Plays

Full Lengths

THE ANIMALS (4F, 1M)

It’s another year in the life of the teachers at Peabody Elementary School and they all struggle to maintain their humanity amidst the weirdness that is public school.

*Reading, Brooklyn Generator, January 2016.

*Production, JACK, June 2016.

BURNED (2F, 2M)

Jamal did a bad thing – firebombed a synagogue for money – but he still feels like a normal young man. His mother and girlfriend refuse to believe otherwise.

* Workshop/reading, New Group/New Works, May 2016.

THE JOHNSONS (3 F, 3 M):

In Cape Cod, the Johnson family is falling apart. Their house has gone into foreclosure and grandma has died in the bathtub. Will they be able to put the pieces back together again?

*Workshop/reading, Kitchen Dog Theater New Works Festival, June 2014.

*Workshop (closed), The New Group, April 2015.

Workshop/reading, Magic Time @ Judson Memorial Church, May 2016.

DUCKLINGS (4 F, 2 M): Four finalists compete to win the DanceHall Queen of Pittsburgh crown. In this ratchet pursuit of the American Dream, where women twerk their way to the top, which ugly duckling will become a swan?

*Workshop/reading, BookShop Workshop, June 2014.

 *Development Workshop/reading, Table Theater, October 2014.

*Development Workshop/Reading, National Black Theater (co-produced by Table Theater), January 2015.

HAPPILY EVER (5 F, 4 M):

The Jailer’s Daughter loves the Prince. The Prince loves The Woman Who Is Not Anne. In a world outside of romance novels, who will live happily ever after? This play is a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s play Two Noble Kinsmen with a modern, fantastical and feminist twist.

*Workshop/reading, Brooklyn College, May 2013.

*Workshop/reading, HERO Theater, September 2013.

*Production, Brooklyn College, May 2014. Directed by Benjamin Kamine.

AN AMERICAN FAMILY TAKES A LOVER (2 F, 2 M):

Richard David, Lady Anne and Justine prepare to celebrate Justine’s fifth year of captivity. On the eve of their anniversary with the help of swimming lessons from handyman Thomas, Justine must decide if she wants to continue her life of captivity or take the plunge into freedom.

* Workshops in 2010 and 2011 by the Hive Theatre /The Cell: a 21st Century Salon (NYC).

* Staged reading, The Cell’s Blackboard Reading series, 2010.

* Workshop reading, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, May 2011.

* Production, The Cell: a 21st Century Salon, presented at Theatre for the New City, November 2013. Directed by Kira Simring.

EUGENE (2 F, 7 M):

African-American Eugene and Irish immigrant Jami inexplicably fall in love. It’s summertime in 1919 in the city of Chicago and as the heat and tensions rise, Eugene and Jami must figure out who and what they are truly loyal to.

* Workshop reading, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, September 2011.

* Workshop reading, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Black Swan Lab, September 2013.

* Workshop/staged reading, 2013 Black and Latino Playwrights Conference at Texas State University, September 2013.

MUTANTS CIRCA 1982 (2 F, 2 M, 1 pre-op intersex F):

Olivia loves Malcolm. Malcolm loves doors. Missy loves Kyle. Kyle loves Cynthia. Cynthia loves money – and meat. What is the price of getting exactly what you want and insisting on being exactly who you are in 1982?

THE TAXIDERMST: A PSYCHOSEX THRILLER (3 F, 2 M):

In this modern day re-imagining of Frankenstein, Quinn, dominatrix and taxidermist, learns about motherhood after one of her clients accidentally dies and she stuffs him, bringing him back to life.

*Development reading, The Brick’s Oven Series, The Brick, December 2012.

BULLY (6 F):

Wren, Simone and Tanisha beat up other women for fun on the weekends. Bree, one of their victims, discovers their identity and plots revenge with friends Delilah and Candace. In her quest for revenge against the bullies who beat her up, will Bree learn more about herself than she bargained for?

