Premiere the Play
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Premiere the PlayAug 10, 2023
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Xavier George
Join us as we talk with Xavier George, the playwright of Mommy-Person.
Mommy-Person by Xavier George
Anke and Mel, professional, heterosexual women in their late-30s, both want to find love and have children. When the usual approach doesn’t pan out, Anke convinces Mel that they should make a family together—a choice that requires both women to stand up to societal norms and conquer their own fears.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/mommy-person-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Stephen Jared
Join us as we talk with Stephen Jared, the playwright of The Apartment on Yucca.
The Apartment on Yucca by Stephen Jared
Dale Odegard makes money running ‘You Too Can Break Into Show Business’ workshops. Dale’s son, Brian, is a Saturday Morning TV star. What most people don’t realize is that Dale had nothing to do with his son’s success. He walked out of Brian’s life long ago. After not seeing each other for ten years, Brian appears. He gets upset after finding out that his name is being used in the workshops, but he also has a proposition...
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/apartment-on-yucca-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Bridget Grace Sheaff
Join us as we talk with Bridget Grace Sheaff, the playwright of Halfway to the Middle.
Halfway to the Middle by Bridget Grace Sheaff
Jessie and Logan are in a long distance relationship. Over the first year of their relationship, we see them struggle with the distance, their insecurities, and the outside world from inside a little motel room halfway between their two cities.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/halfway-to-the-middle-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Ellen Abrams
Join us as we talk with Ellen Abrams, the playwright of On the Greene at Runnymede.
On the Greene at Runnymede by Ellen Abrams
In 1215, the wealthy and powerful barons of Great Britain rebelled against grumpy, intransigent King John, who had earned their ill will through incessant wars, attempted conquests, increased taxation, and abuses of power. This verse play revisits that insurrection and the disputes behind the creation and signing of the Magna Carta, the document considered by many to be the precursor of the U.S. Constitution.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/on-the-greene-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Martha Barnett
Join us as we talk with Martha Barnett, the playwright of At a Stop.
At a Stop by Martha Barnett
Davey, a kindly, under-confident fella, stumbles across 72-year-old May waiting at a bus stop outside of her nursing home. Suffering from Alzheimer's, May believes she is her 24-year-old self needing to get to Belfast to redress a past mistake involving her sister. When Brian, a healthcare assistant at the nursing home, informs Davey that the bus stop is fake, set up to catch escapee residents, they band together to try to get May back inside without causing too much damage to her... or themselves.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/at-a-stop-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Donald Loftus
Join us as we talk with Donald Loftus, the playwright of The Archway.
The Archway by Donald Loftus
Jeffrey Morrison is a highly successful senior partner at a prominent and extremely conservative Boston law firm. He is very close to achieving his life-long dream; being elected the firm’s Chairman of the Board. Suddenly, this dream is threatened when in the middle of the night, Jeffrey’s degenerate brother, Phillip, breaks into his Beacon Hill townhouse covered in blood. After Phillip confesses to murdering a man, Jeffrey has to decide whether to help his brother or protect his career.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/the-archway-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend
Join us as we talk with Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend, the playwright of Come Again.
Come Again by Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend
Marina Johnson, a Miami hospice nurse, is tapped by Jesus to be God’s climate change prophet, but when Father Carlos, a priest in her neighborhood, arranges a meeting with Florida's Governor Todd Anderson it doesn’t go as planned. Can she help save the world before it is too late?
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/come-again/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: John Minigan
Join us as we talk with John Minigan, the playwright of Queen of Sad Mischance.
Queen of Sad Mischance by John Minigan
Kym thinks she’s lucked into the perfect resume-builder for a biracial college senior determined to find a career in academia: helping renowned feminist scholar Beverly Norden finish her ground-breaking book on Shakespeare’s Queen Margaret before Alzheimer’s makes the task impossible. As the passing months make clear that Beverly’s failing memory is not the greatest obstacle to their work, Kym reassesses her connection with Beverly, Beverly’s son, and academia itself. What can the Margaret story tell her about her own path forward?
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/queen-of-sad-mischance-episode/
Welcome to Season THREE!
