Adam C. Sharp Writer

The following are plays, one-acts and media writing. For full versions please contact Adam C. Sharp (509-979-6583 or tchcreate@aol.com).

PLAYS  

Adam C. Sharp and Jenn Sharp

Adam C. Sharp and Jenn Sharp in an original dance, "How We Met" conceived by Adam C. Sharp and choreographed by Amanda Reese and Mikayla Daniels. Premiered at Scenes of Life: Living at the Moment. Spokane, WA (2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FULL LENGTH PLAYS

 

Phoenix Rising

A Cloud of Victims

Through All the Tomorrows

In Darkness Without Fear

 

ONE ACT PLAYS

“Lawn Wars”

“The Invisibles”

“Rest Stop Ahead”

“The Devil May Call”

"Stress Balls"

"Self Help"

"The Eruption and the Baby"

"Director's Dream"

“Exorcising Together”

"The Customer is Never Right"

"The Four Dragons" (Readers Theater Folk Story)

"Lazy Jack" (Readers Theater Folk Story)

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FULL LENGTH PLAYS

Phoenix Rising

Genre: Futuristic-Suspense

Cast: 3M, 4W and 1M and 1W (for Prologue)

Set: A Seclution Chamber

 

SYNOPSIS: 7 People. 7 Days. One Chamber. Everything Can Change.

In the future we have the ability to send seven experts in various fields of study (mathematician, physicist, chemical engineer, philosopher, historian, artisan and sociologist) to a Chamber where the elements in the surroundings connect to their brain waves to predict the global future. But, this time, when a new group of experts meet they may be able to not only predict, but directly influence the future. Many ideas and questions are explored as well as the relationships between the characters.

Sample:Phoenix_Rising_Sample

Performances: 

Spokane, Washington (2014)

 

 

Cast

 (From Left) Savannah Demery, Don Young, Trathan Connolly, Kayla Miller, Doug Hitch, Beky Maxwell, Eleisha Peterson.

 

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A Cloud of Victims

Genre: Suspense-Drama

Cast: 3M, 3W, 1 M or W, 2 Non-Speaking M or W

Set: Hotel room

SYNOPSIS: A secluded island hotel room becomes the stage for six people to discover their cares, fears and true selves. Sam and Connie took this important vacation and soon found that the hotel became overrun by terrorists. While trying to stay safe in their room they are joined by other victims of the raid: the older lovers, Leon and Silvia; Steve; and finally Melody. In this room, each discovers the truth about him/herself and finds comfort and frustration with one another. But, they must also battle with the impending danger outside the room and some may need to make a fatal decision which will affect them all.  

 

Sample: A Cloud_of_Victims

Performances:

Spokane, Washington (2012)

Staged Reading Spokane, Washington (2010)

 

Leon struggles with Steve

(From Left) Mikayla Daniels, Marcie Summers, Dixie Sampson and Chris Bastible. (In Front) Matthew Williams and Brad Laird in A Cloud of Victims (2012)

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Through All of the Tomorrows

Genre: Futuristic Psychological Thriller

Cast: 3M, 2W

Set: Rectangular metallic table and five metal chairs

SYNOPSIS: The Earth can no longer sustain life. Many ships are sent to find an inhabitable planet. This is the story of one ship. As the story begins, one of the crew members was left for dead on the planet they finished examining. Now, the crew must continue their mission. The only problem is who left him there and why? When a startling discovery occurs the crew must face their fears and responsibilities that are much bigger than any of them expected.

Sample: Through_All_of_the_Tomorrows

Performances:

Staged Reading Moscow, Idaho (2010)

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In Darkness Without Fear

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Cast: 1M, 3W, 1 M or W

Set: Wall (Flat), table and a chair

SYNOPSIS: This dark and frightening play is for mature audiences only. Molly invites Drake into her house after he tells her he is being chased by a bear. Soon, the conversation turns into a hunter and prey situation between the two of them. Next, we discover the root of Drake’s crime. Filled with twists and turns through the various confrontations, the audience will be guessing until the explosive ending. 

Sample: In_Darkness_Without_Fear

Performances:

Spokane, Washington (2014)

 

 Jenn Sharp and Chris Bastible in In Darkness Without Fear Directed by Adam C. Sharp at Spokane Community College (2014)

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ONE ACT PLAYS:

"Lawn Wars"

Genre: Farce

Cast: 3M, 1W

Set: The look of a front yards with a fence and a mailbox

SYNOPSIS: Who doesn't want a beautiful lawn? But, what if there was a section of grass where you shared the lawn with your neighbor and he mowed it days before you mowed your grass? George must defend his front yard and his wife's honor all before eating his morning soy bacon breakfast And, his enemies and allies slowly become clear to him in this modern day farce.

Sample: Lawn Wars  

Performances:

Spokane, Washington (2011)

Moscow, Idaho (2010)

Andy Duncan and Marcie Summers in "Lawn Wars" Directed by Will Gilman (2011)

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"The Invisibles"

Genre: Abstract Drama

Cast: 4W

Set: Two chairs

SYNOPSIS: In this expressionistic play, four women who are victims of a form of abuse from their husband or boyfriend share the same dream where each must face her own fear when confronting her individual abuse.

