Ricardo Soltero-Brown

Ricardo Soltero-Brown

Ricardo Soltero-Brown is a playwright, actor, and director. He is a graduate of University of South Florida, where he staged THE JACKET. He won the Florida Playwrights Competition for JEALOUSY (Valencia College; Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, Jeremy Seghers). He was an apprentice at Horizon Theatre Company, where THE AMBASSADOR, OR: THE DISARMAMENT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS and NOTHING BUT CHEESE were...
Ricardo Soltero-Brown is a playwright, actor, and director. He is a graduate of University of South Florida, where he staged THE JACKET. He won the Florida Playwrights Competition for JEALOUSY (Valencia College; Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, Jeremy Seghers). He was an apprentice at Horizon Theatre Company, where THE AMBASSADOR, OR: THE DISARMAMENT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS and NOTHING BUT CHEESE were performed. THE PRINCESS OF CASPIA had a staged reading at Dixon Place. SICK DAY was presented as a reading at the Dramatists Guild's Equality Festival (freeFall Theatre). His plays, including BELDAM & GAFFER (Pipsqueak Collective), GRIEF, and THE LAST PLAY (Jeremy Seghers), have been performed at various colleges, theatres, and festivals. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

"...imaginative, daring, honest and playful." - Caridad Svich

"...sweet, poignant, painful...with deft observations." - Gary Garrison

"One of the funniest playwrights on the NPX." - Asher Wyndham

Plays

  • To The Test
    FULL-LENGTH: Cynthia, a public school teacher, faces a day of personal and professional trials, including a husband with a nightshift, a job evaluation, and her tween daughter's determination to switch schools.
  • The Guest
    FULL-LENGTH: A murderer cleaning the scene of a crime gets an unexpected visitor, the body's alcoholic best friend.
  • The Princess of Caspia
    FULL-LENGTH: Simon and Taylor are married. Rhonda and Dave are engaged. Simon and Rhonda begin an affair, and as Dave investigates, Taylor tries to reignite her sexuality. When one of the relationships is ended, the strength of each one is tested.
  • Jealousy
    FULL-LENGTH: Al wants to steal Celia away, but she doesn't want to go. As they debate love and lust, Gunner, Celia's boyfriend walks in. The three commit to a battle, exploiting truths, desires, betrayals, and the reckoning that a winner doesn't take all.

    Currently unavailable for production.
  • The Dog
    FULL-LENGTH: A canine has a violent reaction to its owner's wedding engagement.
  • A Pig's Tale
    FULL-LENGTH: A married couple loses control of their pregnant teenage daughter. Years later, a boy seeks control of his life by running away. Years later, a woman finds control of her life by seeking her long-lost son.
  • Best of Honor
    FULL-LENGTH: Beni and Shea are dressing to get married, but they recently had a fight. Their best friends, Jules and Nat, do everything they can to save the wedding.
  • The Wolf Counsel
    FULL-LENGTH: During a reconnaissance in Switzerland, a U.S. government agent contends with two unofficial missions: capturing the playboy son of an ambassador, and dealing with her tagalong husband's mid-life crisis.
  • Sick Day
    FULL-LENGTH: Jo and Mel, a queer couple, buy a house; after moving in, Jo sees a ghost of the former owner.
  • The Shaking Room
    FULL-LENGTH: A myriad of scenes, each with different characters, about love.
  • Antillia, or: The Equestrian
    FULL-LENGTH: Danielle, desperate to escape Wellington, Florida, tries to sell her horse to Sarah, the only person in town who doesn't know who she is.
  • Pluto
    FULL-LENGTH: The four heads of the Illuminati convene for their seasonal get-together.
  • The Rebellion
    FULL-LENGTH: After a bad day on set, film director Genevieve Laurent gives actor Donovan Thompson a professional note. He disappears for two days. Genevieve finds Donovan in his hotel room having a moral crisis, which she must solve in order to save the movie.
  • The Sun, the Moon & Stars
    EVENING, Three One-Act Plays: In 'The Moon' a servant provokes his master to admit he's lovesick for a woman; in 'The Sun' a southern belle schemes to keep the boy she loves no matter what; in 'The Stars' two stars in space argue the logic to finding purpose and the value of loving oneself.
  • The Jacket
    ONE-ACT: While preparing for a business dinner, Jeremy can't find his lucky jacket. Later, Jeremy meets Dean, who he wants to make a deal with, but who has arrived wearing a familiar jacket. From his friend, Ben, to his partner, Hanna, everyone is suspect in Jeremy's efforts to unravel the night's coincidence or conspiracy.
  • Match Made in Hell
    ONE-ACT: A young man offers his soul to the Devil in exchange for a woman's love.
  • Heartbreak In Heaven
    ONE-ACT: A woman is offered a second life by God, the ultimate patriarch, if she'll marry a man she won't love.
  • The Stronger
    ONE-ACT: Inspired by the Strindberg play.
  • Beldam & Gaffer
    SHORT: A senior couple decides what to do with their day.
  • Pause
    SHORT: Two people in a café communicate without words.
  • Discussion Panel
    SHORT: The discourse on a political news show goes awry.
  • The Last Play
    SHORT: The cast of actors in an evening of short plays address their concerns.
  • The Sore Thumb
    SHORT: An old friend shows up unannounced to his buddy's new house.
  • Interest
    SHORT: Mubarak resigns amid the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.
  • Work
    SHORT: A client spends a night at home with a sex worker.
  • Fountain of Youth
    SHORT: A woman asks her sister, a doctor, for a favor.
  • Holiday
    SHORT: A group of journalists attempt to celebrate a holiday while in ISIL captivity.
  • The Extinction of Women
    SHORT: In the face of a state authority, a woman retains her identity.
  • The Ambassador, or: The Disarmament of Nuclear Weapons
    SHORT: Two ambassadors meet on nuclear disarmament.
  • Religion
    SHORT: A woman devotes her life to study.
  • An Administration
    SHORT: The workings of a presidential administration preparing for a press conference.
  • Mama
    SHORT: A woman argues with her mother (who is played by twins).
  • Grief
    SKETCH: Written in response to the Pulse shooting in 2016.
  • Come Here
    SKETCH: An Immigration Official figures out what to do with a child detainee.
  • A Free Country
    SKETCH: A screener interviews a refugee.
  • The Accident Date
    SKETCH: Two people recount a date and an accident.
  • A Statement
    SKETCH: A sheriff goes over a press statement.
  • Casualties
    SKETCH: A military officer reports on a drone strike.
  • Leave
    SKETCH: Two police officers are put on leave after a shooting.
  • Deference
    SKETCH: Inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Back/Seat/Driver
    SKETCH: Three would-be thieves in a car have a stakeout.
  • Something Nice Like That
    SKETCH: Two people are intimate in the dark.
  • The Hard Part
    SKETCH: Four people wait in line to vote.
  • Control
    SKETCH: A reporter finds the survivor of a shooting.
  • Miss
    MONOLOGUE: A woman longs for her world.
  • Inspiration; or: Nice To See Me
    MONOLOGUE: Inspiration knocks at the door.
  • There
    MONOLOGUE: Here.
  • Noise
    MONOLOGUE: A woman airs her grievances with noise.
  • Ode (to Fun)
    MONOLOGUE: An endorsement of Life.
  • Waiting
    MONOLOGUE: What to do while waiting.
  • Gas
    MONOLOGUE: A refugee's view on the state of things.
  • Double Life
    MONOLOGUE: A father worries about his son's perception of him.
  • Cleaning
    MONOLOGUE: A distress about order.