Writing

Read select scripts and samples here.

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In Loving Memory

(ten-minute)

“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

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” 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

Watch the short film HERE!

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Yesterday/Today

Robert is a writer. Or, well, he wants to be. He's only ever had one good idea, and before he could write it, someone else did. His sci-fi comedy about a parallel universe where The Beatles don't exist... got snatched up by Richard Curtis in 2019 with the movie Yesterday.

What Robert doesn't know is that he is in for a universe-hopping adventure of his own...

With a second chance to write the script he claims was "stolen" from him, will he be able to make something of his trust-fund do-nothing life? Will his boyfriend, Dev, be the same in these other dimensions? Will a new fling arise as the universe twists and turns the relationships in Robert's life?

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.

We Breed Monsters

Rudolph Glass, a.k.a. “The Florist,” is one of the world's most infamous serial killers. His popularity is largely due to the mysterious fate of Jennifer Brooks, a childhood friend who was his final victim... and, some believe, the mastermind behind his killings.
 

Eight years after Jennifer’s death and Rudy's conviction, Rudy's parents, Ethan and Laynie, have done what they can to move on. This is turned upside down when they learn Rudy and Jennifer's story is being turned into a TV drama.
 

Rudy's parents must confront their own demons in the wake of their son's resurfacing popularity. As their personal tragedy is turned into public entertainment, the Glasses must consider their roles in the sins of their son. All the while, they must grapple with what is "true" versus "conspiracy," "fact" versus "fiction."

The Flanagan-Hilton Long Beach Resort

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'll be an especially rough stay for one wreckless Elvis impersonator...

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

Co-authored by Jeremiah Blackman.

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

Casting Call (ten-minute)

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's "Shake-Smash! New Play Festival"

Up In the Air

(ten-minute radio play)

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

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Close Encounters

(one-act)

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)

Barnabas Bundles is just your average Pay-For-Hire Cuddle Buddy. His clientele range 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"