PLAYS

Swimming Up The Sun

At age 22, Nicki set out to find her English birth parents, a Jewish father and a mother believed to be an artist. The adventure led to a kaleidoscope of relationships with one dark secret at its center. Adapted from the memoir of the same title.

Swimming Up the Sun (PDF; 92 pages)

Full length play – 110 minutes / 8 characters

Swimming Up the Sun is licensed for production by Apippa Publishing Company.

Contact:  Nicole@NicoleJBurton.com

Production History: Unproduced

Nicole J. Burton
Mr. Bee-Zoo's Lunch

To Amazon or not to Amazon, that is the question. A comic documentary.

Mr. Bee-Zoo's Lunch (PDF; 11 pages)

One act - 10 minutes / 3 characters

Mr. Bee-Zoo's Lunch is licensed for production by Apippa Publishing Company.

Contact:  Nicole@NicoleJBurton.com

Production History: 2019 Capital Fringe Festival (Pipeline Playwrights)

Tattooed Bastards

In a dystopian near future, an adopted woman demands her human rights.

Tattooed Bastards (PDF; 11 pages)

One act - 15 minutes / 3 characters

Tattooed Bastards is licensed for production by Apippa Publishing Company.

Contact:  Nicole@NicoleJBurton.com

Production History: Unproduced

A Natural History of My Husband's Cars

From the '61 Mercury Station Wagon to the '72 Oldsmobile to the '90 Plymouth Laser--take a ride through one man's automotive life and times.

A Natural History of My Husband's Cars (PDF; 26 pages)

Multimedia performance - 60 minutes / 2 characters

A Natural History of My Husband's Cars is licensed for production by Apippa Publishing Company. Contact:  Nicole@NicoleJBurton.com

Production History: Produced at the "We Are Takoma" Series at the Takoma Park Community Auditorium, Takoma Park, Maryland on July 29, 2011.

Dirty Questions

A Department of Energy official uncovers a nuclear weapons waste cover-up and ignites a chain reaction of revenge and revelation.

Dirty Questions (PDF; 75 pages)

90 minutes / 11 characters / 8 actors required

Production History: Readings at Kennedy Center, DC; Church Street Theater, DC; Winner, Muhlenburg College Art in the Nuclear Age Festival, PA

Starman, Wish Me Luck

It's Christmas Eve. Contessa is afraid intruders will invade her tiny apartment. Starman, living on the streets of Washington, D.C, believes he's the crown prince of Galicia. In a downtown park on the coldest night of the year, Contessa and Starman struggle to give each other a future.

Starman, Wish Me Luck in Short Stuff: Ten to Twenty Minute Plays for Mature Actors

45 minutes / 2 characters (1 man, 1 woman) / unit set

Production History: Source Theatre, DC; World Bank Theatre, DC; Boulder Theater Company, CO

To produce Starman, apply to Dramatic Publishing

Dep Love

When Hazel is sent by the school for abandoned children to Alma's hair salon, the eight-year-old gets more than a shampoo; she gets love. War breaks out and Alma's family must return to Egypt. Can Alma convince Hazel she's not abandoning her? Second place winner in the 1990 Source Theater Summer Festival.

Dep Love in Two Plays by Nicole Burton

10 minutes / 2 characters

Winner, Source Theater 10-Minute Play Competition, DC

Freudian Slip

Set in an office and featuring actors of diverse backgrounds, this short comedy turns on a play on words and pokes fun at the Freudian concept.

Freudian Slip in Two Plays by Nicole Burton

20 minutes / 2 Characters

Production History: Source Theater Festival, DC

The Memory Club of America

When a woman runs for president of this prestigious club, she makes news and trouble.

10 minutes / 4 characters

Production History: Vienna Senior Theater Company, VA

The Memory Club of America in Short Stuff: Ten to Twenty Minute Plays for Mature Actors

To produce The Memory Club of America, apply to Dramatic Publishing

Nicole J. Burton
The Fair Baby

While searching a will, Matt and Sis discover a skeleton in the trunk of their mother's basement. A dark comedy.

The Fair Baby (PDF; 28 pages)

30 minutes / 2 characters

Production History: Reading at MetroStage, VA

For production information, contact Nicole@NicoleJBurton.com

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