Plays

EXIT WOUNDS
Dark Comedy. 3M, 1W

A conspiracy theorist battles his father, the preeminent JFK assassination expert, to be King of the Truth Seekers. A full-length dark comedy with sex, violence, hacked voting machines, ghosts, and some fancy high school wrestling moves.

Production History:
[2013] Magic Theatre (San Francisco) reading
[2008] Just Theater’s New PlayLab (San Francisco) reading

Awards:
[2009] The Lark’s Playwrights Week finalist
[2008] PlayLabs Festival semifinalist


 
ZOMBIE TOWN: A DOCUMENTARY PLAY
Mockumentary. 4M, 1W, 1Zombie

When a horde of zombies overruns the small West Texas town of Harwood, the townsfolk assume the worst has already happened. But then a San Francisco theater collective arrives, determined to tell the town’s story. The resulting play, assembled from interviews and told in the townsfolk’s exact words, is the true recounting of that terrible invasion.

Production History:
[2012] Orlando Shakespeare Theater @ UCF (Orlando) production
[2012] Players Theatre (Sarasota) production
[2011] Stage Werx Theatre (San Francisco) production
[2010] Southern Rep Theatre (New Orleans) production
[2009] Sleepwalkers Theatre (San Francisco) production

Awards:
[2011] Best Original Play, Storer Boone Award winner
[2011] Best Comedy, Big Easy Theater Award nominee


 
THE SECRET RULERS OF THE WORLD GO TO CAMP
Dark Comedy. 4M, 2W

An investigative podcaster obsessed with Bohemian Grove finds a way into the annual encampment of the most powerful men in the world. Will he discover the vast global conspiracy he’s always imagined, or is The Grove just a place for rich men to drink, swim and put on drag-filled adaptations of lesser Shaw plays?

Production History:
[2010] Best of PlayGround Festival (San Francisco) reading

Awards:
[2009] PlayGround Fellowship commission


 
GYROBALL
Science Play. 6M

A minor league baseball pitcher is thrust into the spotlight after his physicist brother invents a new pitch that is theoretically unhittable — assuming it can actually be thrown.

Production History:
[2008] Magic Theatre / Alfred P. Sloan Foundation commission

Awards:
[2010] STAGE International Script Competition finalist


 
BEYOND WORDS
Dark Comedy. 2M, 2W

A marketing consultant known for his way with words meets the only woman in the world he can’t communicate with. A full-length dark comedy featuring one of the hottest pop stars in Slovenia. Or Slovakia. Or somewhere around there.

Production History:
[2006] Bay Area Playwrights Festival (San Francisco) reading
[2006] Great Plains Theatre Conference (Omaha) reading

Awards:
[2007] Aurora Theater’s Global Age Project Finalist


 

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THREE LITTLE WORDS
Comedy. One Act. 3M, 1W

Romeo and Juliet. The entire play. All the speeches. All the characters. With four actors. In three-word sentences. Which can’t be done.

Production History:
[2010] Bay One Acts Festival (San Francisco) production


 
THE MAGIC WORD
Comedy. One Act. 1M, 1W

A high-tech office worker runs through the entire gamut of emotions when she meets a man who tries to communicate using the only word he knows: “Machesco.”

Production History:
[2008] Sleepwalkers Theatre (San Francisco) production
[2005] Colonial Playhouse (Pennsylvania) production


 
HOT SPOT
Comedy. One Act. 1M, 1W

A couple discovers a strange spotlight in their home that, when they step into it, compels them to perform revealing monologues.

Production History:
[2011] Bay One Acts Festival (San Francisco) production

Awards:
[2007] National 10-Minute Play Contest finalist
[2007] Heideman Award finalist


 
I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Comedy. One Act. 2M, 1W

A business traveler trapped in an airport. Worst. Trip. Ever.

Production History:
[2007] Best of PlayGround Festival (San Francisco) production


 
NOWHERE MAN
Comedy. One Act. 3M, 2W

Employees in a diner deal with a regular who always orders one of every single dessert on the menu.

Production History:
[2006] Best of PlayGround Festival (San Francisco) production


 
LETTERS TO AN OLD POET
Comedy. Short Play. 1M, 1Kid

An Eastern European political dissident and poet corresponds with a sixth-grader.

Production History:
[2005] Orlando Shakespeare Festival (Florida) production


 
DAVID MAMET’S GREEN EGGS AND HAM
Comedy. Short Play. 2M

Teach and Don from American Buffalo discover a rude newcomer to their world: Sam-I-Am.

Production History:
[2003] A.C.T.’s Geary Theatre (San Francisco) reading

Awards:
[2003] A.C.T.’s David Mamet Writing Contest winner