Short Plays

ProduceD/PuBLISHED

The Fork 

“The Fork” deftly shades boisterous humor with political alarm and awareness of mortality…Beneath the wild catharsis of the comedy, the play’s sneaky surprise is how it prods us to consider the common good, our duty to the people we love and the blighted choices we’re capable of making when we’re afraid.” – The New York Times

Synopsis:  Joyce, a proud grandma and leader in her field, is about to retire and feels she should use this time to assassinate the President. However, her children know this urge is about more than just politics.

Produced in The Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Marathon. Directed by Andrew Grosso, featuring Dawn McGee, Marcia Jean Kurtz and Keola Simpson.

The Last Party

Published in Applause’s 25 10 Minute Plays for Teens. Produced at Death by Audio in NYC, directed by Dylan McCullough featuring Steven Boyer, Lucy DeVito and Megan Tusing.

Synopsis: The story of what happens at the last high school party before a tsunami hits NY.

The $400 Gift

Finalist for the Heideman award. Originally produced at The Ensemble Studio Theatre directed by Alexa Polmer starring Geneva Carr and Ann Talman.

Synopsis: A play that tests the friendship of two middle-aged women arguing over an R rated 50th birthday gift in the fitting room.

Good Dancer

Commissioned and produced by Theater Breaking Through Barriers, produced in Some of Our Parts at The Clurman Theater  on Theatre Row directed by Christina Roussos featuring Gregg Mozgala and Melanie Nicholls-King.

“Emily Chadick Weiss’ Good Dancer is nicely done…the tone of the piece is wisely kept light,” – Dan Bacalzo, Theatermania.com

Synopsis: GOOD DANCER tells the story of a wealthy young man with Cerebral Palsy, his African American girlfriend and the meeting of their parents.

TOP

Produced in Play/Date at Fat Baby.

A rising talent” – The New York Times

Synopsis: A woman approaches a blind date topless to save time.

Jazz Visits Gay New York

Produced at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Play Festival and with Youngblood/EST With Geneva Carr, Alison Fraser and directed by Mike Donahue

Synopsis: Two middle-aged lesbians decide whether getting married is the right step now that it’s legal in New York

one-acts

BOTH

Produced in Youngblood/EST’s THICKER THAN WATER with Steven Boyer, Maureen Sebastian, David Gelles, Jenny Greer, and Lance Rubin directed by Alexa Polmer

Synopsis: Sex, betrayal, heartbreak, sex: the furious pace of freshman year in college as a bisexual.

DESERT ISLAND DAYS

Produced in EST’s Memberfest.

Synopsis:A one-act about two co-workers stuck on a desert island trying not to sleep with each other or kill each other.

SHORT PLAYS FOR YOUTH

The Lookout

Produced by the 52nd St Project with music by Matt Schatz featuring Maureen Sebastian, Eileen Rivera, Josh Joya, Lance Rubin and Robert Askins

Synopsis: A musical about a detective in Hell’s Kitchen and the case of the nail salon thief.

Ski to Win

Produced by the 52nd St Project

Tough Zebra

Produced with the Mary McDowell school

Short plays about SCIENCE

Buds

EST/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation  Grant Recipient With Steven Boyer and William Jackson Harper directed by Mike Donahue

The Genes Below

EST/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation  Grant Recipient

Underage

EST/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation  Grant Recipient

crowd favorites

Lunch With Bonnie

Produced at The Ensemble Studio Theatre with Youngblood With Steven Boyer, Victor Slezak and Dana Eskelson directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

New Year New Train

Produced at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Play Festival and EST/Youngblood
With Graeme Gillis, Robert Askins and Julie Leedes directed by RJ Tolan

Not a Nurse

Produced at The Ensemble Studio Theatre with Youngblood With William Jackson Harper and Julie Fitzpatrick  directed by Web Begole

The Brainstorms

Produced at The Ensemble Studio Theatre with Youngblood With Megan Hill and Jackie Chung directed by Robert saenz de viteri

Colonel Jeffrey

Produced at The Ensemble Studio Theatre with Youngblood With Haskell King, Ryan Karels and Debbie Lee Jones directed by John Giampetro

Losing with Kev

Produced at The Ensemble Studio Theatre with Youngblood With Steven Boyer and Lucy DeVito directed by Danya Taymor

Holiday Plays

And They Made Latkes

(Chanukah and Christmas)

Produced at The Ensemble Studio Theatre with Youngblood with Britt Lower and Joe Petrilla directed by Colette Robert

Produced at Live from the Loft with William Jackson Harper and Miriam Silverman

I am Kwanzaa (Christmas and Kwanzaa)

Produced at The Ensemble Studio Theatre with Youngblood With Shawn Randall, Debbie Lee Jones and Lou Liberatore

Leprechaun Mike (Passover)

Produced in New York Madness With Megan Hill, Ben Orbison and Joe Varca directed by Meg Sturiano

The Friday Nine (Shabbat)

Produced in  Pew-Ish

More Short Plays Produced by

EST/YOUNGBLOOD

Dry

Pity Party

Frankie the Cashier

How to Eat Glass

The Devil’s Right Hand

She got into the Shower but Forgot to Get a Shower

Go Get It

Miss Norway

 

 

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