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Short Plays (Volume 3) By Matthew Everett
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This volume includes How To Date A Werewolf (or Lonesome, Wild and Blue), Two Left Feet, and Time Lapse
Short Plays Volume 4 By Matthew Everett
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This collection includes work written for the 2014 and 2015 Minneapolis One-Minute Play Festivals, Little Lifeboats' 2015 holiday show "I Never Eat December Snowflakes," and three different... More > lengths of the play about memory "This Isn't A Horror Story." (Fair warning, one of the plays in the collection is called "Suicide" - others deal with aging and memory loss, still others people of the same sex kissing, mild occasional swearing)< Less
But Not For Love By Matthew Everett
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Eleanor and Ephram, sister and brother, are both getting married on the same day. And they’re each getting married to a man. Patrick, Ephram’s groom, agrees with Eleanor that they all... More > need to make a statement by getting married. But Roland, Eleanor’s groom, and Ephram both just want a simple ceremony and a quiet day. Attraction also blossoms between the minister, known as the Duchess, and a policeman standing guard over the church, Duke. But a secret from the Duchess’ past may prove more of an obstacle than the two of them can overcome. Outside among the protesters, Patrick’s younger brother Jacob hurls a rock through the stained glass window in an effort to keep the wedding from taking place. When the rock draws blood, one couple may not end up getting married today, or any other day. Script commissioned and first produced by Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. Additional sample scenes, monologues, photos and other production information can be found at www.matthewaeverett.com< Less
Short Plays Volume 1 By Matthew Everett
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This volume includes the short plays - “The Bronze Bitch Flies At Noon” - What Jonathan wants for a college graduation present is to lose his virginity. With David - the frat boy he... More > shares a lab station with in chemistry class. - “All Hallows' Eve” - On Halloween, Clifford receives a visit at the AIDS hospice from the psychic Madame Isadora, who channels his pain. Meanwhile, across town, lovers Montgomery and Alfonso perform their own dance of death. - “Blight” - In the ruins of a once-great country, the Pale Man wanders alone, watched over by the malicious spirits of the soldiers he sent to their deaths – male and female, men, women, teenagers and children, all of a different color than his own. The Swarthy Man who the Pale Man thought he’d killed appears to him on the blasted landscape and a final showdown begins. Additional sample scenes, monologues, photos and other production information can be found at www.matthewaeverett.com< Less
Medea & Jason: Rubicon Waltz By Matthew Everett
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Medea tells her sons the tale of an epic love story gone horribly wrong – how the young adventurer Jason met the princess Medea, how the boys’ mother met their father. Medea conjures the... More > other players in the tale, unfolding the origin of the Golden Fleece, and the quest of Jason and the Argonauts. But truth is a slippery thing – depending on the person telling the story, and the reasons they’re telling it. The messier the story gets, the more variations which appear. Throughout, the goddesses and gods of legend meddle in affairs of the human heart. Medea betrayed her father and her country in order to help Jason obtain the Golden Fleece. She helped murder her own brother to aid their escape. Before it was all over, a giant, two kings, and a princess, among others, were dead. And depending on which version you believe, Medea’s sons die as well. But who kills them, and why?< Less
Leave By Matthew Everett
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Seth is a young Marine serving during wartime. Nicholas is his civilian husband who waits back home. In addition to the strain on their relationship caused by distance and absence, they must hide... More > their love for one another behind code words and secret identities because of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the United States military. Temptations also weaken their resolve. Jonas, another young gay Marine in Seth’s unit just coming to terms with his identity, forms an intense bond with Seth overseas. Tyson, a former Army soldier, now works alongside Nicholas. When Seth returns home for leave with Jonas at his side, and post-traumatic stress following him from the battlefield, old relationships are tested, and new ones bloom. In the end, the realities of war call on one man to make the ultimate sacrifice. Additional sample scenes, monologues, photos and other production information can be found at www.matthewaeverett.com< Less
Short Plays Volume 2 By Matthew Everett
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Included in this volume - the Dandelion Snow cycle of short plays (Dandelion Snow, Across Their River, Extra Cheese, & Tools) - When Dana and Ash, two high school sweethearts now in their... More > thirties, meet again in the ruins of their old elementary school, the undertow of old emotional ties threatens to undo their current relationships with others - and the Thirst Collection (Invisible, Head Above Water, Dents, Template, & Head Above Water version 1.0) - Thirst is a series of rotating short plays written in short order as a collaborative exercise between writers and actors to stretch their creative muscles and get some live theater on its feet in front of a live audience that's game for anything - all taking place in a restaurant/bar where the audience has gathered to eat, drink and be entertained without a stage or fourth wall to speak of - thirsttheater.com - Additional sample scenes, monologues, photos and other production information can be found at www.matthewaeverett.com< Less
Studpuppy By Matthew Everett
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Harris likes Ralph who likes Isobel who likes Linc who likes Skippy, who he doesn’t know is Spencer under that dog suit. Harris is struggling to be true to his fabulous self in a butch gay... More > boy’s world. Ralph is trying to get out from under his brother Linc’s shadow. Isobel is trying to free herself from her irrational obsession with Linc. Linc is just trying to hold together the pieces of his broken heart in the wake of his first big breakup. Diana is struggling to come out to Isobel, which is complicated by the fact that Diana has bonded with Isobel over their common religion, but also likes Isobel as more than a friend. And Spencer would like to be more than just the guy in the dog suit at the mall for Linc, but can’t reveal himself to him while on duty - a job he needs to support himself since his parents kicked him out. Script commissioned and first produced by Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. Additional sample scenes, monologues, & more can be found at www.matthewaeverett.com< Less
Make Me By Matthew Everett
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Seth is a photographer in possession of a magic camera that can make people fall in love with him. Nursing a long-time case of unrequited love for his straight best friend Jared, Seth has used the... More > camera to initiate a series of one-night stands with other gay men. When Jared is on the verge of proposing marriage to his lover, Sarah, Seth turns the magic camera on Jared and the two men begin an affair. The fall-out of this act by Seth has both physical and emotional consequences for those closest him - not just Jared and Sarah, but also Randy, Seth’s photography assistant; Grace - Seth’s friend, who knows his secret; her partner Claire - who doesn’t; as well as their seven-year old son, Aidan, who tries to fix things with disastrous results. If you could make someone love you, would you? Should you? More sample scenes available for viewing at www.matthewaeverett.com< Less
But Not For Love By Matthew Everett
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Eleanor and Ephram, sister and brother, are both getting married on the same day. And they’re each getting married to a man. Patrick, Ephram’s groom, agrees with Eleanor that they all... More > need to make a statement by getting married. But Roland, Eleanor’s groom, and Ephram both just want a simple ceremony and a quiet day. Attraction also blossoms between the minister, known as the Duchess, and a policeman standing guard over the church, Duke. But a secret from the Duchess’ past may prove more of an obstacle than the two of them can overcome. Outside among the protesters, Patrick’s younger brother Jacob hurls a rock through the stained glass window in an effort to keep the wedding from taking place. When the rock draws blood, one couple may not end up getting married today, or any other day. Script commissioned and first produced by Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. Additional sample scenes, monologues, photos and other production information can be found at www.matthewaeverett.com< Less