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We’re looking for short plays, stories and poems about William Shakespeare for our April show titled “The Shakespeare Sequels.” It’s all about the Bard: reimaginings, parodies or adaptations of his plays; Shakespearean characters featured in modern, strange or unusual settings and situations; or people and places inspired or influenced by Shakespeare. The deadline is February 13 (send to If we select your work for the show, we offer a small honorarium and 2 comp tickets for the performance (at Vintage Theatre in Aurora, Colorado). We all know Shakespeare’s a hit…so write us some sequels!



We are in the middle of rehearsals for our upcoming “Guilty Pleasures” evening. Oh, the secrets! Oh, the passion! Our talented writers, actors and directors look forward to presenting these short plays and stories on Sunday night, February 5 at Vintage Theatre. Here are quotes from three of the pieces we’ll be staging:


“It was THAT kind of obsessive behavior that you can only get away with when you’re young and dumb.”  – Coat by J. Jackson


“I don't want you to think I'm an ordinary vandal.” – Bookish/Speak Up! by Linda Berry


“Here’s some inspirational images of a disconnected life.” – Fading Fast by Colette Mazunik


We’re delighted to announce the cast for One Night Stand Theater’s “Guilty Pleasures”! Our actors for this evening of secret treats and reckless vices are Erin Bell, Linda Swanson Brown, Randy Diamon, Joi Hiatt, Corinne Landy, Lauren Russell, Lorraine Scott, Mauro Segura, Bethany Lillis Tisdale, Brad Wagner and Suzanna Wellens. Lorraine and Suzanna are also directing along with Brenda Hoskins and Jim O’Leary. We’re looking forward to staging our plays and stories about hidden cravings, shameful indulgences, and quirky behavior!


Here are quotes from two of the plays we’ll be presenting on Feb. 5:


“You have a hunger. Not yet for the men, but certainly for the music that attracts them.” – The Fan From Seville by Christine Emmert


“You didn’t have to tell him the hot dog had cat meat in it.” – The Locked Cupboard by Mike Coste


Congratulations to the playwrights and writers whose work will be featured in our next production, “Guilty Pleasures”! Thank you to everyone who sent in plays, stories, and poems about society’s secret delights. We proudly present the following plays and stories for our February 5th show:

  • A man’s guilty pleasure is exposed when his wife catches him in the “Den of Iniquity” by Patrick Gabridge.

  • A music teacher’s gift ignites the imagination of her young student in “The Fan From Seville” by Christine Emmert.

  • The latest high-tech gadget proves too alluring in “Fading Fast” by Colette Mazunik.

  • A budding romance is threatened by the secret hidden in “The Locked Cupboard” by Mike Coste.

  • No excuses are no problem for a high-school teacher in “Post M” by Leigh Rhodes.

  • A coat from Goodwill provides warmth and memories in “Coat” by J. Jackson.

  • Some guilty pleasures are blessings in disguise in “Bookish/Say What?” by Linda Berry.


Remember that Tuesday, December 27 is the deadline to submit short plays, short stories or poems for our One Night Stand Theater “Guilty Pleasures” show on Feb. 5. The show will feature plays, stories and poems about secret cravings, giddy indulgences, quirky behavior, and movies, books, art, or entertainment we’re ashamed to admit we love. Send your play, story or poem to Happy Holidays to one and all!


We have no guilt and there’s a lot of pleasure in this call for submissions for our February 5 show, “Guilty Pleasures”! We’re looking for short plays, stories and poems, comedic or dramatic, about the things you know you shouldn’t do but can’t help yourself. We’re looking for plays and stories about small, innocent personal indulgences or staggering, shameful but delicious sins; a work of art, literature or cinema that is considered a guilty pleasure; or even the play, poem or story itself can be a writer’s guilty pleasure. The deadline is December 27 (send to If we select your work for the show, we offer a small honorarium and 2 comp tickets for the performance (at Vintage Theatre in Aurora, Colorado). So, don’t be shy or embarrassed…it’s time to celebrate guilty pleasures!


We’re happy to announce our 2023 season!

Join One Night Stand Theater for our upcoming staged readings of short plays and stories:


February 5: “Guilty Pleasures”

We shamelessly indulge in an evening of secret treats and reckless vices.


March 26: “The Shakespeare Sequels”

An evening of reboots and reimaginings of the Bard, his plays, and his most famous characters.


June 25: “Holidaze”

Happy holidays, literally! We celebrate a year’s worth of holidays in one evening.


August 13: “Call Me Crazy”

An evening guaranteed to drive you mad with insane ideas and loony crackpots.


October 8: “Sleuths and Spies”

An evening of intrigue and mystery with brilliant detectives, shady private eyes, and sinister secret agents.


We will also present our “In the Works” show in May, featuring Red Rocks Community College playwrights.

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