Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan has worked in theatre for over two decades and has had plays produced across the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and India. She is a Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting finalist for 2022, a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 3 Full-Length Play winner for 2021, and the Grand Prize Winner of the Emerging Artist New Play Festival at the Renaissance Theatre/...
Pamela Morgan has worked in theatre for over two decades and has had plays produced across the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and India. She is a Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting finalist for 2022, a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 3 Full-Length Play winner for 2021, and the Grand Prize Winner of the Emerging Artist New Play Festival at the Renaissance Theatre/Theatre 166, 2022-2023.

Pamela is the mother of two amazing kids and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and Honor Roll. She holds a BA in Elementary and Special Education and is currently working towards her MFA in Creative Writing at Augsburg University.

Plays

  • Local School Board (Full-length Play)
    A local School Board in a small conservative town faces its most challenging decision yet: whether or not school policy should support all students at the risk of making a few uncomfortable. Especially when those few are loud and angry. As their debate threatens to tear apart their small community, a young teenager navigates her gender in the halls of a high school while finding the strength to stand up for her...
    A local School Board in a small conservative town faces its most challenging decision yet: whether or not school policy should support all students at the risk of making a few uncomfortable. Especially when those few are loud and angry. As their debate threatens to tear apart their small community, a young teenager navigates her gender in the halls of a high school while finding the strength to stand up for her rights.

    TRIGGER WARNINGS: Violence, sexual assault, language, transphobia, deadnaming
  • Gloria Mundi (Full-length Play)
    When Gloria is visited by an angel of God with news of the second Messiah, she's convinced she has a second chance at motherhood, but her friend Jody thinks she's invented a lie to cover up the fact that she's using again. As the truth slowly unravels, Gloria must wrestle with the demons of her past, Jody must reconcile the specters of his future, and both must confront the very real threat of...
    When Gloria is visited by an angel of God with news of the second Messiah, she's convinced she has a second chance at motherhood, but her friend Jody thinks she's invented a lie to cover up the fact that she's using again. As the truth slowly unravels, Gloria must wrestle with the demons of her past, Jody must reconcile the specters of his future, and both must confront the very real threat of Harold, Gloria's recovery counselor. Inspired by the poem, Gloria Mundi, written by Michael Kleber-Diggs, this play explores the resiliency of the human spirit and the power of redemption.
  • Build-A-Play (30-40 Minutes TYA)
    Coach Vernon needs an original script written by tomorrow and they’ve employed the help of their four favorite theatre kids and a brand new invention: Build-A-Play! As these four brave students try to figure out how to write a play with the machine’s fill-in-the blank technology, their roles start to take on a life of their own...and they’re forced to take on their roles! Will they finish their play in time?...
    Coach Vernon needs an original script written by tomorrow and they’ve employed the help of their four favorite theatre kids and a brand new invention: Build-A-Play! As these four brave students try to figure out how to write a play with the machine’s fill-in-the blank technology, their roles start to take on a life of their own...and they’re forced to take on their roles! Will they finish their play in time? Will their characters save the school? Will the Build-A-Play machine even work at all? A nail biting play within a play that also teaches the six basic elements of drama.
  • When Life Gives You Lemons (10 Minute Play)
    A mother tries to help her autistic son process the news that his father is leaving them. They both learn a lot about dealing with the hard things in life.
  • The Trial of Prince Charming (10 Minute Play)
    A frightened young woman bears witness against a Prince after a harrowing night at a
    party. TW: This play discusses sexual assault, stalking, and nonconsensual encounters
  • Big Ben and the Juice Fast (10 Minute Play)
    A woman living alone is forced to confront a lifetime of poor dietary choices. TW: This play deals with disordered eating, including binging and excessive dieting.
  • Santa Got Ran Over (10 Minute Play)
    Carl is running late for midnight mass and runs over Santa instead. How will he deal with
    the fallout of killing Santa on Christmas Eve?
  • Ashes to Ashes (10 Minute Play)
    Two brothers try to cope with three unexpected deaths in their family in a single year.
  • Barricade (15 Minute Play)
    A young woman finds common ground with her grandfather, while battling a shared enemy.

    The focus of this piece is intergenerational connection between Jane and her aging grandfather. Both
    have a common struggle in their changing relationship and power dynamics with Mom. I chose to place
    the characters in a situation that exists mostly in Grandpa’s mind, hunkered down behind a...
    A young woman finds common ground with her grandfather, while battling a shared enemy.

    The focus of this piece is intergenerational connection between Jane and her aging grandfather. Both
    have a common struggle in their changing relationship and power dynamics with Mom. I chose to place
    the characters in a situation that exists mostly in Grandpa’s mind, hunkered down behind a barricade
    and waging war. The use of toilet paper is also deliberate, both symbolically as a societal release from
    the restrictions of the pandemic and because paper, specifically toilet paper, is often fixated on during
    dementia. Ultimately, these characters transform by learning that surrender does not mean loss.
  • Cute Girl in the Third Row (10 Minute Play)
    Two women meet while auditioning for the same role in a major motion film. Will their friendship grow or will they become frenemies?

    This play was created from Green Buffalo Productions, Quarantine Quarters Prompts.
  • End of Life Decisions (10 Minute Play)
    Siblings argue over their mother's condition. One is bound and determined to care for her until the end, while the other wants to discuss end of life care.
  • Jack Off (10 Minute Play)
    A couple finds their relationship tested in the Whole Foods parking lot.
  • Sidewalk Sally
    Two women try to outwit each other at a neighborhood sidewalk sale.
  • The Time is Ripe
    An Arthurian Comedy inspired by Monty Python inspired by Time Coconuts.
    King Arthur has run out of coconuts and is unable to journey across the realms.
  • The Battle of Wills
    Two men meet at a costume party and an epic battle of wills ensues. This play can take place in any setting, from outdoors to in. The audience should act as party-goers.
  • A Very Covid Christmas Carol (Full-length Zoom Play)
    In this heartwarming comedy, Ebenezer Scrooge, a humbug of a debt collector, faces an unusual and socially distanced journey of his own Christmases past, present and future, and the selfish choices he made, with the help of three Avatars and Zoom.
  • Fancy Free
    Nancy is a woman in the prime of her life and she will not let modern technologies hold her back from checking her messages.
  • Duck Duck Goose
    Four moms discover that their online social group isn't enough anymore.
  • Puppet Therapy
    A young man terrified to speak to women seeks an unconventional therapist to help him breakthrough.
  • Truth Be Told
    Two people try to find a connection through a new dating service that guarantees to always tell the truth.
  • Senior Moments (15 Minute Zoom Play)
    An elderly man contacts a tech company for the technologically challenged to find help with Zoom, but winds up learning much bigger lessons about love and acceptance.
  • I Guess So
    Claire worries that her inability to choose a pizza topping might be an analogy for the rest of her life.