Full-Length Plays

Opportunity of a Lifetime

Cast: 2 w, 4 m

Genre: adventure, comedy, mystery/thriller, science fiction

Ted Rivers has arrived at the island residence of a “Mr. Solomon.” He is interviewing for a job which he desperately needs; however, as the interview progresses and he becomes acquainted with the odd residents of the island, he becomes increasingly aware that something is not quite right on the island. As the situation becomes more bizarre, Ted concludes that he doesn’t need this job that badly. The problem is that the “job” apparently needs him. The action takes place over the course of one day on an island off the coast of Massachusetts.

Produced at the Thistle Dew Theater, Sacramento, California, in January, 2014. 

Produced for the Vermont Contemporary Playwrights Forum by MOXIE Productions in July, 2012.

Winner Best SciFi Play, Redd Tale Theater, NYC, 2011

Winner Best New Play, Mountain Road Productions 2010 (under the title Companion)

Vermont State Winner, Clauder Award,  Portland Stages 2008 (under the title Companion)

MOXIE Productions

The Late Rosie Callaghan

Cast: 4 w, 3m

Genre: adventure, dark comedy, mystery/thriller

After hearing that his old friend, Rosie Callaghan, has died, Jimmy Grace steals a mail truck. That’s how some people mourn. The theft leads to further complications when Jenny, the daughter of that same old friend, bails him out of jail, and, in light of his recent adventure, asks him to help her break into the house she grew up in to retrieve something she believes her mother left there. Jimmy reluctantly agrees, but then Red, the policeman who had arrested Jimmy, learns of Jenny’s plan, and the night ends in a series of revelations about past crimes that had long gone undiscovered. The play takes place not too awfully long ago in the city of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Produced for the NEWvember Playreading Series in Dublin, Ireland, 2018

Produced at the Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA, as part of the “Play With Your Food Series", 2016

 

Mary Katherine is a woman with many questions about her identity and a great deal of anger about the past. She comes home to the funeral of the hurtful old woman who had banished her from home years before. She encounters a world she had tried unsuccessfully to escape. The same people and the same issues have been there waiting for her all these years. The play follows the events of the day and the night before the funeral. Broken Circle is a dark comedy about how families fall apart and come together in times of loss and how we sometimes define relationships by our ability to forgive.

Broken Circle

Cast: 3 w, 5 m

Genre: dark comedy/drama, loss & relationships

Produced by the Valley Players, Waitsfield, Vermont, 2016

Vermont State Winner, Clauder Award, Portland Stages, 2010

Produced by The Producers Club, New York, NY, 2019

Produced by the AlphaNYC Company at the Roebuck Theater at NYU, 2017

Produced by Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier, VT, 2010

Love Letters Made Easy

Cast: 3 w, 3 m, expanded cast possible

Genre: dark comedy, romantic comedy, satire

An ensemble cast leads us through a series of thirteen scenes that contrast today’s methods of communicating true love, with accepted etiquette of the past. Characters range from an abductee to a restroom artist; a spurned college professor to an elderly woman with a secret past.

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