SHORT PLAYS

THE GAME

1W 1M

A man and women in the 1400s meet and fall in love. From childhood into old age, their relationship changes. Over a series of five games, they arrive at a final choice of whether to be together.

2020 Published by Samuel French

2020 Virtual Reading with Theatre Masters

2019 Staged Reading with Broke People Theatre

2019 Staged Reading with NYU Tisch Bespoke

BLACK OU NOIR

2W 1M

When a soon-to-be-detective is woken at 5 AM, there’s sure to be trouble. In comes a panicked Femme carrying a dangerous word, shortly followed by Fatale. Told in two scenes, it’s the beginning and end of a detective’s career, a comedic whirlwind of film noir, seduction, danger, and love.

2019 Staged Reading with The Barrow Group

2019 Audio Production with Theatre in the Sound

2014 Production with Eclectic Theatre

2013 Production with Boston Shotz

KNAPPOGUE

2W

Less than 10 minutes before the end of the world, sisters Sarah and Imogen try to decide how to spend their final moments. Funny, poignant, and sometimes crude, the sisters realize they already have done everything they need to do.

2019 Production with ScriptShop

2018 Staged Reading with Women's Theatre Festival

2016 Production with 14/48 Theatre Festival

BRIKELAK

2 Any Gender

An apocalyptic world, two strangers (one human, one not), and an attempt to understand each other.

2019 Audio Production with Theatre in the Sound

2019 Production with Navigators Theatre

2018 Production with Boston Shotz

BENNIE

3W 2-3M

12 year old Sally fancies herself a film noir detective. When she discovers her pet rabbit Bennie missing, she follows the clues with her best friend Gunther. Darkly humorous, this film noir spoof plays with language and shows that you can’t trust anybody.

2017 Production with FAU Theatre Lab

2015 Production with ACME Theatre

2015 Production with 14/48 & Cafe Nordo

LITTLE RED: A CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

1W  2 Any Gender

Little Red’s father has been kidnapped by a dragon, so obviously she goes on a quest to rescue him. A fractured fairy tale with many sons, tests, and transformations. Throughout the play, the audience decides what Little Red does next on her quest.

2016 Production with Open Space Arts

2015 Production with Barnyard Theatre

2015 Production with Eclectic Theatre

SUPERHERO

2W 1M

“I’ve decided to become a superhero.” A career counselor encourages one of her high school students to pursue his unreasonable dream, but cannot support her own daughter’s choice for the future.

2014 Production with ACME Theatre

2013 Production with Theatre Battery

LET ME GO

2W 1M

This skeleton of a love story follows a woman after a break up, and the man she broke up with as he enters a new relationship. Sometimes the best thing is to let someone go.

2020 Virtual Production with Broke People Theatre

2013 Production with Bare Bodkin

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“I never make sense. I ramble. I always ramble, and deviate, and return, and these words come out and I love them, I love hearing myself speak. I thought that’s what I bring, I bring these rambling things and that’s me.” - Break

© 2020 by Lindsay Carpenter