Debra A. Cole

Debra A. Cole

Debra A. Cole is a talented playwright, director, and arts education manager director from Kansas with degrees in journalism, education, and art history. After teaching seventeen years and directing all ages of actors, she understand the needs of performers and the their directors. Debra loves writing for audiences of all ages.

MEMBERSHIP:
Dramatists Guild of America

Adult...
Debra A. Cole is a talented playwright, director, and arts education manager director from Kansas with degrees in journalism, education, and art history. After teaching seventeen years and directing all ages of actors, she understand the needs of performers and the their directors. Debra loves writing for audiences of all ages.

MEMBERSHIP:
Dramatists Guild of America

Adult One-Acts: Recent Stagedl Readings/Conference Selections:
The Secret Theatre - Long Island City, NY
Potluck Productions, Kansas City, MO
Midwest Dramatist Conference, Olathe, KS
Herald of the Hope Theatre Company, Washington D.C.
The Playground Experiment - Faces of America Monologues, NYC

School Full Productions:
The Independent School
Wichita Collegiate School

62 Children's One Act Plays Available on Drama Notebooks Jan 2020

Debra currently has 62 children's one act plays available on www.dramanotebooks.com, 4 full length children's plays, 1 children's musical, 12 monologues, and 10 adult one act plays on her website www.debraacole-playwright.com. She is flexible and willing to work with any company/director.

Just email for to collaborate on or produce a piece!

debracole@me.com
debraacole1967@gmail.com

Plays

  • Ending the Streak - 10-MINUTE ONE ACT PLAY
    Pack and Ship stores are busy with returns after the holidays across the country. In one small Kentucky town, one woman is overwhelmed with her obligations and finds new ears to hear about her burdens of motherhood.
  • The Gift of Perfection - 10-MINUTE SCIFI ONE ACT
    Disease, mental disabilities, crime, pain, and physical abnormalities have been eliminated. Now, humans are at their peak of perfection including the gift of telepathy. The gift helps create a perfect society with The Registry at the helm. For the few humans who do not possess psychic ability, they are considered a risk and need processing before phasing out.
  • Blue Birds - 10-MINUTE ONE ACT PLAY
    Couple friends are a rare gift, but when one of the couples separates and a new partner is found, one friend has a difficult time switching gears and opening himself up to this new adventure.
  • The Wrinkle Ranch - 10 MINUTE ONE ACT PLAY
    The female residents of Rancho Felicidad Assisted Living Facility can only play so much Scrabble before they decide to pony up for some more exciting activities.
  • The Flemish Master - 10-MINUTE ONE ACT PLAY
    A well-traveled, art enthusiast finds herself preparing for a flight and unknown adventure with her brother without her usual preparation and planning. Sometimes, surprises bring about a sort of life that planning could never yield.
  • Penny for Your Thoughts? - 10 Minute One Act Play
    Summers in Oregon during the 1950s was a time for growing up and sharing lives for two cousins. Forts, farm life, and friendship will be tested this summer before high school begins as they move from childhood to whatever comes next.
  • The Price of Freedom - 10 MINUTE ONE ACT PLAY
    The death of Albert’s wife was the final straw for his children. It was time to liquidate the household belongings and move Albert into an assisted living facility. The estate sale is the final step before Albert starts his new life.
  • Romero and Juliet - 10 MINUTE ONE ACT PLAY
    During World War II, many romances bloomed through letters between young women at home and soldiers overseas during World War II. Some love stories defined two different lifetimes, others defined four.
  • Her Too - 10 MINUTE ONE ACT PLAY
    Her Too explores contrasting ideas about troubling male/female sexual relations among three generations in a single family. Each family member insists that his or her point of view is the right one.  The real truth changes everything.
  • We Wait - 10 MINUTE ONE ACT PLAY
    Surgery waiting rooms at hospitals are a strange place where strangers share moments of great concern and sadness. Anxiety takes on many forms in humans. During a singular shared moment in time, family, friends, and strangers cope the best they can
  • One Small Cardboard Box - ADULT MONOLOGUE
    Transitions in life yield memories of life and death.
  • The First - FEMALE/ANY AGE/MONOLOGUE
    This monologue reflects on a young, first kiss and the lessons learned through the experience.
  • The Equation - TEEN MONOLOGUE
    Maneuvering through the world of High School norms can be tough for a teen on the spectrum. If only socializing was like a math equation.
  • Taming the West - CHILDREN'S MUSICAL
    The train depot in 1880s Dodge City sees numerous rambunctious cowboys and weary travelers riding the rails in search of new adventures out west. Restauranteur Mr. Fred Harvey creates a way to not only feed the masses, but also bring elegance and manners to these rough and tumble travelers by creating The Harvey Girls. These poised ladies find a way to tame the west with grace and style, all while reaching for their own dreams.
  • Smile - TEEN MONOLOGUE
    Teen Girl Monologue - Boys tell her to "smile."
  • Old Friends - TEEN MONOLOGUE
    Teen Monologue - Friendships change and sometimes, a friend is the last to know
  • Zombie Homecoming - TEEN MONOLOGUE
    Teens love zombies and this year's homecoming theme reflects that. One teen discovers that this year's theme may be too real.
  • Time to Laugh - TEEN MONOLOGUE
    One teen experiences a funeral from a new perspective - one of joy and laughter.
  • Murderer - TEEN MONOLOGUE
    Deciding to be a vegetarian is a wonderful thing, but everything can change once one teen becomes a murderer.
  • I'm a Cheater - TEEN MONOLOGUE
    Cheating on tests is not that hard, but when someone respected discovers it, it's actually pretty hard on the cheater.
  • Fox Tail - TEEN MONOLOGUE
    Wearing a fox tail to school each day of high school can be problematic, but one teen sees it as just a reflection of herself.
  • Fierce - TEEN MONOLOGUE
    “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” Thanks, Shakespeare. Being short isn't as poetic as he makes it out to be.
  • Downstream - TEEN MONOLOGUE
    Swimming up stream is not an easy task. That goes for salmon and teens.
  • Bubbles - TEEN MONOLOGUE
    Suburban teens seem to live in a bubble to outsiders, but sometimes, that bubble bursts.
  • Cruella Couture - CHILD/TEEN MONOLOGUE
    Cruella DaVille is just misunderstood. If everyone would just take a moment to try to understand her, she could run her fashion empire with ease.