Vicki Meagher

Vicki Meagher

Vicki Meagher is a full-time writer of full-length plays (posted below). All her plays have strong women characters. Two short plays are posted at the end.

Her overarching theme is: People who want to live their lives without undue influence from other people find that they cannot escape the impact of others.

Her plays involve the afterlife and the paranormal as well as current...
Vicki Meagher is a full-time writer of full-length plays (posted below). All her plays have strong women characters. Two short plays are posted at the end.

Her overarching theme is: People who want to live their lives without undue influence from other people find that they cannot escape the impact of others.

Her plays involve the afterlife and the paranormal as well as current topics such as reeducation camps, nuclear war, dementia, abortion, and school shootings.

She started writing plays in 2013.

She lives in New Hampshire (Nashua) and New Mexico (Albuquerque).

She's a member of the Dramatists Guild, Playwrights' Platform (Boston), Playwrights Circle (Albuquerque), Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, Playwrights en Masse, Drama Circle, and the International Centre for Women Playwrights.

Plays

  • Short Coronavirus Monologues for Auditions
    MONOLOGUES: Eleven monologues (2, 3, or 4 minutes long) for actors to use in auditions, all with the theme of how people lived through the pandemic. Actors are free to adjust them as necessary--change the characters' gender and change the words and add your own riffs and even change the story. I wrote these monologues as an exercise for myself and would be happy if they could be useful to others.
  • Death Valley
    ONE-HOUR FUTURISTIC DRAMA (1 woman, 1 man, 3 other actors) In the distant future, the last woman on earth (who has been hibernating underneath an alluvial fan in Death Valley) is awakened by a trio of extraterrestrial beings. She ends up restarting the human race.
  • Camp Wonder
    FULL-LENGTH POLITICAL THRILLER/LOVE STORY (2 women, 3 men) A woman with a fierce attachment to individual freedom finds herself in a reeducation camp established by the totalitarian regime of the Feather Federation of States (FFS). Three other "students" are in her class, taught by a complex man who is not necessarily who he seems to be.
  • Mother Yucca
    FULL-LENGTH PARANORMAL DRAMA ABOUT HEALING (12 women characters, 5 female actors required) A woman with psychic ability and profound sorrow is reluctant to fully use her powers, till spurred on by an other-worldly person to become a healer.
  • Limestone City
    FULL-LENGTH PARANORMAL SOUTHERN GOTHIC CLIMATE-CHANGE APOCALYPSE DRAMA with SEMI-ELABORATE SET (2 men, 2 women) Four grown siblings hole up in a limestone cavern to wait out the nuclear apocalypse caused by extreme climate change tensions.
  • The Mind Has Legs
    FULL-LENGTH DRAMA with MINIMAL SET (1 man, 1 woman) Can two crippled people help save each other? In the aftermath of a tragedy that pits them together, a middle-aged paraplegic man and a young suicidal woman become unlikely friends.
  • Baby Brain
    FULL-LENGTH ABORTION PLAY (3 women, 1 man) When a 15-year-old boy on the autism spectrum and a 21-year-old woman with bipolar disorder get pregnant, the mothers of the two would-be parents have conflicting ideas about what should be done.
  • Say Yes to Tootlebritches
    FULL-LENGTH PARANORMAL DRAMA (2 women, 1 man) An aging, agnostic/atheist woman conjures up a way to save herself, even after she tries to commit suicide by freezing to death, by invoking someone from another realm.
  • Daddy Dustball
    FULL-LENGTH FAMILY DRAMA (2 women, 3 men) Three grown children who hate their father come home to watch him die.
  • Remembering Mackie Landerson
    FULL-LENGTH PARANORMAL AFTERLIFE DRAMA with MINIMAL SET (2 women, 2 men, 1 walk-on non-speaking) The mother and wife in a four-person family leads herself and her loved ones out of the immediate afterlife (the bardo).
  • Three Ladybugs
    10-MINUTE COMIC DRAMA (3 actors) Three ladybugs--a Believer, an Agnostic, and an Atheist--ponder the existence of other species while two humans (in voiceover) create their own drama.
  • Asking For It
    10-MINUTE SATIRE/COMEDY (1 woman, 1 man, 1 either) A perp steals the wallet of a victim and proves to the woman judge that the victim deserved it because of the way he was dressed.
  • An Unusual Bird
    10-MINUTE DRAMA (3 actors) A homeless woman with a withered arm gets two young women actors to enact her play--the only one she's ever written.