The Winner of the $1000 prize for BEST PLAY
in Manhattan Repertory Theatre's
FALL ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2015 IS:
Congratulations to Wayne and Stephanie and their amazing cast!
And also, heartfelt thanks to the other 29 plays participating. This one was fun!
IT AIN'T JUST DAVE I'M PRAYING FOR...
by Mark Schofield
When Charlie uses the unfortunate occasion of Dave's eulogy to give a lecture about human redundancy, one parishioner takes radical action to make his disapproval known.
by Matthew McLachlan
When Erica confesses her love for him over dinner, Allan, who has lived his whole life as an academic, fails miserably at articulating his feelings. Together, they struggle to find a middle ground in their ever present battle between head and the heart.
THE CITY OF FEAR
by Gloria Craig
A bereft American couple take their last trip to Paris in order to fulfill a wife's dying wish. In a Paris park, they meet a French prostitute, who is also dying of cancer, and who gives them their shared wish: laughter, in the face of death.
MEN versus WOMEN
by Steve Gold
Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like divorce and leverage.
THE EIGHTH DWARF
by Stephen Loomis
UHAUL TO THE MOON
by Sorcha Fatooh
Two futuristic space explorers crash land on the moon and discover ancient remnants of a lesbian separatist moon colony, whose presences linger and have a history that mirrors their own.
YOU ARE COULD I
by Steve McMahon
A man. A woman. A door that will not open. A life and a love unfolds.
THE PARK BENCH
by Yvonne Hernandez
THE YELLOW PEOPLE
by Kerri Quinn
Elizabeth and Patrick, who have been together since college, are forced to confront their past and the current state of their relationship.
by Gwyn Ballard
Trapped in detention, two "delinquents" become unlikely friends. As they engage in more felonious activity together, they learn that their lives may intersect in more ways than they thought.
by Rachel Covey
Written and performed by 17 year old Rachel Covey, WAITING ROOM follows five actresses awaiting their turns for an audition. This one-woman dramedy steps inside the world of professional theatre.
LOST AND FOUND
by Toure Muhammed
Love should never REGRET!!
50 LOVE LETTERS
by Mercilee Jenkins
Jana discovers 50 love letters from her first love. Desperate to be rid of them and the passions reawakened, she finds unexpected help from three strangers on the subway.
by Justice Hehir and Alyssa Krompier
When stationed to pick up trash for court-mandated community service on a Newark highway, two very different women find common ground as they sift through things left behind, discarded, and misplaced.
I LOVE DEAD CAT
by Lauren Ebner
BFFs Kiwi and Tulip kneel on frozen peas to numb their broken hearts, and there's a cat downstairs. Quinnifer's cat.
by Christine R. Ondris
Cellar Door is for anyone who has ever examined a failed romantic relationship and found themselves shocked by the staggering lack of linguistics and architecture in their everyday life.
by Wayne J. Keeley and Stephanie C. Lyons
Heaven Sent is a window into the life of a love-struck young man with early onset ALS who has been granted his one life’s wish.
by Tessa Borbridge
When two sisters get together for their mother's 60th birthday, they discover how far apart they are.
by Matt Nestor
Because the original version of Michelangelo's David looked a teensy bit different than the statue we have now...
ONE HAND CLAPPING IN THE WIND
by Nicholas Rey
One hand clapping in the wind is a play about a woman's right to be a freethinking independent individual outside of the conditions of a monogamous relationship and her decision to choose the course of her own destiny.
by Lawrence F. Schwabacher
Responding to a profile on a dating website could make you think twice before doing it again.
AN ACTOR'S LIFE FOR ME
by Bryon Kruger and Jordon Gwiazdowski
A former child stars looks to get back in the limelight at a local community theater.
by Evangelos Arabatzis
by Phil Paradis
A neighborhood deli man faces off with a cranky customer in a holey war.
THE CRIME IS IN GETTING CAUGHT
by Raven Petretti
TINDER MEETS CUTE
by Ericka Mitton
TINDER MEET CUTE explores the fascinating world of millennial app dating; set in a restaurant with two couples, a dj and a waitress deciding to swipe right or left.
AN EMPTY GLASS
by Juliany Taveras
home [hōm, hohm], nou.
a sea of dots on a map; a wavering reflection at the bottom of an empty glass.
by Janaya Williams
A couple learns the hard way that what brought them together can be what breaks them apart.
THE SUN ALSO SETS
by James Peter Stanton
While waiting for a Spanish train, a young woman makes a daring, perhaps life-changing decision about her next destination.