Tongue, Tied And Other Short Plays

by  M. Thomas Cooper

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Tongue, Tied And Other Short Plays

by  M. Thomas Cooper

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  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

This Collection includes:
Tongue, Tied -  A man and a woman fall in love through their hand puppets.
Death and Javier Miguel Lopez Guadalajara Asante - A coffee stand vendor tricks Death into giving him his job.
Clowns(s) - A children’s clown, possibly on the run from the law, bemoans his fate and falls in love with a mother of one of his clients. She convinces him that he might be happier if he becomes a normal person and just does clowning on the sly.
Skirmishes - A man and woman argue at a picnic while ants wage battle and romance around them.
The Plaid Man - Death and Cupid fall in love, using two Elizabethan people as their mouthpieces.
North Pole Winter Woes - An elf with poor sight threatens to beat Santa up in a bar for having sex with his little elf wife.
The Abduction - A couple plays drinking games in a field, waiting to be picked up by aliens (which they are).
Natural Selection - Three soccer moms display their different approaches to mothering with the manner in which they encourage their children (two of whom are ruthless, the last of which is training her son to be a saint and actually turns out to be the most ruthless of all).

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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance
    $90 with other plays in collection



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Puppetry, Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
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M. Thomas Cooper

M. (Michael) Thomas Cooper studied literature and theatre at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, San Francisco State University, and Portland State University, where he received his degree. In 2008 his first novel, 42, was published by Ooligan Press. Also in 200 ...

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