Full-length plays


Colony Collapse 

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. 

Development History

  •  Theatre@Boston Court, - world premiere production - February 2016
  • New Dramatists — developmental workshops directed by Ruy Iskandar and Davis McCallum, and May Adrales, 2013-2014
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival — Black Swan Lab, August 2013

Awards/Honors

  • Kilroys List, 2015
  • Shakespeare's Sister Fellowship, finalist 2014

The Electric Baby

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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.  

Production History

Awards

  •  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

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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.

Production history

Awards

  • 2009 Helen Hayes Award, Charles MacArthur Award winner for best new play/musical

Save Me

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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.

Production History

  • 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

Awards

  • Phoenix Theatre's National Playwriting Competition Award, 2007
  • Baltimore Playwrights Festival Carol Weinberg Award for Outstanding Play, 2007