Ten-Minute/Short Plays

“Terraform” (10 min.) – On a terraformed Mars, two coworkers wait to watch a large asteroid hit Earth and argue about the ethics of living on Mars. Published in Chaotic Merge Magazine Issue 3 (1/2022).

“Savior” (10 min. version) – A amnesiac girl wakes up on a ship after being rescued at sea by a mysterious fisherman. Published in INK Magazine Volume 11 (fall 2016).

“297” (5 min.) – Inspired in part by the failed Bill 297 of Iowa, an attempted anti-abortion bill in 2017. An Iowa state senator bursts into an illegal abortion clinic looking for his wife.

“Red” (5-10 min.) – A queer reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood and how society defines “womanhood.” Published in The Translate Iowa Project’s Boundless volume 1 and also translated into Russian by Irina Kuznetsova (spring 2017).

“You Too” (10 min.) – A short play and monologue about the proliferation of rape culture by victim-blaming. Published in the Translate Iowa Project’s Boundless volume 3 and also translated into Chinese by Lynn Wang (spring 2019).

“Truant” (10 min.) – In China, an American drama teacher and her boss butt heads regarding art and education versus profit.

“Talking Ethics Before Ethics Class” (5 min.) – A Zoom play taking place at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, where two classmates argue over the ethics of hoarding toilet paper and food. Available on the Zoom Plays database by Project Y Theatre.

“The God Particle” (10 min.) – In the near future, two scientists experiment on a child to try and find God.

“Twenty-Three Years Later” (5 min.) – A play remembering Boulder shooting victim Neven Stanisic, for Code Red Playwrights. Available to read on New Play Exchange.

“With a Whimper” (5 min.) – Two lovers sit just before the end of the world and process that the end is near.

“Like a Second Mother” (10 min.) – A telephone/audio play about a growing rift between one niece and aunt regarding abuse in the family.

“Thanks for the Second Amendment” (10 min.) – While traveling around the UK, an American and a British person argue about mass shootings, American gun culture, and lack of empathy.

“The Dimension Traveler” (10 min.) – A dimension traveler pays one last visit to a world that must end and meets the world’s caretaker.

“Bloody Hope” (10 min.) – In the apocalypse, surviving is more than just staying alive: it is getting past guilt too.

“The Girls” (10 min.) – Three teenage girls open up at a sleepover at what gnaws at their souls.

“Another Beer” (10 min.) – A son feels he doesn’t live up to his father’s definition of manhood and decides to join the military, much to his father’s dismay.

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