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Having performed original comedy and music for live and radio theatre, American Dream Players now produce short, funny videos published on YouTube and our website.

Our debut video is On The Marquee.

We are seasoned actors, professional musicians and writers, able to create stories that make audiences laugh with recognition, as together, we process the human experience.

As we continue to create new shows, we invite public radio stations to host a story or a series and welcome you to share our website

with your network.

If you enjoy funny, original stories that help reveal where we've been and where we're going as we manage to laugh both at, and with ourselves, please join us for the ride!

"Hot Rocks!" Radio Plays

Short, funny tales of Life in a Band

Complete MP3

Hot Rocks Do Thanksgiving

Unexpected guests of the two-legged and four-legged varieties

make this Thanksgiving one to remember (not exactly fondly).

Running time:  11:06 minutes


We hope you enjoy our collection of sound clips from longer original mp3's and our complete Radio Plays.

Please select the track on the SoundCloud Player.

"Halloween Gig"

A gig at a local haunted house becomes a little too creepy for the band.

Running Time:  11:19 minutes

"Knights of Olde"

The band participates in the local Renaissance Faire, complete with arrows, galleons and a jousting tournament.

Running Time:  13:27 minutes

"Old West"

The band is hired to play for a re-recreation of the old west, which turns into an unexpected rodeo.

Running Time:  12:39 minutes

"Artichokes and Pheromones"

The band runs to Castroville's Artichoke Festival to escape from sizzling heat and especially, from unwelcome suitors in Arizona.

Running Time:  11:40 minutes

"Play Baseball"

An unorthodox version of the game is played by the band members and others.

Running Time:  9:57 minutes

"Day Job"

A shortage of gigs prompts the band members to - briefly - engage in other lines of work.

Running Time:  13:35 minutes

"Goin' to the Dogs"

With nowhere else to stay for distant 3-day music festival, band members agree to dog-sit for a nearby kennel.

Running Time:  11:42 minutes

"Horrid Movie"

Rachel, Styx, and Jasper meet werewolves, monsters and, far worse, cops, in the local park at night.

Running Time:  10:37 minutes

"Playing Around"

Rachel, Styx and Jasper try playing with other bands - but not for long.

Running Time:  13:11 minutes


The band members compete to see who can be first to find her or his perfect mate.

Running time:  15:53 minutes

"On Vacation"

The bands summer gig by a lake sounds too, too idyllic -

because it is.

Running Time:  15:53 minutes 

"Wedding Gig"

The band learns about marriage, Hollywood-Style.

Running Time:  10:43 minutes

"City Hall"

Rachel's niece convinces the band to join her 9th graders' activist campaign as they march to City Hall.

Running Time:  10:43 minutes


"Dress Shop"

Dressing rooms suddenly get very lively when the band goes looking for new attire.

Running Time:  12:02 minutes

"Cooking Class"

Band members are bamboozled by a one-week course offering to teach them to cook a different international dish every night.

Running Time:  10:55 minutes

"Hot Rocks Do Hamlet"

When the band members take part in a local fundraising performance of "Hamlet", they hope and pray The Bard is laughing, not groaning at the results.

Running Time:  28:54 minutes

"Yard Sale"

What sounds like a good idea quickly devolves into mayhem.

Running Time: 11:21 minutes


Unexpected guests of the two-legged and four-legged varieties make this thanksgiving one to remember (not exactly fondly).

Running time:  11:06 minutes

"The Fashion Show"

The band plays - or, tried to play - for a fashion show staged by junior high kids and their even more volatile parents.

Running Time:  11:17 minutes

"Goin' South"

A winter gig in Brownsville TX is inviting - until band members actually hit the road.

Running Time:  11:22 minutes

"School Dance"

A room full of rambunctious pre-teens ready to rock n' roll.

Running Time:  10:51 minutes