Full Length
Never Gonna Let You Go (New)

Dark comedy.  Cast of three. Middle-aged professor and local theater legend Martin is fired for an affair with Cynthia, an undergraduate.  He's forgotten all about young Tim, who shows up at his wreck of an apartment for a reading of Waiting for Godot.  Martin, Cynthia and Tim have at it while Cynthia's father, and perhaps the police, loom. One scene, unit set, 100 minutes.

Hamlet: My Generation (adaptation)
(New)

Set in fashionable London,1966. Generations collide, rules get broken and everything you know about Hamlet is wrong. Shakespeare cut and shuffled, plus asides, rock, go-go boots and the country blues. Cast of 7.

Production

Wilbury Theater, 2020

Pictures of Patty Hearst

An ensemble cast of six play out the strange, true-to-life tale of Patty Hearst, from kidnapped heiress to revolutionary to defendant to alt-celebrity.  "The self," a psychiatrist stated at her trial, "turns out to be a fragile thing."  A fictive theatrical journey based on the public record. 

Production

Boston Playwrights Theater

Production

Boston Playwrights Theater

La Vita Claire

Dante's first book, La Vita Nuova  is the jumping-off point for this sprawling romp through three loves stories and time periods. Dante and Beatrice becomes comic farce; the tale of 1900's immigrants a melodrama; and the present-day performance artist Claire obsessed with Dante is played for real. Doubling galore for this cast of seven.

Dante's first book, La Vita Nuova  is the jumping-off point for this sprawling romp through three loves stories and time periods. Dante and Beatrice becomes comic farce; the tale of 1900's immigrants a melodrama; and the present-day performance artist Claire obsessed with Dante is played for real. Doubling galore for this cast of seven.

Productions

Newgate Theater, Providence

CentaStage, Boston

The Lark, Playwrights Week, NYC

Citizen Kane at Heaven's Gate

Commission to write an adaptation of Citizen Kane for a cast of 30 children ages 8-18. Welles dies, meets St. Peter and argues his case to be let into heaven on the basis of his iconic film. The cross-examination is brutal. Based on the true story, but wanders far.

Dancing Downstream

Production

Andy's Summer Playhouse, Wilton, NH

Comedy. Henry is determined to build a home only from the things that float downstream. Soon, a NYC Ballerina on the run floats by, her domineering choreographer in hot pursuit. Henry's wife is not amused, but the couples wring the changes, and everyone comes away with something, if not someone, new.  Cast of 4.

Productions

Samuel Beckett Theater, NYC

CentaStage, Boston

One Hit Wonder

Productions

Samuel Beckett Theater, NYC

CentaStage, Boston

Ten Minutes
Let's Get Meta

Comedy. The inner critic torments a playwright, ridiculing his post-mod ideas. Cast of 4.

Off the Rails

Life in the age of Trump. Firings, unease, an elusive muse. Cast of 4.

A Raft Made of Grass

Dead crows keep falling from the sky. Bombs are dropping in the neighborhood. An ordinary day in the American burbs. Cast of 4.

Nobody Knows Anything

A Hollywood blockbuster behind the scenes, with parasailing and a very large showerhead. Cast of 6.

Sam Spade

An esteemed broadcast journalist tries to buy off his junior associate, who is also his pregnant lover. Cast of 2.

10/11

A woman is arrested for a spending spree with a friend's credit cards - a friend who died in the 9/11 attacks. Monolog.

France

A job interview for a travel agency turns into a mystical and deadly trip to France. Cast of 2, plus a crowd of the French.

Productions

all at Boston Theater Marathon

One Act
Summer Wind

Last night of summer, past closing, a drive-thru on the beach on the low-end urban shore. College kid's trying to finally make the move on the cashier, when the boss's estranged daughter shows up, drunk and ornery, claiming Sinatra's in the car, demanding food. Her father is rousted out of the back room and all hell breaks loose. Who's to blame for their ruined lives?

Somehow a record store survives in down and out New London. In Eugene O'Neill's town, there are dreams and schemes for revitalization amid drug dealing, a bummed out owner, his messed up employees and, yup, a ghost of records past. Cast of five.

Production

New Theater, Boston

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