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Egg & Chips


(30-45 Minutes)


Daphne has worked in the café for (well more years than she’d care to remember) and now she faces its last day before its converted into a juice bar. This prompts her to reminisce over all the people she’s met and stories she was a part of.

Cast: (6 Females & 5 Males) - 1 child character & doubling up is possible

Daphne - 60s

Karen - Late teens/20s

Louise - Late teens/20s

Pauline - 30s/40s

Marie - 30s/40s

Vera - 20s


Workman 1– Can be Doubled as Mark & Liam

Workman 2 – Can be Doubled as Charlie 2

Workman 3 – Doubled as Derek 2

Charlie Charlie 2 (Charlie in his 60s)

Derek Derek 2 (Derek in his 60s)

Boy - 10-12

Production History:


“The past and present, recollection and reality, flow together seemlessly as feisty waitress Daphne reflects on her decades-long working life alongside her friend Vera. People fade in and out of her memories--the men she and Vera married, the working-class guys who came in for breakfast and lunch, the girls who hit the place for some food on their way to the clubs. The play is a sometimes heart-warming, sometimes heart-breaking portrayal that will leave audiences with a smile and a tear. Beautifully done.”

Donald E. Baker (New Pay Exchange)

“Egg and Chips, a dish I'm personally not that fond of, but Rachel serves us up a sweet, tender plate of memories in this gentle, heartwarming, yet heartbreaking play. I waited and waited to learn of the circumstances which lead to Vera's demise, but this is not what this play is about. This would be lovely to see staged, audiences will be drawn to Daphne throughout. Lovely.”

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

“"The past isn't dead. It isn't even past." - William Faulkner. EGGS AND CHIPS by Rachel Feeny-Williams illustrates this notion in this charming, wistful memory piece reminiscent of British working class plays like THIS HAPPY BREED. Feeny-Williams has an acute and precise ear, and non-natives like me will be whisked away and immersed in this disappearing world. But the object is not nostalgia, but the recognition that past and present live alongside each other, and memory is the key to self-understanding. I hope sweetness like this is not gone from our modern theatre. Your audience will love this play.”

Kerr Lockhart (New Play Exchange)

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Eggs in the Morning


(5-10 Minutes)


Sam and Lisa had agreed their sleeping together was totally casual to protect their friendship. There would be no small talk, no cuddles and above all, no breakfast in the morning! Now that’s about to change.

Cast: (1 Male & 1 Female)

Sam - 30s


Lisa - 30s

Production History:

July 2023 - Audio Production on Theatrical Shenanigans Podcast -

May 2022 - Tiny Theatre performed virtually on Facebook. -

February 2022 - Performed by The Actors Cove in Etcetra Theatre, London as part of their showcase.



“When breakfast in bed is a violation of a sacred compact, does the compact need to be re-evaluated? Sam starts out a yes, Lisa starts out a hard no. Their thoroughly engaging negotiations are the heart of this clever romantic romp.”

Paul Donnelly (New Play Exchange)

“Eggs in the Morning by Rachel Feeny-Williams is a short play with snappy, sassy dialogue that is fun for actors and audiences alike. We recently shared Rachel's play for an online reading of tiny_Theatre. The audience reactions to the piece were incredibly positive and supportive of the characters' journey together. Just a fun, quick-paced, well-written little play! Great memorable lines.”

Rachel Burttram (New Play Exchange)

“Delightful and punchy, and moves with the speed and wit of a classic screwball comedy. It's a refreshingly charming and positive spin on the complexities of dating. Rachel's energetic dialogue jumps off the page--a lot of fun for actors and audiences alike.”

Ruben Carbajal New Play Exchange)

“What a great piece this is by Rachel, I totally believed in the relationship between the two characters and soon became hooked, wanting to know which direction the change in situation would take them. Reminds me of the film Friends with Benefits. Give this a read, its great!”

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

“RACHEL FEENY-WILLIAM’s short play is sweet and romantic. Two people find out what are the most important things to a strong relationship. “Eggs In The Morning” hits the mark of being another delightful play by a prolific and very talented writer.”

Jack Levine (New Play Exchange)




(10-15 Minutes)


David thinks his wife Mary is far too emotional and an embarrassment to him. So, to make him happy, she has her emotions removed!

Cast: (2 Males & 1 Female)

David - 40s

Dr Hyde - 40s/50s

Mary - David's Wife, 40s

Production History:

November 2021 - 3rd place winner in the Surfside Playhouse 10 Minute play competition


“At first I thought David was kind of a jerk, but the rollercoaster of emotions Mary takes us on in the first couple pages alone is indeed exhausting. But, as dramatic as she is, this is WHO she is. And unfortunately, it takes a major swing in the opposite direction to remind David that is exactly what makes her the woman he loves. A fun and expressive two-hander.”

Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn (New Play Exchange)

“This lovely play really highlights the warning 'be careful what you wish for' , chuck that in with a modern culture of TV and online shopping you have a recipe for some fun disaster! Rachel tells this perfectly. It left me wondering if there really should be a university called "I'm a medical"! 

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

“This is the third play in Rachel Feeny-Williams's collection "My Chatter" -- my chatter indeed! and boy does her husband miss it once it's gone. A fun premise, well executed. Brava!”

Nora Louise Syran (New Play Exchange)

"I love the way Rachel Feeny-Williams so brilliantly shows us how seemly over-the-top emotions can be a good thing. A wife loves her husband and wants the world to know how proud she is of his accomplishments. It is the way she is. What would happen if all of a sudden, the wife became “Emotionless”?”

Jack Levine (New Play Exchange)

“Emotions: We all have them and some of us are more than happy to display them. But what if you were prevented from doing so? In this intriguing play, Rachel explores the proposition, to great effect. One of ten plays published as a collection, under the title of "My Chatter"

Tony Vale (New Play Exchange)

“This one is scary in a real-world way; there are so many options and drugs to alter our natures (for good or ill), and the consequences of amending one part of our natures can lead to disaster. Rachel's short play perfectly highlights the dangers of seeking "cures" for organic parts of ourselves and also for unfairly desiring others to change. A chilling piece for three actors.”

George Sapio (New Play Exchange)

“This sweet story takes a look at the upside of emotionality. Audience members will identify with one or the other character, and no doubt have interesting--maybe emotional!--discussions about it afterward. Lots of laughs and lots of food for thought. Thoroughly enjoyable!”

Maripat Allen (New Play Exchange)


Everything in its Place


(20-35 Minutes)


Ted has accompanied his human for most of his adult life and is a strong believer in everything having its place. But when they move into a new house chaos descends, and it starts with a pair of earrings!

Cast: (3 Males & 3 Females)

Male Voice – A voice heard from offstage

Ted – An old teddy bear, has been owned by Male Voice since he was a small boy.

Paco – A bottle of men’s cologne

Female Voice – A voice heard from offstage

Cassandra – A vintage perfume bottle, previously owned by Female Voice’s mother.

Rayna – A pair of exotic style earrings – Costume suggestion of basic black leotard and then matching exotically patterned sections of fabric that can be removed to represent the earrings.

Production History:


“What a lovely short play about old things we treasure and new things that capture our fancy. One can't help but see the connections between these inanimate items and the strong human journey of aging, adjusting, transforming, and organizing.”

Debra A. Cole (New Play Exchange)

“Once again Rachel has taken inanimate objects and given them life in an expert, yet sweet way. Here we watch Ted and chums try to ensure everything has its place in a time of upheaval. Running through this piece is the importance of friendship and how you really can and should be there for someone even if you don't see eye to eye! The costume department should have a challenge kitting out this play too!”

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

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Faith, Trust & ....


(Short Version - 15 Minutes)

(Long Version - 60-90 Minutes)


The city of Neverland has always been a cess pit of drugs, corruption and violence. But now, Detective JM Barry has been approached by a figure from his past to look into the possibility of a gangland takeover, threats of murder and a new drug on the street, although this one leaves its victims with a distinctive...sparkle. Will he be able to solve the case before this new toxin poisons his beloved city...or will Neverland claim another innocent victim?!


Short Version - (4 Males & 2 Females)

Detective JM Barry

Sergeant James – His assistant

Peter Pan – CEO of Happy Thoughts Inc.

