B.D.D. Parker

Composer Librettist Playwright Lyricist

B.D.D. Parker is a North American playwright living in Southern California.  He is most successful as a playwright of short comedic plays (from One-Minute Plays to One-Act Plays).  Eight of his works have been produced and staged (six in the US and two in the UK).  He teaches Playwriting, Story Writing and Intro to Ukulele at The Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks, CA.  His current quest is to find representation for his four full length plays and/or to bring them to the stage.

Highlights

PLAYWRIGHT RESUME of B.D.D. Parker 2020

2681 Briarwood Place, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362,

donparkerwriter@gmail.com, 310.889.8651

MISSION STATEMENT

The career objective of B.D.D. Parker is to provide entertaining and thought-provoking writing for the stage and screen for many types of audiences and to provide opportunities for professional growth and collaboration among actors, directors, producers, and designers of costume, set, lighting and sound.

STAGED PRODUCTIONS (SP),  BLACK BOX PRODUCTIONS (BB), and STAGED READINGS (SR)

Your Dogs and Your Devices (SP), a short comedy for 4 actors, 2 Female, 2 Male, performed on October 19 and 20, 2018, in Derbyshire, UK for the Shardlow Village Hall Restoration Appeal.

Dubitable Home Improvements (SR), a short comedy for 2 actors, both Female in this production, performed on October 20, 2018 at The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Sarasota, FL, USA

A Rat! (Based on True Events) (BB), a 1-minute comedy for 2 Actors, 1 Female, 1 Male, performed entirely in rhyme at Gi60 UK Live at Leeds University on May 31, 2018 in Leeds, UK. 

Fondues and Don’ts (SR), a one act comedy play for 4 actors, 2 Female, 2 Male, selected for development at the 2nd Annual New Play Lab at the 36th Annual William Inge Theater Festival in Independence, KS, USA, received a staged reading by professional actors and feedback from professional playwrights on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Forbidden Love On the Bus (BB), as a 1-minute comedy for 2 teen actors, 1 Female, 1 Male, was performed at the Gi60 NextGen Festival, Brooklyn, NY – 2 performances, June 10 and 11, 2016.      (Forbidden Love On the Bus is also available as a 10-minute play for 6 actors, 3 Female, 3 Male.) 

Getting the Job (BB), as a short one act comedy for 3 Male actors, was performed entirely in rhyme at Future Tenant Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA – 4 performances, November 7, 13, 14 and 15, 2015.      (Getting the Job is also available as a short one act comedy for 3 Female actors)

Inappropriate for Children, (SP) (as a one act comedy play for 3 actors, 2 Female, 1 Male) was produced by The Barn Theatre, Montville, NJ – 3 performances, June 12, 13 and 14, 2015.      (Inappropriate for Children is also available as a TV Sitcom with 26 proposed episodes.)

The Greek Goddess of Mount Punctus, (SP) as a one act comedy play for 4 actors, 1 Female, 3 Male) was produced by The Santa Paula Theater Center Backstage, Santa Paula, CA - 9 performances, May 31 - June 16, 2013, and at the Ventura County Greek Festival, Camarillo, CA - 4 performances, June 22 and 23, 2013, and at The Santa Barbara Greek Festival, Santa Barbara, CA, - 4 performances, July 27 and 28, 2013.      (“Goddess” is currently in development as a full length comedy play for College audiences and as a musical comedy play.)

Other plays in development include “Hard Road to Heaven”, a musical stage play for just 4 actors, 2 Female and 2 Male, “INCONSOLABLE”, a modern tragedy stage play for just 4 actors, 2 Female and 2 Male and “Home for Mother’s Day”, a family comedy stage play for 4 actors, 3 Female and 1 Male (plus 1 Dead Guy).