Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online


Success Stories

Since this Web site opened in April, 1995, validation for its existence has been accumulating.

Here, in reverse chronological order, are some success stories.

From Kaz Getts

March 14, 2006

Hi there Dr Heniford,

Hope this finds you well. Greetings from Sydney Australia. . . . Also had some interest . . . from US TV (from your website :) )which was quite fun!


From Ron Micci

December 29, 2005


I'm getting a heck of a lot more referrals from the Small-Cast Guide than my own website, that's for sure. Happy New Year!


From Katherine Dubois

November 4, 2005

By the way, your website led to two actual paying productions this year. (I get a lot of requests from students who want to do the plays for free.)



From: Jon Dorf

January 8, 2005

Dear Lewis,

Thanks for all of your ongoing work on the Small Cast One Act Website. . . .

And happy new year!

All the best,

Playwright, Screenwriter and Script Consultant
Co-Chair, Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights
Final Draft and Writers Store Resident Playwriting Expert
Member, Dramatists Guild of America

From: Donald Lewis

December 15, 2004

Dear Lewis,

Please know that my play GOOD GIRL was found on your website by the Artistic Director of the Alberta High School of Fine Arts (Canada) and produced in June, 2004 at their Fringe Festival. I also continue to receive requests for the play from high school and college students here in the US and overseas.

Thank you so much again for your wonderful website!


Donald Lewis

From: Chuck Nyren

November 9, 2004


This 'thanks' is late in coming. I listed my one-act (Break Up) many many years ago . Four or five times a year I get requests for production rights - and it's been produced at least a dozen times. Lately, I practically define myself as a 'playwright'....

Chuck Nyren

From: Christine Rusch

October 28, 2004


I have said it many times before, and I will continue to say it. This is an extraordinary resource, for playwrights and all theatre artists. Only a dedicated and accomplished writer ---who can also not only see the large picture but organize and manage it (!) could do this. You are a treasure to us all.

Christine Rusch
P.O. Box 202
Wyandotte, Michigan 48192, U.S.A.
telephone 734-324-3142

From: Shoshannah Boray

June 2, 2004

Have had several inquiries from your listing! Thank you!!!!

Shoshannah Boray
(nee jennifer bloomfield)
Burlington, Vermont 05401, U.S.A.

From: Jim Grover

June 1, 2004

Hi Lewis Just to let you know that the success of your website continues to touch people. A student from North Wales asked for and directed/performed my "Angel Hair" for a finals exam. She seemed happy from the experience and we have kept in touch through email. In the same month a Mexican academic, subject to a government grant, is translating "Changes" into Spanish for a Contemporary Plays in the English Language book. Both found me through your site. The world shrinks before the power of small cast theatre.

Jim Grover
London, England

From: Dr. Kenneth Robbins

May 9, 2004

As a result of the Small Cast One Act Guide Online, "The Audition" is receiving its first production in quite some time. Thanks for making it available to potential producers.

I use the site as a reference for our directing students; I don't know if any of them have found any thing there to produce, but time is on our side.


From: Jonah Knight

April 6, 2004

Hello again. Last September you were kind enough to add my play "Field Work" to your guide. It has since won an award and been produced. Last week I received an email from a director wanting to produce it as part of a one-act festival. She found me on your site. It will be my first production where I will receive a royalty.

I wanted to thank you for providing this great service. I recommend it to all of my playwright friends.

Jonah Knight

From: Trish Sugarek

April 19, 2004

Bakers Plays will publish two of my newest plays, The Guyer Girls [which is listed on your site as a one-act] in its full-length version and as a one-act cutting. And Emma and the Lost Unicorn, a full-length children's fable. Emma is only a month old and has never been produced, yet a major publishing house has enough faith to publish it. There is hope for all of us under-produced unpublished playwrights.

To my fellow writers: "Keep writing, and always mail that script out to as many places and as often as you can!"

Thank you, Lewis, for your support.


Trish Sugarek

From: Daniel Curzon

April 11, 2004

Hi there,

Baker's Plays has accepted "A Fool's Audition" for publication.

