List of Plays

To inquire about my plays, please contact:

Leah Hamos c/o The Gersh Agency, 41 Madison Ave, 33rd Floor, New York NY 10010

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ONE ACTS

MAN. KIND

Ten Minute Comedy
1M, 1F

Dalfede is being chased by Lothar and she needs Credo’s help.  Credo must decide to help Dalfede and save mankind in the process, or smoke his weed.  It’s a tough choice for Credo.

Published in The Best American Short Plays 2015-2016, Applause Books, ed. Bill Demastes

Produced by The Working Theater Director’s Project “TO SERVE AND PROTECT”, New York

Directed by Nathaniel Claridad

Credo…………………….Bradley Anderson

Dalfede………………………….Lucy DeVito

2015 Salon Q&A

TOMMY VOLT AND THE LIGHTNING GIRL

Ten Minute Comedy
1M, 1F

Tommy Volt, world famous rockstar is forced to do battle with Lightning Girl in order to keep his super mysterious rock and roll powers.

Performed as part of The 52nd Street Project’s Nobody’s Perfect, Plays with Tragic Flaws, New York

Directed by Natalie Martin

 

Lightning Girl…………………………..Stasia Bree Quinones

Tommy Volt………………………….Gerardo Escamilla


SEXT THERAPY (formerly LOVE 160)

Ten Minute Comedy
1M, 2F

Dan and Christina seek help from Dr. Scott, a sex therapist, but soon finds out she’s a different kind of doctor.

Performed as part of  Tiny Rhino’s February Drinking Show, Brooklyn, New York

Directed by Sherri Barber

 

Dr. Scott…………………………..Charise Greene

Christina………………………….Aurea Tomeski

Dan…………………………………Ryan Feyk

Performed as part of  The Pack Lounge Series 3: Mistaken Identity at The Robert Moss Theater, New York

Directed by Scott Ebersold

 

Dr. Scott…………………………..Gayton Scott

Christina………………………….Christina Shipp

Dan…………………………………Simon Kendall


FAT UGLY VAMPIRE

Ten Minute Comedy
1M, 2F

Philip and Megan are friends with benefits. When Philip professes his love for Megan, she points out certain physical aspects of Phil that are less than desirable to her. Also, he’s a Vampire.

Performed as part of NEVER DISCONNECTED 2 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York

Directed by Don Nguyen

 

Phlip Feru…………………………..Chris Van Strander

Megan Megan………………………….Christina Shipp

Narrator…………………………….Bonna Tek


THE IMAGINARY ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS

The Imaginary Association of Flight Attendants is a collection of monologues and vignettes examining the public and private lives of high altitude airline attendants and their attempt at navigating the not so friendly skies.

Workshop – January 16-18 2014

Directed by Sherri Barber

Actors……………………………………Charise Greene, Meryl Williams, Margaret Hee, Evelyn Spahr

Choreographer………………………….Caitlin Bailey

Sound Designer/Composer………….Mark Van Hare

Fight Choreography…………………..Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum

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Performed as part of NEVER DISCONNECTED at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York 

Directed by Jess Chayes

Ida………………………………Emily Perkins

Naomi………………………….Alicia Blasingame

Samantha……………………..Bonna Tek

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THE ROCKET BOYS

Ten Minute Comedy
2M

Franky and Barry are two brothers needing a change of scenery. Living in their parents basement and playing video games is the norm for them, until one day they decide to build a rocket to Mars.

Performed as part of YOU ARE HERE: PLAYS FOR NEW PLACES at The 52nd Street Project, New York 

Directed by Jason Hare

Franky………………………..Emmett Goodman-Boyd

Barry………………………….Marcus Quinones

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THE ROCKET BOYS (52nd Street Project)

THE ROCKET BOYS (52nd Street Project)

 


A DECISION OF EXTRAORDINARY MAGNITUDE

Ten Minute Comedy

4M

A playwright, bound to a chair, is forced to come to terms with his cultural identity, at the hands of his not so smart captors.


GIRL, REFLECTED

One Act Comedy (5 min)
2M, 1F

A short one act inspired by Aesop’s Fable “The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey”
This was written for the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group inaugaral retreat.
Performed at the Black Box Theater at 440 Studios 
440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

Directed by May Adrales

Catherine Barricklow (Stage Manager)

Girl………………………………Nana Mensah

Boy, Reflection………………………….Nixon Cesar

Ayn Rand, Father, Florence Nightingale, Expectant Mother…………………….Clayton Apgar

 


LOOK, A LION

One Act Comedy (5min)
1M, 2F

A short one act written in the tradition of Sienfeld
This was written for the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group fall retreat.
Performed at the Shiva Theater/Public Theater 
440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

Directed by Andy Donald

Catherine Barricklow (Stage Manager)

Rebecca……………………………..Rebecca Hart

Clea……………………………………Clea Alsip

Jon…………………………………….Jon Levenson

 


TANBOU SILAN

A response to the earthquake in Haiti
Performed as part of NOU SE ZANME a benefit for Partners in Health, Joe’s Pub, New York 

Directed by Laura Savia

Cast:

Elizabeth Olsen, Stephanie Dimaggio, Claire Wilmoth, and Roger Lirtsman Music provided by La Troupe Makandal’s Drumming workshop


GIRL STRUCK

Performed in a workshop for The Living Newspaper, Manhattan Theatre Club Studio, New York 

Directed by Laura Savia

Cast:Elizabeth Olsen, Joanna Simmons, Claire Wilmoth, John Dixon, DeWanda Wise, Satya Bhabha and Roger Lirtsman


DA BEH

Performed in a workshop for The Living Newspaper, Manhattan Theatre Club Studio, New York 

Directed by Laura Savia

Cast: Satya Bhabha


MJ/G8

Performed in a workshop for The Living Newspaper, Manhattan Theatre Club Studio, New York 

Directed by Laura Savia

Cast:Elizabeth Olsen, Joanna Simmons, Claire Wilmoth, John Dixon, DeWanda Wise, Satya Bhabha and Roger Lirtsman


THE HARLEQUIN MANEUVRE

One Act Comedy (10 min)
2M, 2F

A man enters the romance novel that he’s been reading and forces the two harlequin characters Fabreze and Jezebel to act out his own break up with his girlfriend, in order to gain some closure.

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  • Harrison Festival of the Arts, Harrison Hot Springs, BC – July 2016
  • Riant Theatre’s Lovers, Strangers and What Some People Call Family, Aug 2015
  • Performed at the University College of the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, BC Apr 2008
  • Shelterbelt Theatre, January 2003
  • Finalist – Strawberry One Act Festival Winter 2003 – Riant Theatre, NYC
  • 2003 TAG nomination for outstanding new script
  • 2003 TAG nomination for outstanding one act play

The Harlequin Maneuvre is now published!


THE DRAGON LORD AND THE FAIRY QUEEN

A short ten minute one act which explores the ancient Vietnamese legend of the Dragon Lord and the Fairy Queen and the heroics and sacrifices of both.

Commissioned by The Lincoln Community Playhouse, June 2004

Lincoln Children’s Museum traveling fall exhibit EXPLORING VIETNAM THROUGH FOLKTALES.

 


IRON CHEF: BATTLE OF THE GLOBAL CUISINE

Comic satire of the popular Japanese cooking show, with a surprise visit from Julia Child herself. Written as somewhat of a sequel to “Cooking With Julia”

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2001

 


THE WOMAN IN THE BLUE DRESS

A reaccurring dream of a woman in a blue dress being stalked, comes true as Sarah, discovers who the real killers are.

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

 


COOKING WITH JULIA

The episode that never aired, Julia Child introduces cannibalistic dishes to world.

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

  • 2001 TAG nomination for outstanding new script

SOULMATES

Soulmates are meant to be together, even after death. Steven finds this out the hard way as he is revisited by the spirit of his dead girlfriend.

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

  • 2001 TAG nomination for outstanding new script

BLOODSUCKER

Five men held captive by the beautiful and blood thirsty succubus, devise a plan to escape her clutches, which ends in a hilarious song and dance number.
Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

  • 2001 TAG nomination for outstanding one act play

TORTURE

After running into a woman with his car, Dr. Frankincense decides to bring her back to life and take her as his wife, thinking that we will now have a woman who will slave over him and answer to his beck and call. Little does he know, that she really does have a mind of her own.

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

 


SURVIVOR DOWN UNDER

Down in the outback, the snake bitten Steve Irwin, famous crocodile hunter from Animal Planet, discovers that the cast of Survivor 2 have eaten the entire crew of the popular reality series. Steve then encounters a greater force. Will he survive this one?

Performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre, October 2000 for Shelterskelter 5

 


THE HAND OF FATHER

A man in a secluded cabin unravels the mysteries of his family.

Public Reading, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1991

Has been rewritten as The Man From Saigon

MONOLOGUES

CELLO, GOODBYE
Monologue Comedy 1M

A monologue about Avner Grey’s last chance to win the Golden Maple Leaf Trophy from the Saskatoon Saskatchewan Vaudeville Extravaganza, by playing the cello…with one arm.

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Performed as part of  2G’s 14: Instant Vaudeville at HERE, New York

Directed by Ralph Pena
Performed by Mason Lee


SEXUAL CHOCOLATE

Noami talks about sex and chocolate and how the two are interrelated.
First performed by Alicia Blasingame as part of “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Meltdown” at the Secret Theatre, NY March 2008

This monologue now appears in The Imaginary Association of Flight Attendants


SHORT STORIES

COME WITH ME

A historical romantic fantasy set in Italy, where a mysterious man comes to town in search of his long lost love.

FORGET ME NOT

A sci-fi story about a man in the future, haunted by painful memories of his past, decides to undergo an operation that will erase the memories of his life.