One Minute Play Festival v5.0

The fifth year of this festival is around the corner (August 20, 21 and 22 at Ground Floor Theatre).

Always wacky, always stressful, always fulfilling. I don’t have a whole lot to say about it right now, but I did feel like posting my draft play here, especially with the Supreme Court news out today.

So here it is, in all its too-brief, political glory…


Life: an entity
Voter: an individual
Chorus: anyone and everyone you can get to shout at the end

SCENE: VOTER holds a cup. LIFE approaches Voter. Questions get increasingly intense as we approach the ending.

LIFE : Would you like a straw with your beverage?

VOTER : Oh wow, I’m torn. I like the convenience of a straw, but I don’t want to clog up the oceans.

LIFE : Flour or corn tortillas with your meal?

VOTER : Flour goes down easier but corn is more traditional.

LIFE : Debit or credit?

VOTER : Credit is simpler in some ways, but the interest rates….

LIFE : Uber, Lyft or RideAustin?

VOTER : Save money or support local organizations…

LIFE : Private or public health insurance?

VOTER : Is there a difference?

LIFE : Pro-choice or pro-life?

VOTER : I don’t really see how that affects me personally, so…

LIFE : Liberty or death?

VOTER : Is that rhetorical?

LIFE : Plutocracy or democracy?

VOTER : I’m not even sure what that means.

LIFE : Equality or inequality?

VOTER : Do I really have to answer that?


Voter looks around, startled and overwhelmed.

Lights slowly down.



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