Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn

Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn

Jacquelyn Priskorn has been writing plays since she took her first class with playwright Kitty Dubin in 1997. She has had several plays and screenplays produced since that first class, including the award winning short film "The Guest Room" (shown at the Strasbourg Film Festival in France) as well as a screenplay, "Love & Plutonium", which is currently available on DVD and Amazon Prime...
Jacquelyn Priskorn has been writing plays since she took her first class with playwright Kitty Dubin in 1997. She has had several plays and screenplays produced since that first class, including the award winning short film "The Guest Room" (shown at the Strasbourg Film Festival in France) as well as a screenplay, "Love & Plutonium", which is currently available on DVD and Amazon Prime. Her play "Love Shackles" was published in Quick & Painless: Saturday Night Lites 2004-2005 Season distributed by Original Works. "Glass Slipper, Size 8 ½", "The Rot", "The Reckless Romantic" and "Off Center" are currently available through Brooklyn Publishing. Her short play Off Center won "Best Play" at the Oakland University Actor Showcase. And "Good Morning, Miriam" has received the Jury's Choice Award at the Detroit Fringe Forward Festival, Best New Play from New Plays From the Heartland, and The Chameleon Theatre Circle's 17th annual one act play contest.
As an actress, Ms. Priskorn began writing, mostly to create more roles and audition material for herself and women like her.

Plays

  • 2 Bdrm 1 Bath
    A short film screenplay about a newlywed couple adjusting to married life, while trying to sell their 2 Bedroom/1 Bathroom home.
  • Adam's Angels
    God has tasked the angels to come up with a companion for his new creation "man." Hoping for a promotion to a "leadership position," Lucy volunteers to be Adam's first companion. She soon learns that this job is a lot more work than she could handle, and is fired. When Eve takes over, Lucy will do anything to sabotage the whole "Project Earth."
  • Andela
    Jordan has a bad cold when the messenger angel, Andela arrives to tell her she is carrying more than just a virus. She is also carrying a divine child! Jordan now has to explain this surprise pregnancy to her wife, with Andela hoping to spread the "good word" through the writings of sci-fi author, Scott English. This "miracle" will test two marriages, the institution of organized religion...
    Jordan has a bad cold when the messenger angel, Andela arrives to tell her she is carrying more than just a virus. She is also carrying a divine child! Jordan now has to explain this surprise pregnancy to her wife, with Andela hoping to spread the "good word" through the writings of sci-fi author, Scott English. This "miracle" will test two marriages, the institution of organized religion and an angel's desire to be divine or stay grounded on Earth.
  • Birthday Beer
    Dean and Carla have been best friends since high school. Today is Dean's 28th birthday and Carla decides to surprise him by gluing candles to the tops of his beer bottles and professing her love for him. Dean, however shows up, soaking wet and with the news that his stripper ex-girlfriend will be joining them for dinner. What's up with that?
  • Bronte's Mom
    Seth and Jayne, return home from their first anniversary dinner to find their dog, Bronte, has destroyed Seth’s only pair of running shoes. Seth is distraught over the shoes. Jayne is distraught over something deeper. How can one shoe and one dog bring a couple, already drifting apart in their young marriage, closer together?
  • Cake
    Two men, covered in frosting, sit handcuffed in a small town police station. A birthday cake at a high school reunion uncovers old pain and new between former classmates.
  • Casting
    2 MINUTE: A woman faces her audience and announces who she "is." She is challenged by the audience and the other women in "the show." A farcical, two minute commentary on how women see themselves and each other.
  • Coffee House Boos
    It’s a slow day at the Elk Moon Café. Willow only has one customer and he isn’t very interesting. Suddenly the British host of “Haunted Hangouts” comes into the café, filming the latest episode of her cable tv show. Is the Elk Moon Café haunted? If so, will it make the place more popular, or will all this excitement just get Willow fired?
  • Cupid
    Amy and Wes are on a date at the zoo. They find themselves at a rare and controversial exhibit. The last cupid on Earth.
  • Deeper
    Andrew feels like he has nothing left to live for. Ophelia enters his world...and agrees with him? What's a guy to do when he falls in love with Death, herself?
  • Faerie Ring
    Bridget comes to a faerie ring in the middle of the night, seeking help from the faeries. They took her mother 19 years ago and now she wants to join her. Motherhood can be difficult, but sometimes it can feel downright unbearable.
