Vivian Lermond

Vivian Lermond

VIVIAN C. LERMOND BIO
Vivian is an award-winning playwright who has penned more than 100 plays and monologues that have entertained audiences in the US, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and South Korea. Her full-length drama/comedy, Back to Bethlehem (PA), premiered Off-Broadway in 2006 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. In addition to her stage plays, Vivian has also written...
VIVIAN C. LERMOND BIO
Vivian is an award-winning playwright who has penned more than 100 plays and monologues that have entertained audiences in the US, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and South Korea. Her full-length drama/comedy, Back to Bethlehem (PA), premiered Off-Broadway in 2006 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. In addition to her stage plays, Vivian has also written two full length screenplays that were awarded first place in two highly competitive screenwriting contests.

She has taught playwriting at a local college and has facilitated playwriting workshops at writing conferences. Vivian has lent her talents to Gallagher Literary, an LA talent management company, where she evaluated pitches and screenplay submissions. She also has freelanced for afilmwriter.com, where she was a script analysis specialist for stage plays.

Vivian's collections of short plays for a full evening of comedy - STILL FEISTY, CRACKED UP CHRISTMAS, AN IRISH HEART, MAD FOR MYSTERY and TAPAS - are available for individual digital purchase and for theatrical licensing through dramascripts.co.uk (formerly, Smith Scripts) You'll also find a stand-alone one act (A SUMMER OF SPRING) and three monologue collections (11 AUDITION MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN OVER 40, 11 PERFORMANCE MONOLOGUES FOR MILLENIAL WOMEN and MANSPEAK) on her publisher's website.

Her play, THE MADNESS OF MEMORY, has been selected by Smith & Kraus Publishers for inclusion in THE BEST TEN MINUTE PLAYS OF 2022.
Vivian has been a proud member of The Dramatists Guild since 1998.

NOTE: None of the plays or monologues posted on this page may be performed, produced, reproduced, published, displayed, or copied without written permission of the author.

