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10-MINUTE PLAYS

Eric is an eight-time finalist for the Heideman Award in Actor’s Theatre of Lousiville’s National 10-Minute Play Contest. Several short pieces (e.g. Ride, Cater-Waiter, Floating) were later developed and expanded into full-length plays. All require a minimal set.

THE ADVENTURE
Published in Poems & Plays #18 LINK
Also in Young Women’s Monologues, Vol.3 (Meriwether)
1F
The journey of a woman who lives by the railroad tracks.

BE MORE FUNNY
Independent Play(w)rights - Winner
2F
An opera diva answers the age-old question: What is funny?

BEAR ESSENTIALS
3F/2M
Premiere: The Barrow Group Fast Play Fest
Four friends encounter a bear in the woods.
Now, how to make him leave?

A BOWL OF SOUP
Published in An Anthology of Contemporary
American Plays (English & Chinese)
2M
Premiere: HERE, NYC
After the loss of Rob’s partner, Rob’s brother, Eddie, tries to get him to talk.

CATER-WAITER
(10-minute version)
Heideman Award Finalist
2M
Premiere: Westbeth Arts Center, NYC
The story of two gay waiters at a Republican fundraiser.
Basis of the short film starring David Drake, Tim Deak, John Kelly and Lisa Kron.

CITY OF LOST SOULS
Heideman Award Finalist
1F/1M
Premiere: Makor Center, NYC
A mismatched romance on the subway.

THE COAT
A short opera
Music by Steven Ebel
2F and piano
Premiere: Cantiamo Opera, NYC
An older woman and her younger self remember their husband.

CURTAIN RAISER
Heideman Award Finalist
1F/1M
Premiere: Center Stage, NYC
A young couple transforms an abandoned building into a theater.

FAITH
Published in An Anthology of Contemporary American Plays (English & Chinese)
Heideman Award Finalist
2M
Premiere: Orange Thoughts, NYC
A man with a secret confronts a priest in a confessional.

FLOATING
(10-minute version)
Heideman Award Finalist
1F/2M
Premiere: Actors & Writers
A lyrical piece about a young man who visits his parents in Brooklyn.

IBIS
Published in Poems & Plays #16
2M
Premiere: Orange Thoughts at TBG Studios
Starring Neal Huff & Joel Rocks
A son convinces his dad to talk about his own father.

LADY LIBERTY AND THE DONUT GIRL
Heideman Award Finalist
NYC 15-Minute Play Festival Semi-Finalist
1F/1M
Premiere: Turnip Theater & Old Globe Theatre
Two teenagers meet unexpectedly on Main St.

PERSONAL REFERENCE
1F/2M
Premiere: The Barrow Group Fast Play Fest
What if your best friend asks for a life-changing
recommendation that you don’t want to write?

RIDE
(10-minuste version)
‘IN 10’ festival of plays with strong roles for young women - Finalist
2F
Premiere: Vital Theatre Company, NYC
Samuel French Best Short Play Festival
For two high school girls working at a farm stand, things are not as they seem.

THE STATUE OF BOLIVAR
Heideman Award Finalist
2F
Premiere: Makor Center, starring Melissa Leo
A woman’s worst nightmare is realized when her date sends his surly teenage daughter in his place.

SWEET HUNK O’TRASH
2M
Premiere: Circle in the Square Downtown, NYC
A garbage man and an actor connect more than they imagined.

THE TABLE
Heideman Award Finalist
3F/1M
An old farm table facilitates an unexpected family reunion.


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