Full Length Plays

Scripts and Script Samples available upon request

The Low Tide Gang

Full Length –  4 M, 1 W, and 1 Chicken

Four odd gentleman, one sandy room, two shovels, a curious board game, and a couple of unexpected guests make this absurdist play quite an unusual ride. THE LOW TIDE GANG is an “examination of masculinity, violence, gender stereotypes and power dynamics—with a hefty dose of fearless good humor.”  *Brand New Work*

Semi-Finalist:
O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, 2016

Cricket Woman Mother Earth   (or) A Nasty Comeuppance

Full Length –  1 W, 3 M

Aura Bloom can’t sleep. She’s consumed with grief over our ever-warming planet and despaired over recent social/political events. So, when Aura seduces an unsuspecting Census Worker in a last ditch grab for consolation (who later mysteriously dies in her bed) and claims he’s impregnated her, it’s no wonder that her husband, Billy, thinks she’s gone over the edge. In the months that follow, Billy tries to navigate his anger over Aura’s infidelity, while Aura prepares to birth an extinction level plague; Mother Earth’s final punishment for mankind’s carelessness.

A play about crickets, politics, sex, unemployment, and… oh yeah, the end of the world.

Finalist:
O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, 2011

Semi-Finalist:
Next Generation Playwriting Contest – Reverie Productions, 2011

Twigs and Bone

Twigs and Bone flyerFull Length –  2 W, 1 M

After her estranged parent’s phone line has been disconnected, Moira Lane begrudgingly returns to the home she abandoned eight years ago only to find things far worse than she could have feared.  Her father, William, has taken to peeing in coffee mugs and her mother, Bonnie, claims to have had a miraculous birth.  Believing the “baby” to be her youngest daughter reincarnated, Bonnie is convinced that Faeries in the woods have blessed the family with a second chance.  As a terrible storm moves in, Moira must battle her family’s madness and navigate the years of guilt and grief feeding the storm if she has any hope of getting out alive.

Developed at The Hawthornden International Writer’s Retreat and Theatricum Botanicum

       Development:  Developmental workshop production with Acadiana Repertory Theatre
(Lafayette, LA) – 2015
You can listen to an interview with ART’s Artistic Director about Twigs and Bone HERE

Conferences:
Great Plains Theatre Conference, 2014

Finalist:
Jerome Fellowship, 2010

Semi-Finalist:
O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, 2010
Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2010

Ana and the Closet

Full Length –  2 W, 3 M

Ana’s life finally seems to be getting back to normal.  She has a loving husband, good credit, and she just found the perfect dress, one that practically sings when she puts it on.  So it’s no surprise really that things are about to get messy.  See, Ana’s first husband, David, didn’t die in a military crash after all.  He’s been a prisoner of war for the past 3 years, and the army just called to let her know he’s back.  Now Ana has to decide how much her heart can take.  And if that weren’t enough, David brought back something with him.  Something dark, and dangerous, and it lives in the closet.

Part surrealistic comedy, part romantic odyssey, Ana and the Closet, is a simple story  set amidst  today’s confusing times. 

Winner:
Tim Robbins Award
Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Award in Playwriting

Finalist:
Jerome Fellowship, 2009

Semi-Finalist:
O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, 2009

In The Company of Jane Doe

jane doe poster 4Full Length-  5 W, 3 M     Available through Indie Theater Now!

Jane Doe cannot explain how the frozen cod got in her briefcase, she cannot explain why she keeps dreaming about snow, and she certainly doesn’t understand why she is being kept awake night after night with dreams of a little man slicing her into bite-size pieces.   What she does know, however, is that she needs to get to the bottom of things before these mysterious “Incidents” get in the way of the biggest promotion of her life!   When the eccentric Dr. Snafu offers to clone her, she leaps at the opportunity.  What she doesn’t realize though, is that by failing to disclose her multiple plastic surgeries she will come face to face with the “Jane-that-could-have-been”, thus forcing her to confront her own inner demons.   What follows is a riotous, and fantastical, journey through one woman’s fight for self-discovery. 

Developed with UCLA, and The Theatricum Botanicum

Productions:  LA Theatre Ensemble – 2008, CAKE Productions (NY) – 2012

Winner:
New Works for Young Women, University of Tulsa
New Plays on Campus, The Playwrights’ Center
Dini Ostrov Stage Spirit Award
Hal Kanter Award in Comedy Writing
Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Award in Playwriting

Finalist:
Princess Grace Awards, 2006

Ham Brown’s House

Full Length- 2 W, 3 M

About a year ago Paul Brown returned to the family farm.  He entered the house while no one was home, took off all his clothes and shot himself in the head.  Now, a year later, Ginny Mae Brown has moved back to the family farm to take care of her ailing Mother and quick-tempered father, but things aren’t quite right in Ham Brown’s House.  Ham is convinced his daughter is trying to kill him, his wife can’t speak, the nosy family physician keeps coming round to check on things, and his favored son John hasn’t been home since the funeral.  All Ham wants is some peace and quiet , but that might be hard to do with Ginny poking around.

Left to put together pieces of an old family secret, hidden away for 33 years, Ginny starts to wonder, what is Opal hiding?  Did she really suffer a stroke or was she the victim of some sort of attack?  What does Doc Housman know that makes Ham bristle at his very name?  Why hasn’t John come home, and what is on that old movie reel that has got Opal so terrified of Ham?   Events unfold in a pressure cooker of emotion until the final scene, where the old projector is once again found and Ginny Mae serves up a final reckoning.

Finalist:
Princess Grace Awards, 2008

Semi-Finalist:
Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition, 2009

From the Rubble

rubble_final 1Full Length*- 2W, 1 m

When the end of the world interrupts Jack’s busy day at the office, he is more then a little depressed at the prospect of spending his final moments with Pete, his pet rock.  Not long after his office caves in however, Tori, a free spirited accountant from down the hall, hammers her way through his office wall with her high heel.  He is looking for salvation; she’s just looking for the bathroom.  Together they find the answers, but not in the forms they expect.  You see, God has a little plan of her own, and it requires a higher commitment than either Jack, or Tori, have ever had to make before.

*This play may be performed as a 1-act utilizing the first act of the script only.  In this case, the script will call for 1 W, and 1 M.

Developed with NEW Plays NEW Voices at UCLA Playreading Series

Winner:
Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Award in Playwriting

Semi Finalist:
AACT New Play Fest, 2014

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