*Development workshop/reading, The Cell: a 21st Century Salon, April 2013.

*Staged reading, The Cell’s Blackboard Reading Series, May 2013.

*Development workshop/ reading, The Cell, March 2014.

*Workshop/reading, Barefoot Theater, May 2015.

SMUDGE, A PLAY ABOUT WAR (3 F, 5 M):

Henry is a poet soldier gone AWOL. He tries to remember how to be human after the inhumanity of war, with the help of the loving singer Lana while an investigator hunts him down.

HUNTER JOHN AND JANE: A POSSIBLE OPERA (5 F, 4 F):

Alcoholic and homeless, Hunter John lives in the park. After befriending the ghost of a dead prostitute who begs him to help her find her bones, John must remain sober long enough for his life to change completely.

* Development Workshop/Reading, The Brick (produced by Table Theater), January 2015.

Short and Long One-Acts

CINDY (5 F, 3 M) In this modern adaptation of Cinderella, Cindy struggles against societal expectations for young girls. CHILDREN’S SHOW.

SEEDS: A CHAMBER PIECE (3 F, 1 M)

DIRT (3 F, 1 M)

THE SECRET KEEPER (4 F, 3 M)

*Workshop reading, Shakespeare’s Sister Company

THUMBSUCKER (2 F, 1 M): A young woman makes an odd sacrifice in order to prove her devotion to her live-in boyfriend.

*Production, Love Creek Productions

UNDER THE PLUM TREE (1 F, 1 M)

WATER (2 F, 1 M): Egyptian children Sela and Bo travel a great distance from their village to the well in order to obtain fresh water. Along the way, they tell stories and have adventures, all with an awareness of the water that they lack.  CHILDREN’S SHOW.

*Production, Drama of Works, August 2013. Directed by Gretchen Van Lente.

WIDOW (1 F, 2 M)

MONTAUK (3 F, 2 M)

BEACH BOY (2 F, 1 M)

THE RATS (4 F, 2 M)

THE MINSTREL SHOW (3 F, 4 M): Newlyweds Huck and Violet travel to Detroit for their honeymoon for an all-inclusive “black” experience.

*Production, 2013 Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival, CSC/13th Street Theatre, September 2013. Directed by Christopher Burris and Benjamin Kamine.

10 Minute Plays

THE PAPER SWAN (1 F, 1 M)

*Produced many places…

THE BRIDE AT MIDNIGHT (1 pre-op intersex F, 2 M):

*Production, Sticky@Bowery Poetry Club. Directed by Barrie Gelles.

MY BEAUTIFUL GRANDMOTHER (1 F, 1 M)

Production, 2012 Estrogenius Festival.

GOVERNMENT CHEESE (2 F)

*Production, Brass Tacks Theatre Collective. Directed by Barrie Gelles.

CLOSET THINGS (2 F)

*Production, Brass Tacks Theatre Collective. Directed by Barrie Gelles.

WHEN THE CHILDREN WENT MISSING ( 1 F, 1 M)

* Production, Brass Tacks Theatre Collective. Directed by Barrie Gelles.

CHALK (2 F, 1 M)

* Production, 2012 Tiny Theater Festival at The Brick. Directed by Dennis Allen II.

* Production, Thespian Productions’ Theater Madness 2014. Directed by Gretchen Van Lente.

MICHAEL (2 M)

MY NAME IS JOE (1 M)

WOLF HUNGRY (1 F, 2 M)

ODYSSEUS’ DOG (2 F, 2 M)

THE FRIENDSHIP OF MAGPIE AND SCARECROW (1F, 1M)

THE SALT MAKERS (2W)

Works in Progress

Red Refrigerator

Thistle

The Secret Life of Trash

The Room Where the Girls Are

 

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2 thoughts on “Plays

  1. Hello, I’m the artist director of Heart & Dagger Theatre. We’re looking to produce a play for Spring 2017 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA and are interested in reading a few of your scripts especially Bully. Our company focuses on sexual and gender themes.

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