2020 One Act Slam RESCHEDULED! (Again!)

Break A Leg is getting ready to return with our 2nd Annual One Act Slam.

Due to the coronavirus crisis we have rescheduled this event.

The One Act SLAM will now take place in 2021, location TBD.  

Here’s more about the SLAM and the awesome plays we’ll be performing:

This is our yearly one act play competition featuring fully staged readings of new works, in which the audiences votes for your favorite!

Directed by Valerie Adami-Juhlin

Stage Manager: Peter Burford

Free admission/limited-general seating. Donation accepted.

Here’s a sneak peek:

Abuse From Another Life by Fran Handman

Prudence learns some fascinating news from her psychic.  Then she runs into Ernest. What happens next is nothing short of ‘Abuse From A Past Life’.

Fran Handman, an award-winning writer has written many 10 minute plays presented by Samuel French, ARTC, Turnip Marathon, Turtle Shell Productions, MITF. Lyricist/bookwriter for ADDING MACHINE, the Musical, readings by Tru (New Voices), ARTC, MITF. PUCELANDIA, a family show: Turtle Shell Productions, Tru Honorable Mention. POLKA DOT DOOR –children’s TV Show-Toronto. FIX & FOXI AGV Entertainment, Germany.  Dramatist’s Guild, Writer’s Guild of Canada, American Renaissance Theatre (ARTC). LPTW,  BMI lyricist /librettist workshop.  Franhand4@aol.com


Alban’s Garden by Rich Espey

There’s been a murder in Alban’s Gardens. Laura wants answers about what happened to Sharon’s husband.  Sharon wants a little compassion.  What happens when these neighbors, who are strangers, get together?

Rich Espey is a Baltimore playwright lucky enough to have had over 100 productions of his plays throughout the US. Learn more at www.richespey.com.



Baggage by James McLindon

An international airline passenger loses his luggage … and maybe his mind.

James McLindon’s plays have been produced or developed at the O’Neill, Lark, PlayPenn, hotINK Festival, Irish Repertory, CAP21, Samuel French Festival, Victory Gardens, New Repertory, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Seven Devils, and Ashland New Plays Festival,. They have been published by Dramatic Publishing and Smith & Kraus. He is a member of the Nylon Fusion Theatre Company and the Dramatists Guild.


Closing Doors by John Minigan

When fourth-grade teacher Sandra is called on the carpet by old friend and Assistant Principal Valerie for breaking protocol in an active shooter drill, they must decide how they can protect both their students and their friendship.

John Minigan is a Massachusetts Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing and a 2020 New American Voices and 2019 Clauder Competition playwriting winner. Please visit johnminigan.com.


Grandpa’s Last Trip by George Smart

It used to be that we worried about Grandparents falling and hurting themselves.  Now we have to worry about what they might find in our freezers that could take them down some unexpected paths and land them  in the ER.

George Smart is a Boston based playwright who’s twenty-five 10-minute plays have been produced throughout the United States and in England and the Philippines. His full length play “Mr. Teddy had its world premiere in Boston in June of 2014. His group of short plays titled Gay Shorts had its world premiere in Boston in March of 2017.    He is a member of the Open Theater Project in Jamaica Plain, MA, the Boston Playwrights Platform and the Dramatist Guild of America.


Metanoia by Paul McCormick

It’s Judgment Day and Alex is not one to take bad news lying down and  is confident that the Founder can be cajoled and redemption can be secured. In the process self-conceit will give way to self-awareness.

About Paul McCormick:  After taking a playwrighting workshop on a lark following a thirty-five year career in the medical device industry, this 1976 college grad, with a degree in Economics, has found his second act.


The Green Grocer by Joni Ravenna

On the verge of 40, Katie embarks on an unusual diet to turn back the clock. She is further motivated by the attentions of a hunky young grocer. Could she soon be savoring a May/December romance?  Or will looking for love in the fresh produce section leave her wilted?

A graduate of USC, Joni Ravenna is a TV writer, journalist, and award-winning playwright.  In 2019, four of her plays were produced including, “Beethoven and Misfortune Cookies,” and her new play about human trafficking, “Tucked Away,” which came in runner up to the winning play (out of 25)  at the Hollywood Hudson Theatre during Ink Fest.


Trick Me! By John McGoldrick

Joe really wants to be tricked on Halloween. Is that too much to ask? Even when Satan comes to take him to hell?

Michael John McGoldrick’s plays have been finalists in competitions sponsored Trustus Theatre, Alleyway Theater and Playhouse on the Square. His other plays have received staged readings from New Jersey Repertory Company, The Monarch Theater, Jersey City Theater Center, Permafrost Theater Collective and others. He belongs to the American Renaissance Theater Company in Manhattan.