Everett Robert

Everett Robert

Hailed as “one of our best new children’s authors” by Heartland Play Publishers, Everett Robert is an award winning author, playwright, actor, and director with over 20 years of experience.

A Kansas native, he is a graduate of Colby Community College and Fort Hays State University with degrees in Radio and Television Communication, English with a Drama Emphasis, and English Education.
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Hailed as “one of our best new children’s authors” by Heartland Play Publishers, Everett Robert is an award winning author, playwright, actor, and director with over 20 years of experience.

A Kansas native, he is a graduate of Colby Community College and Fort Hays State University with degrees in Radio and Television Communication, English with a Drama Emphasis, and English Education.

Focusing on works for young audiences and young actors as well as family friendly dramas, Everett is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, The Playwright’s Center, The Kansas Writer’s Association, and The Oklahoma Writer’s Federation.

Everett’s plays have been performed across the United States and internationally, including performances at Fancy Pants Theater in Kalamazoo, MI, Page One Studios in Atlanta, GA, Cambria High School, Cambria, WI, Stamford Homeschool Group in North Adams, MA, Hays Community Theater in Hays, KS, Spokane Stage Left in Spokane, WA, Mind The Gap Theatre in New York City. Everett’s works have also been performed by schools and churches from Kansas to the Philippines.

His play, #JohnDoe, premiered on Sherri's Playhouse, a podcast episode of Chatting With Sherri, where it was downloaded over 3 million times.

Published Works include: Based On The… (Black Box Theatre Publishing, 2014), Allie In Wonderland (Heartland Play Publishers, 2012), The Absolutely True Story of Tom Sawyer As Told By Becky Thatcher (Heartland Play Publishers, 2013), and winner of The Greatest Western Never Told included in the Cactus Country III Anthology (High Hill Press, 2013). Awards include: Third Place 2012 KWA Prose and Poetry Contest (first chapter), First place 2011 KWA Prose and Poetry Contest (first chapter), Fourth place 2011 KWA Prose and Poetry Contest (Adult Short Fiction), Third place 2011 Solomon Valley/Highway 24 Call For Voices (Adult Short fiction), Second Place Oklahoma Writer’s Federation 2011 Contest (Western Novel).

