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Nancy Gall-Clayton

NANCY GALL-CLAYTON

  (1946 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Nancy Gall-Clayton is a Kentucky playwright whose work has been on stages across the country and in Australia. She has won several national competitions, including the Streisand Festival of New Jewish Plays and the eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors. She has been a Finalist three times for Actors Theatre of Louisville's Heideman award. Nancy has been a Visiting artist at the Ohio State University Department of Theatre and a Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee Writers' Workshop. She co-founded the traveling festival "6 Women Turning 60 in 2006." Nancy's work has been supported by the Kentucky Foundation for Women, Pleiades Theatre Company, and the Kentucky Arts Council. excerpts, shorts, and monologues appear in anthologies published by Dramatic, Meriwether, and Smith & Kraus. She teaches writing and gives workshops. Nancy is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the International Centre for Women Playwrights.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        740 Is A Blue Ribbon         Anesthetic Was Psalms, The         Aphrodite At the Er         Audrey And Ora         Baby Joe's Song         Benny & Pearl on the Waterfront         Bernice Sizemore's 70th Birthday         Betty and Bob's B&B         Booking         Christmas with Pat, by NANCY GALL-CLAYTON. City Lit Theatre. Chicago, IL. Dec 13, 2016. Seven Plays in Seven Days, a one-night-only festival of short holiday-themed plays. Christmas with Pat is a comedy about a quirky family and a stranger who loses a shoe in the snow. LINK         Clock Is Ticking, The         Colored Door At the Train Depot, The         Crusader From Paducah, The         Curiosity Quilt, A         Dan Rhema: Vessel For Art         Dead Deer In the Dark         Dinner in Minsk         Directions To Venus         Discovery         Don't Call Me Loretta!         Double Entree         Encounter In the Mega-Mega Toy Store         End Of My Life As A Back Porch Beautician, The         English Therapy         Estate Affair, The         Felicity's Family Tree         First Woman Of Industry         Fish In the Dumpster, The         Fluffy         General Orders No 11         Hair Today         Hat Check         I Changed My Mind         In the Garden Of Love         In the Pumpkin Patch, by NANCY GALL-CLAYTON. The Drilling Company, 236 W 78th Street. New York, NY. http://www.3vtheatre.com/Welcome/ My comedy about an unlikely reunion of old friends in a pumpkin patch is part SHOCKTOBER!, 3Voices (3V) Theatre's 4th Staged Reading Series. One-night only, October 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.         Interview In Midway, An         It's So Me, Mom!         Jar, The         Juice         Just Taking Up Space         Lady Steamboatman, The         Learning By Moonlight In the Mountains         Levels Of Living         Lightening Up         Like Always         Love in the Time of Cockleburs         Malinda         Mama's Laundry Starch         Man Named Mack, A         Mr. Fix-It Saves the Night.         Mustache And A Mattress, A         Neatness Factor, The         One Black Waac         Palmetto Family, The         Papaya Sling         Person in the Mirror, The         Poet From Pikeville, The         Remembering A Bottle Of Of Of         Requiem For A Pair Of Manicure Scissors         She Moves Like the Wind         Snowflake theory, The         Special Delivery         Sphere Hunt, The         Sweet Potato Pie(S)         Table Talk with Eve         Terminal L         they Say I'm Obsessive         Trip to Eden, A         Valentine Day Sale, A         Wallaroo the Goldfish         Wrinkles         Yes, I Cut Marble, Mrs Grant         Zimy & Zog Visit Earth



740 Is A Blue Ribbon

Synopsis:
Wilma uses a wheelchair and relies on an attendant during the day when her husband is at work and their 17-year-old is at school. Gloria has been eagerly awaiting her SaT results, which may qualify her for a scholarship to an out-of-town college. Her mother is not sure Gloria is ready to leave home. Or is it Wilma (who has hidden Gloria's mail) the one who isn't ready? Gloria stands up for herself and at the same time helps Wilma realize that, despite her disability, she still has meaningful choices.

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Anesthetic Was Psalms, The

Synopsis:
This play was inspired by the life of Jane Todd Crawford (1763-1842) who, on Christmas Day 1809, had an ovarian cyst weighing more than 20 pounds removed as she lay on Dr. ephraim McDowell's dining room table and calmly recited psalms. anesthesia was unknown at the time, and Crawford refused whiskey. the patients life was at risk as was the doctor's since surgery was considered intervening into the will of God. Crawford and McDowell survived.

Notes:
This is one of 11 plays in "Women of the 15th State," A collection of short plays About Kentucky women.

