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31 Plays in 31 Days: What I Learned, and a Table of Contents

Last week, I completed the 31 Plays in 31 Days project along with several dozens of other playwrights from around the world. The rules of the project were simply that you had to write 31 new plays, at least one page long, with a beginning, middle and end; none should have been started before August 1, […]

Scene (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #31 DISCLAIMER: I was going to put a disclaimer here, but decided not to. (A basement. An operating table-type thing. An actress plays the MAD DOCTOR dressed as a man, an actor plays the LAB ASSISTANT dressed as a woman, and a second actor plays the VICTIM strapped to the […]

Karma Proof (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #30 (A city street.) LADY Ahh. Time to earn some karma points. (The LADY jogs across the stage to catch up with the OTHER LADY.) LADY Excuse me, you dropped your wallet. OTHER LADY Hey, what? Hey! You stole my wallet! LADY No no no, it fell out of your […]

OMG Zombies are Real!?! (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #29 (A living room. Four friends are setting up for a role playing gaming session. There is a zombie plush toy nearby.) CHARLES You ordered the pizza? MEGAN Yes, Charles. CHARLES When? MEGAN Twenty minutes ago, when I told you. CHARLES Where is he? If he’s not here before the […]

Why Hitmen Never Retire (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #28 (The HITMAN stands in a spotlight. He’s in his forties, and looks like your cool uncle who always makes friends with the maître d’ when out to eat.) (A CHORUS of three women and one man, all in their thirties-forties.) CHORUS The Hitman. The Hitman. The Former Hitman. You […]

Prequel (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #27 (A PRINCE and a young woman named ROSE.) ROSE Upon my soul, the world has shaken loose And slipped the mount of decency; Alack my eyes, that ne’er more must be blessed And clear with dainty innocence, for I, This day, have seen a prince empty his bowels. PRINCE […]

The Sidewalk Genie, or, The Limit of Happiness (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #26 (A busy sidewalk. The sounds of a city. Possibly, random actors walk back and forth as happens on a sidewalk.) (A small, glass bauble sits in the middle of the sidewalk, glowing slightly. Passerby ignore it.) (Enter a PERSON, tapping on their cellphone. The PERSON accidentally steps on the […]