Templeton Moss

Templeton Moss

I began writing in high school because I saw 'Shakespeare In Love' and thought being a writer would help me get girls. It didn't, of course, but by then I found I wasn't actually good at anything else, so I just kept it up. My first play, 'The Workshop,' was presented at the University of Kentucky in 2003. More recently, my short play 'Epitaph' was a runner up in a local competition.

Plays

  • The Workshop
    The story takes place in Santa's Workshop at the North Pole. But this isn't the place you've seen in all those holiday specials, with tiny elves wearing pointy hats singing as they work. The Workshop is an office, not that different from yours. Only your boss probably doesn't have to deal with runaway reindeer, a coal miner's strike, or an impossibly long list of who's been naughty or nice.
  • Scrambled Eggs
    Sally has just been dumped by her husband of three years after learning that he had been cheating on her. Nathan has just been dumped on the eve of his wedding. We follow them both in their struggles to recover in this light-hearted romantic comedy.
  • Finding Freddy
    Olivia "Ollie" Franken is a college girl who is feeling overwhelmed. Then, her grandfather dies and leaves her a mysterious book written in an unknown language. As she deciphers the book, she uncovers the story of Freddy Flunkerer, a writer of fairy tales who has been completely forgotten by history. We see Freddy's story unfolding alongside Ollie's in this story about being true to...
    Olivia "Ollie" Franken is a college girl who is feeling overwhelmed. Then, her grandfather dies and leaves her a mysterious book written in an unknown language. As she deciphers the book, she uncovers the story of Freddy Flunkerer, a writer of fairy tales who has been completely forgotten by history. We see Freddy's story unfolding alongside Ollie's in this story about being true to yourself, trusting your heart, and making life itself into a fairy tale.
  • Ebenezer: A Ghost Story of Christmas
    A slightly looser adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. It still tells the story of Scrooge, who is visited by ghosts on Christmas Eve, but I've taken some liberties with the words, the scenes and other minor details.
  • Shelly Hobbes
    Shelly is a girl in foster care who loves Sherlock Holmes and wants to be a master detective just like him. With the help of her best friend/sidekick, Warren, she solves mysteries in her own community. The play follows her and Warren as they grow up, apart and together, all the while solving cases loosely adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories.
  • American Fairy Tales
    An adaptation of four short stories by Oz creator, L. Frank Baum. "The Box Of Robbers," "The King of Quok," "The Capture of Father Time," and "The Wonderful Pump."
  • Love Among the Chickens
    Adapted from the first novel ever written by the great British humorist, P. G. Wodehouse, this play tells the story of Jeremy Garnet, an up-and-coming London novelist who is dragged out to the country to run a chicken farm with his old friend, Stanley Ukridge, despite neither of them having any experience raising chickens. While in the country, Garnet meets and falls in love with a girl called Phyllis. But his...
    Adapted from the first novel ever written by the great British humorist, P. G. Wodehouse, this play tells the story of Jeremy Garnet, an up-and-coming London novelist who is dragged out to the country to run a chicken farm with his old friend, Stanley Ukridge, despite neither of them having any experience raising chickens. While in the country, Garnet meets and falls in love with a girl called Phyllis. But his attempts to ingratiate himself with the girl's father only lead to more trouble in this lighthearted, poultry-filled romp.
  • Black and White (Short Play)
    A man and a woman meet at a diner for an important job. They are very different people but they work well together. The real mystery is what job they are here to do?
  • The Door (Short Play)
    Two men have to go through a certain door at a certain time. There's nothing they can do to change that...or is there?
  • The End of the Beginning (Short Play)
    A comic retelling of Genesis. Adam and Eve are struggling to understand the concepts of good and evil and the serpent really only makes things worse.
  • Epitaph (Short Play)
    Kyle has something vitally important to tell Sylvia. And he'll do whatever it takes to tell her. There's just one slight problem: Kyle is dead.
  • The Five-Year Plan (Short Play)
    Stanley and George had a deal. Stanley's five years are up and George has come to collect what he is owed. Loosely based on the story of Faust.
  • Gang Aft Agley (Short Play)
    Rachel is miserable at a singles' mixer she was coerced into attending. Then she starts talking to a man named Mitch. But Mitch is not what he seems. In fact, nothing is what it seems.
  • The Man, the Maid and the Miasma (Short Play)
    P. G. Wodehouse's comic tale of a businessman who finds himself locked in his office building overnight with his ex-girlfriend and his ex-secretary, who is the most frightful "miasma" and drives everyone he meets crazy.
  • Nothing For Christmas (Short Play)
    Two old friends meet on Christmas Eve to exchange greetings and gifts. And nothing, not even reality, is going to ruin their celebration.
  • Pair O Dons (Short Play)
    A time travel comedy in which Don meets Donny...or does Donny meet Don? Anyway, one of them is from the future and the other is from the past...no, the present. Right, the one from the future goes into the past which is the present from the point of view of...oh, dear.
  • Strange Case (Short Play)
    A loose adaptation of the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
  • Three Hours Till Dawn (Short Play)
    The night before his execution, Tyler pleads for his life with the Marshall in this Western drama about honor, justice and what it means to be a good man.