Plays

  • Competitive Bingo
    When a newcomer joins them on their final night of bingo, all sorts of history is revealed between two old "friends" in this 10 minute comedy.
  • Welcome To The Gun Show
    [short monologue] An overeager salesman at Uncle Sam's Gun Shop details why you should buy a gun at his shop versus at a different shop in this satirical look at gun control laws in the United States vs gun laws across the county using real stats and facts.
  • moonlit
    [short] A woman comes to grips with the reality of what her father did to her mother in this short Southern Gothic drama based on a short story by Ambrose Bierce.
  • Unanswered Questions
    [Short Monologue] A young girl deals with the aftermath of a school shooting in this monologue about gun control for a young actor.
  • A Wound Clock
    [One-Act] Set in the waning of the wild west, John Harris takes on corporate cattle interests when they purchase both the ranch he works for and the land he works on. Inspired by true events, A Wound Clock tells the story of the first ever union organized by cowboys and their attempt to fight for their labor rights and livelihoods utilizing allegory, interstitials, monologues, and time shifts to weave a complex story.
  • GUN PLAY-AN AMERICAN FAIRYTALE
    [Short play, 2 characters] A look at gun violence in America through the eyes of an extreme Right-wing radio host and a moderate caller.
  • Allie In Wonderland
    [One-Act] What happens when Alice forgets how to dream? That’s what the characters in this refreshing adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s timeless tale want to know. For one thing, Wonderland isn’t quite as wonderful anymore; the sparkle fades and the characters lose their luster. But rumor has it that thoroughly modern Alice, who prefers the name, Allie, is coming back. There’s hope yet for Wonderland if only the...
    [One-Act] What happens when Alice forgets how to dream? That’s what the characters in this refreshing adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s timeless tale want to know. For one thing, Wonderland isn’t quite as wonderful anymore; the sparkle fades and the characters lose their luster. But rumor has it that thoroughly modern Alice, who prefers the name, Allie, is coming back. There’s hope yet for Wonderland if only the Cat can convince her that the imagination is not only real but necessary. This is the opportunity for your actors and your audiences to see Alice in a new light and follow her through the rabbit hole where she rediscovers the magic of Wonderland along with all your favorite characters from the White Rabbit and the Caterpillar to Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, the Mad Hatter and the March Hair. And Wonderland wouldn’t be complete without the Queen of Hearts with her Flamingo croquet mallets who still threatens to “cut off her head!” But Allie has a weapon of her own; a Triple Chocolate Espresso Mocha Latté with whipped cream.
  • Organized Crime Christmas
    [10 Minute Play] Two mobsters are sent from New Jersey to a remote northern village to collect a gambling debt from a local dentist on Christmas Eve in this farcical 10 minute comedy.
  • All My Enemies Lay Beneath The Plains
    Short One-Act: Inspired by a single line in Bram Stoker's Dracula, ALL MY ENEMIES LAY BENEATH THE PLAINS is the Cowboy's story. Before sailing the Atlantic in search of love, cowboy Quincy Morris has a terrifying encounter in El Dorado, TX.
  • Hey Joe, What Do You Know
    [short monologue] This unique monodrama tells the familiar Christmas story from the perspective of a man wanting to know what Joseph was facing during the birth of Jesus. A great piece for Christmas pageants and church programs.
  • My Thoughts And Prayers
    [short play, monologue or more] A monodrama for one (or more) actors detailing the recent history of gun violence in the United States starting in 2009 and ending in 2018. Inspired by John Scalzi's "Thoughts and Prayers"
  • #JohnDoe
    [Full-Length] The McAllister family is like any American family, except for their wealth, the fact they are on television, and they are estranged. When the scion of the McAllister family passes away unexpectedly, the will is revealed to have a catch. In order to inherit their share, Allison, Amy, and Rodrick must work together to find the mysterious fourth recipient. But things don't go as planned and...
    [Full-Length] The McAllister family is like any American family, except for their wealth, the fact they are on television, and they are estranged. When the scion of the McAllister family passes away unexpectedly, the will is revealed to have a catch. In order to inherit their share, Allison, Amy, and Rodrick must work together to find the mysterious fourth recipient. But things don't go as planned and people aren't who they seem to be in this raucous comedy of errors.
  • With Apologies To White Elephants
    When his young girlfriend drops a bombshell on him, a college literature professor's life echos that of Hemingway's famous short story in this short play inspired by Hemingway's With Hills Like White Elephants.
  • Daisy Wheel
    [A Full-Length Work In Progress]--With the wail of a siren the lives of 50 year old Norma "Daisy" Acker and her 20something year old daughter in law Felice change. Brought together by grief and with only themselves to relay on, they move from Felice's home in Utah to Norma's hometown, a rural Kansas town in the midst of a farm crisis. Together the face love, hate, discrimination, and...
    [A Full-Length Work In Progress]--With the wail of a siren the lives of 50 year old Norma "Daisy" Acker and her 20something year old daughter in law Felice change. Brought together by grief and with only themselves to relay on, they move from Felice's home in Utah to Norma's hometown, a rural Kansas town in the midst of a farm crisis. Together the face love, hate, discrimination, and acceptance while family secrets are exposed.

