Evan Baughfman

Evan Baughfman

Evan Baughfman is a middle school English teacher who has had various written works
published and/or performed. Many of his plays have been produced across the United
States. His children's play, “R.O.M.3.O. and Julia” (Romeo and Juliet with robots) has
been published in PLAYS Magazine. His play for young adults, “Lipstick and Heroics,”
is available through YouthPLAYS, as is his...
Evan Baughfman is a middle school English teacher who has had various written works
published and/or performed. Many of his plays have been produced across the United
States. His children's play, “R.O.M.3.O. and Julia” (Romeo and Juliet with robots) has
been published in PLAYS Magazine. His play for young adults, “Lipstick and Heroics,”
is available through YouthPLAYS, as is his script "Sprout Wants Out". In addition, his middle grade play,
"Percy Pangolin Wants to Go Viral," is published by Heuer Publishing. Heuer's also published Evan's plays,
"A Taste of Amontillado" (an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado")
and "Untragically Ever After". Next Stage Press has published Evan's "Fear Pressure" and
"The Dodo Challenge".

Additionally, Evan writes short horror fiction. He has penned a collection of 13 short scary stories
titled "The Emaciated Man and Other Terrifying Tales from Poe Middle School" that is published through Thurston Howl Publications. From that collection, opening story "Loud Mouths" has been dramatized as a radio play by Chicago's Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium as part of their 2016 horror podcast, “The Creatures Inside”. His horror stories can be found at:

https://www.amazon.com/author/evanbaughfman

Furthermore, Evan has adapted a number of his Terrifying Tales into short film
screenplays, of which "The Emaciated Man" won Best Overall Short Script at the 2017
International Horror Hotel Film Festival. Also, "The Emaciated Man" placed as a Finalist
in 13Horror.com's Film and Screenplay Contest 2017 and was a Top 10 Finalist in Eat
Crow Films' 2017 Horror Scriptwriting Competition. In addition, “The Tell-Tale Art”
and "A Perfect Circle" were both Finalists in the Short Horror category for the Shriekfest L.A. Horror Film
Festival.

Plays

  • A Taste of Amontillado
    FULL SCRIPT available at Heuer Publishing (https://www.hitplays.com/)

    In this humorous adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's twisted short story, "The Cask of Amontillado", a man takes revenge upon an old friend by walling him up alive inside an underground tomb.
  • Percy Pangolin Wants to Go Viral
    FULL SCRIPT available at Heuer Publishing (https://www.hitplays.com/)

    To spread awareness about his endangered species, Percy Pangolin wants to make a viral video with the help of his friend, Amanda Panda.
  • Untragically Ever After
    FULL SCRIPT available at Heuer Publishing (https://www.hitplays.com/)

    A teenage girl steps in to prevent the tragic ending of "Romeo and Juliet".
  • Lipstick and Heroics
    FULL SCRIPT available at YouthPLAYS (https://www.youthplays.com/)

    Superheroine group A.W.S.U.M. (Amazing Women Saving Untold Millions) searches for new members after eighty percent of the original team is killed in an attack by villainess Suprema. Five unique young women attend the tryout, each ready to compete for a spot in the group, but a shocking plot is afoot (well, shocking for a comedy...
    FULL SCRIPT available at YouthPLAYS (https://www.youthplays.com/)

    Superheroine group A.W.S.U.M. (Amazing Women Saving Untold Millions) searches for new members after eighty percent of the original team is killed in an attack by villainess Suprema. Five unique young women attend the tryout, each ready to compete for a spot in the group, but a shocking plot is afoot (well, shocking for a comedy!): one of the recruits is actually a spy for Suprema, sent to kill the others and put an end to A.W.S.U.M. once and for all...


  • Sprout Wants Out
    FULL SCRIPT available at YouthPLAYS (https://www.youthplays.com/)

    Sprout, a pet guinea pig, has a cozy but boring life. She wonders what life would be like as someone else. When her person, Ashley, leaves a window wide open one day, Sprout escapes the comfort of home and explores the outdoors. Along the way, she meets a variety of creatures—many of who long to be someone else themselves…
  • The Dodo Challenge
    FULL SCRIPT available at Next Stage Press (https://nextstagepress.com/)

    To “impress” her followers on social media, Xavia, a teenage girl, sneaks into the morgue to participate in “The Dodo Challenge,” an online dare to take a selfie next to a dead body. Unfortunately for Xavia, a dissatisfied spirit follows her home…
  • Fear Pressure
    FULL SCRIPT available at Next Stage Press (https://nextstagepress.com/)

    A trio of high school girls sneaks into a R-rated movie, and each one’s moral character is challenged by the experience.
  • The Not-So-Haunted Auditorium
    A couple of students sneak into their school’s auditorium… and make a shocking discovery while exploring the mostly-empty stage.
  • The Scorpion and the Frog
    Scorpion needs help crossing a river and asks Frog for assistance.
  • 'Tis the Season
    Happy-go-lucky Merry attempts to cheer up her pal, Sam, who’s sad about an unconventional Halloween.
  • Plenty of Fish - VOICES VERSION
    THIS PLAY IS PERFECT FOR ONLINE READINGS/PERFORMANCES!!!

