Jack William Rodgers

Jack William Rodgers

jack william rodgers lives in chicago. he has cats.

Plays

  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame
    Written as part of the first Schnappshots, TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME is a play about parents doing whatever it takes to protect their children and also why some people should not be parents.
  • Okay, Roll for Insight
    Two coworkers sit down to play some Dungeons and Dragons and their blossoming love is interrupted by their annoying fucking boss who wouldn't know what social awareness is if a natty 20 perception check bit him on the ass. Written for BYOT Productions' 24 hour play festival "The Spice Is Strong With This One," Okay, Roll for Insight is a short play about D&D, love, and why inviting your...
    Two coworkers sit down to play some Dungeons and Dragons and their blossoming love is interrupted by their annoying fucking boss who wouldn't know what social awareness is if a natty 20 perception check bit him on the ass. Written for BYOT Productions' 24 hour play festival "The Spice Is Strong With This One," Okay, Roll for Insight is a short play about D&D, love, and why inviting your weird uncle/boss to play games with you is good but also mostly bad.
  • It All Hinges on This (Get it? Hinge? Like the Dating App?)
    Jordan has a date. A Zoom date. A Zoom Hinge date. A Zoom Hinge first date ever with this really cool girl, Gina, and she's really really nervous about it. Luckily, her friend Naomi has shown up unannounced to "help" Jordan through the process. The plan? To make sure that little box that says "Hide non-video participants" is checked and Gina won't be the wiser. Written for the...
    Jordan has a date. A Zoom date. A Zoom Hinge date. A Zoom Hinge first date ever with this really cool girl, Gina, and she's really really nervous about it. Luckily, her friend Naomi has shown up unannounced to "help" Jordan through the process. The plan? To make sure that little box that says "Hide non-video participants" is checked and Gina won't be the wiser. Written for the Moonlit 24 Hour Virtual Play Festival presented by Ané Productions on February 27, 2021, IT ALL HINGES ON THIS is a short comedy about state parks, spicy food, and how even though you can't sit in the corner of the bar to make sure your friend's date goes well that shouldn't stop you from trying to basically do it anyway.
  • The 12 Days of Couchmas
    CouchGirl is home for the holidays and the only open spot for her is a couch that is much too small in her parents' living room. Can she survive the 12 Days of Couchmas as friends and family start coming out of the woodwork to drive her all the way up the way? Find out in... like twelve days, there are twelve days in the whole thing yeah.
  • Karma's a Mitch
    When Caroline's first Zoom telehealth therapy session is unexpectedly and wholly unlikelyly interrupted by a drunk fantasy football league commissioner, they must work together to get her through her crisis. Written as part of Moonlit 24 Hour Virtual Play Festival: Summer Edition presented by Ané Productions on June 26, 2021, KARMA'S A MITCH is all about how help can come from even the most...
    When Caroline's first Zoom telehealth therapy session is unexpectedly and wholly unlikelyly interrupted by a drunk fantasy football league commissioner, they must work together to get her through her crisis. Written as part of Moonlit 24 Hour Virtual Play Festival: Summer Edition presented by Ané Productions on June 26, 2021, KARMA'S A MITCH is all about how help can come from even the most unlikeliest of sources even when the guy guiding you through your breakdown is committed to doing a shot every 15 minutes.
  • Schnappshots Anthology Vol. 1
    A collection of over a dozen plays written as part of the Schnappshots play festival held monthly at the Sarah Street Collective in San Marcos, Texas. Every play in this anthology was written by a drunk playwright for drunk actors to cold read for a drunk audience. Please do not take any of them seriously.
  • The Nutty Defacer
    Written as part of the second Schnappshots, this is a play about how Donald Trump can fuckin suck my big toe and how alcohol can enhance those feelings. Based on a true story, THE NUTTY DEFACER can serve as a lesson to all-- if you're a big fan of peanut butter, you can buy four pound jars of it online and at wholesale stores
  • Would You Rather
    A friendly game of Would You Rather gets a lil too serious as some fairly private personal details are brought to light.
  • Haunted Spouse
    Written as part of the fourth Schnappshots, HAUNTED SPOUSE is about a man who realizes he's less cool than he thought he was.
  • Statistically Speaking
    If you really think about it, someone, somewhere, at some point shits themselves onstage in front of an audience at least once a year. Why not us? Why not here? Why not tonight?
    "Statistically Speaking" is a short play written by Jack William Rodgers as part of Schnappshots 6: Oh Cool We're Doing This Again. It was written very specifically for the audience that consumed it the first time...
    If you really think about it, someone, somewhere, at some point shits themselves onstage in front of an audience at least once a year. Why not us? Why not here? Why not tonight?
    "Statistically Speaking" is a short play written by Jack William Rodgers as part of Schnappshots 6: Oh Cool We're Doing This Again. It was written very specifically for the audience that consumed it the first time around and does not expect anyone that did not attend Texas State University between 2014 and 2017 to understand most of the inside jokes regarding people, places, and things. He hopes you like it anyway.