Nibbs – Bodyguard/Thug for Peter Pan

Hookie Smee – Mr Smee’s wife, piano player at her husband’s lounge bar.

Miss Tinker Bell – Silent partner in Happy Thoughts Inc.

Long Version - (8 Males & 5 Femsles)

Detective JM Barry - A Ex-Police Officer now turned Private Investigator. Typical ‘Film Noir’ style detective.

Michael Darling - Early 20s - Youngest of the Darling children. Police Officer

John Darling - Mid 20s - Middle Child of the Darling Children. Mayor of Neverland

Shadow - Mid 30s - Wendy’s current husband and brother to Peter Pan

Peter Pan - Late 30s - Wendy’s ex-husband. Owner of Happy Thoughts Inc but known prominent criminal in Neverland.

Curley - Early 30s - A member of the Lost Boys Gang, Nibs - Late 30s - Leader of the Lost Boys Gang

Croc - Late 30s - A thug who works out of the docks.

Tiger Lilly - Dt. Barry’s Secretary. Late Teens/Early 20s - Thick Brooklyn/Queens accent with a nasal tone. Nosy but means well.

Wendy Darling - Early 30s - Oldest of the Darling children. Ex of Peter Pan

Hookie - Mid 30s - Wife of Sammy Smee (Deceased gambler & Nightclub owner) with a hook for a hand

Shannon - Early-Mid 20s - Secretary to Peter Pan.

Tinker Bell - Mid 30s - Peter Pan’s former secretary and then his silent business partner.

Production History:

27th August 2023 - The Depot of New Play Readings, Connecticut, USA had a virtual production.

26th August 2023 - The Short version was a Semi-Finalist in the Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Chicago, USA Crashbox Festival.


“This spinoff of the classic Peter Pan characters is extremely creative. It made me laugh out loud and also take time to appreciate the drama and film noir references. These characters are taken outside of the box in a way that most of us have never seen before, and it's really fun to see. I would recommend this play for anyone looking for a quick and fun read.”

Ellie Parish (New Play Exchange)

“"Faith, Trust and..." is a phenomenal rendition of the familiar story Peter Pan. It has suspense, twists and turns, and light bits of comedy also sprinkled in there. The characters all have their own meaning within this rendition but also outside of this version of the story. The way that Rachel Feeny-Williams uses each character and also the dialogue between each character doesn't make you doubt for a second who the character is supposed to be referencing. This story is a wonderful that really takes a popular tale and puts a delightful spin on it.”

Tucker Mensen (New Play Exchange)

“A delightful spin on the tale we all know, "Faith, Trust and..." by Rachel Feely-Williams is a fun and mysterious read that brings in interesting film noir stylistic concepts. Rachel does a great job of making every character seep off the page and bring that animated feel while also making them feel real. With a well thought out dose of social commentary that makes the audience think, "Faith, Trust and..." takes you on an adventure that you never want to end.”

Laurelle Bandy (New Play Exchange)

“Rachel Feeny-Williams reimagines the world of the classic Peter Pan in her play "Faith, Trust, and ..." This play was so creatively written and had me invested in every line. Though it has all the beloved characters, Wonderland looks a little different in the eyes of Feeny-Williams. Somewhat of an origin story, this play will take you on a new adventure through Wonderland that you never knew you needed.”

McKenzie Russ (New Play Exchange)

“A spinoff of the classic story of Peter Pan, "Faith, Trust and..." by Rachel Feeny-William is a fantastical and thrilling read. We see characters we are oh-so-familiar with twisted into darker versions of themselves, dealing with impactful social commentary and relevant struggles and battles. The play takes us through several twists and turns, leaving readers with an ending they won't want to miss! It's a fun and engaging read that I highly recommend!”

Katie Kostner (New Play Exchange)

“A staple contemporary example of the classic film noir style staged, "Faith, Trust and..." by Rachel Feeny-William is the Peter Pan retelling we've all been waiting for. It is social commentary utilizing phycological warfare. If you have ever questioned some of the loose ends of the classic tale, this should answer them.”

Abbey Messing (New Play Exchange)

“This play is a fun twist on a classic tale. Reading this play took me on a journey and I loved every minute of it. I had a blast reading about the way these classic characters were reimagined. This story had lots of twists that I was not expecting and made it thrilling to read!”

Isaac Knudsen (New Play Exchange)

“This play took the story of Peter Pan and put a wonderful twist on it! I came into reading this play not knowing what it would be about and it was a surprise to say the least! Feeny-Williams knows how to create a mystery plot line and progress it throughout the play! I found a lot of joy reconnecting with the characters from the original classic and had a fun time reading!”

Makayla Taylor (New Play Exchange)

“Within the text of "Faith, Trust and ...", Rachel Feeny-Williams is able to turn a beloved childhood classic into a twisted film noir. Part of the fun of this creative show, is seeing how certain aspects of the original text are converted into a brand-new genre. As the mystery of the story makes twists and turns, the reader is wracking their brain trying to predict just what character from the classic story would be turned into a villain, but as it unravelled before me, I found myself constantly surprised with just how unique the story and characters could become.”

Zachary Lichner (New Play Exchange)

“Rachel Feeny-Williams put a comedic spin on a classic Disney story. In the style of Film Noir, this story changes the perspective on the story of Peter Pan while staying true to J.M. Barrie's intent. It is entertaining for every generation who grew up with Peter Pan as it gives more depth to each character which adds on from the original story. Each character is enhanced and involved in a twist and turn which keeps the story alive. This mature comedic thriller takes the audience on a journey that feels familiar, yet totally new and improved!”

Ashlyn Cox (New Play Exchange)

“Rachel Feeny-William's "Faith, Trust and..." is my new favourite play!! From the beginning to the end, I was fully invested in what was going to happen next. As a Peter Pan lover, the new twist to the timeless characters was such an interesting concept I didn't know I needed to read! I would love to be part of this production one day!!”

Connor Martin (New Play Exchange)

“In “Faith, Trust and …” Rachel Feeny-Williams creates a vivid Neverland with characters from J. M. Barrie’s "Peter Pan" transported to a metropolis overrun by underworld bosses and organized crime. Bodies pile up, and suspense tightens. Audience surprise at all the plot’s twists testifies to Feeny-Williams’ mastery in upending expectations, and yet the play observes the classic noir convention of addressing injustice. At first comic, then tragic, “Faith, Trust and…” is a blast for actors. Set designers will love it. Some roles can be double cast, and the play can be adapted for radio. Very highly recommended.”

The Depot for New Play Readings, Connecticut, USA

“This was fun to hear read aloud during a Sunday afternoon zoom reading some time ago (!) so I agree it would make a good audio production. But like most of Feeny-Williams's work, it's flexible and fun. On stage, I saw zoot suits throughout and plenty of sparkles. Oh and those mermaids! Peter Pan and mystery lovers will gobble it up!”

Nora Louise Syran (New Play Exchange)

“The story of Peter Pan always felt like some sort of drugged out fever dream to me. But RFW takes it even further, thrusting the characters and the author himself into a film noir style mystery that I can see many edgy theatres scrambling to be the first to produce! I never saw the dark turns coming in this show. Audiences will be taken on a wonderfully dark ride and the design team will be winning awards for certain!”

Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn

(New Play Exchange)

“This expansion of Rachel’s short play is a fantastic journey into a noir world inhabited by distorted versions of characters from Peter Pan. It reads like a Dashiell Hammet novel and begs to be fully produced. I am a big fan of Rachel Feeny-Williams, and this play delivers exactly what I’ve come to expect from her work, brilliance.”

Christopher Soucy (New Play Exchange)

“I’ve said this before and it bears repeating, Rachel Feeny-Williams is a master of the crime/mystery genre! In FAITH, TRUST AND… she takes the beloved characters from Peter Pan and places them in a Noir-ish, grungy, drug infested Neverland. It’s up to Detective JM Barry to sort out the latest nefarious goings on. Rachel smartly resists the urge to be campy or corny and instead serves up a truly thrilling mystery. Genius!”

