One Acts

EVE

Synopsis: After Adam and Eve are ousted from the Garden, they must confront the new world. But, how will they build a new home without reckoning with their underlying resentments.
Themes: Drama, Religion, Marital Relationships
Running Time: Approx. 15 minutes
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man
Notes: Written in blank verse, inspired by Paradise LostEve was featured in the 2013 Harvard-Westlake Playwrights Festival and The Blank Theater’s 2013 Young Playwrights Festival.

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THE SON ALSO RISES

Synopsis: The Son Also Rises explores a group of friend’s rise into adulthood. Jake is a nineteen-year-old on a perpetual gap year from Princeton still trying to figure out who he wants to be. When his high school buddy Josh comes to visit and is introduced to Jake’s new friends: the raucous Will and alluring Andy, the status quo that they all hold so dear gets turned on its head. Will they keep it together long enough to get to the Pampalana Music Festival?
Themes: Youth, College, Sexuality, LGBTQ+, Drinking, Identity
Running Time: Approx. 40 minutes
Cast: 8 (7 with double-casting)
Notes: The Son Also Rises was featured in The Blank Theater’s 2014 Young Playwrights Festival and at the Adams Pool Theater (Harvard College) in 2015.

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Left to right: Arjun Gupta, Matthew Scott Montgomery, and Michael Grant Terry

 

THE LITTLE WHITE MAN MEANS GO

Synopsis: The ​Little ​White ​Man ​Means ​Go ​is ​a ​wacky, ​absurd comedy ​that ​follows ​college ​ friends ​Theo, ​Laura, ​and ​Deena ​as ​they ​navigate ​city-living. ​But ​this ​is ​no ​normal ​city, ​not ​with ​a ​goldfish ​with ​dreams ​of ​the ​stage, ​an information ​succubus ​trying ​to ​break ​through ​the ​glass ​ceiling, ​an agoraphobic neighbor with a penchant for kink parties, and ​a ​mysterious baby! ​As ​Theo, ​Laura, ​and ​Deena ​all ​try ​to ​make ​sense ​of ​the ​world ​around ​them, normality ​continues ​to ​fracture ​until ​not ​even they can tell whether they’re in real life or just another performance art piece from Deena’s museum.
Themes: Comedy, Absurd, LGBTQ+, Entertainment, Friendship, Youth, Dating
Running Time: Approx. 45 minutes
Cast: 6 main (5 with double casting), 2-4 ensemble
Notes: The Little White Man Means Go was featured in the 2017 Harvard Playwrights Festival.

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Left to Right: Julia Belanova (Laura) and Harry Newman-Plotnick (Theo)
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