Short Plays by the Dozen: A Collection by Arthur Keyser


You’re going to enjoy these 12 fun-filled, and often poignant, plays in class and in performance.    

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  • Arthur Keyser

    You’re going to enjoy these twelve fun-filled, and often poignant, plays. In ten to fifteen minutes, they will touch your funny bone and warm your heart as they delight your actors and capture your audiences. Useful for classroom work or staged as readers theatre or full performances, these shows will be the ones you’ll return to again and again.

    What people are saying about Short Plays by the Dozen:

    • Beginning a new career in playwriting after turning 80 doesn’t compute, but Arthur defies the odds. His plays are funny, optimistic and a joy to watch. Howard Millman, former Producing Artistic Director, Asolo Theatre, Sarasota, Florida
    • Dedication and an unstoppable drive to create meaningful theatrical moments are not at every playwright’s disposal, but Art Keyser has these tools and more. If you’ll forgive the obvious pun, we are fortunate theatergoers when Art creates Art!  Jeffery Kin, Artistic Director, The Players Theatre, Sarasota, Florida
    •  Arthur’s successes as a playwright, which first emerged in his eighties, are a wonderful testament to the truth that a passion for the craft knows no age and creative juices can continue to flow indefinitely. Gary Garrison, playwright, author, teacher, and Executive Director, Creative Affairs of the Dramatists Guild of America

    Kudos from a Senior Theatre director: I just finished reading “Short Plays by the Dozen” by Arthur Keyser and I really enjoyed them. They are so clever with many surprising endings. I can’t wait to stage every one of them!

    Click here for the Table of Contents

    Click below to see more about each play and to read a FreeView:
    Mother’s Day
    Starting Over
    Tech Support
    Grown-Up Games
    Blind Date
    It’s Not About Pot Roast
    The Visitor
    The Wisdom of Ganesha
    New Car Shopping
    School for Wives
    The Prize
    High School Reunion

    Click here to read more about Arthur Keyser

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    Arthur S. Keyser