Short plays by Lori Fischer


Jumping Up and Down Happy Town

Theatre East, 2018 5x5 series, NYC

Gotta Gethere Whatever Itakes Vs Mr. Chaos

Ten-minute play, performed at the Source Festival in Washington D.C.

Dumbass, Worthless Turd, Squish Spot

Written for and produced in the Nashville Story Garden Grow Up: A pop-up original short play festival

The Burning 

 Produced in the 2010 Midtown International Theatre Festival, NY, NY

Also, received a reading in the 2010 SWAN Day, Washington DC

Originally commissioned by Theatre C/Carlos Armesto New York, NY

Is This Heaven, Evan?

 Produced in the BeSpoke One-Act Musical Festival at the York Theatre Company, 2013

 Book by Lori Fischer, Music and Lyrics by Lori Fischer, Don Chaffer and Lori Chaffer  

Thoughts of Rome 

Semi-finalist for a NYCWAM grant

Originally commissioned by Georgetown Theatre Company as a part of the Belle Parricide project, which was included in the 2010 SWAN Day and was produced in the 2011 Capitol Fringe Festival

Clean Up Your Shit 

A ten-minute play by Lori Fischer

Included in the Kennedy Center Regional Play Festival in 2007

The Water Knows My Name

Produced in 2010, Perry-Mansfield Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Leap and Annette will Appear

Ten-minute play, performed at SWAN Day ’09, Washington, DC

Jumping Up and Down Happy Town and Surprise Destination

Two ten-minute plays, performed on election night 2008 at The Theory of Everything Presents: The 50 State Response at The Horse Hospital, London, England


Thoughts of Rome by Lori Fischer is particularly good.  I was so interested that I was sorry to see it end. Kate Sheperd, DC Theatre Scene

They start with the strongest of the five, Lori Fischer’s Thoughts of Rome.  Fischer deftly illustrates the cycle of abuse. Ian Buckwalter, Washington City Paper

“Consistently intriguing” “Perfect” “Enthralling” Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

“Four Stars, Brava!” Erica Laxson, MD Theatre Guide