TRW PRESENTS: SHORT PLAYS, Volume 2 


TRW is pleased to publish this sparkling new collection of ten short plays - comedies and dramas, absurdist and naturalistic - from a wide-ranging group of exciting playwrights. All of the titles below are included in the collection and will be available to read and license soon.

FAKE NEWS

by Doug Wright

Reporting the news today can be dangerous, as anchors Bob Tunley and Fran Mercer of the KLWP News Hour discover in the middle of their live broadcast, when it is interrupted by bizarre and menacing audio and visual clips, and soon the studio crew fears they’re under attack. 

CLEAN SLATE

by Rajiv Joseph

Special agents Angie Mallinson and Vince Lazar want to assure you nothing horrible has happened at the KLWP News Hour.  There are rumors and whispers about a group of vigilantes in Kabuki masks.  Ignore them – no matter what you think you saw. 

AS SLIMY AS YOUNG SNAILS

by Arlene Hutton

After years apart, Christy shows up at the home of Sharon, her older sister, who is now married to Christy’s old friend, Kimberly. A knock at the door forces Christy to reveal she is running from an abusive marriage. The danger causes the sisters to heal their past wounds and address the situation at hand.  

CHRYSALIS

by Craig Pospisil

The caterpillar in Mark’s school science project is not moving.  Whether the creature is alive or dead takes on outsized importance to his mother Kathy, which causes a clash with her husband, Peter.  

DISNEY AND FUJIKAWA

by Lloyd Suh

A meeting in 1942 between illustrator Gyo Fujikawa and animator Walt Disney, as they navigate power, personal responsibility and the art of cartoons in a time of war.

G.O.A.T.

by NGOZI ANYANWU

Three women, Jay, Bonita and Row, have gathered on the rooftop to burn sage and drink the sacred Gatorade.  To pray to the goddess Nike, and the power of Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe. To summon victory for their beloved champion: Serena Williams, the Greatest of All Time. 

LA TRAVIATA

by Lisa D'Amour

Three sisters interrogate family drama and inner transformation on an operatic scale while relaxing on a screened porch in South Louisiana.

LOCKED AND LOADED. CAN I HELP YOU?

by David Ives

Wayne is having a busy morning at his gun shop.  Then Jesus walks in to ask about buying a gun.  Jesus doesn’t know a lot about weapons, but Wayne is happy to assist. In the end Wayne finds that Jesus know a lot more than he seems to.

SWASTIKA

by Elaine Romero

When Miranda’s son is arrested in a graffiti incident at the chapel on campus at a prestigious university, she goes to the jail cell to remind him of who he is. 

TWILIGHT VISIT

by MJ Kaufman

Jonah meets a ghost at a queer dance party the same night a cemetery is desecrated.