PLAYWRIGHT

ONE ACTS 

A Dance Card 

cast size: 1-2 women, 1-4 any gender

run time: 10 minutes 

The Woman finds herself in a beautiful hotel bar and dance floor. A dreamlike version of the 1930s that has never existed. The Depression is nowhere to be found. This is Idyll. A place to escape. A place to...find love?

A Dance Card is a new verse play in which the verse changes with each and every one of The Woman's strange and singular dance partners.

break up with me 

written for Monologue Monday at The Shelter 

cast size: 1 (standalone monologue) 

run time: 1-2 minutes

"...Break up with me by a lake, 

Or just outside of a charming little town you can hike to by way of rambling country road -- 

Break up with me somewhere beautiful, 

Standing in tall grass, 

Sun setting behind your head, 

Your face so back-lit I can’t see your eyes..."

Previous Production(s): 

Performed by Cait Cortelyou for The Shelter 
Video here.

Dispatches From the Grey

cast size: 4, any gender

run time: 10-15 minutes

"I woke to find myself in a place without air, without breath, without sound
and the silence
pulsed
and I realized I had been holding my breath
so I --
(exhales)
and I blinked
and the world was grey
but then suddenly
or maybe after a very long time
there was life in it

mine
and yours."

DISPATCHES FROM THE GREY is a short magical realism/sci fi play that can be performed digitally (i.e. on Zoom), or in a live theatrical space.

Previous Production(s):

Developmental Workshop, Match: Lit (Screen:Lit), 2020

Frenzy and Fury 

cast size: 2 women, 1 man 

run time: 10-15 minutes

Penthea's just moved to a new apartment. All she wants is to start over. Forget the past. Maybe order a pizza.
So what will she do when Dionysus shows up at her door?


Loosely inspired by THE BACCHAE, FRENZY AND FURY examines the toll that repressed trauma and unreleased anger can take -- what form it might take as it manifests in our bodies, in our lives.

Green Glass Dreams

cast size: 1 woman, 1 man

run time: 30 minutes

All the Man knows is he is an ever-changing character in The Woman's dreams.

All the Woman knows is she's got something in her chest that wants Out.  And that the Man could be the key to setting it free. 

Can either find answers before they lose each other to the morning?

Happy Hour 

written for Rule of 7x7: PrideFest (The Tank) 

cast size: 3 TGNC actors 

run time: 10 minutes

It's Marian and Greer's first date -- and Marian's first date since they came out of the closet. Where better to meet than a Doctor Who Bar?

7x7 reading directed by Phoebe Brooks

7x7 cast: Le Alfieri, Claire Alexander, Theo McKenna

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Abby Wilde, Jianzi Colón-Soto

Jianzi Colón-Soto

Jianzi Colón-Soto

Abby Wilde, Jianzi Colón-Soto

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into the beyond

 

cast size: 5 women

run time: 30 minutes

Previous production(s):

 

commissioned for Beyond the Ingenue, Turn to Flesh Productions (2019) 

fully-staged reading directed by Kelsie Jepsen

featuring: LisaLaGrande, Maura Lefevre, Becca Musser, Jianzi Colón-Soto & Abby Wilde (photos by Maragaret Lee)

Yellow Flower

proposal 

written for Samantha Turlington as part of Monologue Monday at The Shelter 

cast size: 1 (standalone monologue) 

run time: 1-2 minutes

"...When Forever With The Person I Love transformed from an idea, a beautiful hypothetical, into Right Here, Right Now -- 

 All I wanted to do was disappear..." 

Previous Production(s): 

Performed by Samantha Turlington for The Shelter 
Video here.

Radio Hour 

cast size: 2 women, 1 any gender

run time: 10-15 minutes 

Leila’s beloved Frankie is gone. Good thing magic is real. And the weird old person who sold Leila a portal to The Other Side wasn’t full of it.

Starfall 

cast size: 3 women, 1 any gender

run time: 10-15 minutes

Three friends made a pact that on the night before they all left for college, they'd meet on the beach after dark to say goodbye. But a lot has changed since freshman year. 

Six Autumns on the Hudson 

cast size: 2 women

run time: 10-15 minutes

AWARDS: 

 

FINALIST - Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Bake Off, 2020 

Susie M. Barstow and Edith Wilkinson Cook, two very different painters of the Hudson school -- and fast friends -- take a canoe trip to Pollopel (soon to be Bannerman) Island every Autumn from 1858 to 1902.* What will they discover about themselves -- and about each other -- over long years of friendship, art, and paddling through rough water towards the reward of the elusive island?

The Mouth of the Cave

cast size: 3 any gender

run time: 10 minutes

Bronwyn wakes up on top of something very high.

Aisling must save Bronwyn. If they can stop sweating.

The Dragon put this whole thing together. No Refunds.

The Audience -- that's you -- should be careful not to speak. 

This narrative is in flux. Anything could happen.

tree play

cast size: 5 any gender

run time: 20-30 minutes

Exactly What it Says on the Tin. 

We're learning that trees can communicate with each other. If we could understand them, if we could hear them  -- what might they say to each other? 

What Comes After

cast size: 4 women

run time: 10-15 minutes 

2220, What Used to be the Hollywood Hills. 

Wynne is a Descendant. Her ancestor, Aurora, fought for justice on Earth long ago. Wynne and her partner, Aubrey, take a government-sponsored "birthright" trip to Earth, to the site of her ancestor's sacrifice -- and to the monument that stands in tribute to those long-ago capital-R Revolutionaries. 

Zoe Carroll at Diane Mitchell's Retirement Party, 2019

cast size: 6-9

run time: 30-45 minutes

Z (she/they) has repressed a lot about her turbulent college experience. There's nothing like a pseudo-reunion (and seeing a particularly toxic teacher again) to bring it all back up.

FULL LENGTH PLAYS

 

[ladypub]

cast size: 8-12+ (8 principals, all women; w/option to add ensemble/musicians)

run time: 2 hours

[ladypub] is the story of a group of very different friends from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and livelihoods in Edwardian London who meet at a so-called "Pub for Women" (inspired by a real trend of the time). Through poetry, pain and perseverence, they fall in love for the first time; acquire self-knowledge and actualization; challenge and change each other. [ladypub] examines privilege and patriarchy through exploring the wonders (and limits) of a safe space for women and queer people to be themselves -- an ephemeral, magical, joyful Pub.

Tam Lin 

a new play

cast size: 10+

run time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

TAM LIN, a new play, loosely inspired by the Scottish folktake of the same name, is an epic, queer, women+ centered fantasy-romance in the spirit of 80s adventure movies. Edinburugh, Fall 1987. It’s Halloween Night. Janet is a young woman waitressing in a pub to help settle her missing father’s debts when her friend and coworker, Maura, is spirited away to Faeryland. To save her, Janet must navigate a strange and dangerous new world, face all manner of creatures, and -- ultimately -- choose love over fear. TAM LIN  uses its fantasy setting to examine how change, fear, and love can shape our choices -- and how we imagine ourselves and each other.

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