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

  • 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."
  • 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
    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?
  • 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.
  • 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
    When you desperately want the job no one else wants, but you still have to go through the job interview.
  • 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
    A child interviews its potential future mother.
  • 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*
  • 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."
  • Veterans of Community Theatre
    The Veterans of Community Theatre welcome a new “artist” to their midst. Will he live up to their high expectations?