Robert LeBlanc

Robert LeBlanc

ROBERT J LEBLANC has been performing and writing since the 90s. He is an award-winning playwright, actor, voice actor, artist, head writer, host, and producer of the online comedy game show Balderdash Academy, producer, editor, and sound designer of the improv sketch podcast Balderdash Academy's Teacher's Lounge, producer and editor of BA Presents Head to Head: Competitive Trivia, writer and producer...
ROBERT J LEBLANC has been performing and writing since the 90s. He is an award-winning playwright, actor, voice actor, artist, head writer, host, and producer of the online comedy game show Balderdash Academy, producer, editor, and sound designer of the improv sketch podcast Balderdash Academy's Teacher's Lounge, producer and editor of BA Presents Head to Head: Competitive Trivia, writer and producer of the Sleuths Mystery Radio podcast, owner of the interactive mystery-comedy company Sleuths Mystery Entertainment, and improviser with the Chamber of Comedy at Maine Repertory Theater in Biddeford, Maine. He writes in a number of genres with a focus on comedy and the use of comedy in drama. His work has been produced across the country.

Robert is a member of the Dramatist Guild.

Plays

  • The Adventures of Aphrodite Prime: Aphrodite Prime and the Invaders from Venus 12
    [TEN-MINUTE RADIO COMEDY]
    It is the distant year of 1999. When the earth is threatened with invasion the United States of Space call upon an unlikely hero to save the day in this 1930s-style comedy adventure.
  • The Angel
    [TEN-MINUTE DRAMA]
    Jack has a terrible secret. He’s stuck with no way out until a chance meeting with a stranger in a deserted subway station gives him everything that he asked for.
  • The Angel - Audio Version
    [TEN-MINUTE AUDIO DRAMA-FAITHFUL ADAPTATION OF THE PLAY OF THE SAME NAME]
    Jack has a terrible secret. He’s stuck with no way out until a chance meeting with a stranger in a deserted subway station gives him everything that he asked for.
  • The Blowout
    [TEN-MINUTE COMEDY]
    I decided to write something silly, something in the style of Elaine May or Neil Simon. I'm not sure if I succeeded, but it was fun to write.

    2F/1M. A Manhattan couple whose relationship is based on casual infidelity, mistrust, and an idea that neither of them is meant to be tied down discover that maybe it’s best that they’re tied together. When Mike blows out a...
    [TEN-MINUTE COMEDY]
    I decided to write something silly, something in the style of Elaine May or Neil Simon. I'm not sure if I succeeded, but it was fun to write.

    2F/1M. A Manhattan couple whose relationship is based on casual infidelity, mistrust, and an idea that neither of them is meant to be tied down discover that maybe it’s best that they’re tied together. When Mike blows out a seam of his pants while preparing for a friend's funeral his wife Elaine comes to the rescue by calling in a favor. When a friend's young and beautiful assistant arrives jealousy isn’t far behind.
  • Break
    [TEN-MINUTE COMING OF AGE]
    3F/1M. Sarah had her whole life planned out for her. She’s decided to take control for the first time in her life. Now with the summer after graduation coming to a close, she’s hoping that she made the right choice.
  • Breakwater
    [TEN-MINUTE DRAMA]
    Monty is a stubborn old lobsterman who might be suffering a heart attack. Mattie, his equally stubborn wife is trying to convince him to go to the hospital before she takes matters into her own hands and drags him there herself.
  • Bright Side
    [TEN-MINUTE QUARANTINE BAKE OFF CHALLENGE]
    During the buying scare early in the COVID 19 outbreak in March of 2020 two roommates try to compare shopping lists over video chat and navigate the coming pandemic the only way they know-how.

    This play was written during the COVID 19 quarantine of March 2020 and was specifically written to be performed over two smartphones via video chat. The...
    [TEN-MINUTE QUARANTINE BAKE OFF CHALLENGE]
    During the buying scare early in the COVID 19 outbreak in March of 2020 two roommates try to compare shopping lists over video chat and navigate the coming pandemic the only way they know-how.

