SELECTED PLAYS
By Victor Wishna

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SHEARWATER

Ben, a struggling novelist, has lucked into the gig of a lifetime: ghostwriting a memoir for Esther Lindman, the colorful and infamously outspoken widow of one of the 20th century’s greatest American artists. But when the stories don’t add up, Ben digs deeper, soon discovering that truth — like art — is in the eye of the beholder.

Production Details

RUN TIME: 100 minutes in two acts
CAST: 1 m, 2 f
SET: Single set, with distinct areas

Production History

January 2016 The Living Room Theatre (Kansas City, Mo.)

November 2015       Writer's Den / Staged reading at The Living Room

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WRITTEN OFF

An aging television actor gets the dreaded call from the man upstairs--his producer.

Production Details

RUN TIME: 19 minutes
CAST: 2 m, 1 f
SET: Single set

Production History

July 2016       Kansas City Fringe Festival

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AFTER ALL

A young woman encounters a young man, an expectant father, in the waiting room of a hospital near Disneyland; a conversation that tackles fears of the future and frustrations of the past ultimately comes full circle.

Production Details

RUN TIME: 15 minutes
CAST: 1 m, 1 f
SET: Single set

Production History

July 2014       Kansas City Fringe Festival

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THE IMPRESSIONISTS

At an art gallery opening, a young man interrupts a young woman who is waiting to meet her date—and urges her to reconsider her first impressions.

>>>Download script here.

Production Details

RUN TIME: 12 minutes
CAST: 1 m, 1 f
SET:Single set

Production History

July 2015     Kansas City Fringe Festival

July 2013 Original Playwrights Festival / City Theatre of Independence (MO)*

*Awarded "Best Script" based on audience voting

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TO THE DOGS

At the starting gate of a dilapidated dog-racing track, in the moments before what will turn out to be their final race, three relatively contemplative and articulate greyhounds—the young hotshot Flash O’Lightning, the grizzled vet Blue Smoke Risin’, and the morally conflicted Atta Girl—consider their current situation and the changed life awaiting them.

>>>Download script here.

Production Details

RUN TIME: 10 minutes
CAST: 2 m, 1 f
SET: Single set

Production History

December 2012      6 x 10 Ten Minute Play Festival / The Barn Players Theatre (Mission, KS)

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SHORT AS ANY DREAM

A family and community reacts to sudden tragedy.

>>>Download script here.

Production Details

RUN TIME: 18 minutes
CAST: 3 m, 3 f
SET: Modular set

Production History

June 1996              Staged Reading for Anna Deavere Smith / Stanford University

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