    On their second honeymoon, Husband and Wife hide in a dark room from the Orctopus, a hungry monster created in a mad experiment...The beast is on a rampage, picking off tourists like seals, hunting the couple. Only one of them has the smarts to get out of the room alive...
  • Old T
    Dylan comes across an old, forgotten T-shirt.
  • Easy to Say
    A very short play about sharing a simple kindness with others.
  • The Writing Bug
    After being bitten by a mosquito, Gordon doesn't feel very well, so he visits the doctor to see if anything can be done about his ailment.
  • Pantsdemic!
    A mom, annoyed with her son’s behavior during COVID-19 quarantine, has come up with a plan to get her teenager up off his butt.
  • Blunk
    Two friends have a staring contest to determine who'll pay for the next round of beers at the bar.
  • Will You...?
    Things take a turn when Alex “pops the Question” to Hayden.
  • 16 Contestant Show Talent
    At a talent show, Contestant 16 recites the alphabet backwards
  • Drawing for Dad
    A father receives some surprising artwork from his son.
  • Good Night!
    A first-grader says “good night” to the various members of her family.
  • Mind of a Murderer
    In this monologue, an Asian giant hornet (murder hornet) shares its thoughts about humans' irrational fear of its species.
  • Ratings Boost
    Major League Baseball introduces macabre new rules to make the game more exciting to viewers.
  • It Mutates
    The coronavirus mutates into a surprising new strain...
  • Scary Larry
    Two demons play Ouija and connect with an otherwordly entity.
  • Truth Juice
    After breaking a vase in the dining room, a teenage boy faces discipline from his mother.
  • Oona's Me Party
    At her tea party, Oona rejects all of her friend's ideas during their playtime together.
  • Far From Man
    A pair of foxes enjoys a peaceful morning on a sandy beach. Then, a coyote comes along…
  • Uncaged
    Shark attack survivor, Rodney Fox, meets a hungry beast under the sea.
  • Stinkbird
    Over breakfast, Ethan attempts to get Michelle to feel better after a rough start to her day.


    *written in honor of playwright and friend, Matthew Weaver, for his 40th bday

  • Incident at a Jurassic Park!
    In this unconventional melodrama, a Brachiosaurus struggles to adjust after her long neck is reduced by a rival’s dark magic.
  • Lethal Vacation
    This holiday mash-up/parody is inspired by the following Christmas-set films:

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
    Lethal Weapon
    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    A Christmas Story
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtledoves
    It's Christmas morning down in the sewer, and teenage mutant ninja turtledove Raphaela isn't feeling very festive this year. However, Donatella, her sister, might have just the thing to put a smile on Raphaela's beak...


    *this play is inspired by the "two turtledoves" from the "12 Days of Christmas"
  • Gave You My Heart
    Santa Claus, behaving very strangely, visits a house in the dead of night.
  • Merry Birthday
    On December 25th, Chris receives a peculiar birthday gift from Lucy.
  • Back to School
    A veteran teacher returns to her school site in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
  • Tarantulanche!
    In the not-so-distant future, strangers Tom and Gwen await the arrival of a strange spider-filled
    storm.
  • Nine is Enough
    Two cats, buried in a pet cemetery, discuss how they got there… and what might be on the horizon for each of them.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Finds His Killer
    Suffering from writer’s block, Edgar Allan Poe struggles to enjoy a day at the circus with his wife, Virginia, until he discovers the perfect way to end his new detective story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue".
  • Cupid's Point
    While sitting in a car late at night, a young couple hears alarming news on the radio.
  • Save Some Room
    On their first date, Andrew asks Selene not to finish her meal. The reason why might surprise you...
  • The Quiet Game
    A mother uses extreme measures to make sure her kids stop bickering and start getting along.
  • Meet Cute
    In a movie theater, lonely thirtysomething-year-old Glenn meets the man of his dreams in the moments before a film starts. However, there is more to this “meet cute” scenario than meets the eye...

