an evenings worth full-length pieces
Three ageless, timeless, deathless sisters
in a basement in Bushwick
One of them falls in love
Another falls in hate
The third tries to keep the other two from falling
some pictures of the floating world
Shiloh is happy!
Someday she and her friends in the Word of Joy
will be called to the Floating World.
Then, a stranger arrives.
Four women on fire
come together for an act of rebellion
against the world that forgot them
A sad young prince arrives at the Oracle
because that's where he's supposed to be
A priestess rummages through his past
and plunges headlong into his future
The prince's name is Oedipus
troy is burning (a goat-song)
The Trojan War enters its tenth year
Helen of Troy is no longer welcome in the Trojan Women's Sewing Circle
Achilles' son lives in his dead father's son
All things come to an end
friend of the people
On July 13, 1793, a twenty-four year old girl
stabs a man through the heart as he soaks in his bathtub
and watches him bleed to death
The man is Jean-Paul Marat, Hero of the French Revolution
Friend of the People
Verbatim, an orphan boy left on the steps of an abbey
climbs an anchor that fell from the sky
finds himself in a dream he’s been waiting for all his life
and meets the girl who’s been popping up in it
birdland (a tragedy)
Jacobean Tragedy (with Music)
In the smoke of a music hall,
the three best-beloved songbirds in all of Italy take their final bow.
Two of them fettered to fine-feathered husbands,
and the third flung back to their father's nest in a castle far away
Antonin Artaud, Theatrical Sensation,
finds himself locked in an insane asylum
His Double is there too
a thing i cannot name / funny voices
Lee and Leo are trying. They want This Thing To Work Out, they swear.
Watch them test every conceivable answer to the equation:
him + her + x = Love [solve for x] -- or die trying.
[available in two sizes: short and less short]
stolen out of holy writ adaptations
that sister play Chekhov
Once upon a time three sisters lived with their brother in a little house in a little town
Will they ever get to Moscow?
Will we still be talking about them a hundred years later?
Will they find love?
No, yes, and maybe.
antigone / we are the rebels asking for the storm Sophocles
A body rots in the sun.
A girl takes a stand against the new regime.
What is she fighting for?
How far can she go?
children of the sun Gorky
In Moscow, the people are rioting. Soldiers fire into the crowd.
In the village, protestors march against the injustice of the Tsar
and there's something in the water making everyone sick
But Yelena and Pavel Protasov are going to stop all that, with science, art, and hope
hedda (gabler) Ibsen
Hedda Tesman (née Gabler) has everything, but wants none of it
But when an old flame flickers back under her palm
a misanthrope Moliere
less a translation than a distillation
of Moliere's classic tale of the stagnation
of a society weighed down by flattery
and the one man who best know what's the matter, he
whose quips equip him more than all the rest
to diss dishonor: venom-tongued Alceste.
Agnes, Daughter of God, decides to give being human a go.
What could go wrong?
a sea gull Chekhov
If an actress
her lover (a writer)
the lover's mother (an actress)
and the lover's mother's lover (a writer)
fall in a forest
do they make a sound?
hors d'oeuvres short plays & fragments
rotenberg - two women devour each other, literally and metaphorically
if you want my heart (come and take it) - Grusha loves Masha. Masha loves sadness. They are both vampires.
the naming of things - Adam and Eve have an awkward moment
the last blockbuster in the whole entire world in bend, oregon - it's the last day and everyone gets one free DVD but Beth doesn't want one
the vvoke - socially conscious John Proctologer decides to ask the local ladies what's afoot
the shade - a white girl takes her black girlfriend to a civil war battlefield, and they meet a ghost
birth of tragedy - the greek gods are annoyed at humans, why are they so sad
the genuine article non-fiction publications
Boy Writes Girl for HowlRound: multi-part article series on female characters in the male theatrical canon (Introduction | He That Plays The King | What's Hecuba To Him)
How To Cure a Plague for HowlRound (article)
Sam Shepard Series for Gathering of Tribes: an obituary/retrospective for the late, great American myth (article) and a review of his final work, Spy of the First Person (article)
Interview with Lisa d'Amour for The Dramatist (article)
The (W)right Stuff for Audition Rep Matchmaker (article)