Francis Boyle

Francis Boyle

Transplanted Rhode Islander who found his way to Ohio and points beyond. After receiving his BFA in Theatre from the University of Rhode Island, Francis moved to Virginia and earned an MFA and M.Litt in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance at Mary Baldwin College / The American Shakespeare Center. Most recently, his "Another Part of the Field" was selected for the New Play Lab at the...
Transplanted Rhode Islander who found his way to Ohio and points beyond. After receiving his BFA in Theatre from the University of Rhode Island, Francis moved to Virginia and earned an MFA and M.Litt in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance at Mary Baldwin College / The American Shakespeare Center. Most recently, his "Another Part of the Field" was selected for the New Play Lab at the 35th William Inge Theater Festival, where he had the honor to workshop with Lee Blessing and David Henry Hwang. Previously, his plays were produced as part of the ACT RI "Best Play" competition and The Strawberry One Act Festival in NYC.

Plays

  • Salt the Earth
    FULL LENGTH: 20-25 Actors of any Gender: 149 BC: Rome's survival hangs in the balance. Roman hero Scipio Ameilianus must rebel from his corrupt father and then ally with his father's greatest enemy, Cato, to ensure Rome's survival by destroying neighboring Carthage.
  • Valentine
    FULL LENGTH: 3W, 2M: While investigating the illegal Christian faith, Roman general Valentine discovers that his wife Aurelia and her lover, Juliana, are both Christians. Valentine is further horrified to learn that while he married Aurelia to keep her from the abuses she suffered under her brother, the Emperor Eromax, he has shifted his predations to Juliana. The power of Aurelia and Juliana’s love inspire...
    FULL LENGTH: 3W, 2M: While investigating the illegal Christian faith, Roman general Valentine discovers that his wife Aurelia and her lover, Juliana, are both Christians. Valentine is further horrified to learn that while he married Aurelia to keep her from the abuses she suffered under her brother, the Emperor Eromax, he has shifted his predations to Juliana. The power of Aurelia and Juliana’s love inspire Valentine’s conversion, and ultimately, his ordination. After Eromax finds out Valentine has married Aurelia to Juliana, they are all martyred.
  • Spite Check (formerly known as A Night at the Opera)
    SHORT PLAY: 2 Actors, Gender and Race Neutral: A young chess champion and his/her interviewer spar in code over the details of his/her life. A simple interview with an acerbic, reclusive prodigy is not what it seems.
  • Another Part of the Field
    2016 Inge Festival New Play Lab: 15 MINUTES: 2 Characters, Gender & Race Neutral, flexible pronouns available: Two mortally wounded soldiers from opposing armies face their last moments together.
  • Don't Disturb the Clams
    15 MINUTES: 2W, 1M: Synopsis: Inspired by “real” events. A young, A-list singer and her new film-star boyfriend look for a place to stage their paparazzi photos. When their photographers cannot find the remote, Rhode Island beach, the two enlist the begrudging help of a local who only wants to continue clamming.
  • Naming Rights
    Short Play: 2 Female Roles: Ten minutes from announcing plans on their brand new theater, Aurora (a donor) and Kat (Artistic Director) spar over who should get the right to name the new building. Aurora insists on naming it after her family charitable trust, while Kat insists on naming it for their recently deceased founder. Patron and benefactor at war.
  • The Relief
    15 MINUTE: 3-4 Characters, Gender & Race Neutral: Set on the Ark, a generation-colony ship 20 years from Earth and 60 years from its target, four mid to late teenagers have been training since birth to be the relief crew, when Loba, the trainee captain, decides to quit. Fate and Free Will collide with little time to spare.
  • Renegade Elfs' Christmas Workshop
    SHORT PLAY: 4 Characters, Gender & Race Neutral: Santa is our unreliable narrator as Christmas Elfs Hadley, Ellery, and Robin break away from Santa's egotistical business practices and begin their own toy factory.
  • Revived Presidential Debate
    10 MINUTE PLAY: 3 Characters: Gender and Race Neutral: In a year of unparalleled political nastiness, the American people have recalled the major party candidates, and have brought Presidents Washington and Lincoln back to life to run for president once more. Edward R. Murrow has also been revived to serve as moderator. The three realize this is not their America.
  • The Condemned, a Monologue
    Monologue: An assassin's last words before he/she is executed for killing "the most hated man in the nation."
  • Paperweight, a Monologue
    Monologue: A mundane item's incredible story: the relationship of a handgun with her owner.
  • Parent / Teacher Night, a Monologue
    Monologue: an exasperated English teacher explains a failing grade to disinterested parents.
  • When I Open my Eyes, a Monologue
    He's been Elyssa's best friend for years and he's secretly in love with her. When Elyssa's boyfriend makes her cry once too often, he tells her how he feels about the boyfriend... and about her. What will happen after he professes his love?