Join the Circus: A Collection of Short Plays

Experience the consequences of puberty, the afterlife of a runner, a nightmarish audition, a psychotic Craigslist couple, and competing spermatozoa as you ride this collection of serious and not so serious short plays by Stacy Davidowitz.

 

Short Plays include:

 

PINK!

Run. Run. Stop.

Lady and the Vamp

The Lauren Play

Little Me; or The Fertility Play

Published by Indie Theater Now 2012 - 2017

Scared Little Bunny

Tess and Stella used to be best friends. But then . . . The Regime. Public Schools are Catholic Schools. Expulsion is The Basket. Abortions are illegal. NO PINK YARN. As the divided friends plan their presentation for World History class, they join forces to punch history in the balls. 

 

Produced by Amios Theater Company's Shotz at The Kraine, NYC.

 

The Shotz Process:

Called a "theatrical time bomb" by The New York Times, 6 playwrights get a week to write a short play based around 3 conditions and a theme. A crack team of actors and directors is assembled to put them up. They get a week of rehearsal and it’s go time.

The Stirs of Tomorrow

Mel & Cortney are sisters. Well, half. And estranged. From their dad's affair. Now sixteen and living on opposite sides of the country, they are reunited for the first time since they found out about each other six years ago. And what do they learn when left alone to bond? Life sucks. A lot. But surprisingly, they might just be what the other needs to pull through. 

 

Produced at Taipei American School in Taipei, Republic of China. 

Talk to Moi, America!

A deranged series of ten minute plays about two early morning talk show hosts. Each episode features quirky, semi-psychotic guests like the creator of breast milk ice cream and a rabbi who owns a bar called Bar Mitzvah. 

 

Produced by #serials at The Flea, NYC and directed by Dominic Spillane and Liz Carlson. 

 

Also through #serials:

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SECTOR SEVEN
directed by Brian Smith
featuring The Bats of UPS

Waiting for Krabbs

A week after Krabbs awakes from a car crash-induced coma, 15-year-old Kellogs awaits him in a walk-in closet at a party. The guys dare her to “sexually revive” him. Except she's wasted. And gay for Bex. It's not until weirdo Jenga arrives in the closet through a secret passageway, that Kellogs finds an out. 

 

Produced by Amios Theater Company's Shotz at The Kraine, NYC.

 

The Shotz Process:

Called a "theatrical time bomb" by The New York Times, 6 playwrights get a week to write a short play based around 3 conditions and a theme. A crack team of actors and directors is assembled to put them up. They get a week of rehearsal and it’s go time.

The Lauren Play

Upper East Siders Lauryn and Loren Dotenbury put an ad out on Craigslist for a babysitter. They're absolutely delighted when Lauren shows up for the interview. If only they had a baby...

 

Produced by Amios Theater Company's Shotz at Under St. Marks, NYC.

 

The Shotz Process:

Called a "theatrical time bomb" by The New York Times, 6 playwrights get a week to write a short play based around 3 conditions and a theme. A crack team of actors and directors is assembled to put them up. They get a week of rehearsal and it’s go time.

 

Published by: 
Indie Theater Now

As part of 
JOIN THE CIRCUS: A Collection of Short Plays 

by Stacy Davidowitz

2012 - 2017

Little Me; or The Fertility Play

Little Me; or The Fertility Play is a cute zygote of a piece that explores genetic engineering via an emotional, high stakes interrogation of a husband in Sperm Bank of the Future, eager to impregnate his wife. If a woman could make a designer baby with her fantasy man, rather than her husband, would she? As Ernest and his wife’s male fantasy Ivan compete, so do their spermatozoa. In the end, what’s more perfect: engineering a baby to have the perfect genes or making an imperfect baby whose imperfections make him or her perfectly part of the family?

 

Produced by Amios Theater Company's Shotz at Under St. Marks, NYC.

 

The Shotz Process:

Called a "theatrical time bomb" by The New York Times, 6 playwrights get a week to write a short play based around 3 conditions and a theme. A crack team of actors and directors is assembled to put them up. They get a week of rehearsal and it’s go time.

 

Published by: 
Indie Theater Now

As part of 
JOIN THE CIRCUS: A Collection of Short Plays 

by Stacy Davidowitz

2012 - 2017

Run. Run. Stop.

Run. Run. Stop. reveals the fractured journey of a runner who is only able to make sense of her relationships after being the victim of a fatal car crash. (Running time: 15 minutes)

 

Production History:

 

  • Williamstown Theater Festival, Dir. Rachel Dart, 2013

  • Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, Dir. Brian Smith, Lion Theatre, NYC, 2011

  • Complete Theatre Company’s One-Act Festival, Dir. Annie Ward / Richmond Shepard Theatre, NYC, 2011

  • Shortened Attention Span Festival, Dir. Brian Smith / Players Loft, NYC, 2009

  • Rubicon Theatre Project’s Kassi Fest, Dir. Juan Castaneda / Stage Left Theatre, Chicago, 2009

  • Beyond Convention 3 Festival, Dir. Christina Acero / Hunger Artists, CA, 2009

  • 10th Annual EstroGenius Festival Finalist, Manhattan Theatre Source, 2009

  • Boston Playwrights Festival Finalist, Boston Theatre Marathon, 2007

 

Published by:
Indie Theater Now

As part of 
JOIN THE CIRCUS: A Collection of Short Plays 

by Stacy Davidowitz

2012 - 2017

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