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The Easy Lovin’ Blues – Award winning drama script

award winning drama script


There’s a rhythm in lying. Lying to oneself, to others, both lean on a tempo that’s insistent and ever-present. We come to know that rhythm by the most convenient means; by way of our hearts. Like Naurean who inherited a complex from her mother, one that forces her to question her place in the world as she grows older. Or Trumpy, whose addiction to drugs and to Lady Blue is one in the same thing. Or Amanda whose ignorance, and coincidentally,
awareness of the world leaves her confused and disappointed by it. There’s a rhythm to it all, and in The Easy Lovin’ Blues, a drama, we find it’s a beat that is the same for Naurean, Amanda and Trumpy; the same song, over and over in this award winning  drama script.

Set in 1962, the play examines two triangular relationships, one between an illusive 41-year-old woman and her young, manipulative, would-be lover, the second between an aging musician (and drug addict) and his lover, a dominant and disturbed blues singer. The two couples are conjoined by a young woman (the older woman’s daughter), a dreamer who serves as the point both triangles have in common.

Each character is in pursuit — actively or in his/her fantasies — of some dream, and it is the collision of those pursuits that, metaphorically and cinematically, explores the hope, and the loss of hope, that combine in the dreams of urban society of the mid-twentieth century and of the present day.

The Easy-Lovin’ Blues is a 70-75-minute play (performed without intermission) with a cast of 3w and 2m. The play is highly visual and uses music extensively, including one, original, song. One actor must play the trumpet (or saxophone); one actress must sing. The set is a flexible interior/exterior.

Winner, Georgia Theatre Conference Competition (2015)
Winner, 2010 Bottle Tree Prods. (Kingston, ON) Competition
Winner, Kernodle Competition (Univ. of Arkansas) (2009)
Winner, Ronald Williams Playwriting Competition (2004)
Semi-finalist, Hidden River Arts Competition (2007)
Selected for The Play‑Pen Series, The Asylum Theatre, Las Vegas (1997)
Finalist, Tennessee Williams Competition (1998)

Production/development history
PRODUCTIONS: Hypothetical Theatre Co., NYC (1998 – workshop)
Raven Theatre, Chicago (1997 – workshop
McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2017)
Halifax Fringe festival, The OLD Company Theatre, Canada (2018)

READINGS: Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago (1997)
The Asylum Theatre (1997)

Read about playwright Evan Guilford-Blake. Poignant comedies by Evan – Some unfinished Chaos

Author: Evan Guilford-Blake

Type: One act play – full length

Genre: Drama, period piece, award winning drama script

Cast: 2M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult – some middle aged, some young (one should be a child of one of the middle aged actors)

Suitable for: Adults (subject matter)

Length: 75 minutes

Set: Three playing areas. The suggested layout is, upstage, a set of raised platforms which serve as TRUMPY and LADYBLUE’s dwelling; center, NAUREAN and AMANDA’s apartment; and down left or right, a set of steps which serves as the stoop to the apartment building.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – challenging drama with a fantastic script from a well known playwright. Trumpy should be able to play the trumpet/sax. One of the females should also be a singer.

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $10.00 for this award winning script

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Copyright © January 2017 Guilford-Blake Corporation and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other period dramas for you to enjoy:

Frida and Diego – play about Frida Kahlo
Yvette – period drama set in Paris
The Price of a Ghost – two act ghost horror

Carmilla – stage play script about vampires

stage play script about vampires
Carmilla – a performance by Zombie’s Underground – with Lara Lihiya and Vanessa Cate.


The second world war is about to begin. But Laura and her father remain isolated, living in a part of the Austrian countryside all-but-deserted for hundreds of years. When there is a car accident outside the mansion,  and Carmilla, a young women inside the car appears to be in shock, her mother begs them to take the young girl in.  As Carmilla’s health is delicate, Laura’s father allows the Countess to leave her daughter in their care. But her mother never returns. Laura and Carmilla spend every waking moment together and over time, the two girls develop a deep passion for each other.

But the ancient curse that once swept the surrounding countryside returns, leaving almost a dozen young girls dead in its wake. People begin to sicken and waste away, eventually passing into the next world as bloodless husks. There is talk of the family that once lived in the very same  castle, and whose portraits bear a striking resemblance to Carmilla.  People then begin to talk of vampires, as if they are real…

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Carmilla is an adaptation of the 1872 novella by the same name (the novella is in public domain since Joseph Sheridan LeFanu died in 1873.)

