Steven Hayet

Steven Hayet

Steven Hayet is a New Jersey playwright whose work has been performed from Los Angeles to London and New York to New Zealand. He is currently a Playwright-in-Residence at Roaring Epiphany Production Company, an inclusion theatre company providing opportunities for actors with disabilities.

His Willy Wonka-inspired play EVERLASTING CHOCOLATE THERAPY was selected to open Acadiana Repertory Theatre...
Steven Hayet is a New Jersey playwright whose work has been performed from Los Angeles to London and New York to New Zealand. He is currently a Playwright-in-Residence at Roaring Epiphany Production Company, an inclusion theatre company providing opportunities for actors with disabilities.

His Willy Wonka-inspired play EVERLASTING CHOCOLATE THERAPY was selected to open Acadiana Repertory Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season. His short play DATE WITH DEATH has been performed in 8 countries including at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe opening the Big Bite Size Breakfast Show (Shortlist Winner - The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award.) He has been named a Finalist for Art House Productions INKubator and a Semi-Finalist for the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival, B-Street Theatre’s New Comedies Festival, and Traguna Productions Summer Reading Series.

Other works include the musical PEGASUS (co-written with Britt Bonney) and short plays PLAYING WITH FIRED (Smith & Kraus's Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2019), TALKING POINTS (City Theatre), and DINOSAUR (Short+Sweet Sydney). He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and Rutgers University. Member of The Dramatists Guild. www.stevenhayet.com

Plays

  • Everlasting Chocolate Therapy
    FULL LENGTH: Fifteen years after touring the famous chocolate factory, the former gum-chewer Bo returns to confront the man who made her blue only to discover that Chuck, a fellow golden ticket finder, is now in charge of operations. Since being hand picked as an eleven year old, Chuck has struggled to follow in his predecessor’s footsteps, and the frustrated orange workers of the factory want a change,...
    FULL LENGTH: Fifteen years after touring the famous chocolate factory, the former gum-chewer Bo returns to confront the man who made her blue only to discover that Chuck, a fellow golden ticket finder, is now in charge of operations. Since being hand picked as an eleven year old, Chuck has struggled to follow in his predecessor’s footsteps, and the frustrated orange workers of the factory want a change, reuniting Chuck and Bo with the three other contestants to determine who should be the next Chocolate Man.

    Everlasting Chocolate Therapy explores the bittersweet reality of the five not-so-lucky golden ticket finders and their attempts to overcome the consequences of childhood decisions.
  • Date with Death
    TEN MINUTE: Dating is hell. Rather than deal with the awkwardness of turning someone down, Angela prefers murder. However, this time, her baggage does not go unnoticed.

    Shortlist Winner: The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award (as part of The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show)

    "A darkly humorous take on online dating..." - Daily Business Magazine
  • Keep The Music Going
    TEN MINUTE: Written for Zoom, 'Keep the Music Going' is a story about the last two humans and their friendship, thousands of miles apart.

    It’s been 734 days since the world ended and Commander Jessica Caldwell is alone on the International Space Station, playing music over the radio frequency for anyone on Earth who may have survived.
    For the past 734 days, Jessica hasn’t...
    TEN MINUTE: Written for Zoom, 'Keep the Music Going' is a story about the last two humans and their friendship, thousands of miles apart.

    It’s been 734 days since the world ended and Commander Jessica Caldwell is alone on the International Space Station, playing music over the radio frequency for anyone on Earth who may have survived.
    For the past 734 days, Jessica hasn’t received a response, but today, another woman is able to radio her back.
  • Playing With Fired
    TEN MINUTE: In order to get the job of her dreams, a young ambitious candidate has to fire the man who currently holds the position.

    First Place: Smith & Kraus' Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2019
  • A Clue in the Library
    TEN MINUTE: A man is dead and Professor Plum & Miss Scarlet are on a quest to find the murderer…as soon as they conquer the Library of Congress cataloguing system.

    "An excellent costumed comedy delight." - Sydney Arts Guide
  • Battle of the Sexist
    SHORT: When professional tennis player John MacDougal is pressured into facing 16 year-old YouTube phenom, Connie Powers, there’s more on the line for John than his record.
  • BFFL's Remorse
    TEN MINUTE: After Kate's sudden passing, two of her friends wish they had done more...than the other friend.
  • Dinosaur
    TEN MINUTE: Scared of being eaten by a dinosaur, Spencer refuses to leave her room.


    Two monologues included in Applause's The Best Women’s Monologues from New Plays 2020
  • Dream Job
    TEN MINUTE: To get the job of her dreams, a job seeker is willing to take some liberties with her resume.


