Friday, December 31, 2010

Newest Short Play - THE MISTAKEN LOVER

THE MISTAKEN LOVER, by Martha Patterson - written in the gory style of Grand Guignol theatre.

In 1920s Paris, playwright Monsieur LeSucre thinks his wife is cheating on him.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ISADORA & THE APOCALYPSE OF 2011 to be produced

My short vampire comedy ISADORA & THE APOCALYPSE OF 2011 has been selected for production in February at the Paw Paw Village Players, Paw Paw, Michigan.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Newest Short Play - A VERY PRESIDENTIAL TEA PARTY

A Very Presidential Tea Party
A Short Comedy
By Martha Patterson

Synopsis: Barack Obama, Kanye West, Sarah Palin, Prince Charles of England, and a very saucy maid get together at a tea party at the White House.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Newest short comedy - A ROYAL WEDDING

A ROYAL WEDDING
A Short Comedy
By Martha Patterson

What do Julian Assange, Princess-To-Be Kate Middleton, and Lady Gaga have in common? Apparently, a lot.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

TWO NEW SHORT COMEDIES!

GOING OVERBOARD
and
A CHRISTMAS REUNION
By Martha Patterson

Two new comedies: GOING OVERBOARD - Miranda and Arthur get stuck on the Staten Island Ferry together.

And: A CHRISTMAS REUNION - Michael doesn't like it that his mother doesn't like it when Michael wants his mother and father to get back together.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Newest Play - HOW ANDRE AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE

HOW ANDRE AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE
By Martha Patterson

AGATHA, a receptionist at a law firm, thinks the only man for her is tennis star Andre Agassi. Her buddy TOM has other ideas.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

GIRL BEFORE A MIRROR to be produced

GIRL BEFORE A MIRROR will be produced by the Short + Sweet Festival in Sydney, Australia, in February 2011.

A short drama about the famous painter Pablo Picasso and his mistress, Marie-Therese Walter, in Paris in 1932.

Friday, December 3, 2010

TALKING TO STRANGERS IS PUBLISHED!

TALKING TO STRANGERS is a one act comedy set in New York City, about a young man and woman who meet by accident on a bench in Central Park. Anne’s boyfriend has just knocked her into a fountain and she enters dripping wet. At first put off by her openness, Harry, a friendly but quiet graphic artist, seeks to end the conversation quickly, but then finds Anne more interesting as she reveals her insecurities to him, and they develop a friendship through a long conversation about their jobs, love lives, dates with celebrity look-alikes, and loss of virginity. At the end of the play Harry invites Anne to spend the night on a sofa in his apartment, just to get away from her boyfriend – but will Anne accept his invitation?

It is currently available for purchase online at: The JAC Publishing site: http://www.jacpub.com/One-Acts/Patterson_Talking2Strangers.htm; andAmazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1605130915. ($7.50 per copy.)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

NEWEST PLAY, WRITTEN FOR RADIO - A DOLL'S LIFE

A DOLL'S LIFE
Written for a Horror Radio Program, 2010

A little girl thinks her doll is messing with her, but her father doesn’t believe her.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

NEWEST ARTICLES PUBLISHED ON HUB PAGES

Three links to articles I just had published on Hub Pages:
- on learning a foreign language (French)
- a whirlwind trip to Canada
- on learning guitar

http://hubpages.com/hub/FRENCH-LESSONS

http://hubpages.com/hub/A-THREE-DAY-TRIP-TO-CANADA

http://hubpages.com/hub/READY-TO-GET-STARTED-PLAYING-GUITAR

Thursday, August 26, 2010

NEW PUBLICATION - Scene from THESE PEOPLE

A scene from my play THESE PEOPLE will be published in an anthology, SCENES OF DIVERSITY, by the International Centre for Women Playwrights. The play is about a friendship between an American woman, her young, female East Indian friend, and a young man who all live in the same apartment building in Boston.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

NEW PRODUCTION - "GOING GREEN" in Bremerton, WA

GOING GREEN
a Short Eco-friendly Comedy
to be produced at Summerplays 2010
by Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, Bremerton, Washington

Ben wants a burger for dinner, but all Lucy has is salad fixin's. Meanwhile, we get a few clues about their marriage.

Friday, August 6, 2010

NEWEST SHORT PLAY - HAMLET'S REVENGE

HAMLET'S REVENGE
A Comedy in 60 Seconds
By Martha Patterson

Hamlet's father's Ghost wants Hamlet to avenge his murder, but Hamlet is young and foolish and says his father never paid much attention to him, anyway.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Magazine Article I Was Quoted In

From the Educational Theatre Association's magazine,
TEACHING THEATRE

http://seasons.womenplaywrights.org/2010/07/15/incoming-and-outgoing-maureen-johnson/

Saturday, July 31, 2010

LATEST WORK

A SIMPLE LOOK FOR GOTHS
Monologue by Martha Patterson

Tallulah makes a YouTube video explaining her makeup tips for Goths.


PROF. BROWN & SGT. SMITH
A 10-Minute Play by Martha Patterson

A new short play, PROF. BROWN VS. SGT. SMITH, based on the Harvard Professor Gates-and-Sergeant Crowley racism debacle in Cambridge, Mass., in July 2009. This was written for a festival involving plays about Peace: Conflict & Resolution.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

LATEST FULL-LENGTH PLAY

THE FOUR SISTERS OF BAKERSFIELD
A Comedy in Two Acts
By Martha Patterson

What do four middle-aged sisters living in Bakersfield, California do when their mother commits suicide?

NEWEST SHORT PLAYS

JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE
By Martha Patterson

What do Florence and Millie have to tell a newspaper reporter about their sex lives when they are interviewed at a Seven Sisters college?

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MARIE ANTOINETTE TAKES ON THE '80S
By Martha Patterson

Scott wants to take his pregnant wife Maria out to the nightclub Danceteria in the 1980s of New York, but she’s all hung up on STYLE.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

LATEST PLAY

GOING GREEN
A Short Comedy
By Martha Patterson

Lucy's husband Ben wants a burger for dinner but all Lucy has is salad fixin's. Meanwhile, we get some clues about their marriage.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

LATEST PLAY

NEW PLAY FOR CHILDREN
By Martha Patterson

IN A GARDEN (For grades K-6)
Tomasina finds that being nice is a better way to make friends with a boy than being mean.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

LATEST PLAY

ISADORA AND THE APOCALYPSE OF 2010
By Martha Patterson

Present-day comedy. At first, Isadora does not want to become a vampire.