PUBLISHED PLAYS & FICTION




PUBLISHED PLAYS:



BILL OF HEALTH

Published by Iris Literary Journal

 

How far should you take the Hippocratic Oath? BILL OF HEALTH, a 10-minute play by William Ivor Fowkeswas published by Iris Literary Journal of Assure Press, Volume 1, Issue 2 - Summer 2020.  

SYNOPSIS: A gay patient and his doctor confront a series of crises. 


TWO AMERICANS IN LONDON

Published by The Galway Review in Ireland. 

 

TWO AMERICANS IN LONDON,  a 10-minute play by William Ivor Fowkes, has been published November 2020 by The Galway Review in Ireland. This play is an excerpt from the full-length play, THE HUDSON GUIDE TO TABLE MANNERS by William Ivor Fowkes. 

SYNOPSIS: Two men who share a past run into each other in the bar of a London hotel.

 

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NOT HERE YET

Published by Fleas on the Dog

 

NOT HERE YET, a one-act play by William Ivor Fowkes, was published in the May 6, 2020 issue of FLEAS ON THE DOG, an online journal. ("We're a no frills, brown bag lit rag with only one focus: GOOD WRITING.") NOT HERE YET was first produced by Love Creek Productions in New York in 2012. It has been recorded and presented by two radio companies: Radio Theatre Project of St. Petersburg, FL (2017) and Petaluma Radio Players of Petaluma, CA (2019). In 2018, Radio Theatre Project presented NOT HERE YET at the Atlanta Audio Fringe Festival.

SYNOPSISTwo women fight for survival on the streets of midtown Manhattan.

 

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THE WARD

Published in Statement Magazine

 

THE WARD, a 10-minute play by William Ivor Fowkes, was published in the 2019 issue of Statement Magazine, the literary journal of California State University, Los Angeles. The launch reception took place on April 29 in the Golden Eagle Ballroom.

SYNOPSIS: Shortly before the presidential election of 2016, two stroke victims wake up and learn the latest news about the campaigns. 


TENNESSEE WILLIAMS WINS A PRIZE

Published in The Paragon Journal 

 

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS WINS A PRIZE, a one-act play by William Ivor Fowkes, was published in the October 2017 issue of The Paragon Journal.

SYNOPSIS: Tennessee Williams is not impressed by the prize he wins one night. 

 

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ALL IN THE FACULTY

Published & Licensed by

Dramatists Play Service

A Play in Two Acts by William Ivor Fowkes

 

Brilliant professors can be rank amateurs in the field of self-knowledge.

 

SYNOPSIS: Talented young faculty member Ned Jenkins arrives at bucolic Humbert College in upstate New York hoping to achieve his life ambition of becoming a tenured college professor. Although quickly embraced by faculty & students alike, this "golden boy" can't help making romantic and political mishaps that sidetrack him from his goal and divide the whole campus--including a brush with an unexpected form of sexual harassment. 

 

Available for purchase for $10.00 or licensing through Dramatists Play Service.

   

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An excerpt.

 


MUSEUM PIECE #2

Published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2013

 

A 10-Minute play by William Ivor Fowkes. THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2013, edited by Lawrence Harbison, Smith & Kraus Publishers, New York. Paper, $24.95

 

SYNOPSIS OF MUSEUM PIECE #2: Four American tourists in Madrid confront Velazquez's masterpiece, Las Meninas, at the Prado Museum.

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TABLE MANNERS IN SANTA MONICA

Published in Clockhouse Review

 

TABLE MANNERS IN SANTA MONICA, a 10-Minute Play by

William Ivor Fowkes, was published in CLOCKHOUSE REVIEW, the literary journal of Goddard College (summer 2013 issue).

 

SYNOPSIS: Two people who meet on a dating website struggle through their first date.


THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA

Published in Collective Anthology

 

THE COLLECTIVE:10 PLAY ANTHOLOGY: 12 Short Plays, The Collective - NY, 2013. Paper, $15.00

 

Includes THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA by William Ivor Fowkes.

 

SYNOPSIS: Two lovers finally say the "L word." But what about the third person in their bed?

