Playwright

One-Act Plays


Abby’s Place 

 

Drama.  One Act (50 minutes). 2 males, 1 female.
FemFest, 2006
Published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada
Also in Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays (AUPress, 2012)

Rodney fixes up a northern lake cabin as a healing place for Abby, but it becomes his own salvation.

Abby’s Place by Katherine Koller ISBN 978-1-55435-042-1

Available  from Playwrights Guild of Canada.  

 

Beatty

Comedy.  One Act (10 minutes). 1 male, 2 female.
In Instant Applause (Playwrights Canada Press, 2004); Workshop West Springboards

Beatty wants out of the basement but Ma, who is in a wheelchair, won’t go.


Cowboy Boots and a Corsage

 

Drama.  One Act (50 minutes). 3 males, 3 females.
Edmonton Fringe Festival, 1991; CBC radio, 1992; FemFest, 2003
Excerpted in Taking the Stage Playwrights Canada Press
Also published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada
Also in Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and other Plays (AUPress, 2012).

Roxanne wants out of small town southern Alberta but she can’t leave her mom, Jeannie, yelling at cows on the prairie.

Cowboy Boots and a Corsage by Katherine Koller ISBN 978-1-55173-950-2

Available from Playwrights Guild of Canada.  


Food is Love

Comedy.  One Act (1o minutes).  1 male, 1 female.
King’s Shorts, 2011; Littlefest, 2009

Crystal challenges her son, Cash, on his new girlfriend, who has “eating differences.”

 

Intimacy, Inc.

Comedy. One Act ( 20 minutes). 1 male, 1 female.
Alumnae Theatre, 2007

At Intimacy, Inc., all your relationships are fully guaranteed, or your money back, but Eugenie, the proprietor, has never met a customer like Joseph.

 

Jane’s Second Date

Comedy.  One Act (10 minutes).  1 male, 1 female.
Dramaworks, 2005; 
Littlefest, 2004

Forced to try a dating cafe, Jane and Simplicio meet on the first round, and escape before the second bell rings.

 

Magpie

Drama.  One Act (50 minutes). 3 males, 1 female.
FemFest, 2011; Jagged Edge Theatre, 2001; CBC radio, 1995
Published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada and online at Proplay

Magpie, a parole surveillance officer, runs a halfway house with an agenda of her own.

Magpie (radio) by Katherine Koller ISBN 978-1-55173-537-5

Magpie (stage) by Katherine Koller ISBN 978-1-55290-131-1

Available  from Playwrights Guild of Canada

 

Perdu

Comedy.  One Act (30 minutes). 3 males, 1 female.
Walterdale Playhouse, 2007

Available from Playwrights Guild of Canada and online at Proplay

Pea is dying of malaise as a clerk in the dogfood aisle of Supersave until she is offered the gift of life, a dog named Perdu, from an old man named Konstanty.

 

Sebastian’s First Flight

Comedy.  One Act (10 minutes).  2 males, 1 female.
Littlefest, 2008; Postscripts, 2005; Littlefest, 2005; One Night Stand, 2002

Published in The Prairie Journal 62.

Janet gets seated beside Sebastian, 5, on his first flight to visit his father across the country.

 

Starter Home

Comedy.  One Act (50 minutes). 1 male, 2 females.
Jagged Edge Theatre, 2001
In Three on the Boards, edited by Kit Brennan, Signature Editions, 2007
Also published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada

 

Vanessa and Wayne are in love, and the want to live together.  They find the perfect starter home for rent, but they’re not so sure about the landlady.

Starter Home by Katherine Koller ISBN 1-55173-632-2

Available from Playwrights Guild of Canada.  

 

The Early Worm Club

Comedy.  One Act (50 minutes). 2 males, 1 female.
Jagged Edge Theatre, 2000
Published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada
Also in Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays, AUPress 2012.

Millie, a devout birdwatcher, unexpectedly finds Jarret and Randy early one morning in the woods.

The Early Worm Club by Katherine Koller ISBN  978-1-55290-194-6

 

Available  from Playwrights Guild of Canada.  


The Exchange

Drama. One Act (10 minutes). 2 females.
FemFest 2013, Winnipeg; Swan Day 2013, Cleveland

Published in The Prairie Journal 58.

When Molly comes to see Shauna, she wants to exchange lives.

 

Thumbelina

Children’s. One Act (50 minutes). 2 males, 2 females.
Edmonton Fringe Festival, 1990

An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, with a romantic twist.

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