A Clean Dislike

8 Minutes - 2W, 0M

Corporate coworkers Marjorie and Annie don't like each other so they schedule an early meeting to hash out why.

AND Theatre Company
Colonial Playhouse
Lake-Sumter State College
MadLab
Nylon Fusion Collective
Old Academy Players
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
Ritz Theatre Company
Smokey Skout Productions
Theatre Three
Yonsei University Social Science Theatre Club

A Statement of Fact

10 Minutes - 0W, 2M

With just a few minutes before Hutton's cab arrives to take him to the airport, his boyfriend states a simple fact that may or may not end their relationship.

Theatre Out

Abigail Has an Elaborate Quarter-Life Crisis

10 Minutes - 3W, 1M

Abigail, on a search for real meaning in her life, goes on an existential quest with her friend Jenny to settle a score with an ex in Prague.

Inspirato Festival

Abstinence

9 Minutes - 1W, 1M

A young couple seeks premarital counseling fearing that consummating their impending marriage might actually kill them.

Carte Blanche Studios
Colonial Playhouse
Huge Improv Theater
Plays and Players
Pulp Theatre
Pulp Theatre
Pulp Theatre
Pulp Theatre
Pulp Theatre
Pulp Theatre
Seoul Players

Agnes and the Vegan Burrito

9 Minutes - 0W, 2M

Over a burrito lunch, two best friends finally reveal the truth about Agnes.

Chappaqua Library Theatre
MadLab
Madhouse Theater
Philadelphia Dramatists Center

Brenda Gets Herself Slapped

9 Minutes - 2W, 0M

Brenda’s daughter is coming home from college for Christmas and bringing her new girlfriend.  As Brenda and her best friend Mary await their arrival, much is brought to light about Brenda and Mary’s unspoken past.

Buffalo United Artists Theatre
Left Coast Theatre Company
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
StageQ

Cannibals Gone Bad

17 Minutes - 2W, 3M

A post-apocalyptic comedic thriller in the sewers after the remaining population is driven underground. Food is scarce and the scriptures say it's the ultimate honor to be eaten by the queen, but when one cannibal finally gets picked to be eaten, he goes rogue.

Otherworld Theatre
The MET Theatre
Theatre Neo

Conception

9 Minutes - 1W, 1M

In bed late one night, Jackie solicits her husband's help with an existential writing crisis she's trying to solve by climbing on top of him.

MadLab
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
This is Water Theatre

Damn Spot

9 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Molly must call an exorcist when she discovers a spot on the floor of her rent-controlled apartment is possessed.

Brick Playhouse
City Theater Company (Wilmington)
Colonial Playhouse
Company of Angels
FACT Theatre
Nylon Fusion Collective
Rogue Machine Theatre
Shelterbelt Theatre
Theatre Neo
Theatre Neo

Date #3: The Long Hug Goodnight

9 Minutes - 2W, 2M

At the end of their third date, Lynne and Ethan are trapped in a ten-minute hug goodnight that could decide their future.

Colonial Playhouse
MadLab
Neo Ensemble Theatre
The Shubin Theater

Dead Wong

9 Minutes - 3W, 1M

Utah Mayonnaise magnate Wilbur Wong dodges a poisoned bagel sent to him by his scheming brother, only to discover that one of his three wives may be in on the plot to kill him.

City Theater Company (Wilmington)
Colonial Playhouse
Theatre Neo

Eight Naked Noras

8 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Nora and her adorably dense ex-husband are caught up in yet another one of their crime-solving capers, but this time the killer has locked them in a room on the 45th floor of an office building and they only have about seven minutes to find a way to escape.

Philadelphia Dramatists Center

Emma Of Sandusky

25 Minutes - 4W, 3M

An adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma" that takes place in a retirement village and, even after all these years, Emma is still trying to match-make her singleton friends only to accidentally find love herself.

Firehouse Theater
Theatre Neo

Fang

10 Minutes - 1W, 1M

A vampire pays an unannounced visit to Loretta, a dentist who must diagnose if his dental problem is indeed fang-rot or something worse.

Alley Theater
Lionheart Theatre Company
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
South Street Players
The Barrington Collective
Ticket 2 Eternity Productions
White Rabbit Productions

Four Dry Tongues

13 Minutes - 2W, 2M

Tristan invites his adorable friend Matt over for a party in his tiny Manhattan closet apartment, hoping to lure him into bed, but Tristan's best friend Ginny has the exact same plan.

AND Theatre Company
AND Theatre Company
Left Coast Theatre Company
MadLab
Madcap Players
Modern-Day Griot Theatre
Modern-Day Griot Theatre
Modern-Day Griot Theatre
Rapscallion Theatre Collective
Ringwald Theatre
Secret Room Theatre
Shelterbelt Theatre
Theatre Neo
Thespian Productions

Frosting

8 Minutes - 2W, 0M

While frosting the cake for her friend Cora's birthday party, Rita admits she invited Cora's ex-husband to the party.

