Friday, December 4, 2015

Monologue AMBER - A RECOGNITION OF BIRDS to be produced in Iowa City, Iowa in March 2016

My monologue AMBER - A RECOGNITION OF BIRDS will be produced as part of ROAR!, a series of solo pieces to be performed from March 4th  through March 13th  2016, at the Riverside Theatre in Iowa City, IA.
 
SYNOPSIS:  A short monologue about memory and death.
 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

THE 4th OF JULY given a reading at the Kraine Theatre in NYC, November 2015

My short comedy THE 4th OF JULY was given a reading on Nov. 23rd, 2015 at the Kraine Theatre in New York City.  The event was produced by the Lama Theatre Company as part of their Monthly Question series.  This month the question was, "What Does America Have to Be Thankful For?"

SYNOPSIS:  A housewife who is an ex-Marine goes on a rant to her women's group about Mexican immigration - and has a very sympathetic take on it.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

THE ELF WANTS A PROMOTION (a monologue) to be produced in Hollywood in December 2015

My comic Christmas monologue THE ELF WANTS A PROMOTION will be produced by the Actors Workout Studio in Hollywood, California as part of a holiday festival to benefit Toys for Tots on Fri., Dec. 11th & Sat., 12th, 2015.  Tickets $15 apiece.   

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SANTA'S NIGHT OUT to be produced in New York City in December 2015

As part of a holiday festival, my short comedy SANTA'S NIGHT OUT will be produced at the Corner Office Theatre NYC by AlphaNYC from Dec. 13th-20th.

SYNOPSIS:  Just before Christmas, Santa joins one of his elves at a saloon.

Friday, August 28, 2015

New works in progress, summer 2015

Have been working on two new full-lengths...CHARLOTTE & AMANDA, set in the 1920s-1930s about a friendship between two young women.  As it follows their adventures with romance and death, the play periodically erupts into stage combat.


And LEO FRANK is a drama set in the South of the 1930s, about a Jewish man who was tried for murdering a young female worker in the pencil factory he supervised - but the murder has never really been solved. 
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ELEANOR produced at Hovey Players, Waltham, July 2015

Short serio-comedy ELEANOR was produced at Hovey Players in Waltham, Massachusetts on July 10th & 11th and July 17th & 18th, 2015.   

http://www.hoveyplayers.com/

Monday, June 8, 2015

Short serio-comedy ELEANOR to be produced in Chicago

ELEANOR has been selected to be produced as part of Echoes Of... 10-Minute Play Festival at the 906 Theatre Company, Chicago.  The play was inspired by the Beatles song "Eleanor Rigby."

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

One-act A CONSTANT MAN to be produced in Aberdeen, Scotland at the end of May, 2015

My long one-act A CONSTANT MAN will be produced in Aberdeen, Scotland on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at the Quids in Theatre's Lunchbox series.  It will be a fully-mounted production (not a reading).

 SYNOPSIS:  This is a drama about a boy growing up and, by the time he is middle-aged, coming to terms with his mother's encroaching dementia.

Monologue HARRY to be performed at the Boston Theatre Marathon's "Sprints"

Short comic monologue HARRY will be performed at the Boston Theatre Marathon's "Sprints" event on Saturday, May 9th, at the Boston Center for the Arts.  The "Sprints" are warm-ups for the longer program of plays being presented the same day.

HARRY is about a young man describing his loss of virginity to a woman he meets by accident on a park bench.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

ELEANOR to be produced by the Image Theater in Lowell, Massachusetts in May 2015

On Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th, my short serio-comedy ELEANOR will be produced in an evening of plays written by women at the Whistler House Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Show at 8:00pm.  Produced by Jerry Bisantz and Ann Garvin of the Image Theater.

http://www.imagetheater.com/#!page4/cfvg

Short serio-comedy ELEANOR to be produced in Kauai, Hawaii in August 2015

Aloha! As part of Women in Theatre's "Kauai Shorts" production, my serio-comedy ELEANOR will be produced in Kauai, Hawaii in August 2015! (This will be my 18th state in which to be produced.) http://www.womenintheatre.org/

SYNOPSIS:  ELEANOR is the quirky tale of a middle-aged, chatty Englishman and a reluctant woman who meet by accident at a funeral in London, England. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

THE BIG HAT to be produced in Nottingham, England in May 2015

As part of the Act 2/No Lie Notts/FONT Fest in Nottingham, England, my monologue THE BIG HAT will be produced along with two other scripts in May.

SYNOPSIS:  Marnie is a young woman whose sole ambition is to be a "slut."  Well, not exactly.  We find out through Marnie's speech that what she really always wanted was to take after her long-lost aunt, who was sexy and "attracted men to her like molasses." 

Friday, March 27, 2015

One-act drama BROTHERLY LOVE to be produced by The Renaissance Guild, San Antonio, Texas in 2015

Based on the Harvard professor Gates and Sargeant Crowley racism debacle in Cambridge, Mass., July 2009, BROTHERLY LOVE is about an African-American Harvard professor and his wife and a white brother and sister coming to terms with their relationships and current events taking place in Massachusetts.

Short serio-comedy ELEANOR to be produced in May 2015 by Image Theatre, Lowell, Massachusetts

ELEANOR will be produced as part of "FemNoire," an evening of plays written by women, by the Image Theater in Lowell, Massachusetts, in May 2015.

SYNOPSIS:  At a funeral in a London church, chatty Charles strikes up an acquaintance with reluctant Lulu.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Monologue AMARILIS at "Claiming the Space," Newburyport, Massachusetts in March 2015

In celebration of Women's History Month, "Claiming the Space" takes place March 13th-15th and 20th-22nd at the Actors Studio of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

My monologue AMARILIS, included in the series, is about an elderly Dominican woman remembering her Haitian husband's murder during the Parsley Massacre of the 1930s.

BROTHERLY LOVE to be read at DC Black Theatre Festival in June, 2015

My short drama BROTHERLY LOVE has been chosen for the DC Black Theatre Festival's New Words Reading Series in June 2015 in Washington, D.C. (This is a big festival, which they expect more than 25,000 people to attend.)

The play is based on the Harvard professor Gates and Sargeant Crowley racism debacle in Cambridge, Massachusetts in July 2009, where a Harvard professor was arrested for trying to enter his own home. BROTHERLY LOVE is about this African-American man and his wife, and a white brother and sister, coming to terms with their relationships and current events taking place in Massachusetts.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Monologue from THE BIG HAT to be produced in New Jersey in April

Monologue "Marnie" from THE BIG HAT will be produced by Lady Bits: Unsolicited Comments on Womanhood, to be sponsored by Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey in April 2015.  Produced by Justice Hehir.   

SYNOPSIS: In a bar in Kansas City, Marnie talks about being known as "a slut."

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Two kids' monologues to be published by Applause Books

For One on One: Contemporary Monologues for Kids Ages 7-15, to be published Dec. 2015 by Smith & Kraus / Applause Books, two children's monologues: ALISON, and PUBLIC SPEAKING & THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN.