SELECTED FULL LENGTH PLAYS

brut

drama, 3W 2M, 90 minutes

Music executive Eli returns to his sleepy southern Ohio hometown with a mission: to sign a mentally challenged savant and bring his undiscovered talent to a wider audience. To do so, however, he'll have to face his own past and do battle with the family who helped raise him. A play about the ethical ambiguities of the outsider art market and the inescapibility of who we were and where we're from.

mother's son

drama, 2W 3M, 90 minutes

After the death of her son, an alternative music icon, Marie makes a pilgrimage to the Portland, Oregon house where he lived and recorded, searching for closure; instead, she finds a motley handful of lost souls, each touched by her son's life in one way or another. A play about the echoes of grief and the music of loss.

Development history:

Staged Reading, Clubbed Thumb, 2017                                                                                                                      

The Lucky Ladies (someday you will be loved)

dark comedy, 4 F, 90 minutes

Cindy, Dina, and Gina are contestants on America's longest-running reality television dating show. However, when their Prince Charming suddenly goes missing, the girls must ask themselves: how long am I willing to wait for love, and just what am I willing to lose?

Development history:

Staged Reading, Dixon Place, 2018                                                                                                                       Workshop, Playwrights' Week, Lark New Play Development Center, 2014                                                             
Workshop, AmoralFEST, The Amoralists, 2014
Reading, Artists Repertory Theatre, 2013

The Found Dog Ribbon Dance

romantic comedy, 2-3 W 5-6 M, 90 minutes

Professional cuddler Norma's quest to return a lost dog to its rightful owner leads her to encounter a slew of oddballs and maybe even discover a second chance at love.

Development history:

World Premiere, Echo Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 2017                                                                                        Workshop, Lark Playwrights' Week, 2016                                                                                                          Workshop, PlayPenn, 2016                                                                                                                              Workshop, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, 2016                                                                                      Workshop, NNPN MFA Playwrights' Workshop, the Kennedy Center, 2015

 

complex

dark comedy, 3-4 F, 3-4 M, 80 minutes 

Something strange is going on in the apartment complex. When residents start turning up dead in ever more gruesome ways, it's left to busybody tenant Todd to sort out the mess and stop the bleeding. A dark comedy about modern living and other forms of mass murder.

Development history:

Workshop, New York Theatre Workshop, 2016                                                                                              Workshop, JAW: A Playwrights Festival, Portland Center Stage, 2013

 

Trees in their youth

comedy, 5M 1W, 120 minutes

Who were you in high school? What do you remember? What have you chosen to forget? Four seniors navigate the perils of privilege, race, gender, and sexuality as they struggle to come of age in their cloistered Bay Area town.

Development history:

Workshop, Salt Lake Acting Company, 2017                                                                                                      Studio Retreat, the Lark New Play Development Center, 2016

 

Gold Person

comedy, 2M 4W, 90 minutes

Bobby used to be the biggest star on the biggest competitive reality show on television. Now he's doing Valtrex commercials and fighting not to be forgotten. What happens when everyone stops watching? What do you do... after reality? A play about the American Nightmare.

Development history:

Reading, the New Group, 2018                                                                                                                            Reading, The Civilians FINDINGS series, 2016

 

brother brother

drama, 4M 3W, 80 minutes

Sam sells things. Amanda teaches yoga. Their older brother is dead. Sam calls Amanda. Amanda calls Sam. Neither answers. Their dead brother talks. Nobody listens. A comic drama about loss, family, and the difficulty of getting out of bed in the morning. 

Development history:

Workshop, Bookshop Workshops, 2013