Lindsay Partain

Lindsay Partain

Voted "The Next J.K. Rowling" in high school, Lindsay Partain is an Oregon playwright, graduate of Pacific University, and a member of the Dramatists Guild. She is currently an editor for the online literary magazine, Cascadia Rising Review which features works by Pacific Northwest artists. Recently her work has been produced by the John DeSotelle Studio ("Shimmers", "Dark Horse"...
Voted "The Next J.K. Rowling" in high school, Lindsay Partain is an Oregon playwright, graduate of Pacific University, and a member of the Dramatists Guild. She is currently an editor for the online literary magazine, Cascadia Rising Review which features works by Pacific Northwest artists. Recently her work has been produced by the John DeSotelle Studio ("Shimmers", "Dark Horse" & "Prayers in the Pines"), Five & Dime Drama Collective ("Until the Earth Breaks Open"), DarkFEST in New York ("Monsters Beyond the Midnight Zone"), and at INKfest in California ("The Dark Horse" and "Until the Earth Breaks Open"). Most recently, Lindsay's full-length "Sabrina and the Thunderbird" was a finalist for the Portland Civic Theater New Play Award. Lindsay's 10-minute play "Shimmers" was recently chosen as as 1st place winner for Smith & Krauss' Best 10-Minute Plays of 2019, as were her monologues "Curves" and "Backfired" which are included in their Best Female Monologues of 2019.

Plays

  • Sabrina and the Thunderbird
    (Full-Length) Bringing to life the rich history, the folklore, and the magic of the Pacific Northwest, "Sabrina and the Thunderbird" takes place at the Red Cedar Inn where long-time friends, Sabrina and Miles both work. Between crass jokes and cleaning glasses, the pair spin stories about their guests to pass the time-- until their world splits apart. Literally. When the Cascadia Earthquake "The...
    (Full-Length) Bringing to life the rich history, the folklore, and the magic of the Pacific Northwest, "Sabrina and the Thunderbird" takes place at the Red Cedar Inn where long-time friends, Sabrina and Miles both work. Between crass jokes and cleaning glasses, the pair spin stories about their guests to pass the time-- until their world splits apart. Literally. When the Cascadia Earthquake "The Big One" hits, it leaves Sabrina, Miles, and their guests to fend for themselves in the National Forest of Washington as they wait for help to arrive. And what better way to pass the time when the world is tearing itself apart? Stories.
  • Riptide Girl
    [Monologue] Thoughts when there is no rational reason to the hurt felt after the loss of a could-be friend & sometimes-lover.
  • Until the Earth Breaks Open
    [10 Minute] Women from across time and culture form a mystical tree in the desert that calls out to their lost children.
  • The Way You Made Me
    (One-Act, Monologue) Between sips of wine and building a fort from bed sheets, Imogen talks to the man she loves about her journey to finding home and herself. A story about how we learn to love the way that we do.

    **WIP**
  • Shimmers
    [10 Minutes] Amanda and Ryan take a walk through the forest on the darkest night of the year to find the spot where magic exists for those who are willing to see and give it.
  • Last Dance with MJ
    [10 Minutes] After being ghosted on yet another dating app, Johanna seeks revenge for her friend, Milly who was sexually rejected by a gorgeous Spiderman look-a-like.
  • Siren Songs
    [One-Act : Approx 45 Minutes] “...immediate assistance to fetch us off the Smalls before the next Spring or we fear we shall all perish, our water near all gone, our fire quite gone and our house in a most melancholy manner.” - Henry Whiteside, builder of Small's Lighthouse, January 1777

    Staring out into the cold oblivion of the Irish Sea, Thomas Griffith and Thomas Howell must fight for...
    [One-Act : Approx 45 Minutes] “...immediate assistance to fetch us off the Smalls before the next Spring or we fear we shall all perish, our water near all gone, our fire quite gone and our house in a most melancholy manner.” - Henry Whiteside, builder of Small's Lighthouse, January 1777

    Staring out into the cold oblivion of the Irish Sea, Thomas Griffith and Thomas Howell must fight for their lives trapped inside the Small's Lighthouse; a tree house built on the edge of the universe swaying back and forth amidst the relentless violent waves and unforgiving storms off the coast of Wales.
  • Curves
    [Monologue : Approx 3 Minutes] Grinch bellies, self-esteem, women's only gym's, and a lack of self-control are the driving forces behind this comedic monologue.
  • Monsters Beyond the Midnight Zone
    [10-Minute] Miles beneath the ocean’s surface in the depths of the Mariana Trench, Romy and Leo are left in complete darkness when the lights on their deep-water submersible are taken out by a colossal squid.
  • Backfired
    [Monologue : Approx 3 Minutes] Love, hope, and hearing what we want to hear. Anna, a young high school student, tells her tragic story about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • When I was a Child
    [One-Minute Play] Children play games that teach them how to survive in the concrete jungle.
  • The Dark Horse
    [15-Minute] When the monsters that live under the bed creep up to find you, they poison your dreams, break you down, tear you to pieces. They've come to eat your soul.

