Dominica Plummer

Dominica Plummer

Dominica Plummer's play "The Jinx" was a quarter finalist for the 2017 Lakeshore Players 10 minute play contest, and a finalist for the 2018 Midwest Dramatists Conference in Kansas City. Her play "The Assignment" (co-written with Austen Janna Borg) was a finalist for the 2019 Parish Players TENS Festival in Thetford, VT. In 2020, "The Green Bullet" was read online by The...
Dominica Plummer's play "The Jinx" was a quarter finalist for the 2017 Lakeshore Players 10 minute play contest, and a finalist for the 2018 Midwest Dramatists Conference in Kansas City. Her play "The Assignment" (co-written with Austen Janna Borg) was a finalist for the 2019 Parish Players TENS Festival in Thetford, VT. In 2020, "The Green Bullet" was read online by The Thelmas as part of their Weapons of Mass Creation program, London, UK. Dominica is a founding member of the online playwrights collective, Playwrights Thriving, and a member of Honor Roll, an advocacy group of women+ playwrights over 40. She holds degrees in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama.

Dominica is currently based in London, where she continues to write plays and theatre reviews. You can find her reviews at thespyinthestalls.com

Plays

  • The Roommate
    One act. Steph is looking for a new roommate. She’s happy to take anyone at a time of social distancing and decreased mobility. So when the overly friendly Vida turns up on her doorstep, Steph invites her in. Things get complicated when Steph’s boyfriend Jeff arrives unexpectedly, despite quarantine. Soon, he and Vida are “bonding” over probability distributions and stochastic modeling. Desperate to hold on to...
    One act. Steph is looking for a new roommate. She’s happy to take anyone at a time of social distancing and decreased mobility. So when the overly friendly Vida turns up on her doorstep, Steph invites her in. Things get complicated when Steph’s boyfriend Jeff arrives unexpectedly, despite quarantine. Soon, he and Vida are “bonding” over probability distributions and stochastic modeling. Desperate to hold on to a new source of income, Steph agrees to a game of Risk where winner takes all. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Jet Lag
    Short. Another pandemic play. Sophy, an archeologist, has just flown nonstop from Los Angeles to London. Something is not quite right in the London she has arrived in. She also has a bad conscience about the way she filled in the passenger locator form for the UK government before she left LA. She meets Eddie on the platform of a deserted train station. Soon she is wondering when she is, and why the streets are empty.
  • sixty ton angel falls to the earth
    Morality play. Death has finally come for Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense, and one of the chief architects of the Iraq War in 2003. But Rumsfeld is not going into the wild blue yonder without a fight. Death may finally have met a match.

    Written for Playwrights Thriving Genre shorts, July 2021.
  • Lunch
    Short. A post pandemic play. Rose and Ally, accompanied by Rose's seven year old son, Leo, are going for lunch at the zoo. Leo is lion mad, so where else do they hang out but the lion enclosure? But before Rose, Ally and Leo can eat, they've got to wait for the lions to have their lunch first. Only problem is, what's on the menu?

    Written for Playwrights Thriving February 2021 Food themed shorts
  • Marcus and Sextus Take A Bloody Walk Around London
    Short. Marcus and Sextus, ghostly Roman legionaries, have been marooned in London for a couple of millennia. Marcus is desperate to return to Rome, but first he has to locate a mysterious stone he lost one drunken night circa AD 60 in the City of London.

    Written as a "walking play" for a collection curated by Claudia Haas. You can find Claudia's plays on NPX at: https://...
    Short. Marcus and Sextus, ghostly Roman legionaries, have been marooned in London for a couple of millennia. Marcus is desperate to return to Rome, but first he has to locate a mysterious stone he lost one drunken night circa AD 60 in the City of London.