1st Produced:
Highland Woman's Club, Louisville, Kentucky     2002

Organisations:
HigHLAnd Woman's Club

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Genre:
historical Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Aphrodite At the Er

Synopsis:
Very pregnant with eros (Cupid) and mysteriously transported into the 21st century, aphrodite (who lacks insurance and a surname) creates a stir in the emergency Room. Bud, the clerk who is passionate about forms and order, is giving aphrodite a very hard time when PING! out pops eros and a little golden arrow changes everything.

Notes:
aphrodite will be in voluminous sheeting (Greek-style Apparel) And the birth of eros should be funny - A doll or cute teddy can drop from the folds of her garment to signify the delivery is complete. the "ping" can be An offstage cymbal or simply the sound of silver on A glass. It's meant to funny, not Accurate.

1st Produced:
Camino Real Playhouse, California     2005

Organisations:
Camino Real Playhouse

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Genre:
Short play (comedy) One act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Audrey And Ora

Synopsis:
This play, which takes place in 1932, is inspired by the lives of two Kentucky women: Audrey Whitlock Peterson (193-1978) and Ora Porter (188-197), who lived close to one another in Kentucky. Though they may not have met, they could have - and this play puts the nurse Porter making a home call for a broken ankle experienced by Peterson, whose girls' basketball coach team from the tiny town of Woodburn won state championships 5 years in a row. Porter, an African American who earned her degree at Tuskegee, was the first registered nurse of any race in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Notes:
This is one of 11 plays in "Women of the 15th State," A collection of short plays About Kentucky women.

1st Produced:
Mex Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky     2000

Organisations:
Pleiades Theatre Company

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Genre:
Short play (historical Drama)

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  2f (one black, one white)

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Baby Joe's Song

Synopsis:
Two mothers spar, a teenage romance ends, a young man is misunderstood, and tragedy follows in this non-linear deconstruction of a moment of school violence.

Notes:
the play was revised extensively And presented in 27 At the "New Voices Series" of the Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative And the Cincinnati Arts Association.

1st Produced:
Capitol Hill Arts Center, Seattle, Washington     2004

Organisations:
Mae West Fest

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Genre:
Short play (Drama)

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Benny & Pearl on the Waterfront

Synopsis:
Two teens encounter a homeless veteran at a waterfront cleanup and gain much more than a few hours of community service credit.

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1st Produced:
Bellarmine University Wyatt Hall Black Box Theatre. Louisville, KY     16 Mar 2016

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Bernice Sizemore's 70th Birthday

Synopsis:
Bernice is happy and able to look after herself and yet her daughter wants her to move into a condo - and has given her a gun

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1st Produced:
[reading] Henry Clay Theatre. Louisville, KY     14 Nov 2016

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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian, of interest comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Betty and Bob's B&B

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Little Colonel Playhouse, Crestwood, Ky     02 May 2014

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Genre:
ten min comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Booking

Synopsis:
Two women are man-hunting in a bookstore; one finds the perfect guy, but it turns out to be the married brother of the other.

Notes:
This very short play (5 pages) is easily done in A bookstore. It's okay to change All references to local ones.

1st Produced:
Shelby County Community Theatre, Shelbyville, Kentucky     2007

Organisations:
Shelby County Community Theatre

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Short play (comedy) One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Christmas with Pat, by NANCY GALL-CLAYTON. City Lit Theatre. Chicago, IL. Dec 13, 2016. Seven Plays in Seven Days, a one-night-only festival of short holiday-themed plays. Christmas with Pat is a comedy about a quirky family and a stranger who loses a shoe in the snow. LINK

Synopsis:
Seven Plays in Seven Days, a one-night-only festival of short holiday-themed plays. Christmas with Pat is a comedy about a quirky family and a stranger who loses a shoe in the snow.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
City Lit Theatre. Chicago, IL     13 Dec 2016

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Clock Is Ticking, The

Synopsis:
Tinker Bell is now a shrink, Dr. Tina Bellwether, whose services as sought by the Fairy Godmother. Tink drives a hard bargain, but all ends well in this fast-paced comedy.

Notes:
part of Creatures of the Cabaret. This is A program of eight short plays About non-human characters (such As trolls, fairies, goblins And ghouls). the plays Are: Angels! by Mary Flanagan; One, Two, Three, Breathe by Lenore Blumenfeld; the Clock is Ticking by Nancy Gall-Clayton; Time Troll by Karin Diann Williams; English therapy by Nancy Gall-Clayton; I Confess by Charmian Creagle & Sean Doran; extraotica by Yasmine Beverly Rana; And Behind Closed Doors by Letitia Sweitzer.
nytheatre.com. A desk And couch Are needed.

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Organisations:
Looking Glass Theatre

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Colored Door At the Train Depot, The

Synopsis:
This WWII Drama is inspired anna Mac Clarke, the first African American to command whites in the Women's army auxiliary Corps (WaaCs). No one in anna's rural hometown is impressed by her college degree, but the grandmother who raised her (and who can neither read nor write) helps anna see she has choices. the choice anna makes worries her grandmother and brother, but anna is determined. Though there are certainly obstacles (including a scene between a reluctant recruiter and anna), she joins up and graduates from Officer Candidate School in Des Moines. It was at Douglas army air Field in arizona, that anna led a protest against segregated seating at the base theatre. To her surprise, the base commander desegregated the airfield. Lt. Clarke died two months later of a botched appendicitis operation, and her brother was forced to bring her remains back home through the door marked "Colored" at the train depot.

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1st Produced:
South Eastern Theatre New Play Project     2003

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Genre:
Full-length historical Drama Historical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  3 WM 2 BM 2 WF 3 BF

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Crusader From Paducah, The

Synopsis:
This play was inspired by the life of Hannah Evelyn Brooks (1879-1926), an eccentric but beloved journalist in Paducah, Kentucky, who at 8, not only wrote for the paper, she delivered it. early in her life, she opposed slavery; later, she worked for suffrage and prohibition.

Notes:
This is one of 11 plays in "Women of the 15th State," A collection of short plays About Kentucky women. With doubling, 2 white males, 2 white females, And 1 black female can perform the play.

1st Produced:
Highland Woman's Club, Louisville, Kentucky     2002

Organisations:
HigHLAnd Woman's Club

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Short play (historical Drama)

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Curiosity Quilt, A

Synopsis:
the time is the 1950s, and Polly, age 11, is a spelling bee champion in a small town in rural Kentucky where the girl lives with her mother and grandmother. Polly has no interest in improving her quilt-making skills and is horrified when her grandmother suggests Polly might, like her older sister, marry one day and need such skills. as the three explain their feelings more fully, a compromise becomes obvious.

Notes:
one of six winners chosen by the Kentucky Playwrights Workshop, Inc., in this year's short play contest.

1st Produced:
Kentucky State Fair. Louisville, Ky     18 Aug 2014

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Genre:
Short play (comedy)

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Dan Rhema: Vessel For Art

Synopsis:
a poetic dreamy reminiscence of a man's near death and out-of-body experience and his subsequent transformation into an artist.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Artwatch, Louisville, Kentucky     1997

Organisations:
artwatch

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Music:
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Genre:
Monologue (Drama)

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  F or M

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Dead Deer In the Dark

Synopsis:
Michelle is making a recording in response to an assignment from her high school advisor. She must list strengths, weaknesses, and goals, but she forgets herself and reveals much more. We get a glimpse into the world of a teenage girl whose mother is in a halfway house and whose Father refuses to believe Michelle's excuse for coming in after curfew.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Playwrights Circle, Palm Springs, California     2003

Organisations:
Playwrights Circle

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Music:
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Genre:
Monologue (Drama)

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Dinner in Minsk

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of the Belarusian Dream Theater project

1st Produced:
Majestic Players In Lake Worth, Florida; Southern Illinois University At Carbondale Theater Department;     25 Mar 2014

Organisations:
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Genre:
ten min play

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Directions To Venus

Synopsis:
angie and Doug are having a weekend adventure - or trying to. angie, who's mostly along for a chance to read and relax, is miffed that Doug has gotten lost looking for Supply, the oddly named North Carolina town where Doug will be able to paint Venus flytraps. angie wants to ask that burly tattooed truck driver for directions. Doug is opposed, but it's too late. Not only does he give them directions and more information than Doug wishes, the truck driver becomes enchanted with angie's sandals.

Notes:
a picnic table is needed for the set.

1st Produced:
Huntsville Museum Of Art, Huntsville, Alabama     2007

Organisations:
Panoply Arts Festival

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Music:
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Genre:
Short play (comedy) One act

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Discovery

Synopsis:
a teen who "feels" Jewish breaks into the agency that handled her adoption to learn the truth. She, her best friend, and the agency director who finds the young women make discoveries - but not the ones they expected.

Notes:
the play was extensively revised And presented subsequent to its premiere in several Venues.

1st Produced:
Mex Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky     1999

Organisations:
Pleiades Theatre Company

1st Published:
One-Act Play Depot   

Music:
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Genre:
Short play (Drama)

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Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Don't Call Me Loretta!

Synopsis:
When a man comes into a Diner just before closing, Loretta, who is trying to tidy up and put everything away, is not amused, especially when the customer tries to flirt.

Notes:
This play has never been produced, possibly because it involves throwing things (hey, I changed it from ketchup bottles to sugar packets).

1st Produced:
Reading At Prop Theatre, Chicago     16 Mar 2010

Organisations:
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1st Published:
a monologue from the play is published by Smith & Kraus in "audition arsenal for Women in their 30s," Janet Milstein, editor, august 2005. It will be reissued by Meriwether in 2008 in "Women's Monologs 11.".,    

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Genre:
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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Double Entree

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
included in "Gi60: The International One-Minute Play Festival"

1st Produced:
Brooklyn College In Brooklyn, NY     13 Jun 2014

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
one min play

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Encounter In the Mega-Mega Toy Store

Synopsis:
Christmas eve and the assistant tries to help a Goth couple

Notes:
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Genre:
Ten minute play

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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End Of My Life As A Back Porch Beautician, The

Synopsis:
a new widow recalls her odd marriage and happily anticipates her retirement while providing an unforgettable hair experience for her last customer.

Notes:
This monologue is scheduled for publication in 28.

1st Produced:
Aronoff Center For The Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio     2004

Organisations:
Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative/Cincinnati Arts ass'n

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Music:
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Genre:
Monologue (comedy)

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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English Therapy

Synopsis:
Punctuation marks are abused, neglected, and misunderstood, so naturally, they participate in group therapy under the auspices of Dr. Tina Bellwether (the former Tinker Bell).

Notes:
part of Creatures of the Cabaret. This is A program of eight short plays About non-human characters (such As trolls, fairies, goblins And ghouls). the plays Are: Angels! by Mary Flanagan; One, Two, Three, Breathe by Lenore Blumenfeld; the Clock is Ticking by Nancy Gall-Clayton; Time Troll by Karin Diann Williams; English therapy by Nancy Gall-Clayton; I Confess by Charmian Creagle & Sean Doran; extraotica by Yasmine Beverly Rana; And Behind Closed Doors by Letitia Sweitzer.
nytheatre.com. Other than the therapist, All characters Are punctuation marks, but punctuation marks with gender. Chairs Are needed for each character; it works well for each character to enter carrying his or her chair.

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Organisations:
Looking Glass Theatre

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Music:
-

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Genre:
Short play (comedy) One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Estate Affair, The

Synopsis:
The Estate Affair is about two quirky people who meet through Cheapskate-Dates.com.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Kentucky Playwrights Workshop, Kentucky State Fair. Louisville, KY     22 Aug 2016

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
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Felicity's Family Tree

Synopsis:
an elderly woman's world is the photographs and albums she is putting together. What could be more important than family? a lot -- in the view of her social worker who thinks Felicity has been deluding herself too long and even endangering herself in her quest to fill the albums.

Notes:
This play won the 2003 eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors competition, was A Finalist for the Heideman Prize At Actors theatre of Louisville, And was part of the traveling festival "6 Women Turning 60 in 2006."

1st Produced:
Atlantis Playmakers, Billerica, Massachusetts     2002

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atlantis Playmakers

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First Woman Of Industry

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This play was inspired by the life of Catharine Danenhold Melcher (1817-1847?). against all odds, this German immigrant who lost her husband and two babies, successfully managed her husband's pottery business in an era when few women were involved in commerce. Melcher's story is revealed as her 13-year-old daughter amelia struggles between wanting to be a child, a woman, and an assistant to her mother. eventually, Melcher's business and several others were combined into the highly successful company known as Louisville Stoneware today.

Notes:
This is one of 11 plays in "Women of the 15th State," A collection of short plays About Kentucky women.

1st Produced:
Mex Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky     2003

Organisations:
Pleiades Theatre Company

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Fish In the Dumpster, The

Synopsis:
as a young woman explains a recent ordeal with strange innocence - she's been abandoned at a truck stop and a fish is trying to get out of her stomach, the audience gradually realizes the horrific thing she's done.

Notes:
This monologue has been popular in Australia.

1st Produced:
Theater Row Studios, New York     2000

Organisations:
Love Creek Productions

1st Published:
Smith & Kraus "the Best Women's Stage Monologues 2000", 2002   

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-

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Fluffy

Synopsis:
When their pet dies he has different ideas on what to do than she does

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General Orders No 11

Synopsis:
This Civil War Drama was inspired by General Ulysses S. Grant's order of December 17, 1862, banishing all Jews from his military district on 24 hours notice. Included in the 5 states his district touched were 30 families in Paducah, Kentucky, who fled up the Ohio River to Cincinnati, not knowing if they'd ever be allowed to return. a Paducah merchant, Cesar Kaskel, organized the exodus, and then took a train from Cincinnati to Washington, where he had an audience with President Lincoln. Lincoln had the order rescinded, but its impact on the Paducah community and Jews across the nation was profound. Though based on historical accounts and documents, the protagonist and her family are fictional.

Notes:
the premiere was performed with A unit set. It won the Streisand Festival of New Jewish Plays.

1st Produced:
Centerstage, Louisville, Kentucky     2003

Organisations:
Jewish Community Center, Louisville, Kentucky

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Full-length (Historical Drama) Historical

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Hair Today

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-

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-

1st Produced:
Little Colonel Playhouse, Crestwood, Ky     02 May 2014

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Hat Check

Synopsis:
Set in the Clubhouse at Churchill Downs on Derby Day. A woman's huge hat leads to confusion, fun, and romance.

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-

1st Produced:
Harvest Coffee & Cafe. Shelbyville, KY     19 May 2016

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I Changed My Mind

Synopsis:
Plans for surgery to remove a facial birthmark have been long in the making, but at the last minute, a teenage girl decides not to proceed. Without her birthmark and the responses it triggers, she will have a far more difficult time judging others.

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-

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Dramatic Publishing Co "Classroom Scenes and Monologues", 2005   

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In the Garden Of Love

Synopsis:
a box appears on a young woman's doorstep

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In the Pumpkin Patch, by NANCY GALL-CLAYTON. The Drilling Company, 236 W 78th Street. New York, NY. http://www.3vtheatre.com/Welcome/ My comedy about an unlikely reunion of old friends in a pumpkin patch is part SHOCKTOBER!, 3Voices (3V) Theatre's 4th Staged Reading Series. One-night only, October 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Synopsis:
comedy about an unlikely reunion of old friends in a pumpkin patch

Notes:
part SHOCKTOBER!, 3Voices (3V) Theatre's 4th Staged Reading Series.

1st Produced:
[Reading] The Drilling Company, 236 W 78th Street. New York, NY     22 Oct 2014

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Interview In Midway, An

Synopsis:
This play is inspired by the life of Phoebe Phelps Button (184-1892), a widowed school teacher interviewing for a position with the Superintendent of the Kentucky Female Orphan School. the Superintendent is very interested until Button explains that she'll come only if her son - who would be the first and only male student at the institution - must be allowed to attend classes.

Notes:
This is one of 11 plays in "Women of the 15th State," A collection of short plays About Kentucky women.

1st Produced:
Highland Woman's Club, Louisville, Kentucky     2002

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HigHLAnd Woman's Club

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It's So Me, Mom!

Synopsis:
a 17-year-old has, at last, found the prom dress of her dreams. the problem is that it's not the prom dress of her mother's dreams.

Notes:
This very short play (5 pages) is often used in forensic competitions.

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Jar, The

Synopsis:
the passions and phobias of two brothers are revealed after their mother's funeral when both are determined to take possession of a jar of small mysterious objects that has been on her mantle for years.

Notes:
This play is just 4 pages long And very dark.

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Juice

Synopsis:
a recovering alcoholic can stay with his family if he gets a job. the one he is given reminds him of the death of a dear friend

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Just Taking Up Space

Synopsis:
Frank spray paints "I love you" on the wall of an abandoned building to let Jessie know how he feels. a police officer happens by, tempers flare, and things get physical. the officer falls against a wall. Frank grabs Jessie and they run off. the next thing Frank knows he has a public defender and is appearing before a judge known for creative sentencing. She orders him to spend time every day at the officer's side, even though the man is unconscious. Initially very hostile, Frank gradually not only accepts, but looks forward to, his chance to talk "to" Officer arnie. Frank was beginning to impress even the stern charge nurse when he abruptly stops visiting. Worried about the consequences, Jessie goes to the hospital but gets a very cool reception from the officer's wife until Jessie reveals a secret from her past. Jessie finds Frank and gives him the surprising news that she and the officer's wife have become acquainted and even more unexpected, that the officer has regained consciousness. at the final bedside scene, it's clear that Frank is not totally transformed, but his unusual journey of self-discovery has enabled him to, at last, take responsibility for himself.

Notes:
the premiere was performed with A unit set. excerpts Are published in "the Best Men's Stage Monologues 1999" And "the Best Stage Scenes 1999," both published by Smith & Kraus. the man's monologue has been A popular Audition piece.

1st Produced:
Kentucky Repertory Theatre, Horse Cave, Kentucky     1998

Organisations:
Kentucky Repertory Theatre

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Play/Drama

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Lady Steamboatman, The

Synopsis:
This play is inspired by the life of Mary Millicent Garretson Miller (1846-1894), who, in 1883, became the first woman granted a license to be a steamboat captain. Her husband, who was twice her age, objected at first, but went on to offer his support. Next, it was the examiners in New Orleans who challenged her authority, but her success with the exam led a New Orleans newspaper to call her the first "lady steamboatman."

Notes:
This is one of 11 plays in "Women of the 15th State," A collection of short plays About Kentucky women.

