Thursday, April 26, 2018

Script of the Week: Let's Not Confuse the Situation by David-Matthew Barnes

LET'S NOT CONFUSE THE SITUATION
A One-Act Play by David-Matthew Barnes
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: Dating, Relationships
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: Janessa
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press



Let's Not Confuse the Situation by David-Matthew Barnes is our Script of the Week.

Having been burned by bad relationships in the past, Janessa Martin battles over her decision to give her new boyfriend, Colby Varner, a key to her apartment. As past issues begin to surface for both, Janessa and Colby are forced to address the fact they don't fully trust each other and why.

This bittersweet short play features roles for 1 woman and 1 man. Both characters are in their late 20's/early 30's.

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
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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.