The Narcissistic Personality Disorder Radio Show

Comedy, 2F one act play

Who is crazy?

Natasha Woods is the host of The Narsissistic Personality Disorder Radio Show. She is not a licensed therapist, but a family member has the disorder–her mother. When her mother calls into the show to declare her innocence, the boundaries of medical health become blurred.

Produced by Stockyard Theatre Project in September 2001, and presented at the Arlington Center for the Arts, Massachuttes November 2,3, 2001. ****I don’t ask for royalties on this play.

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The Shrinking Wife

Tragic-Comedy 2F, 1M unit Full length

Sex is more important to Van Nuys than ever before now that he is healthy again. However, his wife is weakening in health due to natural aging. A kind neighbor becomes the target of his obsession.

After a coronary bypass, Van is ready to live the life he once led when he was in his younger days. However, Mabel cannot keep up with his pace because while he was healing, she started failing in health. Van, somewhat accepting his wife’s inability to perform, starts to flirt with an unsuspecting neighbor fifty years his junior. This neighbor, Ana Cabrillo-Sherman, is new to the area, having escaped the big city with her doctor husband for a rural, calmer life. As Ana misinterprets Van’s ‘craziness’ Mabel appears to be shrinking from being ignored and pushed aside.

Staged reading with Mutt Rep at the Producer’s Club in New York, staged reading at Chicago Dramatists Workshop

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Tower of Babel, Inc.

Comedy 3M, 2F one set one act

The corporate office mandates the English-Only rule and suddenly, the executives have forgotten English and are speaking in other languages.

Executives meet and discuss the matters of the day. A discussion ensues on how they do not want the custodian to speak any other language but English. Despite protests from another executive, they mandate an English-Only rule. Then, the executives cannot understand each other. They have lost the ability to speak English and are speaking in languages they hate.

Staged reading at the Strawdog Theatre’s Crossing Borders Festival (1995)

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U Got The Look

Synopsis of U Got the Look

It is Rich’s dream to be the perfect actor for every role, but as a new actor in Los Angeles, is he better off changing his name to fit the mold? What about his look? Is he not Latino looking, or is he too Latino looking? He doesn’t even speak Spanish, so is that creating some acting road blocks? He meets Manilla who gives him a special power to be the perfect look to fit roles. All is wonderful for awhile, but it comes with a huge price. He must find a way to return to who he was, or lose all that he had prior to the spell.

Quick Blurb:

Rich Gomez, an inspiring Latino actor, meets a Palm Reader who gives him a potion to be the perfect actor for every role, even roles he doesn’t want

U GOT THE LOOK

Cast:
Rich Gomez…………… Light Skin Latino, 20’s
Manilla/can be ensemble.. African-Cuban Palm Reader
Cindy/can be ensemble…. Rich’s agent, 30-38
Juan/can be ensemble….. Latino actor. 25-35
Tiffany/can be ensemble.. Rich’s girlfriend, 20-25
Ensemble to play various characters…. Any ages and races

Ensemble characters:
Man in Charge, Lupe (Latino guy), Ray Bradbury (Latino), Darth, Tech (Latino), Other Tech (Latino), Casting director#1, Casting director #2, Director, Rich’s Mom (Latina), Message voices #1, #2, #3, Assistant Director, Producer, Actor #1, Actor #2, Eager Beaver Actor, Fan(Girl), Director #2, Director #3, Director #4, News Person, Entertainment Tonight Anchor, Josh Winthrow, Policeman, Director A, Director B, Director C, Director D, Director Z, Playwright (girl)

Cast ratio: M 5+, F 5+, any gender 20+

Play History:

The play has had a living room reading in Los Angeles, a table reading at New Dramatists in New York, and a workshop at Cerritos College in Southern California. That’s it for history, but not for my dedication to make this play resonate.

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Waiting Women

Comedy 9F, 2M unit Full lengthPearl Hart recounts her life as the notorious ‘Bandit Girl’ in the style of a Wild West Show. True accounts.

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show is the platform where the notorious Pearl Hart begins to tell of her magnificent life as the ‘Bandit girl.’ She takes us through her earlier life as a miner, and to a stage coach robbery she herself planned which resulted in an unbelievable celebrity trial. She’s then confined to the Yuma Territorial Prison with cell mates of color. While in prison, she is constantly pursued by newspaper reporters who give her fine things for photograph opportunities. Pearl’s many liberties in the prison creates havoc. Also creating havoc is that Manuela, another cell mate, came to prison pregnant. The townspeople do their best to get Manuela a pardon, but they fail in the attempt. A baby is then born in the prison. Pearl suspects Manuela’s lack of release was due to racism. This play is a whirl wind of fun and actual portrayals of women of the west.

World Premiere at Mutt Repp May 1997, workshop production at Chicago Dramatists, Texas Hispanic playwrights Festival.

‘…good roles for women and actors of color…accomplishes this goal brilliantly.’Off-Off Broadway Review

Waiting Women to be produced by HANFORD MULTICULTURAL THEATER COMPANY in 2018

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