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.
Production History: Unproduced
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.
Production History: 2019 Capital Fringe Festival (Pipeline Playwrights)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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