Thomas Pierce

Thomas Pierce

Plays produced in Seattle and Spokane, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San
Francisco; Los Angeles; Chicago; Denver; New York City; College Station,
Texas; Charles Town, West Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; Fredericksburg,
Virginia;Lexington, Kentucky; Maynard, Massachusetts; St. Louis,
Missouri; and Seoul, South Korea, Melbourne, Australia and Dunedin, New Zealand. Two plays published at...
Plays produced in Seattle and Spokane, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San
Francisco; Los Angeles; Chicago; Denver; New York City; College Station,
Texas; Charles Town, West Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; Fredericksburg,
Virginia;Lexington, Kentucky; Maynard, Massachusetts; St. Louis,
Missouri; and Seoul, South Korea, Melbourne, Australia and Dunedin, New Zealand. Two plays published at LabLit.com, a site devoted to fiction and nonfiction about science. Member of The
Dramatists Guild. Instructor Emeritus in Philosophy and Composition,
South Seattle College, Seattle, WA.

Plays

  • The Man in the Dark Suit
    Diogenes the Cynic, currently residing in his barrel in Central Park, gives a tip to The Man in the Dark Suit, who begins to investigate.
  • The Death of Socrates in America
    Socrates faces justice in Trump's America
  • Almost Connect...
    A young woman and man meet in a coffee shop and almost connect. Almost.
  • Genesis
    The end of the world is near. A good reason to drop in on an ex-spouse's dinner party.
  • Together
    Helen, an astronomer, has discovered an asteroid will hit the earth in six months. As chaos is about to envelope the world, Helen arrives very late on a Saturday night at her ex-husband David’s house. David, chair of his university’s English department, has just concluded a dinner with his faculty. “Come with me to Chile,” Helen says. “We’re old, our careers nearly over, let’s spend our last days figuring...
    Helen, an astronomer, has discovered an asteroid will hit the earth in six months. As chaos is about to envelope the world, Helen arrives very late on a Saturday night at her ex-husband David’s house. David, chair of his university’s English department, has just concluded a dinner with his faculty. “Come with me to Chile,” Helen says. “We’re old, our careers nearly over, let’s spend our last days figuring out what happened to us.” Before David can answer, Sarah, an assistant professor in David’s department, returns to the house to make her own request of David. This play is a full-length based on my short play Genesis.
  • Blue Lagoon
    A whistle blower spills secrets and discovers the modern security state can exact unusual pay back.
  • Giulia and Leo
    Galileo reassures his worried, skeptical mother that his ideas pose no threat to the Church and Rome will eventually see things his way.
  • Ripe Peach
    A police officer desperate to find something he has lost shares a late night meal of salvaged food with a young dumpster diver.
  • Modern Love
    On a first date how much digital sharing should one do? Well, too much of course.
  • Temp
    Temporary workers at a vast, mysterious and crumbling corporation are working their last day. They decide to give themselves a going away party. One of the invited guests turns out to be someone the workers didn’t expect. The quiet party they planned becomes a defiant protest against their unseen corporate masters.
  • Enhanced Interrogation
    Socrates brings Dick Cheney to justice in the Underworld.
  • The Skilled Use of Blunt Objects
    Jerry Hansen, an economics professor and successful city councilman, runs for Congress. Jerry’s wife Dr. Gabi Chenot, a neurosurgeon, is accused by Jerry’s opponent of murdering one of her young patients by prematurely withdrawing life support. Unsatisfied with Jerry’s response to the attacks, Gabi enters the political arena and becomes a key player in the outcome of the race.
  • Pursued by a Bear: A Covid Fairy Tale
    Jack, his adventures on the beanstalk behind him, encounters a new foe and receives advice from a very wise doctor.