Tara's ten-minute plays are excellent choices for festivals, theatre contests, forensics competitions ("duo interp"), for schools, colleges, and studies. If you have an interest in using one of her short plays in any manner, please contact her for permission. You can find excerpts below and links to purchase full copies.


A Life Spurred into Meaningful Adventure
A ten-minute play
Cast: 1 f/1 m, or 2 females
Set: A forest, minimal
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Children/Teen
Description: When Goldilocks and Little Bear find themselves alone in the forest, they must decide if they will embark on a new future together.
CLICK for an excerpt of A Life Spurred into Meaningful Adventure.
CLICK below for a complete digital copy of A Life Spurred into Meaningful Adventure (once purchased, you will be given a link to download the script, which will be valid for 24 hours)

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Knocking Louder
Cast: 3 female (all female cast)
Genre: Dark comedy/absurd comedy
Set: a living room and doorway, minimalist
Length: 10-minute play
Description: Carol adores, but neglects, the newborn baby placed in her custody. When her sister, Lilah, insists the baby be returned to his mother, Carol takes extreme measures to ensure she keep the infant.

CLICK for EXCERPT OF TEN MINUTE PLAY, KNOCKING LOUDER.
CLICK for the entire downloadable ten-minute play, KNOCKING LOUDER.
For permission to perform, contact Tara.


Under the Ashes
Cast: 1 male, 1 female
Genre: Absurd drama
Set: a living room
Length: 10-minute play
Description: Emmett frantically searches for keys to his private office which he thinks his wife has hidden. But before Lorna will answer his questions about the keys, she insists on telling him about her day, including the mysterious trinket she says her lost son has sent her.

Click below for a complete digital copy of Under the Ashes (once purchased, you will be given a link to download the script, which will be valid for 24 hours):

Click to read an excerpt of the ten minute play, Under the Ashes.
For permission to perform, contact Tara.


The Beanstalk
Cast: 2 male, or 1 m/1 f
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Set: On a tall beanstalk, up near the clouds
Length: Ten-minute play
Description: Jack didn’t give it much thought when he climbed up the 15,000 foot beanstalk. But now that he has reached the clouds, he is starting to miss his mother, his turkey, and even his fence post. Unfortunately, he appears to be stuck and unable to climb back down the slippery stalk which was so easy to climb up. When a roving black bird passes by, Jack solicits his company and aid in figuring out how on earth he should now get down the beanstalk he has carelessly climbed up. Unless, of course, he is not meant to climb down.

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Jumping the Wind
Cast: 1 male, 1 female (could be 2 females for an all-female cast, or 2 males for an all-male cast)
Genre: Absurd, Dark comedy, Comedy
Set: A dying flower
Length: Ten-minute play
Description: Two pieces of pollen must make the daring jump from a dying flower to a fresh one.

CLICK for EXCERPT OF TEN MINUTE PLAY, JUMPING THE WIND.
Click for the entire downloadable 10-minute play JUMPING THE WIND.
For permission to perform, contact Tara.


The Scent of Coconut Had Haunted Her for Days
Cast: 1 male, 1 female
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Set: minimalist, impressions of rooms in a house
Length: 10-minute play
Description: Told through narration and dialogue, a newlywed Woman chooses unusual methods to communicate to her husband that she is not happy she might be pregnant. Her husband, in turn, finds ways to ignore the situation he does not wish to address. As the Woman becomes increasingly obsessed with a backyard weed garden growing in her picnic table, the dissonance in their marriage escalates.

CLICK for EXCERPT OF TEN MINUTE PLAY, THE SCENT OF COCONUT HAD HAUNTED HER FOR DAYS.
CLICK for the entire downloadable version of The Scent of Coconut Had Haunted Her for Days.
For permission to perform, or to read the entire play, contact Tara.


Holding Ginger
Cast: 2 female
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Teen
Set: Minimal, a house
Length: 10-minute play
Description: When Jenna breaks a special gift a boy gave her older sister, they are not only faced with broken glass to clean up, but they are also faced with the changing dynamics of their family.

CLICK below for a complete digital copy of Holding Ginger (once purchased, you will be given a link to download the script, which will be valid for 24 hours)

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The Tenth Oak Tree
Cast: 2 females (or 1 m/1f, or 2 m)
Genre: Comedy/drama, 10 minute play
Set: a garden
Description: Carrot and Potato, lifelong friends despite the opposing nature of their heritage, try to get an important letter to Carrot's lost children.

Click for the downloadable version of the ten minute play, The Tenth Oak Tree.
Click for an excerpt to the ten-minute play, The Tenth Oak Tree.
For permission to perform, contact Tara.


Sharing Soil
Cast: 2 females (or 2 males, or 1 female/1 male)
Age range: Characters are children, so they may be played by child actors, or older
Genre: Comedy/Drama 10-minute play, teen play, children's play
Set: A garden
Description: When mean vegetables draw Carrot and Potato together, they must decide if their new friendship is worth risking their safety.

Click for the downloadable version of the ten-minute play, Sharing Soil.
Click for an excerpt to the ten-minute play, Sharing Soil.
For permission to perform, contact Tara.


Greenhouse Living
Cast: 5 actors (any role may be male or female)
Genre: Absurd, comedy, drama
Set: A greenhouse
Length: 10-minute play
Description: When a new tulip arrives in the greenhouse, the long-time residents (a hyacinth, a fern, a poinsettia) make him pay for the fresh air and space he takes up.

CLICK for a downloadable version of the complete 10-minute play, Greenhouse Living.
CLICK for 10-minute play Greenhouse Living Excerpt
For permission to perform, contact Tara.


MY BEST MYSELF
A five-minute play for children

Cast: 2 females
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Children's
Set: A bus stop
Description: While Megan and Kel are waiting for their school bus to arrive, Megan challenges Kel to prove how she received her latest Girl Scouts badge.

CLICK for EXCERPT OF FIVE MINUTE CHILDREN'S PLAY, MY BEST MYSELF.
Click for the entire downloadable 5-minute children's play, MY BEST MYSELF.
For permission to perform, contact Tara.