They even asked me to expand it to 25 minutes, so I did.

Daniel Curzon

From: Dwayne Yancey

March 3, 2004

Your site is amazing; today I got an inquiry from a juvenile detention center in Ohio looking for a particular script -- not sure if it will meet their needs, but still . . wow.



From: Roy C. Booth

February 14, 2004

Jayme Fraioli will be directing "He Who Gets Laughed At Last" at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts this May due seeing the play listed here, and then securing the script rights from me. Huzzah!

Roy C. Booth

From: Bob Brown

February 9, 2004

Mr. William McPheron, Curator
Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, California 94305-6004

Dear Mr. McPheron,

At the suggestion of Lewis Heniford I'm sending along two copies of my one-act one-person-play, ARNOLD.

I've also included a tape of the show. As someone who knows the theatre, I know you will understand that the acting was for the stage and was not directed for taping.

I should also mention that the play has garnered three playwriting awards.

You have my permission to circulate or duplicate the script in your normal course of business.


Robert S. Brown
52 Stackhouse Lane
Bridgewater, CT 06752
Phone (860) 354-8989
Fax (860) 210-0486

From: Ms. Cris J. Baker-Robins

December 15, 2003

Thank you ... and by the way ... the US Embassy in Turkey has just requested a copy of my script: Room for Alice. This never would have happened without your site. THANK YOU!

Warmest regards,

Ms. Cris J. Baker-Robins

From: Dawson Moore

December 9, 2003

I've been passing on the website to a number of different locations. I also recently produced a show I found there, Kristin Lazarian's "Sophisticated Barflies," at my college.


From: Roy C. Booth

December 9, 2003

"Snipes' Hunt" was produced at the University of Pune, in Pune, India due its inclusion on your wonderful site.

Roy C. Booth

From: Fred Sahner

November 6, 2003

Thank you very much for running such an excellent listing. It is very good of you to do this.

Best wishes,

Fred Sahner

From: Dave Tucker

September 16, 2003

Thanks so much for your service. I have had many requests for scripts and several productions since you posted my work on your web site.

Dave Tucker ("Figment")

From: Donald Lewis

September 4, 2003

The ". . . Australian production at the Mackay Festival of Arts came about through your website. The play was also found on your website by a high school student who used it in a year's worth of forensic competitions. In addition, I've received more than a dozen requests from high school and college students to use the play, either for forensics, productions or classwork.

Thank you so much again.


Donald Lewis ("Good Girl")

From: Matt Casarino

July 17, 2003

Thank you so much for your site! I recommend it to everyone. I've had inquiries about every play I've listed from people who saw them on your site. You're doing a wonderful service to starving playwrights (is that redundant?) everywhere.



From: Emil Sher

June 12, 2003

I'd been meaning to write for ages now but as you know, procrastination has pride of purpose in a playwright's tool box. First and foremost, many thanks for the wonderful work you do in introducing plays to a global audience. It's one thing to write a play; it's a whole other matter bringing that play to the attention of those who might otherwise never know about it. On that note you've done a world of good on behalf of playwrights like myself. Thanks to your site, Sanctuary has been produced in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K, with an upcoming production in Australia. . . .

Thanks again, and keep up the fine work.


Emil Sher

From: Harry Cronin

May 17, 2003

As a result of being listed on your web site, MEMOIRS OF JESUS was produced at the Epcor Center for the Arts in Calgary, Alberta. The play opened in February of 2003 and played for about three weeks. I was able to go to Calgary and see it, and it was a wonderful experience. Thanks!

Harry Cronin

From: Gordon Osmond

March 24, 2003

I'm incredibly indebted to you, Dr. Heniford, for the exposure which your website has given to my small-cast, one-act plays.  Most of my plays have found happy homes in high schools and other similar venues thanks to you.  This one, Unclean Hands, will, I hope, appeal to a bolder audience.

Gordon Osmond

Chula Vista, California 91910-7840, U.S.A.,

From: Paulette Thompson

March 15, 2003

I just wanted to let know how awesome your site is. Last November I found a play on your site that brought our group success. In our first attempt at competing in a One Act Festival here in Saskatchewan, Canada, we won the Runner Up Award to the best play. It was quite an accomplishment. Thanks and keep up the great work.

