One-Act Plays

The Incident Report, featuring Michael Shutt and Peter James Smith, at the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival.

The Incident Report, featuring Michael Shutt and Peter James Smith, at the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival.

One-Act plays by EM Lewis have been featured in festivals and at theaters across the country.  “The Incident Report,” was a finalist in the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival.  “Talking to Westfield” was commissioned by Premiere Stages in New Jersey for their first annual “Liberty Live” celebration of American history.  “The Half-Wife Variations” had a reading at the Last Frontier Theater Conference in Alaska.  “The War Museum” and “I, Human” were written for Flux Theater Ensemble’s “Four-Play” events in New York City.  And “Back to the Dollhouse” was adapted for a theater group in Virginia, and performed in London.

One-Act Plays

  • Back to the Doll House (adaptation)  –  (large, variable cast)  A wedding brings back family memories for two sisters, who must wrestle with the past if they are to find their future.
  • Friends, You Drank Some Darkness  –  (1W/2M)  A military officer interviews two hostages in the wake of their release.
  • The Half-Wife Variations  –  (2M/1W)  One table.  Two chairs.  Three actors.  Five variation on marital… something.
  • I, Human  –  (4 actors)  The rebellion begins with two robots and their creator.  Can they change the course of history?  (Science fiction!)
  • The Incident Report  –  (3 actors)  When someone is killed onboard a plane, Connor must find out who is responsible.
  • Seismology  –  (6M/2W)  A play about the war.  Yeah, that one.
  • Talking to Westfield (commission)  –  (3M/1F)  The history of Westfield, New Jersey comes to life during Trevor’s visit to the museum with his dad.
  • The War Museum  –  (4 actors)  Two young homeworlders visit the War Museum.  Exhibit, begin.  (Science fiction!)
"Talking to Westfield" at Premiere Stages -- a Liberty Live commission.

“Talking to Westfield” at Premiere Stages — a Liberty Live commission.