Premiere the Play is back with 10 new audio performances of stage plays from contemporary playwrights!
Check out what's coming in Season Three:
Call for Submissions for Season 4!
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
Join us as we talk with Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich, the playwright of The Captives.
The Captives by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
Painting death-row meals on china plates may seem like a quirky artistic endeavor. But Professor’s made quite a name for herself doing just that from the safety of her conservative Midwestern college. As someone who struggles with gender identity, she’s fascinated by this final decision in a life otherwise devoid of options. But now, pressured by her tenure committee, she has her first face-to-face with the next inmate to die — Texas prisoner Trevor Monroe. But Trevor wants a stay of execution — not a final meal — putting Professor uncomfortably front and center in a very public social media frenzy and setting up a series of life-altering events for the artist, the prison warden, and the man about to die. Inspired in part by true events, including the botched 2014 Oklahoma execution of inmate Clayton D. Lockett.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/captives-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Scott Carter Cooper
Join us as we talk with Scott Carter Cooper, the playwright of And Then Galatea Laughed.
And Then Galatea Laughed: A Very Modern Romance by Scott Carter Cooper
George Bernard Shaw is struggling to produce his new play, Pygmalion. With only one day before the first performance, Mrs. Patrick Campbell has just returned from an unannounced three-day holiday and Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree is struggling with the production.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/galatea-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Steve Gold
Join us as we talk with Steve Gold, the playwright of Women and Guns.
Women and Guns by Steve Gold
Female Marine MP, Tiffany Hansen, is sent to Baghdad during the Iraq war, leaving behind her civilian boyfriend in southern California. How will the psychological effect of her deployment and her subsequent accidental killing of an Iraqi girl affect her and her relationship?
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/women-and-guns-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Philip Hall
Join us as we talk with Philip Hall, the playwright of These Arms of Mine.
These Arms of Mine by Philip Hall
Marshall Evans is finally back in his Florida home after the police are done with the investigation. There, two days ago, his partner Judge William Kane was found shot to death. Today in the Great Room of the same house, Marsh is being questioned by a young female African-American detective who goes by the name of Charley. It seems that there are doubts about the Judge’s death. The wealthy Mr. Evans finds the interview insulting, but he plays along. Besides, his bar is well-stocked.
Throughout the evening, Marshall shines - expounding hilariously on such topics as Health, Infidelity, and yes, even Death. But eventually, he is forced to face the truth.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/these-arms-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Donna Latham
Join us as we talk with Donna Latham, the playwright of Best Beware My Sting.
Best Beware My Sting by Donna Latham
Laughter ensues when taming shrews! But what of the troublesome tropes Shakespeare mansplained? Alpha Petruchio is determined to keep his good lady wife Kate dicknotized and submissive. His servant Grumio, who moonlights as a sales rep for Fantasia Tickle Toys, cheers him on. Kate is a former ferocious shrew who caught feelings for Petruchio. She’s very nearly tamed, well on her way to a new identity as a sweet and docile housewife. It’s time to renounce shrewish ways—until O’Felia from the block seizes the moment. Who the hell wants to be tamed? What’s up with this gaslighting? It’s more than a disruption of the intestinal humors...
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/best-beware-my-sting-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Maggie Lou Rader
Join us as we talk with Maggie Lou Rader, the playwright of The Wonder.
The Wonder by Maggie Lou Rader
The Wonder is inspired by the first documented case of spiritual possession in America. Mary Roff's unearthly illness turns her family and the town of Watseka, Illinois, upside down, that is, until Lurancy Vennum follows in her footsteps. The Wonder is a journey of hope, loss, undying familial love, and healing beyond the bounds of this world. Also, it's a ghost story.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/wonder-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Melville Lovatt
Join us as we talk with Melville Lovatt, the playwright of The Powers That Be.
The Powers That Be by Melville Lovatt
Matt and Gary are ‘minding a man’ and awaiting instructions from The Powers That Be. Instructions which will decide the man’s fate, but also, unbeknown to Gary, his own. For Gary, the time has finally come to prove himself to The Powers That Be. ‘It’s an aptitude test of some kind, that’s all.’