    This play was written during the COVID 19 quarantine of March 2020 and was specifically written to be performed over two smartphones via video chat. The play was also written for the Quarantine Bake Off and had to include the following: An empty store/stadium/theater, a bottle of hand sanitizer, a virtual dance or duet, a moment of mass panic, a light in the dark, bonus points for flour/flower. The play can be traditionally staged.
  • Familiar
    [TEN-MINUTE DRAMA]
    Familiar is the funny and poignant conversation between an older and younger man. Through the tragedy of dementia, a son realizes the importance and beauty of memories and finds a way to communicate with his father who no longer recognizes him as his son.
  • Familiar - Audio Version
    [TEN-MINUTE AUDIO DRAMA-FAITHFUL ADAPTATION OF THE PLAY OF THE SAME NAME]
    Familiar is the funny and poignant conversation between an older and younger man. Through the tragedy of dementia, a son realizes the importance and beauty of memories and finds a way to communicate with his father who no longer recognizes him as his son.
  • Heartworm
    [TEN-MINUTE COMEDY]
    HEARTWORM is a touching story about a man down on his luck and his best friend
    trying to help him back on his feet.

    It was written for all of my fellow neurodivergent playwrights (ADHD here) who have had experiences similar to the underlying theme.
  • Heartworm - Audio Version
    [TEN-MINUTE RADIO COMEDY-FAITHFUL ADAPTATION OF THE PLAY OF THE SAME NAME]
    HEARTWORM is a touching story about a man down on his luck and his best friend
    trying to help him back on his feet.

    It was written for all of my fellow neurodivergent playwrights (ADHD here) who have had experiences similar to the underlying theme.
  • The Interview
    [TEN-MINUTE COMEDY]
    Alfred Milton’s dream was to be a writer. He gave up those dreams. Now, with his life in review, he might get a second chance.
  • Love • Trust • Escalation
    [TEN-MINUTE COMEDY]
    1F/1M. Charles and Rachel love each other. They think that their relationship is based on love, trust, and honesty. All that changes when the truth begins to come out.

    Note: This show was originally produced with a different ending. The original never sat well with me. It was truncated from a longer piece and made the situation's punchline into an insensitive one...
    [TEN-MINUTE COMEDY]
    1F/1M. Charles and Rachel love each other. They think that their relationship is based on love, trust, and honesty. All that changes when the truth begins to come out.

    Note: This show was originally produced with a different ending. The original never sat well with me. It was truncated from a longer piece and made the situation's punchline into an insensitive one. Since the play worked better as a short, I have rewritten the ending to correct the discrepancies.
  • The Naughty List
    [TEN-MINUTE HOLIDAY COMEDY]
    A humble craftsman from the North Pole leaves her life as a toymaker to pursue a felonious career change. Someone’s hall is going to get decked.
  • The Resurrectionists
    [TEN-MINUTE DARK COMEDY]
    A pair of resurrectionists discover that when the risk is too high a new way of doing business is needed.
  • The Resurrectionists - Audio Version
    [TEN-MINUTE RADIO DARK COMEDY-FAITHFUL ADAPTATION OF THE PLAY OF THE SAME NAME]
    A pair of resurrectionists discover that when the risk is too high a new way of doing business is needed.
  • Motive, Means, Opportunity
    [FULL-LENGTH AUDIO MYSTERY COMEDY]
    Strangers, each with a motive to commit murder, are invited to a remote mansion under mysterious circumstances. A cache of weapons is ready for their arrival. Who invited them? Who is pulling the strings?
  • Who Killed Jolly Roger?
    [FULL-LENGTH INTERACTIVE FOUR-SCENE COMEDY-MYSTERY DINNER SHOW]
    Hoist the sails me hearties, there’s a mystery on the high seas.

    Six months after a historic combined raid on a Spanish galley, the crews of five ships meet in the Tavern of Blackguard’s Bay to divvy the treasure. Each crew is led by a Captain of ill repute. The night takes a turn to the sinister when the self-proclaimed...
    [FULL-LENGTH INTERACTIVE FOUR-SCENE COMEDY-MYSTERY DINNER SHOW]
    Hoist the sails me hearties, there’s a mystery on the high seas.

    Six months after a historic combined raid on a Spanish galley, the crews of five ships meet in the Tavern of Blackguard’s Bay to divvy the treasure. Each crew is led by a Captain of ill repute. The night takes a turn to the sinister when the self-proclaimed Pirate King tries to swindle the rest. In “Who Killed Jolly Roger?” you’ll be whisked away to a den of pirates and thieves, bawdy shanties, and murder! There are four suspects over a dead man’s chest, can you uncover who killed Jolly Roger?

