Mark Waldstein and Rebecca M. Davis in A Fish and a Bear in Purgatory at 14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival / Photo by Joe Iano.

Shorter Plays

Mark Waldstein and Rebecca M. Davis in A Fish and a Bear in Purgatory at 14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival / Photo by Joe Iano.

Mark Waldstein and Rebecca M. Davis in A Fish and a Bear in Purgatory at 14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival / Photo by Joe Iano.

A Fish and a Bear in Purgatory

"I also really liked A Fish and a Bear in Purgatory."
- West Seattle Weisenheimer

A fish and a bear find themselves in death's waiting room: she ate him, he poisoned her. Can they work it out and patch things up?

10 minutes
Two actors of any gender and any race/ethnicity
Read the complete text of A Fish and a Bear in Purgatory here.

A Fish and a Bear in Purgatory
premiered at 14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival at The Erickson Theatre in Seattle, Washington, June 2013. Director: Deb Pralle. Cast: Mark Waldstein and Rebecca M. Davis

Amelia Meckler, Sam Read, and Wonder Russell in Alfred at 14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival / Photo by Joe Iano.

Amelia Meckler, Sam Read, and Wonder Russell in Alfred at 14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival / Photo by Joe Iano.

Alfred

"My favorite show of the night was Holly Arsenault's Alfred."
- Theatre uber fan Brett Love

A man, a woman, a bus stop, a bunch of knives, and infinite parallel universes

10 minutes
Two women, one man, all any race/ethnicity
Read the complete text of Alfred here.

Alfred premiered at 14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival at The Erickson Theatre in Seattle, Washington, June 2013. Director: Maria Glanz. Cast: Sam Read, Amelia Meckler, Wonder Russell

Stephen Hando in Lavender at 14/48: Nordo / Photo by Joe Iano

Stephen Hando in Lavender at 14/48: Nordo / Photo by Joe Iano

Lavender

Lavender is a tiny, avant-garde dessert theatre about the loathing that lives inside of any long-term love. Written to be served with a lavender custard, regardless of your feelings about lavender as food.

10 minutes
1 man, 2 women, all any race/ethnicity
Read the full text of Lavender here.

Lavender premiered at 14/48: Nordo in October, 2018. The chef was Tim Hodgson. The director was Troy Wageman, the actors were Stephen Hondo, Katie Jasper, and Karen Jo Fairbrook

Ben Phillips and Laura Dux in Crunched

Ben Phillips and Laura Dux in Crunched

Crunched

Crunched
is a play about sex, coercion, Christianity, toxic masculinity, and keeping up appearances, inspired by the hashtag #blessed.

5 minutes
1 man, 1 woman, both any race/ethnicity
Read the full text of Crunched here.

Crunched was commissioned for The Horse in Motion’s IRL: Instagram, and premiered December 14, 2018 at the Jewelbox Theatre in Seattle. It was directed by Lia S. Fakhouri and featured Ben Phillips and Laura Dux.

24 Pics at BoxFest Detroit, August 2013

24 Pics at BoxFest Detroit, August 2013

24 Pictures of a Pilot

"A masterful example of a narrative's power to allure, betray, and seduce us." - From the preface to Manifesto Series, v.2

10 minutes
1 man, 1 woman, 4 ensemble (flexible), all any race/ethnicity

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