CLAUDIA is my newest play. When Toby, a struggling young playwright, meets Claudia McGowan, a passionate and committed agent, he thinks he’s made a career breakthrough. But Claudia’s passions turn out to be darker and more wayward than Toby can manage.
ODE TO SALVADOR DALI is a dream-inflected chamber piece about the relationship between Federico Garcia Lorca and Salvador Dali.
In THE MEMORY PLAY a New England family struggles to come to terms with their past across the contested, treacherous battlefield of memory.
In UNTITLED (MIXED MEDIA) Stephen Creczik, a New York artist battling AIDS comes to New Orleans for a retrospective of his work only to be caught up in the obscenity battles of the early nineties and a battle of wills with a local demagogue. Read an excerpt here.
These plays were written for Blue Coyote Theater Group’s rambunctious evenings of 10-minute plays. For the first Standards of Decency (2007) we were instructed to write something having to do with blasphemy, nudity, violence, or some combination thereof. For the second, HAPPY ENDINGS (2009), the subject was the sex trade and, for 300 VAGINAS BEFORE BREAKFAST (2011), the world of internet porn. You can read my respective contributions by clicking on the links: In EARNING A SHARP REBUKE FROM EMILY POST, God’s failure to show up at a dinner party sparks consternation, speculation, and gossip. In SWITCH, an Italian male prostitute has an existential crisis, and in PLATO’S RETREAT, the struggle of Plato’s followers to leave the cave of shadows is complicated by the fact that the shadows are totally hot.