PUBLISHED PLAYS & FICTION




PUBLISHED PLAYS:



ALL IN THE FACULTY

A Play in Two Acts by William Ivor Fowkes

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

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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. 

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BILL OF HEALTH

A 10-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes.

How far should you take the Hippocratic Oath?

Published by Iris Literary Journal of Assure Press, Volume 1, Issue 2 - Summer 2020. A gay patient and his doctor confront a series of crises. 


THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA

A 10-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes

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

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

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THE FIDELITY CLAUSE

A Full-length Play by William Ivor Fowkes

How secure can anyone feel in their marriage?

Published by THE EDDY, an online repository of plays, December 2017. A famous playwright whose career is on the decline has a rude awakening that forces him to question his assumptions about fidelity and infidelity.

 


MONET 

A Short Play by William Ivor Fowkes

Visitors to the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris get lost in their thoughts while contemplating a painting. Is this the end of art?

Published in Contemporary One Act Plays (Volume 3), a publication of FRESH WORDS, An International Literary Magazine (June 2022). 

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MONOLOGUES:

From ALL IN THE FACULTY (a full-length play). 

Published in THE BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES AND SCENES 2021, Smith & Kraus Publishers (published in 2012). Professor Marlene Bernstein takes one more shot at making Professor ned Jenkins understand what went wrong with their relationship--or is it one more shot at love?

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From COUPLE OF THE CENTURY (a full-length play).  

To be published in THE BEST MEN'S  MONOLOGUES 2022, Smith & Kraus Publishers.

From INCIDENT IN CONFERENCE ROOM B (a full-length play). 

Published in THE BEST MEN'S  MONOLOGUES 2021, Smith & Kraus Publishers. CLICK HERE to purchase a copy.

"BOXES" (a monologue) 

To be published in WE/US: 100 Monologues for Gender Minority Actors, Smith & Kraus Inc. Non-binary Ricky confronts a questionnaire they don't know how to fill out.  

 


MUSEUM PIECE #2

A 10-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes

Four American tourists in Madrid confront Velazquez's masterpiece, Las Meninas. 

Published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2013, Smith & Kraus Publishers, New York. 

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NOT HERE YET

A One-Act Play by William Ivor Fowkes

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

Published by Fleas on the Dog, an online journal, May 6, 2020. ("We're a no frills, brown bag lit rag with only one focus: GOOD WRITING.") 

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THE SESSION

A Play in One Act by William Ivor Fowkes

A man finally tells his therapist what's really on his mind.

Nominated for the 2008 Pushcart Prize

Published in THE DISTILLERY, a literary journal, January 2007. 

(THE SESSION was expanded in to full-length play, COUPLE OF THE CENTURY.) 


STUCK IN PLACE

A Ten-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes

An anxious playwright refuses to focus on his imminent move

Published in WAXING & WANING, a literary journal, 2021. 

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TABLE MANNERS IN BUENOS AIRES

A Short Play by William Ivor Fowkes

When love is even harder than making conversation in a crowded restaurant.

Published in the May 2022 issue of FRESH WORDS, An International Literary Magazine. 

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TABLE MANNERS IN GRAMERCY PARK

A Short Play by William Ivor Fowkes

A man makes a desperate attempt to prevent a woman from leaving him.

Published in 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study & Performance, Smith & Kraus Inc., 2017. 


TABLE MANNERS IN SANTA MONICA

A 10-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes

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

Published in Clockhouse Review, the literary journal of Goddard College (summer 2013 issue).


TENNESSEE WILLIAMS WINS A PRIZE

A One-Act Play by William Ivor Fowkes

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

Published in The Paragon Journal, October 2017. 

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TWO AMERICANS IN LONDON

A 10-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes

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

Published by The Galway Review, Ireland. This play is an excerpt from THE HUDSON FAMILY GUIDE TO TABLE MANNERS, a full-length play by William Ivor Fowkes.

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THE WARD

A 10-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes

Shortly before November 2016, two stroke victims wake up to learn the latest news about the presidential campaign.

Published in Statement Magazinethe literary journal of California State University, Los Angeles, 2019 issue.




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)

 

Available on Amazon (paper and e-book)

 


 

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