Other Plays by Tom Smith
Smith, Tom (American playwright, 19__-____), “Gray,”
a 30-minute drama in English, set in multiple simple locations, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 2001,
© 2001 by Tom Smith;
• in Tom Smith’s Gray (Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S.A.: The Author, 2001);
• published by Original Works Online, September, 2003;
• script/rights available from Tom Smith, 2205 East Idaho Avenue, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001, U.S.A., e-mail email@example.com, telephone (home/work) 505-521-4389, http://www.tomsmithplaywright.com.
• Script sample available at http://www.tomsmithplaywright.com/documents/Samples/GRAYsampFrame.htm.
• Cited by Tom Smith via ftp January 8, 2004; Smith, says,
Matt (m), 32, a high school history teacher; Pack (m), a skater and street kid; Laura (f), 31, a cool finder.
“Laura is a ‘cool finder,’ a person hired by corporations to observe street culture and predict fashion trends. During one of her visits to a local skate park she encounters Pack, 16, who seems to be a homeless street kid. Pack agrees to help Laura gather information in exchange for money and beer. Soon, the two develop a sort of friendship, and Laura finds herself intrigued with Pack's life story. Matt, who has been in a relationship with Laura for years, is nervous for Laura's safety, and interrupts a meeting between her and Pack. A few days later, Pack shows up at Matt's school, wanting to know more about him and his relationship with Laura. Matt soon becomes fascinated with Pack: with his youth, his strength, his bravado, and his freedom from adult responsibility. He befriends Pack under the pretext of wanting to help him find a more stable life, but soon finds himself attracted to Pack. Matt struggles to understand whether this attraction is sexual, or merely jealousy of Pack's youth. Soon, Pack plays a series of games with both Laura and Matt, pitting them against each other, and raising doubts about their relationship. Ultimately, Pack runs off, leaving Matt and Laura alone, each trying to figure out how their relationship could be so tenuous, and how to put the events into any sort of context.
• “Pack, a street kid, interrupts the comfortable lives of Matt and Laura as their relationship declines.
• “Ideal for small theatres."
• Also in 90-minute format (available at Original Works Online, http://www.originalworksonline.com/home.html.
• Winner, 2004 ATHE Playworks; No Strings Theatre Company/Black Box Theatre, 2002; Crooked Mirror Theatre Company, 2002—workshop.
• Tom Smith is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at New Mexico State University, U.S.A., 1999-present.
• “Tom Smith’s published plays include Marguerita's Secret Diary (Baker's Plays); Gray (Original Works Online); and The Pathmaker, Comedy of Errors (editor), Much Ado About Nothing (editor), Two Gentlemen of Verona (editor), and Love's Labour's Lost (editor) for Encore Performance Publishing. Most recently, Playscripts published Peter Pan: an awfully big adventure, Dangerous, and The Odyssey. His other plays have received productions both nationally and internationally. Tom is the recipient of the 2004 Robert J. Pickering Award for Excellence in Playwriting, the 2004 ATHE Playworks Award, the Orlin R. Corey Outstanding Regional Playwright Award, the Richard Odlin Award, a Seattle Footlights Award, the Dońa Ana Arts Council Newcomer's Award, and has been a selected participant in numerous playwriting festivals across the country. He is a proud member of the Dramatist’s Guild.”—TomSmithPlaywright.com - Bio, http://www.tomsmithplaywright.com/bio.php, accessed June 25, 2007.
love, gay, sexuality, relationships, lust, cutting edge, drama.