Morey Norkin (New Play Exchange)

“I love plays that take familiar characters and develop them in unexpected ways. There's little that can be more unexpected than to take J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan characters, age them into adults, and set them in a grungy Film Noir world where Barrie himself becomes the hard-boiled detective lured into a mystery by a beautiful woman--that would be Wendy. At its core this is a play about drug abuse and the appearance of a dangerous new drug called...well, read it and find out for yourself. Another wonderful work from the unique creative mind of Rachel Feeny-Williams.”

Donald E. Baker (New Play Exchange)

"I love this play with all of my heart. This show needs to be stood up on a stage or filmed in a Film-Noir style. Rachel is a master at the crime/drama and to take her efforts to a reimagined Neverland is just the theatre experience people need. There’s compelling drama and tension, but it’s the pictures that Rachel paints that makes this such an enjoyable piece. Excellent work!”

Joe Swenson (New Play Exchange)

“What a true gift it was to hear this read in our Sunday playwright’s group. Familiar characters are seen in all new light with this clever twist on Peter Pan. A costume designer and lighting specialist will have a field day with a production. Mystery and tension will keep audiences guessing until the tragic end.”

Debra A. Cole (New Play Exchange)

“I love Peter Pan, it's one of my favourite stories and I love this mature take on it! The characters are brilliant, the story is attention-grabbing, and the writing was just perfect. This was everything I hoped it would be and more!”

Cole Hunter Dzubak (New Play Exchange)

“From the start of this play, I could already see shadows and hear slow jazz playing in my mind. The writing perfectly captures the vibes and essence of the form.
Rachel Feeny Williams has cleverly adapted Peter Pan to a film noir style murder mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Not to mention, there are a couple good femme fatale roles that are perfect for strong women. "Faith, Trust and..." is a brilliant play with a chilling end. I would love to see it performed.”

Hannah Lee DeFrates (New Play Exchange)

Earth from Spaceship

Fake News?

(Science Fiction/Drama)

(5 Minute Sketch)


Following the Roe vs Wade decision, aliens Echo & Delta discuss an article which reveals the extraordinary events taking place on planet Earth.

Cast: (1 Male & 1 Female)


Echo - Any age

Delta - Any age

Production History:

May 2023 - Audio productions for Theatrical Shenanigans podcast -


“The denizens of Argo734325 are as shocked and mystified by the reversal of Roe v. Wade and its hideous impact as are so many of us on Earth. Despite some slight misapprehensions of Earthly culture (their only direct exposure was Woodstock), these aliens hit the perfect note of outrage. I hope it doesn't take an alien invasion to set things right again.”

Paul Donnelly (New Play Exchange)

“Brilliant short play about outraged aliens witnessing the news from America about the end of Roe vs. Wade and the shock they are experiencing about such barbarism that is allowed to continue against the women population on earth still. Please invade! End the madness.”

Lee R. Lawing (New Play Exchange)

“It took me a few moments to get where Rachel Feeny-Williams was going with her terrific short play, Fake News?. But once I did I was mesmerised by what she was saying and how she was presenting it. The play is powerfully pertinent! Bravo!”

Glenn Alterman (New Play Exchange)

“Absurdity has become prevalent, nay, the standard of our days, as presented by Ms. Feeny-Williams. I'd love to think this was a brief sojourn into things that could not possibly happen, an overly dramatized tale from perhaps, Bradbury, but such is not the case. A pair of aliens reads a news article (somewhat incorrect in its facts, yet chillingly apropos in its representation) about events in the US and are quite shaken. (Possibly they're not as well-versed in Earth's history to be so stunned.) A play that, at first, seems less than it packs, yet eloquent in its brevity.”

George Sapio (New Play Exchange)

“Rachel has done it again. All the rage and trauma that many of us feel, she written the perfect scene to express all of it. This TIMELY piece is a must read.”

Debra A. Cole  (New Play Exchange)

“Does it really take outsiders to notice what Rachel has highlighted to original effect here, just what is happening in the USA right now? The author has used two aliens, casually relaxing with the papers on a Sunday morning, to summarize clearly and plainly just what tragedies may unfold. There is also a clever use of the Woodstock festival back in the 60's to show how times have changed, for good or bad.”

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)


Family History

(60 - 90 Minutes)


Michael has been keeping his sister's horrible secret for fifteen years until she turns up in his office with a threatening letter that leads them back to their small home town of Plains, Kansas to find out who knows her secret.

Cast: (5 Female & 5 Male)


Michael Mason - Hot shot corporate type, lives in New York, protective of his sister, 33 years old.


Sydney Mason - Michael’s Younger Sister, 30 years old.


Lola Cray - Michael’s secretary. Late 20s


Grace Briggs - Michael’s Ex-Girlfriend from his hometown. Early 30s


Grandma (Alice Mason) -  Michael & Sydney’s Grandmother.


Terrance Lott (Terry) -  Michael and Sydney’s uncle (father’s side)


Sheriff Ray/Voice 2 - Was a police officer when Michael and Sydney were younger. Now Sheriff, early 40s. He’s later an unseen voice offstage.


Jackson Layton -  Local barman. Sydney’s ex-boyfriend. Early 30s


Voice 1 - The unseen voice of Michael & Sydney’s mother.


Voice 3 - The unseen voice of Michael & Sydney’s father.

Production History:


“Set in Kansas, FAMILY HISTORY is a domestic murder mystery - a genre in which RFW excels. This thrilling play, ostensibly about a family’s “temper gene,” is driven by Michael and his sister Sydney, siblings who share a dark secret: the death of their father fifteen years prior to their return home. As the pressure builds their dynamic is both touching and menacing as the playwright keeps us guessing all the way to the end. I admire how Rachel weaves in nostalgia, particularly with Grandmother. And the theatrical use of offstage voices for the intense denouement. Well done.”

Charles Scott Jones (New Play Exchange)

“Well, here's a family with an awful lot of history!
The tension builds dramatically as we follow siblings Michael and Sydney travel back to their home in Kansas, but there's no wizardry dream here, but a past event which was always going to come back to bite them. This is Rachel doing what she loves best, and the twist she throws at us at the end will have audiences reeling!”

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

“The tension that Rachel Feeny-Williams creates her is absolutely palpable. This story is extremely well thought out and developed. This is absolutely a fantastic work of theatre that Rachel takes audiences on.”

Brenton Kniess (New Play Exchange)

“Once again, RFW has convinced me she should be writing cinematic thrillers and serial crime dramas. The twists in this play are non stop, like a great roller coaster ride! I can even see this story continuing as there is so much character and chaos to mine from all these details. I bet it was absolutely mind-boggling visualizing the map in RFW's mind as this story was being concocted!”

Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn (New Play Exchange)

“In this tense family drama, RFW has the reader on a string from the word "go." She masterfully reveals tiny hints one tempting titbit at a time until you find yourself leaning so far forward in your seat that your forehead is touching the ground! As soon as the pieces begin to come together, your jaw will surely join your forehead! It's a complex story full of twists, turns, red herrings, and sneaky clues about the truth. Don't get too attached to any of the characters—there really are no "good guys" to be found here! What a tense ride!”

Aly Kantor (New Play Exchange)

“So many secrets! Who can you trust? You can trust Rachel Feeny-Williams to keep you guessing about what happened the night Michael and Sydney’s father died and so much more! Full of twists and red herrings, FAMILY HISTORY is a mystery/thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Perfectly crafted for stage or audio production. I hope it finds many opportunities for both!”

Morey Norkin (New Play Exchange)

“Small towns and families have secrets. In one particular family in one particular small town, one of those secrets is who caused the death of an alcoholic and abusive man. Family members, old friends, and romantic rivals all have opinions about who did it. Rachel Feeny-Williams works out the solution to this mystery in a very satisfying script that keeps you guessing even after you think you've identified the murderer. Very good, intriguing work.”

Donald E. Baker (New Play Exchange)

“Wow. This is a pot boiler of a suspense story. Family secrets, betrayal, and the unshakeable feeling of dread. Delivering a balanced comeuppance is a difficult feat that Rachel pulls off with a deft touch. This could easily be a film, and is most certainly a well crafted event for the stage!”

