Wendy Gough Soroka

Wendy Gough Soroka

Plays

  • A Book by its Cover
    Jack (60+) and Lisa (20s-30s) meet in a park and, over a series of weeks, bond through their mutual love of literature. Lisa has recently escaped an abusive relationship, and although she teaches literature, she can't bring herself to read anything but trashy romance novels. Jack becomes a friend and confidant, until his own dark past is revealed. Lana (late 20s), pregnant, visits the same park over a...
    Jack (60+) and Lisa (20s-30s) meet in a park and, over a series of weeks, bond through their mutual love of literature. Lisa has recently escaped an abusive relationship, and although she teaches literature, she can't bring herself to read anything but trashy romance novels. Jack becomes a friend and confidant, until his own dark past is revealed. Lana (late 20s), pregnant, visits the same park over a series of weeks, 30 years in the past. Through her conversations with her unborn child, she fights to save her troubled marriage to Jack, which ultimately ended in tragedy.
  • CAKE
    A socially awkward college senior finds a kindred spirit while taking the questionable advice of a tenured professor. A newly minted resident playwright sweats her latest production while her devoted husband tries to keep her sane. A frazzled new mother and her last remaining single friend envy each other’s lives. A mismatched pair of medieval monks try to find peace or a good conversation, depending on who you...
    A socially awkward college senior finds a kindred spirit while taking the questionable advice of a tenured professor. A newly minted resident playwright sweats her latest production while her devoted husband tries to keep her sane. A frazzled new mother and her last remaining single friend envy each other’s lives. A mismatched pair of medieval monks try to find peace or a good conversation, depending on who you ask. This ensemble comedy follows the interwoven tales of family, friends and lovers trying to survive the absurdities and indignities of academia, art and adulthood through banter and baked goods. After all, in this unpredictable world, we all need someone to share cake with, even when we want to shove it in their face.
  • Thunder
    Jess and Jo, sisters in their 20s, are lying on some abandoned railroad tracks. Younger sister Jess has a difficult life-changing decision to make, and older sister Jo has brought her out to their special spot to help her find answers.
  • Macaroni au Fromage
    At Sunday family dinner, Annie reveals to her married (and new mother) sister Jeannie that, after her recent break-up, she has decided to follow her life-long dream and has taken a job in Paris, even though it will take her away from her family. (NOTE - a radio version of this play is available.)
  • Get a Job
    Hamlet meets Medea in the Unemployment Offices of the Afterlife for Dead Fictional Characters. 10 minute play.
  • Here Be Dragons
    What kind of treasure would you hope for, if someone left you a map where “X” marks the spot? Best friends Junie and Dot have left their husbands and children behind and embarked on an adventure, following a map left to Junie by her free-spirited mother Doris, who passed away one year ago. Reluctantly dutiful, Junie struggles with her unresolved frustration at Doris’ perpetual attempts (even reaching beyond the...
    What kind of treasure would you hope for, if someone left you a map where “X” marks the spot? Best friends Junie and Dot have left their husbands and children behind and embarked on an adventure, following a map left to Junie by her free-spirited mother Doris, who passed away one year ago. Reluctantly dutiful, Junie struggles with her unresolved frustration at Doris’ perpetual attempts (even reaching beyond the grave) to mold her staid and steady daughter into something more like the effervescent Dot. Upon stumbling on their destination, the women encounter something unexpected…Doris’ dragon, who has a task for Junie, as well as a final message from her mother.
  • The Monster Under the Bed
    Winnie, 45, has returned to her childhood home to figure out how to save her marriage. Sensing Winnie’s inability to manage this problem on her own, the Monster under her bed returns to Winnie’s bedroom as well, fully prepared to execute her functions as Chief Scarer. But this Monster’s “scaring” methodology involves only telling the truth, and not letting Winnie lie to herself. Facing off with her childhood...
    Winnie, 45, has returned to her childhood home to figure out how to save her marriage. Sensing Winnie’s inability to manage this problem on her own, the Monster under her bed returns to Winnie’s bedroom as well, fully prepared to execute her functions as Chief Scarer. But this Monster’s “scaring” methodology involves only telling the truth, and not letting Winnie lie to herself. Facing off with her childhood terror, Winnie finally realizes her marriage’s only hope involves complete honesty and sticking to her guns, hoping that will be enough, now knowing she’ll be able to live with herself if it isn’t.