Malcolm, a teenager, meets Bianca in the nursing home where he is a reluctant volunteer. After a rocky start, a relationship develops between the pair as Bianca shares stories from her past, and Malcolm divulges the details of a family dispute. Meanwhile, Malcolm's mother Audra struggles to hold on to the ideals of the Black Panther Party to which she once belonged, while her marriage to a fellow member falls apart.
Staged Reading - Agnes Nixon Playwriting Contest Staged Reading - Fancy Pants Theater #erasism Festival Staged Reading - The Virginia Playwrights and Screenwriters Initiative, Hamner Theatre Finalist - 2015 Downtown Urban Theatre Festival Finalist - 2009 Great Plains Theatre Conference Finalist - The Movement Theatre Company's Elevator Reading Series 2009 Semi-finalist - MultiStages 2017 New Works contest Semi-finalist - 2014 Princess Grace Awards Playwriting Fellowship Semi-finalist - 2009 Square Top Repertory Theatre New Works Festival
The Heart is Hollow 1 man/1 woman 75 minutes
Roxanne tries online dating after moving to Hawai`i in 2004. She begins communicating with Logan, an infantry soldier serving in Afghanistan. The pair develop an intense online relationship despite the fact that they are in different geographical locations.
Production - 2007 Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, D.C. Finalist - 2014 FirstWorks, Theatre @ First Finalist - The Polygraph Tests 2011, True False Theatre Finalist - 2009 Great Plains Theatre Conference Semi-Finalist - 2014 nuVoices, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte Reading - Ten Grand Productions Cold Cuts Reading Series for New Work
Catch The Spider 2 men/2 women 75 minutes
Callie, a writer purportedly researching a novel about the women of the Irish Republican Army, has been in love with Julian since they were kids. Since she can't have him, Callie settles into a relationship with lovelorn Aiden. When her friend takes up with Julian, Callie is forced to address the ambivalence she feels towards Aiden. Past, present, and Celtic myth intertwine as Callie examines the ways in which memory informs behavior. Production - True False Theatre & Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Finalist - The Second Annual Polygraph Tests Residency, True False Theatre Staged Reading - 22nd Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference Play Lab
Hook, Line, & Sinker 3 men/3 women 90 minutes
It's 1951 and Hadacol is all the rage. The wildly popular elixir is promoted as a remedy for everything from asthma to impotence to gout. Part-carnival, part-burlesque show, The Hadacol Caravan Medicine Show has come to the small Louisiana town that Charlotte and her son Henry call home. Behind the scenes, dancers Sadie and Oliver try to blend in and forget the botched plan that led them to join the Caravan. In the present day, Felicia comes to terms with her new diagnosis while Sebastian, her ex-husband, encourages her to pursue alternative treatment.