 Carmilla has had five productions, the first at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre in North Hollywood in February and March 2014 and then by the Harlequin Players at Cayuga Community College in upstate New York. This latter production was invited to be part of the Theatre Association of New York State Festival where it won four awards–Meritorious Achievement in Direction to Director Bob Frame, Meritorious Achievement in Acting to Edward Gould for his portrayal of Fontaine, Meritorious Achievement in Lighting Design to Rob Fragoman, and Excellence in Scenic Design to Virginia Fennessy. Recently, Carmilla had a third production by the Actaeon Players in Los Angeles in October-November 2015. The fourth production was by the Reedy Point Players in Delaware October 2016 and fifth by East Michigan University in December 2016.

Further Production History

Columbia College, Chicago, IL, USA – 2017
Cedar Crest College, PA, USA – 2019

Author: David MacDowell Blue

Genre: Horror, thriller, drama stage play script about vampires

Type: Full length one act play

Length: 80 minutes

Cast: Cast of 9, 5F, 4M

Ages of the actors: For actors from their late teens, early twenties to older adult

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Set: Play takes place in a small apartment in the city of Gratz, Austria. During the course of the story, the apartment fills in and/or transforms into the area in and around an old mansion in the Austrian countryside.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – pacing

Cost is $10 for this award winning digital script

Cost is $16.00 for this script in printed format. Reduced costs for multiple scripts, please inquire.

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Carmilla

Copyright September 2015 David Macdowell Blue and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other chilling plays that we stock:

Darkest before dawn, the screenplay – can love between vampires really exist?
Mister Hislop’s dating agency (for ghosts) – funny ghost story script
Todd – full length stage version of Sweeney Todd


Ugly art – One Act Romantic plays

one act romantic plays


Set in an art gallery, ‘Ugly Art” explores the relationship between a man and a woman. When an ex boyfriend of Rebecca’s calls out of the blue and leaves a message to meet him at an art exhibition, her curiosity is piqued and she goes along, taking her husband, Michael with her. The painting of a dancing woman and her revelations about her previous relationship bring into context how Michael and Rebecca feel about each other and where their relationship is going.

Read about award winning playwright Terry Roeche. Other two handers by Terry Roeche


Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Canada
Edmonton Fringe Festival 2009
Produced by Dreamscape Theatre, UK
Melfort Amateur Dramatics – SK, Canada – 2018

5 out of 5 Stars

Art is a subjective creature. One gallery patron sees a monochromatic masterpiece; another sees nothing more than red paint… Back and forth goes the dialogue like a piping hot potato, keeping our attention for the full 75 minutes… It’s a hoot, but perhaps it’s because we catch a glimpse of ourselves in each couple that Red Wine & Canvas resonates so strongly.

The State Newspaper names Ugly Art Best of 2001 in South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Produced by Chapin Community Theatre 2001

“It ran for only three says, but “Ugly Art,” at Chapin Community Theatre, was a thought-provoking, moving, and occasionally funny series of playlets set in an art gallery filled with monochromatic paintings… “

Redditch Advertiser, Worcesterhire, England
Produced by Mouthpiece Theatre, Worcestershire, England 2004

Putting on a theatre performance is always a risky business. You don’t know whether the audience will turn off he telly and risk the chance of a waster evening. Mouthpiece Productions remedies this by taking theatre to the people. And if has certainly deliver the goods with its latest festival offering – Ugly Art… The show was a treat – a performance of this quality is worth traveling to watch. The show was light accessible and above all, very entertaining.

Sumter Item, Sumter, South Carolina

Produced by Urban Theater of Sumter 2004
“Three large canvases (blue, yellow and green) one bench and a small table displaying several wine glasses set the stage for “Ugly Art,” written by last year’s South Carolina playwright’s winner Terry Roueche… The play itself is sophisticated dialogue, evoking laughter through seven vignettes that explore a variety of topics – marriage, control, snobbery, fidelity and artistic talk…

Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina
Produced by BareBones Theatre 2000

“What a surprise to walk into “Ugly Art” the season-closer by the Barebones Theatre Group, and find it fresh and funny… One-acts plus monologue last a crisp 90 minutes…

ENGLAND – Mouthpiece Theatre
Ugly Art 2005
Ugly Art as Red Wine & Canvas 2008

CROATIA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
CANADA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
LOS ANGELES – Drama West
The Old Nick theatre, Gainsborough, UK – 2019

Author: Terry Roeche

Genre: One act romantic plays

Type: One act play

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult any age

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 15 – 20 minutes

Set: Black box theatre. A square red painting on an easel or on the wall.

Level of difficulty: A conversational piece with movement 6/10

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost $10 for this award winning previously produced play

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Ugly Art

Copyright © December 2014 Terry Roeche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act romances:

Naked – a one act romantic comedy about the pitfalls of internet dating
The Window – one act about marriage – and a window
Aracanum – one act play about friends and love