Ricardo Soltero-Brown

Ricardo Soltero-Brown

Ricardo Soltero-Brown is a playwright, actor, director, and poet. His plays have been performed and read at Valencia College, Rollins College, University of South Florida, Horizon Theatre Company, Dixon Place, Actor's Express, by Pipsqueak Collective, Focal Theatre Lab, RHCR Theatre, at the Orlando International Fringe Festival and more. He won the Florida Playwrights Competition in 2014. He has been...
Ricardo Soltero-Brown is a playwright, actor, director, and poet. His plays have been performed and read at Valencia College, Rollins College, University of South Florida, Horizon Theatre Company, Dixon Place, Actor's Express, by Pipsqueak Collective, Focal Theatre Lab, RHCR Theatre, at the Orlando International Fringe Festival and more. He won the Florida Playwrights Competition in 2014. He has been published in 'The Louisville Review' and 'The Dionysian', and has been interviewed by Performer Stuff and 50 Playwrights Project.

Plays

  • To The Test
    FULL-LENGTH: Cynthia, a public school teacher, faces a day where both family and vocational tasks clash: telling her husband she's being evaluated at work, pulling through her grim expectations about her job, her tween daughter's determination to switch schools, and defending her methods to the administration. Despite all that, Cynthia senses teaching is part of her nature, be it professionally or personally.
  • The Princess of Caspia
    FULL-LENGTH: Simon and Taylor are married. Rhonda and Dave are engaged. Simon and Rhonda begin an affair; as Dave investigates, Taylor tries to reignite her sexuality. They want each other, but Simon and Rhonda don't dare end their relationships; when one suddenly does, the test of every promise by every player is made.
  • 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.
  • Jealousy
    FULL-LENGTH: Al has arrived to steal Celia away, but she doesn't want to go. As they dispute differences over the nature and definitions of love and lust, Gunner, Celia's boyfriend walks in. The three commit to a battle which exploits each other's wits, desires, trusts, and betrayals; forcing them to the reckoning that a winner doesn't always take all.
  • 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 new mid-life crisis.
  • The Rebellion
    FULL-LENGTH: After a troubled day of shooting, film director Genevieve Laurent gives lead performer Donovan Thompson an acting note, which leads him to a moral crisis over participating in the picture at all. After he’s disappeared for two days, Genevieve locates Donovan in his hotel room and, risking her cast's well-being, her artistic integrity, and the fate of the movie itself, does all she can to save the production.
  • Vagabond
    FULL-LENGTH: Nate takes in a drifter, Shelley. His auxiliary, Huff, is threatened by the newcomer. Nate grows enamored with her, while Shelley grows bolder with what advantages she takes. Everyone has what they want from each other, but nobody has given anything to anyone. Then when Shelley and Huff form a bond, Nate faces a new status quo. Limits of love, friendship, and class, are weighed against scenes...
    FULL-LENGTH: Nate takes in a drifter, Shelley. His auxiliary, Huff, is threatened by the newcomer. Nate grows enamored with her, while Shelley grows bolder with what advantages she takes. Everyone has what they want from each other, but nobody has given anything to anyone. Then when Shelley and Huff form a bond, Nate faces a new status quo. Limits of love, friendship, and class, are weighed against scenes between Nate and another homeless man, Ray, whom he doesn't invite into his life. (DISCLAIMER: VERY, VERY LONG.)
  • 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 subjected to Jeremy's unsettling efforts to unravel the night's bizarre coincidence or conspiracy.
  • The Sun, the Moon & Stars
    EVENING, Three One-Act Plays: In 'The Moon' a servant provokes his master to admit that 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.
  • 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 if she'll marry a man she won't love, facing off with the ultimate patriarch.
  • Beldam & Gaffer
    SHORT: A senior couple decides what to do with their day.
  • The Stronger
    ONE-ACT: Inspired by the Strindberg play.
  • Come Here
    SHORT: An Immigration Official figures out what to do with a child detainee.
  • A Free Country
    SHORT: A screener interviews a refugee.
  • The Ambassador, or: The Disarmament of Nuclear Weapons
    SHORT: Two ambassadors meet on nuclear disarmament.
  • The Extinction of Women
    ONE-ACT: In the face of a state authority, a woman retains her identity.
  • Grief
    SHORT: Written in response to the Pulse shooting in 2016. For the victims of mass shootings and all gun violence. The play is a four-page template and may be repeated as needed.
  • A Statement
    SHORT: A sheriff goes over a press statement. This play was written for Code Red Playwrights. It is a response to the Hesston shooting of February 25, 2016. Dedicated to Renee Benjamin, Joshua Higbee, and Brian Sadowsky.
  • Control
    SHORT: A reporter finds a survivor of a shooting. This play was written for Code Red Playwrights. A response to the shooting in Kirkersville, Ohio on 12 May 2017. Dedicated to Marlina Mendrano. REFERENCE: https://everytownresearch.org/guns-domestic-violence/#foot_note_1
  • The Hard Part
    SHORT: Four people wait in line to vote.
  • Leave
    SHORT: Two police officers are put on leave after a shooting.
  • Casualties
    SHORT: A military officer reports on a drone strike.
  • Work
    ONE-ACT: A client spends a night at home with a sex worker.
  • Holiday
    SHORT: A group of journalists attempt to celebrate a holiday while in ISIL captivity.
  • Interest
    SHORT: Mubarak resigns amid the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.
  • Religion
    SHORT: A woman devotes her life to study.
  • The Sore Thumb
    SHORT: An old friend shows up unannounced to his buddy's new house.
  • Fountain of Youth
    SHORT: A woman asks her sister, a doctor, for a favor.
  • Something Nice Like That
    SHORT: Two people are intimate in the dark.
  • Pause
    SHORT: Two people in a café communicate without words.
  • Mama
    SHORT: A woman argues with her mother (who is played by twins).
  • Back/Seat/Driver
    SHORT: Three would-be thieves in a car have a stakeout.
  • The Accident Date
    SHORT: Two people recount a date and an accident.
  • Deference
    SHORT: Inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Discussion Panel
    SHORT: The discourse on a political news show goes awry.
  • Lost Angel, or: When the Saints Go Marching In
    ONE-ACT: An aging trumpet player explains jazz while visited by the memories of his lost wife and daughter.
  • Inspiration; or: Nice To See Me
    MONOLOGUE: Inspiration knocks at the door.
  • Ode (to Fun)
    MONOLOGUE: An endorsement of Life.
  • Noise
    MONOLOGUE: A woman airs her grievances with noise.
  • Five Years
    MONOLOGUE: A criminal recalls the aftermath of a bank robbery.
  • The Dog
    COMING SOON: A canine has a violent reaction to his owner's wedding engagement.