Full-Length Plays

Full versions of plays available to read in the members section of the New Play Exchange (NPX). Or, to request a full copy of the play, please fill out the contact form.


Parallax

(2m, 1f)

Development: Last Frontier Theater Conference, 2019

Synopsis: Vincent and Joe are con artists at the race track, preparing for their next score. After Vincent hits a big winner, he thinks about leaving the partnership. Then he meets Erin, a young actress, who asks Vincent to help her buy back the thoroughbred her family lost. Vincent decides to bet everything on starting a new life. Joe has other plans.

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Kill the Editor

(2m, 1f)

Production: Exit Studio Theatre, San Francisco, CA 2017

Synopsis: Ben, a young editor, has just landed his dream job to edit a documentary film at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The catch is: he only has one week to cut the previous five-hour version down to size and the egomaniacal, obsessive filmmaker, Cameron, doesn’t want to touch a frame. And when Libby, Cameron’s previous editor and lover, returns to reclaim her rightful position, Ben is forced to choose between them.

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The Mating Instinct

(3m, 4f)

Workshop Production: 5th Wall Productions, Charleston, SC 2018

Synopsis: Carl, a teacher in an elite private high school, is about to publish his third YA novel, The Mating Instinct, which depicts a romantic relationship between a teacher and a student. When his wife reads an Advanced Reader Copy and identifies the student in the book as a senior named Mackenzie, she believes the affair is real. Soon Carl’s job, reputation, and relationship with his family are at stake as the line between truth and fiction becomes increasingly blurred.

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Expecting

(2m, 2f)

Production: Players Loft, NYC 2009

Synopsis: The year is 1973 and Alice is nine months pregnant.  She is surprised by an unexpected visit from Frank, her husband’s old college roommate, and even more surprised when he introduces his 17 year-old companion, Taylor.  Alice and her husband, Neil, entertain their guests to the best of their ability but as the evening progresses, Frank and Taylor launch into an elaborate role-play, making a mockery of Alice and Neil’s domestic lives.

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