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Elly Award Winner, Best Original Script
Elly Award Winner, Best Original Production
Cast: 7 women, 3 men
Casting: Multicultural/Multi-Generational Cast
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Aliens, Nebraska, Rural Life,
Bipolar, Pregnancy, Lust, Large Cast
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Monologues: Derek + Judy
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 6 women, 2 men
Casting: Multicultural/Multi-Generational Cast
Genre: Comedy/Teen
Tags + Themes: Catholic, Boarding School, Religion, Coming-of-Age
Audience: High School
Monologue: Alisha
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 4 women, 2 men
Casting: Multicultural/Multi-Generational Cast
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: Southern, Florida, Immigration, Cuba,
Gender Roles, Marriage, Single Mother
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Monologues: Marie + Marie (second monologue)
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions

Available exclusively on Kindle
Cast: 3 women
Casting: Multicultural Cast
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: African-American, Gender Roles. Feminism,
Women's History, Women's Rights, Civil Rights, Marriage, 
Friendship, Small Cast, All-Female Cast
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Monologues: Venita + Sarah
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 2 men
Casting: One role is written for a Latino actor
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy/Romance
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Relationships, Coming Out, Dating,
Gender Roles, Love, Small Cast, All-Male Cast
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Monologues: Christopher + Marco
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions

Elly Award Winner, Best Original Script
Cast: 2 women, 1 man
Casting: Two characters are teenagers
Genre: Drama/Teen
Tags + Themes: Friendship, AIDS, Death, Dying,
Religion, Small Cast
Audience: High School + Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: William
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 7 women, 3 men
Casting: Multicultural/Multi-Generational Cast
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy/Romance
Tags + Themes: Italian, New York, Love, Large Cast
Audience: High School
Production Rights: Brooklyn Publishers
Coming Soon - Available 2019
Coming Soon - Available 2019
Available exclusively on Kindle
Cast: 2 men
Casting: Movement and dance pieces
Genre: Drama/Romance
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Relationships, Love,
Dance, Death, Dying, Grief, All-Male Cast
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
ONE-ACT PLAYS 

Cast: 6 women, 1 man
Casting: Multicultural Cast
Genre: Comedy/Parody/Satire
Tags + Themes: Fame, Academy Awards, Hollywood, Racism
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Playscripts, Inc.

Cast: 2 women, 1 man (characters are teenagers)
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy/Teen
Tags + Themes: High School, Dating, Coming-of-Age,
Mothers + Daughters, Infidelity, Small Cast
Audience: High School/Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: Playscripts, Inc.
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are in their 20's)
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: New Adult, Dating, Relationships
Audience: College Students/Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Official Selection, NYC 15-Minute Play Festival
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are teenagers)
Genre: Teen/Drama
Tags + Themes: Runaway, Suicide, Simple Set
Audience: High School/Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: Girl
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
Official Selection, Spectrum: LGBT New Play Festival
Official Selection, Playcrafters Fringe Festival
Cast: 2 men (characters are teenagers)
Genre: Drama/Teen
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Relationships, Homophobia,
Rural Life, All Male Cast, Simple Set
Audience: High School/Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: Harley
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Winner, Carrie McCray Literary Award, Best Stage Play
Cast: 2 women (characters are in their 50's)
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: Women, Friendships, Regrets, Secrets,
Nostalgia, Southern, All-Female Cast, Simple Set
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Monologues: Judy + Olivia
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions

Cast: 2 women
Casting: Multicultural/Multi-Generational Cast
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Alzheimer's, Friendship, Age, Nostalgia,
Fame, Growing Old, Simple Set, All-Female Cast
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions

Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are in their 20's)
Genre: Comedy
Tags + Themes: Dating, Relationships, Marriage
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 2 women, 2 men
Genre: Comedy
Tags + Themes: Dating, Relationships, Acting,
Children's Theatre Parody, Jurassic Park
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 2 men (characters are teenagers)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Relationships, High School,
LGBTQ, Coming Out, Homophobia
Audience: High School/Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Winner, World AIDS Day Writing Contest, Best Stage Play
Cast: 2 women (characters are in their 60's)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: AIDS, Family, Grief, Friendship,
Simple Set, All-Female Cast
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions

Includes the plays Bracelets and Boyfriends,
Don't Mention It, and False Hopes
Tags + Themes: All-Female Casts, Simple Sets
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions

