Asher Wyndham

Asher Wyndham

Asher Wyndham (he/him/his) can be reached at asherwyndham"at"yahoo.com. His website is www.robotwriter.co. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. His plays have been produced all over the United States, also Canada, England and Australia. Theatres that have developed his work include Theatre InspiraTO in Toronto; Insignificant Theatre in London; Movement Theatre Company in NYC;...
Asher Wyndham (he/him/his) can be reached at asherwyndham"at"yahoo.com. His website is www.robotwriter.co. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. His plays have been produced all over the United States, also Canada, England and Australia. Theatres that have developed his work include Theatre InspiraTO in Toronto; Insignificant Theatre in London; Movement Theatre Company in NYC; Wordsmyth Theater Company and Mildred's Umbrella in Houston. His play CASSIUS SARGENT'S CHICKEN BONES was awarded the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play and a fellowship to the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference from the Kennedy Center, and a mainstage reading and the Holland New Voices Award from the Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha. His play ALLEGRA (now titled THE PLATYPODES) was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference and a national finalist for the David Cohen Award from the Kennedy Center's ACTF. His short plays are published by Original Works Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Dramatic Publishing, YouthPlays, and Applause. He studied playwriting under the late Lanford Wilson at the Edward Albee New Playwrights Workshop at the University of Houston. He's a member of the Playwrights' Center and Dramatists Guild. He lives in Minneapolis.

Plays

  • THE PLATYPODES: A Full-Length Play
    FULL-LENGTH. Has never received a professional production. Seeking development.
    THE PLATYPODES is about Allegra Gray, a pregnant woman, making a difficult decision for herself and her brother who has Down syndrome. Complicating matters is that her entire city knows that she is pregnant. This political play deals with the current restrictions on reproductive rights, but is also an intimate family drama...
    FULL-LENGTH. Has never received a professional production. Seeking development.
    THE PLATYPODES is about Allegra Gray, a pregnant woman, making a difficult decision for herself and her brother who has Down syndrome. Complicating matters is that her entire city knows that she is pregnant. This political play deals with the current restrictions on reproductive rights, but is also an intimate family drama and a tragedy about one woman's heroic act of will.

    RECOGNITION :
    Selected as part of New Play Exchange's list 'Passing the Bechdel Test' by Danielle Ozymandias, 2018.
    For previous version when the play was titled ALLEGRA:
    Semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, 2012.
    National Finalist for the David Mark Cohen Award, the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, 2011.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1
    FULL-LENGTH. Recommendations are below for each monologue in the collection: BARSHA BADAL, YOUNG VETERAN ADAM AMERSON, VALERIE: A COSPLAY MONOLOGUE, DON PONZO!!!, MANNY AQUINO, and MISS UNDERSTOOD.

    SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1 is a collection of American voices, rural and urban, low-to-middle class. Comedic and dramatic, active and physical, some with audience participation.The...
    FULL-LENGTH. Recommendations are below for each monologue in the collection: BARSHA BADAL, YOUNG VETERAN ADAM AMERSON, VALERIE: A COSPLAY MONOLOGUE, DON PONZO!!!, MANNY AQUINO, and MISS UNDERSTOOD.

    SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1 is a collection of American voices, rural and urban, low-to-middle class. Comedic and dramatic, active and physical, some with audience participation.The monologues take place at a motel in Nebraska, a Knights of Columbus, a Cosplay convention, a Renaissance Fair, a front yard in Arizona, and a park in Flint, Michigan.The characters have political, cultural, sexual and racial differences, but they all have something in common: they are Americans struggling, questioning, and dreaming, and hoping for a better life.

