Please note: I have written two score of 10-minute plays. The ones below have either won awards or have been produced several times – except The End of Summer, my wife’s favorite.
- THE YANKS ARE COMING (2F, 1M)
When Gerard returns home after serving in World War II, he must decide if he’s going to pretend to be the war hero he’s not in order to keep alive his grandmother who lost so many loved ones in WWI.
- THE DAY SANTA IGNORED US (1F, 2M)
When a Jewish Mother confronts a dismissive department store Santa, her son is mortified – until Santa embraces them in a whole new way.
- THE END OF SUMMER (1F, 1M)
On the last day of summer, a divorced father tries to get his young daughter to accept a new life with her mother, who doesn’t see the beauty of watermelons falling from the sky.
- SAVED ON A DAY OF ATONEMENT (3F, 3M)
On the holiest day of the year, Oliver struggles to find his place in the sanctuary as others hold their place with varying degrees of justification.
- THE NAME GAME (2F, 4M)
About to be confronted by a man whose name he should easily know, Chuck struggles to refresh his memory – as the rest of the party-goers offer no help.
- STREETCAR SERENADE (1F, 1M)
While rehearsing the rape scene from A Streetcar Named Desire, two overmatched acting students connect to the sexual fury in an unexpected way.
- THE REDEMPTION OF A FOOTBALL WIDOW (1F, 1M)
A woman threatens to kill herself during the 1991 Super Bowl, and her husband, a life-long New York Giants fan, is caught between divided loyalties.
- PROPER BUSINESS ETIQUETTE (3M)
When two obsequious co-workers are told by their boss to engage in improper public conduct, they must decide if it’s worth demeaning their race and religion to save the jobs they worked so hard to get.
- TINTED WINDOW (1M, 1F)
As his dying wife urges him to leave her hospital room, Frank Meyer must decide if their boat is worth saving as the worst storm in years approaches.
- TALES FROM THE TITANIC & OTHER ONE-MINUTE PLAYS (2F, 2M)
The Titanic sinks and two people vie for the last seat on the last lifeboat. Romeo and Juliet fall in love and die. An unemployed plumber, a Super Bowl placekicker, a horny cat, and a physicist explore the concept of hate. All in one minute.
- EARLY MORNING APPOINTMENT (also a radio play) (1F, 1M)
It is early in the morning, and Mrs. Kartee is waiting for a service delivery call that she hopes won’t have an effect on the rest of her day – and possibly the rest of her life.
- SOCCER MOMS (2F)
A mother watching her daughter play soccer tries to convince herself that it’s just a game– when she knows it’s much more than that.
- AN ANSWER TO THEIR PRAYERS (1F, 1M)
When two young strangers meet in the back pew of a synagogue, they must decide if their unspoken bond is worth articulation – or whether these pretzels are making them thirsty.
- LAST SEAT ON THE TRAIN (2F, 2M)
There is one last seat on a crowded train, and no one is sure who should take it. Is chivalry still in play or is it every man (and woman) for himself?
- LOOKING FOR OUR TOWN (1F, 3M)
A Man goes to see a revival of Our Town with Spalding Gray and he gets caught in the middle of the action. A lot has changed in Our Town over the years, but does the message remain to the same?
- POLITICALLY INCORRECT DATING (1F, 1M)
Jessica has found the perfect date for her friend Scott, but there’s a problem: Scott, a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, may not be as open-minded as he thinks to pursue this dream person.
- MY LITTLE TRIP TO THE AIRPORT (1F, 1M)
Post 9-11, a man tries to navigate through airport security in a way that doesn’t trigger more alarm.
- YOUR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD PHARMACY (1F, 3M)
Charles Hill comes to the pharmacy to fill his prescription for social anxiety and finds an unexpected cure from the crowd he attracts.
- A CVS CHRISTMAS (1F, 1M)
During a public exchange on Christmas, a mother must decide if she’s willing to release her minor children upon ex-husband’s claim to be a new man.
- SUGAR DADDY (2F, 2M)
Bill and Wendy, an aging lawyer and a younger law student, try to keep the moral high road as they scoff at the intimate relationship developing between them and their colleagues.