Short Plays

Preview copies of many of the scripts are available via links below. Please email if you would like a copy of the complete work or to enquire about performance rights.

The Book Club

A Book Club can be a serious business especially when there is a lack of commitment and criminals next door.

5F
1M
10 min (run time)

Preview the script -  The Bookclub - Extract (85 downloads)

Premiere Production :

2008
Carnivale of the Damned Funny, Dantes
directed by Elizabeth Semmel 
with Andrea McCannon, Charity Shaw, Sarah Oldmeadow, Denise Kuchmar, Pauline Keeley & Ian Rooney

A Cup of Sugar

 Life is a whirlwind for Lizzie and Ben until disappointment challenges them and an architect and his dog move in next door.
1F
2M
10 min (run time)

Preview the script -  ACupExtract.pdf (92 downloads)

Premiere Production :

2008
MelBorn
Melbourne Writers' Theatre
directed by David Bell
with Nicola Wright, Adam Tuominen & Elijah Ungvary

Legends and the Fall

On the battlefield of big business…. there’s a fine line between legend and loser.

2M
1F
10 min (run time)

Preview the script -  Legends and the Fall - Extract (36 downloads)

Premiere Production :
2008
Short & Sweet Melbourne
Arts Centre Melbourne
directed by Larry Boyd
with Alexander Moller, Nathan Geeves and Alisa Ryan

Lying Hound

Lucy and Max have a big problem and with a Lexus on lease and Duncan at the door, time for a solution is running out.

2M,2F
10 min (run time)

Preview the script -  Lying Hound - Extract (32 downloads)

Premiere Production :

2013
Play 6
directed by Beng Oh
with H. Clare Callow, Gordon Briddock, Christina Costigan and
Giovanni Bartuccio

The Painter

Michael is leaving Helen for Nina but who is the mysterious painter of Helen’s house?

2F
1M
10 min (run time)

Preview script - The Painter (80 downloads)

Premiere Production :

2007
MelBorn
Melbourne Writers' Theatre
directed by Tania Le Page
with Bobbi-Lea Dionysius, Marnie Gibson & Phil Roberts

Winner – People’s Choice – MelBorn 2007 – Melbourne Writers’ Theatre

Perfect Stillness

Tim and Annie are writing a eulogy….for someone unexpected.A play about small truths and little lies.

1F
1M
10 min (run time)

Preview script - Perfect Stillness (116 downloads)

Premiere Production :

2006
Short + Sweet
The Arts Centre, Melbourne
directed by Elizabeth Semmel
with Kaori Hamamoto, David Orlando & Andrew Phillips

Winner – Best Overall Play – People’s Choice – Short + Sweet Melbourne, 2006

The Stakeout

Two women with something in common, a pair of binoculars and a Volvo.

2F
10 min (run time)

Preview the script -  The Stakeout Extract (37 downloads)

Premiere Production :

2010
Short + Sweet, Melbourne

Chapel off Chapel 
directed by Helen MacFarlane
with Laura Pike and  Elke Osadnik

The Tea Break

In business, there are reports to be written, phone calls to be made and questions to be  answered….None more important than “Who is drinking the milk?”

2M
1F
10 min (run time)

Preview the script -  The Tea Break - Extract (37 downloads)

Premiere Production :

2009
Short + Sweet, Melbourne

Chapel off Chapel 
directed by Elizabeth Semmel
with Chris Broadstock,  Michael Wannenmacher & Pauline Keeley