It's always a thrill to announce when one of my plays makes its debut in print. About six months ago, I entered the Playscripts Pitch N' Play playwriting contest. It's an annual competition that begins with contestants tweeting script ideas throughout the Twittersphere. Then, after the top three tweet are selected, playwrights from around the globe choose on of the 144 character pitches and craft a one-act play based upon the idea. I was very humbled that Playscripts chose my script, "How to Kiss a Girl" as the winner.
Here's a synopsis of my latest one-act comedy: "When Ken Beardsley gets ready for his very first date, he decides to download audio advice from across the centuries in order to impress his high school crush, Steph. However, the date quickly spirals out of control as he tries to simultaneously follow dating tips from a cheesy 1950s broadcaster, a swashbuckling pirate, a sweet southern belle, and a puritanical pilgrim. Poor Ken realizes that if he really wants to win Steph's heart, he'll need to tune out his smartphone and tune in to his own instincts before it's too late."
You can find out more about "How to Kiss a Girl" by visiting the Playscripts website. You can also read a comedic female monologue from the helpful Southern Belle character as she tries to explains the complex rules of romance.