Paulette Thompson

From: Gordon Osmond

February 23, 2003

Your website has been terrific in getting me productions, the most recent of which takes place in Toronto on March 3 (Viva La Muerte). I just finished this play, Points, and immediately thought of including it with the others of mine which appear on your site.

Kind regards.

Gordon Osmond,

From: A. Giovanni Affinito

November 9, 2002

Dear Dr. Heniford,

Once again, it's time to thank you for continuing with your great website.

Dinner at Dario's will have it's second New York production this year, and On Golden Wings gets a production in Rome, Italy with Second Sunday in May at the
Teatro Colloseo.  It's a dream fulfilled and I thank you.

A. Giovanni Affinito

From: Geralyn Horton

August 19, 2002

Dearest Lewis Heniford,

For the last year or two I've been getting about 3 requests a week from students to do one of my plays in their schools—very gratifying, and most coming to me from your site, I suspect.

Geralyn Horton
actor, playwright, critic
selected writings online at

From: Nick A. Moreno

July 29, 2002


The text looks great on all of the pages for David-Matthew's [Barnes] plays. . . . Thank you again for all of your support. David-Matthew has a new
website,, which will be up on the web by late tonight (Monday). We are providing a link to your site in the "Links" section of his. Last week, I received over a dozen inquiries - all of which were generated from your site.

Theatrical Literary Manager

From: S. R. Roy

June 10, 2002

Dear Mr. Heniford:

Thank you for forwarding my information to Bray Arts. I'm not sure if anything will come of it, but I'm happy to inform you that one of my plays ("Traditions") was produced in Australia last summer as a result of having been listed on your site, and a second play ("Caretakers") is being considered by the same troupe for production this coming season. I had listed my first plays on your site and then forgotten about them, so you can imagine my surprise and pleasure when I started receiving inquiries about them from all over the world and actually collected my first royalties.

Thank you very much for offering this service to playwrights like me who might not otherwise get the opportunity to make their works available to a wide audience.

S. R. Roy


From: Katherine Dubois

May 31, 2002

. . . [Your] site has led to three productions for me; I only wish I could find a comparable site for full-length plays. . . .

Thanks for the great service you provide.


From:Roy C. Booth

March 29, 2002

Hello, thought I'd get you up to date on me and my work (btw, I still get quite a few offers through your site - "Cafe a la Ionesco" has been going great guns!)

. . . Here's an odd coincidence for you: "Snipes' Hunt" was produced in Dehra Dun, India, and "Nibbles" in Bangalore, India, within two months of one another.  Weird.

Again, thanks!

Roy C. Booth

From: Mark Harvey Levine

March 14, 2002

Thank you for your website.  I have received several queries for my play Scripted, and a production in the London Ontario fringe festival, and at a high school in New York via your site!

Mark Harvey Levine

From: Karen Bernardo

Tue 12 Feb 2002

I contacted you about a year ago about how one learns to write plays. You were so helpful and encouraging, so I wanted to let you know what's been going on with my playwriting "career" since then. I read voraciously, then looked in vain for a playwriting course or group near us (and my inability to find one surprised me somewhat, since we live near a state university, a community college, and several community theater groups). I finally located a former college professor, currently unemployed, who had taught playwriting in the past and was willing to give one-on-one lessons. I then completed two one-act plays (with three characters each). My "tutor" and I are talking about the possibility of trying to form some kind of playwriting guild locally, since apparently none exists, and staging at least public readings. In the meantime, however, I have taken the liberty of attaching one of my plays, "Telephone," to this email, and I'd appreciate any comments you may have. Thanks so much for your continued inspiration.

Karen Bernardo

From: Nancy Gall-Clayton

Wed, 9 Jan 2002

. . . I truly appreciate being part of your great site! Although I only had 4 plays on last year, I was pleased to receive 30 or so queries and 16 who requested a full script.

Thank for your work on behalf of the short play (and in my case, the short playwright).


