Elin Hampton

Elin Hampton

Elin Hampton’s plays and musicals have been and are currently being produced and developed coast to coast. Some highlights: F4, was a finalist for The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting and was a finalist in the 2017 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival. Her works have been published in Smith & Kraus’s: Best Ten Minute Plays 2015, The Collective Ten Plays: Volume 2, and in Applause...
Elin Hampton’s plays and musicals have been and are currently being produced and developed coast to coast. Some highlights: F4, was a finalist for The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting and was a finalist in the 2017 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival. Her works have been published in Smith & Kraus’s: Best Ten Minute Plays 2015, The Collective Ten Plays: Volume 2, and in Applause Theatre Book: Contemporary Monologues for Kids 7-15. Her musical (written with Gerald Sternbach) CLUB MOM can be licensed through Steele Spring Stage Rights. Television credits include "Mad About You," “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” "Dream On," "Pinky and the Brain,” “Rugrats,” “The Wild Thornberries,” John Leguizamo’s House of Buggin’,” “Life’s Work,” “The Gregory Hines Show,” “Barclay’s Beat,” and “The JackieThomas Show.” She lives in Los Angeles with her writer-husband, David Fury, their three human children and two dogs.

Plays

  • A Little Culture
    In an attempt to expand the horizons of her blue-collared husband George, Jane, an aspiring culture-connoisseur, brings him to the theatre for a rousing series of ten-minute plays.
  • Casey229
    A woman is devastated to learn that her husband has been involved in an online relationship for four years. When Pam confronts the subject of her husband's affections, she is shocked to discover that his mistress is a middle aged lonely man.
  • Club Mom
    Books may tell you what to expect when you're expecting, but nothing prepares you for the nervous breakdown at the supermarket, failing in your duty as the tooth fairy and the creepy paranoia that society is judging you as a "bad mommy."

    In CLUB MOM, four formerly capable women, who have absolutely nothing in common, meet in parenting class and bond over the common denominator of...
    Books may tell you what to expect when you're expecting, but nothing prepares you for the nervous breakdown at the supermarket, failing in your duty as the tooth fairy and the creepy paranoia that society is judging you as a "bad mommy."

    In CLUB MOM, four formerly capable women, who have absolutely nothing in common, meet in parenting class and bond over the common denominator of motherhood.
    One new mom, is an older professional, who never expected to be a mother. One is a young idealistic woman, who has wanted to be a mother since she was seven years old. Two moms are a lesbian couple, whose methods of parenting their adopted twins are polar opposites. As their friendships develop, the mothers concurrently ride the eighteen year emotional roller coaster of child-raising, all the while dealing with their non-kid issues of aging, aging parents, marriage, and careers. From the realization that their children will all need therapy, to over-the-top birthday parties, from SAT prep to empty nest, mothers and fathers of all ages will have much to recognize, while laughing, crying and cringing.

