Yet to Come
What is the legacy of choice? In this play about two generations of women in small-town America before Roe v. Wade, family power dynamics control their destiny. In Act I, Jean mulls her reproductive options in 1949, a journey mirrored in Act II when her daughter Barbara also contemplates choice in an era marked by control.
Yet to Come was produced in a developmental reading by Theatre Off-Kilter in August 2020.
Full length, 120 min, 5 F, 2 M
Lessons in Feeling Human
What risks do we take to feel normal and loved in the most abnormal of circumstances? At three points during the spring 2020 lockdown, two neighbors connect deeply on the fire escape, a place separate from their "real world" lives in a time when the "real world" no longer exists. What happens on the fire escape doesn't always stay on the fire escape, and in "the real world", Amy is in a lackluster marriage. Her time with Ricky helps her determine what she wants her life to look like, once lockdown is over.
Produced by MD Virtual Ensemble, December 2020.
One-act, 55-min, 1 M, 1 F
Bacon With Dad
What is the perfect day, one you relive in dreams? If your father’s dying, it’s a perfect, normal morning with him. In this ten-minute play about our subconscious desires, Jessie’s father returns to prompt her to ask an overwhelming question.
2nd place, Carlow Little Theatre One-Act Festival.
15 min, 1 F, 2 M.
Stuck on the Top With You
Could you go back to delivering babies, after having an abortion? In this thought-provoking take on abortion and adoption, two maternity ward nurses of different generations confront the history of choice through a conversation.
Reading by No Small Part, August 2020, video here.
15 minutes, 2 F.
I Hate Living in the Caldwells
When a nice white PTA mom accidentally creates chaos on the town's Facebook page by creating a fundraiser to sell covid facemasks branded with the town's racist mascot, what's an unemployed ombudsman to do but call a Zoom meeting of all the offended parties? This twenty-minute one act spoofs a phenomena well-known to suburbanites: the political argument on the town's Facebook page.
Finalist, Old Library Theatre one-act festival, 2021.
20 min, 3 F, 1 M.
Pandemic Birthday Card, a monologue
In this five-minute monologue written for Zoom performance, a grandfather wishes his grandson a happy birthday from the isolation of a nursing home with a covid-19 outbreak.
Barn Theatre virtual monologue showcase, August 2020.
5 min, 1 M.
The Waiting Room
When loud-mouth comedian Natalie violates the fight club etiquette of the waiting room of a fertility clinic, an
unexpected and hilarious friendship forms between her and Katherine, another women who is
waiting…not just to see the doctor, but to have a chance to start her family.
25 minutes, 2 F.
Is it Enough
Paul and his wife Mary clash with Paul’s father James as it becomes clear that James disapproves of Paul and Mary’s adopted children. As Paul and Mary discuss what it takes to be a family, they stumble upon a discussion over what is enough to make them happy.
Developed through NJ PlayLab Play Gym.
25 minutes, 1 F, 2 M.
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