Tattooed Bastards

In a dystopian near future, an adopted woman demands her human rights.

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One act - 15 minutes / 3 characters

Tattooed Bastards is licensed for production by Apippa Publishing Company. Contact nicole@nicolejburton.com

Production History: Unproduced

A Natural History of My Husband's Cars

From the '61 Mercury Station Wagon to the '72 Oldsmobile to the '90 Plymouth Laser--take a ride through one man's automotive life and times.

Read A Natural History of My Husband's Cars (PDF; 26 pages)

Multimedia performance - 60 minutes / 2 characters

A Natural History of My Husband's Cars is licensed for production by Apippa Publishing Company. Contact nicole@nicolejburton.com

Production History: Produced at the "We Are Takoma" Series at the Takoma Park Community Auditorium, Takoma Park, Maryland on July 29, 2011.

Fred & Frieda

An African-American soldier reunites with the Jewish girl he rescued from Ohrdruf concentration camp. Now who's saving whom?

A play that celebrates the transforming power of memory and storytelling, Fred & Frieda has been called "poignant" and "deeply moving".

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90 minutes / 4-7 characters (can be doubled - 2 men, 2 women) / minimal set

Fred & Frieda is licensed for production by Apippa Publishing Company. Contact nicole@nicolejburton.com

Production History: Produced at the Greenbelt Arts Center on April 15-18, 2010. Readings at Kennedy Center, DC; Highland Beach Town Hall, MD; Mt. Scopus Hadassah, Leisure World, MD; Riderwood Community, MD; Metrostage, VA

Dirty Questions

A Department of Energy official uncovers a nuclear weapons waste cover-up and ignites a chain reaction of revenge and revelation.

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90 minutes / 11 characters / 8 actors required

Production History: Readings at Kennedy Center, DC; Church Street Theater, DC; Winner, Muhlenburg College Art in the Nuclear Age Festival, PA

Starman, Wish Me Luck

It's Christmas Eve. Contessa is afraid intruders will invade her tiny apartment. Starman, living on the streets of Washington, D.C, believes he's the crown prince of Galicia. In a downtown park on the coldest night of the year, Contessa and Starman struggle to give each other a future.

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45 minutes / 2 characters (1 man, 1 woman) / unit set

Production History: Source Theatre, DC; World Bank Theatre, DC; Boulder Theater Company, CO

To produce Starman, apply to Dramatic Publishing

Last Call at the Marble Bar

When the manager of the Marble Bar is raped after closing, she does what she's always done: toughs it out. But rape drops her into a Felliniesque hell of courtrooms, crapshoots, and ghost parades. On the brink of murder, she asks, is it better to be right or happy?

90 minutes / 11 characters / 8 actors required

Production History: Reading at Hyattsville Community Artists Alliance, MD

Dep Love

Every month when Hazel's foster home sends her to Alma's hair salon, Hazel gets more than a shampoo; she gets love. But war breaks out in Egypt and Alma's family must return home. Can Alma convince Hazel s not abandoning her?

10 minutes / 2 characters

Winner, Source Theater 10-Minute Play Competition, DC

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Freudian Slip

The Big Boss reschedules a Really Big Meeting for the day you thought was the Halloween costume contest. Why didn't anyone tell you the date was changed? Not only that, but as an older woman, for once in your life you've chosen a costume that's literally quite revealing. The results are scandalous. Oops.

20 minutes / 2 Characters

Production History: Source Theater Festival, DC

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The Memory Club of America

When a woman runs for president of this prestigious club, she makes news and trouble.

10 minutes / 4 characters

Production History: Vienna Senior Theater Company, VA

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To produce The Memory Club of America, apply to Dramatic Publishing

The Fair Baby

While searching for s will, Matt and Sis discover a s skeleton in a trunk in her basement. A dark comedy.

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30 minutes / 2 characters

Production History: Reading at MetroStage, VA

For production information, contact Nicole@NicoleJBurton.com