Austentation

One Act

(~90-minutes)

© 2019

This delightfully funny take on Comedy of Manners follows a Regency Era woman who is getting a little uncomfortably beyond marriageable age, and a gentleman who has swapped roles with his footman in effort to… sow some wild oats with the commoners. While she pursues the footman, believing him to be the gentleman, the real gentleman stirs up trouble of his own. Mothers in drag, lesbian sisters, miserly fathers, and a spendthrift brother are just some of the kooky inhabitants of Austentation's Bakewell. Inspired by classic Comedy of Manners, the works and world of Jane Austen, and served with a dash of modern sensibility, this play is certainly more than a little...ostentatious.

*Recipient of the Kay Capo Award for Adaptation or Comedy at SUNY Purchase*

*originally workshopped and performed at SUNY Purchase*

the pErfect Date

Ten Minute

(~10-minutes)

© 2022

A woman prepares for a date with the girl of her dreams but first must address the "person" holding her back. Includes LGBT+ characters and themes of eating disorders.

*originally workshopped at Caffe Lena's Playwright's Jame*

Father's Day

One Act

(~30-minutes)

© 2019

This 30 minute dark comedy follows a single mother trying to reach out to her recluse Father for Father's Day by bringing her two children for a visit. After a strange response to the gift of an at-home DNA kit, what has started as a dysfunctional and humorous breakfast, takes a dark turn as old family secrets are unwittingly unearthed.

*originally performed as a staged reading in the "Fellowship Playwriting Festival" Hubbard Hall 2019*

Compost

Full Length

(~90 minutes excluding intermission)

© 2021

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This play follows the plight of a newly single mother, who, to spare her children, has begun composting bodies for the drug lord who killed her husband. Living in a rural area and operating a dairy farm with a cow composting operation makes this task easier, until one day she unzips a body bag and finds the victim to be alive. Faced with an unconscionable choice, she must decide whether to kill or release this young man, all while fearing the fallout and for the safety of her children.

*originally performed as part of the "Winter Carnival of New Works" Hubbard Hall 2016*

Breakfast for Two

Ten Minute Play

(~10-minutes)

© 2015

An elderly woman beginning to struggle with dementia and her husband debate the pros and cons of moving to a nursing home. While grappling with this very real dilemma, we begin to discover that this happy household may not be all it seems, and one of the characters may not be either...

*originally performed as part of the "Winter Carnival of New Works" Hubbard Hall 2015*

G is for Gallium

Ten Minute Play

(~10-minutes)

© 2015

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Following a 10-year absence,  a prodigal daughter returns home in a panic after receiving news that her brother with autism is ill, only to find that this was just the latest scheme of her neurotic mother who has suffered in her daughter's absence and is desperate for help. Struggling to reignite a bond with her brother who has become obsessed with a book about elements, the daughter must try to salvage some bridges that were burned and remind her mother how to love her son.

*Finalist for VSA Young Playwrights Award at the Kennedy Center 2014*

Nudie

Ten Minute Play

(~10-minutes)

© 2016

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A teenager has been caught sending lewd photographs to her boyfriend and gets her arm stuck in the toilet when her Mother tries to flush her phone as punishment. When the other family members get involved in the spat, hilarity and chaos ensue.

*Semi-Finalist for Comedy Play Festival at the Ritz Theatre Company 2021*

Centrifugal Force

Ten Minute Play

(~10-minutes)

©2014

A competitive dancer combats the onset of a brain tumor. Turning the components of a dance competition into a metaphor for her cancer, the sole actress one-woman show embodies an array of characters while dancing through her diagnosis and subsequent battle.

*originally performed as part of the "PSSAB Mixed Media Festival" SUNY Purchase 2014*