    2 hours.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 2
    FULL-LENGTH. Work-in-progress. The volume now includes nearly 2 hrs worth of monologues, all available on my NPX page: SANDY, COACH BECKY, ELLA-BELLA, RENATA, JANEY SMITH, and FAWZIE. More to come, including monologues for men. Each monologue has an American working what many would consider a "bad" or "difficult" job. Through that thread, the monologues examine social and class issues and a...
    FULL-LENGTH. Work-in-progress. The volume now includes nearly 2 hrs worth of monologues, all available on my NPX page: SANDY, COACH BECKY, ELLA-BELLA, RENATA, JANEY SMITH, and FAWZIE. More to come, including monologues for men. Each monologue has an American working what many would consider a "bad" or "difficult" job. Through that thread, the monologues examine social and class issues and a variety of subjects such as higher education, Islamophobia, sex discrimination, inequalities, poverty, ignorance in the Age of Trump. A director picks and arranges monologues, so each production will be different!
  • SOME AMERICAN WOMEN: SOME MONOLOGUES
    FULL-LENGTH. In development. A volume of monologues for female actors. This volume includes monologues from my two volumes of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES and some not part of those volumes. More to be added, including roles for 40+ and seniors! Monologues are availabe for reading on my NPX page. The monologues for now include BARSHA BADAL, VALERIE, RENATA, MEGAN, SANDY, COACH BECKY, ELLA-BELLA, JOCELYN,...
    FULL-LENGTH. In development. A volume of monologues for female actors. This volume includes monologues from my two volumes of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES and some not part of those volumes. More to be added, including roles for 40+ and seniors! Monologues are availabe for reading on my NPX page. The monologues for now include BARSHA BADAL, VALERIE, RENATA, MEGAN, SANDY, COACH BECKY, ELLA-BELLA, JOCELYN, JANEY SMITH, and FAWZIE.
    3 HRS+
  • SOME KIDS: SOME MONOLOGUES
    FULL LENGTH. A growing collection of monologues for kids, tweens and teenagers. For now, the collection includes the following monologues which are available to read on this page. Dino Kid, Dolphin Kid, Turtle Kid, Vulture Girl, Earthworm Kid, Mini (Mini's Yard Sale), Alex, Payton, Alyssa, Phoebe (Phoebe Goes Bonkers), Riley, Mick, Some Kid, Johnny Rivers, Ramona, Francis/Frances, Zoey, Shay, Sam (Sam...
    FULL LENGTH. A growing collection of monologues for kids, tweens and teenagers. For now, the collection includes the following monologues which are available to read on this page. Dino Kid, Dolphin Kid, Turtle Kid, Vulture Girl, Earthworm Kid, Mini (Mini's Yard Sale), Alex, Payton, Alyssa, Phoebe (Phoebe Goes Bonkers), Riley, Mick, Some Kid, Johnny Rivers, Ramona, Francis/Frances, Zoey, Shay, Sam (Sam Knows How to Use the Coffee Maker), Nolan, Frankie, Monique, Jesse/Jessie (Dream House), Quinn, Diver (Diving Practice), Mandy Brewster.
  • BARSHA BADAL: A MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. BARSHA BADAL, an Indian immigrant, comes to terms with her new life in the United States, doing laundry in a motel somewhere in Nebraska. 20 minutes. This is part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1.
  • YOUNG VETERAN ADAM AMERSON: A MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Adam Amerson, a young veteran, tries to sell his dream house at his local Knights of Columbus. A monologue with pictures. 13-15 minutes. This is part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1.
  • VALERIE: A COSPLAY MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Valerie, a Cos-Player, isn't taking $!$& from the male participants at the convention center. This year she's bringing pepper-spray and a new kick-ass costume. 10-13 minutes. This is part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1.
  • DON PONZO!!! A MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Don Ponzo, a postal worker, attends a Renaissance Fair dressed up as a brave knight. It's a way for him to deal with the death of his soldier brother in Afghanistan. It gets complicated when Klingons show up. 15 minutes. This is part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1.
