Playing With Fired

TEN MINUTE: In order to get the job of her dreams, a young ambitious candidate has to fire the man who currently holds the position.

First Place: Smith & Kraus' Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2019
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Playing With Fired

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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    31 Oct. 2019
    Wonderful! Funny! The twist at the end works great! Sam works really really hard to get what she wants, and that's the kind of hard work that pays off in a play, because it adds to the tension that the task is not easy, and it keeps the stakes high and shows the depth of her character and just how far she's willing to go. The twist is the icing on the cake because it seems like such a surprise, and then the ending is inevitable in retrospect. Just what you want in a 10 minute play!
  • Rachael Carnes:
    30 Oct. 2019
    What a charming piece of theatre! Bright and funny - Hayet's play has all the goods. No wonder it's an award-winner. Any team would have a field day with this one, lots of great moments and characters as warm as they are hilarious.
  • Adam Szudrich:
    20 Jun. 2019
    Such a brilliant play, full of heart and humor. I didn’t want it to end, but it felt perfect when it did. Playing With Fired would steal the show at any 10 minute festival.

Character Information

  • JOHN
    40's,
    Male
    The Senior VP of J.C. Toys, Inc.
  • SAM
    20's,
    Female
  • RONALD
    mid/late 40's,
    Male

Production History

  • University
    ,
    The College at Brockport
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    Mynderse Academy
    ,
    2019
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Seoul Players
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    Phillips Academy Andover
    ,
    2019
  • Community Theater
    ,
    City Theatre of Independence
    ,
    2018

Awards

First Place: Best Ten Minute Plays of 2019
,
Smith & Kraus
,
2019
Winner
,
Outstanding Scene
,
SUNY Oswego Dramafest
,
2019
Runner Up
,
Best Script
,
City Theatre of Independence
,
2018
Runner Up
,
Best Overall Production
,
City Theatre of Independence
,
2018