    NOTE: this play contains some strong language from racist characters.
  • The First Adventure of Puss In Boots
    We all know the story of Puss In Boots but do we know the FIRST adventure of Puss In Boots? Find out in this comedic look at one of the most popular fairy tales of all time.
  • Billion Dollar Properties
    Short Monologue, WIP: In this TedTalk style monologue, LUCRETIA, a corporate spokeswoman, shares why illegal immigration is good for corporate America, but not in the ways you might think.
  • Dinner Date
    [short] A mother and father must face some uncomfortable truths when their daughter and her young teacher meet them for dinner in this comedy.
  • A Prayer For Waiting
    [short monologue] A Prayer For Waiting is a short monologue about death and dying from the point of view sitting at the beside of a dying person.
  • Warning Shots
    [short monologue] Relive the horrific attacks on Lawrence, KS during the US Civil War through the eyes of a 16 year old girl in this short monodrama.
  • Superstar
    [Short] A Rashomon style play about rape culture. A young woman accuses a high school football star of raping her and details the aftermath, while he defends himself. Loosely inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.
  • The Naked Truth
    [Short] For eight years Avalaro has sat in jail, for a crime committed as a child. Now Avalaro must face a difficult decision and in the process reflects on how the world has changed in eight years while recounting the crime that lead to a prison sentence. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes.
  • The Flight Of The Monarchs
    ONE-ACT, SHORT PLAY-WIP: A fictional account of the very true story of the first "manned" flight in a hot air balloon, The Flight Of The Monarchs tells the story of Abella, a duck with a clipped wing, Zdenek, a chicken, and Montauciel, a sheep who proved that lighter than air flight was safe for mankind. This short play for children tells the story of these brave animals, the Montgolfier brothers and...
    ONE-ACT, SHORT PLAY-WIP: A fictional account of the very true story of the first "manned" flight in a hot air balloon, The Flight Of The Monarchs tells the story of Abella, a duck with a clipped wing, Zdenek, a chicken, and Montauciel, a sheep who proved that lighter than air flight was safe for mankind. This short play for children tells the story of these brave animals, the Montgolfier brothers and along the way teach lessons that are still relevant today.
  • The Way Out West Gang Rides Again
    [One-Act] What happens when 3 hapless actors find themselves trying to save an Old West theater from the notorious Double D Gang? Mayhem, laughter, and fun. This parody of the American style melodrama is a delightful trip through slapstick, word play, fourth wall breaking, cross dressing, and fun. Reminiscent of The Marx Brothers, Abbott and Costello, Hope and Crosby, and The Reduced Shakespeare Company, this...
    [One-Act] What happens when 3 hapless actors find themselves trying to save an Old West theater from the notorious Double D Gang? Mayhem, laughter, and fun. This parody of the American style melodrama is a delightful trip through slapstick, word play, fourth wall breaking, cross dressing, and fun. Reminiscent of The Marx Brothers, Abbott and Costello, Hope and Crosby, and The Reduced Shakespeare Company, this was originally designed for 3 actors but can be performed by as many as 6.
  • The Absolutely True Story of Tom Sawyer as Told by Becky Thatcher
    [One-Act] So, you think you know what Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were up to back when they were supposed to be painting Aunt Polly’s fence? Well, think again. Becky Thatcher clues us in on the real story. Everett Robert skillfully mixes the events as told by Mark Twain with scenes depicting what Becky Thatcher claims really happened— all in great fun and with charming humor. The playing of the traditional scenes...
    [One-Act] So, you think you know what Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were up to back when they were supposed to be painting Aunt Polly’s fence? Well, think again. Becky Thatcher clues us in on the real story. Everett Robert skillfully mixes the events as told by Mark Twain with scenes depicting what Becky Thatcher claims really happened— all in great fun and with charming humor. The playing of the traditional scenes provides a great opportunity to relive your favorite moments from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” as retold by Mark Twain while experiencing something fresh from the imagination of one of our best new children’s authors, Everett Robert. And you’ll never guess how Becky Thatcher came to know so much!
  • Ripped
    A fresh take on Washington Irving's classic story Rip Van Winkle. Rip is your typical 1996 slacker. He bowls, hangs out with his friends, talks science fiction, and doesn't care about the future. But what happens when Rip finds himself in the strange new world of 2016? Lessons are learned and his life is changed.
  • 10 Minutes To Live
    [Short] A bank manager finds himself held hostage at the same time as his wife by a pair of bank robbers, but things aren't always as they appear in this noir style thriller.
  • Murder At Home
