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.


Big Dreams in a Tiny Apartment (2m,2f) 106 pages, dramatic comedy. Script sample.

Alan and Lisa are a married couple in their late 30s, living in a tiny Brooklyn apartment, terrified their lives are passing them by.  One day, Alan thinks he’s caught his big break when a producer becomes interested in his screenplay. 


Chelsea Perkins (2m,3f) 90 pages, dramatic comedy. Script sample.

After completing her magnum opus – an angsty, bitter novel about life’s inherent unfairness – Emma writes a second book for her own amusement, a send-up of the “chick-lit” genre entitled Chelsea Perkins.  After the book is published, her new fairy-tale life begins to resemble the same fantasy world she only previously imagined.

Convictions (3m,5f)  100 pages, comedy.  Script sample.

Victoria’s life is catapulted into chaos when she falls in love with her client, a man on death row. Her family and friends believe she’s lost her mind, but she is determined to follow both her heart and convictions, whatever the cost.


Expecting (2m,2f) 86 pages, dramatic comedy. Script sample.

Alice and Neil are expecting Frank, Neil’s old college roommate, for a visit, but are surprised when Frank shows up with a 17 year old girl named Taylor. 


Kill the Editor (2m,1f)  99 pages, dramatic comedy.  Published script (and sample).

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.  


The Mating Instinct (3m,4f)  101 pages, dramatic comedy.  Script sample.

Carl, a teacher in an elite private high school, is about to publish his third YA novel, The Mating Instinct, depicting a romantic relationship between a teacher and a student, which everyone, including his wife, believes is based on actual affair.


Parallax (2m,1f) 75 pages, drama. Script sample.

Vincent and Joe are con artists at the racetrack, living only for the next race.  After a big win, Vincent meets an actress named Erin and begins to dream of starting a new life.  


A Separation (4m,5f) 91 pages, dramatic comedy. Script sample.

In 1977, after completing the “est” training seminar (an intensive, transformative seminar designed to address personal accountability), Stan quits his job and separates from his wife, but the wall of reality comes crashing down after his wife leaves Chris, their thirteen year-old son, in Stan’s care.  


The Speed of Gravity (1m,2f,12 various w/doubling) 97 pages, comedy. Script sample.

Sandra and Keanu develop a romance while driving a bus that has to maintain a speed of 50 mph or else it will explode.  After that, they move to a lake house where their relationship takes a turn.  Keanu thinks he might be the chosen one and Sandra is having trouble with her blind side.  


Too Good to Be True (8m,5f)  93 pages, comedy.  Script sample.

A new play written in 1928, billed as a “true story,” has been playing to sold-out audiences out of town and is just about to make its New York debut. Now, with two days before the New York opening, it is discovered that the facts depicted in the play never actually took place.