1st Produced:
Mex Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky     2003

Organisations:
Pleiades Theatre Company

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-   

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-

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Learning By Moonlight In the Mountains

Synopsis:
This play is inspired by the life of Cora Wilson Stewart (1875-1958), who began teaching at the age or 15 and eventually founded "moonlight schools," the forerunner of adult education. the play takes place in Rowan County, Kentucky, in 1912. Just 25 years earlier, violence had been so rampant in Rowan County that the Kentucky Governor said the county should be abolished, but the literacy classes apparently turned things around. In this monologue, Stewart speaks to a crowd gathered to wish her well on her journey to Louisville where she - the first female president of the Kentucky education association - will address the association.

Notes:
This is one of 11 plays in "Women of the 15th State," A collection of short plays About Kentucky women.

1st Produced:
League Of Women Voters, Louisville, Kentucky     2002

Organisations:
League of Women Voters

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Levels Of Living

Synopsis:
an elderly woman who was accidentally placed in Hades resists efforts to correct the error and move into Heaven. In fact, the angel sent to retrieve her decides she'd like to stay, also.

Notes:
the set should be Ambiguous - is it A prison cell? A Spartan nursing home? or A level in Hades? This play was A Semifinalist in the eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition.

1st Produced:
Gallery 202, Westerville, Ohio     2006

Organisations:
Jerome Lawrence and Robert e. Lee Theatre Research Institute

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-   

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Lightening Up

Synopsis:
About communication, a midlife crisis, new experiences, and dreams of Costa Rica

Notes:
Runner Up, Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence. Branch County Community Theatre.

1st Produced:
[staged reading] Bard's Town Theatre. Louisville, KY 40205     18 Jan 2015

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full length comedy

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Like Always

Synopsis:
In Like Always, an aunt's careful planning goes amiss

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
[reading] Market, 200 Crestview Road, Columbus, OH     21 Aug 2015

Organisations:
Clintonville Community Market Food Play Competition

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Love in the Time of Cockleburs

Synopsis:
Love in the Time of Cockleburs is a romantic comedy focused on a forest ranger who can't seem to get a scheduled hike underway.

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-

1st Produced:
[reading] Arts Resources or the Tri-State New Works, Huntington, WV     05 Dec 2015

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Malinda

Synopsis:
everything changes for Malinda, a Virginia slave, when she learns about President Lincoln's emancipation Proclamation. Though the proclamation freed slaves in Confederate states, they still had to find a way to leave. Malinda - who is far more intelligent than she lets on - decides to ask the man who has fathered her son to jump the broom and go north with her. He finds the idea preposterous, but then he learns she's placed their baby (his only son) on the docks so that her journey north will be safer. He confronts her; both make decisions that will change their lives.

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-

1st Produced:
-     2001

Organisations:
Juneteenth Legacy Theatre

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-

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Mama's Laundry Starch

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-

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Mama's Laundry Starch by Nancy Gall-Clayton will have A reading As part of the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival of New Plays. the play provides A contemporary look At women who eat clay, perhaps for needed nutrients, A practice dating to Africa in the 19th century. May 17, Workshop theatre's Jewel theatre in New York City. Tickets Are $5. More information At http://www.juneteenthlegacytheatre.com/.

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Man Named Mack, A

Synopsis:
Sue ellen is leaving a man who loves worms and plans to marry a mechanic with 7 missing teeth, but not until she explains things to her adult son and invites everyone for Thanksgiving.

Notes:
the Author read the monologue during A monthly event called "Jazz And the Spoken Word" where musicians improv while writers read their work.

1st Produced:
Jazz Factory, Louisville, Kentucky     2006

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Jazz Factory

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-

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Mr. Fix-It Saves the Night.

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-

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-

1st Produced:
Little Colonel Playhouse, Crestwood, Ky     02 May 2014

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-

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ten min comedy

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Mustache And A Mattress, A

Synopsis:
She needs a mattress - he needs to sell one, but then a mustache gets in the way.

Notes:
a mattress is needed for the set. Love Creek nominated this play for the Samuel French Festival.

1st Produced:
Creative Place Theatre, New York     2001

Organisations:
Love Creek Productions

1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Co. ("35 in 10: Thirty-Five Ten-Minute Plays"), 2005   

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-

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Neatness Factor, The

Synopsis:
a 15-year-old (male or female) who loves order the letter "B" prepares for a job interview at the library while also reflecting on the messy home where he lives with packrat parents.

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-

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Dramatic Publishing "Classroom Scenes and Monologues", 2005   

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One Black Waac

Synopsis:
This play is inspired by the life of anna Mac Clarke (1919-1944), an African American from rural Kentucky who, against all odds, earned a college degree, joined the Women's auxiliary army Corps, became the first woman of her race to lead a white women's unit during World War II, and thanks to a daring protest of segregated seating at an air force theatre in arizona, caused the commander to desegregate his base years before the United States military was officially segregated.

