Friday, June 6, 2014

PLAY OF THE DAY: We Never Made it to Paris

A new stage play by David-Matthew Barnes
We Never Made it to Paris

Full Length Stage Plays
Characters: 2 males. One character is Latino. Both characters dance.
Genre: Drama
Set: The landscape traveled in this journey is broad. However, the set remains the same.
Rating: This script contains adult language and themes.
Production Highlights: This script received a world premiere at The Producer's Club in New York City.
Featured In: Brave Enough to Love: Gay and Lesbian Stage PlaysMonologues That Kick Ass; and Deuces: Stage Plays for Two Actors
Awards: National finalist in the Saints and Sinners Playwriting Competition
Story: We Never Made it to Paris is a creative fusion of language, music, movement, dance, photography, and light. The story spans over the course of eighteen years in the lives of two men: Eros, a former model, and Bird, a former actor. Fearing real love doesn’t exist, Bird sabotages their young affair, only to realize years later they are soul mates.

Information about producing We Never Made it to Paris can be found here.

Poster from the world premiere of We Never Made it to Paris,
performed at the Producer's Club in NYC.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

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

From a recent college production in Georgia of
TRIXIE'S LAST DATE WITH THE BOOGEYMAN by David-Matthew Barnes
Trixie's Last Date with the Boogeyman

One-Act Plays By Title M-Z
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 beachside 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.

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

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

PLAY OF THE DAY: Threnody

THRENODY: A One-Act Play by David-Matthew Barnes.


One-Act Plays By Title M-Z
Characters: 1 female, 1 male
Genre: Drama
Set: A farmhouse in a rural town in Central California.
Rating: This play contains adult language and mature themes and is not suitable for younger audiences.
Production Highlights: Threnody has been adapted into a dramatic short film. This play received a critically-acclaimed world premiere at the Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre in Sacramento, California. Since then, it has received numerous productions at colleges and community theatres around the country including performances in Atlanta and Chicago.
Featured In: The Best Stage Scenes; The Best Women's Stage Monologues; The Best Men's Stage Monologues; Deuces: Stage Plays for Two Actors; Monologues That Kick Ass
Story:  Dana and Jake are a young couple who suffer from a horrible drug addiction and a volatile love affair. Threnody is an in-depth and frightening exploration of the disintegration of two people, grasping for any signs of hope or human compassion in a world where none exists.
Kindle: This title is also available on Kindle.

"In the Tennessee Williams-flavored Threnody, the dialogue sings with poetic flashes..."
The Sacramento News & Review

Threnody is manic, emotionally-distraught psyche to boot!”
The Festival of Emerging American Theatre

Threnody is realistic and detailed...Powerful and strongly written with an important subject.”      
Nantucket One-Act Festival

Threnody is a gritty tale of urban love and drug addiction...”
The Sacramento Bee

Information about producing Threnody can be found here.

Monday, May 19, 2014

PLAY OF THE DAY: That Bitch Brenda Stole My Lip Gloss (and I Want it Back)

THAT BITCH BRENDA STOLE MY LIP GLOSS (AND I WANT IT BACK):
A New Play by David-Matthew Barnes
That Bitch Brenda Stole My Lip Gloss (And I Want It Back)

One-Act Plays By Title M-Z
Characters: 2 females. Both characters are in their teens.
Genre: Seriocomic
Set: A girls bathroom in an American high school.
Rating: This play is suitable for older teens.
Production Highlights: This new play has not been produced. A world premiere is available.
Featured In: Brave Enough to Love: Gay and Lesbian Stage PlaysMonologues That Kick AssYou Think You Know Us: Stage Plays for Teen Actors
Story: Fed up with the cruel antics of a lip gloss-stealing mean girl named Brenda, fifteen-year-old Jenessa is faced with the opportunity to seek revenge by outing her nemesis to their entire school when she discovers that Brenda has carefully hidden the truth that she's a lesbian.

Information about producing That Bitch Brenda Stole My Lip Gloss (and I Want it Back) can be found here.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

BRAVE ENOUGH TO LOVE: GAY AND LESBIAN STAGE PLAYS Now Available

BRAVE ENOUGH TO LOVE:
GAY & LESBIAN STAGE PLAYS

Monologue + Scene Collections
Also available on Kindle.

Add this collection to your shelf on Goodreads.

We are pleased to announce the publication of this collection of ten widely-produced stage plays featuring one-act and full-length scripts exploring the lives of gay and lesbian characters and themes; includes Baby in the Basement, Better Places to Go, Boxcar, Defenseless, Frozen Stars, Johnny Ramirez Really Wants to Kiss Me, Just Before the Drop, Relocations, That Bitch Brenda Stole My Lip Gloss (and I Want it Back), and We Never Made it to Paris.

Monday, March 3, 2014

YOU THINK YOU KNOW US Now Available

YOU THINK YOU KNOW US: STAGE PLAYS FOR TEEN ACTORS

Monologue + Scene Collections

Also available on Kindle.

Add this collection to your shelf on Goodreads.


We are pleased to announce the publication of 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

One-Act Plays By Title M-Z
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.

Information about producing Taking Off can be found here.

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