  • MISS UNDERSTOOD: A MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Miss Understood, the Glamazon of Flint, Michigan, is the birthday entertainment for her 5-year old nephew. In the course of the monologue, she entertains you, her gurlfriends, with her dance moves and her fondness for the X-Men mutant Bishop, and gives her thoughts on a variety of topics including racism, white privilege and American aggression overseas. She's fierce, fabulous, and a bit trashy. A...
    ONE-ACT. Miss Understood, the Glamazon of Flint, Michigan, is the birthday entertainment for her 5-year old nephew. In the course of the monologue, she entertains you, her gurlfriends, with her dance moves and her fondness for the X-Men mutant Bishop, and gives her thoughts on a variety of topics including racism, white privilege and American aggression overseas. She's fierce, fabulous, and a bit trashy. A monologue structured like a drag show and cabaret show, with singing, dancing, politics, Pringles, drinking, and trash-talking. And also a fire-safety exercise! 25 minutes. This is part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1.
  • MANNY AQUINO: A MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. An immigrant taxi driver entertains his son and Winnie-the-Pooh before leaving for work. It doesn't go well. 20 minutes. This is part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1.
  • OLD COWBOY CHUCK: A MONOLOGUE FOR A GAY SENIOR
    SHORT. Chuck, a gay senior, has a difficult time dealing with the homophobia at his home for senior citizens, especially during Pride month.
    A monologue for a gay senior 80+. Can be played by a younger senior actor.
  • MEGAN (MOMMY): A LIFETIME FITNESS MONOLOGUE
    TEN-MINS. Megan, a working mom, thinks about cancelling her gym membership. A monologue with a few Zumba moves.
    There is a shorter version for audition under Script Sample.
  • JAX: A MONOLOGUE FOR A TRANS MALE ACTOR
    SHORT. Jax, a trans male student at Electrician's School, explains yesterday's absence.
    5 MINS.
  • FAWZIE: A HOTEL CHAMBERMAID MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Fawzie, a chambermaid, is having a hard time not being angry during Ramadan, especially now that the hotel is hosting an Alt-Right/White Nationalist conference. A comedy. Part of the second volume of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 15-20 mins.
  • RENATA: A POST-MATERNITY MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. System developer/tester Renata has been back at work from Maternity Leave for a month, and she wasn't invited to a major meeting. Don't interrupt her!
    Part of volume 2 of Some Americans: Some Monologues
    A 2min audition monologue is attached under SCRIPT SAMPLE.
  • COACH BECKY: A LITTLE LEAGUE T-BALL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Becky, a coach for Little League T-Ball, responds to a parent critical of her coaching -- minutes after a game. A comedic monologue on 'helicopter parenting' -- on and off the field -- and its negative impact on children. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 2. 3 minutes.
    There is a shorter version for audtion under Script Sample.
  • SANDY: A SUPERCENTER EMPLOYEE MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Sandy, a full-time employee working the graveyard shift at a supercenter, introduces the newbies (the audience) to the business, while struggling to come to terms with her life after college. A monologue with audience participation. 15 minutes. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 2.
  • ELLA-BELLA, THE BOOK FAIRY: A CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Ella-Bella, the Book Fairy welcomes you to the Children's Library! C'mon, kids, cross the "magic threshold" (to quote former President Obama). During the monologue the audience (the kids) will write Letters of Recommendation in crayon, while the Book Fairy encourages the audience to consider her book suggestions. A monologue on ignorance and hate in the Age of Trumpism, and the...
    ONE-ACT. Ella-Bella, the Book Fairy welcomes you to the Children's Library! C'mon, kids, cross the "magic threshold" (to quote former President Obama). During the monologue the audience (the kids) will write Letters of Recommendation in crayon, while the Book Fairy encourages the audience to consider her book suggestions. A monologue on ignorance and hate in the Age of Trumpism, and the power of books to make us better citizens.

