Scripts for Sale
ENGAGING SHAW—(2M, 2W) The hilarious true story of Irish playwright Bernard Shaw’s relationship with wealthy heiress Charlotte Payne-Townshend. According to her, “no man can resist a woman once she has set her sights upon him, unless thwarted by another woman.” But confirmed bachelor Shaw may prove to be more than she bargained for.
BLAME IT ON BECKETT—(2M, 2W) Heidi Bishop is a wide-eyed dramaturgy intern, eager to better American drama. What she encounters instead is an endless stream of bad scripts by desperate playwrights and an office filled with cynicism and turf battles, led by her bitterly hilarious boss Jim Foley. When Heidi’s efforts to improve things run into unintended con-sequences, she is forced to confront idealism with reality to save her career, reputation, and relationships.
PLAY DATE—(1M, 1W) Six parents bring their children together for a morning of fun. But it’s the grownups who are naughty while the children play in the next room.
STONEWALL’S BUST—(3M, 4W, 1 Either) A New Yorker breaks a priceless statue in a Confederate heritage museum, setting in motion a series of ever-expanding lies that could cost him his reputation, his life, and the woman he loves.
CIVILIZING LUSBY—(3M, 2W) A tragedy with jokes. Two businessmen try to force a waterman off his property to make a killing on the railroad. But the waterman plans to make a killing of his own. Now available in the 2014 GPTC Reader.
JACK THE TICKET RIPPER—(4M, 4-6W) Think a life in the theater is easy? Then you don't know Jack! A ticket taker is replaced by an optical scanner in this hilarious revenge comedy which The Washington CityPaper called "magnificent, hilarious fun. Jack should be on everyone's Must See list."
THE LITTLE FARMER—(4M, 1W) A peasant plots revenge on the citizens of a village who mock him. A dark comedy adapted from the Brothers Grimm.
LARRY’S RESOLUTION—(2M, 1W) A man seeks assistance at a nearby home. What he finds is a comic crucible of faith, sexuality, and bad toupees.
THE PERIODONTAL BLUES—(3M, 1W) Two losers ponder the meaning of existence. Can it be as simple as flossing daily? Published in the OAPD Anthology Ah, Here Comes Godot Now.
FOUR DECADES ONE COMMUNITY—(4M, 8W) The history of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance as told by its members. This script was commissioned for the 40th anniversary gala of the organization. All proceeds from the sale and production of this play benefit the TS Alliance.
MEN AND PARTS—(1M, 2W) Hilarious! Two women play “Can You Top This?” over famous men they have dumped. A finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville, now available in the 2012 Best Ten Minute Plays anthology from Smith and Kraus.
Helinsky Dramaturgy: Website of the hardest working dramaturg in show business, Heather Helinsky.
Humble Beauty: Official website of a wonderful documentary about skid row artists in L.A.
Maryland State Arts Council: I offer playwriting residencies through their Arts in Education program. If you are a Maryland teacher and would like me to do a residency at your school, check it out. All other residency inquiries should be sent via e-mail.
Stageplays.com: A site that promotes plays and playwrights.
KevinCarolan.com: Official site of very funny actor Kevin Carolan, who has appeared in a number of my plays.
Claudia-Barnett.com: Official site of a wonderful playwright whose work you must read and produce!
JackobHofmann.com: Website of one of my favorite directors in New York.