From: A. Giovanni Affinito

Wed, 9 Jan 2002

Your wonderful website continues to bring me productions everywhere. The latest is a production of Second Sunday in May in England. Attached is a photo from a performance of "Dinner at Dario's" at the Riant Theatre in NYC. I hereby grant permission for its use on the site and elswhere.

Thanks a million,

A. Giovanni Affinito

From: Katherine Dubois

Thu, 29 Nov 2001

. . . I've sent listings for two new plays to you today.

But mostly I wanted to let you know that your index has led to two productions for me, one this past month, in Connecticut, and one upcoming this February in Canada.

Thanks so much.

Katherine Dubois

From: A. Giovanni Affinito

Tue, 20 Nov 2001

Unlimited thanks for your website.

Another one of my plays listed with you, has been picked up by STI (Studio Theatre Inc.) in NYC and had a successful run, in fact they asked for two
extra performances. The play, "Dinner at Dario's," was also chosen as a fundraiser for Ground Zero theatres in NY to support them financially, after
the events of Sept. 11.

Many thanks,

A. Giovanni Affinito

From: J. Adam Edwards

Thu, 25 Oct 2001

I found your site today. This has saved us a pile of work! We'll be adding a link to our site tomorrow!

Are you interested in contributions of suitable plays?



J. Adam Edwards
Head of Learning and Information Services
And Convenor - UK Libraries Plus
Central School of Speech and Drama
Embassy Theatre
Eton Ave

Tel:       020 7559 3995
Fax:      020 7722 4132

From: A. Giovanni Affinito

Wed, 2 May 2001 21:23:33 EDT

Mr. Heniford,

I must, again, thank you for the privilege of being listed on your website. Calls for my plays continue to accumulate; most recently from New York City,
Rome, Italy and Dublin, Ireland. Thank you so much.


A. Giovanni Affinito

From: Eric Peterson

Monday, April 9, 2001, 12:16:50 -0400

. . . Thanks SO much for the service you provide; I think I'm getting a production out of this! Thankyouthankyouthankyou ...

Eric Peterson

From: Nick Moreno

Subject: Re: Posted (and new) one-act plays by David-Matthew Barnes
Thursday, April 5, 2001, 12:52:14 EDT

Dear Mr. Heniford:

My name is Nick Moreno and I am a Chicago-based literary manager. I am contacting you in regards to my client, David-Matthew Barnes, whose plays
"Are You All Right In There?", "Number 76" and "Threnody" are listed on your web site.

I am pleased to say that we have had an overwhelming response to Mr. Barnes work and as a result of the listing on your website, his plays have been
produced at high schools, community theatres, theatre festivals and competitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Northern California, Washington, Iowa, Arizona, Colorado, Missouri and even Western Australia. I receive weekly inquiries for his work and the majority of the producers I am contacted by all tell me that your web site is where they discovered Mr. Barnes' plays. . . .

Nick Moreno

From: Erika Gottron

Subject: Re: Mr. Gilkey

March 30, 2001


I just wanted to inform you that I performed your play for my class today and it was a big success...they all loved it and were wondering where I found
such an amazing script...I just wanted to pass on that little tidbit of information to brighten your day...

Erika Gottron

From: R. Jerry Adams

Subject: EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD from the Awesome Library

March 10, 2001

Congratulations!  Your site has been selected for an Editor's Choice Award  from the Awesome Library, a collection of the top 5% of sites in the field of K-12 education. To find the link, go to "" and search for the word: heniford

In order to be included in the Awesome Library, a site must meet the standards and criteria presented on our Ratings page:  Because the Awesome Library only includes the very best sites, it has been rated as the top resource for "k-12 education" in many of the popular search engines, such as Google, Alta Vista, Direct Hit, Lycos, Ask Jeeves, MSN, Excite, Infoseek (Go Network), Inference, Northern Light, and

I wish to thank you, on behalf of teachers, students, parents, and librarians everywhere, for making your carefully developed resource available.