    This monologue is part of the second volume of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 15 minutes.
  • JANEY SMITH: A FOOTBALL FAN MONOLOGUE
    SHORT/10 MIN. Janey Smith is a Vikings fan and she's ready for Super Bowl week. An entire week of sex in houses around Minneapolis. She wants to make sure she gets paid what she deserves--so she can provide for her baby.
    Part of the second volume of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 10 minutes.
  • MAX: A SOUP KITCHEN COOK MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Max, a former homeless person, now a soup kitchen cook, struggles to keep his/her/their job after admitting to the boss that different ingredients were added to the homeless meals and even entirely new meals inspired by Rachel Ray and Giada de Laurentiis were made.
    The monologue focuses on America's dependency on food additives and chemicals and their harmful effects on its consumers,...
    SHORT. Max, a former homeless person, now a soup kitchen cook, struggles to keep his/her/their job after admitting to the boss that different ingredients were added to the homeless meals and even entirely new meals inspired by Rachel Ray and Giada de Laurentiis were made.
    The monologue focuses on America's dependency on food additives and chemicals and their harmful effects on its consumers, especially the homeless. 6-7 minutes. Part of Volume 2 of Some Americans: Some Monologues.
  • (in progress) SAMMY: A THRIFT STORE WORKER MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Sammy, a disabled thrift store worker with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, sanitizes donated toys in a sheltered workplace. It's not an ordinary day, it's a big day: Sammy will meet with the Boss about his/her performance and argue for a raise.
    A monologue about segregated sheltered workplaces for the disabled and the slave labor of disabled workers who make less than federal minimum wage.
  • DOLPHIN KID: A MONOLOGUE (POOLSIDE)
    SHORT. Dolphin Kid doesn't want to swim at the local swimming pool.
    Perfect for auditon/competition.
    4 MINS.
  • TURTLE KID: A NEWBIE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A kid in a ninja turtle costume attempts to save turtles in a park from bikers.
    A monologue perfect for competition.
  • DINO KID: A MONOLOGUE WITH T-REX, STEGOSAURUS, BRONTOSAURUS, TRICERATOPS AND A FEW OTHER DINOSAURS
    SHORT. A child's ride home from school didn't go well. A monologue that addresses bullying on school buses. 3 minutes or so.
  • EARTHWORM KID: A MONOLOGUE PLAY FOR AN ACTOR'S INDEX FINGER
    SHORT. A play for elementary school kids. An earthworm's first day above ground.
    The actor playing the worm with the index finger wears a cloud/sun headdress. Optional roles: bumblebee, dandelions, bird, and butterfly.
  • VULTURE GIRL: A HALLOWEEN MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A girl doesn't want to wear angel wings or a crown for Halloween.
    3 mins.
  • ALYSSA: A MIDDLE SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Alyssa, a middle school student, crashes a teacher-parent meeting.
    5 MINS.
  • RILEY: A SUMMER (THERAPY) CAMP MONOLOGUE
    10 MIN. Riley, a teen with a serious addiction to videogames, attempts an escape from summer therapy camp.
  • DIVING PRACTICE: A TEEN MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A high-school diving champion has a hard time getting ready for practice.
    5 MINS.
    Perfect for competition.
  • SAM KNOWS HOW TO USE THE COFFEE MAKER: A TYA MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Sam acts out a conversation with their father before he enters the kitchen. A monologue perfect for competition.
  • ZOEY: A HIGH SCHOOL MONOLOGUE (IN THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE)
    SHORT. Zoey is in the principal's office wearing a big, ugly sweater that looks like it's made of cat hair.
    6-7 minutes.
  • PAYTON: A BACK-TO-SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A child doesn't want the shoes with LED blinking lights. For an actor 6-8 or a child that can come across any age between 6-8.
    Part of 'Playwrights Say Never Again to School Shootings' curated by playwright Rachael Carnes.
  • DREAM HOUSE: A Short TYA Monologue Play
    SHORT. Perfect for competition. This is published by Dramatic Publishing in ORIGINAL MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHOOL SCENES AND MONOLOGUES.
    Can be played by a male or female actor.
  • MANDY BREWSTER: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Mandy Brewster's boyfriend has a freeride through college because he signed up for the National Guard. She doesn't know what to do: accept it and stay with him or break up with him.
    Great for audition monologue for a young female actor. 5 minutes.
    This monologue can also be produced for a festival on issues of war.
  • QUINN: A MONOLOGUE FOR A NON-BINARY ACTOR
    SHORT. Perfect for audition or a festival on LGBTQIA themes.
    Quinn, a non-binary individual, just wants to pick up grandpa at the Senior Citizen Home; however, the front desk person is making it difficult.
    2 minutes. This was written specifically for the website "Non-Binary Monologues." https://nonbinarymonologues.wordpress.com
  • SOME KID: A MONOLOGUE (NOT REALLY, IT'S MORE LIKE A PLAY TITLED "ELECTION DAY" STARRING TOY FIGURES AS AMERICAN CITIZENS)
    SHORT. Written as a submission for Protest Play Project's call for non-partisan plays encouraging people to vote in the Election. No, I wasn't drunk when I wrote this, but I had a sugar high.
    A kid in line on Election Day makes a play titled "Election Day" starring some toy figures. One actor, but with the toy figures, it's really 4 or more characters, but not really. A monologue...
    SHORT. Written as a submission for Protest Play Project's call for non-partisan plays encouraging people to vote in the Election. No, I wasn't drunk when I wrote this, but I had a sugar high.
    A kid in line on Election Day makes a play titled "Election Day" starring some toy figures. One actor, but with the toy figures, it's really 4 or more characters, but not really. A monologue play, but not really.
    The text includes pictures of Playmobil figures selected from my big collection.
  • SCREW YOU ZUCKERBERG! (or, PHOEBE GOES BONKERS NEAR THE EDGE OF THE GRAND CANYON): A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Phoebe, a 13 year-old girl, is not having a fun time on her summer vacation with her social-media obsessed parents.
  • MINI'S YARD SALE: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Mini, a Mexican-American girl, tells you (her classmates) why she recently moved to California from Arizona. Perfect monologue for a girl 7-10.

