Kris Thompson

Kris Thompson

Kris Thompson joined the playwriting community in 2014 but admits to a life-long love affair with writing. She has enjoyed full length, one act, and monologue production by theatres and groups such as New Manifest Theatre, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, Pandora Theatre, We All Shine Productions, Historic Zodiac Playhouse, Baytown Little Theater, The Boiling Point Players, The Unknown Artists at The Complex in...
Kris Thompson joined the playwriting community in 2014 but admits to a life-long love affair with writing. She has enjoyed full length, one act, and monologue production by theatres and groups such as New Manifest Theatre, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, Pandora Theatre, We All Shine Productions, Historic Zodiac Playhouse, Baytown Little Theater, The Boiling Point Players, The Unknown Artists at The Complex in The Ruby Theatre, Iowa State University Department of Music and Theatre, Cone Man Running Productions, Baytown Little Theater, The Boiling Point Players, Iowa State University Department of Music and Theatre, The Script Workshop Podcast, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Ouachita Baptist University Theatre Arts, University of Central Missouri, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Company OnStage, M.T. Pockets Theatre, Gallery Players, Playhouse 1960, City Theatre, Baytown Little Theatre, Way Off Broadway Community Players, McKinney Repertory Theatre, Theatre Suburbia, The Radio Theatre Project at The Studio@620, The Beacon Theatre, Way Off Broadway Community Players, Gillette Community Theatre, Eclectic Full Contact Theatre , 5 & Dime Theatre Company, Little Wonder Radio Plays, Scriptwriters/Houston, TAFE (Theatre Arts For Everyone), University of Central Missouri, Brave New World Repertory Theatre, The Brazen-Faced Varlets, Pandora Theatre/Vox Feminina, Saint Andrew's School, Nelson Hall at Elim Park, Saint Andrew's School, Scriptwriters/Houston, Scixxy's Greater Shows, and Magnolia ISD. Kris is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the National New Play Network. www.kristhompsonplaywright.com

Plays

  • Dahmer, Party of Five
    Jeffrey Dahmer has arrived in Hell. He’s being taken out to dinner by the welcome wagon…a group of like-minded residents who are befriending with an ulterior motive.
  • Kitchen Conversations
    Mom's back from her doctor's appointment. She's making her bucket list. One daughter enthusiastically helps while the other stresses over the implications. Either way Mom is planning to grab life with both fists.
  • Carl and the Big Bad P
    Carl, a not so great guy, dies and must be evaluated by Michael and Lucy to determine if he’ll spend eternity behind the good door, in Heaven or behind the bad door, in Hell. Or...is there another option?
  • Figment with a Capital F
    A mid 30s, successful, gay woman is having trouble coming out to her parents. She is confused and somewhat amused (and a little annoyed) by an unexpected visitor....her childhood imaginary friend. Why is she visiting now?
  • Fucking Bruce Banner
    Superman and Lois Lane, married for 20 years, have two daughters. Younger daughter is Super Chick with full super powers. Older daughter, Amy, has no sign of superpowers. Yet…
  • After the Day I've Had, Death Would be a Blessing
    After a really terrible day, British Mallory returns home to an anxiously waiting American serial killer. But has he lost his nerve?
  • The Morning After
    Rachel and Paul have been married for ten years, having spent the majority of that time chasing their careers. A year ago, they decided they want to settle down and start a family and both are thrilled with this decision. But getting pregnant is not as easy as they thought. Biological clocks are ticking and Rachel is not about to let RAPE get in the way.
  • The Cursed Castle (children's play)
    Two young sisters traveling to get their poor family some food, happen upon a castle where their curiosity gets them into trouble, but their kindness earns them a forever friend.