  • Fan C Cuts
    All of the fairy tale princesses go to Rapunzel's hair salon. Especially for a special occasion like their wedding day! Today is Princess Galdriel's big day. The other princesses are eager to hear her fairy tale romance story. Until Belle notices Galdriel's Lady in Waiting and decides she deserves a name and a story, too.
  • Gemini: Lessons in Self-Love
    Two soul mates wonder if they could be any closer. They decide to live together, in ONE body. The unfortunate person they become is very confused and is desperate to find true love.
  • Ghost Flushers
    In this wacky, audience interactive play, the audience discovers they are all ghosts trapped in a warehouse. 2 "Ghost flushers" have been hired to remove them. One ghost definitely wants to leave. But is it so bad there?
  • Glass Slipper, Size 8 1/2
    After Ella's terrible break-up with her boyfriend, Matt, she creates a fantasy version of her ex who fulfills her every romantic dream. When her roommate finally convinces her it's time to move on, she must face the horrible question: how do you break up with an imaginary boyfriend who doesn't want to leave?
  • Good Morning, Miriam
    Miriam holds the key to her memories. It's just getting harder to keep track of it, what with the battle she has every day with her own daughter...and her own mind. The same morning for Miriam is repeated as a "bad day" and a "good day" with her memory. It's easy to forget, but it's harder when you know how much you've forgotten.
  • The Guest Room
    May seems trapped in the guest room. Her husband Dan wants her to leave the room and move on. But May can't seem to let go of the ghosts in there. And now the ghosts are coming for Dan, too.
  • Hell Job
    2 MINUTE: When you desperately want the job no one else wants, but you still have to go through the job interview.
  • Hello?
    A ghost story.
  • Hyperbole Heights
    Welcome to Hyperbole Heights, where tall tales come to life and exaggeration isn't just encouraged, it's insisted upon! Jamie and Jordan are showing the new exchange student, Oolie, around their school. She will meet a principal with blue hair, an ancient janitor with a meatball stuck in his beard and a science class that can take a staircase to Mars. The only thing weirder and scarier is Taco Day in...
    Welcome to Hyperbole Heights, where tall tales come to life and exaggeration isn't just encouraged, it's insisted upon! Jamie and Jordan are showing the new exchange student, Oolie, around their school. She will meet a principal with blue hair, an ancient janitor with a meatball stuck in his beard and a science class that can take a staircase to Mars. The only thing weirder and scarier is Taco Day in the school cafeteria. This is a fast paced play perfect for student performers (with plenty of fun speaking roles) and audiences!
  • Ida Invisible
    Ida lives in a fairytale. She is also aware that everyone who gets a "happily ever after" must endure great challenges and hardships to achieve it. She decides she is content just doing everyone else's laundry as they survive curses and dragons. When the dark fairy, Billiana arrives at Ida's laundry hut, threatening her with a curse if she doesn't stop hiding from her "happily ever...
    Ida lives in a fairytale. She is also aware that everyone who gets a "happily ever after" must endure great challenges and hardships to achieve it. She decides she is content just doing everyone else's laundry as they survive curses and dragons. When the dark fairy, Billiana arrives at Ida's laundry hut, threatening her with a curse if she doesn't stop hiding from her "happily ever after."Forced into an adventure, Ida meets a mystical creature called JumJum, a troll, a selfish king, a nervous prince and a mermaid. She soon discovers that "happily ever after" doesn't necessarily mean marrying a prince and moving to a castle. Sometimes leaving your comfort zone and risking everything for your friends is "happily ever after" enough.
  • Mother
    2 MINUTE: A child interviews its potential future mother.
  • The Nutcracker's Sweet!
    In this "modernized sequel" to The Nutcracker, Sarah learns her weird Great Aunt Clara and Great Uncle Wally might be more special than weird. And the weird gifts they give to the family each year actually mean something. Sarah goes on the same Christmas journey Clara went on many years ago, with some modern changes. She finds herself in The Land of Sweets with some of her old toys and some mean flies...
