Little Voices by Lucas Foss

Comedy/ 1 Character, 1 man/ Full Length, 80 minutes

Synopsis:
This wry and charming one-man play explores the inner dialogue of a “40-60 something” couch potato trying to make something more of himself. Caught between his voice of comfort and his voice of truth, he asks himself the big questions: Can he find love, and still get home in time for his favorite TV shows? Should he spend his money on cigarettes — or that copy of Soulful Sex at the alternative bookstore? As he proceeds on his plodding but highly amusing journey, hazarding relationship counselling with his girlfriend, Cheryl, and coming face-to-face with his deepest fears at a men’s retreat, our very ordinary “hero” discovers his true — and not-so-ordinary — self.

From The Georgia Straight (Vancouver): “Foss’s monologue doesn’t dole out any platitudes. Instead it gives voice to the texture of the unspoken, those nagging ‘little voices’ that get you moving whenever you realize that something needs to change in your life.”

Special Merit Award, 1999 Theatre B.C. Canadian National Playwriting Competition

“Sharp and genuinely funny.”
– The Vancouver Sun

“Funny, touching, and fresh.”
– The Georgia Straight

“A delightful, original, and compelling piece of work.”
– Jurors, Theatre B.C. Canadian National Playwriting Competition

Below is Segment 1 of a video recording of “Little Voices” posted on YouTube. The remaining segments are private; for permission to view them, please contact the playwright.

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Lucas Foss
1232 Plateau Drive
North Vancouver, B.C.
Canada
V7P 2J4
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Email: c.LittleVoices@gmail.com

About the Playwright: Since 2000, Lucas Foss has performed Little Voices at numerous venues, including The Havana in Vancouver, the UBC Summer Festival, West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival, the Vancouver Fringe Festival, the UNO Festival in Victoria, Western Edge Theatre in Nanaimo, the National Arts Centre 4th Stage (Ottawa), and various college and university theatre departments. Other credits as an actor include Uncle Vanya, The Dresser, The Memory of Water, Ten Lost Years, The Blue Room, and his own on-going production of the one-man play The Fever by Wallace Shawn.

The full-length version of Little Voices was first produced at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2004.

Victoria Victorious by Irving Stanton Elman

Comedy/ 10 Characters, 5 Women plus female chorus, 5 men/ Full Length, Two Acts

Synopsis: A raucous, inventive comedy based on the true story of Victoria Woodhull, America’s first presidential candidate, and her equally spirited and sexually adventurous sister, Tennessee.

As they make their way from 1840s Ohio to the upper-crust of post-WWI England, they pass through various high offices and houses of ill-repute. All the while they are advised by the ancient Greek sage Demosthenes, who assures Victoria she is “marked for special favor by the gods and goddesses,” and cheered on by a chorus of well-wishers, “Victoria’s Army.”

It turns out that Demosthenes is right, and while Victoria doesn’t become President, she does emerge as an unforgettable feminist heroine for her time, and ours.

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2107 Ocean Avenue #415
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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About the Playwright:

Irving Elman’s career spans the dramatic arts, from Broadway playwright to Hollywood producer, his credits encompassing:

As playwright: 3 plays produced on Broadway (The Brass Ring, Uncle Willie, The First Million); plus 4 plays produced off-Broadway and elsewhere around the world (Mondo Loco, Victoria Forever!, Three Kisses, Strangers and Lovers); 1 musical (Tevye’s Daughters) sold to Rodgers and Hammerstein, and then to Michael Todd; and co-author of book for musical (Strip for Action).

As screenwriter: 8 major studio produced movies (Backlash, Strange Journey, The Crimson Key, Challenge, Roses are Red, Thirteen Lead Soldiers,Jewels of Brandenburg, Accomplice).

As television writer: over 2,000 network produced teleplays (ranging over the spectrum from Hallmark Hall of Fame and Alfred Hitchcock Presentsto head writer of General Hospital).

As producer: 5 television series (Ben Casey, High Chaparral, Slattery’s People, Eleventh Hour, Matt Lincoln) and 2 television movies (The Cliffdwellers, Roaring Camp).

As “how-to” book author: So You Want to be a Scriptwriter . . . and Make a Million Dollars.

As award winner: 1 Pulitzer Prize Play nomination, 2 Emmy nominations, 1 Golden Globe, the Alexander Graham Bell Award.

