10-Minute Plays                  by William Ivor Fowkes



The Brazilian Dilemma


Synopsis: Two lovers finally say the “L word” in bed one night only to discover that they’ve been harboring conflicting notions about their relationship. 


Cast: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)


Production: October 2013. The Collective NY, McGinn Cazale Theatre, New York, NY.


Staged Reading: September 2013. McLean Drama Company, Woolly Mammoth Rehearsal Hall, Washington, DC. 


Award: First Prize, 10-Minute Play Contest, McLean Drama Company, Washington, DC, September 2013.


Honor: Semi-finalist, Pick of the Vine 2014, Little Fish Theatre, San Pedro, CA.


Publication: The Collective: 10 Anthology, December 2013.



Coffee Break



Do Not Go Gentle, Angela



Godiva Chocolate and a Diet Coke





Synopsis: Sexual harassment is no laughing matter for corporations who are charged with training their employees on the perils of this sensitive issue. Or is it?


Cast: 3 (2 men, 1 woman)




April 2016. Comic Shorts, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ.


April 2015. Whistling With Slush in My Shoes One-Act Play Festival, Thespian Production, New York City.


July 2013. Colonial Quickies Festival, Colonial Playhouse, Aldan, PA. 


Staged Reading: October 2011. Moral Dilemma Comedies Benefit Challenge, Abingdon Theatre, NYC.


Honor: Shortlisted for 2017 Writing Competition, Pint-Sized Players, Fishguard, UK. 






Museum Piece #2


Synopsis: Four tourists visiting the Prado Museum in Madrid confront Velazquez’s masterpiece, Las Meninas.  


Cast: 4 (2 men, 2 women). (These characters may be played by adults of any age, race, ethnicity or physical type.)


Publication: Included in THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS 2013, Smith and Kraus Publishers, New York, published January 2014. 


Staged Reading: May 20122012 National 10 Minute Play Contest, Theatre Oxford, Oxford, MS. 


Award: 3rd Runner Up, 2012 National 10 Minute Play Contest, Theatre Oxford, Oxford, MS, May 2012.



Stacy's Cookies



Table Manners in Buenos Aires


Synopsis: A woman and her daughter sit out a rainstorm in a restaurant, making awkward conversation while awaiting a call from the hospital about the fate of the man in their lives. 


Cast: 2 women



May 2012Blue Slipper 10-Minute Play Festival, Livingston, MT.

June 2012New Play Festival, Salve Regina Theatre Arts Program, Newport, RI. 


Honor: Semi-Finalist, 12th Annual 10 By 10 in the Triangle, Arts Center, Carrboro, NC, 2013.




Table Manners in Gramercy Park




Table Manners in Hell's Kitchen



Table Manners in Lake Forest



Table Manners in Santa Monica


Synopsis: A man and a woman who meet through a dating website struggle through their first date.


Cast: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)



March 2011Artistic New Directions’ Eclectic Evening of Shorts, NYC.

August 2010 (as Table Manners in NoHo). Summer Shorties

2010 Festival, Turtle Shell Theater, NYC.


Publication: CLOCKHOUSE REVIEW, the literary journal of Goddard College, October 2013.


Honor: Semi-finalist, Pick of the Vine 2015, Little Fish Theatre, San Pedro, CA.


Award: Honorable Mention, Magnolia Arts Center's Seventh Annual Ten Minute Play Competition, Greenville, SC, October 2012. 




Table Manners in Tribeca 


Synopsis: A woman awaiting the arrival of her date has her hands full when her ex-boyfriend shows up instead and forces his company on her.  


Cast: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)



April 2010. 8-Minute Madness Festival, Turtle Shell Theater, NYC.

November 2016. 2016 Five Minute Mile Festival, Cone Man Running Productions, Obsidian Theatre, Houston, TX.



The Ward