Christopher Soucy (New Play Exchange)

“For fifteen long years, Michael had faithfully guarded his sister's dark and ominous secret. However, everything changes when she unexpectedly appears in his office one fateful day... they go back home to their small, tight-knit community, and we are thrown into a web of family secrets, simmering tensions, and elaborate cover-up stories that had festered for generations. The lines between justifications and excuses blur. Time has a relentless way of catching up with those who dared to conceal the truth for too long. BRAVA!"

Dana Hall (New Play Exchange)

“Family is ... complicated. As FAMILY HISTORY unfolds, you'll be left questioning what each characters' motives are and where the truth lies in the beautifully crafted grey space. A thoughtful, provoking and edge-of-your-seat piece from Feeny-Williams.”

Dawn Branch (New Play Exchange)

“I adore the writing of RACHEL FEENY-WILLIAMS, and her newest full-length piece, FAMILY HISOTRY, will have audiences on the edge of their seats. A master of family tension and secrets, RACHEL has crafted a delicious world of drama and mystery set in the heart of the American Midwest. The banter between the siblings is truly sublime. The relationship with the grandmother is perfection. Additional characters round out a cast that will keep everyone guessing. BRAVA.”

Debra A. Cole (New Play Exchange)




(15-20 Minutes)


Professor Gregson is a historical professor who specialises in an Egyptian legend that he now has the chance to look for first hand. However, will he be able to cope with his Tik-Tok star benefactor and the other surprises the trip yields.

Cast: (1 Female & 4 Males)

Professor Gregson – History Professor in his 40s

Tyler – Professor Gregson’s friend in his late 30s

Adrian – Betsy’s Agent, in his 40s

Asim – Tour guide in his 40s

Betsy –  A Social Media Star in her early 30s

Production History:


“Brb, starting a travel show called "Ooooooo, Look at the World!" Clever and funny as always, without neglecting the drama and mystery such a setting provides. A great twist at the end leaves the audience wanting more.”

Elle Meerovich (New Play Exchange)

“What a fun piece this is! Gods and influencers alike captured in living color! Kudos to Rachel for unearthing this gem from the prompt provided!”

Christopher Soucy (New Play Exchange)

“BRAVA! RACHEL FEENY-WILLIAMS takes a fascinating prompt and creates a truly engaging short play. Having the world of stuffy academia collide with a bubble gum social media sensation is the perfect combination for discord. In Rachel's nimble hands, she creates a colorful piece that entertains and will have audiences on the edge of their seats.”

Debra A. Cole (New Play Exchange)

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Feline Festivities



(1 Minute)


It seems Benji's old nemesis (The Christmas Tree) has returned! Now Benji must take him on Cat vs Tree!

Cast: (1 Male)

Benji - A Cat

Production History:

March 2023 - Produced as a virtual production on YouTube by Shiny Unicorn Productions Virtual Monologue Festival -


“What a great Christmas monologue! The stakes are positively Shakespearean as a seasonal usurper invades Benji's sacred domain! Feeny-Williams masterfully delivers the backstory -nay... THE HISTORY of this series of invasions. Despite the antagonist being a non-anthropomorphized inanimate object that neither speaks nor moves, there are formidable obstacles and tactics for our antihero to overcome. A delicious monologue for anyone whose every wanted to play a cat without dancing or singing, this is a true tour de force! Get a good sound designer and prop master, and leap for that star atop the tree! Merry Christmas, indeed... ”

Scott Sickles (New Play Exchange)

“This play confirms everything I ever suspected about a cat's thought process, particularly around the holidays. It would be fun to see this on stage; it's a great physical piece for an actor.”

Adam Richter (New Play Exchange)

“Well this cat certainly shines a new Christmas light over the festivities we hold in 'his' home each year! This is a fun, well written monologue of a sarcastic cat's attitude to the Christmas tree. I would love to see this staged, it would bring the house down, and maybe the tree....."

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)




(15-20 Minutes)


Having been dragged to a new house and school in the middle of the school year, Drew is less than thrilled by his new home. That is until he meets his new neighbour Penny.

Cast: (1 Male & 2 Female)

Drew – Teenager

Penny – Teenager 

Mandy – An Estate Agent

Production History:


“RACHEL FEENY-WILLIAMS is one of the most prolific playwrights I have had the pleasure to meet. I always enjoy her fine work. In “Fences”, we are treated to a developing teenage romance, then a shocking development, followed by an unforeseen ending. You will find this play well worth reading. Like many of Rachel’s work, this gem will be an enjoyable addition to any play festival.”

Jack Levine (New Play Exchange)

“A lonely and embittered young man strikes up a friendship with the girl next door. It gives him joy and sustenance. As the friendship deepens he learns dark things about the young woman's life. Just as he attempts to rescue her, the darkest secret of all emerges and he is left to question everything that came before. A finely crafted portrait of young romance turned on its head with great skill.”

Paul Donnelly (New Play Exchange)

“Youth, loneliness, and chocolate bring drastically different teens Drew and Penny together across a simple backyard fence. When trouble presents itself, will Drew be able to help his new, sheltered friend? Maybe not for Penny might not be telling the whole truth. A great piece for two young performers to bring to life... or death as it may be in this case.”

Debra A. Cole (New Play Exchange)

“What seems to be a sweet, tentatively developing relationship between a somewhat rough teenage boy and a very proper home-schooled teenage girl seems to reach a breaking point when it is suggested that the girl has been beaten by her over-protective, violent father. But the ending of this cleverly designed short introduces a twist that casts doubt on all the earlier proceedings. I won't spoil the ending here, but it will leave you wondering about all you have been seeing. Good work, Rachel Feeny-Williams.”

Larry Rinkel (New Play Exchange)

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Final Whistle


(20-30 Minutes)


Matt is obsessed with football. So much so that he has two commentators dedicated to the play by play of his life. However, this season there was a move that none of them saw coming, A girl moving into the flat.

Cast: (3 Males & 3 Females)

Matt – Late 20s/Early 30s – Matt lives in the flat where the play takes place alone initially until the arrival of his new flat mate. Matt is a football fanatic, he will watch every game and some old ones if nothing is on.

Bob – Commentator on Matt’s life.

Dave - Commentator on Matt’s life

Jenny –  Mid – Late 20s – Matt’s new flat mate

Kerry –  Friend of Jenny

Lucy –  Friend of Jenny

Production History:

April 2016 - Performed at the Exmouth One Act play Festival, Exmouth, Devon, UK.

March 2016 - Performed by Broadclyst Theatre Company at Victory Hall, Broadclyst, Devon, UK.


“A very sweet - and sometimes sassy - short play perfectly designed for the romantic, sports-lover! Rachel Feeny-Williams tells the story in short vignettes comically narrated by a Greek chorus comprising a couple of football announcers. You will find yourself rooting for the "young player" to score as he consistently finds the ball at his feet without being entirely sure how to advance. Engaging and very well done.”

Mike Byham (New Play Exchange)

“Imagine having your life the subject of two sports play-by-play announcers up in the booth! In Rachel Feeny-Williams’ hands, the results are filled with laughs. The commentary as football (soccer!) fanatic Matt awkwardly addresses his feelings towards new roomie Jenny is priceless. To sum up this play in a word: Goooaaallll!!!!”

Morey Norkin (New Play Exchange)

“Appealing across the gender divide, this is a witty ‘Harry Met Sally’ rom com through the prism of the sports’ commentary box, all in 30 minutes. Feeny-Williams manages expertly to combine football punditry with a genuinely affecting on off romance. She also succeeds in making us care for the football commentators as more than a mere script device. This definitely would be a hit in any playwriting festival or as a short film with its touching ‘Shaun of The Dead’-type relationship humour and clever structure.”

Alice Josephs (New Play Exchange)


First Draft


(10-15 Minutes)


Johnathan Teary has been an author of old school style horror stories for many years. There’s just one problem, his characters hate them! And now, they have had enough!

