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.
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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.
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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

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Release! I Ate Lunch Alone Today by David-Matthew Barnes

I Ate Lunch Alone Today
by David-Matthew Barnes

Characters: 2 females, 2 males. Characters are in their late 20's.
Genre: Drama
Length: One-Act Play/15 Minutes
Set: A modest one-bedroom apartment in New York City. April, 1968.
Rating: This script contains mature themes.
Production Highlights: Official selection for the Chicago Director's Festival.
Featured In: Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s; Monologues That Kick Ass
Story: A modern-day adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Margaret has convinced everyone, including herself, that her relationship with Anthony is perfect. But when Margaret's childhood friend – a fun-loving flight attendant named Bridgette – comes to town for a quick visit, Margaret confesses that for the first time in two years she ate lunch alone, a moment that prompts the sudden realization that her life and her relationship are more damaged than she wants to admit.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Release! Number 76 by David-Matthew Barnes

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At a bus stop in Chicago, a young couple in high school emotionally confront his ties to an urban street life and her impending thoughts of suicide in this powerful one-act play for teens. The script was an official selection for the Mid-America Dramatists Lab.

Monday, January 18, 2016

New Release! Johnny Ramirez Really Wants to Kiss Me by David-Matthew Barnes

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When star student Johnny Ramirez is selected to be the math tutor for the always-misunderstood Alex Wilde, the two young men discover love for the first time in this charming one-act play for teens.

The script was an official selection for the DC Queer Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C. and received the Slam Boston Award for Best Play.

Features roles for two men; one role is written specifically for a Latino actor.

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