The White House Plays

One act play festival

Playwrights: Joe Sutton, Laura Shaine Cunnigham, Catherine Filloux, Lydia Stryk, Sharr WhiteThe White House Plays - HB Studio, Adam Kraar, Quincy Long, Tug Yourgrau, Frank Basloe, David Wiener, Daniel Reitz, Joan Vail Thorne, Amy Evans

Directors: Sturgis Warner, Amy Wright, Debbie Saivetz, Karen Ludwig, Adam Forgash, Randy White, Kathleen Dimmick, Susan Einhorn, Randy White, Andrew Grasso, Adam Forgash, Paul Widener

Cast: Daniel Ahearn, Katherine Barron, Michael Boswell, Rob Breckenridge, Catherine Llyod Burns, Drew Cortese, Michael Countryman, James Demarse, Beth Dixon, Shawn Elliot, John Fitzgibbon, J.R. Horne, Joy Jones, John Juback, Ann Lange, Robert LaVelle, David Little, Quincy Long, Carol Monferdini, Ron Moreno, Saxon Palmer, Susan Pellegrino, Jeff Pucillo, Patricia Randell, Laura Sametz, Alex Smith, Christopher Stack, Charles Stransky, Caroline Strong, Mike Szeles, Tamilla Woodward

Artistic Director: William Carden Director of Playwrights Unit: Pamela Berlin Producer: Shiraz Biggie Set: Troy Hourie Lighting: Greg MacPherson Costume “Eve A”: Suzanne Chesney Costume “Eve B”: Naomi Wolff Sound: Bray Poor Stage Manager “Eve A”: Elizabeth Paige Stage Manager “Eve B”: Allison Roberts

The White House Plays were performed June 7th – 26th of the year 2005.


Punk’d: An actor, Ashton Kutcher and the president of the United States are having a private meeting because the presidents daughters went to the actors house and smoked marijuana. As the meeting prolongs, the president proposes an idea to the actor of pranking them to teach them a lesson of not using drugs.

In the Lincoln Bedroom: Someone who looks and sounds like, Abraham Lincoln, gives a Republican couple, Clem and Christy, a speech that helps settle their differences. This takes place in Abraham Lincoln’s old bedroom in the White House.

A White House Play # 1: A woman named, Bullock and a man named, Lucas, have a meeting with a famous Hollywood director pitching an idea about a movie.

The Van Buren Cloak Room: A woman named Ellen is being interrogated in an enclosed room by a woman in the Secret Service because as she was touring the White House she said something offensive towards a picture of the president. The President is visioning a soldier, that he’s seen get killed, in a form of a “ghost” that only he can see. As a reverend arrives to come to his aid, he continues to speak to the ghost that only he can see, and has the reverend thinking he’s not sober.

Barbershop: The president, his aide and barber, are talking about their wives and there relationships as the president is getting his haircut and reading playboy magazine.

A White House Play #2: A gay couple, Julian, a 60 year old multi-millionaire famous from his art, and Chad, a 30 year old man, are about to go in the Oval Room of the White House for a meeting to admire the accomplished arist Julian. Before they go in they converse about the situation they are in.

The Last Standing Protestor: A woman is speaking to the audience, and asking them what enrages them about this world.

Geneva: The play starts as the president and two other people, Tanner and Flannery, are in the president’s room discussing about Geneva. After, there’s a transition in the play which makes it seem like the actors are going off script, but in reality the actor who is playing Tanner makes it seem like he doesn’t want to continue to act in the play because of his position on the topic of the play.

The Third Temple: A woman, Miriam, expecting a job opportunity of a teacher, is met with a strange interview with a meticulous man that goes by the name of X at the white house. X knows a lot about the woman Miriam which creeps her out as She is also presented with a job opportunity that is far different then what she has expected.

A White House Play #3: Two woman, Mills and Jane, and a man named Lance Corporal Evans are waiting outside the Oval Room with the president and other political leaders are in. As Jane is waiting to go in she converses with Mills and in the middle of the conversation it is as though the man starts speaking to Jane abruptly.

Higher Power: The president, his wife, the vice president and deputy chief of staff, are in white house private quarters. A voice that is supposed to be God is in the room giving commands to everyone.