Cast: (2 Male & 1 Female)

Johnathan Teary –40s, a writer of slasher stories


Jenna-May – The leading lady in Johnathan's stories, early 20s


Masked Killer – The killer in Johnathan's stories, unknown age

Production History:

July 2022 - Finalist in the Morgan-Wixson Theatre New Works Festival (Santa Monica, California)


“Good writing brings the words to life to a reader. Great writing brings the characters to life, and in THIS case, they ain't going back to the page. Rachel Feeny-Williams is always up to giving her audience that extra oomph! when it comes to her plays. A terrific romp through the creative process and how characters can take on their own agendas if given half a chance. I'd love to see this staged, but make sure the characters don't get carried away (literally in Jenna-may's case) and come back for the curtain call.”

John Busser (New Play Exchange)

“A clever script that comments on- and subverts- tropes in the horror genre. I enjoy stories like this, where fictional characters have agency and rebel against their Maker!”

Evan Baughfman (New Play Exchange)

"I absolutely loved this play in every way possible. Such clever staging. Such fun characters. This is a tour de force!"

Melissa Milich (New Play Exchange)

“I had the pleasure of reading for Jenna-May, note the hyphenation, if our Sunday playwriting group. I adored the "breaking of the fourth wall" for a playwright. There is nothing better than stale and cookie-cutter characters who find their voices. RACHEL FEENY-WILLIAMS, note the hyphenation again, is a master of natural dialogue, biting humour, and entertaining audiences. A FABULOUS SHORT PLAY!”

Debra A. Cole (New Play Exchange)

“I would question any writers ability to write a play every day for a month, but once again Rachel has proved me wrong! This is a funny, gripping, entertaining and unique look into the characters we write, and what they might get up to when we're not around. I recommend this play thoroughly and I'd love to stage it!”

Chris Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

“I would SO love to see more of this one; the story is so good! A lesson for those who need to break free of people who only see a small part of their soul.”

George Sapio (New Play Exchange)

“When I first started reading this play I thought to myself, this would be better suited as a movie due to its nature, although as I kept reading I thought "eh, keep it as a play, that what it is, right?"...and low and behold I was mesmerized by the story of these characters; one that could keep you going, yet leave you wondering what could happen to them as time goes on. I surely hope 'Johnathon Teary' (Rachel) does a "second draft" because I'd love to see where Masked Killer (Kevin) and Jenna go next! ”

Jaxson Mackling (New Play Exchange)



(Comedy/Science Fiction)

(5 Minute Sketch)


While Susie’s parents are too busy fighting over who has to have her, she makes herself a new friend, in the form of her stuffed cat Fluffy, having dipped him in chemicals in her father’s lab!

Cast: (3 Male & 4 Female)

Derek - Susie's Dad, 40s.

Helen - Susie's Mother, 30s/40s.

Susie - 3 year old girl

Fluffy - A Science experiment

Production History:


“OH, ME-OW!!! Feeny-Williams has fashioned an utterly brilliant genre sendup that gets all the details just right. From the character archetypes to the plot elements to the glorious setting, FLUFFY! is a great throwback to classic laboratory horror about experiments gone haywire. The tone and the humour are pitch perfect. The set is straight out Hammer Films and I hope ambitious theatres embrace the details, not to mention the effects and costumes, even for such a short play. IT WILL BE WORTH IT! An absolute joy, especially for horror comedy buffs! ”

Scot Sickles (New Play Exchange)

“I love plays where the author writes such clear and vivid stage directions, as Rachel does here. Any group wanting to produce this would have so much fun staging this short play. Aside from that, I particularly enjoyed how quickly her patents took to the 'newly reborn' Fluffy and happily agreed to take him home. The twist at the end is also inspired...Read it to find out yourself!”

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

“If you love horror...if you love watching one thing go wrong after another...if you love children and stuffed animals...this is a hilariously dark take on what happens when you leave a precocious five-year-old alone in Daddy's mad scientist lab. And just when you think it can't get any worse...”

George Sapio (New Play Exchange)

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Fragile Minds

(Comedy/Family Drama)

(60-90 Minutes)


James was nervous enough about meeting his fiancé’s family. When she then drops the bombshell that they have to pretend they’ve only just met (along with many other charades) to protect her sister’s psychological state, things slowly descend into chaos.

Cast: (3 Male & 5 Female)


Susan – Age - Mid – Late Twenties – Recently engaged to James and they have been living together for just over a year. Susan has not revealed to James the ‘interesting’ dynamic within her family because she was concerned about scaring him off and loves him a great deal.

Katherine – Age Mid – Late Fifites – Mother of Susan, Lucy and Drew. Married to Richard from the age of 24 to 54. A very elaborate and extrovert woman. She has a particular distain for her ex-husband and his current girlfriend but still loves her children. She has one major vice, in that she likes a drink or two but has the tendency to overshare when she has had a few.

Lucy – Age - Early – Mid Twenties – Youngest of the three siblings and daughter to Richard and Katherine. Lucy had a breakdown at the age of eleven when her parents announced their divorce and has been in a private hospital in Switzerland since then, to her families’ knowledge. She is a nice girl and loves nothing more than the thought of her family being together, the way it was when she was younger and does not react well to a threat to that. This is the first time she has been back to her home country since her break down. 

Charlotte – Age - Mid Twenties – Charlotte is Drew’s most recent ex-girlfriend. Charlotte and Drew have been together for a month or so and she is very needy and emotional about her relationship, more so following their break up. 

Priscilla – Age - Mid Thirties – Richard’s current girlfriend and ex-dance instructor. She and Richard met when he took up dance lessons in an effort to find something to do other than think about being divorced. Priscilla is very head strong and will not tolerate being spoken down to, particularly by Katherine. She does not know about the complications of his family, which has often caused issues between them.


James – Age - Early – Mid Thirties – Susan’s fiancé. He proposed a few weeks ago very much loves Susan, in spite of the interesting insights he makes about her family. Is normally a logical and rational man but wants to make Susan happy so he is willing to go along with her families’ scheme.


Richard – Age - Late Fifties – Sixties – Father of Susan, Lucy and Drew. Married to Katherine from the age of 25 to 45. Loves his children but rarely sees eye to eye with Katherine since their divorce 14 years ago. He tolerates her presence for their scheme to protect Lucy but prefers to keep his distance. Very dry and sarcastic sense of humour. Has been in a relationship with Priscilla for a year or so.


Drew – Age - Early – Mid Thirties – Oldest of the three siblings and son to Richard and Katherine. Has a good head for figures and shows very sound competence in his working life. He has made several unfortunate choices regarding his choices of relationships. The women he chooses to associate with most of the time couldn’t be more wrong for him and while his family do point this out he normally doesn’t listen, the result of which is normally a dramatic ending.

Production History:


“James doesn't know what he's in for. Susan's effort to put the room in balance throws the room off balance. What Susan and her family don't know is that their dynamic may not be helpful to themselves. And this Preston Sturges-level farce complete with physical humor begins. What Rachel Feeny-Williams has done is create a vehicle to unpack the trauma change, heartbreak, secrets (kept, revealed) can have on us and the risks we'll take to avoid them. Susan has kept her family secret from James, but Sue and Lu are the heart of the play. Perfect build up to chaos.”

Ricardo Soltero-Brown (New Play Exchange)

“FRAGILE MINDS comes from the inventive mind of Rachel Feeny-Williams, which is in itself a ringing endorsement! In this clever farce, a family goes overboard to protect the sensibilities of one member. Years of concocting stories have everyone on edge when the sensitive sibling will attend her first family gathering in years. There are plenty of laughs, unexpected visitors, and a huge surprise! This fast-paced farce is sure to be a crowd pleaser!”

Morey Norkin (New Play Exchange)

“A combination of classic drawing-room comedy and British farce, Rachel Feeny-Williams crafts a very funny piece in FRAGILE MINDS that is fueled by the circumstances only family disfunction can provide. The play leads you through some interesting family dynamics down a long and winding road exploring what it means to love and be loved by nuclear family - as well as those you choose to include. A few twists and turns bring us to a satisfying conclusion where happiness is based on building honest and open relationships. This sweet play has something for everyone. Well done!”

