Monday, December 19, 2011

"IN A GARDEN" by Martha Patterson published

Short children's play "In A Garden" is now available for immediate purchase via:

- the JAC website (http://www.jacpub.com/Shorts/Patterson_InAGarden.htm);
- Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1605131326);

Thursday, December 1, 2011

WHAT SHE NEVER WANTED, new short comedy

WHAT SHE NEVER WANTED
A New Short Comedy
By Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: Winnie doesn’t know what she wants from her husband of many years.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New draft of a full-length serio-comedy

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING
By Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: While preparing for the Boston Marathon, Samantha becomes a surrogate mother for would-be parents Dean and Olive. Meanwhile, while the 2012 Presidential election takes place, their friend Steve is breaking up with a woman and takes a sudden interest in Sam.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Newest Reading - LIES, at Image Theatre, Lowell, Mass.

By Martha Patterson

Short play LIES will be produced at Image Theatre's "Naughty Readings" series, Nov. 2011, in Lowell, Mass.

SYNOPSIS: Lourdes and Simon, a young married couple, are lying to each other. But how much – and why?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New production in Portland, Oregon - THE MISTAKEN LOVER

By Martha Patterson

Short play THE MISTAKEN LOVER will be produced in Jan.-Feb. in Portland, Oregon as part of Third Eye Theatre's Grand Guignol festival. Grand Guignol was a popular style of theatre in the late 1800s-1940s in Europe and America and involved lots of gore - people getting their heads chopped off and eyes gouged out. My play is a blend of horror and comedy.

SYNOPSIS: In Paris, Monsieur LeSucre thinks his wife has been unfaithful.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Newest Play - "SIMONE - A MONOLOGUE"

SIMONE - A MONOLOGUE
By Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: Simone, an actress in her 50s-early 60s, is not pleased to hear from her long-lost ex by phone after 20 years of silence.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Two New Short Comedies - A DEPARTURE, and A PIECE OF CHEESE

A DEPARTURE
A Short Comedy by Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: George doesn’t want his wife Anna to “discover” herself.



A PIECE OF CHEESE
A Short Comedy by Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: Marie gets angry because Kari wants her cheese back – but is that all there is to this “friendship?”

Friday, July 1, 2011

New short comedy - PANDORA'S BOX

PANDORA'S BOX
A New Short Comedy
By Martha Patterson

Susie and Tom are entertaining their unfaithful friends George and Angela in their living room - but what is in the Mystery Box George has had delivered?

New production of LIFE ON MARS in Seoul, Korea

Another production by the Seoul Players in Korea - LIFE ON MARS, a comedy about a bored female Humanoid who meets a nervous extraterrestrial waiter in a bar on Mars. Performances will be in mid-October 2011 at Club After in Itaewon. This is one of twelve winners in a 10-minute play competition.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

LIFE ON MARS to be produced by Summerplay, Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, Washington state

LIFE ON MARS
A short comedy by Martha Patterson

LIFE ON MARS, about a bored female Humanoid who encounters a nervous extraterrestrial waiter on Mars, will be produced at Summerplay 2011 by Changing Scene Theatre Northwest in Washington state. Part of an evening of ten short plays by American writers.

FAMILY AFFAIRS to be produced as reading at Boston Center for the Arts

FAMILY AFFAIRS
A farce by Martha Patterson

This comedy, about an Armenian-American family dealing with their conflicted relationships at Christmastime, will be given a reading Thursday, June 9th, at 7:30pm, at the Boston Center for the Arts, Tremont Street, Boston. Produced by Write On and Shadowbox. Directed by Terry Torres.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Newest one-act play: ME AND SUGAR

ME & SUGAR
By Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: Present-day comedy. Margaret and Sugar, two farm widows, come to terms with the men in their lives.

Monologue MARNIE from THE BIG HAT to be produced in Ohio, Spring 2011

Monologue MARNIE from THE BIG HAT
By Martha Patterson
To be produced in Spring 2011
By "Frogs With Fangs," Columbus, Ohio

SYNOPSIS: Marnie, a young Southern woman, decides to follow in the footsteps of her sexy, long-lost aunt.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

THE LITTLE DOLL to be produced in New York City

THE LITTLE DOLL
A Horror Play in 60 Seconds
By Martha Patterson

Very short horror play THE LITTLE DOLL will be produced in New York City by Spare Change Theatre's "In A New York Minute" Festival, April 29th-30th, 2011.

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

Monday, March 28, 2011

Video scenes from GIRL BEFORE A MIRROR

Scenes from GIRL BEFORE A MIRROR
By Martha Patterson
Directed by Jon-Claire Lee
Short + Sweet Festival, Sydney, Australia
February 2011

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pySJZpgCNM

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Newest play - THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE

THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE
A Short Drama
By Martha Patterson

While visiting a memorial to the victims of 9/11, a brother and sister have their heads turned by a Middle Eastern man who has a trick up his sleeve.

New Short Comedy - LIFE ON MARS

LIFE ON MARS
A Short Comedy
By Martha Patterson

Angie, a bored Humanoid, visits Mars and strikes up a romance with a nervous extraterrestrial waiter over a martini.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Newest Monologue - LET'S CELEBRATE!

LET'S CELEBRATE!
A Monologue

Kathy is speaking to her Women's Group on the 4th of July and has a few choice words for America. LET’S CELEBRATE! concerns Mexican immigration issues and the signing into law of SB 1070 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

Newest Short Play - FINE ART

FINE ART
A Short Romantic Comedy

SYNOPSIS: Sometimes sophistication isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

JACK & HIS MOTHER'S GHOST a finalist at 21st Century Theatre

JACK & HIS MOTHER'S GHOST, a short comedy, has been selected as a finalist at the Twenty-First Century Theatre's Vittum Awards.

Synopsis: Jack meets his Mother’s ghost 35 years after she died and she gives him advice on his love life.

Review of AN ARTFUL MARRIAGE from May 2010 in Milwaukee, posted in MilwaukeeExpress.com

Sex, Drugs and the Pink Banana
Pink Banana Continues Its Annual Short Theatre Tradition
By Russ Bickerstaff


An Artful Marriage – Martha Patterson’s pair of monologues about a couple who have been married for years. Mark Medrek plays a wealthy man who wants to get into art. Katie Merriman plays his wife—a woman who wishes she could have traveled when she was younger. Another wistful moment in the program, which actually ends up being really well balanced between comedy and drama. It’s pretty rare that a shorts show would have this kind of balance.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

GOING OVERBOARD to be produced as a staged reading

Short romantic comedy GOING OVERBOARD has just been chosen for SWAN Day Boston in March (SWAN stands for Support Women Artists Now). This festival of staged readings will be produced at the Boston Playwrights Theatre.

Depressed Miranda and easygoing Arthur, two middle-aged people dumped by their exes, meet by accident on the Staten Island Ferry.