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Plays

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Solo Shows

SOLO SHOWS

"David Lee Nelson, an award-winning master of the one-man show."

Post and Courier

All shows are available for performance. I also teach one day, week long, and full semester workshops. Email me for booking enquiries.

Me, coming out to my father, as a Democrat.

 THE ELEPHANT IN MY CLOSET

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Time Out, NY

HITS PRECISELY THE RIGHT NOTES, AT EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIMES

Washington Post

CRITICS PICK Cincinnati Fringe

BEST SHOW Out of the Loop, Dallas TX

 STATUS UPDATE

A stand up comedian quits drinking after his wife leaves him. The show must go on…

EPICALLY HEART-BREAKING, TREMENDOUSLY ENDEARING, AND PAINFULLY FUNNY

Charleston City Paper

DAVID LEE NELSON'S SOLO SHOW SHOULD COME WITH A GIANT 'LIKE' BUTTON

Theater Jones, Dallas TX

BEST TOURING SHOW

Dallas Theater Critics Forum

 SILENCE OF LUCKY

An exploration of one man’s love of things that fail.

IF YOU'RE LUCKY YOU'LL CATCH THIS COMIC

Charleston Post & Courier

 STAGES

A comedy. About cancer.

And finding hope in the most unlikely of places.

FUNNY AND AN INCREDIBLY MOVING EXAMINATION OF MORTATLITY

Post and Courier

PLAYS

"A playwright of masterful verbal facility."

Charleston City Paper

Plays are magic. I have served as the Playwright in Residence at PURE Theatre and taught playwriting at the College of Charleston, Furman University, and the Fine Arts Center. To request a full copy of any of these shows, or to inquire about me coming to your school and teaching a class, drop me a line

 A SUDDEN 

 SPONTANEOUS EVENT

After suffering a stroke, Carole White’s fate hangs in the balance. A hilarious and heartbreaking look at what happens when the life you thought you were leading is over in an instant. 

3 MEN  |  2 WOMEN

 FOLLY BEACH

A group of friends reunites for a friend’s second wedding. Hilarity ensues. 

6 MEN  |  2 WOMEN

 MARY & JOSEPH

 AT THE HAMPTON INN 

On December 24, a hotel manager is faced with the hardest choice in customer service history. 

3 MEN  |  2 WOMEN

 FREE TO A GOOD HOME 

Before moving into their brand new condo, an elderly couple has to decide what to do with their first piece of furniture.

2 MEN  |  2 WOMEN