Why Are You Nowhere? - When an ambivalent mother visits her parents' cabin in the Maine woods, bringing along her mute daughter and her new teenage ward, an already tense reunion is disrupted by the arrival of two eerie strangers. As a storm rages outside, the group's anxieties flare, tensions erupt, and chaos encroaches, until the most vulnerable among them must choose between the painfully familiar and the tempting unknown. Why Are You Nowhere? won the Playwright’s Award for Staged Reading at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in July 2016 and premiered at Southeastern Louisiana University in February 2017. The script is available for purchase in paperback and digital at Amazon.
Fast Young Beautiful - New to Hollywood, a naive young actor named Dennis is cast in the new James Dean film, and though he's at first unimpressed with his idiosyncratic costar, he's soon seduced by Dean's mysterious talent. Dean agrees to mentor Dennis, but as they co-star in two films across the spring and summer of 1955, both find themselves struggling to understand what it means to be a great actor, and a good man, before they lose their chance to be either. Fast Young Beautiful premiered at Northern Kentucky University in April 2019. The script is available for purchase in paperback and digital at Amazon.
Hot Dog Christmas - Joey and Grace are cousins and longtime Fenway Park employees who believe their daily superstitious rituals influence the fate of the Boston Red Sox. When Heather, a wealthy college student haunted by a recent trauma, gets a job as a fan photographer, Joey and Grace recognize her as a powerful influencer in their connection to the team, and decide for the first time to expand their closely-guarded circle. Featuring passages drawn from interviews with real members of Red Sox Nation, Hot Dog Christmas is an examination of responsibility, privilege, and a tumultuous era in America, all through the lens of what it means to root for your hometown team. Hot Dog Christmas was commissioned by SpeakEasy Stage in 2018 as part of the Boston Project new works initiative.
Short Plays (Selected)
In Gilded Palaces - Returning home from his latest stay on a psych ward, Pete is invited for a visit by the widow of his estranged identical twin, but what starts as a cathartic night takes a turn for the eerie and painful. In Gilded Palaces was published at Furious Gazelle in September, 2017.
Ode on a Donut Shop - A late night encounter with a mysterious stranger changes two friends' lives forever. Ode on a Donut Shop was published in the Stage-It! 10-minute play anthology in February, 2016.