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Christopher Kyle

playwright/screenwriter

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Short Plays Available for Production
 
For reading copies or more information on these plays, please inquire via the contact page.
 
 
 
Sling

1m, 1f
 
One Set
 
Approx. 20 minutes
 
In a big city apartment building, an uptight young woman introduces herself to her neighbor after years of wondering what he's really like. But the mysterious Maximilian turns out to be far more than she bargained for... Newly written and unproduced, SLING is a reality-bending comedy about the strangers who live next door.
 
 

Rachel
 
 
1f (plus recorded voice of 1m)
 
One Set
 
Approx. 15 minutes.
 
In this haunting and visually arresting short play, a young woman listens to a tape recording of her lover breaking up with her as she prepares to take a bath. By the time the conversation on the tape player has finished, she has quite literally made herself disappear. Premiered at Tiny Mythic Theater Company's "American Living Room Series" in New York City.
 
 
 
Berlin
 
 
2f
 
One Set
 
Approx. 10 minutes
 
Shortly after the end of the Cold War, a young woman visits Berlin, where her father was once stationed as an American soldier. Longing for some connection to the man who abandoned her as a child, she unburdens herself to a German woman she meets in a patisserie. But the chasm of language and culture is difficult to bridge... Premiered at the Village Gate One Act Festival in NY.
 
 
 
Dessert at Waffle House, Breakfast Anytime
 
 

2m, 2f
 
Unit Set
 
Approx. 30 minutes
 
A young man leaves his mildly retarded brother in the care of a diner waitress so he can prowl a local bar for female companionship. This gentle, funny play follows the brothers' fumbling attempts to connect with the opposite sex and, ultimately, with each other. Premiered at West Coast Ensemble in LA.
 
"Distinguished...ambitious...Christopher Kyle's DESSERT AT WAFFLE HOUSE, BREAKFAST ANYTIME [is] a mellow tone poem set in a late-night diner and nearby bar. Four lonely characters in assorted stages of malaise are touchingly rendered..." - LA TIMES
 
"A bittersweet look into the lives of four late-night loners who meet and part. It is a happily humble homage to the universal need for love and companionship." - DRAMA-LOGUE


 
Pacific Rim
 
 

 

2m, 1f

 

One Set

 

Approx. 20 minutes

 

A comedy about a divorcing couple who meet at an airport cafe to arrange the final disposition of their marital property. The unexpected appearance of an acquaintance from their far happier past triggers the possibility of a reconciliation... Premiered at Westbeth Theatre Center in NY.

 

 

 

 

The Weird Sisters
 
 
3f (plus 1 offstage voice)
 
One Set
 
Approx. 10 minutes
 
In the dressing room of a community theater, three actresses preparing to go onstage plot against the actor who has just dumped one of them. An amusing riff on the curse associated with Shakespeare's Scottish Play. Premiered at Playwrights Studio Theater, Milwaukee.
 
 
 
Gilbert Park
 
 
 
3m
 
One Set (bare stage or apron)
 
Approx. 20 minutes
 
Three would-be thieves plot the robbery of a convenience store in their dead-end hometown and run into difficulty... A fast-paced comedy for young actors (teens/20s). Not professionally produced.