Many of these plays have received productions or readings throughout the U.S., as noted, from New York City (Theatre Row, 42nd Street) to Orange County and points between and beyond.

    Actors' Theatre (Santa Cruz) has produced or stage-read several in 8 Tens @ Eight, the second oldest ten-minute play festival in the U.S.

    Other San Francisco Bay Area companies staging full productions include Pear Avenue Theatre and The Tabard Theatre.

    Many have placed in national festivals and contests, including at Playhouse on the Green, Actors' Theatre (Santa Cruz), Ross Valley Players, Camino Real Playhouse, and The ArtsCenter.

    For a synopsis, history, excerpt, photos, and more, click a play's link below:

    Ten-Minute Plays

     RetrogradeMultiple productions, published
     The Case of the Cereal KillerMultiple productions
     Finding GodProduced
     The Miles High ClubProduced
     Last CallProduced
     What Ever Happened to HanuClaus?Produced
     Richard III epilogue (or Rosencrantz and Guildenthird, Still Dead)Produced
     Alternate ProposalProduced, staged readings
     Two JewsStaged readings
     Attention Surplus DisorderStaged readings
     Murder of the FirstStaged reading
     IntermissionNew play reading
     Taking Back the StageNew play reading
     The New Real
     Alas, No More
     Lying in Wait



     Lot in LifeMultiple staged readings
     The Big Fish StoryContest finalist
     Full RetrogradeNew play reading
     Interpersonal Relations  Produced


    Full Lengths

     More Than Petticoats  Produced
    (Principal Writer)
     Original SynergyStaged readings, multiple contest finalist
     Self ExpressionStaged readings
     Winter FolliesProduced


    Just For Fun

     The Muppets Take Purim
    (aka The Gonzo Megillah)
    Purim Shpiel
    Multiple productions
     SDG Ragtime Closing Party Skit


    Full Playwright Resume


    Retrograde is published in:

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    "Magnificent works like those by... Doug Brook..." -- Good Times

    "A clever piece... a pithy comment on the power of entropy." -- Monterey Herald

    "The best plays include... this delightful world premiere penned by Doug Brook." -- Triangle Arts & Entertainment

    "An audience favorite... fun and light, but keeps the audience on its toes, waiting for the next mystery to be revealed." -- Santa Cruz Sentinel

    "This one is a hoot... jewels of the one-act variety." -- Classical Voice of North Carolina

    "An enigmatic non-linear bit of romantic comedy" -- The Register

    "The play enthralls with an unending parade of fascinating factoids and little-known history." -- Metro Silicon Valley

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