Thursday, October 27, 2016

New Release! Somebody's Baby by David-Matthew Barnes

Pinwheel Plays is pleased to announce the publication of the award-winning play Somebody's Baby, written by David-Matthew Barnes.

Winner of the Elly Award for Best Original Script. This riveting teen drama takes place on a rainy Friday night in Chicago in 1997. Escaping a near date-rape situation, sixteen-year-old Tabitha stumbles into a coffee shop where she meets William, a young man who is dying of AIDS and has been abandoned by all of those he has known and loved. As a result of their chance meeting, Tabitha and William question their beliefs in God, themselves, and the world around them. Both young lives are deeply affected by a waitress named Milvia, who has a story and a dream of her own. Somebody's Baby is a powerful drama for young actors that explores a very important subject. The world premiere of this play received three Elly Award nominations from the Sacramento Regional Theatre Alliance. It has since been performed across the country.

Read an excerpt from the script.

Purchase Somebody's Baby.

Chad Stalzer and Melita Ann Sagar in the world premiere
of Somebody's Baby, written by David-Matthew Barnes.

Chad Stalzer, Melita Ann Sagar, and Trish DeBaun in
the award-winning world premiere of Somebody's Baby.

The cast of the Australian premiere of Somebody's Baby.



Monday, October 17, 2016

PLAY OF THE DAY: Trixie's Last Date with the Boogeyman


Trixie's Last Date with the Boogeyman
by David-Matthew Barnes

Characters: 2 females, 1 male. All characters are in their 20's.
Genre: Comedy
Set: A sandwich and ice cream shop in a quiet corner of a beach-side boardwalk.
Rating: This play contains adult language and mature themes and is not suitable for younger audiences.
Production Highlights: This play received a world premiere at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. This play received a New York premiere at The Producer's Club. It has been performed at colleges around the country.
Story: A Southern belle named Trixie Howard is forced to survive a date from Hell in a desperate attempt to no longer be single.
Preview: Read an excerpt from this script.
Sellfy: This title is available in an easy-to-download digital file at Sellfy.

Information about producing Trixie's Last Date with the Boogeyman can be found here.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Coming Soon: Twenty-Five: A Collection of Plays by David-Matthew Barnes

Pinwheel Plays is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of Twenty-Five: A Collection of Plays by David-Matthew Barnes. This career-encompassing collection will be available in paperback and eBook next month.


























Twenty-Five: A Collection of Plays

The Scripts

1. Baby in the Basement (1f; 1m; drama; teen)
2. Boxcar (2m; teen; drama; LGBT)
3. The Clutch (1f; 1m; seriocomic)
4. Deena and the Dino Mights (2f; 2m; parody/comedy)
5. Defenseless (2m; teen; drama; LGBT; Latino)
6. Hour Glass (1f; 1m; drama)
7. I Ate Lunch Alone Today (2f; 2m; drama)
8. It's a Pleasure to Be Sad (1f; 1m; drama)
9. Johnny Ramirez Really Wants to Kiss Me (2m; seriocomic; teen; LGBT; award-winning; Latino)
10. Just Before the Drop (1f; 1m; drama)
11. Last Dance (2m; teen; seriocomic; LGBT)
12. Let's Not Confuse the Situation (1f; 1m; seriocomic)
13. No Boys Allowed (4f; teen; drama; multicultural)
14. Number 76 (1f; 1m; teen; drama; Latino)
15. Punch Bowl (2f; 1m; teen; comedy)
16. Relocations (2f; seriocomic; LGBT)
17. A Rum Cake for Rita (2f; drama; African-American)
18. The Seventh of August (1f; 1m; seriocomic)
19. The Snack Queens (5f; comedy) - New!
20. Stay (4f; 2m; teen; seriocomic; Southern)
21. Tagged (3f; teen; drama; African-American) - New!
22. Taking Off (2f; seriocomic)
23. That Bitch Brenda Stole My Lip Gloss (and I Want it Back) (2f; seriocomic; teen; LGBT)
24. Threnody (1f; 1m; drama; award-winning)
25. Trixie's Last Date with the Boogey Man (2f; 1m; comedy)

