short plays

Here are a collection of Spenser's short plays (10 minutes, 5 minutes, 1 minute) written over the years...
The list is ongoing.

 

GIVE ME SPACE

During a one-way trip to Mars, the first gay couple in space goes through the first gay breakup... It might just be enough to totally ruin the astronaut-food guacamole one of them just made. 10 Minutes. Dark Comedy.

Productions:
City Theatre & Island City, Florida
Chicago Dramatists
The Runaways, Chicago

SICK

Tonya shoves her fingers down her throat. Sara walks in on her. Tonya hides in the basement art studio. Sara holds a painting hostage. Thanksgiving for these sisters just jumped up a notch. A darkly comedic glimpse at the endless cycle between shame and eating disorders, SICK is a minimalistic two-person play about sisters, teeth bared, fighting with (and for) each other. 10 Minutes. Dark Comedy.

Productions:
The Arc Theatre, Chicago
Spartan Theatre, Chicago

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GRABASS

A star executive at a Chicago-based technology firm finds himself in the hot-seat after a cocktail waitress accuses him online of groping her inappropriately. Freaking fast and ferociously funny, GRABASS is about an Internet accusation with a 24-hour turnaround time, and the way in which the world has lost patience with boys behaving badly.
10 Minutes. Dark Comedy.

Productions:
American Theater Company, Chicago
Chicago Dramatists

Awards:
Finalist, Heideman Award (2017)

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MINIMALISTIC MEN

Two roommates discover that they’re characters in a ten-minute play. Which wouldn’t be horrible, except they’re pretty sure when the play ends, they die. The first ten-minute play Spenser wrote (and the first one to be published), MINIMALISTIC MEN asks: If everything you’re doing and saying is preordained, then what’s even the frickin’ point? 10 Minutes.

Published:
”Best Ten Minute Plays of 2012,”
Smith & Kraus New York

Productions:
The Second City, DeMaat Theatre
Chicago Dramatists’s Saturday Series
Appetite Theatre’s Bruschetta Fest
and colleges across the country