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From: A. Giovanni Affinito

Subject: Success Stories

January 30, 2001

Thank you, Mr. Heniford, for your great website.  One of my plays in  your listing has received two queries for performances.  One from the Appalachian
State University, and the other From the National Law School in India. This site is greatly appreciated.

A. Giovanni Affinito

From: DJ Sanders

Subject:  "Changes in contact info"

December 21,  2000

Thank you once again for all your support of one-act plays and emerging playwrights.  You are making a difference in the theatre community!

DJ Kaiser-Sanders

From: Brent Hartinger

Subject:  "Prom Night"

December 17,  2000

Thanks, Lewis, it looks fine.  Really appreciate the service—play's been produced 5-6 times through you (but no one's ever bothered to send a check or reviews!).

Brent Hartinger

From: Biblioteca Virtual de Estudos Culturais (Cultural Studies Virtual Library)

Subject:  "Seu site no Prossiga/CNPq"

October 18, 2000

Mr. Heniford:

We are pleased to inform that your site has been included in our CULTURAL STUDIES VIRTUAL LIBRARY.

The Cultural Studies Virtual Library  is an Internet compiler of useful information for Cultural Studies researchers.  In it you will find detailed information on scientific and cultural meetings; articles; printed, eletronic and on-line periodicals; conventional and virtual libraries; scientifical associations and research institutions; non-governmental organizations; research support agencies; libraries ans publishing houses; bibliographies; chats; discussion lists and much more. . . . There are more than 2000 of organized, commented and always updated data that together form a seminal tool for academic research support. The Cultural Studies Virtual Library was created by Prossiga and is developed by PACC (Advanced Program of Contemporary Culture) of the Federal University of  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Visit us at and please help us to disseminate our work by making reference of it and when appropriate including it in your site or list of links.

Muito obrigado.

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Thank you.

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From: Jeff Elwell

Subject:  "Evening Education"

September 19, 2000

Mr. Heniford:

Thought I'd let you know that "Evening Education" was a winner in the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival and will be published in early 2001 by Samuel French.  Also, the play was actually written and copyrighted in 1991.

Thanks.  Glad to see that you are still going strong.  I think I've had 7 or 8 productions of various plays from queries based on this site. I've received queries from more than 100 producers during the last two years.

Jeff Elwell


From: Jon Dorf

Subject:  another success story

July 31, 2000

Hi Lewis,

Just wanted to let you know that Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma will be producing SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE? after finding it on your site. It's my first
military production and my first production in Oklahoma.  Thanks again for maintaining this fabulous resource for playwrights and producers alike!

All the best,


Playwright and Screenwriter
Home Page of Playwright and Screenwriter Jon Dorf
Managing Director, Philadelphia Dramatists Center


From:Roy C. Booth

Subject: Success Stories

June 26, 2000

. . . I'd also like to thank you at this time for all of the hard work you have put into this project and in the granting of the potential for playwrights like myself to garner a bit more publicity and such.  I find your website to be highly valuble and hope for its continued success.


Roy C. Booth


From: David DeWitt

Subject: Success Stories

January 30, 2000

This is a great resource for theatre students and more; it's commendable to put it together.


David DeWitt,


From: Mark Scharf

Subject: Success Stories

January 24, 2000

Since being listed on your web site, I have received several inquiries from all over the world (England, South Africa, Australia) and have enjoyed having my one-act play Lizard Brains being performed in Singapore in September on 1999! Many, many thanks.

All best wishes,

Mark Scharf,


From: Nathan Ross Freeman

Subject: Success Stories

September 10, 1999

Wonderful!!! Thank you for existing.  Anything I can do to expedite your mission, let me know.

Nathan Ross Freeman,

From: Dave Brandl

Subject: Success Stories

October 17, 1998

Thanks for the site.  Since putting some of my plays on the site, I have received many inquiries from all across the country, and even as far as England and Singapore, leading to at least a few productions.

This is a great resource!

Dave Brandl,

From: Ron Micci

Tuesday, March 3, 1998

Subject: Another Success Story!


           I wanted to pass along to you that I received a script solicitation for "Happy Endings" this morning from Sara Rantschler, a drama student (presumably college) in Eugene, Oregon, as a result of the Small Cast Guide listing.