 

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ALL IN THE FACULTY Monologue

Published in The Best Women's Stage Monologues and Scenes 2011

A monologue from ALL IN THE FACULTY by William Fowkes is included in THE BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES AND SCENES 2011, edited by Lawrence Harbison, Smith and Kraus Publishers, 2012.

 

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THE SESSION, a Play in One Act

Published and Nominated for the Pushcart Prize

THE SESSION was published in the literary journal, The Distillery (January 2007) and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Synopsis: A man finally tells his therapist what’s really on his mind.

 

THE SESSION served as the basis for my full-length play, COUPLE OF THE CENTURY.  It is also included in MANHATTANIA! (a collection of four one-act plays by William Fowkes).

 

 


Full-Length Play

COUPLE OF THE CENTURY

COUPLE OF THE CENTURY, a Romantic Comedy

by William Ivor Fowkes, was formerly published and licensed by Yes Plays (2014-2015).

  

COUPLE OF THE CENTURY was first performed at the Downtown Urban Theater Festival at the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, June 2008. It was directed by Wendy Peace & Nic Tyler and starred Wendy Peace*, Jerry Ferris, Janice Mann*, and John Blylock* (*Member of Actors' Equity Association).

 

 



PUBLISHED FICTION:



SKYLINE: TALES OF MANHATTAN             A collection of short stories by                       William Fowkes

 

19 short stories about New Yorkers making startling connections and discoveries--proving once again that Manhattan's residents are just as striking as the city's celebrated skyline.

 

Many of these stories have been previously published in literary journals--including RiverSedge, Lullwater Review, Limestone, Argestes, The Chariton Review, Soundings East, Queer Ramblings Magazine, The Nassau Review, Wisconsin Review, The Dirty Goat, and Eureka Literary Magazine. Two stories have been published online--on The Circle, the website of Circle Magazine, and at the Edinburgh International Internet Festival 2002.

 

Some of these stories inspired--or were inspired by--Fowkes's plays, including the plays, The Session, Couple of the Century, The Dakota, Scenes From the Dakota, Not Here Yet, The Seeker, Museum Piece, and Museum Lovers.

 

This fine, often poignant collection about lonely people seeking to make the right connection in a city filled with options is really about lonely people stymied and confused by all the choices that surround them.  The stories successfully explore the internal fears and uncertainties of individuals struggling to discover a place (often it seems any place) where they belong . . .

 

“What is particularly original is the portrait of relationships, both straight and (mainly) gay, their complexity and how they evolve . . . How the characters evolve and come to terms with the circumstances of their lives is cleverly done. Most impressive is the one who reappears in several pieces who struggles with his latent feelings by denying them to himself until it becomes impossible . . . SCORE: 9 out of 10."

 

- BookLife Prize (from Publisher's Weekly)

 

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SHORT STORIES:

 

Chamber Music.” RiverSedge (Volume 23; No. 1: Spring 2010).

 

The Church.” Limestone (2009).

 

Chrysler.” Lullwater Review (Volume XVIII; No.II, Fall 2008).

 

Dummy Copy.” Argestes (Collen Tree Press, Fall-Winter 2008).

 

Lincoln Towers.” The Chariton Review (Volume 31; Issue 1: Spring 2008).

 

“Snap.” Wisconsin Review (Volume 43; Issue 1: Fall 2008).

 

“Metastory.” Soundings East, Salem, MA (Volume 30; Number 1: Spring/Summer 2008).

 

The Cross County.” Buffalo Carp: Quad Cities Arts’ Journal(Volume 5, March 2008).

 

"A Proper Bed." The Nassau Review '06 (Volume 9, Number 20, 2006). An earlier version was presented at The Edinburgh International Internet Festival 2002

 

"Twin Towers." The Dirty Goat (February 2006, 15th Anniversary Issue).

 

"Park Avenue.Queer Ramblings Magazine (Fall 2005).

 

"Wallpaper.Eureka Literary Magazine (Fall 2005).

 

"Power to the Pulpit." Lynx Eye, a Scribblefest Literary Group Publication (November 2001). 

 

"Dakota." The Circle, the website of Circle Magazine (Fall 2002). 

 

 


PUBLISHED NON-FICTION