River Timms

River Timms

River Timms was born in Alabama and raised in the sticks. They graduated from Belmont University with a B.A in Theatre in 2018 after years of trying to find their "thing". As an up-and-coming playwright, River's work has been seen in multiple staged readings and productions with Woven Theatre. As a gay and genderqueer playwright, they are most interested in LGBT-centric theatre. They currently...
River Timms was born in Alabama and raised in the sticks. They graduated from Belmont University with a B.A in Theatre in 2018 after years of trying to find their "thing". As an up-and-coming playwright, River's work has been seen in multiple staged readings and productions with Woven Theatre. As a gay and genderqueer playwright, they are most interested in LGBT-centric theatre. They currently live in Nashville, acting as the Resident Playwright and Literary Manager of Woven Theatre.

Plays

  • Tall Tales
    (FULL LENGTH, HORROR/DRAMA, 1.5-2 hours)

    Alabama is equally haunted by Christ and ghosts, and this is a play about both.

    Noah is a fresh college graduate that is forced to return to his hometown in rural Alabama after breaking up with his boyfriend. He meets his childhood friends to find that his old world has changed dramatically in the six years that he’s been gone; his tiny...
    (FULL LENGTH, HORROR/DRAMA, 1.5-2 hours)

    Alabama is equally haunted by Christ and ghosts, and this is a play about both.

    Noah is a fresh college graduate that is forced to return to his hometown in rural Alabama after breaking up with his boyfriend. He meets his childhood friends to find that his old world has changed dramatically in the six years that he’s been gone; his tiny town is dying as the city nearby expands, most of his friends are stuck in dead-end jobs that they never wanted, and his ex-boyfriend has returned to church and is now engaged to a woman. As Noah tries to find his new place in what he tried to leave behind, murders begin to occur, scandals are brought to light, and tragedy strikes in this slow-burn horror play about being othered in the Deep South.

    "At once it is a deeply personal introspection of growing up in a sternly religious and judgmental evangelical community in Alabama while it is also a larger-than-life, suspenseful seasonal tale of monsters, murders, and mayhem... there is some smart and snappy dialogue, more than a little humor and some revelations that are off-putting and disquieting." -Jeffery Ellis, Broadway World

    CW: homophobic slurs
  • Opus: The Totally Real, Not Made Up Story of a Boy and His Skeleton
    (FULL LENGTH, MODERN FANTASY/ADVENTURE, 2-2.5 hours)

    Dakota is a new player in Animal Town, a storytelling game invented by his friend Mason to create weird stories and better the lives of the players. When a mysterious villain called The Fox sends his player character to Hell, Dakota meets a skeleton named Ronald Opus. However, Hell is not a place of fire and brimstone in Animal Town, but rather...
    (FULL LENGTH, MODERN FANTASY/ADVENTURE, 2-2.5 hours)

    Dakota is a new player in Animal Town, a storytelling game invented by his friend Mason to create weird stories and better the lives of the players. When a mysterious villain called The Fox sends his player character to Hell, Dakota meets a skeleton named Ronald Opus. However, Hell is not a place of fire and brimstone in Animal Town, but rather “just another place to live." As Dakota becomes more attached to Opus and his own Animal Town experience, the barriers between the real world and the world of Animal Town begin to fade, and the story becomes much too real for Dakota's own good.
  • Reserved Seat
    (SHORT PLAY, MONOLOGUE, 10 min.)

    A young man reflects after the memorial service of a distant "friend".
  • (separate): A Five Minute Apology
    (SHORT PLAY, EXPERIMENTAL, 5-10 mins.)

    An abstract, experimental piece between two characters dealing with the ending of their relationship
  • Sync
    (FULL LENGTH, DRAMEDY, 1.5 hours)

    Brendan is a student that has recently been kicked out of college due to disciplinary measures. Tanya is a student that never leaves her room. One morning, they discover that they can somehow communicate telepathically despite living hundreds of miles away from each other.

    CW: discussion of suicide

    (THIS IS A FIRST DRAFT. Edits are...
    (FULL LENGTH, DRAMEDY, 1.5 hours)

    Brendan is a student that has recently been kicked out of college due to disciplinary measures. Tanya is a student that never leaves her room. One morning, they discover that they can somehow communicate telepathically despite living hundreds of miles away from each other.

    CW: discussion of suicide

    (THIS IS A FIRST DRAFT. Edits are not currently happening, but will happen in the future.)