4 A.M. (the musical) is published by YouthPLAYS. Click the above button to open a new window and order a perusal copy or performance rights.
About The Play
Musical. Book by Jonathan Dorf, music and lyrics by Alison Wood. Ensemble cast of 8-30+ (minimum of 4 males, 4 females). 75-80 minutes. Suitable for high school and older actors (possibly skilled middle school performers) and middle school or older audiences.
What's it like to be awake when the rest of your world is asleep? Meet an early-morning jogger, a lonely short-wave radio DJ, a modern Romeo and Juliet, a most unusual letter-writer and many other teen characters, who, through a series of scenes and monologues, as they search for connection and navigate their fears and dreams in that magical hour between night and morning.
Based on my hit one-act play, 4 A.M., with a pop rock score and lyrics by singer-songwriter by Alison Wood.
Thicker Premieres at Pasadena International Film Festival! My short film directing debut, Thicker (which I also wrote), starring Erik Odom and Nick Podany, premiered at the Pasadena International Film Festival as part of the "Truth" bill of shorts in March 2016!
Straight Eye for the Gay Guy wins at California Independent Film Festival! Straight Eye for the Gay Guy, which I adapted into a short film directed by Mary Lou Belli, won "Best Mini-Short" at the California Indepdendent Film Festival in September! It has since also screened at Palm Springs' Cinema Diverse, presenting the best in LGBT cinema, and the Ojai Film Festival.
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Two New Plays Now Available Check out the latest additions to my catalogue! There's a new short play, Dolphin, about the aftermath of a cyberbullying incident, and The Magic Hour, which is the stand-alone follow/up/sequel to my widely produced one-act, 4 A.M. Both are now published by Playscripts!