Thursday, January 5, 2017

HASHING IT OVER to be produced in New York City

My short serio-comedy HASHING IT OVER, about feminism, classism, and sexism, will be produced in New York City in March 2017, as part of a night of one-acts by The Thalia Festival, with all-female casts, directors, and playwrights.

SYNOPSIS: Mindy and Imelda, two professional women, discuss their work and love lives while chowing down in a burger joint, when suddenly the waitress and her boss intervene.

New script-in-hand reading in London - AN EVENING WITH THE LOCAL DEMOCRATIC COALITION

New comic monologue AN EVENING WITH THE LOCAL DEMOCRATIC COALITION will be produced in London in Feb. 2017, by Goblin Baby Theatre Co. at Bread & Roses, in their "Where do we go from here?" event about the Brexit and Trump's election.


Monday, December 19, 2016

Monologue THE ELF'S PROMOTION read in Los Angeles

Short holiday monologue THE ELF'S PROMOTION was read at Los Angeles Female Playwright's Initiative's Micro-Reads "Femme Fest," December 2017.

SYNOPSIS:  A disgruntled elf in Santa's workshop wants a promotion.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Short drama UNLUCKY to be produced in London

Short drama UNLUCKY will be produced at the Hackney Attic Picturehouse in London, England in January 2017.

SYNOPSIS: Mickey and Lou, two former flatmates, have a lot of catching up to do, including the revelation that one of them is HIV-positive.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Four One-Page Holiday Plays by Martha Patterson

FAMILY ACTS - a very short 2-character play. Synopsis: During the holidays, a mother and daughter argue about competition in the family.

A CHRISTMAS GOTH - a short monologue. Synopsis: Tallulah, a hip, 20-something fashionista, records a YouTube video with which she hopes to make herself famous.    

SANTA'S TOAST - a short holiday monologue.  Synopsis: Just before Christmas, Santa has a night out at a saloon and reveals that he is bald.

THE ELF'S PROMOTION - a short holiday monologue. Synopsis: Macadamia, one of Santa’s elves, addresses fellow elves at a saloon with the hope he'll be promoted in the workshop.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

New short play - MARCIE, A Monologue about Homelessness

Cast is 1 woman.

SYNOPSIS:  At a YMCA crafts class, Marcie remembers a time when she was on the streets.

(Written for a public Chicago performance of plays to benefit the homeless.)

New monologue - AN EVENING WITH THE LOCAL DEMOCRATIC COALITION

Cast is 1 woman.    

SYNOPSIS:  Sue, an incensed woman, addresses her local political group about the recent 2016 Presidential election.  

(This play was written specifically for a New York City competition for short pieces about Women vs. Trump.)