As educator: 14 years teaching film, television and theatre writing at Santa Monica College.

And a book of memoirs in progress: Abe Lincoln’s Doctor’s Dog.

Victoria Victorious was first produced in a workshop staging by The Playwrights Group at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Center, Hollywood, California.

Prisoner of Love by Irving Stanton Elman

Comedy/ 4 Characters, 2 Women, 2 Men/ Full Length, Two Acts

Synopsis: Wanda Polonski of Minneapolis, still mourning the death of her son in the Great War, can’t even contemplate sexual relations with her highly-frustrated husband, Cazimir. It’s a different matter, though, when a shy, olive-skinned 19-year-old, Angelo, arrives to fix the piano. She only means to provide him with some maternal guidance, but after he declares his love for her, she decides to hide him away in the attic of the house, and hope neither Cazimir nor her nosy neighbor Lotte finds out.

Before long she’s carrying Angelo’s baby — which, naturally enough, Cazimir supposes is his own. Now Angelo’s the frustrated one. After some soul-searching in San Francisco, he returns and threatens to reveal the truth. Before he can, though, Cazimir makes him an offer he can’t refuse, and love, once again, finds a way.

 

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Irving Stanton Elman
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About the Playwright:

Irving Elman’s career spans the dramatic arts, from Broadway playwright to Hollywood producer, his credits encompassing:

As playwright: 3 plays produced on Broadway (The Brass Ring, Uncle Willie, The First Million); plus 4 plays produced off-Broadway and elsewhere around the world (Mondo Loco, Victoria Forever!, Three Kisses, Strangers and Lovers); 1 musical (Tevye’s Daughters) sold to Rodgers and Hammerstein, and then to Michael Todd; and co-author of book for musical (Strip for Action).

As screenwriter: 8 major studio produced movies (Backlash, Strange Journey, The Crimson Key, Challenge, Roses are Red, Thirteen Lead Soldiers,Jewels of Brandenburg, Accomplice).

As television writer: over 2,000 network produced teleplays (ranging over the spectrum from Hallmark Hall of Fame and Alfred Hitchcock Presentsto head writer of General Hospital).

As producer: 5 television series (Ben Casey, High Chaparral, Slattery’s People, Eleventh Hour, Matt Lincoln) and 2 television movies (The Cliffdwellers, Roaring Camp).

As “how-to” book author: So You Want to be a Scriptwriter . . . and Make a Million Dollars.

As award winner: 1 Pulitzer Prize Play nomination, 2 Emmy nominations, 1 Golden Globe, the Alexander Graham Bell Award.

As educator: 14 years teaching film, television and theatre writing at Santa Monica College.

And a book of memoirs in progress: Abe Lincoln’s Doctor’s Dog.

Prisoner of Love was first produced in a workshop staging by The Playwrights Group at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Center, Hollywood, California.

Lockdown by Julia Edwards

Lockdown at South Coast Repertory, 2012

Comedy-Drama/ 4-6 males, 9-11 females (15 performers total)/ Full Length, 75-90 minutes

Synopsis:
It’s just another day in the CliffsNotes Library (more books, less filling!) until a siren sounds, the doors automatically lock, and the not-so-studious students discover they are trapped. What’s going on? Did the high-tech security system malfunction again? Or are they the subjects of a sinister state-sanctioned experiment? Then someone hears a gunshot (he thinks), a freaked out substitute teacher is found barricaded in the bathroom, and Crazy Lily has a diabetic seizure. In a claustrophobic pressure-cooker of fear, paranoia, and social strife, this motley crew of hackers, delinquents, surfer dudes, and prom queens must rise above the chaos to save a life and discover the meaning of tolerance along the way.

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About the Playwright: Julia Edwards is an LA-based playwright, children’s author and illustrator, and teacher. Her plays — some of which include Family Planning, The Rats Are Getting Bigger, The Ravaging, and Lockdown — have been seen at The Public Theatre (NYC), the LAByrinth Theatre (NYC), The Flea (NYC), South Coast Repertory Theatre (Costa Mesa), Chalk Repertory Company (LA), Circle X (LA), and Salvage Vanguard Theatre (Austin) among others. Family Planning, produced in LA-area residential homes, won the LA Ovation Award for Best Production. She is a member of the Playwrights Union of LA. Her website is at www.JuliaEdwards.com.