Plays

  • MAE DAY
    An early 20th century glamour goddess of stage and screen gets one shot to improve her status in The Other World by successfully completing an earthly mission, but can she get the job done?
  • CHEESY
    Ah ... the challenges of the actor/director relationship gone wrong!
  • TOMORROW
    Coping a Cadbury bar can have consequences when you're trying to slim your circumference.
  • AND NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET
    City girl + country boy = CONFLICT.
  • THE SAGA OF BARNEY THE BULLY (MONOLOGUE)
    The schoolyard bully meets defeat when he takes on a tangle with Tilly.
  • SLUSH PILE BLUES
    A grad student tasked with judging a playwriting contest is at wits end after reading a mountain of trite scripts, until a most unlikely winner steps in to save the day.
  • COMIN' ALIVE AT 35
    At some point, every woman should begin to thrive and come alive.
    (3 MINUTE MONOLOGUE)
  • FORTUNATE FAILURE (MONOLOGUE)
    Life changes when a self-proclaimed pessimist opts in for optimism.
    (4 minutes)
  • CHASSEUR THE CAT (MONOLOGUE)
    Is it possible for a woman who has conniptions over her roommate's furry feline to have a cat conversion?
    (3 minutes)
  • DEATH BY DERRINGER
    A 2-minute 2-hander taste of noir with a detective and a gun moll as the stars.
  • I.T.S. (In the Syllabus)
    A relatable exchange for every college professor.
    (1 minute play)
  • FIRE
    Lust doesn't last, because the hotter the fire, the quicker it burns and becomes a pile of ash.
    (ONE MINUTE MONOLOGUE)
  • THE MATING HABITS OF SHORELINE BIRDS
    One woman's trip to observe bird life offers the possibility of a new flight path of her own.
    (10 MINUTE PLAY)
    2f. 1m.
  • CHARADES
    Now here'a a passive-aggressive way to communicate!\1 Minute play
  • GOIN’ BACK TO GOONSVILLE (A Short Spoof on Sappy Seasonal Movies)
    LOGLINE: On the cusp of the holiday season when work takes her
    back to her old hometown, this anti-heroine proceeds to turn that old world upside down.
    10 minute play
  • POULTRY ... PLEASE!
    Some places to dine on Thanksgiving are better than others, and it all depends on the culinary tastes of the cook.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • ICE IS NICE
    When your boyfriend insists on making you go ice fishing, is there anything that can take the chill off?
    (1 minute play)
  • HIBERNUS
    When winter settles in, perhaps it's time to re-adjust our perspective.
    (1 minute monologue)
  • PEDRO'S PATIO
    A squabbling couple on vacation in Mexico set out to enjoy a local color dining experience, and discover much more than they expected.
    10 minute play
  • FOOD GROUP ANGER MANAGEMENT
    A sneak peek into this therapy session puts a whole new spin on "food fights", cooking conflicts and dining dilemmas.
  • HAINTS GONE A HAUNTIN'
    The world has changed a lot since 1965, as 2 sisters now destined to a life in the hereafter as ectoplasmic vapors discover.
  • BOSS LADY AT BENNY'S BURGERS
    Everyone has their limits, and one fast food worker on the graveyard shift hits hers.
    (4 minute monologue)
  • MILLICENT AND MARLEE'S MINCE PIE MISADVENTURE - MONOLOGUE
    A charitable delivery of a Thanksgiving pie takes an unexpected turn.
    (4 minutes)
  • DAVENPORT'S DEMISE (from the MAD FOR MYSTERY Collection)
    When a man is murdered and dumped on the doorstep of the Heavenly Gate Funeral Home, the homicide team of Tully and Monroe face a case from Hell!
  • THE MADNESS OF MEMORY (from the MAD FOR MYSTERY Collection)
    Dementia can claim short term memory but leave old memories intact that would best be forgotten.
    (10 minutes)
  • 1101 WELLINGTON WAY - DUOLOGUE (from the MAD FOR MYSTERY Collection)
    A young man moves into a neighborhood full of pensioners, expecting a peaceful co-existence, but discovers that his choice of residence delivers just the opposite.
  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE (from the MAD FOR MYSTERY Collection)
    When her estranged husband leaves her in financial crosshairs, a woman takes on a temporary roommate to help with expenses, at a cost she would never have imagined.
  • THE MURDER MYSTERY CLUB (from the MAD FOR MYSTERY Collection)
    Motive is the key to a good murder mystery, and careful execution of the plotline can dish out some unforeseen results.
    (10 minutes)
  • FOR LOVE OR MONEY (from the MAD FOR MYSTERY Collection)
    When a murder case hits a roadblock, it's time to travel a different highway that reveals some untidy secrets.
    (20 minutes)
  • FRAMED ( from the MAD FOR MYSTERY Collection)
    When the super sleuth Stillwell sisters were asked to investigate an "unusual situation", they had no idea how tangled a task they were facing, or the most unexpected outcome.
  • LIFE AFTER WONDERFUL
    Sometimes revisiting the pages of our old life can be the incentive to turn the page and write a new chapter.
    (10 minutes)
  • FUGUE - A DUOLOGUE
    Tedium can take a toll on a marriage, or set the stage for a seismic shift to new beginnings.
  • SUGAR PIE
    Sometimes the most unlikely circumstances help us to face our past, and to consider remapping the road that lies ahead.
    (10 minute play)
  • ZOOM, ZOOM AND ... BOOM!
    The best laid plans can go awry, but in the end, love steps in to save the day.
  • GHOULS CAN'T DO CANDY - MONOLOGUE
    When a disincarnate spirit gets the chance to experience an old earthly pleasure in full measure, his best laid plans go awry.
  • THE JUGGLER - MONOLOGUE
    When life proves to be a circus and you are the headliner juggling act, one woman discovers a three word solution to her woes.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • CRIME DON'T PAY
    One man recalls a not-so-pleasant mom memory of the consequences of letting his sweet tooth take him down the path of thievery.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • TRICK OR TREAT - MONOLOGUE
    As one man recalls a less than Happy Halloween, it drives the point home that sometimes the best thing a little kid can do is listen to his mother's advice.
  • BAWDY MAUDIE - MONOLOGUE
    A nostalgic visitation to one's former homestead can trigger a lot of emotions, and the unexpected.
