Short Plays

The Existential Marionette

Cast: 1 w, 2 m

Genre:  surreal comedy

Howdy Doody is happily the star of his own TV show, but his lesser-known sister, Heidi, is discontent with her life. Howdy and his best friend Dilly Dally  try to help her see things more positively. They almost succeed.

New Jersey Rep Anthology

Published by Simon & Kraus, 2018

Produced for the Brut Festival of Short Plays, New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch, NJ, 2018

Produced for the Burlington Fringe Festival, Off-Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, VT, 2016

Holiday Special

Cast: 2 w, 1 either w or m

Genre: Comedy, holiday theme

Sandra is a reporter for the HomeStyle Network, assigned with a one-person film crew to interview The Lady of the Week in her home at the holidays. Despite faith's position as one of the 1%, the interview does not go quite according to the plan.

Note: the camera person can be present or implied, as the director wishes.

 Produced for the Northpark Playwright Festival, San Diego, CA, 2017

Northpark Playwright Festival

Nothing Stays

Cast: 1 w, 1 m

Genre: Drama, loss & relationships

A couple grapples with loss and memory.

Produced for the Burlington Fringe Festival. Off-Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, VT, 2017.

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