Sugar

Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2023 (Smith and Kraus)
Selected for Little Fish Theatre's 2023 PICK OF THE VINE, Lakeshore Players' 2022 10-Minute Play Festival and more
2023 Winner, Stage It! Ten-Minute Play Contest
2023 Finalist, Gary Garrison Playwriting Award for 10-Minute Plays

(10 Min) Lilia is startled when her new neighbor Jaden knocks on her door and...
Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2023 (Smith and Kraus)
Selected for Little Fish Theatre's 2023 PICK OF THE VINE, Lakeshore Players' 2022 10-Minute Play Festival and more
2023 Winner, Stage It! Ten-Minute Play Contest
2023 Finalist, Gary Garrison Playwriting Award for 10-Minute Plays

(10 Min) Lilia is startled when her new neighbor Jaden knocks on her door and asks to borrow sugar. But Jaden has an urgent ulterior motive that has nothing to do with sugar, and everything to do with Lilia.
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Sugar

Recommended by

  • Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn:
    13 Apr. 2024
    If only there were more Jadens in the world and less of Lilia's boyfriend. This is powerful and hopeful and perhaps will give audiences the tools and ideas to look out for one another like Jaden did for Lilia.
  • Mark Loewenstern:
    9 Mar. 2024
    Not a beat is wasted in this elegantly written thriller of a 10-minute play. I was fortunate to attend a performance and SUGAR held the audience spellbound while it drew us a map to a necessary and real escape route. Wonderful, useful work! Deserving of many productions.
  • Nora Louise Syran:
    15 Dec. 2023
    Beautiful. Builds beautifully. It's hard to know where the piece is going until you're there and in tears of anger and joy. Lovely work.

Character Information

  • Jaden
    A woman of any age
  • Lilia
    A woman of any age

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Cosmic Orchid Honor Roll/Sundays at Westbeth (NYC)
    ,
    2024
  • Reading
    ,
    City Theatre (Miami, FL)
    ,
    2024
  • Reading
    ,
    Rockford New Words, The West Side Show Room (IL)
    ,
    2022

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Authenticity Theatre (Atlanta)
    ,
    2024
  • Professional
    ,
    Stageworks One-Act Jamboree (NJ)
    ,
    2024
  • Professional
    ,
    Little Fish Theatre's "Pick of the Vine" (CA)
    ,
    2023
  • Professional
    ,
    The New Deal Creative Arts Center (NY)
    ,
    2023
  • Professional
    ,
    Lakeshore Players 10-Minute Play Festival (MN)
    ,
    2022

Awards

Finalist
,
The Gary Garrison Playwriting Award for Ten-Minute Plays
,
2023
Winner
,
Stage It! Play Competition
,
Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs
,
2023
Selection
,
Publication
,
THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2023, Smith & Kraus
,
2023
Selection
,
Publication
,
STAGE IT! 7: Thirty 10-Minute Plays
,
2023
Selection
,
Rockford New Words/Words on Women
,
The West Side Show Room
,
2022