Mike Byham

Mike Byham

Mike Byham has had several productions on the community theatre and scholastic level. Mike’s plays have also won multiple awards. Mike works as an engineer for a major airline headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Mike is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the American Association of Community Theatre.

Plays

  • Space Time Love Trilogy
    NEW PLAY - SEARCHING FOR WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES

    FULL LENGTH: Three thematically-connected one-acts explore the concept of love as a universal element connecting us through space and time.

    Act One Space: A Safe Place - Dan awakens to a new reality where he has been chosen to restart the human race - by an entity wishing to learn how to love.

    Act Two Time: Relic - The...
    NEW PLAY - SEARCHING FOR WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES

    FULL LENGTH: Three thematically-connected one-acts explore the concept of love as a universal element connecting us through space and time.

    Act One Space: A Safe Place - Dan awakens to a new reality where he has been chosen to restart the human race - by an entity wishing to learn how to love.

    Act Two Time: Relic - The story of a life-long loving relationship between a woman and her best friend who happens to experience time in a unique manner.

    Act Three: Space + Time: The Flat Earth - Dr. John Scott travels through space and time to find his destined love.
  • Sassy Old Broads
    NEW PLAY - SEARCHING FOR WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES

    FULL LENGTH: It's The Golden Girls meet Abbott and Costello. Lucy, Dolly and Marge are widowed friends living in Bakersfield, CA who get together to play cards. A new neighbor Linda, also a widow, is introduced to the group. Unbeknownst to Lucy, Linda is seeing Lucy’s son, Randy. Dolly decides to try a new seniors’ dating app and convinces...
    NEW PLAY - SEARCHING FOR WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES

    FULL LENGTH: It's The Golden Girls meet Abbott and Costello. Lucy, Dolly and Marge are widowed friends living in Bakersfield, CA who get together to play cards. A new neighbor Linda, also a widow, is introduced to the group. Unbeknownst to Lucy, Linda is seeing Lucy’s son, Randy. Dolly decides to try a new seniors’ dating app and convinces Lucy to join her. Through the app they meet a pair of likable ne’er-do-wells that are in trouble. The ladies agree to help them and hilarity ensues as the group travels to Las Vegas resulting in scenes of intense gambling, surprising nightclub strippers, Elvis-themed weddings and courtroom appearances.
  • Ruby Tuesday
    FULL LENGTH: Inspired by the feeling engendered by the classic Rolling Stone's hit where someone significant passes through your life leaving the bittersweet mixture of grief and gratitude. Ruby is a young lady in therapy after being found on a window ledge at work. She visits with a doctor dealing with his own issues relating to his inability to feel. We eventually discover Ruby’s secret through the...
    FULL LENGTH: Inspired by the feeling engendered by the classic Rolling Stone's hit where someone significant passes through your life leaving the bittersweet mixture of grief and gratitude. Ruby is a young lady in therapy after being found on a window ledge at work. She visits with a doctor dealing with his own issues relating to his inability to feel. We eventually discover Ruby’s secret through the therapy sessions. We also see Doctor Jamie find in Ruby a cure for his ailments – a key to unlocking his emotional potential. It's a blend of romance and comic-book whimsy resulting in a modern fable.
  • Vistas
    ONE ACT: A young man returns to his grandfather's gravesite two years after his death to face the cross he's given to bear. As a stipulation in his grandfather's will, Judd and his best friend, Ronnie, drink a bottle of old wine celebrating the memory of "Grandpap's" life. This excursion turns out to be more than just a trip down memory lane, however, as Judd finds the cure for...
    ONE ACT: A young man returns to his grandfather's gravesite two years after his death to face the cross he's given to bear. As a stipulation in his grandfather's will, Judd and his best friend, Ronnie, drink a bottle of old wine celebrating the memory of "Grandpap's" life. This excursion turns out to be more than just a trip down memory lane, however, as Judd finds the cure for what ails him in his grandfather's teachings and the company of his friend.
  • Revelations: Book of Lucy
    ONE ACT: The Hart family lives in a farmhouse located in the middle of Indiana. Danny suffers from hallucinations where he sees people who don't exist. His latest is a girl named Lucy who visits to tell Danny that his family must prepare for a pending tragedy. Her visit leads to the unveiling of shocking family secrets.
  • Lenny and Jenny
    ONE ACT: On a stormy night, Jenny's car breaks down, prompting her to duck into the bar where Lenny has just shot and killed the bartender. Lenny must decide what to do with the only witness able to identify him as the killer. Jenny prods Lenny hoping to talk her way out of her tough situation. In the course of their conversations, both Lenny and Jenny discover things aren't always as they seem.
  • The Body Politic
    ONE ACT: A political satire designed to make us think about the process of electing a "popular" candidate. John is an aspiring politician running for office for the first time. "The Party" has hired an overbearing campaign manager, C.J., to help him win office. C.J. creates a corporate-friendly (and campaign fund winning) image for John, much to the dislike of John's idealist...
    ONE ACT: A political satire designed to make us think about the process of electing a "popular" candidate. John is an aspiring politician running for office for the first time. "The Party" has hired an overbearing campaign manager, C.J., to help him win office. C.J. creates a corporate-friendly (and campaign fund winning) image for John, much to the dislike of John's idealist assistant, Maggie. When John wishes he was "ahead" in the polls so he'd have latitude to follow his heart instead of C.J.'s advice, he becomes a "head." This accepted fact of John's being creates complications for C.J., Maggie, and of course, John himself. In the end, John finds himself, both figuratively and literally.
  • Five-Minute Major
    SHORT: This 10-minute play creates an allegory relating a "goon" in ice hockey to an organized crime hit man.
  • Death Penalty
    ONE ACT: Three actors play multiple roles in telling the tale of a life destined to destruction. We peek in on the major dramatic events that help define the destiny of a killer. The play starts with the subject's conception and ends with his sentencing.
  • Iggy's Curse
    ONE ACT: Iggy has a problem most 18 year old boys don't have to deal with. He believes he can kill people simply by telling them to go to hell. After all, it happened three times - to a passing motorist, to Iggy's best friend, and most tragically of all, to Iggy's own father. It's a funny, yet horrific look at the pressures of growing up and what happens to a fragile psyche when expectations aren't met.
  • Potluck
    ONE ACT: Moe is a photographer hired by Professor Fenton Brabble to document the Professor's search for the Mouse-faced Lantern, a rare African butterfly. Trapped in a huge pot after being captured by the cannibalistic Boinga-Boinga tribe, Moe, the Professor, and the Professor's intellectually challenged daughter Phyllis must endure the constant threat of being served as lunch while devising an...
    ONE ACT: Moe is a photographer hired by Professor Fenton Brabble to document the Professor's search for the Mouse-faced Lantern, a rare African butterfly. Trapped in a huge pot after being captured by the cannibalistic Boinga-Boinga tribe, Moe, the Professor, and the Professor's intellectually challenged daughter Phyllis must endure the constant threat of being served as lunch while devising an escape. Moe shows no mercy when it comes to letting his fellow captives know what he thinks of them. However, the Professor and his daughter have the last laugh as they turn the dinner table on Moe in this rib-tickling one-act.