A 15-minute musical


Music by Robert Elhai
Book and lyrics by Stacey Luftig
Based on a play by Ellen Byron


Midnight, summer, 1972, in Bayou Teche, Louisiana. At the broken-down remains of a once-majestic plantation, Rootie, 13, has run off to hide from her rough older brothers. Her favorite big brother, Beau, comes out to look for her—and to find a way to tell her he has signed up to fight in Vietnam, and is leaving tonight.


Developed at the BMI Lehman-Engel Workshop, work-shopped at Nautilus Music–Theater, Minneapolis, and performed at Yale University.


Running time:

15 minutes


Cast size:

1 w, 1 m


Please click here for a SCRIPT SAMPLE.

A 10-minute play


By Stacey Luftig and Enid Shomer
Based on a short story by Enid Shomer


Abby, a white, Jewish, middle-aged, middle-class woman, is driving alone through a run-down neighborhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn when her car collides with a car driven by Chief and Lipe, two Latino teenage drug dealers. The encounter she faces when she steps onto the street is more complicated than she expected. 


Performed by Repertorio Español, New York, New York, as part of the Raymond J. Flores Short Play Competition.


Running time:

10 minutes


Cast size:

1 w, 2 m


Please click here for a SCRIPT SAMPLE.



​© 2016 by Stacey Luftig.

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