Scripts

Theatre

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Clink, Clink

full-length // 2 hours // Romance/Dramedy

story by Izzy Chern

90's kids need love stories, too.

Just 7 years old, Elliot and Olivia met in 1994 — an era of pizza rolls, Nickelodeon cartoons, and Ace of Base. Travel through time as these girls grow up, navigating the blurred lines of love and friendship.

Coming-of-age into their own queer identities, Elle and Olive must come to terms with who they are and where they are going.

Spanning 28 years, Clink, Clink is the love story of a lifetime.


World Premiere: December 9—18, 2022

2¢ Lion Theatre Co.

"Kevin Douglas’ script is excellent. It’s a powerful exploration of a relationship that transcends time ... ultimately it’s a highly relatable love story about how damn complicated human relationships can be. Douglas is writing beyond his years, displaying a level of understanding and appreciation for that reality that’s quite impressive."

- Alex Miller, OnStage CO Review of Clink, Clink

"Douglas’ script, often as funny as it is heartbreaking, explores their love for one another and their opposing views on happiness. Fundamentally, despite their shared queer identities and lifelong friendship, the two women have different visions of what they want in life. "

- Toni Tresca, Boulder Weekly Review of Clink, Clink

Yesterday/Today

one-act // 50 mins // Comedy/Sci-Fi

A failing comedy writer, whose only good idea was "stolen" by Yesterday (2019) screenwriter Richard Curtis, wakes up in a parallel universe with the chance to finally write the screenplay of a lifetime... the problem? He can't stop universe-hopping, leaving him stranded in an increasingly strange multiverse.


NOTE: You don't have to know the movie Yesterday (2019) to enjoy this script. You just have to be kind of a phony, sometimes.


World Premiere: June 23—26, 2022

2¢ Lion Theatre Co./Denver Fringe Festival

"A playful, touching, and captivating story performed with feeling and passion. Yesterday Today has a wonderfully original plotline that has just enough twists and turns to keep you on your toes, and at the same time manages to keep you laughing all the while.
- Jon Michael, Denver Fringe Attendee

In Loving Memory

one-act // 10 mins // Dark Comedy/Dramedy

Thank you for coming to Mr. Squirrel’s funeral. Andrew’s so excited to see you. Don’t be concerned if he shakes your hand or leans in for a hug. That’s just the kind of kid he is.


In Loving Memory, an immersive 10-minute play, invites you to meet Andrew, a lonely teenager who has decided to put on a funeral for some roadkill. Watch as he eulogizes, dances, and weeps over this poor woodland creature — along the way, coming to terms with his own heart-wrenching home life.


World Premiere: August 23, 2019 at Lon Chaney Theater

Part of Davin Roark's Short Play Festival

“It's always a pleasure to read something so original that it really makes you sit up and take notice. 'In Loving Memory' is such a piece in which Kevin Douglas leads us along a path which, at first, appears to be cute and slightly comic, but which leads to high emotion and deeper, darker thoughts. It's very clever and startling. This is a smart and innovative piece of writing.”
- Paul Smith, New Play Exchange

We Breed Monsters

full length // 90 mins // Mystery/Crime

How do people become monsters?


A son becomes one of the world's most infamous serial killers. But some believe his final victim was the real mastermind behind his murders. When the story is pitched for a TV adaptation, a killer's parents must revisit this tragedy as they grapple with the sins of their past and present.


Professional Workshop: NextStage Theatre Company, October 2020


First Day

one-act // 10 mins // Dark Comedy

In this darkly dry vignette, a young man seduces the priest at his homophobic grandfather's funeral.



Professional Workshop: Curious Theatre Company, January 2023


The Flanagan-Hilton Long Beach Resort

co-authored by Jeremiah Blackman

full-length // 2 hours // Murder Mystery/Comedy

It's Val's first day at the rundown, rebranded Flanagan-Hilton Long Beach Resort. At a place like this, you shouldn't expect the highest level of customer service. But it will be an especially rough stay for one wreckless Elvis impersonator...


In this murder-mystery farce, watch, laugh, and crack the case with a bumbling security guard, a washed-up actor, and someone who may or may not be an alien.

World Premiere: November 7-9, 2019. Green Mountain High School.


Casting Call

one-act // 10 mins // Dark Comedy

Martin's a lowly coffee-runner in the Big Apple. Benjamin's a highly underqualified actor who wants to be the next Marlon Brando. Can these star-crossed lovers come together to pull off the impossible: a One-Man Hamlet?


World Premiere: December 8, 2018 at Laughing Pig Theatre


Part of Laughing Pig Theatre's "Shake-Smash! New Play Festival"


Up In the Air

one-act radio play // 10 mins // Dark Comedy

Danica just won an all-access around-the-world trip with her favorite popstar. Jaiden's a journalist trying to make ends meet.

Topher's just here to party.


But this booze-fueled party plane is not what it seems. The destination is ever-changing. Food is running out. We may never touch ground -- and we're yet to see our beloved superstar.


Once this flight of fancy takes off, the question remains: will these party people ever get back to ground-level?


World Premiere: May 1, 2020 with Pandemic Collective

Part of Project Outbreak

Listen here (timestamp: 16:50)


Close Encounters

one-act // 25 mins // Comedy

Rick and Stanley live in opposite worlds.


Rick, an outspoken Oklahoman with lots of conspiracy theories, puts his foot in his mouth like it’s nobody’s business.


Stanley, a flamboyant New York artist, runs his Air-BnB a little differently than most hosts.


When these two find themselves to be temporary roommates, they must overcome the miles of difference between them.


World Premiere: July 28, 2017 at Curious Theatre Co. (staged reading)

Part of Curious Theatre's "Uprising! CNV Companion Plays"


Barnabas

one-act // 35 mins // Comedy

Barnabas Bundles is just your average Pay-For-Hire Cuddle Buddy. His clientele ranges from exasperated journalists to hotheaded dancers with codependency issues.


When an old flame signs up for his services, Barney must face his past and come to terms with his present.


World Premiere: July 28, 2017 at Curious Theatre Co. (staged reading)

Part of Curious Theatre's "Curious New Voices"