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This page has descriptions, performance, videos (typically of staged readings), and scripts of my plays.  All of the scripts are under copyright.  If you would like to stage one of these scripts, contact me for permission.

2045

Drama, Run time 25 minutes. Cast: 3 female (2 40s-50s, 1 20s), 1 male (40s-50s)  


In the year 2045, two married scientists deal with the consequences of their adult-age daughter being among the first humans to transport their consciousness to a fully-integrated cybernetic body. In viewing her experience, and contemplating their own upcoming transformation, they consider the impact of this new technology on family structure, perspective of time, psychology of immortality, spirituality, sexuality, and ultimately, humanity as a whole. 


Performances and Awards:


  • Finalist, Shakespeare in the ‘Burg’s 2018 one-act playwriting competition 
  • 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa, CA, March 2018 (as part of "It's All Relative)
  • Staged Reading, William Inge Festival, Independence, KS, April 2017

Starbucks on Broadway

Comedy, Run time 10 minutes. Cast: 2 female (20s-30s), 1 male (20s-30s)


A man and woman with surprisingly much in common meet at a Starbucks on Broadway in New York. Their conversation is often interrupted by a barista (is her name Samiya?) who is continually auditioning, hoping a director or producer is among her customers.  

  
Performances and Awards:

  • Mendocino College Short Play Festival, Ukiah CA, May 2016
  • Stage Door, Fredericksburg, VA, April 2016
  • Parish Players, Thetford, VT, February 2016
  • North Park Play Festival, San Diego, October 2015
  • Tapas Play Festival at Pegasus Theater, Monte Rio, CA, September 2014
  • Redwood Writers Festival at 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa, June 2013 (selected as audience favorite)
  • Staged Readings, Santa Rosa CA, September 2013 and February 2016

Staged reading of Starbucks on Broadway, February 2016, directed by Scott Lummer, featuring Paige Picard, Michael Hunter, and Taylor Diffenderfer 

Staged reading of Starbucks on Broadway, September, 2013, directed by Scott Lummer, featuring April Krautner, Laura Tennyson, and Nestor Campos, Jr.

Cherry

Drama, Run time 15 minutes. Cast: 2 female (1 30s, 1 20s), 2 male (1 40s, 1 20s)


What makes a person evil? Jimmy, who claims he’s a serial killer, kidnaps Brittany and tries to justify his past actions to her. She explains why she’s different than his past victims. Will she be successful, or can he rationalize any of his deeds?


Performances and Awards:

  • Blue Sky Theatre Company, London, October 2017 (Winner - British Theatre Challenge)
  • PL.A.Y Noir, Los Angeles, September 2016
  • Tapas Play Festival at Pegasus Theater, Sonoma County, CA, June 2015
  • Staged Reading, Santa Rosa CA, July 2014  

Staged reading of Cherry, July 2014, directed by Nick Christenson, and featuring Clint Campbell, Alexis Long, Jeff Savage, and Saskia Baur

Psych Nick

Comedy, Run time 10 minutes. Cast: 1 female (50s-60s), 1 male (30s) 


Set during Christmas time, a psychologist meets with an unusual patient suffering holiday depression 


Performances and Awards:

  • StageFest, Akron OH, June 2018
  • Mendocino College Festival of New Plays, May 2018
  • The Junction, Dubai, U.A.E., February 2018 (Short + Sweet Festival)
  • Tom Mann Theatre, Sydney, Australia, February 2018 (Short + Sweet Festival) 
  • Camino Real Playhouse, San Juan Capistrano, January 2018
  • Staged Reading, Midwest Dramatists Conference, Olathe, KS, September 2017
  • Weathervane Playhouse, Akron, OH, July 2017 (2nd Place for Audience Favorite)
  • Staged Reading, Santa Rosa, CA, February 2016

Staged Reading of Psych Nick, February 2016, directed by Scott Lummer, featuring mollie boyce, Betsy Glincher, and Mark Bradbury

Love Her Madly

Comedy, Run time 10 minutes. Cast: 2 female (40s), 1 male (30s)


A woman relies on her roommate for support for a first date, whom she met on an unusual on-line site. His quirks lead to surprising reactions from both of them.


