2 M, 1 W
Rene and Georgette Magritte are making breakfast. Outside their kitchen is a cowboy, slowly approaching. Over a few dozen cups of coffee, husband and wife try to avoid discussing their recent infidelities.
Winner, Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival, August 2017
"Breakfast Scene" was originally a contribution to Exquisite Corpse Company's The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte, a site-specific collaborative theatre piece set in a house on Governors Island. The show ran August- September 2016.
How It Will End
Two women chat during an unbearably long scene change. Chit chat leads to a plan to burn down the theater.
Production, The Waiting Plays at the Tennessee Williams Festival, September 2018
Lamb, and Other Considerations
2 M, 2W
Elliot has brought his boyfriend home to meet his mother. Mom has brought home her new lover, a BDSM-obsessed Russian witch. Fights ensure over a lamb dinner that does not exist.
Production at the Public Theater (Bennington College Alumni 24-Hour Play Festival), January 2015
Staged Reading at Left Coast Theatre Co, May 2015
Seven Scenes of Writers Writing Writerly
collaboration with Lila Rachel Becker
2M, 2 W
A CPA drones on about his unfinished masterpiece. A eighteenth-century woman scribbles her patriarchy masterpiece by candlelight. A man destroys his marriage for his art. Seven Scenes of Writers Writing Writerly gleefully rips through the worst clichés of artistic genius.
Presented at the University of Iowa Dada Futures Conference, April 2018
Two men fall in and out of love many times during the course of an 60 years relationship, which takes them from a youthful encounter in a park to a failed life together in Switzerland. Zurich is a ten-minute play that track this relationship in brief, elusive vignettes.
Produced by Buffalo United Artists, March 2015
Towards the Heart of the Forest
2 M, 4 W
Deep in a Russian forest, the witch Baba Yaga is attempting to have a quiet evening in. She won't have much rest when she gets a visit from a young girl named Vera, who is obsessed with the stories of the ancient sorceress.
Presented at Between Us Production's Take Ten Festival, April 2015
A Proclamation in Recognition of Grievances
1 M or W
A Proclamation in Recognition of the Grievances Suffered by the Citizens of Christendom and the Over-Glorification of Judaism is a solo piece about Judeo-Christian zealotry and bureaucratic inertia.
Originally performed by Eric Marlin (!) for "Criminal Intimacies: A Cabaret."
The Sincere Yo-Sies
3 M, 2 W
In these modern times, one of the greatest struggles vaguely affluent young people living in New York face is their inability connect and communicate. The Sincere Yo-Sies spoof of contemporary naturalist theatre world where a PhD candidate speaks in gibberish cliches, two potential lovers communicate only via texting, and a gay best friend flits about to provide color commentary. And maybe some politics will come up too.
What Happens Underground
2 M, 1 W
A graveyard in New Orleans. A gentle, rhapsodic grave robber has just stolen the ruby necklace of a recently deceased neighbor, Tracey. The only other person there was Tommy, who was getting high in the graveyard that night. And of course, the recently deceased Tracey who is pissed as hell and going to get her fucking necklace back.
A Chant a Day
1 M, 3 W
Al is dying of cancer. Nobody particularly cares. Present at his death bead are the memory of his ex-girlfriend, his homicidal wife, and a crackpot Wiccan.
Presented by Bennington College's 24-Play Festival, September 2010
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