    -Written with granddaughter Penny Caruthers-
  • You Can Dance If You Want To
    When a successful choreographer shows up and identifies himself as her father, exotic dancer Bridget must decide if she wants a career...and a relationship...with her father.
  • Journey to the Center of The Psycho Sexual Beast
    Jeffrey is a “one-time-wonder” novelist with a very high opinion of his intelligence and talent as a writer. He has a new wife, a nosy neighbor with a big crush on him, a stuck-up building association representative, and a newly written and released online novel. His book has received a scathing review by Stacy on myreview.com, an online forum for regular people to review any product or service. He’s lost it,...
    Jeffrey is a “one-time-wonder” novelist with a very high opinion of his intelligence and talent as a writer. He has a new wife, a nosy neighbor with a big crush on him, a stuck-up building association representative, and a newly written and released online novel. His book has received a scathing review by Stacy on myreview.com, an online forum for regular people to review any product or service. He’s lost it, hunted down, and kidnapped Stacy to try and force her to see why the book is so great. Hilarity ensues.
  • The Adventures of Gay Man: Birth of A Hero
    A young gay man, who has always dreamed of being a superhero, goes to the B.A. HERO talent agency to apply and is pigeonholed as a “gay” superhero even though he wishes to be a superhero without regard to his sexual orientation. The agency wants to use him as the poster boy for gay superheroes and reap the financial rewards from percentages of endorsements, action figures, movies, comic books, etc…and he is not pleased!
  • The Magnificent Olympic Games
    After the years of injustice of being shunned by the international sports community, competitive lovemaking has finally taken its place in the 2026 Winter Olympics.
  • Trick or Treat, Seriously
    Apparently Bob and Shirley's new neighborhood takes Halloween more seriously than their previous neighborhood. They have been warned, but who knew running out of candy could have such serious consequences?
  • The Man in the Locket: Truths and Lies at the Bergstrom Circus & Menagerie
    It's summertime, early 1900s and, off the east coast, the young daughter of a wealthy tycoon escapes her conniving guardians and prospective husband in search of the past and the father she can no longer remember. She has only one found clue: a locket with two photos. But her guardians are in league with the villainous would-be-groom and the three have dark purpose. Drawn to the Bergstrom Circus, she...
    It's summertime, early 1900s and, off the east coast, the young daughter of a wealthy tycoon escapes her conniving guardians and prospective husband in search of the past and the father she can no longer remember. She has only one found clue: a locket with two photos. But her guardians are in league with the villainous would-be-groom and the three have dark purpose. Drawn to the Bergstrom Circus, she begins her quest, joins the circus and finds love. But will she find her father? Will she escape her villainous fiancé? Will true love prevail?
  • Dahmer, Party of Five (radio play)
    Jeffrey Dahmer has arrived in Hell. He’s being taken out to dinner by the welcome wagon…a group of like-minded residents who are befriending with an ulterior motive.
  • Quitting is, Quite Literally, a Bitch
    Ed grapples with his desire to smoke. He's got the support of his loving wife, but what happens when desire walks in the door and makes herself at home?
  • Shuffleboard, Ham & Swiss, and That Edna, She’s a Peach
    Retired Superhero, suffering from increasing memory loss, keeps forgetting he’s retired and living in a retirement home. His daughter is beside herself with worry, his neighbor has a big crush on him, and his granddaughter, who had just about given up on following in his footsteps, has just discovered something amazing.
  • Rocktavia the (Western) Musical
    In this western Cinderella story, Octavia would like nothing other than to enter the Griffin County Shoot-Off using his late Father's pistol. However, his evil Stepmother foils his plans by keeping him busy with cleaning tasks at her bar. A Fairy Godmother, a couple of bumbling bandits, and a bit of magic change Octavia's direction...and his name!
  • True Spit...The Western
    Black Bart is in jail having robbed the bank with an unknown partner, the money is still missing, and the Sheriff is killed by an unknown masked gunslinger when Constant Delight appears on the scene masquerading as the new Schoolmarm. There's a contest to see who will be the new Sheriff. Sharp shooting, horseback riding, and chaw spitting. Constant Delight participates, but not because she wants to be Sheriff!
  • Passionate Kisses
    A young man looking for work at a job fair finds more than he bargained for at the “Passionate Kisses” company booth.
  • Oh Doctor! I'm Pregnant!
    Dr. Wayne Wright has it all...a thriving OB/GYN practice, charm, devastating good-looks, and a brand new wife that he truly loves. But being a newlywed doesn't stop the constant attention he receives from every kind of woman you can imagine...and some men too! Soon his life is filled with a few too many pregnant women...even for an OB/GYN!
  • The Bedroom and the Black Shoe
    An angry ex-wife turns the tables on cheating ex-husband, leaving him breathless on the floor and wanting more.
  • Bad Medicine or Good to the Last Drop
    In the sleepy little cattle town of Bagwell, Colorado, childhood sweethearts Sheriff Gene Ranger and Nurse Becky Trueheart are on the fast-track for marriage when evil darkens their doorstep. Beautiful con-artist, Sally West, is found unconscious and feigns amnesia. Her secret ally, snake oil salesman and self-proclaimed healer, Bodkin Shamley, appears. He discredits the town doctor and surreptitiously takes...
    In the sleepy little cattle town of Bagwell, Colorado, childhood sweethearts Sheriff Gene Ranger and Nurse Becky Trueheart are on the fast-track for marriage when evil darkens their doorstep. Beautiful con-artist, Sally West, is found unconscious and feigns amnesia. Her secret ally, snake oil salesman and self-proclaimed healer, Bodkin Shamley, appears. He discredits the town doctor and surreptitiously takes over with the goal of wooing Becky for her inherited cattle land. The villainous pair secretly introduce a concoction of love potion and all the wrong people start falling head-over-heals for each other. There is only one hope for Gene, Becky, and all of Bagwell…true love.