    *A stand-alone excerpt from the full-length play "Dark Corners"
  • The Message of Pain
    [10 Minutes] Xara, Commander of a massive spacecraft carrying a crew of thousands, is the first to wake up from cryogenic rest only to find that hundreds of years of gone by and the life she was living hooked up to The Cloud was nothing more than a dream...
  • Penny for Your Traumas?
    Sometimes it's hard to explain why our monsters follow us around. Why they take so long to go away--and why they come back.
  • To the Boy Who Didn't Love Me After All
    (Monologue) An open letter to the boy I love alone.
  • Immortal Combat
    [One-Minute Play] A mother, father, and their son are trapped in a closet hiding from their son Bradley's imaginary friend turned violent boogie man.
  • All the Way Down
    [5 Minutes] Billy and Nora are climbing 2 rope ladders that are floating into the sky. What are they attached to? Will they make it back down alive?
  • The Pink Stuff
    [10 Minutes] A brother and sister alone together in a metal storage container at the end of the world surrounded by chompers.
  • The Communist Bear
    [One Minute] This is a short play that's basically just jokes about being PC and morning bowel-movements.
  • Road Rash
    [Monologue : Approx 2 Minutes] Beth is having a hard time keeping her car on the road and her head out of the gutter. A woman recounting her sexuality and the fun you can have when you throw the backseat of a car-- or the middle console of a mustang into the mix.
  • Autophobia: noun. a fear of one’s self
    [Monologue : Approx 2 Minutes] H has been kept in a closet sized room where every wall, floor and ceiling has been covered in mirrors...
  • The Lipstick : A Monologue
    [Monologue : Approx 3 Minutes] Romance and anniversaries and zombies! Oh, my! Trying to find that perfect tube of lipstick to surprise your partner is going to get you bit-- and in this world, that's a death sentence.
  • What You Deserve
    [Monologue : Approx 2 Minutes] A young woman recounts her childhood days of make-believe to the man who broke her heart...who also happens to be tied to a chair.
  • The Note
    [Monologue] A note is left unattended and with no clear author or recipient.... do you open it?
  • Blood & Wine : A Monologue
    [Monologue : Approx 2 Minutes] The sexiest and most dangerous woman you will ever meet tells you the secret to making a good wine.
  • 10,000 Years
    [10 Minutes] Taking place in an alternate universe where North Dakota hasn't seen the sunshine since the dinosaurs were taken out by the great comet. Freddy and partner for the last million years, Jamie talk at each other without listening, and time keeps moving more quickly. Relationships and lifetimes are questioned all leading up to the break of the first spring.
  • Why I'm Leaving You
    [Monologue : Approx 2 Minutes] A dark, comedic, dramatic monologue about what she really thinks about you, your ridiculous hair, and what you need to know about one-night stands.
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
    [10 Minutes] Francis visits with the ghost of his mother at 3am every Christmas morning.
  • Prayers in the Pines
    [10 Minutes] Three women go into the forest for their annual camping trip and swap ghost stories, inflammatory language, and their thoughts on wendigos.

    *Based on the "true" ghost stories my father used to tell me.
  • Variations on the Death of Vera
    [10 Minutes] Three unsuspecting college students try to make contact with Vera, the ghost of a college student who died under mysterious circumstances and continues to haunt Knight Hall....
  • Thor's Hammer / Magic Number
    [10 Minutes] BFFF Amy and Sam are #pissed when Sam's (now ex)boyfriend decides to kick her to the bricks. Sam and Amy seek swift revenge for Sam's broken heart, but find they may be barking up the wrong tree.
  • A Shared Mammary
    [10 Minutes] Twin sisters Gabriella and Isabella are going shopping for bikinis. But it's hard to find the right fit when you share a middle breast.
  • Life After
    [10 Minutes] Dancing around with bodies in her father's basement, Ava's imagination comes to life with her best friend, Mrs. Anderson.