Scripts by Jennifer Potts
A Girl Named Harry
Feature Screenplay (Comedy, Drama)
Frustrated that she cannot land jobs as a female cinematographer in Los Angeles, Harriet Smith makes the bold decision to pass herself off as a man.
Feature Screenplay (Dark Comedy, Thriller)
In this wild romping, gun-fighting tale, romance novelist Ginger Blue travels to an island to reawaken her writing muse, but instead finds herself cut off from civilization and fighting for her life. Winner or the Vortex Horror/Sci-Fi First Prize in the 2020 Rhode Island International Film Festival's Screenplay Competition.
The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop
Feature Screenplay (Drama, Family)
Set in 1974 rural New England, this live-action family drama is about Cecily, a 7-year old girl who, following the death of her baby sister, lives in a world with no music, no color, no laughter, no love. That is, until a magical imaginary friend shows up and joins Cecily on the quest to save her family from the grief that is destroying them. Winner of the New England Spotlight Grand Prize in the 2016 Rhode Island International Film Festival's Screenplay Competition.
Feature Screenplay (Comedy)
45-year old Georgina Taylor convinces her husband to cash in all of their financial security and take the adventure of a lifetime pursuing their life-long dreams.
6300 Bluebird Lane
Full-Length Play (3 characters, Comedy/Drama)
Faced with pressure to move into an assisted living facility, 91-year old Phyllis must convince her family and doctors that she is capable of returning to her home. Phyllis' body may be frail and her bones thin, but her mind is sharp as a tack and she has no intention of ever living in an old people's jail.
5300 Bluebird Lane and the rich characters that bring this story to life will have audiences laughing and crying at the same time. With a simple set and three characters, 5300 Bluebird Lane could be staged in almost any space with any budget. Most importantly, 5300 Bluebird Lane is a story we can all relate to and need to hear. It is a story about one woman's fight to hold onto her identity and continue living until her very last breath. This story celebrates the people who care for the elderly and treat them with compassion and grace. This story is a gift for my grandmother and your grandmother: the women who paved the way for us modern women to pursue our dreams. This is for the women who live their lives with resilience, humor, and determination until the very end.
Produced/workshopped by the Lab Theatre Workshop, Tampa, FL, 2017.
Read script on: https://newplayexchange.org.