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Short Plays & Sketches

DIVINE JUSTICE (2011) — 1 minute sketch

(1m or 1w) A man reaches the pearly gates to discover the true nature of divine justice.

Performances
October 6-31, 2011 (9 performances): Performed as part of DEATH, THE MUSICAL, Thunderclap Productions, Ovations, Houston, TX — Directed by Jimmy Phillips

June 12, 2011: Gi60 ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL, Screaming Media Productions, Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK

DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL (2011) — 5 minute sketch

(2m) A satire of conservative fears of what may happen on the battlefield if gay men can serve openly in the military.

Performances
September 14-15, 2012: Lone Star College-CyFair Performance Troupe, Cypress, TX
Reggie Choyce (Greg), Joan Valladares (Steve) — Directed by Derrick Madison

October 6-31, 2011 (9 performances): Performed as part of DEATH, THE MUSICAL, Thunderclap Productions, Ovations, Houston, TX
H. R. Bradford (Greg), Kregg Dailey (Steve) — Directed by Jimmy Phillips

RIDICINOL (2011) — 1 minute sketch

(1m/ 1 w) A satire of pharmaceutical ads where the list of side effects seem to outweigh the benefits.

Performances
September 14-15, 2012: Lone Star College-CyFair Performance Troupe, Cypress, TX — Directed by Aaron Alon
Reggie Choyce, Lauren Salazar

October 6-31, 2011 (9 performances): Performed as part of DEATH, THE MUSICAL, Thunderclap Productions, Ovations, Houston, TX
Kregg Dailey, Erin Roche — Directed by Jimmy Phillips

A GOOD TIME TO DIE (2011) — 5 minute sketch

(2m/ 2 w) A family seeks to avoid the inconvenience of an unexpected death.

Performances
September 14-15, 2012: Lone Star College-CyFair Performance Troupe, Cypress, TX
Arnold Araoz (father), Ashley Pendola (mother), Ruth Barlass (Amy), Herschel Levin (Justin) — Directed by Hana Soltero

October 6-31, 2011 (9 performances): Performed as part of DEATH, THE MUSICAL, Thunderclap Productions, Ovations, Houston, TX
Kregg Dailey (father), Erin Roche (mother), Ashley Maack (Amy), H.R. Bradford (Justin) — Directed by Jimmy Phillips

COMING HOME (2010) — 10 minutes

(2m) A man returns with his partner to the shabby motel room where he has learned he was conceived, in hopes of coming to grips with his origins.

Performance
August 25-28, 2011: 10×10 FESTIVAL OF SHORT PLAYS, Scriptwriters/Houston, Country Playhouse , Houston, TX
Russell Prince (Greg), Robert Meza (Ed) — Directed by Steve Carpentier

CLEANIN’ OUT MY CLOSET (2010) — 7 minutes (video)

(1m/1w) A black woman uses the moment when she and her son are trapped in a closet during a hurricane to tell him he was adopted.

Performances
October 16-18, 2015: North Park Playwright Festival, San Diego, CA
Shondavette Timms (mother), Pierre Charzell Grant (son) – Directed by Maridian Broadus

September 14-15, 2012: Lone Star College-CyFair Performance Troupe, Cypress, TX
Monica Cummings (mother), Brooks Burford (son) — Directed by Aaron Alon

November 4, 2010: Houston Community College, Houston, TX
Tamara Siler (mother), Julian Brashears (son) — Directed by Justin Doran

September 9-11 and 16-18, 2010: THE GREAT STORM (play series), Thunderclap Productions, Obsidian Art Space, Houston, TX
Tamara Siler (mother), Julian Brashears (son) — Directed by Justin Doran

VERTEX (2010) — 10 minutes

(1m/1w) A couple sits on the floor after Hurricane Ike, waiting for the power to come on and thinking about when the busy world resumes.

Performance
September 9-11 and 16-18, 2010: THE GREAT STORM (play series), Thunderclap Productions, Obsidian Art Space, Houston, TX
Leighza Walker (Lisa), Scott Holmes (Tony) — Directed by Ricky Welch

INQUIETUDE (2009) — 10 minutes

(3m/2w) After two men make love, one of them struggles to stay in the moment, as his thoughts refuse to quiet.

Reading
April 19, 2010: Scriptwriters/Houston Readings, The Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX
Brad Goertz (Him), Chris Keller (Me), Louis Crespo (Thoughts), Eva LaPorte (Backup 1), Kathy Drum (Backup 2) — Directed by Leighza Walker

TRAPPED (2009) — 10 minutes

(1m/1w) When a mother and son take shelter from a storm in a closet, the son discovers that the biggest threat lies within the walls of his home.