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PRODUCING, THIS PLAY HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY LEFT COAST PUBLISHING IN ONE OF THEIR ANTHOLOGIES. PLEASE, CONTACT THEM FOR ALL PRODUCTION INQUIRIES. THANK YOU!
  • Open Mic Night
    Surprises await audience members at a mysterious “Open Mic” performance.
  • Candlelight
    Two friends meet inside a dark attic to complete a dangerous supernatural task.
  • Potent
    Two friends discuss the effects they might have on the undead during a zombie apocalypse.
  • The Basement at Massacre Mansion
    Two friends, Kim and Candace, have a terrifyingly immersive experience with their virtual-reality headsets.
  • More Than a Sunburn
    Club-owner Teddy is accused of workplace discrimination by Drake, a bartender, but are the accusations completely unfounded?
  • Midnight Snack
    Late one night, a fed-up librarian stops a masked figure from putting something strange inside the library book drop.
  • HORNET BOOST!
    A woman listens—and responds—to an absurd radio advertisement.
  • Needs Underpants
    Dr. Insano’s assistant, Jack, critiques the doctor’s design of a steam-powered killing machine.
  • Anaconda in the Mangrove Trees
    Craig has concerns about his wife’s online shopping habits.
  • Our Species is Screwed
    Left off Noah’s Ark, two unicorns argue over their plight...and Scrabble.
  • Red Write Hand
    A woman makes a late-night visit to her brother to share a dark, disturbing secret.
  • Ten Minutes to Go
    Strangers, Grant and Theresa, sit next to each other on rollercoaster, QuikStryke. However, this
    is no ordinary coaster. It is designed to kill its riders, unhappy individuals who have paid for the
    opportunity to die in a state of euphoria. As the ride’s rockets charge, Grant and Theresa make a
    connection in their final moments of life.
  • Superior
    Inside a demolished city, two gigantic monsters argue about the importance of living peacefully on Earth with human beings.
  • Plenty of Fish
    On their second honeymoon, Husband and Wife hide in a dark room from the Orctopus, a hungry monster created in a mad experiment...The beast is on a rampage, picking off tourists like seals, hunting the couple. Only one of them has the smarts to get out of the room alive...
  • "F" is For...
    Sometime in the not-too-distant future, inside the headquarters of an American school
    district, District representative Dr. Quell meets with Katherine and Clarissa Clemons, the mother
    and older sister of troublemaking student, Abraham. The District is fed up with the boy’s
    misbehavior. No consequence they have ever given the boy has deterred or changed his
    mischievous ways. New...
    Sometime in the not-too-distant future, inside the headquarters of an American school
    district, District representative Dr. Quell meets with Katherine and Clarissa Clemons, the mother
    and older sister of troublemaking student, Abraham. The District is fed up with the boy’s
    misbehavior. No consequence they have ever given the boy has deterred or changed his
    mischievous ways. New policy adopted by the District dictates that rebellious students who do
    not respond well to traditional behavioral interventions must be publicly humiliated with the
    letter “F” “laserbranded” onto their faces. Clarissa argues with Dr. Quell that this is an
    unacceptable consequence for Abraham—it will ruin his self-esteem forever, but Katherine begins to
    side with the school district.
  • Son of a Bench
    At a park, a desperate young man asks a stranger for a rather unique favor: to turn the bench he is sitting on back into his mother.
  • Some Kind of Tortoise
    Bex jogs along an outdoor track and becomes frustrated when Erin passes her by…because Erin is showing off by running around the thing backwards.
  • All-Star Attitude
    At a T-Ball baseball game, two dads argue about the best way to raise their kids.
  • Not in Shining Armor
    A brave princess enters the Cave of Fire to stop the hellacious beast that has ravaged her kingdom.
  • Canseco's Cryptid Crew
    Nate tries to convince his wife, Marissa, to let him go hunting for Bigfoot alongside former Major League Baseball player, Jose Canseco*.
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    *inspired by Canseco’s actual Tweets, posted in early 2019
  • The Last Beans in the Box
    The final two jellybeans in a box of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans must decide if they should eat the deceased piece of candy left behind with them.
  • Super Parents
    A husband and wife imagine what the future holds for their superpowered toddler.
  • Tree Hugs
    In the middle of the woods, two trees converse with a man who’s camping nearby.
  • Nevada Johnson and the Meaning of Life
    Explorer Nevada Johnson enters the lower chamber of an ancient temple and discovers the true “meaning of life” hidden behind La Puerta Peligrosa, the fabled “Dangerous Door”…
  • Heaven Sent
    A couple receives a mysterious package on the morning of their wedding anniversary
  • Conflict/Resolution
    The setting is a cabin in the woods on a rainy night. Resolution had gotten away from Conflict for a time, but now Conflict is back, and Resolution’s old foe is ready to wreak havoc on the world once again. Using humor, drama, and suspense, CONFLICT/RESOLUTION personifies these two important story elements, generating audience members’ opinions about the necessity of each in the real world.
  • Bloodhound
    On the Staten Island Ferry, a woman finds the man she’s been looking for…after following his scent for miles and miles across New York City.
  • Smarty Pants
    On the morning of an important college exam, Megan seeks some last-minute encouragement from her boyfriend, Ty.
  • Elixir of Life
    A resurrected mummy argues with his wife, a modern-day woman, because she no longer wants him to practice an Ancient Egyptian custom: getting paid for his manual labor with beer.
  • Lollipop Lady
    Ned has some shocking news for fellow crossing guard, Aubrey: a child was struck and killed by a car outside the school where they work. And it may have been Ned’s fault…
  • Bring You Back
    A couple attends a fancy restaurant for a romantic meal. Only, things do not go quite as planned…
  • Never Before Seen Footage
    Cole has just died, and now he must meet with Liv, a “Judge” who looks at selected
    footage from his life, to determine if he should go to Heaven or suffer an eternity of
    eternal damnation.
  • Out of Circulation
    In this murder mystery dinner script, a group of literary characters gathers for an important meeting inside a school library. They are here to protest the Librarian’s decision to replace their stories with newer books. However, when the Librarian is found dead, the plot thickens…because someone in the room is responsible for the crime!