    Features four different endings.
  • Mystery at Upton House
    [FULL-LENGTH INTERACTIVE FOUR-SCENE COMEDY-MYSTERY DINNER SHOW]
    When the Upstairs mixes with the Downstairs there's sure to be a body count.

    Welcome to Upton House, where the esteemed Lady Headly Steadly-Proud, Countess of Crawley, is hosting a gathering to raise money for the orphans of the War. As the Battle of Britain rages above London, Upton House provides a country respite away...
    [FULL-LENGTH INTERACTIVE FOUR-SCENE COMEDY-MYSTERY DINNER SHOW]
    When the Upstairs mixes with the Downstairs there's sure to be a body count.

    Welcome to Upton House, where the esteemed Lady Headly Steadly-Proud, Countess of Crawley, is hosting a gathering to raise money for the orphans of the War. As the Battle of Britain rages above London, Upton House provides a country respite away from the nightly bombings. Mystery abounds after the events of the night turn sinister. Was it Rowley the Butler, Mrs. Cassidy the Maid, Edgar the disowned son, Maggie the mysterious woman, or Chief Superintendent Kitchen?

    Features four different endings.
  • Mystery at Grand Malarkey
    [FULL-LENGTH INTERACTIVE FOUR-SCENE COMEDY-MYSTERY DINNER SHOW]
    Surviving the night takes a little improvisation.

    Grand Malarkey is the funniest improv troupe in town and owner Artie Close worked hard to make it that way. Deals were cut, favors were called in, and mistakes were made – mistakes that could get someone killed. If you like 'Whose Line is it Anyway' you’ll love the...
    [FULL-LENGTH INTERACTIVE FOUR-SCENE COMEDY-MYSTERY DINNER SHOW]
    Surviving the night takes a little improvisation.

    Grand Malarkey is the funniest improv troupe in town and owner Artie Close worked hard to make it that way. Deals were cut, favors were called in, and mistakes were made – mistakes that could get someone killed. If you like 'Whose Line is it Anyway' you’ll love the interactive mystery comedy of Mystery at Grand Malarkey.

    Features four different endings.
  • I Love You to Death
    [FULL-LENGTH INTERACTIVE FOUR-SCENE COMEDY-MYSTERY DINNER SHOW]
    Too much of anything is bad, but too much mystery is just right.

    A boxer, a gangster, a rival, a tortured vaudevillian, a woman on the prowl, and a pair of star-crossed lovers enter the Irish Lyon Social Club. Who will leave the speakeasy alive? The jazz plays, illegal liquor flows, and the bodies and suspects start piling...
    [FULL-LENGTH INTERACTIVE FOUR-SCENE COMEDY-MYSTERY DINNER SHOW]
    Too much of anything is bad, but too much mystery is just right.

    A boxer, a gangster, a rival, a tortured vaudevillian, a woman on the prowl, and a pair of star-crossed lovers enter the Irish Lyon Social Club. Who will leave the speakeasy alive? The jazz plays, illegal liquor flows, and the bodies and suspects start piling up in this tale of crooked deals, jilted lovers, betrayal, and mayhem. Try to pin the suspect with the crime to find out who did the deed in I Love You to Death.

    Features four different endings.
  • Trouble in Deadwood
    [FULL-LENGTH INTERACTIVE FOUR-SCENE COMEDY-MYSTERY DINNER SHOW]
    There's a mystery in them thar hills.

    It’s Deadwood, 1876, and Boss Butler wants control of the town. When he makes his move to seize it from the Widow Dawson the town pushes back. Was it Sawbones the Snake Oil Salesman, the wild woman of a tracker “Catastrophe” Jones, the outlaw gunslinger Black Bart, or was it “Hawkeye...
    [FULL-LENGTH INTERACTIVE FOUR-SCENE COMEDY-MYSTERY DINNER SHOW]
    There's a mystery in them thar hills.

    It’s Deadwood, 1876, and Boss Butler wants control of the town. When he makes his move to seize it from the Widow Dawson the town pushes back. Was it Sawbones the Snake Oil Salesman, the wild woman of a tracker “Catastrophe” Jones, the outlaw gunslinger Black Bart, or was it “Hawkeye Hayes” Dawson herself? Solve the crime to find out who caused the Trouble in Deadwood.

    Features four different endings.