Playwriting

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The 2060 Census

8-10 min | 2 M

Today, May 6th, 2056. The United City States of America (pop. 120 million, estimated) has turned the upcoming census into a symbol of human resilience. A fleet of Bureau agents, trained to survive the Wasteland and traveling in pairs, courier data where lines of communication no longer exist. And then one of their bicycles is stolen on the road.

THE 2060 CENSUS premiered at The Kraine Theater on May 6th, 2019. It was presented by AMiOS as a part of GREEN NEW SHOTZ along with five other short plays. The director was Rob Hille.

CAST

DILLON TAWKER . . . . . . . Rob Karma Robinson
HENRY OLSON . . . . . . . . . Michael Propster

Watcha Watchin’

10 min | 2 M 1 F

Packages are missing in a small Staten Island tenement. A group of neighbors gather for reasons besides shared TV diets to solve the mystery, as the stakes go through the roof. Tone shifts like channel changes in this short contemporary dramedy.

WATCHA WATCHIN’ premiered at The Kraine Theater on April 2nd, 2018. It was presented by AMiOS as a part of Shotz: The Mystery at the Old Kraine Theater along with five other short plays. The director was Michael Sadler.

CAST

JOY . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Gut
DARREN . . . . . . . . Brandon Piper
CRAIG. . . . . . . . . Michael Propster

Alex

7 min | 1 M

The principal of a local middle school finds himself at the center of a controversy and must resolve to act on his principles, despite the inevitable backlash. Somewhere deep inside, though, a part of him is awakening.

ALEX premiered at The Kraine Theater on January 8th, 2018. It was presented by AMIOS as a part of Shotz: A True Underdog Story! along with five other short plays. The director was Kia Sayyadi.

CAST

HENRY OLSON . . . . . . . . . Michael Propster

The Patronīziarchy

8 min | 1 F, 3 M

The other two women on the team aren’t in the office for the corporate “group talk” session, and Jillian finds herself faced with her male coworkers’ worst traits.

THE PATRONĪZIARCHY premiered at The Kraine Theater on December 7th, 2015. It was presented by AMIOS as a part of Shotz: Unity along with five other short plays. The director was Matt Weiss.

CAST

ALLEN . . . . . . . . . . . Galen Murphy-Hoffman
SIMON . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Hille
GREG . . . . . . . . . . . . Marshall Spann
JILLIAN . . . . . . . . . . Annie Worden

Steps In Cement

8 min | 2 F

When Allie tries to hide something serious (and absurd) from her girlfriend Sarah, their miscommunication leads to finger-pointing and laughter before facing the heavily approaching footsteps together.

STEPS IN CEMENT premiered at The Kraine Theater on May 4th, 2015. It was presented by AMIOS as a part of The Shotz Guide to Survival along with five other short plays. The director was Eva Gil.

CAST

ALLIE . . . . . . . . . . . Alia Guidry
SARAH . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Grombol

The Trump Card

9 min | 1 M , 2 F

Democrat Party operatives are confronted during the 2016 primaries with an uncomfortable proposal from a mysterious figure that could change the course of history. A fictional conspiracy play that presaged the true tales of global capitalist conquer.

THE TRUMP CARD premiered at The Kraine Theater on January 4th, 2015. It was presented by AMIOS as a part of SHOTZ of CARDS along with five other short plays. The director was Justin Robert Yorio.

CAST

MELANIE FARSHAW . . . . . . . . Caitlin Johnston
CATHERINE SIEGEL . . . . . . . . . . . Joy Donze
AMIR GHORBANI . . . . . . . . . . . . Kia Sayyadi

New Mexican Standoff

8 min | 1 M , 2 F

Just south of Gila National Forest in New Mexico, it’s revealed a couple’s getaway is more of a real getaway for one of them. With three fingers itching to press “Call” and ruin the others, the climactic standoff with cellphones has dire consequences.

NEW MEXICAN STANDOFF premiered at The Kraine Theater on May 5th, 2014. It was presented by AMIOS as a part of Shotzo de Mayo along with five other short plays. The director was Justin Robert Yorio.

CAST

CARRIE . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Ellen Toomey
RONNIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Berst
STEVEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyler Van Camp

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