SHORT AND SCARY by Deirdre Girard

£6.00

Short and Scary is a full evening of ten-minute horror plays including a wraparound section to end the evening by calling back the opening play. Nine horror plays with a feminist twist.

Under the Bed where you know what’s coming and that makes it even more frightening.

Camp Lumberjack in which Heloise finds herself trapped in a haunted camp.

The Perfect Boyfriend which opens with Abby terrified because someone has broken in and cleaned her apartment.

Whispering to the Dead featuring a perfect first date until Kyle finds out what Elise does for a living.

15 Minutes in a Haunted House that takes us on a journey that doesn’t end well for Madison’s boyfriend.

The Rest of Your Life with it’s haunting death (or maybe not).

The Night Visitor which probes the demons that follow us.

Take My Place with cries from the attic that never end.

Ghost Pond where a new friend isn’t convinced the local Ghost stories are real, that is until…

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CHARACTERS

UNDER THE BED – MADDIE 30’s, JOSH 30’s

CAMP LUMBERJACK – HELOISE 20’s/30’s, RANDY 20’s/30’s, BARON 20’s/30’s

THE NIGHT VISITOR – ANDREA 20’s/30’s, THE NIGHT VISITOR 40’S+ Female

THE PERFECT BOYFRIEND – ANGELA 20’s, LIBBY 20’s, THE PERFECT BOYFRIEND 20’s/30’s

WHISPERING TO THE DEAD – ELISE 20’s/40’s, KYLE 20’s/40’s

THE REST OF YOUR LIFE – MISTY 30’s/50’s FEMALE, BOB 30’s/50’s

TAKE MY PLACE – HANNA 30’s, OLIVIA 30’S

15 MINUTES IN A HAUNTED HOUSE – MADISON 20’s, ABBY 20’s, MATT 20’S

GHOST POND – GARY 30’s, TIM 30’s, BEN 30’s, SARA 20’s/30’s

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

This is a new collection of short works, but three of the works have been produced in festivals. The Night Visitor: OnStage Atlanta Things That Go Bump festival; Online in various venues in India, listed as favorite play by Atlanta Theater Buzz Media. Whispering to the Dead: OnStage Atlanta Things That Go Bump Festival and Firehouse Center for the Arts Fright Night festival. Camp Lumberjack: Firehouse Center for the Arts Fright Night Festival, voted scariest play by audience.

REVIEWS

Atlanta Theatre Buzz publication (for The Night Visitor): ‘My favorites had to be … and the gradual creepiness and overall effect of Deirdre Girard’s “The Night Visitor,” one of the few with an actual happy (ish) ending.’

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 10 minutes each

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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