Lockdown was commissioned and first produced by South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA) in March, 2012.

Nights at the Round Table by William Missouri Downs & Lou Anne Wright

Comedy/ 7 Characters, 4 Women, 3 Men (plus extras)/ Full Length, Two Acts

Synopsis: Nights at the Round Table is a love story which takes place in a quirky little rural bar. With a clientele of farmers, peat moss salesmen, and even old political candidates, it seems like time took a right at the county line and missed the Round Table completely.

Presiding over the bar are the bashful Harry and the unflappable Hazel, co-owners. Tonight they’re celebrating a recent turn of events in Harry’s usually fumbling love life. He’s met Diane, a new resident who, like Harry, is looking for love and a quiet life.

The “Governor,” a perennial candidate, is the bar’s favorite patron. In the 50’s he was a serious contender for the office, but after losing two close elections he has given up. The only reason he continues to campaign is because his father left a will which states he must run for office to get the money. He doesn’t even bother to give original speeches anymore, instead cribbing from other famous politicians. Farmers have come from as far away as Moline to hear tonight’s pontification.

Complications arise when Harry discovers that Diane has a husband: a recent parolee and no one to mess with. Diane begs Harry not to make a stand. She needn’t have bothered; Harry is an inveterate invertebrate.

Once again, Harry is a failure with love. With the election returns, the Governor grapples with his own disillusionment and lost dreams. It occurs to the Governor that he and Harry are the same kind of person – the kind that accepts failure.

Encouraged by Hazel, they both set out to change their lives, but fate is against them. Diane’s husband shows up and terrorizes the bar.

In the end, Diane’s husband is subdued, the “Governor” delivers his first original speech in twenty years, and Diane and Harry fall in love.

Nights at the Round Table is four square fun with a plenty of laughs and lots of action.”
– The Omaha Star

“Prime farce.”
– The Omaha World-Herald

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About the Playwrights: William Missouri Downs holds an M.F.A. in acting from the University of Illinois and an M.F.A. in screenwriting from U.C.L.A. He studied playwriting for several years at the Circle Rep. in New York. He has authored a dozen plays, including Kabuki Medea which won the Bay Area Critics Award for best production in San Francisco, Jewish Sports Heroes and Texas Intellectuals which took first place at the Mill Mountain Theatre’s Festival Of New Plays and Dead White Males which was a semi-finalist in Eugene O’Neill. Bill’s plays have been produced from New York to Singapore, from the Kennedy Center to the Berkeley Rep. In addition to writing plays, Bill is the author of the books Playwriting: From Formula To Form and Screenplay: Writing The Picture, both published by Harcourt Brace. In Hollywood, he wrote for such NBC sitcoms as “My Two Dads,” “Amen” and “Fresh Prince Of Bel Air,” won the Jack Nicholson Award for screenwriting and sold the movie Executive Privilege to Tri-star. He is a member of the Denver Center’s Playwright’s Unit.

Lou Anne Wright holds an MFA in Voice, Speech and Dialects from the National Theatre Conservatory. She co-wrote the play Kabuki Medea which won the Jefferson Award for Best Production in Chicago. It was also produced at the Kennedy Center. She is co-author of the book Playwriting: From Formula to Formpublished by Harcourt Brace. Her screenwriting credits include the film adaptation of Eudora Welty’s The Hitch-Hikers, which featured Patty Duke and Richard Hatch (and for which she was nominated for the Directors Guild of America’s Lillian Gish award). As an actor, she has appeared in regional repertory productions of The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Seagull and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

Nights at the Round Table was first produced at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington (State), and received its professional premiere at the Firehouse Theatre, Omaha, Nebraska in 1987.

 

Yard Wars by Jonathan Dorf

Westley Thornton in Yard Wars, Secret Rose Theatre, North Hollywood, California

Comedy/ 1 Character, 1 Man/ One Act

Synopsis: Eighteen-year old backyard wrestler Christian Connors has just been power-bombed on his head. While he probably has a concussion, he has luckily avoided death or paralysis. But the concussion sparks a crisis: is it worth it to continue wrestling? He goes back through his wrestling career, beginning when his friend Jimmy Double T got him to start a wrestling federation in Jimmy’s backyard — just for fun — using old mattresses and hiding it from Jimmy’s mother. He remembers creating his character, their first matches, the arrival of fans and new wrestlers, and how it all began to spiral out of control, with the fans demanding crazier, more violent matches and him liking the attention. Not only does he like that attention, but he can feel himself getting hooked on it. He’s at the height of his popularity, but is he still wrestling for the right reasons?