    In this "modernized sequel" to The Nutcracker, Sarah learns her weird Great Aunt Clara and Great Uncle Wally might be more special than weird. And the weird gifts they give to the family each year actually mean something. Sarah goes on the same Christmas journey Clara went on many years ago, with some modern changes. She finds herself in The Land of Sweets with some of her old toys and some mean flies trying to trash the place. With the help of her new Nutcracker Prince, she just might save The Sugarplum Fairy's beautiful land. A fun show for student performers (with plenty of opportunities for speaking roles) and audiences alike. Can be performed with or without background dancers.
  • Off Center
    Melody, a somewhat eccentric older woman, sits in front of her favorite painting at the art museum, a white dot painted slightly off center on a black background. It's closing time and the new security guard, Lindsay, needs for her to clear out, but before she leaves, Melody will give a lesson on life, art and living while you still can appreciate the beauty in life.
  • Polar Opposites
    A man, wearing a tuxedo, sits on an egg in a circle of rocks. He is met by a woman, also wearing a tuxedo. They argue over "childcare." Answering the age old question, "Why do penguins mate for life?"
  • The Reckless Romantic
    Faithful maid, Mary has awoken with an umbrella fused to her hand. Collateral damage from another one of Master Paul's fatal marriage proposals. Master Paul must be married before his 30th birthday, but somehow his proposals always end in death. How much longer can his faithful servant Mary and his stoic butler Dobbins survive Paul's reckless romance?
  • The Rot
    The dead have risen and are now wreaking havoc in suburban neighborhoods, knocking over garbage cans, trampling flowers and just generally stinking up the place. On this hot summer day, Blair and Art just want to introduce their families and announce their engagement. But due to a case of "the rot" things will not go smoothly, and the zombies aren't entirely to blame.
    *Note: This is a...
    The dead have risen and are now wreaking havoc in suburban neighborhoods, knocking over garbage cans, trampling flowers and just generally stinking up the place. On this hot summer day, Blair and Art just want to introduce their families and announce their engagement. But due to a case of "the rot" things will not go smoothly, and the zombies aren't entirely to blame.
    *Note: This is a slightly different version than the script published with Brooklyn Publishers*
  • Sex Lives of Circus Freaks
    What if a young clown decided to run AWAY FROM the circus? Cathleen is looking for love, and unhappy at her job as a clown. She may have found it in the audience of her latest performance.
  • Soft Rains
    Arlo and Zoe are strangers. They find themselves hiding in a funeral parlor. With them, a single closed coffin surrounded by wilted flowers. Will the world be destroyed by disease or hatred? Or both?
  • Squisher's Atonement
    Margie is dead. She finds herself confronted by Helena, who holds a book containing details of everything Margie ever did in her time on Earth. Little details, down to every spider she's ever squashed. Helena is not impressed with Margie's carelessness with the lives of the littlest creatures on Earth and thinks Margie has a lot of sins to atone for before "moving on."
  • Take It Or Leave It
    An ambitious girl scout and her frazzled mother go to the city recycling center to do their "duty" to the environment...or perhaps just earn a quick badge. There they find Angie, who has started an interesting new concept in recycling.
  • There's A Dragon in There!
    Sometime in the late 1800s, a group of school children in Lake Orion, Michigan pranked their fellow townspeople with a fake dragon. The people were frightened and the legend of the dragon grew and grew. This play is about that legend with some wacky twists and turns. A family visiting Lake Orion from out of town on the hottest day of the year just wants to swim in the lake. But the townspeople scare them away...
    Sometime in the late 1800s, a group of school children in Lake Orion, Michigan pranked their fellow townspeople with a fake dragon. The people were frightened and the legend of the dragon grew and grew. This play is about that legend with some wacky twists and turns. A family visiting Lake Orion from out of town on the hottest day of the year just wants to swim in the lake. But the townspeople scare them away from the lake with a creepy song and dance. Mickey and Dotty are not convinced and decide to solve the mystery of The Dragon in Lake Orion!
  • Veterans of Community Theatre
    The Veterans of Community Theatre welcome a new “artist” to their midst. Will he live up to their high expectations?
  • Whatcha Doin? *A Zoom Play*
    Raven, a film student, has the opportunity to interview Marnie, a former child star turned voice over actor for their documentary project. They get to witness Marnie's work-from-home recording studio, learn about the difficulties she had as the goofy, unattractive kid on a series and why she is now unable to leave her home anymore.