Andrea Aptecker

Andrea Aptecker

A playwright from Cambridge, Massachusetts, Andrea Aptecker serves on the Board of Directors of Playwrights’ Platform, a collaborative for Boston-area playwrights, actors, and directors. She is a member of Write-On! (CentaStage, Boston), and the Dramatists Guild of America. Andrea’s plays and monologues have been performed across the United States and UK. Her 10-minute play UNAPOLOGETIC is published by Smith...
A playwright from Cambridge, Massachusetts, Andrea Aptecker serves on the Board of Directors of Playwrights’ Platform, a collaborative for Boston-area playwrights, actors, and directors. She is a member of Write-On! (CentaStage, Boston), and the Dramatists Guild of America. Andrea’s plays and monologues have been performed across the United States and UK. Her 10-minute play UNAPOLOGETIC is published by Smith and Kraus, The Boston Theater Marathon XXII Anthology. Her new short film is a documentary (IN THE DARKROOM). She has created and produced the Cambridge Center for Adult Education New Play Festival since 2017, and is a teacher, actor, and baker of lopsided cakes.

Plays

  • You Can Bake! (a short Zoom play)
    Desperation takes hold when Lila realizes her Zoom baking class is going off the rails. Her students don’t listen, the technology is imperfect, baking via Zoom is harder than it looks, and to make matters worse, her ex-boyfriend is taking the class--and he's intent on winning her back in excruciating sonnet. It turns out, Zoom has its limits, and teaching is not always a piece of cake.
  • GET SEXY ON ZOOM, a 10 minute Zoom play
    Carmen, a divorced, single mother, and Nathaniel, divorced, single dad, meet on Zoom during a pandemic. But their meeting, which begins as a fun, flirty Zoom chat, devolves into malaise. Carmen distrusts Nathaniel’s politics, and questions his pandemic social distancing habits. Nathaniel just wants to have sexy fun.

  • TOMORROW I WILL RESCUE SOMEONE, a monologue
    After a woman’s fiancé leaves her, she discovers her true mission in life--to save the world.
    *Note: This monologue can be read by a female, male, or non-binary person

  • Unapologetic, a 10-minute play
    When French food and culture expert Brynn visits Marian, an aspiring baker, to sample her homemade chocolate mousse, Brynn’s unvarnished critique leads to an unexpected outcome, and a valuable lesson—it’s always better to be...unapologetic!
  • NEMESIS, a short Zoom play
    Agatha interviews via Zoom for a job at a company where vengeance is the name of the game—just perfect for Agatha, who has a score to settle with her interviewer.
  • BEAUTY PARLOR (or, The Meatball Monologue)
    Angie is getting herself dolled up for her date with Bud, but why is she even bothering? Can loneliness be cured with hairspray and chutzpah?


  • Fetish, a monologue
    Regina loves cutting men’s hair. And she’s not shy about dating clients. Her friends want her to settle down, but Regina is a free spirit and settling down is not in the cards. She doesn’t need a husband telling her what to do, thank you very much.

  • Unrequited, a gothic suspense drama
    The year is 1936. Violet and Douglas have moved into an historic home. It’s just lovely. But everything is not as it appears in this gothic suspense drama. Why has Douglas brought Violet to this home? What lurks here, in the shadows—waiting? Who is the charming mystery man Violet meets in the Great Room? And what will become of Violet when she discovers the secrets inside the house? Unrequited is a feminist...
    The year is 1936. Violet and Douglas have moved into an historic home. It’s just lovely. But everything is not as it appears in this gothic suspense drama. Why has Douglas brought Violet to this home? What lurks here, in the shadows—waiting? Who is the charming mystery man Violet meets in the Great Room? And what will become of Violet when she discovers the secrets inside the house? Unrequited is a feminist rant of simmering desire and frustration disguised as a romantic, ghost story. It is a play about three very different women who are discarded, discounted, and discontented, and who demand to be seen, to be noticed, to be realized. In scene 3, Lenore says, “I want someone to think of me for hours and days on end. To be tortured by the thought of me…why won’t anybody see me?” This is the question at the center of the story. Each player in the house is in a state of “unrequitedness.”

  • THIS HALLOWEEN IS FOR THE LADIES, a short Zoom play
    Halloween has been cancelled and college student Liliana is depressed. But her mom may know just the trick to lift her spirits.
  • Mrs. Principal, a monologue
    A woman remembers a moment from childhood: Being dropped off at kindergarten by her mother, only to discover the school was closed and she was alone—as she pondered what to do, the principal discovered her and took her to a secret place.

  • Birdhouse, a monologue
    Synopsis: After her grandmother’s death, a woman has an intimate encounter with the gardener in the birdhouse, and realizes how ephemeral life is.
  • Vendetta, a short play
    Agatha interviews for a job at a company where vengeance is the name of the game—just perfect for Agatha, who has a score to settle with her interviewer.
  • In the Middle of the Night, In the Middle of the Forest, a monologue
    On a sightseeing trip to a small village in Albania, a woman finds herself in peril, and is surprised by her husband's response.
  • KKK Cookies
    Sheila is surprised when she discovers an unexpected snack option in the office vending machine.