Friday, January 19, 2018

Script of the Week: It's a Pleasure to Be Sad by David-Matthew Barnes

IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE SAD
Pay-what-you-want digital copy
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are teens)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: 1960's, Depression, Classism, Los Angeles,
Dating, High School
Audience: High School
Read an Excerpt
Monologue: Cathy
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

It's a Pleasure to Be Sad by David-Matthew Barnes is our Script of the Week.

Set in 1967, Cathy is haunted by images of the Watts Riots, an event she watched from her bedroom window two years ago. Dawson is conflicted with guilt and feels responsible for Cathy’s happiness while trying to understand the bizarre behavior of her wealthy parents as his own family struggles with poverty.

This dramatic short plays features roles for 1 woman and 1 man. Both characters are in high school.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Script of the Week: Punch Bowl by David-Matthew Barnes

PUNCH BOWL
Pay-what-you-want digital copy
Cast: 2 women, 1 man (characters are teens)
Genre: Comedy/Teen
Tags + Themes: High School, Revenge, Popularity,
Misfit, Simple Set
Audience: High School
Read an Excerpt
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Looking for a short, comedic script for high school students?

Punch Bowl by David-Matthew Barnes is our Script of the Week.

At the Junior Prom, a sly misfit named Judy convinces Conner and Brenda, the newly elected Prom King and Queen, that she's poisoned the punch after they've each drank a glass. Even though they fear their lives are nearing an end, Conner and Brenda refuse to repent for all the wrong they've done in their lives, especially for the horrific way they've treated Judy.

Punch Bowl features roles for 2 women and 1 man. All characters are in high school.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Free Friday! January eBook Giveaways!


On the first Friday of every month, readers can download the Kindle editions of our eBooks for free! Here is a list of our eBook giveaways for January 5, 2018. Enjoy!

COLLECTIONS + ANTHOLOGIES

Brave Enough to Love: Gay and Lesbian Stage Plays (collection; short plays + full-length plays; LGBTQ)

Deuces: Stage Plays for Two Actors (collection; short plays; duets)

Monologues That Kick Ass (collection; 121 monologues from 32 published plays; for women and men)

Twenty-Five: A Collection of Plays (collection; short plays)

You Think You Know Us: Stage Plays for Teen Actors (collection; short plays + full-length plays; teens; high school)

ONE-ACT PLAYS

Baby in the Basement (one-act play; drama; roles for 1 women + 1 man; teens; suicide; simple set)

Boxcar (one-act play; drama; roles for 2 young men; LGBTQ; simple set)

Hour Glass (one-act play; drama; roles for 1 woman + 1 man)

I Ate Lunch Alone Today (one-act play; roles for 2 women + 2 men; 1960's)

Johnny Ramirez Really Wants to Kiss Me (one-act play; teens; Latino; LGBTQ)

Just Before the Drop (one-act play; drama; LGBT; simple set) 

Number 76 (one-act play; drama; teens; Latino; award-winning; simple set)

Stay (one-act play; roles for 4 women + 2 men; teens; Southern)

Threnody (one-act play; drama; roles for 1 woman + 1 man)

FULL-LENGTH STAGE PLAYS

Better Places to Go (stage play; large cast; drama; roles for 7 women + 3 men)

A Darling Among the Maidens (stage play; large cast; comedy; teens; religion)

Frozen Stars (stage play; teens; large cast; Latino; LGBTQ)

Sky Lines (stage play; roles for 3 women; African American; seriocomic)

Somebody’s Baby (stage play; roles for 2 woman + 1 man; award-winning)

We Never Made it to Paris (stage play; roles for 2 men; LGBTQ)

NOVELS

Ambrosia (contemporary romance; women's fiction; novel)

NOVELLAS

Backfire (gay romance; mm romance; novella)

Bruised (gay erotica; mm romance; mystery; thriller; novella)

Patience is Waiting (horror; novella)

Riding with James Dean (young adult; gay romance; mm romance; novella)