    Written for Theatre Unmasked's PLACES! Virtual Play Festival.
    Play is written to be performed both on Zoom or on stage.
  • Everlasting Chocolate Therapy: A Ten Minute Play
    TEN MINUTE: Fifteen years after touring the famous chocolate factory, Bo returns to confront the man who made her blue only to discover who is now in charge of operations.
  • Ex Gets The Square (A Zoom play)
    TEN MINUTE: While filming an episode of Hollywood Squares, a celebrity couple has to answer questions about their relationship in addition to general trivia.
  • George Orwell’s 1989: A “Swift” 10 Minute Adaptation
    TEN MINUTE: In a world where government controls what music can be heard, Winston longs for the freedom to change his tune. A parody of George Orwell’s classic “1984” where Taylor Swift is Big Sister.
  • Held Momentarily
    TEN MINUTE: This train is being held momentarily by the Dispatcher.
  • Joint Adventure
    TEN MINUTE: Saturday is Emily's day to watch her grandfather.
  • The Presidency of William Henry Harrison in Real Time: A 10 Minute Play
    TEN MINUTE: Due to overcrowding, the Hall of Presidents can only keep the most significant Commanders in Chief. Will William Henry Harrison make the cut?
  • Respects
    SHORT: While paying respects at the wake for her friend Jessica, Kathy meets the last person she’d expect: Jessica’s murderer.
  • Stage Mom
    TEN MINUTE: While waiting for their children to finish dance class, two moms sit and chat, sharing opinions, gossip, and everything but their daughters’ spotlight.
  • Super (A Zoom Play)
    TEN MINUTE: A superhero calls a meeting of the Defenders of Justice to announce her resignation.

    Commissioned by Roaring Epiphany Production Company.
    Play inspired by survey responses from the cast members.
  • Talking Points
    TEN MINUTE: Mike holds a press conference, during his family’s Thanksgiving dinner, to announce his recent separation.

    "This is the hands down winner, and a delightful opener..." - Florida Theater On Stage

    "The comedy that flows from that stylized setup is clever, but at the end, 'Talking Points' digs deeper to reinforce a family’s caring support for a...
    TEN MINUTE: Mike holds a press conference, during his family’s Thanksgiving dinner, to announce his recent separation.

    "This is the hands down winner, and a delightful opener..." - Florida Theater On Stage

    "The comedy that flows from that stylized setup is clever, but at the end, 'Talking Points' digs deeper to reinforce a family’s caring support for a young man grieving a lost love." - Miami Herald

    "A tender, funny tale..." - Miami Art Zine
  • Watch Party: A Zoom Play
    TEN MINUTE: What happens when the pandemic affects two best friends and the production of their favorite TV show?

    Commissioned by CGL Acting Studio
  • The Wrong Jen Harper
    TEN MINUTE: An aspiring actress’ plans for stardom hit an unexpected bump when a new star emerges with the same name.
  • Zoom Date (A Zoom Play)
    TEN MINUTE: Cameras on. Hearts open.


    Commissioned by Roaring Epiphany Production Company.
    Play inspired by survey responses from the cast members.
  • Denial
    FIVE MINUTE: A short play about Celebrity Sex Rehab inspired by Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me."
  • Justinstein
    FIVE MINUTE: Loosely inspired from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Dr. Vic knows that pop stars are created and not born.
  • Passover Justice
    FIVE MINUTE: When Rebecca's father won't let her and her friends go to Jacob's graduation party, the only way to change his mind is to unleash a series of plagues.

    "A hilarious take on the Passover story, perfect for all ages" - ArtsBoston
  • The Pineapple Line
    FIVE MINUTE: When it comes to taboos, nothing is more divisive than pineapple on pizza.
  • Letter of the Law
    A ONE-MINUTE PLAY: Seven year-old Sydney is not happy with her Christmas present.
  • McIntosh
    A ONE-MINUTE PLAY: The cast list is posted and two students discuss their new parts in the Wizard of Oz.
  • My Mare Lady
    A ONE-MINUTE PLAY: A high school girl asks a boy to teach her to dance.
  • I’m a Chef on a Reality Cooking Show and You’re Damn Right I’m Going to Make Risotto!
    MONOLOGUE (Approx 2 Minutes): Speaking to a confessional camera, a chef on a reality TV cooking competition show defends his or her strategy to make the frequently attempted and frequently failed dish.
  • General Rush
    A ONE-MINUTE PLAY: Two friends sit outside a theatre.

    Part of The One-Minute Play Festival's The Coronavirus Plays.