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Pluck (3W, 2M)
Fourteen year-old Cleo and Bea are twins. Cleo can't stop running away from womanhood. Bea can't stop running away, period. A play about gender dysphoria, twins, and (as always) monsters.
O'Neill Semifinalist 2023
Davie and her girlfriend Jules are trying to enjoy their vacation — but Davie can't stop bleeding. A storm is brewing, and when some unexpected visitors show up, things get more than a little freaky... and messy.
O'Neill Finalist 2020
Workshops: Seattle Rep, IAMA Theatre
Theatre 503 International Playwright Award Shortlist
Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist
HOW TO DESTROY AN AMERICAN GIRL DOLL (3W, 1M)
Gen teaches Vee how to do it when they're 12. And through drunken sleepovers, graduation parties, and lonely college dorm rooms, they're both still doing it. A dark comedy about addiction, asexuality, and monsters.
O'Neill Conference Semi-Finalist
Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow Semi-Finalist
In The End (3W)
Camp is where you go to feel more like yourself and have fun. Preteens Molly and Clyde are NOT having fun. They're tired, lonely, hungry, and scared. And they're starting to realize that there are more dangers in the woods than they anticipated before coming on this Solo. What started out as 48 hours alone in the woods to reflect, think, and challenge themselves has turned into a nightmare. But it'll all be okay in the end. Because if it's not okay, it's not the end.
Inspired by culty horse girls, Slenderman, homophobic summer camp practices, and the horrors of realizing the adults are just as scared as you are.
N0 D@Y BU+ +0D@Y (3M, 6W)
The year is 2007. The war in Iraq is booming. Steve Jobs is about to release the first ever iPhone. More importantly, RENT is one year away from closing its doors forever on Broadway. And life for a group of RENTheads is about to change forever.
This play is a love letter, an apology, a memory, a diary entry.
Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival Finalist 2023
In The Dream I Was A Werewolf (2W, 1M, 1GNC)
As Mickey and Gory break up (for the 19th time), Mickey can no longer hide the secrets she's been keeping about what she really is and the person who raised her.
It was Mickey's job to feed the monster. But how much longer can she keep it up?
A play about inherited trauma, addiction, harm reduction, and where we go when we go away.
JANIE WANTS A DOG (6W)
In the wake of an act of terrorism, a lesbian couple throws a slumber party for their young daughter with PTSD...the night goes less than planned. A play about girls being forced to grow up.
Development: The Cherry Lane, The Lark
NEVER HAVE I EVER (2 M, 4 W, 1 T)
A college student faces a forced medical leave when rumors that she has relapsed in her Eating Disorder spread. Callie is fighting hard to for her recovery...so who's the one that's really struggling?
A LITTLE PIECE OF YOU (3M, 2 W)
A monstrous play about the people we choose, the people we protect, and the people we consume.
O'Neill Conference semi-finalist
WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU (2M, 4W)
Mae and Caden are your average Generation Z teens: heavily medicated since day one, terrified of school shootings, and addicted to social media. Adults have failed them and left them to inherit a world of chaos and chronic disconnection. So they decide to stir things up with a little online game-it's just harmless fun. That is, until people start getting hurt in real life.
O'Neill Conference Semi-Finalist
Stella Adler Playwright in Residence
THE DISCARDED (1M, 2F)
A ventriloquist dummy, a cabbage patch kid, and a furby have been dumped inside a clothing donations bin. They are bruised and broken, but they are not trash.