DIRTY DIRTY

 

Full-length dramedy // 2W, 2M

In DIRTY DIRTY, well-known journalist Violet Miller, finds herself at HardBall, a porn studio where female viewership has sky-rocketed because of a certain young performer. When Violet encounters CJ, the adult star responsible for this newfound popularity, she finds herself caught between professional obligations and personal wants. DIRTY DIRTY begs us to consider our most public selves, our most private desires, and wants to tease the boundaries in between.

Semi-finalist, Primary Stages/ESPA's ESPA Drills 


The Alternate Possibilties of Our Past and Future History with Particular Regard to the Identification of the Eastern Puma and the Corps of Discovery

Full-length dramedy // 2W, 1M, 2 Gender Neutral

Carnegie Mellon University New Works Festival production, MERIWETHER (left, played by Jordon Bolden) and LEWIS (right, played by Isabel Pask); photo by Jessica Medenbach

In a desert world that has collapsed in the wreckage of climate change, Lewis is a topographer. Lewis secretly wants a museum more than anything in the world. Secretly hoards objects she find buried in the dirt, and hides them from her eco-engineering girlfriend, Clark — and Dev, but he's probably too busy embroidering pillows to notice. At the site of pre-apocalypse ruins, two men find Lewis digging away in the desert, and they just won't stop asking her for directions and calling her "Sacajawea." Whatever that means.

Semi-finalist, O'Neill Conference
Semi-finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival
Finalist, PlayPenn
Finalist, The Ground and Field Theatre Festival at UC Davis
Finalist, First Flight Festival with Boomerang Theatre Company
Reading, dir. Christina Roussos, Upstream Artists Collective


cardinal song

Full-length drama // 2W, 3M

Twelve-year-old Willow spent twenty-two hours at the bottom of the old well in the woods. Her parents aren't sure where she is, are frantic, can't seem to remember, but then Russell, a teenaged Eagle Scout, happens upon her. Everyone thinks the worst is over. But Willow has strange dreams, hears strange songs, sees a strange bird, and can't seem to return to her life before. This unease finds its way into her parents' relationship, and Willow's new friendship with Russell. Then, suddenly, Willow is an adult. And everything is fine. . . isn't it? She can barely even remember that weird little bird. cardinal song uncovers the deeper subconscious effects of trauma— finding what claws its way to the surface, even as decades pass.


Full-length dramedy // 4W, 4-6M

Rosloe is the name of a seven-year-old girl who thinks she’s an alien. But at least she has Diana, her mom, Pony (a talking pony), Mr. Harrison, (her new principal), and Lucky (an educational pirate), as she tries to make sense of the world. Whether or not Diana has a better understanding is up for debate, but she does know the truth about where Rosloe comes from. Moving through past and present, the play is a meditation on how where you come from effects who you are.

Reading, New Light Theatre Project, dir. David Sernick

ROSLOE


Full-length drama // 3W, 2M

"Am I unlike myself?" The question reverberates in Clarissa's mind after. After: the car accident. After: the emergency. After: reconstructive surgery. And now comes the question of a new after: who is she? Does her husband, a celebrity plastic surgeon, even recognize her? Does she recognize herself? An exploration of loss, trauma, and aesthetics, Second Skin examines the wounds and scars that change can leave in the wake of healing.

Production, American Theatre of Actors, dir. Courtney Ulrich
Reading, Wide-Eyed Theatre Company, dir. Jerrod Bogard
Wide-Eyed Theatre Company Apprentice Playwright Group project

Second Skin