Cary Pepper is a playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. His plays have been presented throughout the United States and internationally.

Among his one-act plays, Small Things won the Robert R. Lehan Playwriting Award and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival 2006 One Act Play Contest, and has been airing on National Public Radio as part of the
Playing on Air series. Stealing Melissa won the Doc Jim Martin Playwright Competition, and The Walrus Said won the Religious Arts Guild Playwriting Competition.


Among his full-length plays, How It Works was given a staged reading at the Abingdon Theatre in New York City, was a Finalist at Dayton Playhouse’s FutureFest 2010, and won the 2012 Ashland New Plays Festival. Cufflinked was a semifinalist in the 2014 Ashland New Plays Festival; And Jonah Rose Up was a semifinalist in the Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition; The Maltese Frenchman was a Finalist for the National Play Award.


He was nominated for the 2010 David and Lynn Angell Humanitas Comedy Fellowship, and is a four-time contributor to  Applause Books’ Best American Short Plays series (Small Things; House of the Holy Moment; Come Again, Another Day; Irish Stew). His work also appears in Audition Monologues for Student Actors II (Meriwether Publishing); Scenes and Monologs from the Best New International Plays (Meriwether Publishing);
The Best Monologues from the Best American Short Plays - Volume Two (Applause Books); and The Best Monologues from the Best American Short Plays - Volume Three (Applause Books).

Cary is a member of the Dramatists Guild, a founding member of the San Francisco Bay Area playwrights group ThroughLine,
and a member of the Marin Playwrights’ Lab.


Small Things is airing on Public Radio stations across the country as part of the Playing On Air series.
Listen here any time.

The Answer has been published by One Act Play Depot under the title 0 To 60: Longwood University Ten-Minute Play Festival 2012 - Volume 1.

Anything Can Happen (10-minute version) has been published by One Act Play Depot.

Two monologues from Small Things have been published in Best Monologues from Best American Short Plays, Volume Two by Applause Theatrebooks.

Crossed was named a Finalist for the 2014 Arts & Letters Drama Prize (Georgia College).

Cufflinked was named a semifinalist at the 2014 Ashland New Plays Festival.

Irish Stew (full version) has been published in Best American Short Plays 2013 - 2014. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, New York, NY.

A scene from Come Again, Another Day has been selected for publication in DUO: Best Scenes for Mature Actors. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books .
Publication Date TBD.

Two monologues from Come Again, Another Day have been published in Best Monologues from Best American Short Plays, Volume Three.
Applause Theatrebooks.

Finding Love @ . Com was part of Pegasus Theater Company's Tapas 2015, where The San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle named it
runner up for Best Script.

Gram Scams was named the Audience Award Winner at Theatre Oxford's National Ten Minute Play Readings.
It will be presented at the Theater Oxford's 2015 Ten Minute Play Festival. Oxford, MS. Oct. 8 - 11.

Build A Wall has been selected to be part of Teatro Diablo's Borders Play Festival. Tempe, AZ. Sept. 16 - 17.

Irish Stew was a finalist for the Helen-Jean Prize.

Small Things has been accepted for publication in an anthology of Award-Winning Comedies to be published by Adirondack Plays.
Publication Date TBD.

The Answer has been accepted for publication in an anthology of Plays for Church Theater Groups to be published by Adirondack Plays.
Publication Date TBD.






















                                      






Now available as an e-book: REEL LIFE CRIME
A new take on The Maltese Falcon that mirrors the plot of Dashiell Hammett’s novel and John Huston’s film,
while being an original mystery in its own right, a tongue-in-cheek hard-boiled detective story,
an affectionate tribute to the noir genre, and a commentary on how much movies impact our culture
and our everyday lives.


Read an excerpt.
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Cary Pepper
HOW IT WORKS
SMALL THINGS
 
THE ANSWER
COME AGAIN, ANOTHER DAY
SMALL THINGS
COME AGAIN,
ANOTHER DAY
IRISH STEW