    Available through Next Stage Press www.nextstagepress.com/bad-medicine
  • This is the End (sketch comedy)
    A reformed (or not) evil genius scientist and a world renowned geneticist have failed to save the human race from a virus. Repopulate?
  • The Lays of Our Lives
    This Soap Opera inspired play finds Charles Ivory in the hospital on his death bed, his devoted wife Virginia close by, and his pregnant lover just around the corner. A surfing son, a questionable doctor, a nanny-on-the-side, a soap empire hanging in the balance...and there might just be some dancing with placentas.
  • Two Men and a Hole
    Two soldiers in WWII have become best friends and now, trapped in a foxhole and facing probable death, make promises and reveal truths about themselves.
  • Karma's a Bitch But So Are You (radio play)
    Hand sanitizer mogul has died, doesn’t know it, and must face her bad deeds before moving on.
  • The Grand Experiment (radio play)
    Marge just lost her husband. She should be grieving…or should she? Time to jump-start a new life after years of making do in a loveless marriage.
  • Attack Of The Dohickers! (children's play)
    In the year 9595 on planet MPC2 Amilia and Samantha, members of the H.A.H.A. (human animal hybrid anomaly) race, find out their sister-planet, Earth, is under attack by Dohickers of planet NPC84. Will the H.A.H.A.s come to Earth's aid? Come along this journey from planet MPC2, into space, and then to planet Earth.

    -Written with granddaughter Penny Caruthers-
  • Birth of a Hero (radio play)
    A young gay man, who has always dreamed of being a superhero, goes to the B.A. HERO talent agency to apply and is pigeonholed as a “gay” superhero even though he wishes to be a superhero without regard to his sexual orientation. The agency wants to use him as the poster boy for gay superheroes and reap the financial rewards from percentages of endorsements, action figures, movies, comic books, etc…and he is not pleased!
  • The Suicide Table
    NOTE: 100 percent of the playwright's royalty fees for the world premiere of this play will be donated to the producer or director's choice of nonprofit suicide prevention organization.

    Six people from different walks of life have made the decision to kill themselves on this day. However, the forces of cosmic balance bring it to their attention that the suicide quota is nearly full and...
    NOTE: 100 percent of the playwright's royalty fees for the world premiere of this play will be donated to the producer or director's choice of nonprofit suicide prevention organization.

    Six people from different walks of life have made the decision to kill themselves on this day. However, the forces of cosmic balance bring it to their attention that the suicide quota is nearly full and only one of them can go through with suicide. They must, amongst themselves, determine which of them will be allowed to do so. Each may share memory scenes to show what brought them to this decision. After much debate, they have all decided that none of them are going to commit suicide. At this point the forces of cosmic balance indicate that they did not understand…the quota is nearly full and must be fulfilled which means that one of the six must commit suicide.
  • Speaking of Dildos (sketch comedy)
    You do know that kids go through your dresser drawers all the time. Be careful where you hide your sex toys.
  • King-Size Me! (sketch comedy)
    A weekend out of town and easily bribed hotel clerk gives John the opportunity to finally get his prudish girlfriend Shirley into a king-sized sack.
  • WHERE WERE YOU? (monologue)
    A young woman's alcoholic mother dies and she meets her father for the first time. She always believed he was dead and now struggles with the new reality that he just never showed up.
  • BATH TIME (monologue)
    A daughter caring for her aging mother is surprised by the reason for her Mom's tears.
  • A NEED FOR SPEED...DATING (monologue)
    10 seconds is more than enough for this frustrated young woman to see who's NOT her type.
  • THE KNOWING (monologue)
    A war vet shares his or her deepest fears about living in the here and now.
  • I'M WHAT? (monologue)
    A young adult is finally told the truth: Adoption! This explains so much!
  • COLOGNE, REFRIGERATOR MAGNETS, AND SELF-GRATIFICATION: TOOLS FOR THE RECENTLY DIVORCED (monologue)
    A recently divorced woman with few dating prospects shares her secrets on satisfaction.
  • THE TALK (monologue)
    A 17-year-old girl finds out she has cancer
  • TWO WEEKS (monologue)
    A boy in a (video) war-zone finds out the guns and bombs are the least of his worries.
  • Kelvin, Wake Up! (monologue)
    A war vet looks back on love, life, loss of self.
  • Mary and the Magic Poof!
    Mary is pregnant and trying to find a way to tell Joseph the what and how of immaculate conception but potential "fathers" (at least from Joseph's perspective) keep stopping by, causing hilarious confusion.

    NOTE: Not intended to be disrespectful to believers. Just a bit of humor about an unusual situation.