My plays have been produced in venues as varied as Brooklyn, New York; Williston, North Dakota; and Bangor, Maine.

Taft play poster

Good Heavens, Mrs. Evans was produced in 2002 and 2005 as a fundraiser for the rehabilitation of a carriage house in a 16-acre Beverly seaside city park where President William Howard Taft maintained a summer White House in 1909-1910. This comedy tells the story how the widowed landlord tired of Taft and his extensive entourage and managed to “evict” the sitting president by cutting his rental cottage in half, loading it onto a barge, and sending it to another town across the harbor. In its place, Mrs. Robert Evans planted an Italianate garden which today is a popular spot for weddings, prom photos, and other special events.

 

northern writesKnock & Bicker, a tongue-twisting tale of Washington Irving and his Knickerbocker cohorts, had a live reading at the Penobscot Theater’s Northern Writes new play festival with the roles played by staffers at the Bangor, Maine public radio station.

 

 

 

Outside The Box, about a high school jock’s “reunion” with a funeral director classmate, enjoyed a multiple performance run in Gloucester and Newburyport, two Massachusetts coastal cities.

 

 

 

audition arsenalSmith & Kraus’ Audition Arsenal Series included my monologues for use by aspiring actors responding to casting calls. Among them were Lie Down With Dogs for women in their 30s; Tapster and Big Night for men in their 30s; and Bats and You’ve Got to be Sitting for men in their 20s.

 

 

 

      For the past five years I have been a contributor to YouthPlays (www.youthplays.com) a publisher of plays and musicals for teen actors at schools, camps, churches, and other institutions serving young audiences and/or actors worldwide. An anthology called Middle Schoolin’ It has 15 short plays for middle school actors including mine called Math-O-Freak, a reversal of gender stereotypes. Another one titled Follow That Funny features Orni-What?, a quick comedy course on how to take the last two years of high school in stride.

You Tube logoHigh on Emma Safford was chosen by New York City Playwrights as play of the month in November 2011.
Is Jim Dead? was featured in Brooklyn College’s Gi60 International One Minute Theatre Festival in 2013.
Sudden Death was featured in Brooklyn College’s Gi60 International One Minute Theatre Festival in 2015.

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