SHORT PLAYS

EDGAR AND PATRICK

On a field, a bully and his victim meet and discover they share more than they think. 2M, 1F [10 Min Play]

Produced as part of benefits for The Trevor Project, “It Gets Better” Campaign and Pride Weekend NYC, throughout 2011, as well as the 2012 Boston Playwrights Marathon and Rattlestick’s 2013 Theatre Jam. Also produced in Play By Play: Festival of New One Acts at Stageworks/Hudson in July 2013

Included in Ken Urban: Short Plays

WHITE PEOPLE

Billy and Pam share a moment of unexpected New England intimacy on the Boston T, leaving these two strangers to ask: is happiness possible when you’re a Masshole? 3M, 1F [10 Min Play]

Produced as part of the 2009 Boston Playwrights Marathon

Included in Ken Urban: Short Plays and in the anthology Boston Playwrights Marathon XI (Smith & Kraus, 2010)

A STICKY MEMENTO

Nerd rage and Midwestern values collide when a tourist comes to Harvard University, only to realize she has little tolerance for rich kid drama. 1W, 1M [10 Min Audio Play]

Commissioned and produced by the Huntington Theatre in 2011 for the Emerging America Festival

Included in Ken Urban: Short Plays

CUSTODIANS

After a rowdy night, Brian finds a woman covered in goo in his parents’ kitchen. She claims she is from the future. That’s when things get weird. 2M, 1W [Short One Act]

Produced by Lesser America in September 2011 as part of TOO MUCH TOO SOON

Included in Ken Urban: Short Plays

TERMINATION OF THE SPECIES

When Henry finds a VHS tape in his basement, little does he suspect that it contains a message from Steve, an extraterrestrial who must end the world tonight.  2M, 1W [10 Min Play]

Produced by Collaboraction in June 2011 as part of SKETCHBOOK

Included in Ken Urban: Short Plays

PSEUDOEPHEDRINE

Ted calls his college friend Annemarie as he falls through the sky, ready to reminiscence about college and his love of pseudoephedrine. A chorus of Indigo Girls fans help them out. 1W, 1M plus a chorus of actors (5-15) [10 Min Play]

Produced by Collaboraction in April 2009 as part of SKETCHBOOK and the 2010 Boston Playwrights Marathon

Included in Ken Urban: Short Plays and in the anthology Boston Playwrights Marathon XII (Smith & Kraus, 2011)

TECMESSA

Ajax’s concubine, his son and his half-brother wonder what remains now that the great warrior is dead.  2M, 1W [10 Min Play]

Produced by Target Margin as part of their evening on the GREEKS in 2007

Included in Ken Urban: Short Plays

I AM A GREAT BIG BALL OF SADNESS AND I WANNA HURL MYSELF FROM YOUR ROOF

At a swanky, rooftop party in New York City, three guests try to get past their cocktail smiles. 2M, 1W [10 Min Play]

Produced as a site-specific play at a private roof deck in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2011

Also adapted into a short film by the author

Included in Ken Urban: Short Plays

A TALE OF TWO EMMAS

Young Emma needs to write an essay about the Statue of Liberty and finds help from an unlikely source. An educational play about Emma Lazarus commissioned by the Visitors Center at the Statue of Liberty. 2M, 2W [One Act]

Commissioned and Produced at the Visitors Center, Statue of Liberty in Summer 2011

Script can be read here.

I (HEART) KANT

Four women who call the Garden State home are lost, stifled by dead-end jobs and unfinished dissertations, until a mysterious encounter with the Kantian sublime. 4W, 1M [One Act]

Produced by Collaborative Arts in New Brunswick, NJ in March 2009, The Committee in New York in Sept 2006, Rude Guerrilla in Orange, CA in July 2003, Back Pocket Theater in Seattle in March 2002, and Moving Arts in Los Angeles in 2001

Script can be purchased here.