Short Plays

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A Hipster Christmas Carol

The Hobo Robo Festival 6 @ The Greenhouse Theater Center (Chicago) — 2013

Audience Favorite Award

Beatrice & Beau (more info)

Collaboraction’s Sketchbook 9 Festival @ The Building Stage (Chicago) — 2009

  • Audience Favorite Award
  • Judge’s Choice Award (2nd)
  • “Exceedingly clever look at the love-hate component in intimate relationships” – Chicago Sun-Times
  • “Especially good. I suspect the dark comedy will hit uncomfortably close to home for many.” — Chicago Tribune
  • “A brilliantly claustrophobic rendering of a failing relationship.” – Chicago Journal

Players, Please Theatre Short Play Festival (Lombard, IL) — 2009


The Hobo Robo Festival 4 @ Strawdog Theatre (Chicago) — 2012


The Inconvenience’s Strapped Festival (Chicago) — 2010


Collaboraction’s Sketchbook 11 Festival @ The Chopin Theatre (Chicago) — 2011

The 9th Annual InspiraTO Festival @ Theatre InspiraTO (Toronto, Canada) — 2014

Everyday Inferno’s If On a Winter’s Night… Festival (New York City) — 2017

Everything is Permitted (more info)

Collaboraction’s Sketchbook 13 Festival at the Flat Iron Arts Building (Chicago) — 2013

  • “Abstract, poetic musings.” — Chicago Reader

The Infusion Theatre Company New Play Workshop (Chicago) — 2010

Four Faces

Point of Contention’s ChAos Festival ’09 (Chicago) — 2009

  • “An adorable little slice of a modern relationship. Marcantel has a wonderfully modern young urban voice, and her piece is exquisite in its overlapped dialogue and twists.” – The Kid’s Got Moxie


Jackalope Theatre’s Living Newspapers Festival (Chicago) — 2011

Heroics! Adventure!

Co-written with Andy Grigg

The Barter Theatre’s Radio Hour (Abingdon, VA) — 2013

Independence Day

The Hobo Robo Festival 5 @ Strawdog Theatre (Chicago) — 2012

Just Georgette

Point of Contention’s ChAos Festival ’10 (Chicago) — 2010

The Limiting Factor

Jackalope Theatre’s Living Newspapers Festival (Chicago) — 2012

Naked Ambition

The Naked 24-Hour Project @ Stage 773 (Chicago) — 2011

Open Season

Broken Nose Theatre‘s Bedchel Festival (Chicago) — 2013

The Real Housewives of the Hanesville Pines Trailer Park

The Hobo Robo Festival 2 @ Strawdog Theatre (Chicago) — 2011


The Revenants’ 24-Hour Play Festival @ City Lit (Chicago) — 2008

This is the Big One

The 10th Annual Source Festival @ Cultural DC — 2017

Vegetare Vegetus

The BaD Theater Festival @ The Tank (New York City) — 2013

  • Best of the Fest Award + Encore Performance
  • The We’re Not Worthy Award for “Worst” Bad Theater (a.k.a. Great Play We Didn’t Deserve)

White Window

North by South Theatre LA‘s Winter Rites Festival (Los Angeles) — 2013

Cabaret Vagabond‘s Final Show @ Martyrs’ Live (Chicago) — 2012