    Published in One on One: Playing with a Purpose, Monologues for Kids 7-15, edited by Stephen Fife, from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2013.
  • ALEX: A RECESS MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Alex, a middle school student, confronts a bully after a lockdown drill.
  • RAMONA, A ZOMBIE NAZI ARMY KILLER WHO HAPPENS TO BE A PRE-TEEN GIRRRL: AN ARCADE MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Ramona, a tween, loves the movie theatre arcade. 4 minutes.
    Perfect for competition.
  • SHAY, JUNIOR SCIENTIST: A MONOLOGUE FOR A TRANS GIRL
    SHORT. Shay, a trans girl in an Advanced Placement Science class, stops roll-call.
    4 to 5 mins.
  • NOLAN (SOME BOY WITH A NECK BRACE): A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Nolan, 13, has a neck brace, oouch.
    4 minutes, perfect for competition.
  • FRANKIE: A MONOLOGUE FOR A KID WHO HATES CIGARETTES
    SHORT. Frankie confronts his/her/their parents for smoking.
    4 mins. Perfect for competition.
  • MICK: A MIDDLE-SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Mick, a middle-school student, gives his guy friends a lesson on successfully asking a girl out. Because he's a professional at it.

    Perfect for competition.
  • FRANCIS/FRANCES: A SUNDAY SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A child at Sunday School tells the teacher the meaning of the Flood story.
    2 and a half minutes (more if the kid eats animal crackers).
  • JOHNNY RIVERS, AMATEUR FASHION CORRESPONDENT, LIVE ON ELECTION DAY: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A middle-schooler who happens to be an amateur fashion correspondent, kind of like Joan Rivers on the red carpet, reports on fashion, live from the voting line on Election Day. 3 mins.

    Written for Get Out the Vote - an initiative for Protest Plays Project.
  • MONIQUE: A MONOLOGUE FOR A GIRL IN MIDDLE-SCHOOL
    Work in progress.
    SHORT. Monique tells her Dad about something that happened during Second Recess. 3 minutes.
  • CASSIUS SARGENT'S CHICKEN BONES: A One Act Play
    ONE-ACT. Hasn't received a professional production.
    11 PM, Houston. Cassius Sargent, a homeless man, wants to return home. When a young man approaches him, offering him more than just food, his life is forever changed. His dream will come true only if he accepts the deal--beating up another homeless man.
    WINNER! of the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play at the Kennedy Center'...
    ONE-ACT. Hasn't received a professional production.
    11 PM, Houston. Cassius Sargent, a homeless man, wants to return home. When a young man approaches him, offering him more than just food, his life is forever changed. His dream will come true only if he accepts the deal--beating up another homeless man.
    WINNER! of the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play at the Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival, with a fellowship at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2010; awarded with the Holland New Voices Award and a mainstage reading at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, 2010; when it was longer, a semi-finalist for Playwright's Week at the Lark, 2010.
    The play is about 35 minutes long.
  • HAPPI IN IOWA
    ONE ACT. Becky, a transgender aunt, has returned to Iowa from Japan to try to reunite with her nephew. It's difficult because her nephew just got out of jail for a childhood crime against a gay kid.

    Selected for the William Inge Theater Festival's New Play Lab, 2018.
    National Semi-Finalist for the Kennedy Center's American Theatre College Festival's Ten-Minute Play...
    ONE ACT. Becky, a transgender aunt, has returned to Iowa from Japan to try to reunite with her nephew. It's difficult because her nephew just got out of jail for a childhood crime against a gay kid.