    Written as a "walking play" for a collection curated by Claudia Haas. You can find Claudia's plays on NPX at: https://newplayexchange.org/users/948/claudia-haas
  • Eucalyptus Drops, Cobblestone Alleyways, Sodium Pentathol and You
    Short. Thomas Venner, a deeply religious leader of the Fifth Monarchy Men (and a few Women) has won an unexpected victory against the troops of the recently restored King Charles the Second. Convinced that the End of Days is near, and that King Jesus is about to take his earthly throne, Venner takes a moment in a cobblestoned alleyway in the City of London. A time traveling historian and a talking ginger tom...
    Short. Thomas Venner, a deeply religious leader of the Fifth Monarchy Men (and a few Women) has won an unexpected victory against the troops of the recently restored King Charles the Second. Convinced that the End of Days is near, and that King Jesus is about to take his earthly throne, Venner takes a moment in a cobblestoned alleyway in the City of London. A time traveling historian and a talking ginger tom cat are waiting for him.

    Written for the Playwrights Thriving 2020 Secret Santa Title Exchange.
    Title gifted by the equally gifted Scott Sickles. Scott's plays are on NPX.
  • The Language Bear
    Short. Three year old Poppy is having trouble sleeping. She knows she's too old to go into her parents' bedroom and wake them, so she's brought an imaginary friend to help sort out the problem that's keeping her awake.
  • The Green Bullet
    Short. Sarah is getting ready to replant her grandpa’s old hop garden. She is interrupted by Matt, a former friend who has come to make amends for something he did in the past.
  • Interview with a Dinosaur
    Short. An ordinary family sits down to an ordinary dinner, only to be interrupted by a muck-raking journalist.
  • The Assignment (written with Austen Janna Borg)
    Short. Tasha has been given the assignment of interviewing a local hero about 9-11, and she’s found Monty’s name on Google. But Monty refuses to talk about that day, and only after Tasha explains that she has to get an ‘A’ on this assignment, does Monty finally relent. In the ensuing revelations, Tasha discovers the story of not one, but two heroes, and Monty finds a friend he can talk to about the past.
  • Yarn and Anarchy — a Christmas play
    Short. Ex-chemistry professor Samantha makes gifts with a difference, which is why, one Christmas Eve, Santa comes visiting for one of her custom made surprises. But this is one sinister Saint Nick with a hidden agenda, so how can Samantha avoid being part of his nefarious plans?
  • The Jinx
    Short. Diehard Red Sox fan Joe meets the girl of his dreams. He introduces her to his best friend Mike at a game. Mike discovers that Gracie has a terrible secret. He tells Joe that he is going to have to make a choice: the Sox or his girl. Either way, Joe’s choice threatens to break his heart.

    Forthcoming from Next Stage Press as part of Nine Plays for Nine Innings. Publication date October 2022...
    Short. Diehard Red Sox fan Joe meets the girl of his dreams. He introduces her to his best friend Mike at a game. Mike discovers that Gracie has a terrible secret. He tells Joe that he is going to have to make a choice: the Sox or his girl. Either way, Joe’s choice threatens to break his heart.

    Forthcoming from Next Stage Press as part of Nine Plays for Nine Innings. Publication date October 2022. Please contact me at the button for production rights until further notice.
  • Love Potion Not So Fine
    Short. Dusty and Tim are on the brink of launching a major new discovery in the field of "intimate relations" -- but have they invented this chemistry breakthrough for love, or money?
  • Second Honeymoon
    Short. Jack and Mary are planning a second honeymoon. Jack would like to return to the seaside town where they enjoyed their first -- but Mary hankers to visit a very different location. Can Mary convince Jack to consider a trip that doesn't include fish and chips, soccer, and a pint at the pub around the corner?
  • Taking Flight
    Short. Ruby needs to leave Jason. Nora is trying to help her. Will Ruby go through with it? And can she leave Mr. Bear behind as well?
  • The Cool Go Kart -- a monologue
    A young boy is about to race his go kart against his rival Alex -- who always gets the cool stuff.

  • Vermont Farmer -- a monologue
    A neighbor reminisces about Fred, a Vermont farmer.