FULL LENGTHS

 

STILL NOT

 

(Comedy, Drama)

 

Run Time: 70 min, no intermission

 

Cast: 1M, 1F

 

A young man walks past the same bench, every single day, his entire life. It's always empty. Until now. One Bench. Two Strangers. STILL NOT is an honest, comedic, skewed-romantic exploration into the traps of waiting for love...and the fear that it may never come.

[ World War < 3 ]

 

(Dark Comedy)

 

Run Time: 105 minutes, with intermission

 

Cast: 2M, 2F

 

In the near [frighteningly foreseeable] future, mankind's ability to multitask on their smartphones has increased significantly. Cyber communication is at an all-time high - while "making eye-contact" is a fleeting part of our nostalgic past. In a small, two-bedroom, NYC basement apartment, two same-sex couples deal with "reality" on their smartphones more than the reality of an imminent airstrike targeting New York City. It's the first day of World War Three...is there an app for that?

 

SNOW

 

(Comedy)

 

Run Time: 85 minutes, no intermission

 

Cast: 2M, 1F

Seven men in Snow's young millennial life have shaped her views of the difficult dating world that is: New York City. So, after she's mugged on the night of her birthday, it only makes sense for her to show up, unannounced, at the front door of her ex-boyfriend's apartment, right? After recounting what has been the most absurd and heart-breaking three years of her life, she seeks closure - in an attempt to regain the "Happy" she feels she's lost.


GHOST TOUR USA *

 

(Dark Comedy, Satire, Drama)

 

* In Development

 

Run Time: 90 minutes, (optional intermission)


Cast: 5M, 4F

 

Welcome to St. FlowersDie, USA! A fictional town somewhere in the deepest South of the most rural Red-State America. In this biting satire - this frighteningly absurd and violent cannonball into the bloody swimming pool of American Southern Fundamentalism - we follow Mary, a gullible 16-year-old girl, whose only dream in life is to be a tour guide for "Ghost Tours USA." But when a surprising birthday wish comes true, and her Daddy's darkest secret is revealed, Mary's definition of "A Ghost" is forced to change forever.

A Hanukkah Carol or, GELT TRIP! The Musical *

 

(Musical, Comedy, Parody)

 

* In Development 

** Concert at 54 BELOW on Dec. 11, 2019

 

Run Time: 90 minutes


Cast: 3M, 5F

 

Jewish-American millennial vlogger, Bubbe (aka "BaeBae”) is obsessed with her social media empire… so much so that she has no time or energy for the real world, for actual friendships, or—least of all—for Hanukkah with her family. That is, until a hit off a new strain of designer marijuana takes her on an unforgettable trip that compels her to rethink everything… a trip led by Spirits of the Past, Present, and Future. Think you know this story? Think again! Composer Aaron Kenny and lyricist Rob Berliner debut a hilarious, eclectic score to help irreverent playwright Harrison Bryan finally put to rest the age-old question: “Hey, how come there’s no ‘A Christmas Carol’ about Jews?”

ONE ACTS and SHORT PLAYS

 

ROMEO’s JULES

 

(Comedy, Drama, Shakespearean Parody)

 

Run Time: 20 minutes

 

Cast: 1M, 1F

 

At the end of Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET [Spoiler Alert] - they die. Their souls fly to the afterlife...and then what? Our favorite star-crossed lovers find themselves in an unknown liminal space confronting the "reality" of dramatic literature's most infamous romantic miscommunication.

 

IAGO’s ROD

 

(Comedy, Drama, Shakespearean Parody)

 

Run Time: 20 minutes

 

Cast: 2M

In the middle of ACT V, Scene 1, of Shakespeare's OTHELLO - [spoiler alert] - Iago betrays Roderigo, stabbing his "best friend" in the back. But what really happened during their final moment together...might just leave Shakespeare's most verbose liar - finally speechless.

 

OPHELIA LATER

 

(Comedy, Drama, Shakespearean Parody)

 

Run Time: 15 minutes

 

Cast: 2F

 

After Act IV, Scene 5 of Shakespeare's HAMLET, Gertrude arrives back to the castle to - [spoiler alert] - tell Laertes of his sisters' unfortunate death. But what exactly happened by that willow tree that "grows aslant a brook" ? Could a mad mad Ophelia uncover the truth about what's really rotten in the state of Denmark?

 

A Hanukkah Carol, The Festival of Guilt, did I say "Guilt" - I mean "Lights" *

 

(Comedy, Spoof)

 

* Being adapted into full-length musical

 

Run Time: 20 minutes

 

Cast: 3M, 1F

 

"What was that?? Finally!?? A Christmas Carol for the Jewish People!??" -- Now a freshman in college, Bubbe, a millennial Jewish American, does NOT want to come home to celebrate "CHHHHHhhhhanukah". After smoking some Kosher BBQ Kush in her dorm room, she is haunted by THREE HANUKAH FAIRIES - and together - we all learn the meaning of Hanukkah. (Not for children, but there will be puppets...) - Happy Hanukkah, Every One!

 

( ______ ) THIS COUNTRY

 

(Dark Comedy)

 

Run Time: 10 minutes

 

Cast: 2M, 1F

 

A young Mexican-American father gets a surprise visit from his old childhood friend...who happens to be a United States Deportation Officer. His wife's not too happy about this "surprise visit"...

 

BLUE LOBSTER

 

(Comedy)

 

Run Time: 10 minutes

 

Cast: 2F

 

In this underwater ten-minute play, a rare BLUE lobster decides she wants to identify as something more than what her Mamma Lobster wants her to be.


BLACK AND WHITE AND RED ALL OVER

 

(Comedy, Drama)

 

Run Time: 10 minutes

 

Cast: 1M, 1F

In this little abstract poem-of-a-play, A Human and A Zebra discuss their curiosities, their inherent differences, and inevitably...their love.

THAT TIME A REAL CLOCK WAS UPSET ABOUT THE INANIMATELY INCORRECT CASTING OF DISNEY’s LIVE-ACTION REMAKE OF "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" ...OR, JUST A CLOCK

 

(Comedy)

 

Run Time: 5-10 minutes

 

Cast: 3M

 

A clock and a table discuss um...well, the title says it all doesn't it.

 

POINTALISM, or the study of points

 

(Experimental Comedy)

 

Run Time: 10 minutes

 

Cast: 2 (non-gender specific)

 

This weird, almost existential, and abstract presentation of theatrical thought explores the relationship between a playwright, his script, and - well - everyone else who doesn't "get it"...WARNING: "POINTALISM, or the study of points" should only be performed by the bravest of theatre artists.