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About the Playwright: Jonathan Dorf has had his plays produced across the United States, as well as in several foreign countries, including stagings of his work by Walnut Street Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Ensemble Studio Theatre – LA and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Mr. Dorf is the co-chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, the former managing director of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He has also written several produced short screenplays and a number of feature scripts.

In addition to writing for stage and screen, he serves as the resident playwriting expert for Final Draft: he created “Ask the Expert” Playwriting for their scriptwriting software and also writes a column about playwriting for their website. He is resident playwriting expert for The Writers Store, for whom he created Playwriting 101.com, and he also contributes regularly to their e-zine. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in dramatic writing and literature and holds an MFA in playwriting from UCLA. He is available to playwrights and screenwriters as a script consultant.

Yard Wars was first produced at the Secret Rose Theatre, North Hollywood, California, 2006.

 

The White Pages by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy/ 4 Characters, 2 Men, 2 Women/ One Act

Synopsis: Thirtysomething insurance adjuster Robert brings three used classics to Book Traders Book Store to exchange. When he gets a book with blank pages in return, he believes it to be an error. Nancy, the store owner, supplies him with another book, this one also blank.

Even as Robert protests, satisfied and willfully oblivious customers come in to trade for more blank books. Finally, Robert fights back: armed with pens and ultimately a typewriter, he occupies the store and recreates —to the best of his recollection — the classic novels that Nancy and her nephew, Toto, have been disemboweling and replacing with white pages.

“The high spot of the afternoon . . . was Jon Dorf’s manically funny The White Pages . . .”
– CVI Weekly (Charlottesville, Va.)

“. . . very definitely funny.”
– The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.)

The White Pages . . . is a zany farce with a touch of gentle satire.”
– Frontiers (Los Angeles, Ca.)

“Funny and unexpectedly psychotic . . . its premise is undeniably interesting.”
– Suburban and Wayne Times (suburban Philadelphia, Pa.)

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About the Playwright: Jonathan Dorf has had his plays produced across the United States, as well as in several foreign countries, including stagings of his work by Walnut Street Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Ensemble Studio Theatre – LA and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Mr. Dorf is the co-chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, the former managing director of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He has also written several produced short screenplays and a number of feature scripts.

In addition to writing for stage and screen, he serves as the resident playwriting expert for Final Draft: he created “Ask the Expert” Playwriting for their scriptwriting software and also writes a column about playwriting for their website. He is resident playwriting expert for The Writers Store, for whom he created Playwriting 101.com, and he also contributes regularly to their e-zine. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in dramatic writing and literature and holds an MFA in playwriting from UCLA. He is available to playwrights and screenwriters as a script consultant.

The War of the Buttons was first performed at the Haverford School, Haverford, Pennsylvania in 1999. It awaits its first professional production.

Play’s End by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy-Drama/ 2 Characters, 2 Men (1 is a boy)/ One Act

Synopsis: John Doe, a gun salesman, arrives home to find his ten year old son, Johnny, already back from school and playing on the living room floor. Johnny tells his father that something “sad” has happened, but he can’t remember what it is.

He tells John about a boy who was shot to death at school the week before. As he relates the story of the shooting and reconstructs his day-and as John explains the gun-happy family’s own version of the “birds and the bees” — Johnny remembers that his brother Jay has been “stung.”

“. . . in heightened dialogue reminiscent of Pinter, Dorf shows quite effectively how a parent’s attitudes can influence a child without either of them knowing it . . . The most interesting and stimulating work [of the evening].”
– The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Premiere One-Act Festival starts off with a bang with Jonathan Dorf’s Foreplay . . .”
– Buzz Weekly (Los Angeles, CA)

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About the Playwright: Jonathan Dorf has had his plays produced across the United States, as well as in several foreign countries, including stagings of his work by Walnut Street Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Ensemble Studio Theatre – LA and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Mr. Dorf is the co-chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, the former managing director of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He has also written several produced short screenplays and a number of feature scripts.

