Writing

WAY UP THERE TO WAY DOWN HERE

Full Length, 4F

Four students at Sacred Heart Academy for Girls navigate their fears, friendships, anxieties, identities, and faiths as they battle for a place on the coveted Sacred Heart Church Counsel, which plans school masses throughout the year. 

  • Winner: Swarthmore Players Club New Play Festival

  • Developmental Workshop/Staged Reading: Broad Views on Broadway

  • Developmental Workshop: produced by Ella Mora and JJ Maley

  • Reading: No Man's Land Theatre Company

STRANGE AND SPLENDID

Full Length, 2F/4M

A Girl goes on a fantastic journey to retrieve her Boy, who has been kidnapped by God. Adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey. 

  • Reading: Production Workshop

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SAPPINGTON! [or] THE LAMENTATIONS AND TRIBULATIONS OF BUTLERHOOD

One-Act, 3 - 6F/4 - 7M

Barnabus Sappington is in therapy. His therapist, Dr. Robinson, isn't very good at his job, but is very good at interrupting his client's stories. We piece together Sappington's past and meet the many previous families he worked for, including a murderous 8 year old, a group of retired Broadway actresses, and an expat from Spain escaping the law.

  • Production: Production Workshop

WE'RE IN PRISON

Short, 2 M or F

A prisoner knows that he's performing in front of an audience, but can't figure out why he can only say what's been written down in the script. A guard knows that there's a script, but doesn't see the audience in front of him. Huh?? 

  • Winner: Horizon Theatre New South/Young Playwrights Contest

  • Production: Production Workshop

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WAR STORY

Short, 1F/1M

A series of short vignettes weave together a complex criticism of war and war culture, bringing in the perspective of children, parents, soldiers, and dictators. Features interludes of interpretive movement and an original song. 

  • Production: Manhattan Repertory Theatre

  • Production: Production Workshop

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DEAD DOGS

Short, 2F/3M

Daniel knows that his wife doesn't want a dog, but that doesn't stop him from swiping through the Humane Society website every night before he goes to bed. He dreams of owning Holly (short for Jalepeño) the pomeranian, Max the golden retriever, or Sparky the Jack Russel Terrier. 

 

  • Reading: Horizon Theatre New South/Young Playwrights Festival 

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