Dana Hall has been a Chicago-based actor for over two decades. She is also an accomplished and award-winning author, speaker, and mental health therapist. Her award-winning child’s book Beyond Words was released in 2020 and she is featured in the anthology, Made to Overcome. Her plays have been featured at Inkwell Theatre Ca., Drawing Cats Theatre (NYC), Palos Villiage Players (Chicago), Equity Theatre (NYC), Triangle Rainbow Theatre & Riante Theatre (NYC), The New Deal Deal Creative Arts Center (NY), to name a few. She was nominated Best Director at Triangle Rainbow Theatre’s LGBTQ play festival (NYC 2021).
Along with writing dozens of one-acts and short plays, her full-length virtual comedy, The Tenant, is in rehearsal and set to be produced for LIVE streaming by This Moment Productions on May 7,8,9th 2021. The importance of the arts can not be overstated, she co-founded and creative director of This Moment Productions during the pandemic with the mission to continue to make the arts more inclusive, equitable, and diverse and to continue to use the power of storytelling to unite global patrons. DanaLHall.com
As I watched the theatre lights dim across the nation I felt compelled to keep storytelling alive. As a result, I began writing plays for virtual theatre. The following plays are meant to be performed with low-tech requirements on virtual platforms like Zoom. For licensing information or to read a pre-view copy complete the contact form or email me at MagnoliaWrites120@Gmail.com
By Dana Hall
Run Time: 60min
In this comedy with a twist, a young couple purchases a home that comes with a renter. The tenant lives in the basement and when odd things keep happening around the house the Harlings’ suspicion grows. Driven by fun banter and clever antics we learn the Harlings may have gotten in over their heads – even if the place has double vanities.
“Dana creates interesting characters, witty dialogue and clever scenes. She’s the new virtual Neil Simon.“
The following are short plays written for virtual production.
Me, Myself, & Moscato
Welcome to virtual dating- with a twist. Has Steph found her true love or just the bottom of her glass? This comedic look at the direction of matchmaking is laugh out-loud funny. It is zoom-based and requires little tech-savvy. Guaranteed to make you laugh, cringe, and keep you intrigued until the end.
Sunny Side Up
Asher wants a nice breakfast. Is that too much to ask? Apparently, yes. We have all had to deal with an order that was wrong, this takes it to a whole new level. In this comedy with heart we are reminded of how the little things sometimes are the big thing in life. It is a zoom play with low-tech requirements.