In addition to writing for stage and screen, he serves as the resident playwriting expert for Final Draft: he created “Ask the Expert” Playwriting for their scriptwriting software and also writes a column about playwriting for their website. He is resident playwriting expert for The Writers Store, for whom he created Playwriting 101.com, and he also contributes regularly to their e-zine. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in dramatic writing and literature and holds an MFA in playwriting from UCLA. He is available to playwrights and screenwriters as a script consultant.

Play’s End was first produced under the title Foreplay at the Brick Playhouse, Philadelphia.

Neverland by Jonathan Dorf

Dark comedy/ 3 Characters, 1 Man, 2 Women/ Full Length, Two Acts

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Synopsis: Young Wendy decides, with the help of the imaginary J.M., that her friend Peter is “the one.” Thus begins an epic pursuit. Each time Peter moves on in life, Wendy reinvents herself and reappears. But each time she gets close to the downward spiraling Peter, who has run away from home and ended up in juvenile hall, prison and on the street, she can’t quite get herself to tell him who she is or of her “love.”

Her repeated failures push her over the edge, and one afternoon the tables turn and Peter follows her. Wendy takes refuge on the ledge of her apartment. Can Wendy and Peter battle off their fears of the future and the ghosts of the past, represented by a couple of nasty hallucinatory characters, to have their long-delayed reunion?

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About the Playwright: Jonathan Dorf has had his plays produced across the United States, as well as in several foreign countries, including stagings of his work by Walnut Street Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Ensemble Studio Theatre – LA and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Mr. Dorf is the co-chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, the former managing director of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He has also written several produced short screenplays and a number of feature scripts.

In addition to writing for stage and screen, he serves as the resident playwriting expert for Final Draft: he created “Ask the Expert” Playwriting for their scriptwriting software and also writes a column about playwriting for their website. He is resident playwriting expert for The Writers Store, for whom he created Playwriting 101.com, and he also contributes regularly to their e-zine. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in dramatic writing and literature and holds an MFA in playwriting from UCLA. He is available to playwrights and screenwriters as a script consultant.

Neverland was first produced by the City Theater Company, Wilmington, Delaware.

Milk and Cookies by Jonathan Dorf

Patrick Gallagher and Beth Patrik in Milk and Cookies at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre, Burbank, California, 2008

Dark comedy/ 6 Characters, 2 Men (with doubling), 2 Women/ One Act, 75 minutes

Synopsis:
March 1996. 30-something Marge’s reverie about the single man on her milk carton is interrupted by the news — broadcast by the mysterious Blondie — that a teller at the local bank is dead and that there are still no leads in the ten-year old theft of a carton of milk from Sam’s 24 Hour Market. Marge’s seven-year old son Jackie tells her that his younger sister and he poisoned the cookies they gave the bank teller. As the police arrive, Marge flees, leaving her children to fend for themselves.

Limping along the highway, Marge accepts a ride from Bruce, the man on the milk carton. On the run from “milk,” a conspiratorial corporate entity, Bruce persuades her to join him in a quest to find Rufus, a reputed freelance version of the witness protection program rumored to be somewhere in Montana. Their quest takes them through Nevada and Idaho, as they steal cars, break into slot machines, rearrange dairy cases and yell “fire” in a half-crowded theater — and eventually follow Blondie to a dairy farm in Montana. Will Rufus give them the new identies they crave? What about Marge’s children? And what if the milk conspiracy turns out to be reality . . ?

“Dorf has a wonderful knack for writing snappy, slyly politically incorrect dialogue, which feels like a collaboration between Woody Allen and David Mamet . . . beguiling . . .”
– Backstage

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About the Playwright: Jonathan Dorf has had his plays produced across the United States, as well as in several foreign countries, including stagings of his work by Walnut Street Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Ensemble Studio Theatre – LA and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Mr. Dorf is the co-chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, the former managing director of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He has also written several produced short screenplays and a number of feature scripts.

In addition to writing for stage and screen, he serves as the resident playwriting expert for Final Draft: he created “Ask the Expert” Playwriting for their scriptwriting software and also writes a column about playwriting for their website. He is resident playwriting expert for The Writers Store, for whom he created Playwriting 101.com, and he also contributes regularly to their e-zine. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in dramatic writing and literature and holds an MFA in playwriting from UCLA. He is available to playwrights and screenwriters as a script consultant.

Milk and Cookies premiered at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre, Burbank, California, 2008.