Monday, June 27, 2016

New Release! Hour Glass: A One-Act Play by David-Matthew Barnes

A One-Act Play by David-Matthew Barnes

Story: Hayden and Persephone Caulwell have been married for twenty-two years. Constantly referred to as “the perfect couple”, Hayden and Persephone have found themselves hiding the discord in their marriage from their family and friends. After a dinner party, they engage in a volatile confrontation, as years of affairs, secrets and emotions begin to surface. Realizing that their marriage has ended, husband and wife lash out at each other until the dining room – and their lives – are left in shards. With a shock twist of an ending, the final moments of Hour Glass will leave audiences riveted. Inspired equally by the short story Bliss by Katherine Mansfield and the Greek myth of Persephone.

Gillian Klette and Henny Greyvenstein in
the South Africa premiere of HOUR GLASS
Characters: 1 female, 1 male. Both characters are in their early 40's.
Genre: Drama
Set: The dining room of an expensive home.
Rating: This play contains adult language and themes.
Production Highlights: This play received a world premiere at the 13th Street Repertory in New York City as an official selection for Where Theatre Starts. Official selection for the Johannesburg One-Act Drama Festival in South Africa.
Featured In: Deuces: Stage Plays for Two Actors.
Purchase: Purchase a copy of this script here
Formats: Available in multiple formats by request
Kindle: This title is also available on Kindle.
Goodreads: Add this title to your shelf on Goodreads
Preview: Read an excerpt from the script

From the world premiere of HOUR GLASS
starring Kent Igleheart and Karen Head

Friday, February 19, 2016

New Release! Stay by David-Matthew Barnes

Stay
by David-Matthew Barnes

Characters: 4 females, 2 males. All but one character are in their teens. The other is in her mid-40's.
Genre: Seriocomic
Set: A teenaged girl's bedroom. A rural Southern town in America.
Rating: Although written for and about teenagers, the script contains adult language and mature themes.
Production Highlights: This play received a world premiere at American River College in Sacramento, California. Most recently, it was performed at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.
Story: On the same day that her boyfriend, Jessie, is released from a work camp, eighteen-year-old Alison Freeman receives a letter from her estranged mother who wants a second chance. Alison must decide whether to accept a marriage proposal from Jessie, continue living with her lonely Aunt Carla, or leave her small hometown to join her mother for a new life in New York.
Kindle: This title is also available on Kindle

New Release! Just Before the Drop by David-Matthew Barnes

by David-Matthew Barnes

Story: ‎Moments after her husband of twenty-four years leaps to his death from a twelve story building, a woman comes face to face with a man who claims to have been her husband’s lover of five years. On the rooftop, sorrow, regret and anger culminate in a second tragedy.
Characters: 1 female, 1 male. Male character is in his 20's. Female character is in her 40's.
Genre: Drama.
Set: The rooftop of a twelve-story building in an unnamed American city.
Rating: This play contains adult language and themes.
Production Highlights: This play was adapted into an award-winning short film by director Sam Wagner. The film received a world premiere at The One in Ten Film Festival. The play received a world premiere at The Independent in New York City, as an official selection of Short Stories 8: Urban View, produced by the Native Aliens Theatre Collective.
Kindle: This title is also available on Kindle

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Release! Boxcar by David-Matthew Barnes

Boxcar
by David-Matthew Barnes

Characters: 2 males. Both characters are in their teens.
Genre: Drama
Length: One-Act Play/15 Minutes
Set: The inside of a boxcar train.
Rating: Although written for and about teenagers, the script contains adult language and mature themes.
Production Highlights: This play has not been produced. A world premiere is available.
Story: Unable to attend their high school dance together, Austin and Harley decide to skip Homecoming and seek refuge in an abandoned boxcar. There, they dream of escaping the ultra conservative small town they live in, hoping to discover a place where they can exist and love without fear.
Kindle: This title is also available on Kindle

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