One is the Road

SHORT PLAY
Our protagonist drives home from vacation with his wife. He relates to us the 7 things he is thinking and doing moment-to-moment over the course of a crucial five minutes in his life.

(2014 Nominee for Best Short Script -- New York Innovative Theatre Awards)
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One is the Road

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  • Doug DeVita:
    24 Jun. 2021
    An excellent example of a stream of consciousness monologue that is cogent, forceful, beautifully written, and unforgettable. What an opportunity for an actor to use these words to take us along with them on this realistic, engaging, and ultimately heartbreaking road trip.
  • Elana Gartner:
    22 Jun. 2021
    Poetic and rhythmic, "One is the Road" builds in its tension. Highly relatable for audience members stuck in a car with someone whom they love but who is just having an annoying moment and for those audience members who are hard on themselves.
  • Hilary Bluestein-Lyons:
    19 Jun. 2021
    This is a perfect monologue. It's poetic in so many ways, the rhythm, the language, the repetition, the music, the emotion, the story. With every count, I am seeing the car, the tires, Valerie's face, their relationship, his brain repeating those moments over and over, and the anguish in his heart.

Production History

  • Professional
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    Short + Sweet Theatre Festival, Sydney, Australia
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    2021
  • Fringe
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    Mind The Gap Theatre Company, Housebound Series, NYC (YouTube)
    ,
    2021
  • Fringe
    ,
    Writer's Block Radio Hour - Longform 3 - Scotland, UK (radio program)
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
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    Lucky Penny Productions, Napa, California
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    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Midwest Dramatists Conference, Olanthe, Kansas
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    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Hen & Chickens Theater Bar, London, UK
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    2014
  • Professional
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    Workshop Theater Company, NYC
    ,
    2013
  • Professional
    ,
    Vital Theater Company, NYC
    ,
    2004

Awards

Nominated for Best Short Script
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New York Innovative Theatre Awards
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2014