  • THE WILY WAYS OF A WOMAN - MONOLOGUE
    Valentine's Day is all about love, and in this case, "puppy love" gone wrong.
  • DOLORES THE PLUMBER - MONOLOGUE
    When big New Year's Eve plans are interrupted by an emergency call to solve a commode conundrum, one woman proves that where there is a will there's a way.
  • A CONVEX CHRISTMAS - DUOLOGUE
    A mother/daughter reunion takes a turn when time-honored holiday traditions defy expectations and offer a new look and a change in the menu of life.
  • SPEED DATING IN PARADISE (from the TAPAS COLLECTION)
    When his roommate Lucifer takes him to a speed dating venue, what is the likelihood that Adam could meet his Eve?
    (10 minute play)
  • DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD (from the TAPAS COLLECTION)
    When suspicion and jealousy get in the way, it can thwart romance in a big way.
    (short play)
  • ALICE IN THERAPY (from the TAPAS COLLECTION)
    When her recurring nightmare persists, one young woman seeks help from a certain Doctor Freud in the hopes of putting her dream demons to rest.
    (short play)
  • A BIT OF HAVOC AT HENNESSEY'S (from the TAPAS COLLECTION)
    When a bellicose bully meets his match, who just happens to be his ex-wife, expect the unexpected.
    (10 minute monologue))
  • CALL IT KARMA (from the TAPAS COLLECTION)
    When Karma comes calling, Fate has a way of righting old wrongs.
  • TAKE AWAY (from the TAPAS COLLECTION)
    A dose of mother/daughter conflict is on the take away menu, but sometimes memories and a message of hope can change things.
    (10 minute play)
  • V-DAY (from the TAPAS COLLECTION)
    A disgruntled wife discovers that the man she married still has what it takes to rev up a romance.
    (short play)
  • TWISTED DICKENS (from the TAPAS COLLECTION)
    A modern take on a classic tale finds one lad with "Great Expectations" about to get more than he bargained for.
    (short play)
  • SPECIAL DELIVERY, SIGNATURE REQUIRED (from the TAPAS COLLECTION)
    The glowing embers from a once hot romance die, and one man must come up with a dead-on solution to breaking off a romance gone cold.
    (10 minute play)
  • AND SCENE
    A response to the question: Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art?
    (4 minute monologue)
  • CASE CLOSED
    A cold case murder lingers like a bad memory over a small town, until the ledgers are finally balanced and a hard truth is revealed.
  • CARNIVORE
    A guy and a girl walk into a restaurant ... the wrong restaurant for a meat-loving woman.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • HARLEQUIN
    Sometimes just being yourself can be the right life transformation.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • LOTTIE'S LAMENT
    When a sister is trying to marry you off to any clown in town, it's time to put your foot down.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • CAROLINE'S MIND
    A daughter reacts to the toll of dementia on her mother.
    (1 minute monologue)
  • DRIVE
    At any age, you can switch lanes and hit the open road of possibility.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • MY WAY
    Sometimes, you've got to take a hard stand and find a way to live your own dreams, instead of your parent's vision.
    (4 minute monologue)
  • DREAMIN' BIG
    Sometimes a little boy's silly dreams can be the seeds that sprout into a grown man's reality.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • SACK THE QUARTERBACK
    In the big picture of life, we choose our game and how to play it.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • GAME TIME
    A father's pep talk to his son doesn't hold back.
    (1 minute monologue)
  • LEFTY'S LAST HOOK
    An old boxer fondly recalls his last day in the ring and his victory of beating the odds.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • MOTOWN MEMORIES
    One man travels down memory lane and fondly remembers how soul music was a lyrical potion that changed his life.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • JUKEBOX
    Visiting an old watering hole that was a favorite place in his youth, a boomer realizes that history does indeed repeat itself.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • THE BOURBON MONOLOGUE
    Need a job? Point your compass to Kentucky and head to The Bourbon Trail.
  • FEELIN' THE LOVE
    Cattle call auditions can be hell, but one young woman decides to change things up.
  • THANKS, CUPID
    A young woman going solo on Valentine's Day discovers that Cupid had much more in store.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • GOOD WITCH, BAD WITCH
    It's party time and Halloween. Can a good witch go bad?
    (2 minute monologue)
  • DARMA'S KARMA
    When the ultimate Karma catches up with his Ex, one guy gets the gift of sweet revenge.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • NEW MOON
    In the cycle of life, there is always a window in time to open to a new beginning.
    (1 minute monologue)
  • BLACKCURRANT JAM
    Sometimes, we all need a catalyst to jump-start our transformation. Letting go of complacency is a sure cure.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • MY GENERATION
    A declaration of pride as why boomers are best.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • LOSIN' IT
    With his 40th class reunion looming, one man decides to get fit to impress the old flame who dumped him, only to discover that the best time in life is the present.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • RE-POLISHED
    A teenage girl ponders her right to hope and dream.
    (1 minute monologue)
  • CHANGED UP CHAUCER
    On a pilgrimage to Canterbury, a 14th century feminist five times a wife delivers a powerful argument for her right to love and lust.
    (3 minute monologue)
  • THE GLASS SLIPPER SAGA
    After a decade of a marriage no longer magical, to a prince who is no longer charming, one wife decides to change the storyline of her life and create a real world "happy ever after".
    (3 minute monologue)
  • CONTES DU CAMP CANADIEN
    On the shores of the St. Lawrence, one quirky neighbor discovers that man vs. nature can be quite the experience.
    (2 minute monologue)

