Full Lengths

  • Companeras, tragedy
    • Seven women rehearse Lorca's play, "The House of Bernarda Alba," while serving time as political prisoners in Uruguay during that country's "dirty war" in the 1970's. Inspired by the real-life testimonials of former inmates during those years; their's is a story of survival and compassion.
    • CAST: 8 women, 1 man.
    • SET: Single set, minimal technical requirements, some lighting specials.
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    • NOTES: Student workshop at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT, 2010; premiere performance at Columbus State University, Sept. 2011.
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  • Flesh & Bones
    • When a big-wig director is brought in to direct the spring high school musical, the best girl for the part is overlooked because of her weight. At the behest of her best friend, she embarks on a zany diet & exercise regiment that brings her full circle: to self acceptance.
    • CAST: Requires a min. of 8 actors, 6 Women & 2 Men, with extras added as production allows. Billi must be clearly over-weight and able to sing the blues. There are 3 musical numbers.
    • SET: Suggestive pieces to indicate diner, living room, and various meeting rooms.
    • RUNNING TIME: approx. 2 hours with intermission.
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  • Trees
    • A woman with end-stage breast cancer invites her two oldest friends to a cabin in Minnesota. They believe she is on the mend, while she has been urged by her attorney to discuss guardianship of her daughter with one of the women. The decision is complicated as both friends are not only eccentric in their individual ways, but lead demanding professional lives. The woman's choice will surprise everyone in the cabin, including herself.
    • CAST: 3 Women, 1 Adolescent Girl, 1 Man
    • SET: the living room, kitchen and screened porch of a cabin.
    • RUNNING TIME: approx 100 mins.
    • AWARDS: One of six finalists for the dayton Playhouse FutureFest award, 2007 and winner of the Fullerton Community College play development award, 2007.
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  • Last Call
    • A historical drama set in 1890 in Hatton, ND, this play brings to life a Lutheran Ladies Aid group that beomes fed up with the impact the saloons are having on their families and community. They take it upon themselves to march into town on a frigid January day and storm the bars, letting the whiskey flow! Their actions result in many things, including a trial for murder. A play filled with delicious Lutheranisms and even a few recipes.
    • CAST: Requires 6 Women & 3 Men.
    • RUNNING TIME: approx. 100 mins.
    • SET: Single set, the basement of a Lutheran Church in 1890.
    • NOTES: Premiered at the Hatton Community Theatre, a cutting of the play was taken to the state community theatre festival in Minot, North Dakota, and it was subsequently performed in full at the UND, Burtness Theatre for Conference on Alcoholism.
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  • St. Bette's
    • In 1961, four women spend a sweltering summer at a home for unwed mothers. As they await the birth of their babies, they struggle with their choices, and lack of choice. Some may change their minds, others not, but none will ever forget that summer.
    • CAST: 4 females in their 20's, 1 female 30's+
    • RUNNING TIME: full length drama
    • SET: dorm room at a convent.
    • NOTES: SENIOR WORKSHOP SHOWCASE, - STELLA ADLER STUDIO, NYU, 2009
    • AWARDS: ATHE semifinalist & finalist for the 2006 Sienna College Playwright Award.
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  • CAUTION: Children at Play
    • Comedy involving a boy (or girl) who switches bodies with his school principal on the day his mother decides to send him to boot camp. The principal is in trouble with a loan shark for borrowing money to feed his baseball card addiction.
    • CAST: 8 main roles, several bit parts
    • RUNNING TIME: Approx. 90 minutes
    • SET: Principal's office, science lab, area to represent gym and hallways
    • NOTES: Be the first to perform this challenging piece for two experienced actors and a host of talented character actors. Runner-up for the East Arizona Children's Theatre prize.
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  • The Nut Lab, comedy
    • Four people submit to being human guinea pigs for 8 weeks at a human nutrition lab. Everyone is just a bit nuts, including the scientist who runs the study, her assistant who lusts for her, and the nurse who takes the blood. Even the orderly is a little off, but when the sodium depletion starts kicking in, things get really whacky.
    • CAST: 8 roles, 9 roles or one character can be doubled
    • RUNNING TIME: Approx. 90 minutes
    • SET: dorm rooms and commons, one scene is done in "the park"
    • NOTES: Given a rehearsed reading at the U. of SD. Be the first to produce it.
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