Sample: The_Invisibles

Performances:

Moscow, Idaho (2011)

Spokane, WA (2015)

The Invisibles by Adam C. Sharp

Tanya Morton-Brownlee, Kandyce Carrcallen, Kelsey Weddle and Esa Lariviere in "The Invisibles" directed by Jhon Goodwin at Spokane Civic Theatre (2015)

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"Rest Stop Ahead"

Genre: Dramady

Cast: 1M, 1W and 1 M or W

Set: Bench

SYNOPSIS: Haley, a young woman in her early twenties, is sitting on a bench at a rest stop when Vik, her boyfriend who is also in his early twenties, comes to the stop. Together, while at the low point in their lives, they discover that Haley may be pregnant. Now, they must decide their future and if they will stay together or call it quits.

Sample: Rest_Stop_Ahead

Performances:

Spokane, Washington (2012)

Moscow, Idaho (2011)

Rest Stop Ahead at Spokane Community College 2012

Jess Waldon and Joseph Repetti in "Rest Stop Ahead" Directed by Andy Duncan at Spokane Community College (2012)

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"The Devil May Call"

Genre: Psychological Mystery

Cast: 1M, 2W

Set: Outside seating area of a restaurant

SYNOPSIS: Joe meets Heather at a restaurant because she has information about his extramarital affairs. And she is willing to make a deal with him in exchange for not telling his wife. But, there's more to the scheme than what appears.

Sample: The_Devil_May_Call

Performances:

Spokane, Washington (2013)

Chris Bastible, Elizabeth Carrigan and Cherise Marshall (behind) in "The Devil May Call" Directed by Brad Laird at Spokane Community College (2013)

 

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"Stress Balls"

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 2 M or W

Set: Bench

SYNOPSIS: A person sits down and offers the other a stress ball. Soon we discover that the first person is the owner of a stress ball company. But, it's what follows is a conversation about what is important when finding a job and what is important to the boss.

Sample: Stress_Balls

Performances:

Spokane, Washington (2013)

Spokane Valley, Washington (2015)

Jacqeline Davis and Amanda Culwell in "Stress Balls" Directed by Mikayla Daniels at Spokane Community College (2013)

 

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"Self Help"

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 1M, 1W 2 Either

SYNOPSIS: A man and a woman self help writers are both accidentally scheduled to give a talk at a bookstore at the same time. But, we soon learn that they may know each other and we will learn more about their relationship than we realize.

Sample: Self_Help

Performances:

Spokane, Washington (2013)

Self HelpSelf Help

 

Aaron Carrcallen and Kandyce Lane in "Self Help" at Ignite! Theater Second Annual Booklight Series

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"The Eruption and the Baby"

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 1M, 1W

Set: Bed and bassinet

Synopsis: The woman tries to put the baby to sleep, but when the man has a 'gastric release' and awakens the baby she tells him it's his turn to put the baby to sleep. The lighthearted, yet realistic discussion leads to comedy that will leave the audience in tears from laughter.

Sample: The_Eruption_and_the_Baby

Performances:

Spokane, Washington (2012)

The Eruption and the Baby with Chris Bastible and Mikayla Daniels

 Chris Bastible and Mikayla Daniels in "The Eruption and the Baby" Directed by Marcie Summers at Spokane Community College (2012)

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"Director's Dream"

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 1M, 1W, 2 M or W

Set: One Rolling Chair

Sound: Easy Listening Music

SYNOPSIS: What really goes on in a director's mind during a rehearsal to escape the stress of the actors and crew? Your audience will be laughing in the aisles with this short, fun comedy.

Sample: Directors_Dream

Performances:

Spokane, Washington (2014)

 Eleisha Peterson, Beky Maxwell, Hannah McKee and James Jones in "Director's Dream" Directed by Brad Laird at Spokane Community College (2014)

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"Exorcising Together"

Genre: Dramady

Cast: 1M, 1W

Set: Open Stage

SYNOPSIS: Two friends discuss their difficulties as each reveals their biggest personal problems while they exercise together.

Sample: Exorcising_Together

Performances:

Spokane, Washington (2014)

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Kandyce Carrcallen and Nick Wittman in a Staged Reading of "Excorsizing Together" at Ignite! Theatre Third Annual Booklight Series.

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"The Customer is Never Right"

Genre: Comedy

Set: Minimal (Could have nothing)

Cast: 2M or W and 1 M or W

SYNOPSIS: A person walks is in a store and begins to harass the salesperson, but the salesperson may be smarter than the person realizes.

Sample: The_Customer_is_Never_Right

Performances:

Spokane Community College (2013)

The Customer is Never RightHannah McKee and Kayla Miller in "The Customer is Never Right" Directed by Matthew Williams, Spokane Community College (2013)

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"The Four Dragons" (Readers Theater Folk Story)

Genre: Fantasy

Cast: 11 M or F (Doubling or Tripling Possible)

SYNOPSIS: This story reveals the secret behind the four rivers in China. We follow the selfless acts of the four dragons (Long Dragon, Yellow Dragon, Black Dragon and Pearl Dragon) and how they pay for disobeying the Jade Emperor.

Script: "The Four Dragons" (Readers Theater Folk Story)

Performances:

First Night Spokane, Spokane, Washington (2011)

Added to Teach for Friendship as an educational resource

The Four Dragons at First Night Spokane

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"Lazy Jack" (Readers Theater Folk Story)

Genre: Allegory

Cast: 12 (Doubling or Tripling Possible; at least two Males and two Females)

SYNOPSIS: Jack is a just lying around when his mother decides that it's time that he finds a job. So, he tried to find many jobs and is given many gifts, but he can't seem to hold onto the gifts he is given. But, his mistakes may lead to positive results.

Script: Lazy_Jack_Folk_Tale_Readers_Theatre_retold_by_Adam_C._Sharp

Performances:

Spokane, Washington (2009)