by Steven Haworth

Jameson is a troubled community college student in love with Fiona, his Psychology 101 professor. Jameson has adored Fiona since he was a small boy and Fiona was his live-in nanny. Fiona is in love with David, Jameson’s extremely wealthy and powerful father who everyone regards as a genius and a wonderful man but who is in truth terribly cruel to Jameson. Jameson becomes convinced that David and Fiona had an earlier affair when Fiona was the nanny and this led to his mother’s suicide. Jameson resolves to expose the earlier affair, ruin his father, and free Fiona from his clutches. But how does a neurotic child defeat a genius father without becoming a genius oneself?

  • Cast Size: 3M 2W 1NB
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Little Fishes was produced off-Broadway by Abingdon Theatre and is published by Next Stage Press. Fernando opened the Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival 2017 at the New Ohio Theatre (New York), was also a winner of the Ashland New Play Festival (Ashland, OR), and the First Look Festival (Los Angeles), and is published by Next Stage Press. Writer-in-Residence at the 2018 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference working on his play Monkey in the Shade, which was also included in the PlayLab Series at The Great Plains Theatre Conference 2019, and an Ashland New Play Festival finalist in 2020.  Something Holy In Croatia was performed in the Santa Cruz Actors Theatre 8Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival in Jan/Feb, 2023. Four New Years in Japan won the Jury Prize in the Think Fast Festival in March 2019 and is published in Applause Publications Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2020.  Commissioned to write [home] or The Quest for the Lost Tablet of Ur for Zoo District in Los Angeles that received five LA Weekly, a Garland, and Ovation award nominations.  Commissioned to freely adapt Mikail Bulgakov’s Flight for the Open Fist Theatre which produced it in 2003.  Dark Age was produced by Project III Ensemble Theatre. The White Cave by Jesco Productions. Time and Tony Oliva, commissioned for the Seventh Inning Stretch at Mile Square Theatre, is included in the Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2018 published by Smith and Kraus.  Monologues from Steven’s plays also appear in Smith and Krause’s The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2018, and The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 2018, as well as Applause Books The Best Men’s Monologues From New Plays 2019.  In New Zealand he was one of four playwrights contributing to the Big Kahuna project directed by Christine Sang. Blue/Whitney was a winner of Stage Left Theatre’s 10th Leapfest New Play Festival in Chicago.  Steven was a founding member and Associate Artistic Director of the Project III Ensemble Theatre in residence at the Ohio Theatre, Soho, NYC, where he wrote Dark Age, directed The Grand Ceremonial, and performed in many productions.  As an actor he has performed in New York, Los Angeles, and regional theatre.  MFA in playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University.   

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