Cast: 3 women
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Corporate Life, Marriage, Motherhood,
Gender Roles, Sisters, Pregnancy, Simple Set 
All-Female Cast
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Monologue: Nicole
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions

Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are in their 20's)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Obsession, Dating, Relationships, College,
LGBTQ, Coming Out, 1960's
Audience: College/Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: Wendy
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are in their 40's)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Marriage, Infidelity, Murder, Mythology,
Adaptation, Gender Roles
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Official Selection, The Chicago Director's Festival
Cast: 2 women, 2 men (characters are in their 20's)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Adaptation, Feminism, Dating,
Relationships, Independence
Audience: College/Adult Subject Matter
Monologues: Daniel + Margaret + Bridgette
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are teens)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: 1960's, Depression, Classism, Los Angeles,
Dating, High School
Audience: High School
Monologue: Cathy
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Winner, Slam Boston Award, Best Play
Official Selection, DC Queer Theatre Festival (Washington, D.C.)
Official Selection, Queer Shorts (Madison, Wisconsin)
Official Selection, Plays to Make Us Think (Los Angeles)
Official Selection, Stage This, Too! (NYC)
Official Selection, Short Play Lab (NYC)
Cast: 2 men (characters are teens)
Cast: One role is written for a Latino actor
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy/Teen
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Dating, First Love, Romance,
Coming Out, All-Male Cast
Audience: High School/Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: Alex
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Official Selection, Short Stories 8: Urban View (NYC)
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Marriage, Infidelity, Murder,
Suicide, Grief, Simple Set
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Casting: 2 men (characters are teenagers)
Genre: Seriocomic
Tags + Themes: Relationships, High School,
LGBTQ, Coming Out, Homophobia
Audience: High School/Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are in their 20's)
Genre: Comedy
Tags + Themes: Dating, Relationships
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: Janessa
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Official Selection, The Mid-America Dramatists Lab (Chicago)
Official Selection, Summer One Act Series (NYC)
Official Selection, Kingsborough Community College Festival (Brooklyn)
Featured in The Best Stage Scenes of 2000
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are teens)
Casting: Roles are written for Latino/Latina actors
Genre: Drama/Teen
Tags + Themes: Suicide, Pregnancy, Death, Dying,
Grief, High School, Dating, Urban Life, Simple Set
Audience: High School/Adult Language + Subject Matter
Monologue: Ana
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 2 women, 1 man (characters are teenagers)
Genre: Comedy
Tags + Themes: Popularity, High School, Revenge
Audience: High School
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press


Cast: 2 women
Casting: One role is written for a black actress
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: 1960's, Vietnam War, Racism, Marriage,
Family, Death, Grief, Christmas, All-Female Cast
Audience: High School + Up
Monologue: Marla
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Casting: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are in their early 30's)
Genre: Seriocomic
Tags + Themes: Relationships, Dating,
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Casting: 5 women
Genre: Comedy
Tags + Themes: Satire, Parody, Suburbia
Soccer Mom, Parenting, Competition
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Available exclusively on Available exclusively on Kindle
Cast: 4 women, 2 men (most characters are teens)
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy/Teen
Tags + Themes: Southern, Family Life, Decisions,
Rural Life, Mothers + Daughters
Audience: High School + Up/Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: Rindy
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 2 women (one character is in her 60's)
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: Grief, Death, Marriage
Infidelity, Freedom
Audience: High School + Up/Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 2 women
Casting: Both characters are teenagers.
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: High School, Mean Girls, 
Lesbian, Coming Out, Friendship
All-Female Cast, 10 Minute Play, Simple Set
Audience: High School + Up
Monologue: Brenda
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Casting: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are in their 20's)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Addiction, Relationships, Domestic Violence,
Suicide, Obsession, Death
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Monologue: Jake + Dana
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Casting: 2 women, 1 man (characters are in their 20's)
Genre: Comedy
Tags + Themes: Relationships, Dating
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

COMING SOON - AVAILABLE 2019

Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are teens)
Genre: Drama/Teen
Tags + Themes: High School, Unrequited Love, First Crush,
Misfit, Coming-of-Age, Simple Set
Audience: High School
Production Rights: Brooklyn Publishers
Available exclusively on Kindle
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man
Genre: Drama/Film Noir/Historical
Tags + Themes: Film Noir, Female Assassin, 1940's
Audience: High School
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

Cast: 4 woman (characters are teens)
Casting: Multicultural Cast
Genre: Drama/Teen
Tags + Themes: Death, Dying, Grief, Friendship, High School,
All-Female Cast
Audience: High School
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

MONOLOGUE COLLECTION

Available exclusively on Kindle
Includes 121 monologues from 32 widely
produced and published stage plays.


