Plays

Full-length Plays | Musicals & Plays with Music | Plays for Youth | Short Plays

Full-length plays:

nagasaki-bombA Falling Out  A 1962 small town Iowa family is split apart over the military, war, and nuclear weapons during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  .  .  (more)

Jenka & the Bosswoman  When all you’ve gotten frJenka & the Bosswoman by Christine Kallmanom your mother is a bag of old bones, wouldn’t you be willing to sell it?   .  .  (more)

Lockwood's Brightest Stars by KallmanLockwood’s Brightest Stars The time: 1880. The place: Lockwood’s Opera House. Large cast musical containing some of Minnesota’s earliest music.  .  .  (more)

The Intruder, stage play by Christine KallmanThe Intruder  Illusions and unanswered questions, terrorists, nightmarish dancing and live drumming.  .  .  (more)

Rock Lake, stage play by Christine KallmanRock Lake  Olivia and her brother Henry return to the deteriorating family cabin they have just inherited.  .  .  (more)

Donata's Gift, musical by Daniel & Christine KallmanDonata’s Gift  Family holiday musical based on the Italian legend of Old Befana, with roles for children and adults.  .  .  (more)

 Musicals & plays with music:

Jenka & the Bosswoman by Christine KallmanJenka & the Bosswoman   When all you’ve gotten from your mother is a bag of old bones, wouldn’t you be willing to sell it?   .  .  (more)

Lockwood's Brightest Stars by KallmanLockwood’s Brightest Stars The time: 1880. The place: Lockwood’s Opera House. Large cast musical containing some of Minnesota’s earliest music.  .  .  (more)

The Intruder, stage play by Christine KallmanThe Intruder  Illusions and unanswered questions, terrorists, nightmarish dancing and live drumming.  .  .  (more)

Donata's Gift, musical by Daniel & Christine KallmanDonata’s Gift  Family holiday musical based on the Italian legend of Old Befana, with roles for children and adults.  .  .  (more)

Jubilee, We Are Set Free!, musical by KallmanJubilee, We Are Set Free Church youth musical for grades 2-6 or intergenerational cast.  .  .  (more)

Plays for youth:

Lockwood's Brightest Stars by KallmanLockwood’s Brightest Stars The time: 1880. The place: Lockwood’s Opera House. Large cast musical containing some of Minnesota’s earliest music. . . (more)

Donata's Gift, musical by Daniel & Christine KallmanDonata’s Gift Family holiday musical based on the Italian legend of Old Befana, with roles for children and adults. . . (more)

Jubilee, We Are Set Free!, musical by KallmanJubilee, We Are Set Free Church youth musical for grades 2-6 or intergenerational cast. . . (more)

Short plays:

(for perusal of short plays, contact Christine)

Duck, full-length play by Christine KallmanDuck  (40 min.) In this one-woman play Eleanor, a feisty and irreverent 78-year old, has until noon to come up with evidence that will keep her daughters from moving her into a memory care unit. Her story brings us face-to-face with an environmental disaster. (more)

Teeny Tiny (10 min.) Lead-boy shows no promise, but he might be able to teach his pre-med roommate something amazing (2012).
Romancing Pickle (10 min.)  If Ricky can learn to focus, he might win her back, but only with the help of Edith Piaf and a naughty cat named Pickle (2011).
Getting Back (15 min.)  Do we know the powers that reside within us? From Debbie, the Cheerio tester, emerges Demeter, who works her magic to bring home Persephone (2009).
Stardust Cafeteria (10 min.) In pre-birth limbo, Joe teaches Jim how to stack the deck for the best earthly endowment (2008).
The Underwriter (10 min.) Can Michaela convince the underwriter to approve her for “artist” in her upcoming incarnation? And does she know what she’s getting into? (2006)
The Bath (25 min.) Mother, daughter and grandmother bare all in an Alaskan thermal hot springs. (Co-written with Susan Dunhaupt, and performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl for the 2006 Minnesota Fringe Festival).
This Land (10 min.) Little Crow and the signing of the 1851 Mendota treaty, with excerpts from Little Crow’s speeches (2005).
Neighbors (12 min.) A short play about refugees for narrators, pedestrian movement, and drums. Performed in Northfield, MN in 2004 for the CROP walk for hunger, and two times in 2005 as a fundraiser for tsunami victims and the Hmong refugee community. Participants included Hmong and Vietnamese students from St. Olaf College, members of the local Sudanese community, and other community members.

Christine Kallman writes plays, song lyrics, and poems.