    Selected for the William Inge Theater Festival's New Play Lab, 2018.
    National Semi-Finalist for the Kennedy Center's American Theatre College Festival's Ten-Minute Play Festival, 2010.
    The longer version is attached. There is a ten-minute version.
  • FATIMA & MAAMA: A Ten-Minute TFY Play
    SHORT/10 MIN. Fatima, a 15-year old Iraqi-American girl, wants to attend her Homecoming Dance so she can impress some bullies --with her HARDCORE KRUMPING! Her traditional mother says No.
    National Semi-Finalist for the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival's Ten-Minute Play Festival, 2009.
  • WHAT SOME GIRLS DO FOR MALL GIFT CERTIFICATES
    SHORT. Published by Smith & Kraus, 2016.
  • WACKY JACKIE AND AUNT EVANGELINE: A ONE-ACT PLAY
    ONE-ACT. Unproduced. An aunt and niece clash behind a Wal-Mart at midnight in Tucson. Aunt Evangeline wants to know why Jackie left Wal-Mart without letting her know, but Jackie wants to just leave for the bus stop so she can get home. Jackie's disobedience forces Evangeline to make a terrible decision that will change their lives forever. 10-15 minutes.
  • OPERATION SNIFF 'N SNUGGLE
    SHORT. A group of comfort dogs - a leader and some dogs that recently graduated from training school - comfort a nurse in a hospital room. A gun-control play in one-minute.
  • SUMMER (CONCENTRATION) CAMP COLORING CLUB
    SHORT. Federal immigration employees make some art work before the arrival of the First Lady.
    A play with pictures.
    Part of Protest Plays Project's #TheatreActionImmigration. Go to www.ProtestPlays.org for more information.
  • LEAVING PARADISE VALLEY
    ONE-ACT. A series of monologues on the plight of an undocumented immigrant woman in Arizona.
    People touched by her life struggle to come to terms with her and her daughter leaving Arizona.

