Seanan Palmero Waugh

Seanan Palmero Waugh

Seanan Palmero Waugh’s play CROCK OF was a finalist for the Heideman Award at the Actors Theatre of Louisville National Ten-Minute Play Contest. GO THE VOLE was a finalist for the Women Playwrights Series at Centenary Stage Company and was part of Berkeley Rep’s Summer Playwriting Workshop. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.

Plays

  • Oil and Watercolor
    Full-length play, 6 actors. Amelia returns to the family pawnshop after working in the high crust art world, which raises the suspicions of her dad, as well as the decoy duck and Betamax machine that have been trying to escape the shop for years. Enter a stranger with an Impressionist watercolor to shake things up. While Amelia and her dad attempt to repair their relationship, the things in the shop realize...
    Full-length play, 6 actors. Amelia returns to the family pawnshop after working in the high crust art world, which raises the suspicions of her dad, as well as the decoy duck and Betamax machine that have been trying to escape the shop for years. Enter a stranger with an Impressionist watercolor to shake things up. While Amelia and her dad attempt to repair their relationship, the things in the shop realize their self-worth, and the animate and inanimate worlds collide in a way that is a value-add for both. With humor and heart this play examines what it means to be art and what it means to be family.
  • Ostrich in the Room
    Full-length play. In this absurdist comedy, A and B are a couple stuck in a rut. When an intrusive Ostrich bursts through their door, once as a political proselytizer, once as an infomercial, and once as a therapist, A and B are forced to break out of the cycles of games they keep playing, literally and otherwise. Will they, and their relationship, survive the change?
  • Crock Of
    Ten-minute play. Kat is the cool kid nursing a hangover and heartbreak in a walk-in refrigerator in a summer camp cafeteria staffed by the kids who weren’t qualified enough to be lifeguards. Lily stumbles in needing to refill the crocks for the salad bar, and wants climb a few rungs on the social ladder. She inadvertently trips Kat’s suspicion whom rather than let Lily gain momentum in her own power delivers a...
    Ten-minute play. Kat is the cool kid nursing a hangover and heartbreak in a walk-in refrigerator in a summer camp cafeteria staffed by the kids who weren’t qualified enough to be lifeguards. Lily stumbles in needing to refill the crocks for the salad bar, and wants climb a few rungs on the social ladder. She inadvertently trips Kat’s suspicion whom rather than let Lily gain momentum in her own power delivers a harsh defeat in teenaged public relations.
  • Lenore Once More
    Monologue. While in quarantine the speaker (any gender, any ethnicity) picks up a copy of "The Raven." Bad idea, but hilarity ensues, and perhaps we're never as alone as we think.
  • The Definition of Isolation
    One-minute play. Three inner voices get on each other's nerves during quarantine.
  • Socially Distant
    One minute play. A boss concludes a Zoom meeting with a simple question. The answer reveals a long standing truth: the least socially connected pick up the slack.
  • Undead
    Ten minute play. Ann, caretaker of a boardinghouse on the outskirts of New Orleans during the Influenza Pandemic of 1917, prepares to bury the last lodger. Two suspicious scavengers, Jack and Richie, have other plans and try to take the body. It's Antigone in a Tim Burton-tinged world as one woman, possessed with a need to bury the dead, finds that she just might end up with them if she tries.
  • Prop Talk
    Ten minute play. Shakespeare's props have a life of their own in this comedy about the passing of the torch from one generation of theatre professionals to the next. Phil has been demoted from the happy dagger to bloody dagger and blames the upstart, Sue, for slinging such an outrageous fortune. Enter Jan, a handkerchief who has big dreams of playing the mantle, but just can't get cast in a comedy....
    Ten minute play. Shakespeare's props have a life of their own in this comedy about the passing of the torch from one generation of theatre professionals to the next. Phil has been demoted from the happy dagger to bloody dagger and blames the upstart, Sue, for slinging such an outrageous fortune. Enter Jan, a handkerchief who has big dreams of playing the mantle, but just can't get cast in a comedy. Will Sue duke it out with Phil or join Jan's cloak and dagger comedy duo?
  • Beauty and the Abyss
    10 to 12 minute play. Unemployed Fred is hot on a networking lead, if by that you mean he has stalked a possible employer and has orchestrated a “chance” encounter at the local dog park. The only problem is that he has snagged the cuff of his pants—his good, interviewing pants—on a sprinkler. With eyes trained on his target will Fred be able to see past his own predicament, and really see the people around him?