One-Act Plays

Call Forwarding
PCSF Playoffs, Shelton Theatre, 2018
ShawnJ West, Director

A BART train headed to SFO.  Two strangers sitting next to each other talking loudly on their cell phones to their disgruntled partners in Boston.   Is it destiny or just a bad connection? (Comedy 1W, 1M, 10 minutes)

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                                     RECALCULATING   

                  AJ Davenport (Natalie); David Boyll (Irving)

Recalculating
The Grateful Deadly, Playland Prod, 2018
Exit Theatre, Dan Wilson, Director

A slightly drunk older woman needs a ride from her self-driving car to get to her boyfriend's house.  Unfortunately, her car has different ideas about where her relationships should be going.  (Comedy 1W, 1M; 10 min.)

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**Shock Value
PCSF Playoffs, Exit Theatre, 2017
Carol Eggars, Director

Ben's world is shaken when he discovers that his Grandmother does a lot more than watch TV, read and play Mah Jongg.  (Comedy; 2W, 2M; 10 min.)

**Finalist for 2017 Theatre Bay Area's Best Anthology

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Up The Wall
$wampland Voices, SF Fringe Festival, 2017
Exit Theatre MainStage
Wes Cayabyab, Director

Maria tries for the third time to enter a country illegally much to the dismay of two border patrol agents.  This time she seeks asylum with a twist.  (Comedy; 1W, 2M; 10 min.)

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Cycled
ReproRights, B8 Theatre, Concord, 2018
ReproRights, 3Girls Theatre, SF, CA 2017
Laylah Muran de Assereto, Director

One woman, five cycles, a lifetime.  Growing up and liking it? (Comedy; 5W, 1M; 10 min.)

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Reciprocity
Cafe Stories, Unknown Players, Phoenix Theatre, SF, 2017
Philip Watt, Director

An older man, a younger woman, and some money is exchanged.  A friendship or a scam? (Drama; 1W, 2M; 10 min.)

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Boy Imagined
ReproRights, 3Girls Theatre, SF, 2016
Laylah Muran de Assereto, Director

A woman meets with the son she might have had 40 years ago if things had been different.  Was he the child that "got away?" (Drama; 1W, 1M; 10 min.)

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Benched
*PCSF Playoffs, Shelton Theater, SF 2016
Laylah Muran de Assereto, Director
*Nominated for the 2016 Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Anthology

Two older women meet on a park bench and soon discover they are dating the same man.  What really happened to him? (Comedy; 2W; 10 min.)

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Freedom of Speech
PianoFight Short-Lived Fest., SF, 2016
Devin McNulty, Director

A wedding day replete with speeches from the bride and groom's parents.  Is honesty always the best policy? (Comedy; 2W, 2M; 10 min.)

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Miyoko Sakatani, Rick Homans, photo by Charles Lerrigo

*Sparse Pubic Hair
**PCSF Sheherezade's Last Tales, SF, 2015
   Laylah Muran de Assereto, Director
*Winner of the 2015 Stuart Award for Best Short Play
**Winner of the 2015 Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Anthology

Two older adults meet online both thinking they want a "no strings" relationship only to discover they both seek the same thing:  intimacy. (Comedy; 1W, 1M; 10 min.)

*By far, the best comedy of the evening proved to have the strangest title.  Lorraine Midanik's imagination runs wild in Sparse Pubic Hair as two senior citizens meet up for a coffee date after Kenneth (Rick Homan) has answered a classified ad posted by Mildred (Miyoko Sakatani).  At 63, Mildred is crystal clear about the fact that she is seeking a sexual relationship with someone no older than 60.  Kenneth claims to want adventures (which in his case, means a trip to a museum or a movie date) and has lied about his age (he's really 75)...As they slowly start dancing in each other's arms, this unlike duo (Ken keep insisting that Mildred stop leading) manages to trigger a spark between them."  George Heymont, Huffpost, Feb. 13, 2016.

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Are We There Yet?
PCSF 24-Hour Fest, SF, 2015
Patricia Barrish, Director

A 3:00 a.m. booty call by a young tech guy and a self-driving car with an attitude. (Comedy; 1W, 1M; 10 min.)

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Branding
Little Fish Theatre, San Pedro CA, 2019
SF Theatre Pub Pint-Size Plays, SF, 2015
Gabriel Ross, Director

Stella Artois meets Pilsner Urquell using limited vocabulary and lots of bravata. (Comedy; 1W, 2M; 10 Min.)

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The Revolution

Pianofight Short-Lived Fest., SF, 2015
Gena McRae, Director

When a zumba teacher fails to accommodate an older adult in class, Sadie takes matters into her own hands and organizes a rebellion. (Comedy; 2W, 4 Gender Neutral; 10 Min.)

Lorraine Midanik

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