    (NYC PLAYWRIGHTS, "CANADA" monologue contest winner)
  • INSURGENCE
    A DUOLOGUE that explores the concept "sometimes the student becomes the teacher".
  • TANTRUM TOWN
    A young mom dealing with a major toddler meltdown discovers the downside of motherhood.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • MUM'S COOKING
    Not all mom's were born to be culinary queens
  • HAPPY ENDING
    When good things happen, spread the joy!
    (2 minute monologue)
  • DOUBTING THOMAS
    If you decide to take a shortcut through the cemetery on All Hallows Eve, you will find no peace of mind.
    (2 minute monologue)
  • THEATRE IS ...
    Like a Phoenix rising, theatre will rise above the COVID -19 crisis and continue past this pause in place.
  • THE WADER
    At some point, every man must take the plunge.
    (1 minute monologue)
  • UNMASKING
    A short look at the COVID crisis from a different perspective.
    (1 minute monologue)
  • AFTERMATH #1 - (COVID - 19)
    Life in the aftermath of the Corona virus - finding positivity.
  • JUSTICE SERVED
    Sisters stick together ... at all cost.
    (1 minute monologue)
  • ODE TO THE PLAYWRIGHT
    Self doubt? Rule it out!
    (1 minute monologue)
  • VALVE JOB
    A valve replacement is serious business!
    (1 minute play)
  • THE SNORING SONATA
    She is in denial that she has a snoring problem. Does she or doesn't she?
    (1 minute play)
  • WE HAVE TO TALK
    The moral of the tale - never assume.
    *1 minute play)
  • RIP VAN WINKLE RETURNS
    While one man slumbers through a few decades, history has been made in his absence from the woken world.
    (1 minute play)
  • FOODIE FALLOUT
    One man's dining experience proves to be less than a culinary delight.
    (1 minute)
  • WEATHERING
    Two women, both scarred by secrets, come to terms with their past and find a common denominator to celebrate the seasons of their life.
    (short play)
  • MYRTLE BEACH SUNRISE (from the STILL FEISTY COLLECTION)
    Just when you think the sun is setting on your life, a new dawn can alter the horizon.
    (10 minute play)
  • TITANIC TOO (from the STILL FEISTY COLLECTION)
    Sometimes it takes a plunge into the deep end to realize the water is fine and that life can change with the cast of a fishing line.
    (10 minute play)
  • HALLOWEEN HEROINE - (from the STILL FEISTY COLLECTION)
    When Al Capone comes calling for treats, can Wonder Woman have enough tricks up her cape to botch his caper?
    (short play)
  • BEACH WEDDING (from the STILL FEISTY Collection)
    A comedic DUOLOGUE that explores a mother and father's different perspective on their daughter's unconventional destination wedding.
    (6 minutes)
  • FICTION FRICTION - (from the STILL FEISTY COLLECTION)
    A chance encounter changes the course of two lives caught in a no-man's land between ambivalence and complacency.
    (10 minute play)
  • ABIDING REST - (from the STILL FEISTY COLLECTION)
    When a funeral services salesman comes calling on a feisty senior, Fate steps in and delivers a change of plans.
    (short play)
  • EMOJI ME NOT (from the STILL FEISTY Collection)
    It's a clash of emotions when one combative couple battling marital boredom find themselves embroiled in an unexpected conflict, and discover that art does indeed imitate life.
    (short play)
  • GETTING LUCKY - (from the STILL FEISTY COLLECTION)
    Two brothers, one woman and a fleeting chance to win a game of hearts might be a gamble worth taking.
    (10 minute play)
  • BURIED TREASURE - (from the STILL FEISTY COLLECTION)
    Can a 25th anniversary trip to Punta Cana rev up romance and put a Capital “P” in “Paradise Regained”?
    (5 minute play)
  • CROWLEY'S CORNER (from the AN IRISH HEART COLLECTION)
    When his rental car breaks down and he is stuck in desolate Dingle, Ireland, one uptight Yank finds himself on an uncharted course that leads to self-discovery.
    (30 minute one-act)