Grilling the Octopus

10 Minutes - 1W, 1M

On their first politicalmismatch.com date, Ben and Sarah get to know each other with a vengeance.

Bellarmine University
Open Fist Theatre Company
ReVamp Collective

Hypothermia

10 Minutes - 0W, 2M

Two men. A bitterly cold winter's night working on the Alaskan pipeline. One pair of gloves.

13th Street Rep Company
Brick Playhouse
City Theater Company (Wilmington)
City Theater Company (Wilmington)
City Theater Company (Wilmington)
City Theater Company (Wilmington)
Madcap Players
Theatre of NOTE

In The Near Dark

7 Minutes - 1W, 2M

Kelly, Brian and Mario are being held captive in a dark room. Their captor has left them with a meat cleaver and only one option for escape.

Brick Playhouse

Lure

75 Minutes - 0W, 0M

A musical collaboration with John D'Alonzo, Robert Kangas and the Jesse Schurr Band tells the story of a heroin addict looking for redemption.

Good People Presents

Man in Peril

8 Minutes - 1W, 2M

Peter is trapped in the cargo hull of a shipping tanker in the middle of the South Pacific but the super hero that comes to save him has lost his strength.

Philadelphia Dramatists Center
Ringwald Theatre
Source Theatre Company
StageQ
Studio C Artists

Meta Meta

10 Minutes - 1W, 2M

Alex wants to make a "Dogma 95" short film about staging a ten minute play about making a short film about staging a play, but his actor friends have real lives and are skeptical about taking part in this meta experiment.

MadLab
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
Theatre Neo

On the Porch One Crisp Spring Morning

10 Minutes - 2W, 0M

Mother and daughter sip coffee on the porch one gloriously crisp spring morning. And then try to kill each other. The end.

Actors Theatre of Louisville
Actors Workshop Theatre
Anonymous Theatre Company
Avon Middle High School
Batavia High School
Beaumont School
Berea College Theatre Laboratory
Black Box Chapel Hill
Brick Playhouse
Brock University Dramatic Arts
Central College
Central College
Chaminade Julienne High School
City Of Elgin
City Theater Company (Miami)
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
Colleges Of The Fenway
Cornish College of the Arts
Crown Point High School Auditorium
Firestone Theatre
Henrico High School
Heritage Christian Schools, Inc
Het Vrije Podium
IKM-Manning CSD
Illinois Wesleyan University
James Madison University
Janus Theater Company
Kamiak High School
Kinkaid School
Leikfelag Kopavogs
Liberty High School Black Box Theatre
Liberty High School Black Box Theatre
Lillian Osborne High School
Lourdes University Drama Society
Lucerne Elementary Secondary
MadLab
MadLab
Manhasset Student Productions
Maquoketa Valley High School
Montville Rotary Club
NCHS Drama Club
Nolan Catholic High School
North Country Union High School
Nova Southeastern University
Oregon-Davis Jr/Sr High School
Palo Alto High School
Parkway Southwest Middle School
Pekin Community High School
Phillips Academy Andover
Phillips Academy Andover
Playfest Santa Barbara
Playmakers’ Readers’ Theatre
Ramseyer Auditorium
Red Barn Theatre
River Falls Community Theater
Rolling Meadows High School
San Leandro High School Dramatic Arts
Santa Barbara City College Theatre Arts Department
Sidwell Friends School
Souhegan High Schoool
South Tama County High School
Speech Club
Stage East
Staley High School
Stratton Players
Tampa Catholic High School
The Gregory School
The Lawrenceville School
Theatre Arts Building
Truman University
University of Northwestern St. Paul
Utica High School Theatre
Verona High School's Spotlight Players
Victoria School of the Arts
Waukee Theatre Arts
Wayne High School
Western Connecticut State University
Westfield Theatre Group
Westtown School

Pemberton

11 Minutes - 2W, 0M

Anna in 2017 meets her twenty-six year-old self in 1991 on the Staten Island Ferry and has the last few minutes of the commute to figure out if the choices she made the last twenty-six years were the right ones.

Colonial Playhouse
South Street Players
Sun Dog Theatre

Precipice

6 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Angela and Ron find themselves on the ninth floor ledge outside their office in the middle of a work day for completely different reasons.

City Theater Company (Miami)
City Theater Company (Miami)
FUSION Theatre
Samuel French
Short and Sweet
Short and Sweet

Prey

13 Minutes - 1W, 3M

Two men stalking the same woman discover that she may or may not be cheating on them with a third.

City Theater Company (Wilmington)
Theatre Neo

Sally Sock

20 Minutes - 3W, 3M

When her Foot loses her at the Laundromat, single sock Sally One tries to find Sally Two and her way back to her Foot, but fate and the other socks in the single sock bin have other plans.

Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga
Everyday Inferno Theatre Company
Secret Room Theatre
Secret Room Theatre
Theatre Neo

Scarlet on Alabaster

7 Minutes - 2W, 0M

A hotel room in Paris 1911.  As La Belle Epoque winds down, so perhaps does the affair of a painter and her muse.

