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, at the Orlando International Fringe Festival and more. He won the Florida Playwrights Competition in 2014, and was a playwright apprentice at Horizon Theatre...
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, at the Orlando International Fringe Festival and more. He won the Florida Playwrights Competition in 2014, and was a playwright apprentice at Horizon Theatre Company. He has been published in 'The Louisville Review' and 'The Dionysian', was interviewed by Performer Stuff and 50 Playwrights Project, and helped curate a collection for Protest Plays 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, and 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.
  • Antillia, or: The Equestrian
    FULL-LENGTH: Danielle, desperate to leave Wellington, Florida, attempts to sell her prized horse to the only person in town who doesn't know who she is: a New York snowbird.
  • 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 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.
  • The Dog
    ONE-ACT: A canine has a violent reaction to its owner's wedding engagement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Free Country
    SHORT: A screener interviews a refugee.
  • Come Here
    SHORT: An Immigration Official figures out what to do with a child detainee.
  • Casualties
    SHORT: A military officer reports on a drone strike.
  • Deference
    SHORT: Inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Discussion Panel
    SHORT: The discourse on a political news show goes awry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Hard Part
    SHORT: Four people wait in line to vote.
  • A Statement
    SHORT: A sheriff goes over a press statement.
  • Control
    SHORT: A reporter finds the survivor of a shooting.
  • Miss
    SHORT: For the victim of the Jonesboro, Georgia shooting on 18 May 2018.
  • Leave
    SHORT: Two police officers are put on leave after a shooting.
  • Grief
    SHORT: Written in response to the Pulse shooting in 2016.
  • 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.
  • Pause
    SHORT: Two people in a café communicate without words.
  • Something Nice Like That
    SHORT: Two people are intimate in the dark.
  • Work
    ONE-ACT: A client spends a night at home with a sex worker.
  • 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.
  • Five Years
    MONOLOGUE: A criminal recalls the aftermath of a bank robbery.
  • 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.