Plays

Many of the following plays are available on The New Play Exchange

The Delays

90 mins, 3W, 3M

In an airport, where everyone is busy going somewhere, The Delays focuses on a group going nowhere. Taking place around the new year, and traveling back ten years, and then another ten years, the past lives of these characters slowly reveal themselves, while asking bigger questions.

[2019] Winner, Drammy Award for Outstanding Original Script

[2019] Production, Theatre Vertigo (Portland, OR) dir. Tamara Carroll

The Storyteller 

95 mins, 3W, 3M

Randi has lived off the grid with her father for as long as she can remember. She knows better than to question things—at least, until recently. Now she wants to know everything. She wants to know her story. But who’s going to tell it? A loose riff on The Tempest.

[2019] Staged Reading, Spooky Action Theater’s New Works in Action Reading Series (Washington, D.C.)

[2019] Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference

[2019] Staged Reading, Something Marvelous Festival of Magical Realism (Chicago, IL) dir. Claire Reinhart

[2018] Finalist, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference

[2018] Staged Reading, Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR), as part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Work dir. Caitlin Fisher-Draeger

BREAK 

90 mins, 2W, 2M

In the wake of tragedy and budget cuts, four teachers try to make it through a Monday.

[2019] Finalist, The Scratch: In Pencil Workshop Series

[2019] Finalist, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference

[2018] Staged Reading, Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR), produced by LineStorm Playwrights dir. Matt Pavik

< 3

90 mins, 4W, 2M

14-year-old Ellie is a good kid. It’s the worst. 25-year-old David is grown-up. It’s the worst. Tracy Maccarini’s got it figured out, though. She’s neither. Or both. Is it more dangerous to grow up too fast or too slowly?

[2019] Finalist, Kitchen Dog Theater’s New Works Festival

[2018] Staged Reading, Theatre Vertigo (Portland, OR) dir. Emilie Landmann

[2015] Staged Reading, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (McCall, ID) dir. Tira Palmquist

[2015] Semi-finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival

Portrait of the Widow Kinski

120 mins 2W, 2M

A promising artist falls into obscurity. Decades later, his widow, once a promising artist herself, works tirelessly to find an audience for his neglected work. A chance encounter yields the possibility of a gallery show and a critical reexamination, but the opportunity to finally secure her husband’s legacy forces her to take a hard look at the past.

[2017] Staged Reading, The Blank Theatre’s Living Room Series dir. Samantha Shada

[2016] Semi-finalist, The Bridge Initiative Writing Award

[2016] Semi-finalist, Ashland New Play Festival

[2014] Semi-finalist, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s Generations New Play Development Program

[2010] Staged Reading, JAW Playwrights Festival (Portland, OR) dir. Karin Magaldi

[2010] Staged Reading, Victory Gardens Theater (Chicago, IL) dir. Sandy Shinner

[2009] Staged Reading, Northwestern MFA showcase reading at Steppenwolf Theater Company through Remmy Bummpo Theatre Company (Chicago, IL) dir. James Bohnen

Love Scenes

90 mins, 3W, 3M, 1 Any

6 couples. 6 scenes. 1 apartment building. 24 hours. Ah, love.

[2019] Semi-finalist, New Comedies Festival at B Street Theatre

[2017] Staged Reading, Theatre Vertigo (Portland, OR) dir. Kristen Kraklow

[2012] Workshop Production, Brody Theater (Portland, OR) Produced as part of the Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works dir. Nicole Accuardi


10-Minute Plays

Commencement 

10 mins, 2W

[2019] Selected, We Ain’t Done Yet Festival at Arizona Theatre Matters

[2019] Staged Reading, Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR) as part of Small Bites with LineStorm Playwrights dir. Matt Gibson

Tri-Fold 

10 mins, 1W, 2M

[2019] Production, SouthWest StageWorks (Portland, OR) as part of A Short in the Wire: a collection of site-specific short plays written for Playwright’s West’s Teen West Project. dir. Matthew B. Zrebski

Rough Edge

10 mins 1W,1M

[2017] Staged Reading, Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR) as part of Portland in Play: Decades with LineStorm Playwrights. dir. Pat Moran

Off Duty

10 mins, 1W, 1M

[2017] Staged Reading, Hipbone Studio (Portland, OR) A part of Short and Sweet with LineStorm Playwrights dir. Paul Angelo

A Science Thing

10 mins, 1W, 1M

[2019] Winner, The Majestic Eight 10-Minute Play Festival (Corvallis, OR)

[2019] Finalist, Women Playwrights’ Initiative

[2016] Staged Reading, Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR) as part of Portland in Play with LineStorm Playwrights. dir. Debbie Lamedman

Cold Call

10 mins 2W, 1M

[2018] Staged Reading, Hyde Park Theatre (Austin, TX) as part of FronteraFest Short Fringe. dir. Heather Thiel

[2016] Staged Reading, Hipbone Studio (Portland, OR) A part of Short and Sweet:  a collection of 10-minute plays written by the P-Town Playwrights. dir. Susan Faust

The Night Builder 

10 mins 1W, 1M

[2013] Staged Reading, JAW Playwrights Festival dir. Philip Cuomo 2013

That Water Moment

10 mins 1W, 1M

[2012] Staged Reading, Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR) This play was commissioned for the JAW Playwrights Festival kick-off event. dir. Brandon Woolley

Ever-Fixed

10 mins, 1W, 1M

[2016] Finalist, Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville National Ten-Minute Play Contest

[2009] Staged Reading, Chicago Dramatist’s 10-Minute Workshop dir. Dexter Bullard

Without Ears

10 mins, 1W, 1M

[2009] Staged Reading, Northwestern University’s Master Clash short play festival dir. Cat Miller

[2007] Staged Reading, Chicago Dramatists 10-Minute Workshop dir. Ilesa Duncan