Erin Moughon

Erin Moughon

Erin Moughon is a playwright and teacher based in New York City. She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild and an Arthur Miller Fellow. Erin also loves being a cat mom to two tuxedo kittens and being married to David. Some of her short plays can be found in several editions of The Best Ten Minute Plays edited by Lawrence Harbison and Debbie Lamedman and her monologues can be found in Voices of America Vol 1...
Erin Moughon is a playwright and teacher based in New York City. She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild and an Arthur Miller Fellow. Erin also loves being a cat mom to two tuxedo kittens and being married to David. Some of her short plays can be found in several editions of The Best Ten Minute Plays edited by Lawrence Harbison and Debbie Lamedman and her monologues can be found in Voices of America Vol 1, 3, & 4 edited by Mike Lesser of the Playground Experiment. Check more of her plays out on the New Play Exchange and follow her on Instagram: @erinplaywright!

Plays

  • GERTRUDE
    Gertrude is trapped in Hamlet. Yes. That Hamlet. She must repeat her final days, never veering from the script. Until-- Gertrude is trapped in Hamlet. Yes. That Hamlet. She must repeat her final days, never veering from the script. Until n-- Gertrude is trapped in Hamlet. Yes. That Gertrude. She must repeat her final days, sticking to the script. Until no-- Gertrude is…
  • GHOSTS AND GASLIGHTING
    When a dead uncle leaves an odd stipulation in his will, two strangers are forced to spend the weekend at his haunted house, but an unexpected squatter and crazy happenings add cartoonish complications to their stay.
  • SNOW WHITE PADDED ROOM
    Adelaide is kept in a mental facility by her husband Mark when she suffers memory loss and hallucinations due to a car accident. As she is trying to recover what she’s lost, Mark isolates her further by keeping everyone else away. As her supposed delusions worsen, she tries to remember what caused the accident and who Mark really is.
  • Simon Says
    A director and a cameraperson are creating a documentary about the origins of children's games. However, when they arrive at an eccentric young woman's apartment for an interview, things are not all fun and games as they discover Simon Says isn't all that it seems.
  • Out of Body/On a Train
    Leah wakes up hungover on a subway car. However, her fellow passenger Holly tells her none of this is real. What is really happening to Leah?
  • Too Old
    It's Halloween, and Sam can't wait to go trick-or-treating with Chris. However, Chris is in high school now and too old for Halloween...and Sam. This is something Sam cannot accept, so they try to find a way to be with Chris forever.
  • Prewritten
    Teacher Angie needs her wife Cassidy to do some things for her: check on her students, know that she loves her, and publish her prewritten obituary as a shooting is happening at her school.
  • In Memory of Calvinball
    Murphy and Jones are playing a game, an elaborate game of their own creation. However, Jones confesses his love for Murphy at a critical moment of game play. How does Murphy feel? Who will win?
  • The Hand
    Rose's Halloween plans are interrupted (and not just by her friend's infant) when her roommate Sidney dressed as Carrie post-pig blood barges into her room wielding a knife beyond control. Can Rose's encyclopedic knowledge of horror movies save Sidney? Or will the hand be the end of them both?
  • For Mr. Cuddles
    Mr. Fluffybottom McWhiskers Cuddles the Third (Mr. Cuddles to his friends), Molly's beloved cat and the bane of her sister Sarah's existence, has passed. Molly is throwing him a funeral with only Sarah in attendance when suddenly vet Beth appears with Mr. Cuddles' autopsy. Is this really a funeral to express Molly's love for her cat or an accusation of murder? A venue can serve two purposes!
  • Just Say it Three Times
    Emilia and Joanna are once again at home drinking alone. What do you do when you're drunk? Summon playwright Aphra Behn of course! Behn comes and gives advice and criticism, and all three lives are changed.
  • The Pact
    Ten minute play: Two friends meet up to keep their pact from high school: If they aren't both married by 35, they will kill themselves. Kelsey is having second thoughts, while Riley wants her to keep her promise. She came prepared with a bag of death after all.
  • Binders
    Grey is introducing their mother Hannah to their first female-identifying partner Ari. However, Ari hasn't read the binder Grey prepared about Hannah. And Hannah has a few binders of her own. No one is as they seem in this awkward family brunch.
  • Research Subjects or That Creepy Guy Taping Me in My Sleep
    Level-headed Debbie comes home to find her roommate Adina smitten...with the man she has allowed to stay in their apartment and tape them while they sleep. But it's okay! Adina thinks Jonathan's an alien doing research and that he's going to take her back to his planet. A fun twist allows Debbie to get rid of Jonathan and maintain her own research.
  • Element 109
    At the height of World War II, Lise Meitner, the woman responsible for nuclear fission, was courted by FDR to work on the Manhattan Project. Now, Ellen is being courted by the military to use her work with Element 109, named for Meitner, to create new weapons. Meitner is firm in her refusal (one of only two people to refuse), but Ellen is uncertain. Meitner convinces her of the value of work and importance of...
    At the height of World War II, Lise Meitner, the woman responsible for nuclear fission, was courted by FDR to work on the Manhattan Project. Now, Ellen is being courted by the military to use her work with Element 109, named for Meitner, to create new weapons. Meitner is firm in her refusal (one of only two people to refuse), but Ellen is uncertain. Meitner convinces her of the value of work and importance of holding fast to one's beliefs.
  • Sacrifices
    Iphigenia, Midas' Daughter, and Jephthah’s Daughter (from the Book of Judges) are having a slumber party in the after life. They have a fourth sleeping bag ready for the fourth girl who is supposed to join them: an innkeeper's daughter who is about to be sacrificed by her father to a bloodthirsty mob. Instead, a Woman (Levite's Concubine) appears instead having been sacrificed instead of the girl.
  • Don't Want Your Future to Melt
    In the future, One and Two are on the run from the dreaded invaders of Earth. While trying to escape, One falls, leading Two to question their friendship and ability to survive while together. Can One fend off the Werterberters? Or will both of their futures melt?
  • Not My Fault
    Julie is in the emergency room on Christmas. But it's not her fault that her in-laws keep bringing up kids at the most inappropriate times. Or that grandma has a weak heart. Or that she minored in art, specifically drawing...
  • The Smell of Vicks
    MONOLOGUE: Paul just wants to get some Vicks Vaposteam. It has to be Vicks. Even though he hates it. His room needs to smell like Vicks because that is what his wife uses...used.
  • The Cooterville Caper
    Sheriff Hardy Justice is spending another rainy night minding the drunk tank in dusty Cooterville Montana, when in walks a dame with a murder for him to solve. There's something about Cecelia Hooferberg; her long legs, her luscious red lips, her desperate need to avenge her father's death... or it might be that she's a horse.

    The Cooterville Caper was written for the Story Relay at...
    Sheriff Hardy Justice is spending another rainy night minding the drunk tank in dusty Cooterville Montana, when in walks a dame with a murder for him to solve. There's something about Cecelia Hooferberg; her long legs, her luscious red lips, her desperate need to avenge her father's death... or it might be that she's a horse.

    The Cooterville Caper was written for the Story Relay at the 2023 Valdez Theatre Conference Fringe by The Loud Mouthed Malamutes (aka Kelsey Sullivan, Jillian Blevins, Jan Probst, Erin Moughon and Dante Medema).