Shelly

7 Minutes - 0W, 1M

Wating on a commuter train platform, Benjamin meets his doppelganger Ben who admits to killing his wife.

Luna Theater

Speed Play

7 Minutes - 1W, 1M

As they eat lunch on a bench in the park, Jackie and Henry play a game where they tell the stories of the strangers walking past before deciding to tell each other’s story.

Acme Theater Productions
Almost Random Theatre
MadLab
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
T. Schreiber Studio

Spit for Tat

9 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Greg and Bernadette fight about whether or not they need to fight as foreplay.

Barking Dog Productions
Nylon Fusion Collective
Over Our Heads' Players
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
Short and Sweet
Short and Sweet
Short and Sweet
Short and Sweet

The Bend in the Tree

16 Minutes - 3W, 3M

When Shana comes home to visit her sick mother, she finds the family in crisis and realizes she just might be part of the problem.

Gallery Players
Theatre Southwest

The Cheever Tapes

17 Minutes - 3W, 4M

A Media Studies professor analyzes frame-by-frame the famous 1999 security camera footage of morgue technician Jeff Cheever miraculously reanimating two corpses with his tongue and pieces together the events that must have lead up to the taping.

Azuka Theatre Collective
Killing My Lobster
Ocelot on a Leash Theater Company
Theatre Neo

The Hard Woo

9 Minutes - 2W, 1M

Jenn decides her fiancé Spencer needs to sow his wild oats before their wedding, but under her strict supervision.

Iron Age Theatre

The Harsh

8 Minutes - 1W, 2M

Best friends Nick and Henry make the painful transition to life after Nick marrying Henry's ex.

FUSION Theatre
Nylon Fusion Collective
Philadelphia Dramatists Center

The Narcoleptic Pillow Fight

9 Minutes - 1W, 1M

A narcoleptic couple in the middle of an argument tries desperately and rather unsuccessfully to stay awake long enough to save their marriage.

AND Theatre Company
AND Theatre Company
Colonial Playhouse
Flying Cat Productions
Fury Theatre
Greenbrier Valley Theatre
MadLab
Madcap Players
North Park Vaudeville
Parish Players
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
Philadelphia Theater Company
Play Club West
Play Club West
Point of Contention Theatre Company
Short and Sweet
South Street Players
Ticket 2 Eternity Productions

The Other Six

7 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Tucker falls in love too easily and today's the day he finally decides to break the news to his wife about the other six. She knows.

Iron Age Theatre
Longwood University
MadLab
South Street Players

The Peach

10 Minutes - 0W, 2M

Jake is a simple man who likes to kill things for his boss, but today his boss wants him dead.

MadLab
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
Playwrights' Round Table
Short and Sweet
Short and Sweet
Source Theatre Company
Wilmington Drama League

The Physics of Now

10 Minutes - 2W, 2M

On the cusp of discovering the key to time travel, physicist grad students Jake and Dagney are confronted with their future selves.

AND Theatre Company
Colonial Playhouse
Ixion Ensemble
Parish Players
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
Source Theatre Company
Source Theatre Company

The Red Play

15 Minutes - 3W, 3M

Militant communists take over a community theater production in Iowa and the actors must find a way to save the day without breaking character.

Brick Playhouse
Secret Room Theatre

The Red Suitcase

9 Minutes - 1W, 2M

When Santa's sleigh breaks down, he is forced to fly commercial back to the North Pole, but only after he gives the last present in his big red suitcase to another lonely traveler. 

AlphaNYC
FACT Theatre
Philadelphia Dramatists Center
Rising Sun Performance Company
Teh World Crime League

The Zombie Aesthete

7 Minutes - 2W, 2M

Chalmers, a rotting corpse with taste and refinement, risks losing his beautiful inarticulate zombie wife Kelly when he tries perhaps too hard to impress their grunting zombie friends.

Brandywine High School
City Theater Company (Wilmington)
Danton Spina Productions
Neumann University
Over Our Heads' Players
Overlap Live
Plays and Players
Shelterbelt Theatre
South Street Players

Third-First Person

10 Minutes - 1W, 1M

Internal monologues of two writers in a coffee shop who nearly meet and nearly fall in love.

AND Theatre Company
Beacon Theatre Company
Playwrights' Round Table
Provincetown Theater
Secret Room Theatre
The Edgemar Center
Wilmington Film Mob

Trolling

9 Minutes - 2W, 2M

Waiting in line behind a red velvet rope to get into a trendy night club, Matt is on a quest to find a woman with standards low enough to date his repellant friend Dave.

Philadelphia Dramatists Center

Unwired

8 Minutes - 1W, 2M

Phil has unplugged from his phone long enough to notice April, an actual human being. Their co-worker Jerry is not happy about it.

Cooperative Performance Milwaukee
Secret Room Theatre

Wet Paper Bag

10 Minutes - 1W, 1M

A woman waits for the bus as man tries desperately to mug her. She is not having it.

Artists Exchange
Theatre Neo
Walking Fish Theatre Company