Plays

Full Length

Glassheart

A fairy tale ending
The Beast and his one remaining magical servant downsize in Chicago. (Cast: 3 females, 1 male)

 

Stargazers

A comedy about finding love in space time
Rupert Knox, astrophysicist, is up all night to get lucky. (Cast: 2 females, 1 male)

 

Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

…it’s not easy being a teenage science genius in a small town.
A play for all audiences about finding your place in the universe, and intelligent life in your neighborhood. (Cast: 3 females, 2 males)

 

Erratica: An Academic Farce

An academic farce
Professor Stafford tries to keep her pantsuit on in this hyper-intellectual sex comedy. (Cast: 3 females, 2 males)

 

 

Fanatical

A science fiction convention musical
No force on earth can keep a story from its fans. (Cast: 4 females, 4 males, optional chorus)

 

 

A Map to Somewhere Else

Once a queen in Draegermandia, always a queen in Draegermandia
Three college kids return to an enchanted kingdom. (Cast: 3 females, 3 males, 2 cross-castable)

 

Changelings

Forget about the baby.
A spectacular fantasy about family, fairies, and theft. (Cast: 4 female, 3 male, 4 cross-castable, plus expandable movement chorus)

 

 

Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride

Techniques of forceful persuasion, dear.  Ladies never fight.
A swashbuckling, gender-bending comedy about Victorian lady detectives. (Cast: 6 females)

 

 

The Afterparty (formerly known as “The Claire Play”)

13.8 billion years ago, the universe was created.  Since then, a whole lot of stuff has happened.
A poetic, philosophical play in the form of a lecture and a hangover. (Cast: 2 females, 3 males)

 

Agent Andromeda: the Orion Crusade

Do you remember when sex was another planet?
A sci-fi circus musical spectacular, developed with director Rudy Ramirez, composer Tyler Mabry, and Austin’s Sky Candy aerial company.

 

 

The Other Felix

A metaphysical noir comedy
A gambler suffers from epic identity theft. (Cast: 1 female, 1 male)

 

 

The Eidophusikon

A thrift store spectacle
Underground artists defy death with other people’s junk. (Cast: 2 males, 1 female)

 

Need a monologue or a short play? My work appears in the following Smith & Kraus and Applause anthologies- buy through these links and I do get paid: Best American Short Plays, 2012-2013, Duo!  The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century, 105 Five Minute Plays for Study and Performance, The Best Scenes for Kids Ages 7-15Best Contemporary Monologues for Kids, Best Contemporary Monologues for Men 18-35, The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 2014, Audition Arsenal for Women in their 30s, 60 Seconds to Shine: 221 One-Minute Monologues for Women, 222 More Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes and Under

Or, buy my full length comedy Erratica, available through Original Works Publishing.

Selected Shorts

Dark King Kills Unicorn (20 minutes, 1f, 2m). In this epic fantasy, two legendary warriors meet for battle, and mostly talk about girls. Contains a man-on-unicorn fight. Appears in The Best American Short Plays: 2012-2013

The Gauntlet (45 minutes, 1f, 1m, 1 any gender). A superhero office comedy. Ancient and modern myths collide in the story of a supergenius billionaire inventor who can’t get over the woman who tried to kill him- even though his winsome, witty secretary is right there with the coffee.

Cram School Snow Day (10 minutes, 3f, 2m).  In the near and dangerous future, a group of cram school teachers wait for the kids to show up or for the city to explode into violence… whichever comes first.

The Daughters of Doherty (10 minutes, 3f, 1m). Amanda, reluctantly rehearsing a dance for her half-sister’s wedding, finds a way to share her father

The Great Engine (10 minutes, 2f). Alice’s favorite story from a young age is the one her best friend Via tells about the Great Engine, which only children can see.  A “magic drama” that embraces the shifting landscape of friendship.

The Duchess of Duck Creek (10 minutes, 1m, 1f). Trapped in a dying Michigan town, beaten up by love, a cosmopolitan woman and a punchy young geek find a moment of escape right where they stand.

The Winner’s Choice Empress of the Waves Beauty Cruise (10 minutes, 2m). Two judges in a cruise ship beauty pageant discover some surprising truths about the nature of the competition.

Bodega Pricing (<10 minutes, 1m, 1f). The clerk has dreams, but the customer only has debts… and ramen plus beer costs more than two dollars.  A short play about what we owe each other in America.

Twelve: A Tragedy (<10 minutes, 1m, 1f, 11 any gender). A princess negotiates with a soldier in this subversive take on a classic fairy tale.

Andalusia (five minutes, 2m). At the top of a bell tower, parole officer Ant watches ex-con Axel throw the shredded pieces of his life away.

Vikings/Mermaids (five minutes, 1m 1f).  In the middle of the lake at Camp Teen Adventure, a teenage loner sketches a fantasy girl, and connects with a real one.

The First Song I learned (and other things about me) (five minutes, 1m, 1f) Two young people confront each other over the wreckage of their relationship as the audience plugs into the data stream of their lives.

The Ray Play (1m, 2f, 2-8 any gender) This five-minute epic uses the format of an ancient Egyptian passion play to tell the tale of Starbucks Barista Ray’s desperate battle with insomnia.

 

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