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Ordering Instructions

Send me an email at jonathan@jonathandorf.com with the following information. Please provide ALL information requested below.

1. Your full name and your organization (theater company, school or other group). If you are a high school or college student, please include your teacher/professor's name.

2. A snail mail address and phone number for your organization.

3. When and where the production would be, and the number of performances.

4. When do you expect to make a decision about using my play?

5. Can you receive attachments as PDF files? (It's a free download--link below.) A non-printable PDF reading copy is free. If you can't read PDF files, I can mail you a copy of the play ($6 fee includes copying and postage). Email me for a mailing address to which to send your check.

6. Please tell me how you found me and my work (I'm listed on certain websites, and it's always good to know, for both them and me, whether they're effective).

7. A statement that you understand that production of my work requires permission and the payment of a royalty (regardless of whether admission is charged).



About The Play

Dramedy. 1 male, 1 female. 10 minutes. Suggested set. Perhaps a little complex for high school actors, but nothing offensive. Ideal for college and up.



Synopsis

Marla and Perry come to terms with the drowning death of their toddler in a water fountain while parts of their house are repossessed. [This is one you really have to read!]

 

Read an Excerpt

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Recent News
World Premiere!!!
Me, My Selfie & I co-premiered at Lompoc High School (Lompoc, CA) and Westmont High School (Campbell, CA) at the end of September. This one-act with a flexible cast introduces us to a group of teens as they struggle to find the balance between documenting their lives and living them. 
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The Midnight Club is Now Published!
Read a sample of my latest play, the short comedy The Midnight Club, my teen monster-themed homage to the classic John Hughes 80s film. It's now published by Playscripts as part of a new collection, Scared Silly!
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Upcoming Productions
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Robert Morgan Senior High (Miami, FL), October 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Buckingham High School (Buckingham, VA), October 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Munford Middle School (Munford, AL), November 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
KVCS Winslow Public School (Waterville, ME), November 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Nadia's Performance Studio (Wetherill Park, NSW, Australia), December 2017
 
After Math
Philip Barbour High School (Philippi, WV), December 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Hillard City School District (Columbus, OH), January 2018
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Hillard City School District (Columbus, OH), January 2018
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Trinity Episcopal (Austin, TX), January 2018
 
 
Stay Tuned...: Several new plays are in the works... 
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