Playing With Fired

Comedy, Holiday | 1 female, 1 male, 1 gender neutral | approx 10 mins

In order to get the job of her dreams, a young ambitious candidate has to fire the man who currently holds the position.

What people are saying about Playing With Fired:

“My high school Drama Club students performed this for SUNY Oswego's Drama Festival and won "Outstanding Scene" for the day of performances. The adjudicator was impressed with the level of character development achieved. Everyone loved it! The students had a great time preparing these funny and in-depth characters. The audience laughed out loud along with some audible "awwws" in the sweet, more sentimental moments. Since it is only ten minutes, there is no time for any fluff. Every line serves a purpose to move along the plot or to help develop the realistic characters. ” 
- Anna Luisi, Theatre Educator
"There's a lot of ambition overload in this job interview. There's also a ton of heart to counter the cold, corporate part of any job. Hayet finds a delicate balance between work-reality and work-love and "I want your job" syndrome. It keeps you guessing from start to finish. What's remarkable, is you root for all the characters. A delightful holiday comedy with the bonus of the unexpected all through it." - Claudia Haas, Playwright

Read Playing With Fired on the

New Play Exchange. 


Production History:

2019 | Seoul Players  | 10 Minute Play Festival | Seoul, South Korea
2019 | Phillips Academy | Drama Lab | Andover, MA

2019 | Mynderse Academy| SUNY Oswego Dramafest| Dir. Anna Luisi
2019 | The College at Brockport | Brockport, NY | Dir. Frank X. Kuhn 

2018 | City Theatre | Independence, MO | Dir. Emerson Rapp
2018 | Tipping Point Theatre | Northville, MI | Dir. Gabriella S. Csapo 


​Best Ten Minute Plays of 2019 | Smith & Kraus 

The Best Women's Monologues from New Plays | Rowman & Littlefield

The Best Men's Monologues from New Plays | Rowman & Littlefield

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