    Read on to see if you can figure out whodunnit!
  • The Killer Bee
    In this murder mystery dinner theatre script, former students return to Zachary Morris Middle School STEAM Magnet to participate in the 25th Annual Spelling Bee Competition. However, once the bee begins, one of the contestants dies under suspicious circumstances. And someone in the room is responsible for the crime!

    Read on to see if you can figure out whodunnit!
  • The Snowman Cometh
    A pair of elves decide to fight back against their boss, the tyrannical Santa Jr.
  • The Lost Puppy
    Two kids find a lost puppy and return it to its home. But things are not quite as they seem…
  • The Nightmare After Christmas
    This is not your average winter holiday play! Jack loves Halloween. He loves dressing up and scaring people. He does this for practically every holiday…except Christmas. Jack hates Christmas, since December 25th was the day his mother died.

    Jack locks himself in his bedroom on Christmas Day, refusing to speak with his dad or his older brother, Johnny. This does not stop Johnny from leaving a...
    This is not your average winter holiday play! Jack loves Halloween. He loves dressing up and scaring people. He does this for practically every holiday…except Christmas. Jack hates Christmas, since December 25th was the day his mother died.

    Jack locks himself in his bedroom on Christmas Day, refusing to speak with his dad or his older brother, Johnny. This does not stop Johnny from leaving a gift at Jack’s door. However, Jack does not unwrap the gift until the day after Christmas.
    Inside the gift box is a “magic” candy cane. When Jack licks the candy cane three times as instructed, a ghost appears, ready to “resurrect” three of Jack’s gifts from happier Christmas pasts. This is the Ghost of Christmas Presents, after all... (Not to be confused with the Ghost of Christmas Present. The Christmas Carol, this isn’t.)
  • When Did I Go?
    While visiting their parents’ new home, Brandon and Sara hike along a trail in the nearby woods.
    However, the siblings soon find themselves caught in the middle of a blizzard with seemingly no
    way out of the storm.
  • Not Inside
    Stephen cautions his older brother, Dean, against opening an umbrella indoors. Bad things happen.
  • Room for Two
    Tim’s possessed by a demon. But Tim isn’t cooperating, so the demon wants out.
  • Darkness Bites
    A brother and sister share an unforgettable meal as they “dine in the dark,” eating strange dishes at a restaurant in complete, all-consuming darkness.
  • Roadkill
    On her way to a Halloween party, Jess has a horrifying Uber ride.
  • Trail of Blood
    On their second date, a couple goes for a hike along a scenic trail. They soon discover they aren’t alone in the woods...
  • Lions, and Tigers, and Bears...Oh, My!
    A humorous, family-friendly take on the Story of Noah.*


    *This is my very first play, written when I was 16 years old, and performed at my church! It's interesting to go back and examine my playwriting origins!