    [one-act] The suburbs are supposed to be a safe place. A place to raise your children, love your spouse, and protect them from the evils of the world. But that's not always the case. Sometimes the suburbs are a dark place and sometimes Murder Comes Home. Murder At Home presents thematically linked, one-act Noir style plays about home life, murder, and revenge. The first piece, TEN MINUTES TO LIVE, tells...
    [one-act] The suburbs are supposed to be a safe place. A place to raise your children, love your spouse, and protect them from the evils of the world. But that's not always the case. Sometimes the suburbs are a dark place and sometimes Murder Comes Home. Murder At Home presents thematically linked, one-act Noir style plays about home life, murder, and revenge. The first piece, TEN MINUTES TO LIVE, tells the story of a husband and wife whose idyllic life if shattered when a bank robbery comes home and things are never what they appear. The second, OLIVIA'S ROOM, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask of Amontillado, looks at two best friends whose lives have been shattered by one senseless tragedy and the results thereof. Pieces can be performed separately or together.
  • Daisy Wheel (A Radio Play)
    [FULL-LENGTH RADIO PLAY] When tragedy hits, Feclice, a young Latinx woman, and her mother-in-law Norma are forced to move back to Norma's home of Boaz, KS. With no family to help or support them, it is up to these two strong willed women to fend for themselves. Set against the backdrop of the 1980s farm crisis, Daisy Wheel explores the themes of small town living while different.
  • Sticks And Stones
    [Short monologue] This powerful monodrama for a young female actor deals with bullying and abuse. A great piece for forensics, competitive drama, and auditions.
  • Sputnik
    This 10-minute play explores the life of one of the strangest heroes of the Civil Rights movement, "bad guy" wrestler Roscoe "Sputnik" Monroe. 200 lbs of twisted steel and sex appeal, Monroe was a Kansas baker turned pro wrestler who is credited as being the catalyst for integrating sports arenas, restaurants, clubs, even car dealerships in 1960s Memphis, TN..
  • 10 Minutes Till Curtain
    A washed up professional wrestler reflects on his life and what brought him from the heights of his industry to the bottom. Connected to FAMILY TIME
  • FAMILY TIME
    [Short] A professional wrestler and his estranged sister reconnect after he wins the championship and talk about family and life.
  • In The Shadow Of The Cross
    [one-act] The Passion Week story, like you've never experienced it before. In The Shadow Of The Cross incorporates a minimalist set, a series of vignettes, and multimedia to retell the Easter story. Perfect for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or Easter Sunday services.. IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS utilizes a series of monologues, duets, and trios to retell the story of the last days of Jesus...
    [one-act] The Passion Week story, like you've never experienced it before. In The Shadow Of The Cross incorporates a minimalist set, a series of vignettes, and multimedia to retell the Easter story. Perfect for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or Easter Sunday services.. IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS utilizes a series of monologues, duets, and trios to retell the story of the last days of Jesus Christ. This play is perfect for churches or youth groups looking for a different way to tell a familiar story.
  • Based On The...
    Four classic stories told in a unique and exciting way forms the basis of this collection featuring duets and monodramas. Join two women, reunited years after their HS graduation, and examine the changes in their lives for the better and the worst in “The Reunion” based on the classic poem “A Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy. Meet Kid Blink, a union leader who led one of the most successful and infamous strikes in...
    Four classic stories told in a unique and exciting way forms the basis of this collection featuring duets and monodramas. Join two women, reunited years after their HS graduation, and examine the changes in their lives for the better and the worst in “The Reunion” based on the classic poem “A Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy. Meet Kid Blink, a union leader who led one of the most successful and infamous strikes in history, all at the age of 13, in “Blink” based on the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike. Based on “Lot 249″ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Mysterious Case of Lot 249″ is the story of a detective, on the trail of a mysterious killer, who doggedly interrogates a witness, who knows more then he’s telling. Finally, a young teenager tells the story of her unexpected pregnancy in “Miriam and Isa” based on the Biblical story.
  • The Defenders
    [Short] Based on a short story by Philip K Dick, The Defenders tells the fate of humanity in the near future after a catastrophic war and the future of warfare. Presented as a monologue but could be performed as a duet.
  • What The Leprechaun Said
    [short] A short comic retelling of the legend of Fergus mac Leti and his encounter with a trio of leprechauns.
  • Warning Shots (Short version)
    [Short monologue] A young girl, Aella, witnesses the two sackings of Lawrence, KS before and during the Civil War. In this monologue, she recounts her experiences and what she has learned from them.