            Voila!  Another success story.


            Ron ["Ron Micci" <>]

From: Michael T. Folie

Tuesday, 30 September 1997

. . . I continue to receive numerous requests for my short plays from people who have discovered them on your Site. Thanks. M

From: Jonathan Dorf

Subject: GUNPLAY production

Fri, 11 July 1997

Just a brief note to let you know that the listing of BOOKENDS is leading to a production of GUNPLAY (of which FOREPLAY, now listed, is a part). The drama teacher at Lyman High School in Florida saw BOOKENDS and was interested in reading it. It's not really appropriate for high school, but eventually the trail of scripts I sent her for consideration led her to my GUNPLAY trilogy. She liked it, and Lyman will use it for the International Thespian competition in January. So thanks!

From: Terryl Paiste

Subject: Quality

Fri, 27 Jun 1997

4249 Berritt Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-3546, U.S.A.

I am impressed by the professional quality of this web page. No, more than impressed. Staggered. I haven't seen anything else with such polish on the net. Congratulations, and thanks!

From: Michael T. Folie

Subject: My Listings

Sun, 20 Apr 1997 07:06:10 -0400

FYI, I've gotten an inquiry from as far away as Tasmania. A student at the University there saw my listings on your site and asked to see several of my one-acts to consider for a short play festival. M

From: JJ Musgrove

Subject: Production of My One-Act Play: 30 Minutes

Thu, 10 Apr 1997 11:20:49 -0500

Thank you very much for your service. My one-act play ["30 Minutes"] is currently in production by director Lisa Waugh at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. She told me that she found the description of the play on your service. Once again, thank you.

From: Jeffery Scott Elwell

Subject: Success Stories

Mon, 24 Mar 1997 14:19:58 -0500 (EST)

I wanted to let everyone know how well this site has worked for me. Sincedepositing my citations in the summer of 1996, I have had literally dozensof inquiries from around the world and the country. One play, "First Date,"opened in Lund, Sweden, at the Cafe Theatre on March 9, 1997. Also, lookfor an article soon to be appearing in the Dramatists Guild Quarterly dealing with marketing your plays via the Internet. This site gets a great plug.

Jeffery Scott Elwell

From: Michael T. Folie

Sat, 22 Mar 1997 17:27:30 -050010:38 AM 3/22/97 -0800

FYI, Theatre students at Rochester Institute of Technology(yes, there are some; I assume their approach to acting is, well, technical)are going to perform my entire Naked Mole Rats in the World of Darknesscollection towards the end of May. The director found out about it from mylisting on your web-page and e-mailed me asking for a copy.

Thanks again.


From: Kathryn Smith

Tue, 18 Mar 97 16:15:40 0500

Organization: Electric City Playhouse

Dr. Heniford -- Thanks for listing my plays. I recently had an inquiry from South Africa about one. . . . I plan to write about your web site in the ScriptWriters of South Carolina newsletter I publish.

K Smith

From: James J. Brunelle

Subject: For Your "Successes" Page

Thu, 06 Feb 1997 23:34:54 -0400

Dear Lewis,

I wanted to thank you for listing my play "HAM RADIO" on yourwebsite. Just in the last four days, I've had three requests forscripts. It looks like all will produce the play! This site is a great resource and it gives hope to the playwright who loves to write, but hates being a salesman!

Several scripts of my plays can now be read at my website at URL:

Thank you so much.


James J. Brunelle

Visit my Playground at:

From: Beth Campbell Stemple

Subject: web site

Sun, 2 Feb 1997 23:08:55 -0500

Thank you, Dr. Heniford. My play, "Frank Capra Gets His Wings,"was directed by Devin Standard Shallow of Prairie High School inVancouver, WA. He took the play to a high school competition atLower Columbia College, and won best director (runner up), and theactress won best actress of the competition. There were 13 playsin the competition. Thank you for making this possible.

From: Bruce Kane

Subject: new e-mail address

Fri, 31 Jan 1997 16:34:36 -0800

Organization: Bruce Kane Prods

My e-mail address has changed. Previous: New: vid@wenet. Net.

