Lost and Found
4 F, 1M (up to 9 F, 3 M, if desired)
One flexible set/ about 110 minutes
Finders, keepers, losers weepers? Lost
and Found is a play in which losses lead
to surprising new discoveries. Winner of the prestigious
Oregon Book Award in Drama, this highly imaginative
comedy features a variety of characters and situations,
with challenging roles for every member of the cast.
Most of Lost and Found's five
scenes have also been produced as individual shorts,
including two winners of national competitions. While
all involve something missing and something gained, the
interrelated scenes range from the hilarious to the
Think Mink: A comedy
about a mother and her teenage daughter who confront
vast differences in values while dealing with the
disappearance of a mink coat. 2 women, simple set,
runnning time approximately 20 minutes.
Crimes: A young man's childhood
prank snowballs into a full-scale family melodrama.
Hansel and Gretel on Level 5:
A young couple search for their lost rental car in a
huge, multi-level parking garage.
Spitting Image: The
younger brother of twins reveals the secret that saved
him from living in the shadow of his charismatic sibs.
Coffee Klatsch: A
comedy/drama where a polite encounter between three
middle-aged mothers and a young graduate student leads
to peppery confrontations and unexpected revelations
before culminating in a true agreement of hearts and
minds. Cast: 4 F, one in her twenties, three in their
forties. Set: simple interior set, running time: about
The writing is sharp, poignant, and
often very funny, featuring complex, three-dimensional
characters. The structure of blending direct-address
monologue with dialogue is elegant… The monologues take
us deeper into the characters and situations… [and] lift
the play into a higher theatrical stratosphere.
—Oregon Book Award judge, Doug Grissom, Associate
Professor and Head of Playwriting at the University of
Awards and History.
Winner of the prestigious Oregon Book Award, Angus
Bowmer Award in Drama, 2001. Readings at Actors'
Theatre, Talent, Oregon, 2001.
Think Mink, second place in
the national Kernodle New Plays
Competition,2001,selected for the Pentacle Playwrights
Workshop, with staged reading at Pentacle Theatre,
Salem, Oregon, 2001.
Coffee Klatch, one of three
winners of the national Pleiades Theatre Stars of the
Future competition, produced by Pleiades Theatre,
Louisville, Kentucky, 2001,
Unsolved Crimes, selected
for the Pentacle Playwrights Workshop, with staged
readings at Pentacle Theatre, 2000.
Produced by Theatre Quorum, Dallas Texas, Out of the
Loop Festival, 2004. Winner of the Pleiades Theatre
Company, Stars of the Future New Play competition, and
produced at the Pleiades Theatre Festival, Louisville,
Kentucky, 2001. Presented as part of readings of LOST
AND FOUND at Profile Theatre Project, Portland, Oregon,
2002, Readings at Actors' Theatre, Talent, Oregon, 2001.