Thursday, June 23, 2016

Smith & Kraus to publish two monologues by Martha Patterson

Theatre publishers Smith & Kraus will publish two of my monologues in 222 More Comedy Monologues in August 2016.

SYNOPSIS of THE BIG HAT:  A bar in Kansas City.  MARNIE is in her 20s.  She talks to the audience and holds a shot glass full of whisky.  She is talking about how she always wanted to be like her sexy, long-lost aunt.

SYNOPSIS of A PLACE TO CRASH:  Ron, in his 30s-40s, visits a woman he hasn’t seen in a while and thinks he can win her over.  With chatter about the sandblasted masks he's made of his own face, and the inexpensive bean sprouts he grows for food in the trunk of his car, he tries unsuccessfully to seduce her.  

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Short comedy SCENE FROM A STREET CORNER to be produced in Waltham, Mass, spring 2016

SCENE FROM A STREET CORNER is about Latino teenager Carlos, who meets a girl named Mona and tries to prove to her that he's the first real man she's ever met.  The play uses both English and Spanish.  It will be produced by the Hovey Players in Waltham, Massachusetts in 2016.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

AMBER - A RECOGNITION OF BIRDS to be produced in Canada, March 2016

My monologue on memory and death, AMBER - A RECOGNITION OF BIRDS, will be produced by She Speaks/Flush Ink in Canada. The dates for She Speaks are March 19th (in Kitchener) and 20th (in Cambridge), 2016.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Production of AMARILIS at Duke University, North Carolina in 2016

Nehanda Loiseau, the producer of the Border of Lights Festival in New York City several years ago, is resurrecting my dramatic monologue, AMARILIS at Duke University in North Carolina in the spring of 2016.  This revival of my monologue will support and augment the full-length show BLUE ISLAND, about the Haiti/Dominican Republic border.  A panel discussion will follow the performance.    

SYNOPSIS: Elderly Amarilis, living in New Orleans, recalls her husband's murder and the massacre on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the 1930s.  

Friday, December 4, 2015

Monologue AMBER - A RECOGNITION OF BIRDS to be produced in Iowa City, Iowa in March 2016

My monologue AMBER - A RECOGNITION OF BIRDS will be produced as part of ROAR!, a series of solo pieces to be performed from March 4th  through March 13th  2016, at the Riverside Theatre in Iowa City, IA.
SYNOPSIS:  A short monologue about memory and death.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

THE 4th OF JULY given a reading at the Kraine Theatre in NYC, November 2015

My short comedy THE 4th OF JULY was given a reading on Nov. 23rd, 2015 at the Kraine Theatre in New York City.  The event was produced by the Lama Theatre Company as part of their Monthly Question series.  This month the question was, "What Does America Have to Be Thankful For?"

SYNOPSIS:  A housewife who is an ex-Marine goes on a rant to her women's group about Mexican immigration - and has a very sympathetic take on it.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

THE ELF WANTS A PROMOTION (a monologue) to be produced in Hollywood in December 2015

My comic Christmas monologue THE ELF WANTS A PROMOTION will be produced by the Actors Workout Studio in Hollywood, California as part of a holiday festival to benefit Toys for Tots on Fri., Dec. 11th & Sat., 12th, 2015.  Tickets $15 apiece.