THE PLAYS

 

 

One Act Plays (P-Z)

P OR V

A lesbian couple is planning (and fighting over) their wedding when a pact one of them made five years before reappears to remind her of what she's been missing. (1 man/2 women)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Cone Man Running Productions at Obsidian Art Space - Houston, TX - December 2013

         - Winner of "Best Script"

 

 

 

P.D.S. (Particularly Dangerous Situation)

 

Martin’s bored. Having abandoned life’s challenges – including an overtly demanding wife and a competitive golf tour that regarded him as their bastard step child, he’s been left fat, inert, and working as a bartender at a local club. Accompanied by his best friend and confidant Luke; and his affection starved wife, Michelle, he’s forced to grip the clubs again and search for the best lie before he loses everything.  (2 men/1 woman)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Cordell Green Festival at C.A.T.S. Theatre - Lubbock, TX - August 2012

 

 

RACE OF CHAMPIONS

Late night kitchen doldrums have drawn the staff to gambling on the outcome of one armed lobster races. Despite their boredom, each shares a dream about their views on the world and who has to check the freezer for couples gone astray.  (2 men/1 woman)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Scriptwriters/Houston: The Room Plays at Fernando's House - Houston, TX - October 2013

 

 

READY TO SHINE

An international, squeaky clean, family band breaks up and reveal their true colors.  (2 men/2 women)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Phare Play Productions at Beckmann Theatre - New York City, NY - March 2008

 -Brief Acts at the Producers Club - New York City, NY - May 2009

 

 

RUN, RUN, AWAY

As a young man elopes, his best man blindly accompanies him, only to witness a world of complications lies hours ahead. (2 men)

Also part of Quiet Bed. (See full lenth plays).

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Love Creek Productions at The Producers Club - New York City, NY - October 2009 (as part of Quiet Bed)

- Snorks and Pins Productions at Roy Arias Studios - New York City, NY - July 2010

- Curan Rep - 2011 Notes from Underground Festival - Chicago, IL - 2011

- Changing Scene Theatre Northwest - Summerplay 2011 - Kitsap County, WA - August 2011

 

 

SAFE AT HOME

Safe at Home A mother and daughter exchange in a seemingly innocent game of catch - both maintaining some long harbored ulterior motives.  (2F, 10 pgs)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Changing Scene Theatre/Tacoma Little Theatre Summerplay 2014 - Tacoma, WA - August 2014

- Laugh Riot Erie's Rollercoaster Series - Edinboro, PA - August 21-31, 2014.

- Onstage Atlanta's Spring Shorts Festial - Atlanta, GA - March 2015

 

 

 

SHAKE MY HAND

One’s normal barside manner usually doesn’t discuss the true meaning of a handshake or where those hands have been tonight…or where they might go afterwards.  (1 man/1 woman)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Core Artists Ensemble - New York City, NY - June/July 2013

- North Park Playwriting Festival - San Diego, CA - October 2013

- Image Theatre's Naughty Readings - Lowell, MA - February 2015

 

 

SHE'S BOUND TO KNOW

Jessica and Mandy, best friends for life, have embarked on a new life together. A random road trip completes their journey of tossing theirprevious lives aside. The only problem: This is news to the boundand abandoned Mandy. (2 women)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Scriptwriters/Houston 10x10 Showcase at the Country Playhouse - Houston, TX - July 2012

- Metropolitan State University - Denver, CO - December 2014

 

PUBLICATION:

 

Smith & Kraus - Best American 10 Minute Plays - 2013

 

 

SNIP

Did your last vacation include lying to your wife about an unsafely performed medical procedure? Did it involve your high level of intoxication and sheer disregard for body, family, health, and future? Did it really, really hurt for a week afterwards? No? Ted's did. Ted's got some explaining to do. (1 man/1 woman)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Carte Blanche Studios New American Play Festival - Milwaukee, WI - January 2012

 

PUBLICATION:

 

As part of The Five Fears of Fatherhood by Original Works Publishing

 

"Snip by Michael Weems of Spring, Texas. Block 2 ends with a simple domestic sitcom. Derek Woerpel plays a man somewhat immobilized on a couch. Ellen Dunphy plays his wife, who comes home to slowly discover the nature of his illness. Dunphy and  Woerpel are fun as husband and wife in a light, inconsequential bit of comedy that would be perfectly at home in any domestic sitcom. A nice, comfortable way to exit the theatre for Block 2." - Russ Bickerstaff - Express Milwaukee

 

 

SPOONS

Michael plays Spoons with Antonio Banderas.  No, really.  That's what the play is about.  (2 men)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Utter Shambles Theatre Collective at Viaduct Theatre - Chicago, IL - October 2012

 

 

SUBTLETY

A couple trains for a crossword puzzle tournament and encounters a curious obstacle.  (1 man/1 woman)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Algonquin Theatre - New York City, NY - July 2008

 -Brief Acts at the Producers Club - New York City, NY - May 2009

- Kassi Festival - Chicago, IL - March 2010

- Notes From Underground Festival - New York City, NY

          *Winner - Outstanding Play

- Chattanooga State College - Chattanooga, TN - April 2011

- Eastbound Theatre - Milford, CT - July 2013

 

PUBLICATION:

 

Litchfield Literary Review

 

 
SYNCHRONICITY

As the clock strikes an unimaginably early hour on Christmas morning, siblings Sam & Jessie debate over which was of them was naughty or nice. As morning fast arrives and they inevitably exchange gifts, the answer becomes rather clear.  (2 women)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Brief Acts at The Producers Club - New York City, NY - May 2011

 

PUBLICATION:

 

Plays, The Drama Magazine

 

 

WAITING LIFE

 Jessica and Ryan's second date sees them delve into their flaws and dating preconceptions in hope they will be overlooked for a chance at date #3 or more.  (1 man/1 woman)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Little Hibiscus Productions at Matthew Corozine Studio - New York City, NY - July 2008

- Brief Acts at The Producers Club - New York City, NY - May 2009

- John Chatterton Productions - New York City, NY - January 2010

- Ticket to Eternity Productions - New York City, NY - September 2011

- Finalist Curan Repertory's 2011 Notes from the Underground Festival - Chicago, IL

- Three Minute Theatre's Playathon, UK - Feb 2014

- Playwright Roundtable of Orlando/Valencia College - April 2014

- Scriptwriters/Houston Room Plays - Houston, TX - April 2015

 

- Top 10 Finalist - St. Marys Hall "Spring Shorts" 10-Minute Play Festival - 2009

 

UPCOMING PRODUCTION:

 

Theatre Unleashed - North Hollywood, CA

Dates: TBD

 

 

WHERE THE TRUTH LIES

An urban legend has come true. There once was a tale of a mysterious man, an enigma who turned men's lives upside down. They would lose sleep, gain weight, and find hair mysteriously gone white. He is... 'The Baby Maker' – natural ally to the ticking clocks of women and nemesis to modern man. Today, he's been spotted. Hide your wives... (4 men/1 woman)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Scriptwriters/Houston 10x10 Showcase at the Country Playhouse - Houston, TX - July 2011

 

PUBLICATION:

 

As part of The Five Fears of Fatherhood by Original Works Publishing

© 2015 by Michael Weems

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