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Life Defying Acts
Finalist: 2019 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition
Winner: 2017 UMass New PlayLab
Following a life-changing event witnessed from opposite angles, two sisters’ world-views fly further and further apart, only to ultimately come crashing together years later. Life Defying Acts jumps back and forth in time and place, searching to explain why Sandra, the younger sister of Helen, landed in the hospital in a coma, and whether Helen will have the strength to do what is needed to help her little sister, as well as herself, find peace at last.
Someone Has to Die Tonight or the Play Can't Go On
Short Listed: 2019 British Theatre Challenge
Selected: 2009 DrekFest (earlier version as Someone Has to Die Tonight, Indeed He Does)
Someone Has to Die Tonight… is an over the top farce jam-packed into 10 minutes of fun. Excellent bathroom reading.
Life & Death & Crap
Short Listed: Short+Sweet Sydney
Short Listed: Short+Sweet Dubai
Short Listed: Short+Sweet Manila
Short Listed: Short+Sweet Hollywood
A 10-minute Absurd play featuring two butterflies and a mayfly getting philosophical about life and death, and deep into crap.
Selected: East Village Chronicles, Vol. 6; Metropolitan Playhouse
On a New Jersey Transit train on his way to a Norfolk Street synagogue to fulfill his father’s last wish, Ben learns from some Lower East Side residents that the more things change in the Village, the more its spirit survives.
2M/2F (some roles flexible, gender-wise)
Selected: Protest Plays Project
This 3-minute playlet written for #TheatreActionVOTE!, NO EXCUSES, follows a young girl onto the stage of a theater, much to her mother's dismay, announcing to the audience that she's running for President - as soon as she grows up. This brief little play with three actors is ROYALTY FREE and can be performed immediately prior to a theater's regularly scheduled show in order to encourage voting and registering to vote. Get info and download the play below.
2F+1 non-gender specific role
Philbert Meets a Nut
Selected: 2009 DrekFest
DrekFest asks good writers to intentionally write awful plays so that we may laugh at them. Philbert Meets a Nut is a meta play where the woman reading stage directions becomes a character in the play and tries to take over the story. It’s a roller coaster ride telling the history of the world in 10 minutes, with a surprise ending you'll never see coming.
The Little Turtle
Produced: Chernin Center for the Arts
A 40-minute musical parable on homelessness centering on a turtle, lost in the woods, looking for a home. The other animals in the forest (a fox, a skunk, a bird and a rabbit) initially try to chase the turtle away, but finally come to see his/her value as an individual. Music & Lyrics by Christopher Walz.
5 characters; any gender
Fugue in a Cold State
In the middle of a couple’s absurdly bitter breakup, in-laws arrive to a cold apartment for a surprise visit, entirely unaware of the situation.