    Part of Protest Plays Project's #TheatreActionImmigration. Go to www.ProtestPlays.org for more information.
  • FUCK BUDDY: THE MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A monologue about what you do when your fuck buddy ghosts you. Perfect for audition or a X-rated monologue competition or any festival on sex/modern relationships. Enjoy! 3 mins. There is also a shorter version for audition under Script Sample.
  • SLEEPYHEAD: A 2-Minute Monologue Play
    SHORT. A hilarious monologue on laziness. Perfect for competition or audition.
    Note: You can find the gay male version of this monologue on my NPX page.
  • SLEEPYHEAD: A GAY MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. This is the gay male (R-rated) version of SLEEPYHEAD. It's about four minutes.
    There's a shorter version that's not gay-specific and is available on my NPX page.
  • BLANK GAY PROFILE, OFFLINE: A R-RATED MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A gay guy attempts to create a sexy photo album for a hook-up app.
    Perfect for a festival on LGBTQIA or gay themes.
  • GAY MEN SUCK (NOT IN THE WAY YOU THINK): A MONOLOGUE FOR A YOUNG BI GUY
    A young bi guy confronts Bi-phobia in a bar. Perfect for audition and a festival on queer themes.
    3 MINS.
  • SLOB: A MONOLOGUE (with wrinkles)
    SHORT. A 20-something slob attacks!
    6 minutes or so.
    Feel free to cut from it for audition.
  • THE WORLD'S BEST HUSBAND: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Husband spent most of his Saturday doing chores! 3-4 minutes
  • THE WORLD'S WORST THEATERGOER: THE WORLD'S WORST MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Intended as an intro to a comedy showcase of short plays, 5 minutes or so before showtime. It takes place in the audience, not on stage.
  • ENCORE (WITH VIOLIN): A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A woman with a violin. A monologue with awful music. Perfect for audition.
  • AMELIA RICARDO: AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Immigration lawyer Amelia Ricardo's clients (undocumented immigrants) are going off radar after not being able to pay the fees for the appeal to not remove them. How can funds be raised -- before more are taken into custody by ICE or worse, end up dead?
    2-3 mins. Part of Protest Plays Project's #TheatreActionImmigration. Go to www.ProtestPlays.org for more info.
  • FREAKIN' AWESOME STEP-DAD: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Perfect for audition or a festival on queer themes.
  • ZOMBIE BABY ATTACKS! A BLOODY MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. You really want a synopsis? Read the title. A bloody f-d up monologue with absolutely no reedeming social importance.
    7 MINS.
  • JOCELYN: A CHRISTMAS MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A homeless young mother talks to her little girl before falling asleep.
    Recommended for audition during holiday season or for inclusion in a holiday showcase. Or just for reading.
  • TEACH: ANOTHER MONOLOGUE THAT I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WRITE
    SHORT. A high school teacher in handcuffs, blood on the tie
  • JOSEPHINE: A MONOLOGUE (from my experiment MONOLOGUES IN SO MANY WORDS)
    SHORT.
    Josephine, a young mother, struggles with a distant young son at home and her veteran husband serving in Afghanistan.
    This is from my experiment MONOLOGUES IN SO MANY WORDS. For a complete description of this experiment see that play on my NPX page.
    4-5 minutes.
  • RATCHET JAW: A TRUCKER MONOLOGUE
    SHORT - 10 MINS.
    Ratchet Jaw, a trucker that hauls Bibles to Christian bookstores, has a lot to say.
    This is from 2007, one of my first monologues I wrote. Just here for show, something from the 'vault.'
  • RULES OF AMERICAN ENGLISH GRAMMAR, A BEGINNER'S GUIDE, 45TH COLLEGE EDITION: A MONOLOGUE
    ONE ACT. An American English Grammar textbook writer has a moral dilemma.
  • BZZZZZZ! A Monologue
    SHORT. 2 1/2-3 Mins.
    A Customer Service Representative at a call center gets an Amber Alert.
    Written for Samuel French Bookstore in Hollywood, CA for Mayday Monologue festival, 2017. The theme was 'Emergency.'
    A great monologue for audition for a woman of color.
  • SOME AMERICAN DAD: A MONOLOGUE
    A father explains to some neighbor kids why his kids can’t come out to play.
    A Gun Control monologue.
    3 Minutes
  • SOME KIDS: SOME SCENES
    SHORTS/ONE-ACT. A collection of short scenes for kids, pre-teens and teenagers, each a minute long. Perfect for performance on stage or in the classroom or even the cafeteria. I'll add more scenes to this collection later on. The goal is 100 scenes for kids!
    Most scenes for any gender, any size, any race. One scene for Latinx kids, the rest any race; one scene for non-binary/trans/or Queer....
    SHORTS/ONE-ACT. A collection of short scenes for kids, pre-teens and teenagers, each a minute long. Perfect for performance on stage or in the classroom or even the cafeteria. I'll add more scenes to this collection later on. The goal is 100 scenes for kids!
    Most scenes for any gender, any size, any race. One scene for Latinx kids, the rest any race; one scene for non-binary/trans/or Queer.
    The 9 plays are:
    PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT (2 Latinx kids), THE CAFETERIA SERVER (2 kids), HEY EMILY DICKINSON I GOT A CHEESESTICK! (2), HOMEWORK (3, two roles for non-binary/trans/or Queer kids), ICE CREAM FOR DINNER (2), STARGAZING (2), RUFF! RUFF! RUFF! (2), BLACK HOLE!!!(2+), A DRAGON & A KNIGHT: REHEARSAL #12 (3).
  • A DRAGON AND A KNIGHT: REHEARSAL #12: A One-Minute Play for Three Kids
    A one-minute play. Free to produce. Share with drama teachers and kids. Kids can perform this in their backyard theatre or at school.
  • THE CAFETERIA SERVER: A One-Minute Play for Two Kids
    A one-minute play. Free to produce. Share it with drama teachers and kids. This can be performed in your backyard theatre or actually in a cafeteria.
  • RUFF! RUFF! RUFF! A One-Minute Play for Two Kids
    A one-minute play for two kids. Free to produce. Share it with drama teachers and kids. Kids can do this in their backyard theatre and bring their friends!
  • HEY, EMILY DICKINSON, I GOT A CHEESESTICK! A One-Minute Play for Two Kids
    A one-minute play for kids. Free to produce. Share it with drama teachers and kids. Kids can do this in their backyard theatre or in the park or the schoolyard!
  • BLACK HOLE!!! A One-Minute Play for Kids
    A one-minute play for kids. Share with drama teachers and kids. Free to produce. Contact me before producing.
  • PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: A One-Minute Play for Two Latinx Kids
    Part of Protest Plays Project #TheatreActionImmigration. Go to the website www.ProtestPlays.org

    Two Latinx kids roleplay.
  • G.B.F. FOREVER
    SHORT. 10 Mins.
    Carly wants the latest school accessory, a G.B.F., but is Payton ready to be transformed into a Gay Best Friend?
    Published by YouthPLAYS.
  • TOUGH GIRLS DON'T PULL HAIR
    SHORT. 10 Mins.
    T-Rex wants to teach her younger sister Robbie self-defense against a school bully. Robbie wants to nurse her swollen eye and get inside the house because she's hungry, but T-Rex is determined—maybe too determined. What will happen when the two sisters collide in this play about bullying at school...and at home?

    Published by YouthPLAYS.
  • MONOLOGUES IN SO MANY WORDS
    An experiment. Basically, I choose random words and write a monologue really quickly. Inspired by Walter Abish's story 'In So Many Words' in his collection 'IN THE FUTURE PERFECT.'
    The first monologue 'example' is JOSEPHINE.
    More to be added!