Full Length and One-Act Plays

ONE-ACTS

HELLO OCEAN

Wendy, an admissions counselor at The Curtis Institute, is aggressively trying to recruit Rhonda, an African American piano student, when the ghost of Nina Simone barges in. She stirs up dark secrets, and fights for the vindication she failed to receive in life.

was produced as part of The Lock Festival at Polaris North (by invitation only) June 2017.

DUST

Dust, is a meditation on grief. Friends and family must quickly clear out the Soho loft of MELANIE, a singer who has just died of cancer. They must sort through her belongings, and confront their complex and difficult relationships to her and to each other.

Had a staged reading of an updated version at Polaris North,  2015. and a prior reading there in  2012.

JUST FOR TODAY

BARNEY, an aging teacher , reluctantly agrees to take in RICK, an acquaintance from AA. He believes it is just for one night, but RICK proves to be the most obnoxious of house guests and makes no plans to leave. Their friend JENNA, a recovering drug addict, does her best to help get him out. Things don’t go quite as planned in this dark contemporary comedy.

Staged Reading at Polaris North, 2012.

VULCANIC SURRENDER

Vulcanic Surrender, a celebration of the friendship between TIM, an aging drag queen and JEANINE, a nurse, set in a West Village piano bar on Halloween night 1993. TIM loves surface glamour but learns to confide his deep dark secret to the one true friend he has in New York.

Produced at Theater for the New City, 1995. Had a staged reading of an updated version , 2015 at Polaris North.

DELHI DUO

Delhi Duo, a cantankerous old ex-hippie who has cancer, is forced to share a room, and even a bed, with a pot-smoking boy-crazy generation x-er in India.

Produced at Theater for the New City, 1995.

 

FULL LENGTH PLAYS

INDIRA

A fantasy of the interview between Peter Ustinov and Indira Gandhi where he attempts to unravel her fall from grace and she desperately tries to establish her legacy amidst ever present death threats.

ON THE ROAD TO HOLENESS

A satire about a relationship between a new age fanatic and her coke dealing boyfriend, set in the 1980’s in NY.

Produced at Theater for the New City, 1990

THE ROSY CAVE

A comedy/drama based on the backstage life of strippers in Boston’s combat zone in the 1980’s. It follows the journey of RACHEL, a naïve middle class aspiring dancer, as she struggles to earn a living amongst some very tough characters, including a sleazy theatrical agent, a transgender stripper, and some very hardened street women . Despite experiencing personal tragedy, alienation and humiliation, she learns to develop self-confidence and find her place in the world.

Produced at Theater for the New City, 1988

 

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