Fighting Mr. Right

A rom-com with a twist.

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Synopsis

After a great first date, a young man learns there are rules to follow if he wants to get to second base, or even to a second date.

A romantic comedy about how the possibility of love is worth fighting for.

Screen adaptation currently in pre-production.

Roles

  • Female: 1
  • Male: 1
  • Total roles: 2
Marla
A young single woman, awkward, eager, excited, scared
Joel
A young single man, doing his darndest

Setting & Set Requirements

Set in the living room of a small apartment, sparely furnished.

Awards

  • Best of Fest, Rover Dramawerks, Plano, TX 2017
  • Winner, Nantucket Short Play Festival, MA 2016
  • First Place, Storefront Theater, Waxhaw, NC 2016
  • Audience Favorite, Diez Minutos, San Miguel, Mexico 2015
  • Best of Festival, Minnesota Shorts Festival, Mankato, MN 2011

Productions

  • 2023 – Pymble Players, Australia
  • 2023 – Melfort Amateur Dramatics, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 2022 – Winding Road Theater Ensemble, AZ
  • 2022 – Drunken Owl Theater, Seattle, WA
  • 2021 – Nantucket Short Play Group, MA
  • 2020 – Colonial Playhouse, PA
  • 2018 – Minnesota Short Best of Fest, MN
  • 2018 – Bakersfield Community Theater, CA
  • 2018 – Staged Right Theater, GA
  • 2018 – Phoenix Stage Company, CT
  • 2017 – TheatriVasles, France
  • 2017 – Rover Dramawerks, TX
  • 2017 – Short + Sweet, Sydney, Australia
  • 2016 – SLAM Boston Diverse Voices Theater, MA
  • 2016 – Short + Sweet, Canberra, Australia
  • 2016 – Short + Sweet, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2016 – Nantucket Short Play Festival, MA
  • 2016 – Storefront Theater, NC
  • 2015 – BlackBook Theater, NY
  • 2015 – Monsterbox Theater, MI
  • 2015 – New American Theater, CA
  • 2015 – Two Muses, MI
  • 2015 – Diez Minutos, San Miguel Mexico
  • 2015 – Little Fish Theater, CA
  • 2015 – Ghost Dog Productions, London, England
  • 2014 – East End Literary Salon, London, England
  • 2014 – Fireworks Festival, London, England
  • 2014 – Moonlight Stage, NC
  • 2014 – King’s Players, WA
  • 2014 – KPBX radio stage (performed as radio play), WA
  • 2014 – New American Theater, CA
  • 2013 – Whitefire Theater, CA
  • 2013 – New American Theater, CA
  • 2013 – Ticket 2 Eternity Productions, NY
  • 2013 – Academy Theater, GA
  • 2013 – ACME Theater, MA
  • 2012 – Festival of Contemporary Drama, Madrid, Spain
  • 2012 – Artists Exchange, RI
  • 2012 – KYRS Radio, Spokane Radio Theater, WA
  • 2012 – Colonial Playhouse, PA
  • 2012 – Blue Slipper Theater, MT
  • 2012 – EBE Ensemble, NY
  • 2012 – Flathead Valley Community College, MT
  • 2012 -Shelterbelt Theater, NE
  • 2011 – Best of 10×10 Festival in the Triangle, NC
  • 2011 – Minnesota Shorts Festival, MN
  • 2011 – Little Red Studio Erotic Shorts Festival, Seattle, WA
  • 2010 – Kernodle New Play Competition, AR
  • 2010 – ArtsCenter, NC
  • 2010 – Philly’s Primary Stages, PA

Sample

Marla: I truly had a great time with you, and I’m dying to see you again.  It would just kill me if you didn’t call tomorrow.  Really, I’ve had butterflies all evening, the good kind, the kind where you just want to jump up and down and squeal “He likes me!  We’re on a date!  I’m so happy!”

 Joel: I had those, too.  The manly version, of course.  But?

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