THE TALK (2009) — 10-15 minutes

(3m/1w) When Jack comes to pick up Lisa for their first date, Lisa’s Father has some surprising questions about Jack’s sexual history.

Reading

April 19, 2010: Scriptwriters/Houston Readings, The Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX
Louis Crespo (Jack), Tom Stell (Mr. Johannson), Eva LaPorte (Mrs. Johannson), Norm Dillon (Bobby) — Directed by Leighza Walker

THE GREAT STORM (2009) — 10-15 minutes (video)

(3m/2w or 2m/3w) In what Outsmart Magazine calls a “fast moving and electric” play (Donalevan Maines, Oct. 2010), five people reflect on their experiences of Hurricane Ike through “a powerful chain of interlinking monologues” (Lee Williams, The Houston Press).

Performances
September 9-11 and 16-18, 2010: THE GREAT STORM (play series), Thunderclap Productions, Obsidian Art Space, Houston, TX
Lisa Schofield (NY Woman), Chris Pool (Galveston Man), Keenan Hurley (Teen), Tamara Siler (Galveston Woman), Star Hinson (Katrina Survivor) — Directed by Aaron Alon

August 26-29, 2010: THE 10×10 SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL, Country Playhouse, Houston, TX
Lisa Schofield (NY Woman), Mike McDermott (Galveston Man), Aaron Tallman (Teen), Rebecca Seabrook (Galveston Woman), Michelle James (Katrina Survivor) — Directed by Debra Schultz

Readings
September 26, 2009: THE IKE PLAYS, Island Etc. at the Strand Theatre, Galveston, TX
Zona Jane Meyer (NY Woman), Nelson Heggen (Galveston Man), Tristan Emig (Teen), Joyce Anastasia Murray (Galveston Woman), Nicholas Burks (Katrina Survivor) — Directed by MJ Wilson Emig

February 28, 2010: WORDS & WINE READING SERIES, Joria Mainstages, New York City, NY

Honors
2010 10×10 Official Selection, Houston 10×10 Festival of Short Plays

FAMILY PORTRAIT (2009) — 10 minutes

(3m/2w) A dysfunctional family gathers for its annual family portrait

Performances

April 14-16, 2016: THUMBNAIL THEATRE FESTIVAL, Lone Star College-CyFair, Cypress, TX
Elizabeth Barry (Mrs. Redding), Sara Gollogly (Debbie), Martell Wallace (Alex), Kirthdale Griffith (Peter), Edward Henrickson (John Harrington) — Directed by Robert Hurlburt

January 15-25, 2016: SHOWOFF! Festival of Short Plays, Camino Real Playhouse, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Kathryn Fischer (Mrs. Redding), Jack Aldridge (Alex), Ian Rattray (Peter), Sabrina Paris (John Harrington) — Directed by Rick Kerrigan

December 8-12, 2010: NativeAliens Theatre Collective, The Drilling CompaNY Theatre, New York, NY
Elizabeth Ann (Mrs. Redding), Lauren Kampf (Debbie), Andy Costen (Alex), Robert A. K. Gonyo (Peter), Brendan Rothman-Hicks (John Harrington) — Directed by Danny Meza

April 16-17 and 23-24, 2010: A THOUSAND WORDS: THE MUSEUM PLAYS, The Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX
Zona Jane Myer (Mrs. Redding), Rebecca Cansler (Debbie), Brad Goertz (Alex), Tom Stell (Peter), Michael Bowen (John Harrington) — Directed by Leighza Walker

August 14-16, 2009: THE 10×10 SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL, Country Playhouse, Houston, TX
Tess Wells (Mrs. Redding), Stacy Spaeth (Debbie), Robert Sayre (Alex), John Boran (Peter), Joe Floyd (John Harrington) — Directed by Jack Dunlop

Readings
March 15, 2009: READERS’ THEATRE, Theatre Southwest, Houston, TX
Sue Mortenson (Mrs. Redding), Suzanne King (Debbie), Chris Keller (Alex), Sam Martinez (Peter), Garrett Schumann (John Harrington)

Honors
Audience Choice Award, 2009 Readers’ Theatre, Theatre Southwest (March 2009)

Judges’ Choice Award (2nd place), 2009 10×10 Festival of Short Plays, Scriptwriters/Houston (August 2009)

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