Mike Byham (New Play Exchange)

“FRAGILE MINDS is a fantastic farce that will never go where you expect it to. It's been a long time since I've read a comedy where an ensemble of actors gets so many critical moments of humour. This ensemble of characters is truly the driving force of this piece and Feeny-Williams gives everyone something to do, which can be a big challenge, but each of them is fleshed out and provides a heartfelt connection to each other. This will be a play that audiences will surely be able to relate to and laugh at!”

Brenton Kniess (New Play Exchange)

“This play will lure you into a false sense of security! It begins as your typical kitchen sink drama, with a nervous woman preparing the house for the arrival of visiting family. As it turns out, she really did have something to be nervous about! The playwright drops plenty of little grenades, any of which could go off at any moment, leading to a tense but humorous family farce. The ensemble does their best to protect the "fragile mind" of the baby of the family, only to reveal their own challenges and fragility in the process!”

Aly Kantor (New Play Exchange)

“What is it about families? The people we should be most honest with can be the people we construct the most elaborate lies for. Is it to protect them? Or ourselves? That's the situation Rachel Feeny-Williams explores in FRAGILE MINDS in which a family constructs an entire ecosystem of untruth on a foundation of a bigger untruth. The contortions the family members put themselves through to sustain this impossible construct is alternately hilarious and painful. A rich potential vehicle for an ensemble theatre which successfully maintains many strains at once, but all to a palpable and resonant effect.”

Kerr Lockhart (New Play Exchange)




(20 - 30 Minutes)


Jenny is a graduate in her twenties desperate to find her calling that hasn't been decided for her by her mother or boyfriend. Peter is a cranky old man in his eighties desperate to keep everyone at arms length. When these two generations are forced together, maybe they can learn about themselves as well as each other.

Cast: (2 Male & 3 Female)

Jenny - A graduate in her 20s who is still struggling to figure out what she wants to do with her life.

Mrs Lawson - Jenny's Mother.

Masie - A social care nurse in her 20s.

James - Jenny's boyfriend, studying medicine.

Peter - A grumpy old man.

Production History:


“Absolutely loved this play! Rachel Feeny-Williams has created a small story with big heart. I cared immensely for these characters and I think audiences would as well. A sweet story told in a genuine manner. Very well done!”

Mike Byham (New Play Exchange)

“Stable, healthy relationships come about through listening and supporting rather than bending others to our will. Rachel Feeny-Williams has crafted an endearing story where the two central characters bridge a wide generation gap and provide each other with what they so desperately need: to be heard. If you haven’t read this play yet, please do. I would love to see this play performed. 

Morey Norkin (New Play Exchange)

“I highly recommend this sweet, complex look at relationships, young and old, which also highlights the importance of having a purpose, giving up guilt, and making amends - quite a lot, actually, for a short play, but wonderfully mapped out. I would think audiences would eat this story up and hope they get the chance. ” its execution."

Bruce Karp (New Play Exchange)

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Getting Better


(10 Minutes)


Dr Jennings has been a doctor for many years but now he is faced with something he's not thought about in a long time, faith.

Cast: (2 Females & 3 Males)





Dr Jennings


2 x Male Orderlies

Production History:


“Dr. Jennings' journey to a reluctant faith is presented with real complexity in this absorbing narrative. The issues of who gets to heal and how does healing occur are explored with real sensitivity. The conflict between rational and mystical perspectives provokes real engagement. Although this play comes down on the side of miracles, Alice remains a compelling mystery through her last line.”

Paul Donnelly (New Play Exchange)

“Do you believe in miracles? How you answer that question may affect how you approach this intriguing short play. And this intriguing short play may have you questioning your answer. Rachel Feeny-Williams has given us Alice, a faith healer who becomes entangled with a hospital bureaucracy when she uses her powers, or gifts, which defy medical explanation. Not billed as a holiday play, GETTING BETTER still fits within this season known for miracles. A short piece that will likely produce hours of conversation.”

Morey Norkin (New Play Exchange)

“This was a thought provoking piece. Why do we sometimes experience "miraculous" healing? What do we think in terms of the conflict between "faith" and science? You have that exploration here, and it's an interesting little morality piece that develops. I think what I love the best is that at the end, Alice's final statement... it's not necessarily a promise... it may be a threat. It was an eerie way to leave the piece, and honestly, there was an eeriness throughout the whole thing that was hard to shake upon completion. Recommended!”

Brent Alles (New Play Exchange)

“This play dabbles in heartache. The heartache that comes from a lifelong crisis of faith. But it is the inevitable heartache of the human condition. Haunting and hopeful, this play is a bright ray of light in a cold cynical world.”

Christopher Soucy (New Play Exchange)

“I read "Getting Better" and immediately came away with the obvious question: Is Alice an angel? It's interesting because I like that sort of "Twilight Zone" approach, and have used it on occasion myself. Of course, this play deftly touches a fine line because, yes, faith does play a role in healing, but we don't always know what the "end game" for disease or whatever is. The play also cleverly explores the unnecessary current schism between faith and science, a schism that is sad because the two have more in common than most people think.”

Bill Savage (New Play Exchange)

“As someone who is somewhat skeptical of the concept of "faith healing" I am nevertheless intrigued by this play by Rachel Feeny-Williams. While faith that a higher power can heal may not work for me, I do believe that there is a Mind/Body connection that can enhance the body's ability to fight disease. Is that what's going on here? I don't know, but I still played into the story element that there was something behind Alice's seeming capacity for making people better. I liked this way more than I thought I would. Terrific stuff Rachel.”

John Busser (New Play Exchange)

“A hospital is thrown into a turmoil when a woman claims to have healed a patient by faith. She is immediately consigned to the ward for the mentally ill, but the patient's cancer does indeed disappear completely. An experienced doctor is compelled to admit that something miraculous has occurred and that medicine may be both an act of science and an act of faith. Audiences will be discussing this one on the ride home.”

Donald E. Baker (New Play Exchange)

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(20 - 30 Minutes)


* Sequel to "Memory"

DS Hale and her team have been stumped for weeks by a woman who pilfers from men she meets on trains after she seduces them. No one seems to know her, and nothing seems to catch sight of her, but she seems to know DS Hale.

Cast: (2 Females & 5 Males)


DI Grierson (Jack)


DC Southern

DC Kent

Andrew Michaelson

Luke Carlton

DS Hale (Louise)


Production History:


“Yes. Yes. Yes. This female driven short crime drama will have audiences gasping. No spoilers... but just know... this is a wonderful read and needs to be on the stage.”

Debra A. Cole (New Play Exchange)

“This play begins like any traditional crime drama: a glimpse of the crime in action and a peek into the room where a team of detectives struggles to find the suspect. Unlike other crime dramas, however, the motive is not what you think! I struggle to say much more about this one because I don't want to give anything away! What I will say is that it's carefully crafted, with compelling dialogue and a satisfying, unexpected, thoroughly eerie conclusion!”

Aly Kantor (New Play Exhange)

“A tense well plotted mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the surprise ending.”

Philip Kaplan (New Play Exchange)

“Rachel Feeny-Williams is a master of crime drama! And this one has to rank near the top! The characters and dialogue draw you into the mystery immediately. I love trying to play detective, and when an important clue was given, I was still surprised by what it really meant. The plot takes several well planned twists and turns right up to the end! This play will certainly have audiences buzzing at the stunning conclusion!”

Morey Norkin (New Play Exchange)

“The pace and tone of GHOSTS are as addictive as a classic detective story (I’m thinking Dashiell Hammet). Rachel Feeny-Williams shows admirable patience and restraint in the way she unfolds the mystery of a living ghost. I love it that each of Emily’s victims can’t remember any more details about her except that she was pretty (perhaps an insight into the generic beauty standards of unfaithful men?). Really intriguing premise with a terrific payoff that makes this train crime drama well worth the ride!”

Charles Scott Jones (New Play Exchange)

“Looking for a crime drama with a twist of the knife in the soul? With two strong female characters? This dark gem takes the conventional narrative of mysteries and shapes it for its own poignant end that’s far more interesting than the simple answer to the question of who done it. To say more would give away too much. Another page-turner that made me want to see it on a stage.”

William Triplett (New Play Exchange)

“A tense well plotted mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the surprise ending.”

Philip Kaplan (New Play Exchange)

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Good Boy?


