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. His Willy Wonka-inspired play EVERLASTING CHOCOLATE THERAPY was recently named a Finalist by Acadiana Repertory Theatre and Semi-Finalist in B-Street Theatre’s New Comedies Festival. His short play DATE WITH DEATH has been performed in 7 countries including at the Edinburgh Festival...
Steven Hayet is a New Jersey playwright whose work has been performed from Los Angeles to London and New York to New Zealand. His Willy Wonka-inspired play EVERLASTING CHOCOLATE THERAPY was recently named a Finalist by Acadiana Repertory Theatre and Semi-Finalist in B-Street Theatre’s New Comedies Festival. His short play DATE WITH DEATH has been performed in 7 countries including at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe opening the Big Bite Size Breakfast Show (Shortlist Winner - The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award.) 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.

    Finalist: Acadiana Repertory Theatre
    Semi-Finalist: B Street Theatre New Comedies Festival
    Semi-Finalist: Traguna Productions Summer Reading Series
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.