Steven G. Martin

Steven G. Martin

Member, Dramatists Guild of America

Plays

  • /ärt/
    TEN MINUTE: Emotions run high in the judges room during an art competition. Two judges implore the third judge to vote in favor of their favorites, and when the artists are invited for interviews chaos erupts.
  • A Humble Path
    TEN MINUTE: Abe, a sheepish man in his late 30s to early 40s, puts himself through a test to better understand his true nature. He understands his true nature and rejects it.
  • Inez Cupcakes Starring in: "Math Problems"
    TEN MINUTE: Third-grade student Inez Cupcakes is good at math. She is especially good at multiplying numbers in her head very quickly, to the amusement of her friends and delight of her teacher. But Inez's friends talk with her only about math, she may become the teacher's pet, and a jealous student asks her to answer incorrectly once in a while. Inez has math problems, and not the fun kind she likes...
    TEN MINUTE: Third-grade student Inez Cupcakes is good at math. She is especially good at multiplying numbers in her head very quickly, to the amusement of her friends and delight of her teacher. But Inez's friends talk with her only about math, she may become the teacher's pet, and a jealous student asks her to answer incorrectly once in a while. Inez has math problems, and not the fun kind she likes to solve; but with gentle coaxing from her teacher Miss Ella Louella Santa Rose Plum, Inez knows the best answer to all of them.
  • KiKi Pineapple Starring In: "Saving the World!"
    TEN MINUTE: Third-grader KiKi Pineapple uses her imagination to defeat enemies of Earth during recess, but her empathy and kindness are what saves the day when a bossy classmate makes fun of her.
  • Modern Miracle
    TEN MINUTE; Jesús has a perfect meal prepared for Maddie, Marco, Lucas and Johnna. Their tastes and preferences may frustrate him so much, though, that this could be the final supper for group of friends.
  • O.B.O.
    TEN MINUTE: Cassie, a 30-year-old woman who has been subjected to her parents' brutality for years, enacts her final piece of revenge at their graves.
  • The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V.
    FULL LENGTH: The highlight of forty-year-old Benny V.'s day is eating his microwaved dinner and falling asleep at 8 p.m. in his apartment decorated with old college dormitory furniture. Then a mysterious invitation leads Benny V. on a journey that connects him with new people, places and experiences. "The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V." looks at how we engage the world and how going...
    FULL LENGTH: The highlight of forty-year-old Benny V.'s day is eating his microwaved dinner and falling asleep at 8 p.m. in his apartment decorated with old college dormitory furniture. Then a mysterious invitation leads Benny V. on a journey that connects him with new people, places and experiences. "The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V." looks at how we engage the world and how going outside out comfort zone affects our lives.
  • The Cask of Amontillado, adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name
    Work in Progress. Lying on his deathbed, Montresor confesses to God how he killed Fortunato.
  • 153
    TEN MINUTE: The three characters are representations of the same man at ages eighteen, forty-five and ninety. The middle-aged man and the young man are traveling through a barren, desolate space. They fold clothes and place them into suitcases for their next journey. But arguments arise about leadership and bad life choices. The elderly man arrives and takes charge, granting the forgiveness to the other two and...
    TEN MINUTE: The three characters are representations of the same man at ages eighteen, forty-five and ninety. The middle-aged man and the young man are traveling through a barren, desolate space. They fold clothes and place them into suitcases for their next journey. But arguments arise about leadership and bad life choices. The elderly man arrives and takes charge, granting the forgiveness to the other two and all the choices they made that inflicted suffering on themselves.
  • The Down-Low Dating Show
    Dick Overtron, a married man, just wants to have sex with another guy. So he appears as a contestant on the hottest show in the world, The Down-Low Dating Show, in hopes of finding the sort of hot, masculine buddy he wants and deserves while his wife travels on a tour bus. It's a shame things go wrong.
  • White Noise
    FIVE MINUTE: An ever-growing chorus of diverse voices speaks against the rise of hatred, bias and inequality due to religious and ethnic or racial differences. More of the disenfranchised seek to share their story, seek to be understood by white, Christian Americans, which could lead to uncomfortable conversations and soul searching. What can white Americans do as internal strife grows?

    The...
    FIVE MINUTE: An ever-growing chorus of diverse voices speaks against the rise of hatred, bias and inequality due to religious and ethnic or racial differences. More of the disenfranchised seek to share their story, seek to be understood by white, Christian Americans, which could lead to uncomfortable conversations and soul searching. What can white Americans do as internal strife grows?

    The perfect remedy: a 2-CD compilation called "White Noise," which plays over the complexity of today's world with soothing, easy-to-appreciate babble of little consequence. Available at several convenient locations, including most broadcast and print media.
  • For Richard, for Poorer
    Eddie is having a difficult day. Neither sublime affirmations from https://www.louisehay.com nor the perfect lemon sponge cake with raspberry filling can help. Sure he's getting married to the man he loves -- a Baptist, gay, vegetarian accordion player -- but he realizes that he himself isn't interesting or layered enough to make the marriage last 'til death do they part.
  • It's an Espresso Drink with Foamy Steamed Milk
    TWO MINUTE: Stella and Stellan spend the last two minutes of Earth's existence complaining about how terrible Tuesdays are, discussing out-of-production lip balm and sipping macchiatos.