(10 Minutes)


When Jenny brings her new man home, Twinkle (her dog) decides that he has to go!

Cast: (2 Males & 1 Female)






Twinkle – Jennifer’s dog, played by a human

Production History:

6th-8th July 2023 - Live Production, Next Generation Theatre, Cullompton, Devon, UK.


“This is the fourth play in Rachel Feeny-Williams's collection "My Chatter" and it's so much fun! It reminds me of the French film "Didier" by Alain Chabat but is even funnier! Well done! We root for all of the characters --four footed and bipeds alike-- and that's how it should be!”

Nora Louise Syran (New Play Exchange)

“What a fantastic play written from the pet's perspective. At points you root for Twinkle, you root for Gregory, and root for the next confrontation. This play has it all, tension, comedy, drama, and finally a resolution that you didn't know you wanted at points, but once it happens, you love it. I highly recommend this play.”

Joe Swenson (New Play Exchange)

“We all love our pet. They are like our child and play an important part in our lives. We also expect whomever we bring into our house to be kind, and hopefully loving, to our pet. “Good Boy?” has a bit of a ‘fight of wills’ between the boyfriend and girlfriend’s dog. “Good Boy?” is a fun play, as we watch to see who wins out.”

Jack Levine (New Play Exchange)

“What a fun romp! Rachel Feeny-Williams' short play trots right along as jealous Twinkle devises plots to rid his home of Jenny's human boyfriend. Twinkle deserves some kind of award as one of the most sardonic-voiced canines to ever trod the boards. If you stage "Good Boy?", someone gets to play a great role as an over-sized dog in an oversized doggie basket bed. Still trying to picture the right breed -- Pug? Corgi? Bassett Hound?”

Jo Brisbane (New Play Exchange)

“I love this, from an owner of 3 dogs myself I can relate to this. I can clearly imagine it being staged. The twist in the tail with Greg towards the end was an unexpected delight. Twinkle is indeed a little star! Great fun!”

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

“As a dog owner, I looked up from reading this piece and my dog...I swear!! ... was looking at me rather strangely! Yes, I know, we all think that our dogs are so very smart and know every word...but what if they did? What if they did and were smarter too? That's the basis for this clever piece where Feeney-Williams has Twinkle the dog taking charge and hounding out an unsuitable suitor.”

David Patton (New Play Exchange)

“Rachel Feeny-Williams’ twist on the love triangle (two humans and a dog) is fun and engaging. And a little creepy, in a good way. Well done!”

Julie Zaffarano (New Play Exchange)

“Makes you think twice about dating ANYONE who has a devoted dog. The fact that you (think you) know who's gonna win this battle makes no difference--it's a riot watching it happen. A fun short for big laughs!”

George Sapio (New Play Exchange)

“Twinkle, a Machiavelli among dogs, enters into a battle of wills with Greg, Jenny's new love interest. Twinkle has a history of disliking Jenny's choices of gentleman companion (there is mention of a Jeremy from earlier)--it's plain he'd prefer a celibate mistress whose attention is focused on him, and full run of the house he considers his. The dislike is mutual; Greg is hoping to see Jenny give up Twinkle for him. Where will it end. Good play, yes, yes you are.”

Martin Heavisides (New Play Exchange)

“I love dogs. I love actors playing dogs almost as much as I love dogs. In this comedy, poor Greg has to match wits with Twinkle, a dog who confides in us that he is very much the master of his domain. Without giving away too much (I love where this play goes), Twinkle proves to us that he can outwit any man in order to make sure Jenny can be his and only his. This is a fantastic three-character play that would provide a lot of fun for three actors - especially the one who gets to play Twinkle!”

John Patrick Bray (New Play Exchange)

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Happy Deathday to Me!

(Suitable for Youth Production)


(10 - 15 Minutes)


Esther (a seventeen year old who died protecting her younger sister) is now a tequila swilling ghost set on earning her place in the afterlife by helping Lilly (a young girl being bullied).

Cast: (3 Female & 1 Male)

Esther - The ghost of a 17 year old girl

Lilly - A School Girl

Mrs Carston - Headmistress of Lilly's School

Henry - A School Boy

Production History:

March 2022 - Performed by Blairgowrie Players Youth Group in Blairgowrie Town Hall, Scotland.

February 2022 - Performed by Blairgowrie Players Youth Group at the Scottish Community Association Festival


"Happy Deathday to Me is the quirkiest little play I have read in a long time (and I am always on the lookout for interesting Youth Plays!)   Made me laugh out loud on the reading of it, which is a gauge I go with every time.   Comedic little play (though you wouldn't think so by the title!) and although I re-cast the bully as a girl, it worked really well.    I always allow the cast their input and they were really on the button with this as bullying has affected them all in one way or another.   It was entered for the Scottish Community Drama Association Festival of One-Act Plays and the girls came 2nd on the night.     It was also a joy communicating with Rachel during the course of the Festival.   So nice to have an author who talks to you!   Power to your pen Rachel, I shall be keeping up with you." 

Ruth Reid (Director of Production by Blairgowrie Players in Feb/March 2022.)

“"Happy deathday to me" takes an unconventional approach to guardian angel stories. Ripe for witty interpretation on stage, this play has the potential to teach while it entertains. There's a lot for a good cast and director to work with here! ”

Marcia Eppich - Harris (New Play Exchange)

“A hard lesson for bully victims about standing up to their oppressors. Kindly written and to the point. Makes me want to see more about Esther--she's so fascinating!”

George Sapio (New Play Exchange)

“A wonderful little piece about standing up for yourself (even if it took you getting help from a guardian angel). The title did not prepare me for what this charming little play turned out to be. Teaching the importance of not just letting life's bullies bury you under their bullsh*t, Rachel Feeny-Williams gives us some terrific roles for women all-too-often the target. This piece says some important things.”

John Busser (New Play Exchange)

“Rachel Feeny-Williams delivers both laughs and social commentary in equal measure in this short play about a future without alcohol that gets one for the road. Once again, science comes through in a pinch, but really, should it have? It would be fun to see staged as the mayhem of a stiff one is unleashed upon an unsuspecting humanity. Give it a shot. (And a beer.)”

John Busser (New Play Exchange)


Happy Holidays?


(15-20 Minutes)


Anna of Happy Holidays Inc. is having a particularly stressful time of year trying to make sure the holidays are ready for just the right time of year.

Cast: (2 Male & 6 Female)

Anna - Receptionist at "Happy Holidays Inc", severely overworked and stressed.

Autumn - 20s, has a cheerful and mellow attitude.

Black Friday - Early 30s, stressed and dishevelled.

Valentines Day - Early 20s, giggly.

Fall - 20s/30s, Californian 'surfer' style accent.

Christmas -  30s, very festive and jolly about her time of year.

Halloween - 30s, dressed in gothic clothing. Smooth talker.

Thanksgiving - 30s, has very much over indulged.

Production History:


"We think of the seasons and holidays of the year as having characteristics, but who knew they were real personages with real and sometimes rebellious personalities? Yes, there is a manager attempting to keep them in line but her efforts only lead to frustration for her and great amusement for the audience. Everyone involved in a production of this should have a great time, not only the actors but the designers as well. Rachel Feeny-Williams's creative mind is a strange and wonderful place.”

Donald E. Baker (New Play Exchange)

"SO CREATIVE! RACHEL FEENY-WILLIAMS bring seasons and holidays to life in a hilarious look at what it takes for the world to go 'round. I was honored to bring BLACK FRIDAY to life in all of her mania in a Sunday playwriting group, and I HAD A BLAST! Run... don't walk to place this on the holiday festival schedule. Audiences will LOVE IT!”

Debra A. Cole (New Play Exchange)

“In Rachel Feeny-Williams' imaginative depiction, the seasons and holidays come to life as relatable characters with unique personalities and ambitions. It's a delightful spectacle to witness Anna's attempt at handling the chaos. The theatrical staging adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the experience. The spotlight is undeniably stolen by Black Friday, while the clever intertwining of Valentine's Day and Halloween is so fun. The play is skillfully constructed, gradually building up tension from the beginning. What a refreshing, fun addition to any holiday festival! ”​

Dana Hall (New Play Exchange)

“So this is what happens if you personify the seasons and its holidays! Poor Anna stuck in the middle of all this melee as one by one each holiday or season tests her patience with their own over inflated egos! And it's a sign of the times that even Black Friday gets a role, poor Black Friday has to go back out, the day after Thanksgiving has over indulged, for one day more....Great fun with several deeper meanings. Nice!”

