Monday, March 3, 2014

YOU THINK YOU KNOW US Now Available

YOU THINK YOU KNOW US: STAGE PLAYS FOR TEEN ACTORS

Now available exclusively on Kindle.

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This collection of widely-produced and award-winning scripts includes twelve plays featuring roles written specifically for teen actors. Titles include the one-act plays Baby in the Basement, Boxcar, Defenseless, It's a Pleasure to Be Sad, Johnny Ramirez Really Wants to Kiss Me, No Boys Allowed, Number 76, Punch Bowl, Stay, and That Bitch Brenda Stole My Lip Gloss (and I Want it Back). This edition also includes the complete scripts of the full-length plays A Darling Among the Maidens and Frozen Stars.

Friday, February 7, 2014

PLAY OF THE DAY: Taking Off

From the world premiere of TAKING OFF by David-Matthew Barnes
Taking Off
by David-Matthew Barnes

Characters: 2 females. One character is in her mid-60's. The other is in her late 20's.
Genre: Seriocomic
Set: Gate 12 at an international airport in an American city.
Rating: This play is suitable for pre-teens and older.
Production Highlights: This play received a world premiere at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Most recently, it was performed at Where Eagles Dare Theatre in New York City for an off-Broadway play festival.
Featured In: Deuces: Stage Plays for Two Actors; Monologues That Kick Ass
Story: If the plane just went down and there are no survivors, why is Mrs. Whitmore so happy? When Mrs. Whitmore is informed by Miranda, an airline employee, that her husband's plane has crashed and there are no reported survivors, she suddenly realizes that a new sense of liberty has been given to her with which she will be able to make many lifelong dreams come true. This one-page play examines a sensitive issue with an unconventional twist.

Taking Off can be purchased here.

Information about producing Taking Off can be found here.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

PLAY OF THE DAY: Stay

From the Atlanta premiere of 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.
Featured In: Monologues That Kick Ass
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.

Stay can be purchased here.

Information about producing Stay can be found here.

Monday, January 13, 2014

PLAY OF THE DAY: Sky Lines

From the Atlanta production of SKY LINES:
A Stage Play by David-Matthew Barnes
Sky Lines
by David-Matthew Barnes

Characters: 3 females. One character is African-American.
Genre: Drama
Set: An old apartment building in an urban city. Glimpses into each woman’s life are seen on their balconies, and through their kitchen windows.
Rating: This script contains adult language and mature themes.
Production Highlights: This script received a world premiere at The Producer's Club in New York City.
Featured In: Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s and Monologues That Kick Ass
Awards: The University of Tulsa acknowledged Sky Lines with a national award in their playwriting competition New Works for Young Women.
Story: This heartfelt play explores the lives of Venita, Maggie, and Sarah who live in a rundown apartment building in an unnamed American city. Venita is an African-American woman who has been ostracized from her family for marrying a white man named George. Maggie endures a loveless marriage and within ten years  gives birth to five children. Sarah desires a life of picture-perfect glamour and excitement and has married her high school sweetheart Jimmy. After a few brushes with reality, Sarah becomes dismayed with her predictable life and slips into a crippling depression. Over the course of 34 years, Venita, Maggie, and Sarah confront social and political issues as they fight to assert their identity and protect their friendship.

Sky Lines can be purchased here.

Information about producing Sky Lines can be found here.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

DEUCES: STAGE PLAYS FOR TWO ACTORS Now Available

DEUCES: STAGE PLAYS FOR TWO ACTORS

Available exclusively on Kindle.

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We are pleased to announce the publication of Deuces: Stage Plays for Two Actors by David-Matthew Barnes.

A collection of fifteen short plays, each featuring roles for two actors. Includes the widely-produced and award-winning scripts Baby in the Basement, The Clutch, Defenseless, Hour Glass, It's a Pleasure to Be Sad,  Johnny Ramirez Really Wants to Kiss Me, Just Before the Drop, Let's Not Confuse the SituationNumber 76, Relocations, A Rum Cake for Rita, The Seventh of August, Taking OffThrenody, and We Never Made it to Paris.

A DARLING AMONG THE MAIDENS Now Available

A DARLING AMONG THE MAIDENS

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We are pleased to announce the publication of A Darling Among the Maidens by David-Matthew Barnes.

In this delightful stage play, four young women come-of-age at an all-girl Catholic boarding school. Rachel wants to become a nun and devote her life to God. Naomi has been expelled from numerous schools and Our Lady of Grace is her last chance. Mara is obsessed with two things: old movie stars and herself. Alisha wants to avoid the same struggles of her parents. Having known her fair share of heartache, Sister Josephine is an unconventional nun who becomes a mentor to Rachel, Naomi, Mara, and Alisha. Performed by many youth ministries and church groups around the country, this comedic play for young people features roles for 6 women and 2 young men.

BABY IN THE BASEMENT Now Available

BABY IN THE BASEMENT

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We are pleased to announce the publication of Baby in the Basement by David-Matthew Barnes.

Official selection for the NYC 15-Minute Play Festival. In this gritty and urban drama, two homeless teenagers meet while seeking refuge in the basement of an abandoned building. What begins as a friendship sadly evolves into a mutual suicide pact. This widely-produced one-act play features roles for two teen actors and requires a simple set.

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