Fonde Taylor
Birmingham, AL

Plays

by FONDE TAYLOR

SNOPSIS: Jack is a faithful husband, and a dutiful and responsible computer programmer who has followed the program for all his 33 years.  He is the ‘everyman’ sleepwalking through life until one fateful day when events occur that turn his program upside down and hurl him into a Dantesque world of pimps, prostitutes, drunks and gamblers.  His detour into the inferno will have an unexpected exit.  

 

Cast:
CAST: Jack: 33 year old computer programmer Jane: his wife John: his co-worker, 60 years old Norm: Jack and John’s boss Paramedic 1 Paramedic 2 Angel: prostitute Lucy: a prostitute Tiny Tim: their pimp Detective The innkeeper Hairdresser Store clerk Store mgr. Waitress Jimmy the drunk Leon Casino owner Pit boss Extras/Minor Characters: the coroner, the policeman, the innkeeper, Ginger, four girls at the casino, 4-5 random craps players, two casino security men at the casino
by Fonde Taylor

Synopsis:  The artist Kolya sits like Buddha on the floor of his one room apartment staring at a blank canvas.  After three months of indolence and procrastination, he has only 48 hours to complete a $30,000 commission.  Meanwhile, the phone is ringing day and night and the answering machine is busy taking the calls--- an angry girlfriend, a furious gallery owner, two sisters, Mama, a bill collector,  a share cropper calling from heaven singing an old spiritual, and the French theorist Claude Levi Strauss calling to deliver a lecture on reproduction.  All are competing with the canvas for Kolya’s attention.  The centered life that has been standing still is suddenly swirling in chaos.  In two days, the dialectic of Kolya’s existence will crash into   something he never expected.

 

Cast:
Cast: Kolya (Koly) - 33-year-old artist named after Anton Chekhov’s brother Puerto Rican Girl #1 Puerto Rican Girl #2 Elizabeth- Kolya’s girlfriend Dina- Kolya’s older sister Child’s voice (voice only)-Dina’s child Sasha- Kolya’s baby sister Mama- Kolya’s mom Bella- gallery owner, Kolya’s representative Nancy- Bella’s assistant The Chorister (voice only)- an old sharecropper from 100 years past is calling from heaven Claude Levi-Strauss (voice only)- calling from the other world to deliver a lecture on procreation Bill Collector (voice only) The Client - older well-dressed lady
by Fonde Taylor

Class War ~ synopsis

 

 

After several weeks’ delay, Bill the carpenter is delivering a magnificent custom made mahogany door to the McDermott mansion.  Mrs. McDermott, who is accustomed to getting what she wants, is angry at the long delay of her door and poised to pounce on the humble carpenter.  When Bill announces that he is unable to finish the job because he will need a helper,  Mrs. McDermott screams and stomps her feet and demands that the job be completed immediately.   Following her outburst, she storms off for tennis and bridge at the country club.  As Bill goes to retrieve his keys a mysterious stranger appears out of nowhere to offer help with the job.  Bill graciously accepts his help and the results will be more than expected for him, Mrs. McDermott and her housekeeper Juanita.

 

 

Cast:
Cast: Christophe: a man in his 30s, long hair and short beard, tall Bill: a man in his 50s, short hair, medium size Mrs. McDermott: housewife, mid 30s, very attractive, well dressed (Parker Posey type) Juanita: housekeeper, 20s, Hispanic, pregnant