Plays

The View from Dunham's Bluff

Students perform The View from Dunham’s Bluff. Photo courtesy of Pine Crest School.

EVIE: I’m afraid.

ESTELLE: All the more reason to go on the Bluff, let the sea breeze open your eyes. (Beat.) Something about the sight of the gulls beneath your feet makes you think their broad wings could carry you away to everlasting peace of mind.
 
 
 
 

Script Samples

Armies of the Potomac (Act I, Scene 3: 10 pages; total: 115 pages; unproduced)
The View from Dunham’s Bluff
Captain, May I? (unproduced; 1st three of 10 pages)
Dry Spell
Missouri Loves Company
The Monkey Queen
Toilette of the Gods

See also my 31 Plays in 31 Days.

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RADIO PLAYS – One Act

Spell It Out (one-act play, ≈ 60 min.)
STAGED READING: Madison Theatre Guild (2004)
AWARD: 1st place, Americas region, International Radio Playwriting Competition, British Broadcasting System (BBC World Service, 2003)

Everybody Is (one-act play, ≈ 30 min.)
AWARD
/PRODUCTION: 1st place, Radio Drama Awards, Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, Wis. (1988)

Out of Special Class (one-act play, ≈ 30 min.)
AWARD
/PRODUCTION: 3rd place, Radio Drama Awards, Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, Wis. (1982)

STAGE PLAYS – Full Length

Split the Universe (≈ 105 min.)
STAGED READING: TheatreWorks, Madison Area Technical College Performing Arts, Madison, Wis. (2003)

STAGEPLAYS – One Act

Out of Special Class (stage version of radio play, ≈ 15 min.)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2012)

The Great Vindaloo (for a teenage cast, ≈ 60 min.)
PRODUCTION: Actor’s Factory, Stoughton, Wis. (2009)

The View from Dunham’s Bluff (≈ 30 min. one-act, ≈ 60 min. two-act; 1st 5 pages)
PRODUCTION: Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (2010) Top
AWARD/PRODUCTION: 1st place, Nantucket Short Play Festival, Nantucket, Mass. (2003)
PRODUCTION: Madison Theatre Guild (2002)

A Congratulatory Rebuke from the Twentieth Century to the Twenty-first Recorded in MS Word by Mark Twain (monologue, ≈ 25 min.)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (1999)

Venus in Chains (≈ 30 min.)
PRODUCTION: First Banana Productions, Madison, Wis. (1999)

STAGEPLAYS – 10-Minute-Or-So

I Know
PRODUCTION: Actors Training Center, Wilmette, Ill. (2014)

Dry Spell (1st two of 10 pages)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2013) Top

Chalkzone (written overnight in collaboration with David Adler, Ken Lonnquist, and Andrew Taylor)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2009)

Double Vision (written overnight)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2008)

Infinity Pool (written overnight in collaboration with Ken Lonnquist and Andrew Taylor)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2008)

Obsession (written overnight)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2007)

Missouri Loves Company (written overnight; 1st four of 12 pages)
PRODUCTION: Alley Stage, Mineral Point, Wis.  (2007) Top

For External Use Only
PRODUCTION: Positive Aging Theater, Madison, Wis. (2006)

The Bully of Band Camp (for a teenage cast)
PRODUCTION: Actor’s Factory, Stoughton, Wis. (2006)


Blood Sugar Sex Magik Siamese Dream (written overnight)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2005)

The Monkey Queen (for a teenage cast; 1st three of 13 pages)
PRODUCTION: Actor’s Factory, Stoughton, Wis. (2005) Top

Fear Itself (written overnight)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2004) Top

Toilette of the Gods (1st four of 10 pages)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2004) Top

Lovers and Friends (written overnight)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2003)

Italian Dressing (written overnight)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2002)

Baby’s Breath (written overnight)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2001)

The Wash Cycle (written overnight)
STAGED READING: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2000)

STAGEPLAYS – Shorts

Peeing and Nothingness, Rhetorical Equation, Half Windsor, My God Can Kick Your God’s Ass, Parallelogram (one-minute plays)
PRODUCTION: Mercury Players Theatre, Madison, Wis. (2003)

Tell Me About It
PRODUCTION: Madison Theatre Guild, Madison, Wis. (2001)

Whether Report, Breakthroughs in Contraception, Assay
PRODUCTION: Madison Theatre Guild, Madison, Wis. (2000)

Writer Philip M. Heckman’s plays

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