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

“What a hoot! I can’t imagine the headache of managing wayward holidays, much less whole seasons. Rachel Feeny-Williams gives us a delightful diversion from our holiday fatigue with this delightful play that is charming in all the right ways.”

Christopher Soucy (New Play Exchange)

“Rachel's done it again. What fun! This one is perfect for every seasonal night of shorts: Hilarious, truthful, and so much fun for all the actors.”

George Sapio (New Play Exchange)

“Truly a play for all seasons and holidays! Managing the seasons and holidays is a challenge for any of us, but imagine, as Rachel has done brilliantly, that it’s actually someone’s job! And when seasons and holidays have their own personalities and grievances, well, the laughs are as plentiful as a bagful of Halloween treats or an over stuffed Christmas stocking! This should be destined to become a year round holiday classic!”

Morey Norkin (New Play Exchange)

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Head Spin


(10 Minutes)


TRIGGER WARNING - Violence against women & sexual abuse.

Amelia ( a former famous dancer) has invited Gabrielle (a magazine reporter) into her home to tell her story. But soon Gabrielle realises that there is a dark world behind the dancing.

Cast: (4 Male & 4 Female)

Amelia – a 60 year old former dancer

Gabrielle – a newspaper reporter

Maria – Amelia’s mother

Female Dancer

Robert – Amelia’s father

Carlos – Amelia’s Early Dance Instructor

Dante – Amelia’s Later Dance Instructor

Male Dancer

Production History:


“A timely and effective short drama. In just seven pages, Rachel Feeny-Williams creates a compelling character looking back on her life and looking forward to the future. Very effective and very well done!”

Ryan Kaminski (New Play Exchange)

“In HEAD SPIN, Rachel brings us an all too familiar story of abuse in the name of striving for success, and more importantly, fame. But in true Feeny-Williams style, Rachel decorates the stage with the characters from this dancers past each take their turn in the spotlight as Amelia tells her story. Thankfully this dancer realises just what horrors she went through and is determined her daughter and grand kids don't have to face the same.
A stylishly staged play with an important lesson.
Very good.”

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

“Part confession, part interview, Head Spin will make the audience's do just that. Seeing a women who the public thinks has it all, lay bare her actual experience and the traumas that paid for her rise to fame, is sobering to watch. There's always a price to pay, and Amelia has more than done so. That she wants to make sure others don't have to is both noble and sad. This is a powerful play about the seedy aspect of success.”

John Busser (New Play Exchange)

“The entire plot of a stage or radio play or movie in seven pages. With resonance in many fields, this is a convincing portrayal of how a beautiful and talented dancer, who should have the world at her feet, becomes a victim. The addition of a ballet company run by a woman which becomes a refuge for the talented but damaged and abused is all too plausible and a different take on a now sadly familiar topic. A sensitive and crafty piece.”

Alice Josephs (New Play Exchange)

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Heaven & Hell AGM


(10 Minutes)


God & Lucifer are gathering for their annual general meeting but this year seems to be a particular headache.

Cast: (3 Female)

God – Any age/race

Lucifer – Any age/race

Karen –  30s/40s/Any race

Production History:


“I was browsing short plays and came across this 10 minute comedy. What an original idea. Thanks for the laughs Rachel.”

Lou Jones (New Play Exchange)

“Even the Devil herself doesn't want Karen in his realm... hilarious. RACHEL has done it again. She takes the prompt of redemption, and finds the one eligible human that really shouldn't receive it. I would LOVE to read a follow up to this short play!”

Debra A. Cole (New Play Exchange)

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Hold Them Stunned


(15-20 Minutes)


Katie and Tommy have been married for five years and Tommy’s appreciation has all but disappeared. But Katie believes she may have found the answer through her new friend Genevieve, and just the right scent.

Cast: (2 Male & 2 Female) - All in their 30s


Genevieve – Liam’s Girlfriend

Tommy – Katie’s husband

Liam – Tommy’s friend

Production History:


“I'm so often surprised and impressed with the ideas fellow writers come up with, and this play by Rachel is no exception. Here the author deals with a, let's face it, male chauvinistic pig, and makes him change his ways in the most bizarre way, then the ending takes you by complete surprise. This play did hold me stunned. Hmmm, burning rubber.....”

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

“Hold Them Stunned begins as a normal dinner party, but takes a turn into a sort of "Love Potion Number 9" tale. During a reading I had the pleasure of listening to, the one "scent" the men in attendance seemed to have an issue with was burned rubber...but "sports" and "porn" were fair game! (Ha!) I love Feeny-Williams's writing - she has such a strong command of dialogue and a gift for creating rich and vivid characters.”

John Patrick Bray (New Play Exchange)

“This short play is so much fun! Katie is trying to rekindle her husband's love and affection with an unusual perfume. I especially enjoyed the sounds made as ingredients were dropped into the mixture while the perfume was being made. It's always nice to watch women triumph over bad men. Fun stuff!”

Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend (New Play Exchange)

“A joyous modern fairy tale with an original riff on the ubiquitous witch and ‘magic potion’ trope. Witty, sharp and either theatrical or filmic, this has thrills and spills (literally!), real satirical bite and, naturally, a happy ending!”

Alice Josephs (Surfside Playhouse)

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Holding On


(5-10 Minutes)


James awakes after a motorcycle accident, thrilled to see his wife at his side, not realising that she is there to say goodbye.

Cast: (1 Male & 2 Female) - All in 30s




Production History:


“Another BRILLIANT short play by RACHEL FEENY-WILLIAMS. Rachel constructs the perfect narrative in just a few pages leaving readers and soon-to-be audience members stunned with all the just occurred. BRAVO!”

Debra A. Cole (New Play Exchange)

“I'm taken aback at how cleverly this play is written, how each line is crafted together, for most of the scene, to flow as a dialogue, but in time the heart-breaking truth shows through. Rachel has really touched on an emotive issue here and treated it as carefully and tenderly as the nurse has within this script. I'm moved, I think any audience will be too. Emotional and excellent, this story will stay with me.”

Christopher Plumridge (New Play Exchange)

“This may be a short play but it resonates for a long time. My stomach dropped when I realized what was actually happening. Feeny-Williams has focused on those in-between moments, gentle but tragic.”

Nathan Christopher (New Play Exchange)

“After reading this play, I had to sit for a moment. It's such a moving and cleverly constructed play, with a lot of heart, subtly revealed, deeply felt. Quite an accomplishment for a six-page play. Well done!”

Bruce Karp (New PLay Exchange)

“Oh heavens what a heartbreaking piece. A great showcase for a pair of actors. And perhaps the message is, "always listen to your wife"? That's what I will tell my husband, anyway! Lovely and sad.”

Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn (New Play Exchange)

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Hunting You!


(15-20 Minutes)


Mac has been a hunter all his life. But now a powerful witch has decided to teach him a lesson about seeing things from the other persons point of view.

Cast: (4 Male & 3 Female)

Mac – A Hunter

Larry – A Hunter

Roy – A Hunter

Kevin – A Hunter

Lilith – A Witch

Sarah – A Bear

Alexis – A Wolf

Production History:


"Sometimes you go hunting and then you leave with a bear girlfriend. Sometimes your friends find their calling as generic brand Alvin and the Chipmunks. Be careful out in nature. Spirits protect these places, and they have an amusing sense of humor, especially on the last pages of a play!”

Jarred Corona (New Play Exchange)

“Lovely modern fairy tale. Hints of Midsummer Night's Dream and every story that ventures into a magic forest. A wonderfully wry examination of a hunter's sensibilities.”

Christopher Soucy (New Play Exchange)

“What a fascinating story, with a great moral. I see hints of Brave and Aesop’s Fables. Who doesn’t love a good magical story…and we have one here.”

Rene Zabel (New Play Exchange)

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