  • LITERALLY SPEAKING (from the AN IRISH HEART COLLECTION)
    When two mid-life Irish tourists take on Los Angeles they discover a cultural divide, an unexpected language barrier, and a challenge to change a land-locked Limerick mindset.
    (10 minute play)
  • BANSHEE BUNGLE - THE PLAY (from the AN iRISH HEART COLLECTION)
    Banshee Bungle: 2F. 1M. Two Celtic creatures on their way to “a job” get side-tracked on their mission, much to the good fortune of one foolish man. (10 MINUTES)
  • BANSHEE BUNGLE (from the AN IRISH HEART COLLECTION)
    On the eve of All Hallows somewhere in Ireland, one sorry soul lived through a harrowing brush with the banshees, and paid a steep price for his ill-begotten adventure.
    (3 minute monologue)
  • THE SCANLON ROAD (from the AN IRISH HEART COLLECTION)
    Take a Type A American tourist and a Type B Irish local, a language barrier and bad directions, then stay tuned for a finale that promises a fun twist to the tale.
    (5 minute play)
  • ROMANCIN' MARY MCBRIDE (from the AN IRISH HEART COLLECTION)
    A senior immigrant widow, hell bent on a second chance at romance, defies the early 20th century culture divide, and schemes her way and to making her dream come true.
    (45 minute one-act)
  • A SUMMER OF SPRING
    When two feuding landlords of a small town B&B play host to a young woman on a journey to find her roots, Fate steps in to unravel the past and deliver second chances.
    (20 minute one-act))
  • G.C.F. GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE (from the CRACKED UP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION)
    A crackers Christmas mash-up for your new A CHRISTMAS CAROL holiday fix.
    (short play)
  • PSYCHO SANTA? (from the CRACKED UP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION)
    Delusion and illusion hit a Christmas Eve cross-current and Santa must face off with his conflicted reality.
    (short play)
  • DOUBLE DOWN SANTA (from the CRACKED UP CHRISTMAS Collection)
    A couple on a tight budget have to be careful with their cash, at least until a well-timed holiday miracle delivers a double dose of Santa spirit.
  • A WHITE CHRISTMAS (from the CRACKED UP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION)
    Dreaming of a white Christmas conjures up images of greeting card snowscapes and peace on earth, unless you face off with the full frontal reality that A White Christmas has nothing to do with serenity and everything to do with mayhem.
    (10 minute monologue)
  • SAY CHEESE (from the CRACKED UP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION)
    In the heart of Little Italy, one mother’s solitary Christmas Eve destined for disaster turns golden with a non-perishable gift called love.
    (10 minute play)
  • CHET'S SECOND CHANCE (from the CRACKED UP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION)
    When an unlikely breaking and entering suspect on a post-Christmas mission pays a visit to the local sheriff, expect the unexpected and an outcome that is almost magical
    (short play)
  • FOUR LETTER WORDS (from the CRACKED UP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION)
    A husband’s holiday binging packs on pounds and his wife’s determination to enforce dietary lock down serves up a healthy dose of high caloric comedy.
    (10 minute play)

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR (from the CRACKED UP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION)
    On the cusp of a new year, a middle-aged daughter is blindsided with a shocking revelation served up by her senior dad that forces her to come to terms with a most unexpected reality
    (10 minute play)
  • THE DECORATIONS DILEMMA ( from the CRACKED UP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION)
    One couple’s tardiness in holiday decoration removal earns an unwanted visit from the high priestess of the condo association, who finds herself facing a conundrum she hadn’t considered.
    (10 minute play)