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New Release! The Snack Queens by David-Matthew Barnes

Pinwheel Plays is pleased to announce the publication of the hilarious one-act play The Snack Queens by award-winning playwright David-Matthew Barnes.
The Snack Queens by David-Matthew Barnes
Story: A group of rival suburban soccer moms take their sideline snacks way too seriously.
Characters: 5 females. Genre: Comedy
Length: One-Act Play/10 Minutes Set: The sidelines of a soccer game Rating: This play contains mature themes. Production Highlights: This new play has not been produced. A world premiere is available.
Featured In:Twenty-Five: A Collection of Plays
Free Preview:Read an excerpt from the script
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New Release! Twenty-Five: A Collection of Plays by David-Matthew Barnes

Pinwheel Plays is pleased to announce the publication of Twenty-Five: A Collection of Plays by David-Matthew Barnes. This career-spanning collection includes twenty-five short plays by award-winning playwright David-Matthew Barnes.

























Twenty-Five: A Collection of Plays

The Scripts

1. Awake (1f;1m; seriocomic) - New!
2. Baby in the Basement (1f; 1m; drama; teen)
3. Boxcar (2m; teen; drama; LGBT; award-winning)
4. The Clutch (1f; 1m; seriocomic)
5. Deena and the Dino Mights (2f; 2m; parody/comedy)
6. Defenseless (2m; teen; drama; LGBT; Latino)
7. Hour Glass (1f; 1m; drama)
8. I Ate Lunch Alone Today (2f; 2m; drama)
9. It's a Pleasure to Be Sad (1f; 1m; drama)
10. Johnny Ramirez Really Wants to Kiss Me (2m; seriocomic; teen; LGBT; award-winning; Latino)
11. Just Before the Drop (1f; 1m; drama; LGBT)
12. Last Dance (2m; teen; seriocomic; LGBT)
13. Let's Not Confuse the Situation (1f; 1m; seriocomic)
14. No Boys Allowed (4f; teen; drama; multicultural)
15. Number 76 (1f; 1m; teen; drama…

New Release! Awake by David-Matthew Barnes

Awake
by David-Matthew Barnes Story: After meeting in a local bar and drinking together, Justin brings Misty back to his apartment and lets her pass out on his couch. When morning comes, the two realize how much they actually need each other.
Characters: 1 female, 1 male. Both characters are in their 20's.
Genre: Seriocomic
Length: One-Act Play/10 Minutes
Set: A modest apartment in the city.
Rating: This script contains mature themes.
Production Highlights: This play has not been produced. A world premiere is available.
Free Preview: Read an excerpt from the script

Get to Know Playwright Christopher Hildebrandt

Christopher Hildebrandt is the author of the upcoming one-act play Honor Thy Father, coming soon from Pinwheel Plays!

TEN QUESTIONS

1. Tell us about your play:Honor Thy Father is about the Gibbons’ family in the mid eighties, coming to terms with dark secrets and secret recipes let loose by Mrs. Gibbons.

2. Who is your favorite character from your play and why? They are all my favorites. Harper-Anne has such an innocent view of the way the world works it is hard not to lean on her for a favorite in this play.

3. What is your favorite scene/moment in the play and why? My favorite moment in this play is the intimate moment between Harper-Anne and Mrs. Gibbons in the kitchen before Cole brings home his chaos.

4. Give us an interesting fun fact about your play: Besides writing it in the garage, my prompt for this play was originally to write something where the characters say “I love you” and “I hate you.”

5. Tell us a bit about yourself: I live in Denver with my wife and children. I love the …

New Release! Tagged by David-Matthew Barnes

Tagged by David-Matthew Barnes
Story: After the homicide of her older brother, sixteen-year-old Cha’Relle is determined to keep his memory alive by creating a mural in his honor on a brick wall in their neighborhood, despite the
possibility of being caught and charged with a crime. Knowing a white police officer is sitting in a bakery across the street and watching their every move, classmate Jo Lee is determined to convince Cha’Relle not to paint. Fully aware of the consequences, Cha'Relle contemplates facing the challenge head on.
Characters: 2 females. Both characters are African-American and are in their teens. Genre: Drama
Length: One-Act Play/10 Minutes Set: A street in an American city. Rating: This play contains mature themes. Production Highlights: This new play has not been produced. A world premiere is available.
Free Preview: Read an excerpt from the script

Get to Know Playwright F.J. Hartland

F.J. Hartland is the author of the upcoming one-act play Funeral in the Rain, coming soon from Pinwheel Plays!

TEN QUESTIONS

1. Tell us about your play:Funeral in the Rain is the story of one woman's life.  Two actors play the eleven individuals who have gathered at her graveside.  Each one of them had their lives touched by her and have a story to tell.

2. Who is your favorite character from your play and why? I don't really have favorite characters.  I try to give every character I write depth and dimension.  As an actor myself, I create characters actors want to play.

3. What is your favorite scene/moment in the play and why?  I am always moved in the final moment when the rain stops and the sun appears.

4. Give us an interesting fun fact about your play: It was named the "Best Play" in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.

5. Tell us a bit about yourself: I am an professional actor (member of Actors Equity Association for over 25 years) as well as an experienced director.…

Get to Know Playwright Leodis Smith

Leodis Smith is the author of the one-act play A Quick Trip to Happiness, now available from Pinwheel Plays. Read an excerpt from the script.

TEN QUESTIONS

1. Tell us about your play: My play is about a person struggling with questions about their purpose in life. It is a place that some of us go. We have doubt set in about what we should be doing. If we’re doing it the right way. And for others of us, it sometimes means asking if we just make everything worse by existing.

2. Who is your favorite character from your play and why? I like all of them. But I do love the phone in my play. I think I love it because being a millennial, there is this idea that we are always in our phones because we’re vain or selfish. And I have always been under the belief that you don’t quite know where someone is in life. I think there is something to having the most empathetic and emotionally expressive thing be this inanimate object.

3. What is your favorite scene/moment in the play and why? I love the mome…