Performances and Awards:

  • Staged Reading, Santa Rosa CA, February 2016
  • San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, CA, June 2015
  • Redwood Writers Festival at 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa, May 2015 (selected as audience favorite)
  • 24/7 Festival at Raven Theater, Windsor, CA, July 2014

Performance of Love Her Madly, May 2015, directed by Beulah Vega, and featuring Beth Henry, Angelina Martin and Rusty Thompson.

Staged Reading of Love Her Madly, February 2016, directed by Scott Lummer and featuring Angie Martin, Elizabeth Henry, and Rusty Thompson

The Saint

Drama , Run time 10 minutes. Cast: 2 male (1 50s-60s, 1 20s-30s)


A son confronts his father about a scandal involving one of his long-time employees.


Note that the script has been significantly altered and shortened since the video was filmed.


  Performances: 

  • Mendocino College Short Play Festival, Ukiah CA, May 2014
  • Staged Reading, Santa Rosa CA, September 2013  

Staged reading of The Saint, September 2013, directed by Craig Miller, and featuring Chris Schloemp and Eyan Dean.

A Service Tail

  Comedy, Run time 10 minutes. Cast: 1 female (teens or 20s), 1 male (teens or 20s) 


Two service dog trainees have different views on whether they should dedicate their lives to serving human-kind.


Performances:

  • Bergin University Graduation Ceremony, Rohnert Park, CA, 2017
  • Redwood Writers Festival at 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa, May 2016
  • Bergin University, Rohnert Park, CA, November 2015
  • Staged Reading, Santa Rosa CA, July 2014
  • Staged Reading as part of Playwrights Showcase, Santa Rosa, CA, May 2014

Staged reading of A Service Tail, July 2014, directed by Craig Miller, and featuring Marc Assad and Natalie Herman

Staged reading of A Service Tail, May 2014, directed by Melissa Claire, and featuring Marc Assad and Natalie Herman.

Crisis in Character

Comedy, Run time 10 minutes. Cast: 1 female (50s-60s), 1 male (30s) 


Set during Christmas time, a psychologist meets with an unusual patient suffering holiday depression 


Performances and Awards:

  • Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO, October 2017
  • Staged Reading, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO, May 2017
  • Staged Reading, Santa Rosa, CA, February 2016

Staged reading of Crisis of Character, February 2016, directed by Scott Lummer, featuring Jeff Cote', Rebekah Pearson, Laura Tennyson, and Jared Sakren

Auction Day

Comedy, Run time 15 minutes. Cast: 2 female (1 40s, 1 20s), 2 male (40s)


On the day of the annual fundraising auction, the head of a private school is confronted by parents with special requests.


Performances:


  • Mendocino College Short Play Festival, Ukiah CA, May 2015
  • Sonoma Country Day School Founders' Circle, Santa Rosa, CA, March 2014
  • Staged Reading, Santa Rosa CA, September 2013  

Performance of Auction Day, March 2014, at Sonoma Country Day School, directed by Monica McKey, featuring Barry Martin, Nora Summers, Chris Schloemp, and Saskia Baur.  If you want to skip the introduction, go to 2:35.

Staged reading of Auction Day, September 2013, directed by John Browning, and featuring Adam Burkholter, Laura Tennyson, Chris Schloemp, and Jessica Cote.

Wanderlust

Drama/Comedy, Run time 100 minutes.  Cast:  2 female (1 60s, 1 40s), 5 male (3 30s-40s, 2 20s).


The challenges of a young man as he pushes up against social, ethical and sexual mores. He encounters a cynical professor and mentor, a socially challenged employer, a “master of the universe” boss, and several women who help shape his life. He uncovers a potential scandal involving fraudulent securities that forces him to choose whether to blow the whistle and protect his clients and face financial ruin.  


Performances:

  • Staged Reading at Tides Theater, San Francisco, November 2014
  • Staged Reading at 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa, CA, February 2014

Golden Girl

Drama/Comedy, Run time 30 minutes. Cast: 3 female (60s)


Three former twirlers from a college marching band in the 1960s return for a reunion raise up unresolved old conflicts and create some new ones.    


Performances:

  • Staged Reading, Santa Rosa CA, July 2014     

Staged reading of Golden Girl, July 2014, directed by Craig Miller, and featuring mollie boice, Lennie Dean, and Monica McKey