    CLUB MOM explores current relatable themes such as same sex parenting, single parenting, the guilty pleasure of joint custody, the hurt of being deleted from your child’s Facebook account, and the terrible admissions game that every parent must learn to play when her kids apply to college. Funny, poignant, edgy and full of universal truths about the oldest profession, this is a musical comedy for every mother and anyone who's ever had one.
  • F4
    Following a devastating tornado, Wallis, an eager first time EMT, spots a survivor, a man she knew in her youth. He sits amidst debris, in his neon painted rocking chair, unmotivated to find safety. In her attempt to rescue him, she learns more than she'd like to know. When he finally allows her to "save" him, it is she who is saved.
  • Stella!!
    Hot off the press (unproduced)... Harlen discovers that Sam, his ex, hasn’t invited him to their dog Stella’s graduation from obedience school. The hurt of not being included in Stella’s rite of passage, brings old scars of his and Sam’s relationship to the surface. Yet, as Stella is judged and criticized, the couple’s love for their dog makes them remember why they loved one another in the first place.
  • Spit
    A soon-to-be married couple discovers that their ancestry may stand in the way of their future. This new play has had one reading... no performances.
  • Tear Down
    Myra Barrette returns home to her community after an unexplained eight-month sabbatical only to discover her next-door neighbor’s historic Victorian home has been demolished with a modern “eyesore” going up in its place. She soon confronts her new neighbor Sam Telfer -- architect, contractor, and agent of change -- who’s as passionate about self-expression and evolution as Myra is to maintaining the status quo...
    Myra Barrette returns home to her community after an unexplained eight-month sabbatical only to discover her next-door neighbor’s historic Victorian home has been demolished with a modern “eyesore” going up in its place. She soon confronts her new neighbor Sam Telfer -- architect, contractor, and agent of change -- who’s as passionate about self-expression and evolution as Myra is to maintaining the status quo, having recently been battered by devastating changes in her personal life. It’s a battle of wills in which secrets are uncovered, motives come into focus, and an unlikely relationship develops and builds to a terrible conclusion.
  • The Bells of West 87th
    Normal is what people call families that aren’t theirs. Amateur poet Molly Fein is almost 40, still single and craving a new life independent of her elderly parents. Does she dare introduce them to the new boyfriend she’s recently met at night school?

    Molly’s mother and father have been separated for years. Ida’s supposed to be living with Molly’s “perfect” sister Maxine on nearby Staten Island....
    Normal is what people call families that aren’t theirs. Amateur poet Molly Fein is almost 40, still single and craving a new life independent of her elderly parents. Does she dare introduce them to the new boyfriend she’s recently met at night school?

    Molly’s mother and father have been separated for years. Ida’s supposed to be living with Molly’s “perfect” sister Maxine on nearby Staten Island. Instead, she’s secretly holed up with Molly, living smack next door to her nearly deaf husband and using a system of hidden bells to track his whereabouts from the other side of the wall.

    Hilarious and touching, The Bells of West 87th is a fresh look at the coming of middle age.
  • The Candidate (girl version)
    A new girl in middle school, who's been home-schooled up until now, decides to run for school president. Her naivety, confidence and joy is contagious. Hilarious and thought-provoking.
  • The Candidate (boy version)
    A new boy in middle school, who's been home-schooled up until now, decides to run for school president. His naivety, joy and confidence is contagious. Hilarious and thought-provoking.
  • The Syndrome
    A patient gets the horrific diagnosis that he/she has a "syndrome." What does that mean and how can his/her doctor help? An absurdist and hilarious comment on the medical profession, prescription drugs, patient privacy.
  • Things that Mattered - A ten minute musical
    The once-cherished remnants of a divorcing couple reminisce about their former glory, as they wait to be sold-off at a garage sale.
  • Things That Mattered - a ten minute play
    Five beloved objects at a yard sale are forced to confront change and separation. As we learn about the divorcing couple who's purging, we empathize with the possessions as they struggle with letting go of the past, and root for them as they move forward into unknown.
  • A Very Cherry Christmas
    When Santa gets bonked on the head and loses his memory, Mrs. Cherry Claus must overcome her fears of heights and failure to save the holiday and her husband's legacy. Sabotaged by her nemesis, Rock the stock boy (a bitter ex-elf) this isn't easy! With a gluten intolerant reindeer, a Kringl-o-cator, and a bunch of elves with their own issues, A Very Cherry Christmas is a fresh new fun holiday...
    When Santa gets bonked on the head and loses his memory, Mrs. Cherry Claus must overcome her fears of heights and failure to save the holiday and her husband's legacy. Sabotaged by her nemesis, Rock the stock boy (a bitter ex-elf) this isn't easy! With a gluten intolerant reindeer, a Kringl-o-cator, and a bunch of elves with their own issues, A Very Cherry Christmas is a fresh new fun holiday musical for the entire family. It runs a little over an hour.