All of these plays are available through my publisher, Pioneer Drama Service.
Real Pirates Don't Wear Tiaras
Comedy, 5M/6F/1U, 70min
To be published Fall 2019
After their princes sail off in pursuit of the dread pirate Blacktooth, five pampered princesses pose as pirates so that they can experience the romance of the sea themselves. Unfortunately, they discover that the life as a pirate ain't all it's cracked up to be. The food stinks, the rats are rude, and the captain--well, he bears an uncanny resemblance to Blacktooth himself!
Babka Without Borders
Comedy/Drama, 8M/11F/2 Either, Optional doubling, Extras, 80min
2nd Place, 2018 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence
The Harmony Cafe could be any quaint European restaurant except for one thing. A line of paint, and the international border it represents, runs smack dab through the middle of it. The loyal staff nimbly manages the multiple border crossings required to serve a single meal, but when the two countries go to war and the border is closed, it takes a whole new level of cooperation to keep the place in business. For more info, click here.
The Purrfect Crime
Comedy, 3M/6F/1 Either, 90min
A Texas cattleman gets his revenge on his uncaring family by leaving his entire 36 million dollar fortune to his cat. Now the family must learn to work together in order to save Wiggles from a pair of crooks posing as pet psychics. For more info, click here.
Wicked Is As Wicked Does
Comedy, 7M/12F/9 Either, 60min
10 productions since 2017
In this follow-up to the famous fairy tales, the four Wickeds--Snow White's Wicked Queen, Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother, Sleeping Beauty's Wicked Fairy and the Frog Prince's Wicked Witch--fight back after learning of a fiendish plot to banish them to an icy wasteland. For more info, click here.
The Enchanted Bookshop
Comedy, 8M/9F/6 Either, 60min
108 productions since 2017
After a band of diamond smugglers use a bookshop as a dropoff point, Dorothy, Robin Hood, Heidi, Tom Sawyer, Pollyanna and Sherlock Holmes team up to defeat the bad guys--even if it means risking their very existence. For more info, click here.
The Stinky Feet Gang
Comedy/Western, 10M/8F, 55min
26 productions since 2017
Maladorous Mel and his gang of outlaws have a secret weapon: their smelly feet, guaranteed to incapacitate anyone at a distance of twenty yards. Only Rose Peddles and the other flower-named shopkeepers of Garden City can stop them. All they have to do is outstink these stinky stinkers. For more info, click here.
Trouble in Paradise Junction
Comedy, 10M/15F, Optional doubling, Extras, 75min
36 productions since 2016
When a TV network offers "the best little town on earth" five million dollars to film a reality show there, the townsfolk jump at the chance. But host Wink Smiley has his own agenda. To boost the show's ratings, he plans to trick the residents into destroying their beloved town on live television. For more info, click here.
How I Met Your Mummy
Farce, 5M/6F, 85min
Winner, 2015 Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Play Competition for Youth Theatre
52 productions since 2015
The O. Howe Dulle Museum is about to unveil their latest find--a mysterious mummy named Yo-Wut-Sup--and everyone wants to get their hands on him. Can Melvin Trimble, the world's most cowardly security guard, stop them? Or will he be left taking the "wrap"? For more info, click here.
You're Driving Me Crazy!
Comedy, 2-5M/5-8F, 40min
Director's Choice Award, 2014 Short + Sweet Theatre Festival, Canberra, Australia
143 productions since 2016
A collection of four 10-minute plays exploring the wacky world of driver's ed class. For more info, click here.
#1: A teenage boy discovers that his driver's ed teacher doesn't know the first thing about driving a car.
#2: A teenage girl bring some unexpected guests to her driver's ed class.
#3: A teenage boy gets the backseat driver from hell when he's forced to share a driver's ed car with his temperamental ex-girlfriend.
#4: A teenage girl can't break away from her smartphone long enough to learn how to drive.
Million Dollar Meatballs
Farce, 4M/4F/4 Either, 90min
94 productions since 2015
Two bumbling thieves pose as French chefs while hunting for the seven priceless diamonds they lost in a plate of meatballs. For more info, click here.
Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye
Comedy/Mystery, 6M/11F/12 Either, 60min
Winner, 2014 Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Play Competition for Youth Theatre
137 productions since 2015
Fairy Tale Land has been hit by a wave of nefarious crimes. Could an evil mastermind be behind them all? Only hard-boiled detective Rumpelstiltskin can crack this case. For more info, click here.
The Butler Did It!
Comedy/Mystery, 4M/5F, 120min
Winner, 2012 Cheyenne Little Theatre Players New Play Project
119 productions since 2013
After a womanizing cad is found stabbed to death in an old English manor, the family's loyal butler is accused of the crime. Now he's got to find the real murderer--while tied to a chair. For more info, click here.
Long Tall Lester
Comedy/Western, 3-6M/2-5F, 30min
Winner, 2011 New Rocky Mountain Voices Competition
78 productions since 2012
In the Old West, a meek encyclopedia salesman is drafted to fight a notorious outlaw. But he shocks the townspeople when he refuses to use a gun, insisting brains are more powerful than brawn. For more info, click here.
The _urloined Letter
Comedy/Mystery, 3-5M/3-5F, 30min
Semifinalist, 2007 Nantucket Short Play Competition
54 productions since 2011
A beautiful nightclub singer hires a hard-boiled detective to find her missing letter. Only it's not an old love letter. It's the letter P. And without it, she can't sing, let alone recite "Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers". For more info, click here.
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Babka Without Borders
Comedy, 11F/8M/2U, 80min
2nd Place, 2013 McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition
A cafe which straddles the border between two mythical European countries strives to maintain peace after one of those countries declares war on the other. World premiere opportunity available!
Lights! Camera! Murder!
Comedy/Mystery, 4M/5F, 75min
Finalist, 2017 World Series of Screenwriting
In 1948, a temperamental movie star drops dead during the shooting of a detective film and the film's perky young press agent takes it upon herself to find the man's killer. To read a sample, click here.
The Bow Wow Detectives
Comedy, 10M/13F/12 Either, 60min
Winner, 2018 Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Play Competition for Youth Theatre
Follow Sherlock Bones and Sam Spayed as they uncover a fiendish plot to turn all the town's dogs into cats. World premiere opportunity available! To read a sample, click here.
The Last Radio Show
Farce, 5M/5F, 120min
Honorable Mention, 2016 Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Play Competition for Youth Theatre
It's 1946, and KUKU Radio is in trouble. Their broadcast tower keeps falling over. The electric company is about to cut off their power. And now a mysterious series of "accidents" threatens to shut them down for good. To read a sample, click here.
Farce, 3M/3F, 90min
A neurotic young barrister sets off a disastrous chain of events at a cocktail party when, in an attempt to disprove the butterfly effect, he randomly tosses an olive. World premiere opportunity available! To read a sample, click here.
Kill the Critic!
Farce, 7M/2F, 90min
2nd Place, 2013 McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition
2nd Place, 2013 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence
On the night of his Broadway debut, Trevor Stanton kidnaps New York City's most powerful theatre critic to prevent him from writing a bad review. There's just one problem. Trevor accidentally poisons the critic, and as showtime nears he must take increasingly desperate measures to hide the corpse from a parade of outrageous characters. To read a sample, click here.
The Real Meaning of Things
Drama, 1M/1F, 10min
Georgia O'Keeffe finds new inspiration when her car breaks down in the New Mexico desert. World premiere opportunity available! To read a sample, click here.
Fear of Clowns
Comedy, 2 Either, 10min
A clown seeks help from a psychiatrist for his lifelong fear of people. To read a sample, click here.
Drama, 2M, 10min
A middle-aged businessman seeks an explanation from his father after the old man is arrested for shoplifting. To read a sample, click here.
Table for Three
Comedy, 1M/2F, 10min
A romantic anniversary dinner turns ugly after the couple is repeatedly interrupted by a teary-eyed waitress.
How Not to Behave at the Theatre
Comedy, 2M/4F, 10min
A hot-headed Hamlet attempts to teach two clueless teenagers the rules of theatre etiquette. A fresh, fun way to make that pre-show "no pagers or cell phones" announcement. World premiere opportunity available! To read a sample, click here.