Richard Grossman

Biography

Richard Grossman is a psychologist (ex-Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School staff and teacher), essayist, playwright, and the creator of the popular and life-saving Voicelessness and Emotional Survival web site. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Cosmopolitan (UK), and other magazines, books, and web sites.

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Books

Room with Maintenance
Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » American / African American
After they die, Harold, an intellectual with a painfully swollen leg, and Frank, a crude carpenter, find themselves locked in a room. Are they in Heaven, Hell, or someplace entirely different? Why were they "placed" together? And who's going to fix the broken toilet??? A 10-minute black comedy...
Dr. Frank, Therapy App
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Who needs a real therapist when you can purchase the Dr. Frank, Therapy App, created by a world famous psychologist? At least that was Timothy’s thinking. But can artificial intelligence be as emotionally intelligent as human intelligence? Hmmm...you may be surprised! A 10-minute comedy and Boston Theater Marathon finalist
Recital
Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A last request from a mother to a son in a long-broken relationship. "Recital" was a 2015 Boston Theater Marathon finalist.
Suicide Squeeze: An Existential Crisis At Third Base
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
It’s the ninth inning of the last game of “Philosopher First Baseman” Johnny Banner’s long major league career, and Banner comes to bat. When he hits a triple and ends up 90 feet away from scoring the winning run, suddenly he’s overcome by the feeling: What’s next in my life? But nobody in the stadium seems to care. Well, almost nobody... SUICIDE SQUEEZE will be produced along...
Medium Security 2025
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
The year is 2025, and Linda, the wife of an art history professor, has had enough of her husband Ronald's philandering with students and confronts him (and a coed) at the art museum in front of his favorite painting, Van Gogh's "Postman." Is it time for security to step in? Or will this ruin the "best exhibition (you've) ever seen"?
Bluefish
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00)
A ten-minute play. Bluefish (and humans): "Once they're hooked, they fight for their lives!" John, an odd, motherless third-grade boy follows his teacher, Ms. Willoughby, everywhere (including the fish store) after learning she is pregnant. And he's telling everyone that Mr. Matthews, the school principal, is the father.
Reality Book Group & 3 Other Short Plays
Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00)
What’s more important, the book or the members? In "Reality Book Group," three college professors invite a book-loving ex-convict to join them. Selected from more than 400 plays written by New England playwrights, "Reality Book Group" was top-billed in The Boston Globe and performed at the 2012 Boston Theater Marathon. Plus 3 other 10-minute plays

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