Notes:
This is one of 11 plays in "Women of the 15th State," A collection of short plays About Kentucky women.

1st Produced:
Museum Theatre, Frankfort, Kentucky     2003

Organisations:
Kentucky Historical Society

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Palmetto Family, The

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-

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-

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N Pandora Theatre's "Vox Feminina: Mom's The Word" Festival     25 Apr 2014

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Papaya Sling

Synopsis:
Would-be marrieds check each other out in a rapid-fire repartee at a neighborhood bar.

Notes:
a bar And A couple of stools Are needed.

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Person in the Mirror, The

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-

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One of seven plays included in 3 Voices Theatre's 7th Staged Reading Series.

1st Produced:
3 Voices Theatre. New York, NY     08 May 2016

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Poet From Pikeville, The

Synopsis:
This play, which takes place in the present, is inspired by the life of effie Waller Smith (1879-196). a teacher objects to the plan of two high school students to write about an obscure African American poet from eastern Kentucky, for their senior project. the teacher is sure the young women are mistaken; how could an African American female poet have published in Harper's without his knowing about her? the students convince the teacher to read a bit of Smith's prose, and the ghost of the poet joins the action. In spite of himself, the teacher becomes enamored of Smith and nearly forgets his wife's request that he pick up some pine nuts (What are they, he wonders) on his way home.

Notes:
This is one of 11 plays in "Women of the 15th State," A collection of short plays About Kentucky women.

1st Produced:
Thrust Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky     2006

Organisations:
Pleiades Theatre Company

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Short play (historical comedy)

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Remembering A Bottle Of Of Of

Synopsis:
He sees her at a bar in Dublin and she looks oh, so very familiar - but why? She's having none of it as she's waiting for a blind date to show and doesn't want the distraction. It turns out they had a sort of accidental weekend marriage back in the States a couple decades before. Can James Joyce bring them together again?

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Requiem For A Pair Of Manicure Scissors

Synopsis:
Childhood memories of beloved mother are explored and put in a new context when a small gift from long ago suddenly breaks.

Notes:
the Author was Awarded the Carole Pettit Legacies Creative Writing Medallion And invited to read this piece As described Above in 23.

1st Produced:
Carnegie Center For Literacy And Learning, Lexington, Kentucky     2003

Organisations:
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning

1st Published:
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky. ("I to I: Life Writing by Kentucky Feminists," ed. Elizabeth Oakes & Jane Olmsted), 2004   

Music:
-

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Monologue (Drama)

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She Moves Like the Wind

Synopsis:
This play is inspired by the life of elmer Lucille allen, an African American woman (b. 1931), who grew up in an era when everything from schools to libraries was segregated in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. allen broke racial and gender barriers when she earned a degree in chemistry in 1953. She found a job as a chemist in 1966 at Brown-Forman, staying on for more than 3 years. Not the retiring type, she earned her second degree at age 7 when she completed requirements for a Master of Arts degree in Creative Arts in ceramics. the play takes place in the gallery where she is packing up her thesis exhibit as she talks with a lost student and two friends.

Notes:
This is one of 11 plays in "Women of the 15th State," A collection of short plays About Kentucky women.

1st Produced:
Mex Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky     2003

Organisations:
Pleiades Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Snowflake theory, The

Synopsis:
This comedy examines spirituality, self-knowledge, and familial relationships. Marge, age 58, has at last decided to stop doing whatever she thinks her deceased husband would want. Marge's children, too, have plans for new paths. Rebecca, the 40-year-old daughter and social justice activist whom Marge has been unsuccessfully pointing toward marriage for decades, has just been artificially inseminated with Jewish sperm. Clark, age 33, who has been changing college majors for a dozen years, is still keeping his true passion (cooking) a secret except from Violet, who seems a ditz at first, but is perhaps the most grounded character in the story. It's all a bit overwhelming, and Marge asks the new rabbi for guidance. Marge startles them both by inviting the rabbi to join her at a reading of Lysistrata with Violet in the title role. Love, Jell-O, knit dresses, Scrabble, and bagels conquer all (more or less). In the end, the characters come together with a deepened sense of self, family, and spiritual connection - and all have, indeed, found new directions.

Notes:
the play has received several Awards, but Awaits the right Venue for its premiere. Contact me for A free perUSAl copy.

1st Produced:
Bard's Town, Louisville, Kentucky     15/2012

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Genre:
Full-length (Romantic comedy) Comedy

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Special Delivery

Synopsis:
the receptionist at a Bio-Geno embryo, Inc. is always on top of things, despite over-eager sperm donors, late egg donors, insistent clients, and constant interruptions.

