THE PLAYS

 

 

One Act Plays (A-O)

A FEW MILES AWAY

Jeff, with Kevin lagging behind, is on a 'short' trek to find his one true love.  Having traversed about 10 miles and their car having lasted 5, will they make it across the rest of the country?

 

PUBLICATION:

 

- Plays, the Drama Magazine for Young Adults

 
 
BLOWN AWAY 

Bobby the Wolf is on the prowl, chasing after three sisters in a bar.  Loosely based on the Three Little Pigs. (1 man/3 women)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga - Chattanooga, TN - May/June 2011

 

 

BOOK OF LOVE

Tara is a love machine. Tara is a love machine with a penchant for taking detailed notes immediately after her encounters. Tara is a love machine who is going to have that baby whether her hubby, Will, wants it or not. Tara is a love machine that's gone a little haywire and with only one route back to reality - Will. (1 man/1 woman)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Cone Man Running Productions at Obsidian Art Space - Houston, TX - October 2011

- Playwrights Roundtable - Orlando, FL - January 2013

 

PUBLICATION:

 

As part of The Five Fears of Fatherhood

 

 

BROKEN 

 

The short term estrangement of Roy and Tess was going so well, until the former lovers find each other breaking into their old apartment one night.   As they carefully guard their reasons for returning to their home, they are left to question if the promise of a shaky future might hold slightly more promise than their troubled past.   (10 Pgs.  1m/1f.)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Long Island Theatre Collective - New York - April 2016

 

BRUSHSTROKES OF BRILLIANCE

Rene is a world class painter who doesn't need to be reminded of his unrivaled brilliance.  Adele, a patient model, arrives to remind him of a few other life lessons.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

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

- Playwright Roundtable of Orlando/Valencia College - April 2014

 

- Honorable Mention at Cro Magnon Theatre's Summer Play Festival - UK - August 2014

 

- Made into the short film Tilde.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BURDEN ME

A despondent young man seeking answers at church encounters a well meaning, but troubled, groom and his bride to be, a painfully familiar face from the past.  (2 men/1 woman)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

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

- Strawberry One-Act Festival at the Chernuchin Theatre - New York City, NY - 2009

- Awakening Drama at the Players Theatre - New York City, NY - May 2009

- Chattanooga State College - Chattanooga, TN - April 2011

 

Burden Me advanced to the Wild Card Selection Semifinal for the Strawberry Riant One Act Festival

 

CLUTCH

 

The open road is a sight of beauty to a teenager like Matt. Freedom, girls. Late nights…only if he could figure out that darn clutch. His father, Tim, sure isn’t helping. (2M, 10pgs)

 

 

COFFEE, TEA, ME?

A one night stand finds the unsuspecting without clothes and forced to wait out the day together. (1 man/1 woman)

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

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

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

- Between Us Productions - New York City, NY - October 2010

 

 

DREAM, DREAM, DREAM

 (1F, 2M 12 pgs)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Cone Man Running Productions' Spontaneous Smattering No. 5 - Houston, TX - June 2014

- Paragon Theatre's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Play Festival - Chicago, IL - September 2015

PUBLICATION:

 

 Best New American 10 Minute Plays (2016 Edition) - Smith & Krauss

 

DREAM LOVER

Mr. Right just happens to be at night, at least for Julia.  Things go terribly wrong when Mr. Right notice she’s been sleeping more and more.  (1F, 1M 10 pgs)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

 - Playwrights Roundtable of Orlando - Orlando, FL - July 2014

 

PUBLICATION:

 

 Best New American 10 Minute Plays - Smith & Krauss

 

 

A FONDNESS FOR AQUANET

In the vein of 1980's teen flicks, Kevin is the geeky teenage guy with the nerdy best gal friend he ignores because he is in love with the supercool girl.  It's amazing what a little hairspray can do - for everybody.   (1 man/3 women)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Phare Play Productions at the Off-Off Broadway Theatre - New York City, NY - November 2008

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

- nufan ensemble - Chicago, IL - June 2010

- Readers' Theatre at Theatre Southwest - Houston, TX - March 2011

- Lone Star College - Tomball, TX - 2012

 

 

FUZZY RED HAT

While most families are putting up the last stocking on Christmas Eve – Joe's night finds him in a rundown mall – attempting to convince Santa to reconsider his daughter's selfless Christmas wish. What do you do when 'Santa' is the one needing an infusion of holiday spirit(s)?  (2 men/1 woman)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- nufan ensemble - Chicago, IL - 2011

 

PUBLICATION:

 

As part of The Five Fears of Fatherhood

 

 

GAMES WE PLAY

What’s worse than entering a dating pool filled with eligible women?  The fact that Bobby’s happily oblivious to the somewhat innocent tricks being played.  (4 men, 2 women)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

​- Festival of Originals at Theatre Southwest - Houston, TX - July 2013

 

 

GOOD TALK

Every father dreads the day of ‘the big talk’ with his son. What happens when the son has a few secrets to reveal to dear old dad?  (2 men)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

​- Brief Acts at the Producers Club - New York City, NY - May 2013

- Bench Warmers - Panama - May 2013

- Newburgh Free Academy - Newburgh, NY - June 2013

 

- Semi-Finalist Minnesota Shorts - June 2013 12th out of 500 submissions.

 

PUBLICATION:

 

As part of The Five Fears of Fatherhood

 

 

HANUKKAH PRESENTS FROM MY HOCKEY PLAYER BOYFRIEND

Lily finds romance in the Hanukkah gifts from her hockey player boyfriend.  (1 man/2 women)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- New American Theatre Holiday Plays - Los Angeles, CA - December 2012

 

 

THE HIGH AND LOW SEARCH

On their anniversary, Casey desperately seeks her anticipated engagement ring to no avail. She'll soon learn, it's always in the last place you think to look.  (1 man/1 woman)

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Black Book Theatre - Brooklyn, New York -  May 2015

- Eastbound Theatre - Milford, CT - September 2015

- Playhouse 1960's Short Play Festival - Houston, TX - May 2016

 
LAUGH RIOT

A couple on a second date encounters differences in their views on the levity of sex. (1 man/1 woman)

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)

- Seven Collective at Theatrelab - New York City, NY - January 2010

- Motel Tropicana at Obsidian Art Space - Houston, TX - January 2012

 

 

LOVINGLY SHE SLURS

It's Maggie wedding day!  And she may be a little unprepared, a little drunk and a little on edge.  And that's before she reveals the biggest secret of them all... (3 women)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Cone Man Running Productions at Obsidian Art Space - Houston, TX - March 2012

 

 

ONE MORE DAY

Two best friends ruminate where their vacation and lives have gone wrong.  A few last minute itinerary changes might help them take the plunge.  (2F, 10 pgs)

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

 

- Scriptwriters/Houston 10x10 Festival - Houston, TX - August 2014

 

 

ONE THREE TWO

A man who can't handle the overload of information in modern society decides to drop out. (1 man/1 woman)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2015 by Michael Weems

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