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MUSICAL, FULL LENGTH - Six flawed strangers find themselves trapped in an elevator and evaluating their existence. When a cord snaps and the elevator plummets several stories, they are forced to come to terms with the fact that they are the recently deceased. Facing the prospect of death, they wonder: Are we going up... or down?
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Intermission: Two Johns in the Star Saloon
10 MINUTE PLAY - Based on real events, incompetent bodyguard John Frederick Parker wanders into a tavern during intermission at Ford’s Theater and unknowingly converses with would-be assassin John Wilkes Booth.
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Post Mortem: A Mailman Musical
MUSICAL, FULL LENGTH - A musical comedy celebrating the U.S. Postal Service and its battle to remain relevant as the internet arrives in a small town. Scheduled for production at Amherst College.
FEATURE FILM - Set in the near future, “Fishbowl” examines the struggles of the station’s crew, as they endure the view of a horrific nuclear apocalypse. With Armageddon as its backdrop, the story centers on the gruesome murder of the crew’s commander. Accusations fly. Prejudices surface. As paranoia overwhelms the astronauts, their conflicts begin to echo the destructive results 230 miles below. Based on the novella of the same name from Continuum: Collected Stories of Space and Time.
SHORT FILM - The journey of ten-year-old boy obsessed with tragic irony, an obsession that serves as the foundation of his relationship with his dying grandfather. On Thanksgiving Eve, he enlists the help of an older friend and her brother to deliver him to his grandfather’s house in time for their annual viewing of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He carries with him a precious gift for his grandfather that represents their bond and their shared outlook on the world. But, in the end, the holiday is forever tainted when tragic irony strikes too close to home.
Pulling the Switch
ONE ACT PLAY - Paul Burton Judd is sentenced to die via electric chair. Two prison cooks (inmates themselves) are tasked with prepping his requested last meal: a simple peanut butter & jelly sandwich. When the cooks discover that Judd has a severe peanut allergy and is attempting to take his own life hours before his execution, they are forced into a high-stakes debate about whether or not to proceed. As the prisoners wrestle with the question of forgiveness, it soon becomes clear that one of the men is still struggling to forgive himself.
ONE ACT PLAY - Backstage at the Starburst Chuckle Hut, rising comedian Ankor Chatterjee quarrels with Will Fallow, his under-appreciated opening act. Then come reports of an incoming disaster that might be described as a cosmic joke. It's not funny... Then again, maybe a punchline is the best way to close out the act.
10 MINUTE PLAY - A dark comedy about how Yorick, the court jester of “Alas, poor Yorick” fame, met his untimely end.
Penny For Your Thoughts
SHORT FILM - In a dystopian future, memory is currency. A lovers’ quarrel leads to stolen remembrances.
SHORT FILM - A 1950s thriller follows a deaf woman’s blind date with a bad boy. One of them is a serial killer.
10 MINUTE PLAY - A patent lawyer and a kindergarten teacher approach the concept of childhood from divergent points of view after she discovers that he helped Hasbro trademark the scent of Play-Doh.
SHORT FILM - In 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation made a critical error in transferring records to the Selective Service. Searching the state database, a clerk selected men born between '93 and ’97. However, he neglected to specify the century. As a result, over 14,000 draft notices were issued to men born between 1893 and 1897. In this short film, those long-dead recruits suddenly show up to enlist.
ExorcisZoom: New Host
10 MINUTE PLAY - In 2020, working from home was hard enough. It's even harder when your job involves exorcising demons. A Zoom-impaired priest attempts to guide Alan, a terrified husband, through the process of ridding his wife of Beelzebub.