Notes:
This play takes place in the reception room of A zany little clinic where human embryos Are created, grown, And stored..

1st Produced:
Olathe Community Theatre, Olathe, Kansas     1999

Organisations:
Potluck Productions

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Music:
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Sphere Hunt, The

Synopsis:
Being politically correct really gets out of hand at an after-school "sphere hunt" for colorfully painted ovoid objects laid by female birds. No one can be offended, no one can win - the question is, can anyone have fun?

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1st Published:
Meriwether Publishing "Young Women's Monologs from Contemporary Plays", 2004   

Music:
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monologue comedy

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Sweet Potato Pie(S)

Synopsis:
their mothers (how dare they?) have insisted on getting Mandy and Jason together. Jason picks a restaurant that is like nothing Mandy has ever experienced. Not only that, it seems the place is closed. It turns out both young people cook (though with wildly different approaches). This mutual interest saves the meal, if not the day.

Notes:
a table And two chairs Are needed.

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Table Talk with Eve

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-

Notes:
Utter Shambles theater Collection as part of the Table and Chairs Short Play Series

1st Produced:
Viaduct Theatre In Chicago, Il     21 Oct 2012

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Terminal L

Synopsis:
Five people with names that sound a bit like "limbo" think they're at O'Hare, but really, this is just a step along the way to eternity. they figure out what's happening with a Fed ex employees bring in a limbo stick, and no one's cell phones work.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
New Works Lab, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio     2008

Organisations:
Jerome Lawrence and Robert e. Lee Theatre Research Institute

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Music:
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they Say I'm Obsessive

Synopsis:
Vivian loves to count everything from the spots on a dog to the number of tables at a restaurant. When it's time to pay for a solo lunch, she discovers her assets are less than her liabilities, and she has a bit of trouble convincing the server to see things her way.

Notes:
a portion of Vivian's dialogue has been excerpted into A monolog that Appears in Young Women's Monologs from Contemporary Plays, Gerald Lee Ratliff, ed., Meriwether Publishing Ltd. (2004).

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Trip to Eden, A

Synopsis:
A technie feminist from the future uses a time travel app to visit Eve and give her a bit of advice

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1st Produced:
Part Of The Ten-Tucky Festival At The Bard's Town Theatre In Louisville, Ky     12 Sep 2013

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Valentine Day Sale, A

Synopsis:
She, an aspiring writer of 19th century sensibilities, has decided to, at last, give up the quill pen (almost) and get her first computer. It's a Valentine Day gift to herself, but the store seems deserted when she arrives and the clerk, who finally dashes out from the storeroom with a mouthful of food, confuses her. Still, it's love at first serial port.

Notes:
a counter is needed. Computers Are not seen in this play.

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Wallaroo the Goldfish

Synopsis:
Wallaroo the Goldfish is one of six shorts with water themes chosen for a staged reading by 3Voices Theatre. Wallaroo and its precocious six-year-old owner spend so much time together that the child's mother believes therapeutic intervention is needed

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Theaterlab, 357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor. New York City, NY 10018     2015

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short play

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Wrinkles

Synopsis:
a mother can't stand to age - her daughter can't stand not to. the mother doesn't want to reveal the mystery of her daughter's paternity; the daughter has got to know. the end is a shock, but inevitable.

Notes:
the play takes place on A park bench.

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Yes, I Cut Marble, Mrs Grant

Synopsis:
This play is inspired by the lives of enid Yandell (1869-1934), Bertha Honore Palmer (1849-1918), and Julia Dent Grant (1826-192). It's 1891 and Chicago is abuzz as it gets ready to host the Columbian exposition. Palmer, wife of the Chicago hotelier, entertains Yandell, a 22-year-old sculptor helping with the Woman's Building at the exposition and Grant, the president's widow, before they are to join a procession to unveil the monument to the late president. Though all present their views politely, their ideas about the role of women differ wildly. Fortunately, there are smelling salts on hand.

Notes:
This is one of 11 plays in "Women of the 15th State," A collection of short plays About Kentucky women

1st Produced:
Mex Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky     2000

Organisations:
Pleiades Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Short play (historical Drama)

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Zimy & Zog Visit Earth

Synopsis:
It's 500 years from now. Just before earth was killed by an asteroid, there was an earthquake in California. the play opens as Zimy and Zog, aliens from a distant galaxy, find a box. It's a casket and Day's Inn (named for the place she was conceived) is inside. after a bit of debate, they bring her back to life. She's hungry for pizza. This could be the publication Zimy needs; this could be the woman Zog will love. But will Day's Inn get her pizza?

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Shelby County Community Theatre, Shelbyville, Kentucky    

Organisations:
Shelby County Community Theatre

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