The Dragon’s Eye

Reading September 9th Fresh off a successful quest, Marwing and her band of adventurers wait at a roadside Inn in the foothills of the great Linal mountain range. They were summoned by a member of the royal family, under threat of extreme secrecy and discretion. Why else would they be at the edge of civilization? The only problem … Continue reading The Dragon’s Eye

The Visit (2018)

My short play The Visit will be included in “Greatful Deadly” a short play anthology produced by Playland Productions and directed by Dan Wilson.   The Grateful Deadly a short play anthology | Playland Productions The Visit by Laylah Muran de Assereto (playwright) March 8-17th | Exit Theatre SF Pay-what-you-can every performance Tickets/Reservations Death ends … Continue reading The Visit (2018)

Shaving Bees

SHAVING BEES A 10-minute romantic comedy (c) 2014 Lorraine is a young scientist researching declining bee populations. When she runs into a lost childhood friend, she feels the need to defend the heroism of what she does. Production History: PCSF’s Playoffs 2017 | Exit Stage Left in San Francisco directed by Carol Eggers with Madison Worthington as … Continue reading Shaving Bees

Fortress Found

FORTRESS FOUND by Laylah Muran de Assereto [Inspired by the story of Telamon] A renowned, if aging, investigative journalist and former navy captain has been captured by pirates, who keep him confined in a massive baobab tree.  Three women keep him company and wile away the hours with card games and questions he can’t always answer; and even … Continue reading Fortress Found


PARAPROSDOKIAN A 10-Minute Play (c) 2015 Kelia, Omar, and Rodel have been inseparable since childhood.  When Omar’s girlfriend moves to Chicago, he plans to follow.  Rodel gets an opportunity of a lifetime in LA.  And when Kelia gets a new client Omar and Rodel learn something they never expected about her politics. Authors note:  As … Continue reading Paraprosdokian

I Saw It

I SAW IT A Collaborative project – 8 playwrights collaborated to create a 90 minute monologues show by Jennifer Lynne Roberts head writer and with Laylah Muran de Assereto, Morgan Ludlow, Karl Schackne, Charles Lewis III, Jaeyne Leonard, Bridgette Dutta Portman Over the course of six weeks we all wrote monologues to the general agreed … Continue reading I Saw It

Underneath the Above and the Below

UNDERNEATH THE ABOVE AND BELOW A Play in One Act (c) 2012 Nadia has secrets.  Sydney’s job as a journalist compels her to investigate secrets, but how far is she willing to go when her investigation leads her to her sister? Author’s Note:  There had been a slew of safety and compliance failures blanketed in the news … Continue reading Underneath the Above and the Below

Anonymous Me

ANONYMOUS ME A Short Play (c) 2014 Justine is about as unassuming and average as it gets for a woman in her fifties.  This mid-level IT manager, estranged from her kids and with nothing much to lose, is the last person you’d expect to be subversive or have such a big secret; but then it’s … Continue reading Anonymous Me


JAIN A Short Play (c) 2014 Tala Singh may have gotten more than she bargained for one day at the food co-op when Angry Fairy Boy, a cranky, local Scottish superhero pays her a visit in the bulk gains aisle.  He questions her commitment to doing no harm and may know more about her than … Continue reading Jain

Cash for Capes

CASH FOR CAPES A 2-minute play (c) 2014 Tala Singh and Angry Fairy Boy have to make a living – superheroes don’t get much in the way of compensation for their good deeds, and not everyone can be Bruce Wayne.  What better way than a short spot hawking S.H.L.I for a national campaign?  After-all every citizen … Continue reading Cash for Capes

Personal Space

PERSONAL SPACE A 10-Minute Play in Reverse (c) 2014 Women frequently find that they don’t have the ability to control their personal space, whether it’s emotional, physical, or intellectual.  In this short four scene play Portia makes the decision to break up with her boyfriend Jake, who doesn’t understand the boundaries she requires.  We see … Continue reading Personal Space

Onward and Outward

ONWARD AND OUTWARD A 10-Minute Play (c) 2013 Karen, Bitty, and Cheryl have been best friends since elementary school.  Karen has always held on too tightly to the world as it is – or as she wants it to be.  When (afraid she’s going to lose her marriage) Karen makes a resolution to be more … Continue reading Onward and Outward

Pitchfork and Light

PITCHFORK AND LIGHT A Play in One Act (c) 2013 When Lena’s long lost childhood friend, Dave, re-enters her life, it’s not an entirely welcome event for her or her family. Author’s note:  Since it’s inclusion in the 24-Hour Play Fest, I’ve been revising this to a full length murder mystery.  The aspect that most interested … Continue reading Pitchfork and Light

Censored in Tehran

CENSORED IN TEHRAN A Play in One Act (c) 2010 A foreign correspondent released from custody in Iran returns to his offices with two colleagues to collect items and determine if any information of use is left in the ransacked space.  The three of them struggle with their role and the need to continue. Author’s … Continue reading Censored in Tehran