Two Acts / 6W / 4M
Missing bees and dying hives are the metaphor for this layered story of a wounded America. In a last-ditch attempt to get their lives on track, former meth-addicts Mark and Julia set out to save an orchard from falling into ruin; but the bees are disappearing, a young girl has gone missing, and Mark's estranged son, Jason returns one night only to go missing right before their eyes. A modern Greek chorus of the parents of lost children infiltrate this rural Oregon orchard, speaking in counterpoint from life on 'the other side', as the adults in Jason's life continue to fail him in ways large and small.
- Theatre@Boston Court, World premiere production - Dir. Jessica Kubzanzky 2016
- Barnard College -production. Dir. Lisa Rothe, Fall 2018
- Helen Merrill Award, 2015
- Kilroys List, 2015
- Shakespeare's Sister Fellowship, finalist 2014
- Mellon Foundation - Full Stage USA Commission with Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
The Electric Baby
90 Minutes/ 3W / 3M / Flexible Set
When a young man is killed in a car accident, a group of fractured souls come together to care for a magical dying baby. Folk tales and folklore weave throughout this story of sad endings, strange beginnings and the unlikely people that get you from one place to the next.
- Arvada Center for the Arts - Production - Denver, CO. Winter/Spring 2018
- Two River Theater - Production, April 2013 Dir. May Adrales
- Quantum Theatre — World Premiere Production March 2012 Dir. Daniella Topol
- Rorschach Theatre Co., Washington DC. Dir. Randy Baker.
- Francesca Primus Prize, 2013
- New York Foundation for The Arts Playwriting Fellowship, 2013
- Playwrights Realm, Fellowship 2011
- Women in the Arts and Media Coalition's Collaboration Award, 2011
Published by Dramatists Play service.
Honey Brown Eyes
Two Acts / 3W / 3M
Bosnia 1992: In the kitchens of two women, two soldiers recover a little of what they've lost during the war — a Serbian paramilitary must face the consequences of his own brutality, while a Bosnian resistance fighter, crippled by the limits of his own courage, seeks refuge with a kindred soul.
- Working Theater — Off Broadway production, 2011
- Theater J — world premiere production, 2008
- San Francisco Playhouse — mainstage production, 2011
- Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival — reading
- 2009 Helen Hayes Award, Charles MacArthur Award winner for best new play/musical
100 MINUTES / 3W / 1M / ONE SET
Beth, a born-again Christian, comes to New York to save her estranged sister from a brain tumor, but ends up saving her daughter and herself. Save Me delivers its miracles in odd packages: a bright red wig, a postcard from the edge, a superhero sex–addict, and a bouquet of flowers from a woman without a nose.
- The Barrow Group — student production, January 2013
- Phoenix Theatre New Works Festival — development workshop
- Garson Theater New Works Festival — development workshop
- Baltimore Playwrights Festival — workshop
- Phoenix Theatre's National Playwriting Competition Award, 2007
- Baltimore Playwrights Festival Carol Weinberg Award for Outstanding Play, 2007
"The jet stream of destiny carries you to yourself..."
Two Acts. 4W/3 M / Flexible Set
Part political parable, part comic fairy-tale, Tiny Houses follows four women who, in the aftermath of the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over war-torn Eastern Ukraine, realize they must shake the status quo.
Development History: New Dramatists -Playtime 2016; The Lark - Playground & Retreat. 2015; New York Stage & Film reading 2017, dir. Kip Fagan;Jaw Fest, Portland Center Stage 2017 Dir. May Adrales;Theatreworks, New Works Fest. 2017, Dir. Giovanna Sardelli; SPACE on Ryder Farm, creative Residency 2017;Arts Emerson for Emerson College, Winter 2018 Dir. Kip Fagan;Brave New Works Festival, April 2018. Dir. May Adrales.
Awards: New Play Commission, WP Theater, Lisa McNulty, Producting Artistic Director.