Sleep at Your Own Risk (56 pages)

A comedy about a man sharing with an audience how sleepwalking is destroying his life and his relationship as he is unconsciously forced to walk out of the apartment naked. He is dependent on the idea that talking about it will cure him.

 

Super Romantic! (26 pages)

A young woman sits at a bus stop, dreaming of her Prince Charming coming along, when he actually does. They have a whirlwind romance, only for the woman to realize the whole love affair was just a daydream, when the same Prince Charming of her daydream shows up in real life, and proposes to her. 

 

Hedda Gabler – Part Two (11 pages)

A comedy about Hedda Gabler raging against Nora getting a sequel.

 

The Three Minute Hamlet  (3 pages)

A comedy about Hamlet going to group therapy because he keeps seeing his dead father.

 

A Midlife’s Dream (11 pages)

A young couple, watching A Midsummer’s Night Dream, swear eternal love. Ten years later, on the verge of divorce, they return to watch the same play until the younger couple and the older couple become one.

 

Prometheus All Bound (8 pages)

A comedy about Prometheus being tied to a rock as his eternal punishment, with the twist that his imprisonment actually turns him on.

 

Salty Tears (14 pages) 

Christopher Columbus, on the night before he sailed, discovers a new world when his mapmaker gives him an erotic backrub.

 

Garden Street (12 pages)

Adam and Eve live happily in the Garden of Eden until the Devil, not a snake, but a businessman, comes to buy the property so he can use it as a launching pad for bombing what will eventually become all of humanity.

 

A Reflection From the Moon (7 pages)

A drama about a 63-year-old mother trying to prevent her 42-year-old mentally ill daughter from killing herself.

 

The Train Goes Round ‘n Round (8 pages)

A drama about a guilt-ridden middle-aged man who has put his helpless father in a nursing home which now threatens to evict him because the father is too sick, even for them.

Property (7 pages)

A drama about a woman struggling to leave her mentally ill husband as she is pulled by his pleading and her own need for him.

 

Tracking (7 pages)

A drama about a teenage brother and sister who escape to an abandoned railroad track after the sister has murdered their father to avoid him raping her, once again.

 

Looking Back – A Dance (26 pages)

A drama about an ensemble of women, who all turn out to be the same person, looking back at the slow decay of their dying mother.

 

A Dark Suit in Honolulu (26 pages)

A comedy/drama about a homeless person struggling to get their homeless best friend to leave the empty apartment building that is about to be demolished, with them still inside.

 

A Little Class (15 pages)

A journalism graduate student finds and confronts his professor, a self-proclaimed leader of Marxism with whom he had an affair, threatening his own life-time relationship.

 

Hinderance (5 pages)

A mother confronts a principal, who is also a mother, about her son being bullied in the school only to find out they have common ground.

 

Highway 5.9 (9 pages)

A tacky singer in a diner on Highway 59, the middle-of-nowhere America, on Christmas Eve, relives to the three customers, scenes from her marriage destroyed by debt.

 

Andreas (15 pages)

A comedy about a man who leaves his job to live in the mountains and get away from it all. This becomes very literal when he is befriended by an alien who takes him to his planet.

 

The Funeral Home (8 pages)

A comedy about a daughter bringing her mother to a funeral home, to help mom look at her husband in his coffin, while the mother thinks she’s there to pick up men.

 

Crash (9 pages)

A drama about drunk parents railing against each other while driving, when their son suddenly jumps out of the car.

 

Down the Hall (9 pages)

A drama about two siblings, speaking in a coded language only they understand, with one trying to give the other the courage to have their first shock treatment.

 

Mountain (5 pages)

A man tries to convince a friend to go with him to the top of a freezing mountain without clothes or food, because God told him to. He keeps trying until he realizes he’s alone and talking to no one.

 

Needle in Your Life (8 pages)

A young man goes to his estranged father to overdose and die. Is it love or revenge?

 

The Window (8 pages)

A young woman tracks down her mother who abandoned her only to find out she’s a prostitute.

 

Wooden Planks Beneath the Rottin’ River Bar ( 6 pages)

A comedy/drama about two skid-row alcoholics trying to figure out if they are brothers and how to live through the sunrise.

 

The Inverse (10 pages)

A Jewish woman is accused of being a terrorist when she kills the man who murdered her gay brother and discovers that her lawyer was in love with her brother.

 

Husbands (10 pages)

A comedy about three husbands comparing and contrasting their sex lives.

 

Through the Floor (4 pages)

A comedy about a young man who is so bashful about asking his date for a kiss, he falls through the earth and hangs onto a star, billions of miles away.

 

Sinking (8 pages)

A comedy about a happily married couple who one day find a sink has appeared in their kitchen, resulting in the most terrible drama.

 

Sitting Cross-Legged on Leaves Floating Down a Wild River (13 pages)

A comedy about two people taking a yoga class, who wake up to find themselves only two inches tall, floating on leaves down a wild river.

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