BEST TEN‐MINUTE PLAYS 2007, availablehere.
More Precious Than Diamonds
Deborah Png, Fay Gauthier and Marco Antonio Aguilar
A single woman turning 40 can't wait any longer for a Tiffany diamond and visits Tiffany's Beverly Hills with her married friend, where they meet a handsome but nerdy salesman who encourages her to try on an $84,900 ring, which gets stuck. Romantic Comedy (1M, 2F).
Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2009, availablehere. (There is also a musical version and CD; see below)
The Old West meets The Twilight Zone when a sophisticated Angeleno visits The Autry National Center. Comedy (1M, 2F). (There is also a musical version and CD; see below)
Jennifer Pearce, Fay Gauthier and Neil Unger
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace New!
An American Protestant woman sits in the confessional of a Catholic church in London. Why is she there? And what is she confessing? Drama (1M, 1F).
The Stone Cat
Two neighbors, one isolated and the other overly friendly, test the boundaries of friendship and reality. Comedy (2F).
Erin Neimeyer and Alicia Wheeler
Super 8 Versus Bacara Resort and Spa
Frytz Mor and Jennifer Pearce
A Hollywood producer trying to relax is annoyed by his next-door hotel guest, a sweet small town Southern girl; but is she really just an actress trying to get a part? Romantic Comedy (1M, 1F).
Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2009, availablehere.
The Truth About the Trash in the Trailer
Two very different L.A. sisters fly to Arizona to help their Great‐Aunt, a stranger, move into a nursing home‐at least, that's the plan... Comedy (3F).
Elain Rinehart, Fay Gauthier and Lizzie Thrasher
One-Act Play Description: The Start of Something Real
A model home stager invents the perfect man (client) to gear her home decor to, but when he shows up and claims the house, fireworks begin. Romantic comedy (1M, 1F).
Lizzie Thrasher and Kenny Johnston
Full-Length Play descriptions:
I Am Cottonwood
Based on the true life story of Dame Nellie Melba, the 19th-century superstar opera diva, who rose from the Outback of Australia to the heights of European society but sacrificed everything and everyone on her way to the top. Dame Nellie was a "guest" on Downton Abbey. Drama (7M, 2F and a boy, who can be played by an adult female. This includes doubling and male ensemble roles).
Silent Night A heartwarming story of family and friendship: A mute teen girl and her L.A. family move to a tiny Midwest town, where they experience culture clash and she finds her "voice" through handbells and Morse Code. Her father, a widower, also begins to see a widowed teacher in a new light. It all culminates on Christmas Eve... Dramedy (5M, 6F).
Talitha Ford of Kentucky After a life-transforming journey migrating West, a spoiled Southern belle comes to understand the evils of slavery and elopes with a Union soldier. Dramedy (can be done with a cast or 7, 11 or 25). For more information, see www.TalithaFordKentucky.com
Short Musical descriptions:
April in New York
The backstage intrigues of an Off‐Off Broadway cast which is rehearsing a musical based on the film "An Affair to Remember". Romantic Comedy (2M, 3F).
More Precious Than Diamonds: The Musical
Fay Gauthier and Marco Antonio Aguilar
"Fresh and pretty songs", "memorable tunes and lyrics". A single woman turning 40 can't wait any longer for a Tiffany diamond and visits Tiffany's Beverly Hills with her married friend, where they meet a handsome but nerdy salesman who encourages her to try on an $84,900 ring, which gets stuck; Romantic Comedy (1M, 2F). Listen to the cast album CD here!
More Precious Than Diamonds: The Musical charted as Top Album on CD Baby's Show Tunes! The 3 songs from the musical charted: #1, 2, 3 on CD Baby's Show Tunes and #1, 2, 3 on CD Baby's Musicals/Broadway! Buy it today! CD Baby(includes synopsis) iTunes Amazon
Museum Tour: The Musical Americana with a Broadway twist! The Old West meets The Twilight Zone when a sophisticated Angeleno visits a Western museum. Comedy (1M, 2F). Listen to the cast album CD here!
NEW! Museum Tour: The Musical released on CD Baby Buy it today!