FULL-LENGTH PLAYS

THE BACKYARD FARMER’S GUIDE TO CARE AND FEEDING
90 minutes / 2 W, 3 M

Free spirit Lorena was the cool mom Mags always wanted. Until she wasn’t.

  • Playwrights' Center (Minneapolis, MN) table reading January 2016

“I am a collector of broken-winged birds.”

BARBECUE
90 minutes / 1 W, 3 M

Being on the lam from Homeland Security is just the thing to fuel Nick’s youthful fire. But blood ties have this funny way of complicating things.

  • Miner Combat (North Adams, MA) staged reading 2017
  • Williams Theatre Lab (Williamstown, MA) staged reading 2015
  • Curio Theater (Philadelphia, PA) staged reading, 2014

“One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter!”

DEATH BY CHOCOLATE
90 minutes/ 3 W, 4 M

A La-Z-Boy chair and a lethal chocolate cream pie.  A prepubescent daughter with pyro tendencies. A wife and two brothers caught up in A game of cosmic pinball. And the deceased, who are very much around. This party’s just beginning.

  • Staged reading at Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center,  2014

“How’s about a few Jewish rituals, just to even the playing field— Marshmallow peeps and matzo ball soup—right, honey?”

AFTER PROM
75 minutes / 2 W, 3 M

Happy graduation, Miranda! And shoot us an e-mail when you figure out your life…

  • Selected scenes at Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, 2012

“Why is it that every time I come home, I regress?"

SHORT PLAYS

THE MARROW IN THE BONE (part of 365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project)
45 minutes/1W, 1M

Elena Molokhovets’ immensely popular homemaker’s guide, A Gift to Young Housewives was published in 1861. On the same day,  Tsar Alexander II issued a proclamation emancipating the serfs. Grand Guignol meets music hall.

  • Workshop Production (Williamstown, MA), July 2107
  • Berkshire Festival of Women Writers "Women's Shorts" (at Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA), April 2017

THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS
10 minutes/3W, 1 M

In the glare of home, love--or is it infatuation?--can look pretty different. 

  • 24-Hour Play Project (at University at Albany, sponsored by WAM), April 2016

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PURITY
10 minutes/ 1 W, 1 M

Funny how different things can look in the light of day.

EL CAMBIO, or THE CHANGE
10 minutes/ 1 W, 1M

Whatever you call it, middle age is...a change.

THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH
10 minutes / 1W, 1M

Andrew and Allison think the trip to the Magic Kingdom was going to be just another ironic, 20-something escapade. But this time, that old pixie dust just isn’t working.

  • Hubbard Hall Winter Carnival of New Work, 2015

"Tweety-baby, you're going right on top of the Christmas tree!"

MOMMY DETOX
10 minutes / 3 W

Ah, motherhood. Except for a little thing called “baby”.

  •  Made in the Berkshires, 2014

“Last semester, when I was waddling through “Macbeth”, all I could hear, over and over and over again, was ‘Sleep no more/Baby X will murder sleep.’”

MINI MOMMY DETOX
1 minute / 3 W

A glass of wine, or two, or three, couldn’t hurt.

  • One-Minute Sprint (Boston Theater Marathon Weekend), 2015

SPREAD MY ASHES NEAR THE RENTAL
10 minutes / 1 W, 1 M

If“eternity” exists, who do you want to spend it with?

  • Made in the Berkshires, 2013

“Spend eternity next to Jill and Andy Connolly? I can’t even spend 10 minutes with them.”

MARY DURNING’S SOUP AND OTHER CULTURAL DIVIDES
10 minutes / 1 W, 2 M (one M voice is off-stage)

Who would’ve guessed a bag of Mint Milanos could come between them.

  • Philadelphia Primary Stages "Back in Black", 2016
  • Boston Theater Marathon, 2013

“Please tell me your mom didn’t buy those little bags of Fritos. Of course she did. Why do I even ask?”

 

ADDITIONAL PLAYWRIGHTING INFO

Semi-finalist, PlayPenn Summer 2016 Conference

April 2016Participant in 24-Hour Theatre ProjectPresented by the Performing Arts Center in collaboration with WAM Theatre and in conjunction with the NYS Writers Institute

2014 through 2016 Playwright-in-Residence, Barrington Stage Company Playwright Mentoring Project

May 2015 Participant at Space on Ryder Farm playwright residency

2013 Company Blogger for Barrington Stage Company Playwright Mentoring Project