10-Minutes or Less
A Rum Cake for Rita
Taking Off
Trophy (Coming Soon - Available 2019)
Vixen

All-Female Cast
False Hopes (Kindle Edition)
Limelight (Coming Soon - Available 2019)

All-Male Cast

Award-Winning

Comedy

Drama

Duets (plays that feature roles for two actors)
Threnody
Trophy (Coming Soon - Available 2019)

Festival Favorites
Let's Not Confuse the Situation
Limelight (Coming Soon - Available 2019)
Large Cast (plays that require a cast of more than six actors)
LGBTQ Plays (plays with LGBTQ characters and/or related themes)
Sloe Gin Fizz (Kindle Edition)
There is No 'D' in Revenge
Trophy (Coming Soon - Available 2019)

Multicultural (plays with diverse characters and/or related themes)
Seriocomic

Signature Plays (considered by most to be DMB's best work)
Threnody
Trophy (Coming Soon - Available 2019)

Simple Sets
Just Before the Drop
Last Dance
Limelight (Coming Soon - Available 2019)
Teenagers (plays featuring characters in high school)
Twenty-Something (plays featuring college-age characters)
Let's Not Confuse the Situation
Limelight (Coming Soon - Available 2019)
Threnody
Trixie's Last Date with The Boogeyman
Trophy (Coming Soon - Available 2019)
Vixen

PURCHASING + PRODUCING STAGE PLAYS BY DAVID-MATTHEW BARNES

Rights for the following stage plays are licensed by Playscripts, Inc.:

And the Winner Is...
Are You All Right in There?

Rights for the following stage plays are licensed by Brooklyn Publishers:

Temporary Heroes
Unrequited

Rights for the following stage plays are licensed by JAC Publishing:

Bracelets and Boyfriends
Clean
Don't Mention It
False Hopes
Pensacola
Sloe Gin Fizz

Rights for the following plays are licensed by Blue Dasher Press.

Awake
Baby in the Basement
Better Places to Go
Boxcar
The Clutch
A Darling Among the Maidens
Deena and the Dino Mights
Defenseless
Fractured
Hour Glass
I Ate Lunch Alone Today
It's a Pleasure to Be Sad
Johnny Ramirez Really Want to Kiss Me
Just Before the Drop
Last Dance
Let's Not Confuse the Situation
Limelight (Coming Soon - Available 2019)
Number 76
Punch Bowl
A Rum Cake for Rita
The Seventh of August
Sky Lines
The Snack Queens
Somebody's Baby
Stay
Tagged
Taking Off
There is No 'D' in Revenge
Threnody
Trixie's Last Date with The Boogeyman
Trophy (Coming Soon - Available 2019)
Vixen
We Never Made it to Paris
What Happened to Cindy

LINKS
Amazon Author Page (France)
Amazon Author Page (Germany)
Amazon Author Page (Japan)
Amazon Author Page (UK)
Amazon Author Page (USA)
Bewitching Book Tours
Blue Dasher Press (Publisher)
Bold Strokes Books (Publisher)
Brooklyn Publishers (Publisher)
The Cover Collection (Book Cover Designer)
Declan Mayfair (Pen Name)
Facebook
Go On Write (Book Cover Designer)
Instagram
JAC Publishing (Publisher)
Lea Schizas (Editor)
Paper and Sage (Book Cover Designer)
Performer Stuff (Publisher)
Playscripts (Publisher)
Smith & Kraus (Publisher)
Twitter
Wren Valentino (Pen Name)

INTERVIEWS

Read the Script Corner interview with David-Matthew on winning the Best Short Screenplay award for 'Boxcar' at the 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam.

Read an interview with David-Matthew and Dutch filmmaker Coen Haver about their collaboration on Boxcar.

Read the Performer Stuff interview with David-Matthew on playwriting.

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