Thought you'd like to know my play "Opposites Attract" is now in rehearsal in England. I assume they found it through you. I've also just received an inquiry from Ireland. Interesting for a play written in Los Angeles.

Bruce Kane

From: Anne Phelan

Subject: Your Web Site

Thu, 26 Dec 1996 07:06:00 -0500

Dear Mr. Heniford:

About a year ago you were kind enough to include my work on your one act web site. I just wanted to let you know that over the past month I've had two requests for copies of my play"White Gloves," one from Alaska. In addition, one of the one acts I have on your listing has been produced (though not via your web site). May I update its information? [Webmaster answer: Yes.]

Best wishes for 1997.

From: Allen L. Hubby

Subject: web site

Thu, 31 Oct 1996 16:35:31 -0800

Organization: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

WOW. Deeply impressed.

1. The Dramatists Play Service web site has moved. The new URL is:

2. We will soon have a database of all of our 1-act plays. Would you like a copy? Any preferred format (text, Access, DBase...?)

Keep up the good work!

Yours truly,


Director of Operations, Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

[Webmaster's note, April 10, 1997: via e-mail, March 20, 1997, Allen did, indeed, forward this database of all DPS one-acts as promised. The citations were formatted for print and online presentation.]

From: Kolbet Schrichte

Subject: Re: Update of citation

Thu, 29 Aug 1996 17:53:53 -0400

Organization: The PressRoom Online Services

Thanks for the corrections opportunity. The last name of the playwright for "Mrs. Fiske Against the Wind" is spelled SCHRICHTE (note 2nd last letter T) A full website of information about Mrs.Fiske, the play and the playwright is available at if it is possible to include this as hypertext on your page.

We have had both email and calls which I believe are from your site, you're doing a great service for the theatre.


From: Arlene

Subject: Reading Copy

Mon, 1 Apr 1996 22:49:18 GMT-6

My wife and I have been looking for some man/woman plays to act out ourselves. Could you Email us a reading copy of the following?Heniford, Lewis W. (American educator, author, director, playwright, 1928- ), "An Odious Damned Lie," a comedy-drama, 1m1f. If so, ASCII format would be preferred. [Webmaster note: A copy was sent.]

Thank you so much!

From: David Scott King

Subject: RE: Thanks

Sat, 2 Mar 1996 23:31:50 -0800


Thank you for taking the time to point me toward your page. I just got started with the internet about a month ago and have been looking for just such a cite. I printed the bibliography and think I've found a few helpful books in it.

I'm a 24 year old lighting designer by trade and playwright by love. I currently hold residency at PCPA in Santa Maria, CA as their Master Electrician and one of 2 resident lighting designers.

From: Dan Zellner

Subject: Success Stories from your Website!

29 February 29, 1996

Hi Lewis,

Just thought I'd tell you that Bettina Grassmann (a Canadian playwright who participated in Studio Z's PIER program) was contacted by the Los Angeles Playhouse. They saw her listing on your website and now want to see the script.

A thousand thanks!!!

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| Glossary of Genres | Bibliography for Playwrights | Playbills by Themes |
| Eighty Script Analyses (in Print Volume) | Source Directory for Scripts |
| Visits Counter | Success Stories |
| Form for Submitting New Citation | | Form for Ordering 1/2/3/4 for the Show |
| Present Web Links | Adding Web Links |
| Guest Book | Disclaimer | General Bibliography |
| About the Author |
Quick Connections to Cast Size/Gender Menus
1 Actor
| One-Male Plays | One-Female Plays |
2 Actors
| One-Male-One-Female Plays | Two-Male Plays | Two-Female Plays |
3 Actors
| One-Male-Two-Female Plays | Two-Male-One-Female Plays | Three-Male Plays |
| Three-Female Plays |
4 Actors
| One-Male-Three-Female Plays | Two-Male-Two-Female Plays |
| Three-Male-One-Female Plays | Four-Male Plays | Four-Female Plays |

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1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, Vols. 1 and 2

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