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/powers-that-be-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Thomas J. Misuraca
Join us as we talk with Thomas J. Misuraca, the playwright of Cyber-O.
Cyber-O by Thomas J. Misuraca
Richard is having difficulty finding the perfect woman because he is unable to speak to them. Much to his surprise, is autistic co-worker, Elmer, has a knack for the romantic. Posing as Richard, Elmer woos the lovely Liz. But they will soon find that keeping up this charade, while being scrutinized by co-worker, Bonnie, will become too much to handle.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/cyber-o-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Richard Bonte
Join us as we talk with Richard Bonte, the playwright of Venom.
Venom by Richard Bonte
A manipulative psychotherapist, an ambitious patient, and a controlling secretary come together in an explosive cocktail that gets two innocent patients caught up in a dangerous coup.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/venom-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Dan Borengasser
Join us as we talk with Dan Borengasser, the playwright of There's a New God in Town.
There's a New God in Town by Dan Borengasser
When God discovers that someone or something besides Him has been answering the prayers of mortals, He sends Archangel Michael and Satan down to Earth to investigate. Between the two of them, they should be able to determine whether the source is good or evil. Neither one of them particularly likes being associated with the other, but God insists they cooperate to solve the mystery. It turns out there’s another deity at work, which threatens a potential instability in the universe, unless it’s resolved.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/new-god-in-town-episode/
Welcome to Season TWO!
Premiere the Play is back with 10 new audio performances of stage plays from contemporary playwrights!
Check out what's coming in Season Two:
Call for Submissions for 2023!
Calling all Playwrights! Submissions are now open for our 2023 Season... Find out more at https://deanproductionstheatre.com/get-involved/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Thomas L. Durkin
Join us as we talk with Thomas L. Durkin, the playwright of In Lieu.
In Lieu by Thomas L. Durkin
The Old Man is dead. He knows it. Endlessly stuck in a bathroom, the Old Man is doomed repeatedly to recall his life through faces he sees in a deck of playing cards while continuously consuming cheap wine. When Al Adams arrives, the Old Man assumes an alcohol-induced hallucination. But Adams is real and has his own past to relive and recall.
Now Adams and the Old Man, by chance or fate, are trapped in a place from which both are seeking escape. Through memories, they face the worst of their pasts and attain an understanding of the need for helping others in helping themselves.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/in-lieu-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Arianna Rose
Join us as we talk with Arianna Rose, the playwright of Touch the Moon.
Touch the Moon by Arianna Rose
Becca never sees her high school daughter, Miranda, alive again after Miranda leaves for Spring Break to a tropical island. Will Becca ever learn the truth of what happened to her daughter? A play about how humans need to know, and sometimes need to tell, Touch the Moon draws a line between truth and lies and how they intersect.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/touch-the-moon-episode-2/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Jane M. Lee
Join us as we talk with Jane M. Lee, the playwright of Open House.
Open House by Jane M. Lee
Larry is in a committed relationship with Keith, who has recently won a battle with cancer, but when Larry inexplicably answers an ad for a studio apartment, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to another man, Jason. Torn between Keith and Jason, Larry must come to terms with what he truly wants from life.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/open-house-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Donald Loftus
Join us as we talk with Donald Loftus, the playwright of Per.
Per by Donald Loftus
Sweden, 1889. Per Nilsson was declared insane and institutionalized at The Konradsberg Lunatic Asylum in Stockholm, Sweden, after the gruesome murder of his young wife. Now he must fight the ghosts who torment him each night in his asylum cell, as he attempts by day to convince his captors, the psychiatrist and his staff, that he is sane and should be released.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/per-episode/
- BONUS - Playwright Conversations: Lavinia Roberts
Join us as we talk with Lavinia Roberts, the playwright of The Consumer Report Consultant.
The Consumer Report Consultant by Lavinia Roberts
In this short dystopian comedy, David must improve his Consumer Report score in order to land a job.
Meet the Artists: https://deanproductionstheatre.com/consumer-report-consultant-episode/