Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New Publication from Applause Books

Applause Theatre & Cinema Books will publish my monologue OLIVE from the full-length serio-comedy A TIME FOR EVERYTHING, in their upcoming women's comic monologue collection.

The speech is about a no-talent, would-be actress desperately trying to get an audition with a major theatre company.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

THESE PEOPLE, a newly-revised one-act from Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS:  Melinda is a 50-year-old former actress who now works in publishing. When her neighbor Sushila, a 25-year-old East Indian woman who works in business, gets locked out of her apartment down the hall, she knocks on Melinda’s door for help. Through their conversation, Melinda is enlightened about her own feelings of prejudice, as well as learning about generosity in a sexual encounter with the lonely young man who lives next door. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Newly completed revision of A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

Just finished revising my full-length, A TIME FOR EVERYTHING.  Small cast (3 women, 2 men).

SYNOPSIS:  A serio-comedy that takes place while Trump and Hillary are running for President.  Samantha, unemployed, and Olive, a housewife, are best friends.  While preparing for the Boston Marathon, Samantha becomes a surrogate mother for Olive and her husband Dean.  Dean loses his job and Olive opens an antique shop with Samantha. Olive occupies her free time waiting for the baby’s arrival by rehearsing for an audition with the renowned Huntington Theatre, dreaming of becoming an actress despite having no signs of talent whatsoever. Meanwhile, as the 2016 Presidential race is moving forward, Olive and Dean’s friend Steve breaks up with an unsuitable woman and takes a sudden interest in Sam.  With desires of being a life coach, and despite his inexperience, Steve coaches Olive with her audition, and Sam with the LaMaze method of giving birth. When the baby is born, who will win the election, and will these four pals remain fast friends?

Sunday, August 27, 2017


Just wrote a new serio-comic monologue - JAMES DEAN, REINCARNATED.  Running time: about 5 minutes.

SYNOPSIS: Alex, a 61-year-old movie fan doing business with a used car salesman, thinks she might be James Dean reincarnated.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Two monologues published by Smith & Kraus

I have two comic monologues just published in this anthology...222 More Comedy Monologues:

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Sunday, August 13, 2017


Another new 10-minute play, hot off the press!  I finally got over my writer's block...

Yellow leaves are swirling under a blue sky on an October morning in New York City.  Young Maida and her new acquaintance, a roadie named Richard who works for bands, have a confrontation in Central Park about why she doesn't want to have a fling with him.

New short play - NEVER AGAIN

The first new script I've written in several months...a friend suggested I write something to the prompt of "Never Again."

Angie and Judith argue about bad men, loss of virginity, Bill Gates, and the Catholic church, all while drinking cocktails in Angie's living room.  But they end up agreeing that if they lived like quiet nuns in a cloister, they couldn't listen to the Rolling Stones.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Another publication from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Applause Theatre & Cinema Books will publish my monologue JEAN from one-act WHAT REMAINS in "Later Chapters: The Best Scenes and Monologues for Actors over 50" from Applause books.  

SYNOPSIS: At her beach house in Maine, Jean explains her marital difficulties to her grown daughter.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

New publication from Applause Books

My monologue JAKE, from short play AN ARTFUL MARRIAGE, will be published in "Later Chapters: The Best Scenes and Monologues for Actors over 50" from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books.

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.